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Real Talk - Facebook posts gone wrong

Updated on September 28, 2016
I know you of all people are not just looking at my beard like that, I may need it cut but that doesn't give you the right to judge me like that, "Yeah I'm mad, but I have no clue why"
I know you of all people are not just looking at my beard like that, I may need it cut but that doesn't give you the right to judge me like that, "Yeah I'm mad, but I have no clue why" | Source

Oh how I love Facebook

So many unloved FB posts & not enough time to show love for them all, what is this cyber life of sharing with unshared goods, and UN-liked efforts.

It seems these days things continue to be thrown all around, from side to side off of these fiber optic webs and onto the screen, by so-called friends, so-called family members, so-called business partners, but are any of them real anymore, is any of this stuff real! purposeful, useful in any way shape or form. What is it with this cyber life?

Has this phony fakebook fabric of a digital place consumed us all into its extravagant all illusive selfish emissions admissions of always wanting people to only visit your locations, my location, on and off, as well as outside this god forsaken network! Socially professionally cleaned out and hung out to dry.

Like going for days on end being pasted head first in a advertising campaigners dry cleaners, imagine that your reality just changed over night into a living breathing Ad


Who is to blame for all the empty lonely posts that achieve absolutely nothing but clutter, of countless linear modes of digital tapestry what has the world come to today. Oh help us, oh we need your help great one high up above these overly technical things in life, the one who manages the Sky, The Sun, The orbits of the moon around this earth,

Where are you? We need you!


We need you fast

The end............


The new! Beginning

Starting over I joined another network

I thought at first it was going to help me

I followed 1000's of members there

I called them my friends

I felt they needed to share all of my stuff

even if it was silly, even if it was stupid, even if it wasn't of high quality

This is where I went wrong

Sharing must be caring, isn't it?

Well I sure went wrong this time, only to discover that everyone wanted the same

Everyone wanted their stuff seen, viewed, shared, and loved

What a dilemma

This new beginning for me was nothing more then a slow crawl to no where

I almost gave up hope

and then the light bulb lit!

I discovered the answer

It was me all along that was the problem

I was addicted!

what should I do to reverse such a reality

where could I go to, was there a way out like an AA program or counseling session

Nope, all I had was the Internet to turn back too, when I got back from work

When I returned to my Cell phone,

after my wife, husband and even pet gold fish divorced me for ignoring them

I admit I am a Facebook social networking Addict but its just the new beginning

When I needed to make a free over seas call to my brother on the other side of the planet

This was a huge problem

I had to figure out something and very quickly or else

Cyber life would get the best of me

So I thought to myself, why not unplug

why not try to take a break each day

why not be wise and get back into a daily routine

of living life for what it was set out to be for me

Then it dawned on me that maybe just maybe

I could achieve balance

The end..............


Me today!

This is me and a couple of my brothers

We are walking unplugged on the beach

we have learned to live again

to breath from the fresh airs

not to be contained inside a rectangular box all day

we now have a chance to play with our fellow sea creatures

I love life again, I love myself, and I know how it feels to be finally free

To be in tuned with my inner most and outer natural habitat

They call me a penguin but I like to call myself an earthling

The end..........


Why be so angry!

I am not angry

I just hate it when people ignore me

I try to get their attention all day and night long

I use all forms an methods of persuasion of social influence

I post, and post, and post, and post to no end

I feel as if people aren't responding to them

so I am just frustrated and not that Angry Bird up above

I do my best to share, I love everyone's content

not sure why they hate mine, or do they

I guess I'm not worthy of sharing stuff with

I feel used, but why I haven't the slightest clue because no one made me do it

Me me me me me, I think all the time

What a silly mess I placed myself into

Thinking that networking could actually work for me

I quit!

The end...........


Musical Insanity

Listen to my music

Yeah you

You staring at my music video I just posted on FB

I know its not mine, but I found it on Youtube and posted it, so Its my Post!

