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2012-08-23 10:45:06 PM  
Baby pictures.

Just stop.

No more.
 
2012-08-23 10:46:46 PM  
Friends, what are those? Are those those voices in my head that keep telling me to do things?
 
2012-08-23 10:57:01 PM  

haydenarrrrgh: How about "you're a 40-year-old woman, isn't it about time you stopped talking about how much you drank on the weekend, every weekend?"


Oh, you know my sister-in-law then.
 
2012-08-23 11:00:30 PM  

lohphat: Beaver1224: No mention of the person that posts nothing but political drivel day in and day out?

I'd actually be more interested in the burrito you had for lunch than your outrage over [random politician].

You must like burrito rape.


Guess you've never seen me eat a burrito.

/It's not pretty.
 
2012-08-23 11:14:17 PM  
My fb gripes

Overly religious
Baby mania
Wedding mania
Political derp - esp. stuff debunked weeks ago on fark
"Like and share" assault and battery
Photos of food
App requests
Games in the news feeds
 
2012-08-23 11:18:30 PM  
Shorter article: People on Facebook hate it when you talk about yourself, but they want you to say nice things about them.


/We get it: it's a narcissistic generation.
 
2012-08-23 11:28:47 PM  
Why doesn't anyone just say it. The novelty has worn off.
 
2012-08-23 11:31:09 PM  

lohphat: Testiclaw: I ditched my FB and wish I would have much earlier.

Try TV next. Interacting with real people and reading real books pisses off the hipsters.


Ha! Ditched it 4 years ago because the Wife and I never had time to watch it, at least to justify the costs.

She uses an EReader, I do things the old fashioned way.
 
2012-08-23 11:39:00 PM  

haydenarrrrgh: Meh, "had a good night" is one thing, but I find "drank so much"/"what a hangover" etc., every weekend, a little tacky.


Eh, yeah, I can see what you mean.
 
2012-08-23 11:41:10 PM  
The problem with facebook is that most people friend way too many people. A lot of my buddies have upwards of 400 facebook friends.

This creates a situation where there is way too much noise and it drowns out the signal. I posted I was going in for surgery, and none of my friends even noticed because their news feed was clogged with 400 other people posting random crap about going to the gym and getting food and what was for lunch.

It was impossible to follow someone due to the hordes of people basically narrating their day. And this was in 2007, before the farmville crap took off. I can't even imagine what it's like now. 

I deleted my account once my family started friending me and my aunt began scolding my friends for making inappropriate jokes.
 
2012-08-23 11:50:22 PM  
If it's not your political beliefs, its pictures of your kids.
If it's not pictures of your kids, it's stuff about your dog.
If it's not stuff about your dog, it's about food.
If it's not about food, it's youtube links.

FFS, WHAT CAN I POST ON FACEBOOK?
 
2012-08-23 11:59:13 PM  
I'm sorry that you had to (gasp!) spend time to learn how to use the features provided by a free service.

John posts too many photos? Go to John's page, and select which content from John shows up in your newsfeed. (Statii, comments, photos, likes, etc.) Damn, that was hard.

Billy is posting game requests? Click the little X and block all requests from that game. Last I checked I have several hundred games and apps blocked. Took a while at first, because there are so many. Now, maybe one or two new ones pop up each week, so it's not a big deal at all. I unfriended several folks because all they posted was game-related. Okay, fine. You use FB your way, I'll use it my way, now buh-bye.

I, for one, love the food, kids, and vacation photos. It gives me ideas for places to eat or visit. And I vicariously visit those spots through everyone else's photos. I get to see what my siblings, my cousins and their children look like and how they're growing up, since I live 1500 miles from my hometown. What's the problem?

People who complain about the people on their friends list are missing the whole point of SOCIAL MEDIA. Just sayin'...
 
2012-08-24 12:23:12 AM  

star_topology: If it's not your political beliefs, its pictures of your kids.
If it's not pictures of your kids, it's stuff about your dog.
If it's not stuff about your dog, it's about food.
If it's not about food, it's youtube links.

FFS, WHAT CAN I POST ON FACEBOOK?


SapperInTexas: I'm sorry that you had to (gasp!) spend time to learn how to use the features provided by a free service.

John posts too many photos? Go to John's page, and select which content from John shows up in your newsfeed. (Statii, comments, photos, likes, etc.) Damn, that was hard.

Billy is posting game requests? Click the little X and block all requests from that game. Last I checked I have several hundred games and apps blocked. Took a while at first, because there are so many. Now, maybe one or two new ones pop up each week, so it's not a big deal at all. I unfriended several folks because all they posted was game-related. Okay, fine. You use FB your way, I'll use it my way, now buh-bye.

