Wayne Seddon | Graphic Designer

Facebook Pet Peeves

Like 901 million other people in the world – I’m on Facebook. With that many people posting status updates there’s bound to be a few little things that annoy us from time to time. So here’s a short list of my Facebook pet peeves.

NB: Please accept my apologies for any foul or patronising language used in this blog post.

Facebook Arguments

If you’ve got a problem with someone, try talking to them in private like responsible adults, or at least just slag them off behind their back like normal folk. Don’t start a slagging match on Facebook, it’s very unbecoming. If I wanted to watch a few chavs bickering I’d watch Jeremy Kyle.

Pictures of food

You’re a fully grown adult and you’ve managed to cook some food so you can eat – well done you. Now stop taking pictures of it and eat it before it gets cold.

#Misuse

Those of you who clearly don’t know what the hash tag is used for, let me educate you. It’s a method used on Twitter (not Facebook) to highlight keywords. A user can then click on the tagged word and see what other people have been saying about the same thing. If you use a # on Facebook, you’re officially an internet ‘tard. Unless you’ve linked your Twitter account to your Facebook account so that your tweets are automatically posted on Facebook – in which case, well done you little clever clogs.

Too cool for school

Like it or not, Facebook is a big part of our social lives now, it’s pretty hard to fight it. So why not embrace it and take advantage. “Quitting” Facebook is the adult equivalent of running away from home – you’re only doing it for attention and we all know you’ll come back in the end.

Grammar Police

Lets face it, there are lots of fully grown adults that can’t spell, I know it’s sad but it’s a fact. Don’t embarrass them by correcting them all the time, you’ll only end up making yourself look like a knob in the process. HOWEVER, if you’re the type of person who deliberately misspells words just to look ‘cool’ then you are the knob and deserve a punch in the face.

MEMES

If you don’t know what a meme is here’s an explanation:

Noun

  1. An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
  2. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

Some memes are actually quite clever, funny, and/or thought provoking but these kind of memes only account for approximately 0.001% of all memes. All the others are totally shit and shouldn’t be made, let alone shared.

Facebook Grumps

I don’t like miserable sods who waste their time complaining about other Facebook users. Haven’t they got anything better to do or talk about? Losers!

Ignore the last pet peeve and let off some steam by sharing your social media pet peeves. Go on, let it all out!