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How we really feel…

A new survey reports that female Facebook users are annoyed by  posts made by other women – more than 80% annoyed.  That’s a lot of annoyance.

What ticked the survey responders off?

  • TMI — sharing too.much.information and TOO often
  • Liking too many posts.  If you like EVERYTHING do you really like Anything?
  • Promoting causes or sharing political views
  • Sappy updates about their perfect lives
  • for more details from the survey, click here

I use Facebook to connect with family & friends and I enjoy reading what others write about their lives as well as viewing photos of vacations, holidays and grand-kids.  But, I do agree somewhat with the women surveyed and there were 2 additional update types that I find irritating:

1. Open ended attention-getting posts i.e.

  • “I don’t know how I’m going to do it; so much on my mind.”
  • “Too much to process; I am so confused.”
  • “My life just really really sucks right now.”

As desired, these types of comments always result in multiple responses including  “What’s wrong?”, “Are you OK?”, “We need a girls night out!!” etc. There’s never an update explaining the cryptic situation that prompted the first post.  Really? Ugh!

2. STATUS UPDATES TYPED IN ALL CAPS I.E.

  • BOY IT SURE IS NICE OUTSIDE TODAY I HOPE I CAN GET IT TOGETHER IN TIME TO GET OUT INTO THE SUNSHINE AND ENJOY THE DAY. BUT FIRST I HAVE TO GET OVER THE EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA THAT I’VE HAD SINCE THURSDAY’S SHRIMP TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for yelling at us AND for sharing too much information. Not!

Re Facebook and this blog:  I try to remember the #1 lesson I learned in Media Training 25+ years ago:  Never post anything you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to read.

That’s it.

Simple. Effective. To-the-point.

Do you use Facebook?  If so, do you agree with the survey?

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14 thoughts on “How we really feel…

  1. Well, this one is just a personal annoyance, but a particular person abuses semicolon’s to the core. She will combine four non-sequential sentences, all with semicolons.
    Please stop with the semicolons; I beg you; a period will do; I’m sure of it!

  2. I do use facebook — I think it’s become a great tool for keeping up to date with what’s going on in friends’ and family’s lives.

    Sure there are over-sharers, but really, does it take that much to scroll past something and not get annoyed? If someone’s a chronic over-sharer you can just hide them.

    • It doesn’t take much to scroll past…. unfortunately in my list of friends there are a few who share too much, too often, and in the “notice me, look at me” way. I’ve since hidden their posts 🙂 MJ

  3. Fun post. I tend to ignore people who overshare or talk about how bored they are. There is always something to do.

  4. Ah Facebook. While I miss seeing pictures of my nieces and nephews, cousins and siblings, I do not miss the drama.

    • Understand completely; there are times I think of deactivating it .. but so far, I haven’t. Thanks for your comment Lenore, MJ

  5. It’s true! I often find myself annoyed by other women’s posts. Most notably, I have an “all caps” friend, and then there’s my sister. Love her dearly, but I could do without wisdom such as, “It’s Friday! Two hours until the weekend!” … No! Really?

    • “2 hours till the weekend” – ha! I love it. Terri, I think you and I would get along really well if we ever met :). Thanks for weighing in .. MJ

  6. Ok, I’ll admit it: I’m a FB voyeur…meaning, I don’t post my own status, other than my blog, which I figure people can choose to click to read or not. I do sometimes send a message to someone, and I comment on friends/family posts and hit the like button frequently. But mostly I think that my day to day activity doesn’t need to be announced, and I agree that some share too much, or too dramatically.

    I have enjoyed getting reconnected with some people, getting to know a little more about family and friends, and just feeling a bit more connected in general. But like all forms of communication, it has it’s place… I don’t need to be on constantly.

    Thanks!

    Sheila

    • Sheila you and I operate similarly .. I will post a status update here & there but probably have done more of that since I’ve been home full time. I like the connection but one thing that’s weird are the friend requests from people who then never talk to me? What’s that all about? Collecting #s I think? When that happens I just delete them later. I also get asked to be a friend to someone who went to school with the hubbs – whom he hasn’t seen for 30 years and I’ve never met. Those ones get ignored. Thanks for the comments!! MJ

  7. Oh, I have hidden so many people! I can’t stand people who post religious or political stuff all the time. Those two reasons are why I hide most people. Oh, also, people who are constantly trying to sell stuff (pimp their home-based business). HIDE!

    I don’t post too often these days…just publicize my blog posts. And of course, I totally overshare on my blog. That’s what it’s for 🙂

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