10 things I completely loathe seeing on facebook
1) It gets into my nerves when people send requests to vote their kids as the cutest no matter how freaking ugly they look. As if it’s already not enough that women are materialized, now people are eager to objectify kids’ beauty as well.
2) It is so damn annoying to see people pouting in each and every picture that I can’t explain. Let’s say those pictures are sometimes okay depending on the kind of situation they are taken, for example when the person is at a club or with friends or simply constipated. But seriously some people are never tired of showing their orgasmic face even when they are posing with their dad or brothers.
3) People posting/sharing gruesome pictures with stories that may or may not be real, not only ruins my whole day, but makes me want to delete all those people from my friend’s list. Do people really derive pleasure from watching someone’s head chopped off or brutally smashed into pieces?…Just writing it down here is making me cringe.
4) Showing peace sign in each and every picture, if not more, is just as annoying as pouting in each picture.
5) Sexist jokes that are nothing but lame continuation of banal stereotypes are just plain irritating. It not only makes me angry at those people for their narrow minded Stone Age thoughts, but makes me feel pity on them for their lack of creativity.
6) People who have to write each and everything about their lives in the statuses are pretty annoying. There are some things in life that are best kept private. If you publically announce the emotion you felt after having a date with a guy you thought could be your life partner even before waiting to tell him personally, it just takes away the beauty of the feeling. What more? The people, who write statuses in puzzles to get attention and once they get attention they keep answering everything asked by their facebook friends’ in riddles, are far more irritating. If you want to keep your life private, don’t talk about it on facebook, fool!
7) Viral messages appearing on mostly old/middle aged people’s facebook from time to time is perplexing. No matter how internet illiterate you are, you should be able to realize that same actions give same results. If clicking on what appeared to be a pornographic material once before resulted in the material being posted on your wall, it will happen again if you click on the same link.
8) Self advertisement in facebook is also quite common among some people. Blowing your own trumpet, by no means, is attractive. When I see people boasting in their facebook about getting an A in a certain class, rather than being impressed, I realize that either getting an A is a pretty rare event in those people’s lives or they are simply some immodest and arrogant a**holes. Also, you don’t need to be specific to everyone in your facebook, including people you barely know outside of the facebook, about how much stipend you earn, which graduate schools accepted you, how many papers you got published etc. Besides, I’m sure that everyone will have at least someone in their facebook, who will be either better or equal to them in those aspects. Even if you are pretty good at what you think you are best at, not everyone will be necessarily impressed by your achievements, and your immodesty only makes your achievements look inferior.
9) People writing love messages to their parents, neighbors, dogs, dead people that are not even in the facebook or are never going to see the messages is a straight hypocrisy. Firstly, as an old saying goes, “Action speaks louder than words”. Secondly, even when you have to express love and care to your loved ones through words, it’s advisable that you tell them one on one rather than posting on a site they don’t have access to.
10) Lastly, over exaggerating things in your life to make yourself look like an epitome of, altruism, healthy eating habits, healthy lifestyle etc. is a complete bullsh*t. If you were a healthy eater, and had a healthy lifestyle, it would reflect through your daily activities, your body, your self-image, not merely through your words. Same with the altruistic nature, simply sharing posts saying something like, “…if you click on this (gruesome) image, facebook will donate $1 per click to the person on the post…” doesn’t make you a hero.