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Deberg_1990
08-21-2009, 05:38 PM
ROFL



http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/08/20/annoying.facebook.updaters/index.html



Facebook, for better or worse, is like being at a big party with all your friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers

There are lots of fun, interesting people you're happy to talk to when they stroll up. Then there are the other people, the ones who make you cringe when you see them coming. This article is about those people.

Sure, Facebook can be a great tool for keeping up with folks who are important to you. Take the status update, the 160-character message that users post in response to the question, "What's on your mind?" An artful, witty or newsy status update is a pleasure -- a real-time, tiny window into a friend's life.

But far more posts read like navel-gazing diary entries, or worse, spam. A recent study categorized 40 percent of Twitter tweets as "pointless babble," and it wouldn't be surprising if updates on Facebook, still a fast-growing social network, break down in a similar way. Take a CNN quiz: What kind of Facebooker are you?

Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, "friend-padders" and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.

Here are 12 of the most annoying types of Facebook users:




The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. "I'm waking up." "I had Wheaties for breakfast." "I'm bored at work." "I'm stuck in traffic." You're kidding! How fascinating! No moment is too mundane for some people to broadcast unsolicited to the world. Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn't mean we all want to know when you're waiting for the bus.

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The Self-Promoter. OK, so we've probably all posted at least once about some achievement. And sure, maybe your friends really do want to read the fascinating article you wrote about beet farming. But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or a self-centered careerist.

The Friend-Padder. The average Facebook user has 120 friends on the site. Schmoozers and social butterflies -- you know, the ones who make lifelong pals on the subway -- might reasonably have 300 or 400. But 1,000 "friends?" Unless you're George Clooney or just won the lottery, no one has that many. That's just showing off.

The Town Crier. "Michael Jackson is dead!!!" You heard it from me first! Me, and the 213,000 other people who all saw it on TMZ. These Matt Drudge wannabes are the reason many of us learn of breaking news not from TV or news sites but from online social networks. In their rush to trumpet the news, these people also spread rumors, half-truths and innuendo. No, Jeff Goldblum did not plunge to his death from a New Zealand cliff.

The TMIer. "Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for these pesky hemorrhoids." Boundaries of privacy and decorum don't seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about their sex lives, marital troubles and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.

The Bad Grammarian. "So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe". Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.

The Sympathy-Baiter. "Barbara is feeling sad today." "Man, am I glad that's over." "Jim could really use some good news about now." Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks -- baited with vague tales of woe -- in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.

The Lurker. The Peeping Toms of Facebook, these voyeurs are too cautious, or maybe too lazy, to update their status or write on your wall. But once in a while, you'll be talking to them and they'll mention something you posted, so you know they're on your page, hiding in the shadows. It's just a little creepy.

The Crank. These curmudgeons, like the trolls who spew hate in blog comments, never met something they couldn't complain about. "Carl isn't really that impressed with idiots who don't realize how idiotic they are." [Actual status update.] Keep spreading the love.

The Paparazzo. Ever visit your Facebook page and discover that someone's posted a photo of you from last weekend's party -- a photo you didn't authorize and haven't even seen? You'd really rather not have to explain to your mom why you were leering like a drunken hyena and French-kissing a bottle of Jagermeister.

The Maddening Obscurist. "If not now then when?" "You'll see..." "Grist for the mill." "John is, small world." "Dave thought he was immune, but no. No, he is not." [Actual status updates, all.] Sorry, but you're not being mysterious -- just nonsensical.


The Chronic Inviter. "Support my cause. Sign my petition. Play Mafia Wars with me. Which 'Star Trek' character are you? Here are the 'Top 5 cars I have personally owned.' Here are '25 Things About Me.' Here's a drink. What drink are you? We're related! I took the 'What President Are You?' quiz and found out I'm Millard Fillmore! What president are you?"

You probably mean well, but stop. Just stop. I don't care what president I am -- can't we simply be friends? Now excuse me while I go post the link to this story on my Facebook page.

Saulbadguy
08-21-2009, 05:42 PM
Hurray for the "hide" feature.

keg in kc
08-21-2009, 05:42 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

Hydrae
08-21-2009, 05:48 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

Nope, not the only one. Heck I only got a cell phone last year when I was working 30 miles from home and had no access to a landline.

But I live on-line it seems like!

Jenson71
08-21-2009, 05:51 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

I'm not either. And I still don't have a cellphone. BEAT THAT!!

Mr. Flopnuts
08-21-2009, 05:58 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

This is actually considered a form of blogging as well.

RedNeckRaider
08-21-2009, 06:00 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

I started a facebook deal because I can instant message with my son when he is at the FOB and not out on missions. I talk with with my daughter and we leave each other notes although we see each other often. I talk to a few of the former players I coached because they are friends with my kids and spotted me. It is really not my kind of thing but has its purpose in my life.

