Think twice before you speak, that’s what they say. But now, it should be more like ‘think twice before you post.’ From random statuses to stupid duck face selfies, Facebook has gone from bad to worse! Just like our body needs a detox every once in a while, you should make sure you do the same for your virtual self too! So, I was in the mood for some social service and I came up with this idea of listing the 8 most annoying habits you must STOP immediately on Facebook!
1) Snapchat Selfies
Let’s face it, although around 50 people may hit that ‘like’ button on your selfie; nobody actually gives a damn (unless, of course, you have a verified account on Twitter :P). You can save that morning selfie, bedtime selfie, puppy face selfie and all the others, for Snapchat and at the most, for your better half! This rage has become even more moronic with the Snapchat clicks being uploaded on Facebook. Seriously, give me a break!
2) Old is NOT always Gold
“There’s nothing more embarrassing than your old Facebook posts.” That’s the truth! I’m sure we’ve all realised this at some time. The lingo in your statuses of 2009 and those horrid pictures from six years ago (that once seemed extremely glamorous) are enough to make you want to drown yourself! To add to this, it gets immensely annoying when someone is cruel enough to like them and bring them back into your news feed! So, a HUMBLE request, please STOP the insanity!
3) And the nominees are…
The ALS ice bucket challenge was really something! But ever since, teens have found a new pastime: inventing meaningless challenges and nominating the unlucky ones in their friends list! Baby photo challenge, black and white challenge, and what not! These are even more irritating than chain messages, so do us all a favour and don’t turn into a wannabe PR pro!
4) Play it, don’t say it!
We’ve hit ignore, we’ve tried to block and we’ve also unfriended a few, but the game and app requests just don’t stop, do they? For the sake of mere points, we have to go through the misery of being flooded with app notifications. No, I won’t accept your Candy Crush invite and definitely no, I’m NOT interested in seeing ‘Who viewed my profile’. Let’s keep the faith and wish for a time when this stops for good! (Wishful thinking, right?)
5) The Breaking News
– Guess what… I baked a cake!
– Like I care.
How I wish I could anonymously reply in the same way to ALL those silly and trivial updates. I mean who really cares about Maggie, cookies, the lunch you had or the kilometres you jogged? Would it be life threatening if you don’t post it? Just give it a thought. What bugs me more is adding a “feeling lonely” or “feeling bored” along with an update. What do you REALLY expect people to do about that?
Poking people randomly on Facebook, is one painful pastime I have never understood. What thrill would you get in a virtual poke anyway? I never really understood the logic behind this poke feature on Facebook! Poke a stranger and wait for their ‘poke back.’ I mean, seriously? Don’t you have ANYTHING better to do in life? When I receive a poke I always wish I could poke back that individual in person with a very, very sharp object! (Ouch)
7) Weather Reports
So it rained… now do I dance? Why would people simply post these statuses at the drop of a hat? A drizzle is all that is required for it to become the talk of the town! Are we kids?! This is plain annoying. Enough said.
8) Hashtag Havoc
There are 3 kinds of people:
- Ones who use the stereotypical hashtags
- Ones who come up with creative hashtags
- And the ones who hashtag any random word
Sadly, we have way too many of the third kind. While the concept of a hashtag is a huge blessing, some geniuses just don’t get it. It’s my only prayer every morning to bless these underprivileged souls with some sense!
I’m sure some may think I’m making much ado about nothing, but when you’re at the receiving end, it really gets your goat.