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The Worst Facebook Friends We All Have (And Hate)

Updated on January 4, 2013

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.)

The Couple

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.

It's not a good day until you know which of your friends has diarrhea!
It's not a good day until you know which of your friends has diarrhea!

The Fisher

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.

The Activist

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.

The Philosopher

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.

Wow, your Facebook status just completely changed my view on life. Thank you for that.
Wow, your Facebook status just completely changed my view on life. Thank you for that.

The Photographer

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.


Bottom Line

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.


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      Larry Wall 5 years ago

      I have a facebook page that is full of stuff I did not post and do not read. When will people get the hint that if they have something important or interesting to tell me to either call or send an e-mail.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great look at Facebook! I enjoyed this immensely!

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      Matthew Foreman 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      A status message I saw this morning "Face your problems, don't facebook your problems" :)

      I would have to say the Fisher is the most annoying person. The activist can be pretty annoying if everything they spread is a cut and paste from someone else.

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      Victoria Anne 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you sen.ush23! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Funny, Useful and Interesting. I just was engrossed checking out to ensure I didn't fit any of the categories- I guess I might have, but for the last few months I had the same discomfort level as you and ensured I did not equally bore someone else. But that solution to stop the feed did not occur to me..I think I will apply it atleast for a couple. Sharing.