Everyone has to deal with these types of annoyances if you have a Facebook account. We ether put up with them or we delete the people they belong to. If you have ever lost a friend on Facebook and couldn’t figure out the reason why, it could just be one of the ones I am listing.
When people post a status update they are wanting to know what is going on in your life. What you are doing, how your kids are, the latest articles that you read, and even pictures. What people do not want to see are you cussing out someone or the ever so popular, I AM GOING TO FIGHT THIS PERSON. For one, nobody really cares, and the comments you get on it are just trolls. Secondly if you are really that mad about it, why not confront them face to face? To often do people hide behind the internet saying what they will do, but not actually having to face the reaper.
This can pose as a threat to some people. Anyone can post a picture and tag everyone on their friends list with it. I started noticed that people with online shops were tagging every friend they had, in hopes of making extra sales. This is a social site, not a business site. Yes people promote content, but to promote business by abusing the powers within in just wrong. It wouldn’t be so bad, but it seems like every time I turn around someone has a picture of some Jordan Pumps up and it wasn’t even them who tagged the photo. To me this is spam it is unwanted and doesn’t even pertain to me and odds are if it was tagged to a male, then it doesn’t pertain to him ether.
XX XXX is “Single”, a week or month later; XX XXX is “In a relationship”. I see this far too often then I should. Young people these days will go out with just about anyone for a short time and remember it is not official if it’s not on FB. I even have friends say that they are going to concentrate on themselves, yet a month later that relationship status changes yet again, then another month later it changes back to “single”. Some proclaim that they can’t find a decent person, when in reality it must be them. This might offend some of my friends on FB but the fact of the matter remains, you can’t hold down a relationship. Considering you are one, who dates the masses. It isn’t the masses fault you cant keep a steady relationship going. Yes that means it is you.
As big as the internet is today, it has shorthanded us. Shorthand writing has been around for years but with the internet and chat rooms came: wrds like dis 4 u 2 read. This isn’t the shorthand we know but the emerging Ebonics we use on social outlets. Sometimes it makes it hard to read, you can’t tell if it was a type-o or if they meant for it to look that way. Taking note into these facts demographics has a lot to do with grammar usage on FB.
The friends I have that come from lower class backgrounds use the Ebonics more often then that of middle to upper classes. Taking that into consideration, these same lower classed people often do the status updates mentioned above. They tend to be single and can’t hold a solid relationship. Give or take that is just how some of them type because they are lazy or don’t bother to care to type out the whole words but do they care or even know that it reflects badly upon them?
X has tagged you in a photo, X has invited you to play Mafia Wars, X and XX has replied to “statement”. We all get tons of them a day. It seems like the more active we are on FB the more of these we get. Sometimes I want to comment on a status update but don’t for fear of the aftermath. Aftermath you might ask? You know all of those notifications you will receive afterwards. From other people replying to the update, to the people who “like” what you said. I stopped commenting on my local news channel’s FB status updates because around 100 people will respond to it as well. My notification alert would get plowed with people that have responded and it really became annoying.
So there you have it. Some people probably don’t even know they are doing this, some might and don’t care. They bother me and I know I have heard and seen people complaining about it before.