I don't know about your friends, but lately statuses I have seen on my facebook are really personal. I don't wanna hear about your relationships issues or trivial drama. Do people just want attention or do they just do it without thinking desensitized from technology ?
Here is an one example of a friend I will call "Lover Boy"
All this within a 24 hour period. Breakups are hard I understand but is this necessary?
"Lover Boy" is no longer listed as "in a relationship
"Lover Boy" TAKE ME AS I AM!!!!!! 4.05pm
"Lover Boy" wishes life was fair.......why is it nice guys always finish dead last? Why? 6.27pm
"Lover Boy" does not want this to be over. At all. 10.27pm
"Lover Boy" wants everything to be ok again. 12pm
"Lover Boy" will fix whatever needs to be fixed, just give me a chance! 11 am
I see stuff like this frequently and I find it amazing people would share there every personal thought like this. What are your takes?
If people could understand what I've said 100000000 times about the web not being real life !... Sort your problems in real life. This kid is so mixed up! ...Anyway , if they like it this way... Who cares! Not me
This guy is is not a teenager just to note but is a young man
I am amazed every time I see someone humiliate themselves like this
Keep it to yourself or your close friends if you need a shoulder to lean on
It sounded so silly I thought it was a kid! OMG
Yeah I know! I have lost a lot of respect for people because of facebook. I am not one to browse through profiles. I log in see if I have any messages and log off. But when the stuff is right there in your news feed when you log in it is kinda hard to miss.
I just do not read status messages I find annoying. Everyone has their own guilty pleasure, and hanging out of Facebook is an addiction for some.
Never been a facebook member...never will be. There seems to be a recurring trend going on with so many people wanting to "put themselves over"...it is so narcissistic.
I don't understand this cliche of imagining that EVERYONE gives a f**k what their "status" is and what they are currently doing....the people that might care probably have a phone number...call them and keep your personal affairs...personal.
Yeah. That's the exactly same way I feel about it. I don't want to be that "out there." I see the point for creating a PR presence in social media for where I work and am doing so, but I'm NOT interested in senseless narcissistic display...I want to be known for the things that I create & the work that I do.
Even if one were to write a biography or memoir, it would be something 'crafted,' not just a laundry list of every stupid thing that occurred
My status messages are not too private. I might complain about the weather, etc. I will not put personal things up there.
Some people go on to write autobiographies where they air all of their deep dark secrets, and make quite a bit of money off of it. People buy entertainment magazines with pictures and salacious stories of celebrity break ups. Basically this guy has the right to post whatever he wants under the sun, and whether you consider him foolish is beside the point. It would be foolish to write about every break up in a memoir, but many people laugh all the way to the bank doing it.
Hey...I can't argue with you at all there...everyone loves a scandal. Look at TV now...reality TV rules the airwaves and the bigger the trainwreck...the higher ratings. This guy/girl Perez Hilton has made a career from simply exposing any little celebrity secret that happens to rear it's ugly head.
Am I jealous or mad? No...they might not have thought of the idea first but they had the ingenuity to market their work properly to achieve the success...they have earned it.
too bad he is not one of these people
and yes there are people Max Tucker for example that are rich off of their life stories that most people would dread if others knew such information
My FB updates are pretty vague and I certainly don't write anything too personal. I actually went through and deleted a bunch of "friends" because they were people who just added me to up their numbers - reminds me of the whole "fans" thing here on HP!
I'm on Fb but the most I put on my status is if I am going to be writing and watching movies. But that is about it. And if my friends want to put personal stuff in their status I say go ahead, I'll read and comment if I see fit to comment. But whether it is personal or not it up to the person I say.
Ohhhhh God Drew. That's probably my son. Arse
As for me, I write little or nothing. I'd certainly never write stuff like 'oh my god kevin i love you sooooooooooo much. lol'
Or 'did you watch pop idol?? paulas' dress. oh my god i need to get one nowwwwwwww' etc.
I stretch to 'wtf is farm pals'. Occasionally.
haha frog droppings your a funny guy opps
I mean frog
Nope it was not him... Spawn Basher!!
He was telling everyone about the hard, hard, dark old pond days! I thought he promoted you well; considering you Exported His Bear
I'm on Facebook, but not very active at all. What I hate the most is when clients or professional acquaintances want to be my "friend" on my personal page. Geez.... I have to either accept them into my personal life or turn them away and risk them being ticked off. Hate it.
Some people think socializing is the go ahead for telling all...especially if they have an audience for it. I've noticed the same for Twitter....there's a lot of up to the minute status of life..the good, the bad and the whiners.
Frogdroppings, ... ..... sorry I still laugh every time I see your name. You are so smart for a frog! No disrespect and as much as I love green frogs, I have never met such a humorous, smart frog before, so I say Hooray for frogs, and their droppings, may you always leave them laying around where we can find em!
Some biographies are more on the tawdry side to be honest though . Not all, but a few are filled with salacious details. I still enjoy using Facebook from time to time, and I really do not use it to be narcissistic. It is fun, and that is all for me . Of course my social life is pretty boring, so I do not have much to brag about anyway lol.
Sure they are...A Million Little Pieces. Enough said.
And I don't know...to be honest, I'm enough 'out there,' due to stuff I've published. I don't want odd people from high school tracking me down, necessarily, either. That would be too weird. And after the death of my one high school friend and how it occurred and the, well, lack of response...
I understand other people enjoy Facebook, and that is fine.
I probably waste my time on it to be honest, but it does bring some traffic for my sites. I am trying to promote my examiner pages as much as I can, so maybe that makes me a little desperate. I was not too keen on the people I went to high school with, but interestingly enough not many people have looked me up. One girl did on classmates to apologize for all the rude things she had said to me.
Well, its odd, but I have nothing on there but an initial and my last name, and several have still 'friended' me from high school, + old boyfriends. And I just find it weird...like not a real connection or anything. I mean, I have and/or could contact the people I want to contact by e-mail, so? Thing is, I don't contact the old bf's mainly for reasons, so I dunno...
I was kind of interested in how much there is to it, actually, when I was reviewing it for PR use at the job. I've never actually gone past public profiles!
That is kind of weird people out of the blue sent friend requests. A few people have sent friend requests to me, but for the most part it is people I knew well. The good thing about the people I went to high school is most of them could care less about what I am up to, and that is fine by me .
I joined Facebook recently and was in contact with 2 high school friends, 2 college friend and 1 military friend within 2 days. I’ve made great additional contacts.
But…I’m with you Drew. I have 1 FB “friend” who posts these really needy, desperate and attention seeking posts. Like watching a train wreck and not knowing how to help.
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