I, for one, love the food, kids, and vacation photos. It gives me ideas for places to eat or visit. And I vicariously visit those spots through everyone else's photos. I get to see what my siblings, my cousins and their children look like and how they're growing up, since I live 1500 miles from my hometown. What's the problem?

People who complain about the people on their friends list are missing the whole point of SOCIAL MEDIA. Just sayin'...


These. These right here.

I'm probably the most irritable, neurotic and asocial person I know, but even I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape about what people post on facebook. A message to everyone complaining: if it shows up on your wall, then it was posted for EVERYONE to see, meaning that the poster probably had a few people in mind who might like to see the thing they posted, and they probably figured that people they didn't have in mind might enjoy it too. Nobody's intentionally bugging you in particular with their political views, baby photos, food pics, etc.

And in any case, if my fb experience is typical, then these little annoyances probably aren't all that obtrusive anyway. So your cousin is proud of being a mom and posts pics of her kids every week or so. So the fark what. Pull that stick out of your ass and edit your wall settings if it upsets you so much. Again, they're not posting it on YOUR facebook; they're posting it on THEIR facebook and you're following them.

I've only blocked one person from my wall: a RON PAUL nut who literally posted about twenty times a day, and as for applications i usually only block games (those actually do get pretty obnoxious). But you know what? All I do is hit that little X at the top right of the post, hit "confirm" and I feel tons better, and most importantly I hold no hard feelings towards the person who posted. You guys should give it a try sometime.

As for Zuckerberg's constant changing of the site's layout: yeah, fark that guy.
 
2012-08-24 12:25:51 AM  
Could part of the problem be that people are friending other people that they don't even really like that much? I see people with like 1000 friends and shiat, and man, I would like to think I'm a somewhat decent person, but I don't think I could really be FRIENDS with 1000 people and feel like I really am friends with them.

Man, I'd probably forget who 75% of them are anyway. But Facebook does have a way of filtering people out of your life you don't need. Either they won't stand your quirks, or you won't stand theirs, and then, success!

/last person I unfriended was crazy
//now that I think about it, she DID post like 100 pictures of her baby on a daily basis...
 
2012-08-24 01:08:32 AM  
I DON'T WANT TO READ ABOUT YOUR BORING LIFE/I WANT YOU TO READ ABOUT MINE!
 
2012-08-24 01:18:32 AM  
Because I only go on twice a year or so while stumble drunk and make an ass of myself?
 
2012-08-24 01:22:14 AM  

theurge14: Baby pictures.

Just stop.

No more.


Or at least stop acting so goddamn outraged when said baby pictures wind up on snark sites.
 
2012-08-24 01:27:34 AM  
Early on Facebook was an excellent tool for stalkers. It was also a great reminder of why you didn't keep in touch with certain people.
I guess if you have an extended family and live far apart it's a good way to keep in touch.
I don't have a big family or many friends.
Now I has a sad.
 
2012-08-24 01:39:16 AM  
Looks like everyone already has the "Only Friend people who you actually give a damn about how they spent their day!" thing covered.

I've looked. I didn't see a single "Whoever has the most Friends wins!" contest anywhere on FB.
 
2012-08-24 01:40:14 AM  
Some friends of mine are Blizzard developers. A lot of Facebook Dramaz there this week.
/an ill-advised 3 word off-the-cuff remark generates over 3500 reddit comments and dozens of articles. Remember - YOU may take care of your privacy settings, but the friend whose wall you just commented on might not.
 
2012-08-24 01:43:15 AM  
Also, whats this timeline bullshiat, back and fourth and back and fourth. Practically unreadable and downright terrible from a design standpoint.
 
2012-08-24 01:47:21 AM  

angrycrank: Some friends of mine are Blizzard developers. A lot of Facebook Dramaz there this week.
/an ill-advised 3 word off-the-cuff remark generates over 3500 reddit comments and dozens of articles. Remember - YOU may take care of your privacy settings, but the friend whose wall you just commented on might not.


Wait, what i miss?

Cant compare to the butthurt on r/TF2 yesterday when come guy presented his evidence after months of exhaustive research regarding the price spreadsheet and that the guy running it made $3 in profit the other day before updating the spreadsheet regarding a newish item so the whole thing thats served the community for years has been irredeemably tainted...
 
2012-08-24 01:59:47 AM  
I mostly do it to keep up with people as I'm terrible with phone calls and emails. I'm on there to see pictures of people's kids and puppies. Beyond that...I don't care.