KChiefs1
08-21-2009, 07:25 PM
There are some good Facebooks sites who will give you updates on stuff:

The Kansas City Chiefs - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kansas-City-Chiefs/11373923372?ref=nf
The Kansas City Royals - http://www.facebook.com/Royals?ref=nf
Mizzou - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/PowerMizzoucom/64960819968?ref=nf

Halfcan
08-21-2009, 07:41 PM
I think I'm like the only person on the internet who isn't on Facebook. Or myspace. Or twitter. Or blogging.

me neither

Frazod
08-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Gotta love the friend collectors. There's some guy in Topeka who went to my high school and graduated a few years after I did. I've never met the guy, but he's sent me friend requests twice.

First off, he's from Missouri but now lives in Kansas and has beaker crap all over his page. He'd have to pretty much be a life-long friend who once pulled me from a burning vehicle to get over that. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, TRAITOR, MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN BEAKERLAND. Second, I don't know him. We aren't friends. And I'm not going to join his fucking collective just because we walked the same halls in high school 20+ years ago.

I had one girl send me a friend request that I would have gone to high school with but have absolutely no memory of. Another one sent me a request, and the last time I talked to her was when she loudly and publicly said NO to a date request right in the middle of the goddamn cafeteria. But she still has great eyes, so what the hell.

I also get sick of the silly requests. No, I'm not going to get in a pretend pillow fight with you, or send you a pretend drink, or join your pretend mob family, or answer questions about whether or not I think you pay your bills on time, because frankly, I don't give a shit. I enjoy catching up with people I ACTUALLY KNOW who I don't see often or at all. That's it.

Pioli Zombie
08-21-2009, 09:31 PM
I have about 20 "friends" that I can't stand just so I can torture myself. I know, its a sickness.
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58-4ever
08-21-2009, 09:36 PM
all I needed to see was the first one. This isn't twitter. I don't care about the color of your crap. Tell me about significant events in clever prose...

morphius
08-21-2009, 10:45 PM
I've actually broken up facebook into groups, some people see some things and some applications, and others just don't. But, eh, I mostly got on there to chat with my teenage sister and my far away extended family. They send me a bunch of stupid quiz things, and occasionally I take them to see how poorly programmed they are, lol.

Phobia
08-21-2009, 10:53 PM
I have a lot of friends. But I've lived several places, worked a dozen jobs, did the USMC thing, and am active in my community. So, whatever. It's a good networking opportunity even if I don't know somebody well.

Deberg_1990
08-22-2009, 12:07 AM
Gotta love the friend collectors. There's some guy in Topeka who went to my high school and graduated a few years after I did. I've never met the guy, but he's sent me friend requests twice.

First off, he's from Missouri but now lives in Kansas and has beaker crap all over his page. He'd have to pretty much be a life-long friend who once pulled me from a burning vehicle to get over that. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, TRAITOR, MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN BEAKERLAND. Second, I don't know him. We aren't friends. And I'm not going to join his ****ing collective just because we walked the same halls in high school 20+ years ago.

I had one girl send me a friend request that I would have gone to high school with but have absolutely no memory of. Another one sent me a request, and the last time I talked to her was when she loudly and publicly said NO to a date request right in the middle of the goddamn cafeteria. But she still has great eyes, so what the hell.

I also get sick of the silly requests. No, I'm not going to get in a pretend pillow fight with you, or send you a pretend drink, or join your pretend mob family, or answer questions about whether or not I think you pay your bills on time, because frankly, I don't give a shit. I enjoy catching up with people I ACTUALLY KNOW who I don't see often or at all. That's it.

hahah....Exactly how i feel. You said it alot better than i ever could. :)

88TG88
08-22-2009, 01:12 AM
fuck facebook

Extra Point
08-22-2009, 07:33 AM
**** facebook

Yup.

Crashride
08-22-2009, 08:08 AM
Good article. Very true.

Nzoner
08-22-2009, 09:43 AM
Gotta love the friend collectors. There's some guy in Topeka who went to my high school and graduated a few years after I did. I've never met the guy, but he's sent me friend requests twice.

First off, he's from Missouri but now lives in Kansas and has beaker crap all over his page. He'd have to pretty much be a life-long friend who once pulled me from a burning vehicle to get over that. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, TRAITOR, MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN BEAKERLAND. Second, I don't know him. We aren't friends. And I'm not going to join his ****ing collective just because we walked the same halls in high school 20+ years ago.

I had one girl send me a friend request that I would have gone to high school with but have absolutely no memory of. Another one sent me a request, and the last time I talked to her was when she loudly and publicly said NO to a date request right in the middle of the goddamn cafeteria. But she still has great eyes, so what the hell.

