The unfollow button was the best thing they ever put on Facebook for all those annoying people who are filling up our newsfeed. There’s all types of them. Some might be family and others close friends. So deleting them would be harsh, but if you know if you scroll down to have to see another post from them biting your tongue will no longer work. Thats why Facebook invented that little unfollow button. With just one click you can unfollow those obnoxious friends and they wont even know! It’s a win win! Props for the unfollow option.
The next thing I am waiting for is a dislike button. Not having to make a comment but, being able to make a point could save many arguments.
We all have a few obnoxious friends who should win a Grammy for their social media performances, posts and role/character playing!
Facebook has brought lame, attention seeking people a place to be whoever they want to be or who they want people to believe they are. As some are just out to seek attention, others are constantly posting jealousy inducing posts, or there is those lonely ones who use Facebook to make themselves feel better by hurting others in the process. We can all name a few. And they all fall in the category of Social Media Star.
Are you guilty of being one? Looking back I can say I have done my fair share. But, its definitely not anything to be proud of. We are all guilty of being annoying on Facebook now and again but, some are just pure obnoxious and annoying with every post, to the point you have to unfollow them before you gauge your eyes out from seeing there bull shit. Would you fit in that category? Or do those that do fit in that category even acknowledge how transparent they really are??
If you don’t know if you drive others insane or if your posts are 90% of the screenshots passed around and laughed at by others than this is a great article for you!
If you have more than 1 of the following kinds of posts a week, chances are you are a Super Star to ALL your fellow facebook friends and most likely they share screen shots of your posts because they are too amusing not to get a good laugh out of. Some of you would call these your haters, and as good as that makes you feel to have a flock of haters, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they aren’t jealous or envious of you.
-First there is that friend who posts bible verses daily or simply just quoting someone else trying to inspire us all. But, the only thing you are inspiring many to do is hit the unfollow button. It is almost as though you are telling everyone that you are inspirational just because you are you and that you have life figured out and want everyone to admire what a spiritual journey you are on.
What actually inspires people? Those who are achieving something incredible and letting it be an example and inspiration to others. Words alone, to be inspirational and taken seriously, you must be a gifted speaker or writer with something original to say and we all know that’s not most of our Facebook friends who quote the bible by day and sleep with the devil by night. Unfollowed!
-Second is that one friend, that when a major event occurs they always feel the need to tell “their opinion” and try to make an educated post saying hey I have an opinion, look at me, I am smart and can say adult like things. When in all reality it is something we have all heard over and over again, but they ALWAYS feel the need to state their opinion. educated opinion make this major and sometimes tragic event about themselves posting things we have heard over and over by the media so your opinion isn’t the least bit original and over all a waste of the newsfeed. You are getting unfollowed!
-Third there is the one who must clearly be confused that it is a Facebook status they are writing and not a text or email to a loved one or or to few close friends. Heres an example, Publicly announcing to several maybe 100’s of people via Facebook status, “thank you for supporting me and always being there for me. Without every single one of you there is no way I could have made it to where I am today. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people.”
This post has a motive! I’m amazed that that many people have been there and helped you and you feel the need to pour that much love to all of them publicly. The post is you trying to act like you are sending love when in all reality you are seeking it. Your status gets several likes and comments sending love. Your motive worked. You got the love and attention you needed. Well played.
-Fourth the hard core attention seeker. Those are the ones who make a post, but only post enough to let you know something good or bad is happening in their life but don’t mention what or enough to let you know they are upset with something someone has done but, again leave out who or what has them upset. This leaves room for the questions. The part I like is watching how the poster will reply to each comment. There’s always that super star who keeps silent never revealing a thing, and just treating the commenters like their fans, then there is the one after being asked what they are talking about explains it all in the comments, showing they just wanted to be asked and because they needed that little bit of Facebook attention for the day. Then we have the oh my goodness it is so bad I can’t get into it or the one who gets mad and states that it is really no one’s business but, theirs. Got to love those people. Let’s make a public status and then proceed to tell commenters that it is actually none of their business. Well why the hell did you make it public? That was kind of an invitation to your so called business! Then last you have that super fun friend who likes to say how exciting the news is but, they can’t tell yet, but everyone will find out very soon. I bet we all won’t sleep tonight waiting for that exciting news! And weeks later when you them and ask what was so exciting that you had to wait to tell? They will answer with to be honest so much is exciting right now I don’t even remember what that was about.
-Fifth we have the bragger. There is the relationship bragger. The one who has the best friends and couldn’t be in a happier place or the ones with the perfect boyfriend/perfect relationship and feel the need to express publicly how good he is to her or how happy and perfect they are together. If you feel the need to plaster your personal life and relationships all over Facebook there is plenty of acceptable less annoying ways to do so. Then there is the I’m bragging but, I want it to appear like I’m ranting. Today at work, I was asked out twice, then when I was outside sweeping and I was whistled at so many times I can’t count and a few yelled out nice boobs. Gosh I hate men and how they always stare at me and say such perverted things! Why are men such pigs?” A little bragging tied up with a rant. Then last but not least the, my life is better than yours brag. The I’m living the life post, either found the dream job, love their new apartment, or the original I am so happy and love life right now! I knew things were changing but, I am just realizing just how much. I don’t know how I am containing all my excitement.” So, you are just really excited about your life that you can’t help but to tell everyone, or the flipside you’re specifically hoping to make people jealous of your life and feel bad about their own. Either way most people will find you annoying.
-Then we have the ones who grow a super pair of balls behind the keyboard. They mouth everyone and are never happy. Constantly throwing people under the bus without actually naming that person, but when people ask who or what they private message them. What would we have ever done before Facebook and the ability to publicly call people out as we hide and don’t actually say names and just make a status like, “Your kid just picked on my kid for the last time. What are you going to do when he beats your kid’s ass?” Such statuses tend to piss a mama off when they hear about your cowardly Facebook call out that was obviously an attempt to receive attention and the need for others to bash that kid and encourage your ignorance. And to think it is the parents of our youth teaching our youth that we should not air our dirty landry on Facebook unless u want even more troubles while hiding behind a post. 89% of the time its the adults that bully and bash as they hide behind the computer. It’s the adults that are setting the amazing example to our youth that it is ok to Facebook bash if we don’t mention names and it’s ok to be a coward and not ever confront the problem face to face.
That is too simple when we can get all the fulfillment and attention needed from one hateful Facebook bash. They are just saying this is the way to resolve our problems we have today. Our youth has no chance with such intelligent parents.
-Next we have the ones who are always sick or someone in their family is sick. They seek prayers, attention and love. Got to love the I am dying but, I clearly just to need to go rehab or counseling! Don’t try to trick people into believing you are sick when in reality you clearly have an addiction problem. There are always a few who can see through your glass house and notice all the stones you throw!
-Last but, not least we have the one who complains about everyone bringing them down person. The one who constantly is posting memes that contradict everything you say. The one who is constantly having to rid the wrong people from their lives. The ones who have been through so much that no one else would ever understand. The one constantly throwing a pity party and always making everything about them. It’s always poor them. Well change your damn perspective and change your attitude and those things you continue to cry and whine about day in and day out might just change!
To not be one of these annoying Facebook friends your posts need to do something for the reader. Your post should entertain, enlighten or inform. If a post is in one of these categories you are sure to make your fellow Facebook friends feel good!