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The Worst Facebook Friends We All Have (And Hate)
Facebook has 901 million monthly users as of March 2012. If you are reading this it means you have access to the internet, which means you probably have a Facebook. According to the websites 'Key Facts' page, over 125 billion friend connections have been made. I have taken it upon myself to point out the worst, most annoying "friends" among those connections. The ones we all have and all hate.
(All the images in this article are from actual friends I have on Facebook. Their names and images have been covered to protect the guilty.)
There are many couples on Facebook. Then there is the couple. This couple seems to conduct their entire relationship via the internet. They constantly write on each other's walls and post status updates professing their love. Don't even think about calling them out on it lest you be accused of being jealous of their "perfect relationship".
The One Who Tells Too Much
Some people do not understand the concept of Too Much Information. Sometimes I wonder if they mistake their Facebook status for their personal diary. The hundreds of friends you have online do not need to read about every intimate detail of your life, nor do they want too.
As in, fishes for compliments. Traditionally women have dominated this role, however more and more and making a run for champion angler. They post pictures with the caption "im soo uglay i hate my lyfe" and status updates geared towards making you pity them. Don't fall for it, it just encourages them.
This friend wants to feel like they are making a difference without actually having to do anything. They post updates that "raise awareness" for cancer, abuse, political campaigns, etc. despite the fact that it has been proven time and time again that these updates are not effective. People, if you want to make a difference go volunteer at your local homeless shelter rather than clicking your mouse a few times.
This person is constantly trying to enlighten the Facebook community with their words of wisdom. No one appreciates a good quote like me, and maybe I'm just being bitter here, but I log on Facebook for mindless browsing, not deep revelations. There is always the underlying feeling that the quote/saying in question is directed at a certain person, but whom? No one knows, and quite frankly it is annoying.
Photography is fun. I myself love taking pictures. These people take that to another level by posting every picture they take on Facebook. It is often paired with captions/comments of how they are considering professional photography. All of this would be great, if said people had the talent required. My favorite is when they include watermarks on their priceless pieces of work.
You might wonder why I don't just delete these people as friends. Well I do like them, they just have questionable posting habits. Solution: block their posts from my news feed.