Yup I need you to watch every one of them

They are the best and because I love listening to it

My brother, aunt, grandmother, and 25 cousins who live in several different states love it

so you should too

Yeah you I said it!

Ummm, well if you don't listen to my music then I shall FB unfriend you!

The end...........



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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @botipton, yes indeed adding people aimlessly isn't wise, and for those folks just starting out online its really tough, because they have no idea of all the pitfalls, and heavy penalties up ahead, so articles like this is a must to write about for sure, thanks for giving it a chance and for sharing.

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      Bo Tipton 

      5 years ago from Cecilia, KY

      It is easy to fall in the trap that adding a friend or follower is the most important part but it is not connecting. Adding numbers is playing the game the one with the highest numbers is the winner.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Bard of Ely, thanks man I love networking as well on Facebook , I just think if people were more real with it all, communications would flow much better.

      I appreciate the visit for sure Bard, you seem like a cool person indeed, chat with you soon, and potentially on Facebook as well, when and if we meet there.

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      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Voted up and Awesome for this excellent hub that asks a lot of very valid questions. In my experience this online life is worth it because I personally make new friends that I meet offline at times and I even find paid jobs at times too. I also enjoy keeping up with what is happening in my friend's lives and I learn a lot as well.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Gypsy Rose Lee, thank you so much for your kind words Gypsy, both you and I know how it is up there in the networking world, and for those who aren't sharing fairly oh well they're missing out on some good times for sure.

      Balance is the key to it all, and that's why I only over do it like once a week or maybe twice LOL, but I never ever spam anyone or any location. That's a no no in my digital E-book, hah!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up awesome and even inspirational. My best friend are in the cyber world what can I say? Thanks I enjoyed this much and a lot of truth in it but I just communicate and post and write and enjoy no games or nonsense for me there is no time for that. Great video love to watch your videos speaking words of wisdom. Passing this on.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, Hey there, yup that darn farmville game thingy I hate that too, people always sending me game requests and they don't stop neither.

      I also hate the pokers games, and all the other FB games, but I love to communicate effectively with my real good friends though, which aren't many actually. What a bummer right!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @xstatic, thanks bro for showing for reading, and sharing with me here.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @lrc7815, thanks for sharing my hub here it was a sort of knee jerk reaction from all the networking I been doing over the last year or so, and all the frustration I felt while doing it, and so this hub was a sort of therapeutic release for me, LOL.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @fpherj48, I feel your pain as well, and I'm so glad that found out a method to finally shut down your account there. Lets hope it works since you so desire for such a thing to take place, and everyone should be entitled to remove themselves from any network if they choose.

      Good Luck with it all, and thanks for commenting, and for sharing your experience with me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @moonlake, Yeah I feel ya with the FB hatred, but like I just told Pamela, I hate the way so many fake people have joined it an act as if they are true people, but most of them are there to simply waste space it seems, because just posting and posting stuff isn't networking at all you know.

      That aspect I dislike, and the other is when people ignore my comments on their posts like many of my family members and so-called friends.

      They are the worst, because I could say hi to someone, and they will ignore my post, then communicate to others on the same exact posting as if I didn't exists, it made me turn off my FB account once, but I returned, this was when I first had joined, not having a clue about how ignorant the communications can get there.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Pamela99, thank you for being so honest about how you feel about FB. I love it there because it connects people, but I don't enjoy the unfair and unequal treatment, the FB snobsters and acting as if it makes a real difference if people only share with certain selected few.

      I know that none of us will be able to compete with the viral levels of per say youtube videos, and I say this because a single awesome video there can blow most anything out of the digital ocean in terms of gaining web traffic views or what have you, so by only sharing with select friends there hurts those who do it all the time there more then anything, besides appearing to hurt the people they choose to alienate in their FB groups by ignoring them completely as well for whatever reason they choose.