What does drive me nuts is FB showing me what other people commented on a status or photo of someone I dont even know. That weirds me out.
 
2012-08-24 02:00:44 AM  

andino: shotglasss: Facebook is over. Here's why.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/02/new-facebook-tool-may-turn-fri e nds-into-enemies-for-democratic-cause/


Facebook isn't over. Yet. But has anyone else noticed a trend of more and more of their Facebook friends not using their real names and not providing any real info? I've taken that as one of the first signs of Facebook's demise.

But Facebook won't die completely until something comes along to replace it. People love being able to interact with each other online, and right now Facebook seems to be doing the best job of that, as far as most people are concerned. I was really hoping Google+ would take over, but it just doesn't do anything that Facebook doesn't do, so there's no reason for people to switch.

Still, inevitably I think something will come along that does something that people want that Facebook doesn't do (I don't know what), and that'll be the last straw. You'll see a massive Facebook exodus similar to the MySpace exodus.

That's my thought, anyway.


dunno i and my family use steam that and we game every Saturday together.
 
2012-08-24 02:05:52 AM  
I'm addicted, I'll admit. Primarily use it for keeping up with the social goings-on in the music scene. Shows, parties, etc... It's a great way to organize a function. I learn about a lot of new music through facebook groups 'n such. If someone get married, has a baby, gets a new job, moves or dies I usually find out through facebook. Silly memes are an important part of my daily breakfast...

If people would please just stop posting about the nasty ballsack rash they have, that would be nice. Or, "I just checked in to Safeway!" OfarkingRLY?! You shop for groceries? Why don't you tell all of your acquaintances!
 
2012-08-24 02:10:32 AM  
The thing I hate most on FB. "If you share/like this picture, Bill Gates will donate $1 to help this legless, armless, blind goat herding little boy. But 90% of you won't." That's right biatch, I won't. I only share pictures of nice boobies.
 
2012-08-24 02:14:04 AM  

ZantiMisfit: The problem with facebook is that most people friend way too many people. A lot of my buddies have upwards of 400 facebook friends.


I guess I'm a freak because I only friend people who are actual friends. I have 72 friends on FB and know every single one of them in real life (or did in the past, a few are friends from high school).
 
2012-08-24 02:24:25 AM  

911Jenny: I'm terrible with phone calls


I'm definitely with you there.
 
2012-08-24 02:25:38 AM  
Robin Dunbar was the 150th friend I made on Facebook.
 
2012-08-24 02:36:16 AM  

flyinghouse99: I usually put people on ignore when I find myself getting angry at the majority of their posts. Being angry at someone's facebook post is a shameful waste of my energy. I am embarrassed by realization that I am such a mental midget that I can't even master my own emotions when it comes to some random acquaintance's trivial post. Really does any good come out of being angry that a fat girl constantly posts about going to the gym, no, only in my petty and sophomoric mind.


there's no shame in getting some help. all the best people go to therapy, you know.
 
2012-08-24 02:39:38 AM  
uhm

These are reasons why Australians don't like you on Facebook.
Gotta remember that most Australians are sheep.
 
2012-08-24 02:42:47 AM  

OgreMagi: The thing I hate most on FB. "If you share/like this picture, Bill Gates will donate $1 to help this legless, armless, blind goat herding little boy. But 90% of you won't." That's right biatch, I won't. I only share pictures of nice boobies.


I tend to be a bit of a dick with those and call the person on the bullshiat those always are. oh and the abused animal pictures just piss me off more than I can believe. I got rather rude the last time I checked early in the day and a friends ten year old daughter had posted a picture of a dog who had been badly mangled by a chainsaw asking for likes to prevent animal cruelty. That is the very last kind of thing I want to see at the beginning of my day or at any other time of day for that matter since it wont do anything other than make the person posting it feel smugly like they "did something".
 
kab
2012-08-24 02:43:17 AM  
Because I stopped posting entirely there back in April?

Facebook is all about the attention whoring that this article is whining about.. whether it be what you're doing, or kid pics, or passing along the same news stories we pick up from 10 other sites.....

And if that isn't something you enjoy doing, then your online existence is very quickly forgotten, and the site actually serves no purpose.
 
2012-08-24 02:59:25 AM  
My friends don't use facebook.
 
2012-08-24 04:18:21 AM  

wrenchboy: FlameDuck: I only have two friends on facebook, my wife and my daughter and I've forgotten the password. Problem solved.

