Ok, so just about everybody on the planet loves Facebook these days and quite a few of them are actually offcially addicted to it. A research on Facebook Obsession conducted by Onlineschools.org reveals shocking realities about people and their craze for Facebook. As of 2011, there are 500,000,000 active Facebook users which is approximately 1 in every 13 people on earth. Nearly half of them are logged in on any given day.
The number is growing even faster and speaking of my own experiences, I get nearly 3-5 friend requests daily from people I’ve never met or known in my life before. I know some people prefer keeping their Facebook profile quite private and like sharing updates with people they are really close to. I can say the same for me.
This is why I avoid accepting friend requests from people I don’t know at all. Adding you to my friend list precisely means I’m letting you gain an access to my private space even when we’ve barely interacted in person. Well, the worst thing that can happen when you add an unknown person (even if they are friend of someone who’s already on your friend list) is they will start intruding into your personal space right away. It’s really quite annoying of them to show up and start chatting with you without any introduction. That is when you regret friending them on Facebook.
Does that mean the ones that are already on your Facebook friendlist gives you a high? Not at all. Here are the 5 most common things they do that just get on my nerves:
Unnecessary Status Updates
Some people on my Facebook friendlist are so addicted to Facebook that they nearly flash every minute detail of their daily life. The biggest mistake people do is sync their Twitter updates with Facebook status wall. Consider if you have a dozen of them on your friendlist – you certainly see an eyeful of trivial updates that just clog your newsfeed and bore you to death. Rarely anyone is interested to know what you just had for lunch or if you’re annoyed with your boss today. Stop imposing an overdose of personal updates on your friends, please!
So what do I do to get rid of this? I simply “Hide the Story” or “Unsubscribe from Their Status Updates” depending on how irritating they are.
Perennial Change of Profile Picture
How often do you change your profile picture on your Facebook reflect a little about your addiction to Facebook. Some people change it on a daily basis. Seriously? What makes you change your profile picture as frequently as you change your underwear? Do you really have anything more substantial to do in your life? If you have, I’d rather listen to that. Else, I will just ignore your profile picture update and move on to better things in life.
Annoying App Requests
If you have ever been invited to Maifa Wars, Farmville or any other shitville for that matter, you would know what I’m talking about here. So when you invite me to “Click here to find out how to maximize your weapons stash”, I feel like hiring a mafia gang who could scare the crap out of you before you send me the next one. How about asking me if I care about those games at all! Don’t spam my inbox, please!
Thank God, Facebook empowers me with the option to “spam” your app requests. Else, I would dump Facebook for life!
Nothing sucks more than a bunch of completely stupid quizzes such as the one shown below.
What possesses you to spare your time on some silly questions is beyond me! Worse, some people take these juvenile quizzes so often that you almost HAVE to “Hide Quizzes” to clean your newsfeed. Certainly, you can’t unsubscribe from their updates but for those silly quizzes.
Sometimes, you either invite me to your Join A Group that I’m hardly interested in or worse, add me to a group without my consent. Well, you would do me a big favor if you could just tell me via message that there is a group I could benefit from if joined it. That would be cool enough of you. Forcing me to join a group is like coaxing me into buying a drink for you which I’m not very fond of.
I could easily have left my private settings on Facebook as default but for the above reasons. I hope my friends on Facebook take note of my Facebook Pet Peeves and spare me the horror. No hard feelings, but let’s make Facebook a better place to socialize at.