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10 Things Not to Post on Facebook

Updated on August 13, 2015
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Facebook has been around for about a decade now and it is still considered the most popular social media platform. A lot of people around the globe use it every day and log into their account several times a day. Everyone uses it, teenagers, parents and even grandparents and great-grandparents. Even though it's technically not allowed children below the age of thirteen use Facebook as well. And Facebook is great. It allows us to reconnect with people we haven't seen in years and it gives us the opportunity to share important moments with everyone we know with a few clicks. But there is such a thing as too much information. No I'm not necessarily talking about taboos here. Some people post more than others and some of the stuff being posted ought not to have been posted at all.

1. Telling People You're Bored

You clearly are if you feel the need to make a post about it. But what are we supposed to do with that information? If you're bored then go find something to do because your Facebook friends don't care.

2. Your Dinner

Sure if your spouse is taking you out to a fancy anniversary-dinner or something special feel free to brag about it or if you're having company and want to show people how great you are at decorating the dinning room then why not. But don't post a description of your menu every night or post pictures of your half-finished plate because it's not worth posting about.

3. What You are Watching

Yesterday you watched episode 5 of Supernatural and today you're watching episode 6. Thank you so much for that information I was dying to know which show you were watching on Netflix tonight. No seriously how crowded do your think your news feed would be if everyone made a post every time they had finished an episode of something? There wouldn't be room for anything else.

4. Ten Memes a Day

We see a lot of memes and funny or cool and inspirational pictures on Facebook all the time, either our friends are sharing them or it's posted by one of the many entertainment pages we have liked. But they're everywhere. And most of times we just chuckle and keep scrolling but seeing our friends repost those exact same pictures, making them fill up our entire news feed is annoying. You don't have to repost every picture you like and please don't tag me or any other friends in your post. If we want to comment on it we will but don't tag us. We don't want it to fill up our timeline and we don't like to be bothered with the notifications. It's annoying for others as well. If you want to share a picture with me send it to my inbox, don't let it take up space on other people's news feed.

5. Complain About Your Personal Problems

Did you fight with someone? Did somebody yell at you for no reason? Are you having trouble with your kids? Or with your parents? Okay I feel you and it sucks but do you really want everyone on Facebook to know about it? This may not only be uncomfortable for your Facebook friends but for you and anyone involved as well. For your own sake keep it to yourself

6. Doing Normal Stuff

If you're cleaning, going grocery shopping, going to bed, or if you hit your arm and got a black mark don't tell everyone on Facebook about it. They don't care. If you're going to take a shower you don't have to tell the people on Facebook about that either because everybody takes showers. You don't have to inform everyone of when you go to work or when you get back and how many hours you worked. It isn't worth mentioning.

7. Going to the Gym

You go to the gym? Cool. But so do a lot of other people. If you want to tell people you've decided to change your lifestyle and start working out go ahead, let your Facebook friends motivate you. But don't post a status update every single time you're going to the gym or just came back from the gym. And we don't need a detailed description of what kind of workout you did either.

8. Promotions

Let's use an example: You're an author who's self-published and that of course means you have to do all the promoting yourself. Post the Amazon-link to your book so your friends know it exists and maybe create a nice-looking cover photo you can use for your timeline as well. You get some really awesome reviews? Great be proud and share them with your friends. You have a limited-time offer? Share that too. Just don't be that person who posts the same link every other day, begging people to buy whatever it is you have to offer. Not only will it be counter-productive but people might actually unfollow you for it.

9. Telling People You're Leaving

Don't be one of those people who spends so much time on social networks that you actually have to write a status to inform people when you're going out and will be in-active for a few hours. Going camping for a few days? Cool, go! There is no need to inform your friends that you won't be able to get online the next couple of days. You don't owe anyone an explanation and they'll all be so busy writing their own statuses that they won't notice you're missing. Well it depends but some won't.

10. Posting for the Sake of Posting

You don't have to post something every day. You don't even have to post something every week or every month. You're not Taylor Swift on Instagram. People aren't waiting for you to post stuff. You don't have to post anything to prove you exist. If you have something to say, say it. If you have some nice pictures you want people to see then post them. But don't post something random just because you haven't written a status update in a while.

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    • Wavie profile imageAUTHOR

      Wavie 

      3 years ago

      True but it depends on where you live. I live in a country where people don't even lock their doors when they go out (unless they'll be gone for days) because no one dares to break in anyway. Every break-in gets national coverage because it's so rare.

    • Jeannieinabottle profile image

      Jeannie InABottle 

      3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      It's also not a good idea to tell people you are leaving for a few days for safety reasons. If you go camping for a few days, that means your house is empty and now all your "friends" on Facebook now. Lots of people come back to find someone broke into their house because of it.

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      Erin Bower 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      These are some great tips. I wish everyone would follow them! :) I voted this up and useful.

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