Facebook issues

To be perfectly honest, there was I time I thought I would never join Facebook. I looked at it as advertising myself way more than tolerable. However, as we all know, things change and I eventually jumped onto the FB wagon – and quite enthusiastically I must add. On joining, I proceeded to look for people I know, ‘friended’ them and moved on. So you can imagine my frustration years later when out of nowhere, Zuckerberg found it fit to ask me to ‘help so and so’ find friends. Dude, I found mine all by myself, let them try it too.

To be perfectly honest, there was I time I thought I would never join Facebook. I looked at it as advertising myself way more than tolerable. However, as we all know, things change and I eventually jumped onto the FB wagon – and quite enthusiastically I must add. On joining, I proceeded to look for people I know, ‘friended’ them and moved on. So you can imagine my frustration years later when out of nowhere, Zuckerberg found it fit to ask me to ‘help so and so’ find friends. Dude, I found mine all by myself, let them try it too.

I then went on to notice something so odd, it still baffles me. At first I thought some people were a little too much into themselves, but then I realised it was just plain madness. How else can you explain people who like their own stuff? A chick posts a picture of herself and immediately likes it, worse still, when nobody else has!

A guy updates his status and decides that it is not enough that he actually wrote it, he has to like it too! And if you think that is bad, you are miserably mistaken. The same chap then proceeds to comment on that same status and likes his comment! And I’m sure if he could like it twice, he would.

Of course I can’t forget the people who think it is compulsory to like everything on Facebook. I can’t count how many times my notifications pop with the same fellow liking almost everything. When you click to see what the person liked, it is the picture of a cow grazing! Seriously – just go to a farm and chill there!

Then there are the people who take Facebook way too seriously. I’m talking about the ones who never seem to get the joke. For example; “They say the right man will come along, I suspect mine got hit by a truck.” And someone comments; “No don’t say that, you are bringing yourself bad luck.” What the hell? This is Facebook, not a court of law, so lighten up already.

And just when you think you’ve seen all sorts of individuals, in come the ones who friend everyone, regardless of whether they know you or not. All it takes is for you to say something on a friend’s post and if that strange person likes it, they will be sending you a friend request shortly after. And this is probably the reason why some people have never had a decent chat with a true friend in years but have over 2000 friends on Facebook!

Don’t even get me started with the chaps who tag you in everything. This one guy for some reason thought it was wise to tag me in pictures of his girlfriends – the hot, the not and the downright bizarre. So I was polite, and told him to go slip into something more comfortable – like a coma!

That is Facebook for you!

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