I don't have and never will have a Facebook account. I'm better than you

NA NA NA NA NAAHHHHHHHH


Damn, I can't defriend you then
 
2012-08-24 04:36:30 AM  
I think people dislike BAD out of focus pictures of bland looking food. My food porn is always met with likes and comments and request to come cook for them. Then again I don't spam that shiat or upload a pic of my breakfast cereal like some people.
 
2012-08-24 04:56:20 AM  

lewismarktwo: I think people dislike BAD out of focus pictures of bland looking food. My food porn is always met with likes and comments and request to come cook for them. Then again I don't spam that shiat or upload a pic of my breakfast cereal like some people.


One thing I do like about my friends list is that a few of us were classmates in culinary school (now working in the industry), so most of that "food porn" ends up with quite a bit of criticism... Because, let's face it, most people have no idea what the fark they're doing when it comes to presentation.
 
2012-08-24 05:05:27 AM  

GranoblasticMan: lewismarktwo: I think people dislike BAD out of focus pictures of bland looking food. My food porn is always met with likes and comments and request to come cook for them. Then again I don't spam that shiat or upload a pic of my breakfast cereal like some people.

One thing I do like about my friends list is that a few of us were classmates in culinary school (now working in the industry), so most of that "food porn" ends up with quite a bit of criticism... Because, let's face it, most people have no idea what the fark they're doing when it comes to presentation.


This.

Not that i post on facebook much.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-24 05:23:49 AM  
I'll just be glad when the election is over and I won't have to hear the demented ramblings of WV right wingers.
Whatever you think that may be like , it's worse.
They make the worst Fark trolls seem logical and somewhat polite.
I'm about ready to ditch my account just so I don't have to listen to the Reagan zombies I grew up with.
My family and a few friends are the only ones making me hang in there at this point.
 
2012-08-24 05:56:31 AM  

StopLurkListen: The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.

Just remember, it's against Facebook policy to have more than one account. One for your real friends and family, and one to spam news feeds and to connect with random strangers so you can get your cow clicked on.


Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
 
2012-08-24 06:32:05 AM  

Kurmudgeon: I'll just be glad when the election is over and I won't have to hear the demented ramblings of WV right wingers.
Whatever you think that may be like , it's worse.
They make the worst Fark trolls seem logical and somewhat polite.
I'm about ready to ditch my account just so I don't have to listen to the Reagan zombies I grew up with.
My family and a few friends are the only ones making me hang in there at this point.


Reply with facts and low-key opinion. If WV right wingers are the same as in any state, you'll find the problem takes care of itself after about five comment threads.
 
2012-08-24 06:39:47 AM  
Because you're a self-absorbed twunt with nothing of substance to say?
 
2012-08-24 06:43:08 AM  

StopLurkListen: I *work* on Facebook apps for a living (don't hit me)


Oh, you're in for it now!
/Boot to the head!
 
2012-08-24 06:50:49 AM  

FlameDuck: wrenchboy: FlameDuck: I only have two friends on facebook, my wife and my daughter and I've forgotten the password. Problem solved.

I don't have and never will have a Facebook account. I'm better than you

NA NA NA NA NAAHHHHHHHH

Damn, I can't defriend you then


Here on Fark you can set me to ignore if you like
 
2012-08-24 07:03:01 AM  
My cousin posted pictures of her still-born baby. I could quit following her fast enough.
 
2012-08-24 07:03:58 AM  
Could not.... I was going to use the excuse that I still getting used to these new buttons, but I really am an idiot.
 
2012-08-24 08:10:16 AM  
If you want to know what Facebook is all about, it's right there in the article:

Exhibit A:

PEOPLE hate it when you post photos of your food on Facebook and nobody cares about your boring habits.

They're also sick of your baby photos and public displays of affection.

Just stop. You and your wonderful spouse or partner - and your equally brilliant children - are making people sick.


Exhibit B:

Forty-five per cent of Aussies get the warm and fuzzies when you write nice comments on their pictures or updates.
 
2012-08-24 08:21:12 AM  
i50.tinypic.com

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-24 08:23:16 AM  
I have zero friends on FB.. i only have an account cause you can login to pretty much anything online with it now which is nice.. I never got the thrill of reading that someone you havn't seen in 20 years went to the store today..
 
2012-08-24 08:24:53 AM  
I have a girlfriend now, so I rarely go on Facebook. I have like 800 friends but considering my high school graduating class was 1000 and I attended one of the largest universities in the country, it was almost inevitable.

Facebook really began to suck when older people got on it. That sounds ageist but its pretty much why MySpace fell apart. Facebook was great when you could see where all your friends and classmates went to college. Then it opened up to high school. Then your slutty mom showed up. Then your grandma. That was the tipping point.

/looking for random play
 
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