I also get sick of the silly requests. No, I'm not going to get in a pretend pillow fight with you, or send you a pretend drink, or join your pretend mob family, or answer questions about whether or not I think you pay your bills on time, because frankly, I don't give a shit. I enjoy catching up with people I ACTUALLY KNOW who I don't see often or at all. That's it.

I've been there for a little over a week now and just made the comment to the mrs the other day,"I can't believe some of the people finding me on Facebook and asking for a friend request because I'm thinking I wasn't friends with you high school why the fock do I want to be your friend now."

Crashride
08-22-2009, 09:48 AM
I think my least favorite part of myspace/facebook etc... is the overly dramatic and depressing bulletins or status updates, as if their lives are so bad.

morphius
08-22-2009, 09:58 AM
best feature on facebook though is the ability to hide/block application you don't like.

morphius
08-22-2009, 09:59 AM
I've been there for a little over a week now and just made the comment to the mrs the other day,"I can't believe some of the people finding me on Facebook and asking for a friend request because I'm thinking I wasn't friends with you high school why the fock do I want to be your friend now."
Which explains why you denied/never accepted me, lol.

Nzoner
08-22-2009, 10:02 AM
Which explains why you denied/never accepted me, lol.


Seriously,my first account got locked,I still have no idea what happened,just created a new one last week,shoot me another request on my new account.

Baconeater
08-22-2009, 10:03 AM
I also get sick of the silly requests. No, I'm not going to get in a pretend pillow fight with you, or send you a pretend drink, or join your pretend mob family, or answer questions about whether or not I think you pay your bills on time, because frankly, I don't give a shit.
Yes, this. I was tired of that shit two days in, it's stupid and pointless.

morphius
08-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Seriously,my first account got locked,I still have no idea what happened,just created a new one last week,shoot me another request on my new account.
No biggie, I'm not offended too easily, lol.

Manila-Chief
08-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Is it just me or is FaceBook a "chick" thing? I mean all this .. "I just got up" or what I had for breakfast or how I'm feeling!!!" And, all those silly games ... what in the world is Farmland???? etc.

I have made connections with a few people from the past. I've learned some things .... like fried green beans ... Thanks Phil!!!

I guess I'm a "Lurker" ... I'll comment on special things or make a connection every now and them but ... it's not a daily thing!!!

KChiefs1
08-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Is it just me or is FaceBook a "chick" thing? I mean all this .. "I just got up" or what I had for breakfast or how I'm feeling!!!" And, all those silly games ... what in the world is Farmland???? etc.

I have made connections with a few people from the past. I've learned some things .... like fried green beans ... Thanks Phil!!!

I guess I'm a "Lurker" ... I'll comment on special things or make a connection every now and them but ... it's not a daily thing!!!

I have a guy friend who basically updates when they get up, go to the gym, when they go out to eat, when they watch tv, when they go to bed, when they screw their wife, when they feed the dog, when they shop, etc....it's pathetic.

luv
08-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Is it just me or is FaceBook a "chick" thing? I mean all this .. "I just got up" or what I had for breakfast or how I'm feeling!!!" And, all those silly games ... what in the world is Farmland???? etc.

I have made connections with a few people from the past. I've learned some things .... like fried green beans ... Thanks Phil!!!

I guess I'm a "Lurker" ... I'll comment on special things or make a connection every now and them but ... it's not a daily thing!!!

I don't post every little thing. There are some days when I post a little more than others, and even days when I don' put anything at all.

However, Farm Town >>>> Farmland.

Manila-Chief
08-23-2009, 06:14 AM
I have a guy friend who basically updates when they get up, go to the gym, when they go out to eat, when they watch tv, when they go to bed, when they screw their wife, when they feed the dog, when they shop, etc....it's pathetic.

Yeah, but ... is that not a chick kinda thing??? I think my wife would love connecting with and keeping up with our friends, but I have to print the emails off for her ... on 2nd. thought maybe I better leave well enough alone. :LOL:

Manila-Chief
08-23-2009, 06:16 AM
I don't post every little thing. There are some days when I post a little more than others, and even days when I don' put anything at all.

However, Farm Town >>>> Farmland.

Thus, you can tell that I'm really into those things.

Oh, I quoted this to simply say I really do like your avi...

KCUnited
08-23-2009, 09:10 AM
The Cassanova. Its like look dood, we grew up together, I know you've got a couple tupperware containers full of your mom's tator tot casserole in your fridge right now, stop posting that made up poetry bullshit on your wall trying to score. Its like the guy that pushes his shopping cart around the store full of veges and health food trying to pick up chicks, just to abandon it when he strikesout to hit the frozen pizza isle on his way out.