I have actually learned some handy tips about how to better manage my account and "friends", thanks!
I can relate to so many previous posters. My pet peeve is MIL, she actually accesses FB from both hers AND FIL's account, so you never know who is commenting. Actually that's not true, she's an absolute nitwit so it's pretty obvious most of the time. She's a classic "thread-killer": I'm a sporadic status-updater at the best of times, and I go for quality over quantity. I like to think my posts are fairly well thought out and humorous or a bit interesting, hence they tend to get a lot of comments/likes, but often MIL will bumble into the discussion and make an extremely random/misspelt/inappropriate remark and BAM! - discussion over!
Here's a recent example, commenting on a thread where I had posted about a travel experience (loads of other friends had already shared their travel stories beneath my original post, ranging from funny airline anecdotes to someone who had been thrown in jail for a night): "couldn't get me ther for all the tea in chinga no way once when so-and-so (random friend of hers who is not on facebook) and I were in Hobart we saw a sick dog in someone's yard it was so sad"
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23-11-2013 05:42 #61
23-11-2013 06:34 #62
I'm not doing it for attention :-( I would be very upset if people thought I was attention seeking :-(
23-11-2013 06:40 #63
My MIL for sure. Comments and likes on just about anything and everything I write/add/share/like. I once received a thank you from a patient via a FB page associated with work, so I liked the post to acknowledge that I had read/seen her post. Next thing I know MIL is commenting underneath it with more personal information/comments than was appropriate. It had absolutely nothing to do with her and annoyed me. I don't think she realises that there are boundaries between health professionals and clients. As it is my profile is as private as I can make it. If you search for me, I don't come up in the list, you can only find me if we have mutual friends/likes etc (although every time FB updates it seems I have to reset all the security/privacy levels).
MIL is also a chronic oversharer. Her recent cancer diagnosis was all over FB from the moment she had the first appt for routine mammogram and was updated every step of the way. When she phoned us to tell us it was cancer etc it was even said "I wanted to tell you in person before you see it on FB", and it was on FB within half a hour. This from someone who quit FB before because it was becoming too personal. Go figure.
23-11-2013 06:41 #64
I don't think that's what Cate meant. Here's an example that happened irl-
It was several years ago now, pre everyone having a smartphone. An fb friend updted from her PC that her son was struggling to breath and that they were going to the ED- she literally STOPPED, sat, updated fb then left!
23-11-2013 06:44 #65
23-11-2013 06:49 #66
I also have a friend from school who drives me nuts. She started dating a guy, they lasted a few weeks then broke up. They continued to have booty call meet ups and she got pregnant. He wasn't interested in becoming a dad so he cut contact. Cue "x is a terrible person, I hate him", "I'm going to be a single mother", "oh this pregnancy is horrible" etc posts. Fast forward to when she was about 32weeks preg, X decides he wants to be involved, all happy families and they end up getting married and trying for no 2. Never mind all the hate posts are still on FB and he was always a FB friend of hers... He would sometimes comment on her hate posts and call her out on them. I just don't get how a relationship like that works? Now it's all "X is my life and baby Z is the best thing ever".
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23-11-2013 06:54 #67
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23-11-2013 07:23 #69
He is also one of those serial taggers that tags everyone in videos and pictures that half the time are just plain stupid. And he wonders why the boys give him sh*t all the time. He brings it upon himself. Most of your notifications are from him. However I don't have to worry about it anymore since he deleted me. I think he realised I was getting sick of it. But in saying that, his posts were entertaining so I just go on dp's to have a read! Yep, I'm hopeless!
23-11-2013 07:58 #70
I hate it when people post an update saying something like "nobody cares about your boring life, stop whinging about things and get over yourself" yet the person who posts it has whinges multiple times a day about her kids, being a single mother, life in general... yet she complains about others whinging.
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