      I see all this in occurrence, and may choose to end all of my FB group activities, and return back to sharing with my friends and family only. We will see for sure in due time, I just hate to see unfairness where ever I sense it in occurrence today. The funny thing is I'm not the one getting ignored, but I see so many people who are, and its not nice at all.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I dislike facebook with a passion. I removed myself and am happy. Are you aware of the farm game on FB, well i would get a multitude of requests for animals, feed, etc. I must admit that I an addicted to HP and have been for two years, but i love it. Great rant/write..Cheer up.Hee.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Good work here, makes me glad that I am a very limited user of FB.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Deborah Brooks, Yes indeed it is Deborah, all of us use Facebook to day to communicate efforts, both for ourselves, and many of us selfless folks for that of others, but much of it all has absolutely no balance whatsoever to it.

      So it is imperative that we take a stand and even in creative ways of this form of poetry to help one another to see the light of day, because this cannot go on forever like this, some of us need to wise up a bit, and begin to live life like it was meant to be lived again.

      Who else is going to take care of all of our families, pay the bills, do the choirs and the likes, our families need us, and so yes this message goes out to anyone in cyber space who has been addicted to it all, and for to long of a time to help themselves out of this mess. Balance is a must!

      Thanks for the supportive comment, and for paying me a visit here, t was real as we always do for one another Debbie, Love your budd Mike.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, yes it is indeed quite the phenomenon Bill, I try my best bro to stay real with all of my own personal and professional networking today, but it does tend to get tough at times to balance it all out, and all.

      This poem/hub I just wrote needed to be written for me to voice what I've noticed many other people doing as well as myself without being even conscious of it all, and in the most recent years since joining it there on Facebook, and communicating online in general which I started back in 2008 pretty much with learning how to network.

      Thanks bro for the honesty and cool comment as always, chat with you soon Bill my good friend.

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      Linda Crist 

      6 years ago from Central Virginia

      This is a fabulous hub and your video "made it real". We are all guilty of not using these tools in the most effective manner. I appreciate the tips in the video and share the feelings you expressed in the hub. Great job! Voted up, awesome, and will be shared.

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Mike...maybe you should delete my comment. I've just exposed my ignorance about FB, etal. I hear there IS a process to remove one's self and I guess I just didn't do it properly or listened to all the wrong people who told me that "you will always remain on FB as an INACTIVE account." which is what I do not want. I'll try once more to be cancelled out completely and see what happens......another lesson in taking advice from other dummies??

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      6 years ago from America

      Hate, hate facebook. I might get on there once a week. I don't need to know when someone is going here or going there for a snack. I don't care what anyone else's kids are doing and I wish they would stop caring what my kids are doing.

      I have to say a little addiction to hubpages. I don't drink, gamble or smoke so I think I'm allowed one addiction. I do have another addiction diet coke.

      Voted up on your hub.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Interesting hub but I would think addiction to anything isn't very healthy, especially when related to the internet. It is not like meeting your friends to eat dinner out, or even talking on the phone. I don't have time to spend a lot of time on Facebook, but I try really hard to read as many hubs as I can. I don't worry about things I put out there. If they get clicked on, that's good, but if not oh well. Tomorrow is another day and maybe what we post is only suppose to touch that 1 important person that happens to read what we write. You know a lot more about working on the internet than I do, so maybe it is my ignorance that keeps me detached. I don't know, but I appreciate your knowledge and talent.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow how true this is mike.. I am addicted too hub and facedbook I have to admit.. but sometimes I get so tired.. the friends seem great and then something happens. we just dont know people really.. but then I just have the best time on facebook and hub.. and then!! oh well. great hub my friend



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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is an interesting phenomena for sure, Mike, and one that is perfect for today's disconnected society. People can reach out and feel as though they are not alone. I have seen some of the most heartwrenching stuff on Facebook....and some incredibly personal information. I think this is an extension of the sad state of affairs of society today....we all need someone....we all need to know someone is listening.

      Great subject and handled beautifully by my friend Mike!


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