Ohh the facebook. You allow us to creepy watch our friends or frenemies online and see what they are up to, without actually having to talk to them.
Also on facebook are the oversharers. If I have become one of these people due to my love of Justin Bieber or other silly things then I apologize, but I am talking about these other people who make it worse for everyone.
My friend sent me the status of someone she knows. Their comment was how they are trying for baby #2. What??? You just announced this to 350 of your "closest" friends? I was shocked. Now people will be asking all the time about it. what happens if there are issues or complications or God forbid you lose your baby. Do you want those 350 "friends" commenting on? What do I care. Based on my limited knowledge of this person I am sure they would post any medical issues that came up as their current status.
There was a girl I used to be friends with who posted all the time and I swear was pregnant for like 1039438 months. Her pregnancy seemed so long because I am sure she peed on the stick, told her husband, then immediately posted it as her status update. I am sure if people asked her how far along she was, that the answer was like 10 days. I ran into her at a party and evidently wasn't friendly enough to her because shortly there after I discovered she defriended me. I figured this out because my news feed was without her hourly status updates. Word on the street is that I missed the pretty much play by play of her birth and thoughts on breastfeeding. I have never been so happy to have been defriended.
Then there is the debbie downer. The one who always has the sad story or her day or life or whatever is bad. It might be raining all over Austin but I assure you the rain is the worst where she is. Just stop. Oh and people commenting on these comments, you stop as well. You are only giving them what they want and will help to continue this horrid cycle. Just ignore it and roll your eyes like the rest of us. Or email your friend who is also friends with this person and talk about it. That is what I have been doing. I just want to shake the girl and say "Get yo shit together and stop whining about everything on FB"
This will be a 2 part series. The next part will simply be a list of ways to make a successful status update. I know you will want to back in for that. really I would just include it here but I seem like I have been a bit word heavy on the posts lately so I am saving my words for another day.