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2013-04-05 07:03:10 PM
He's my world, but I know the boundaries when talking about him to others.

farm9.staticflickr.com

/Hint. Most people don't give a shiat about your baby, and get annoyed after the second picture.
 
2013-04-05 07:03:41 PM

leonel: God yes. I have a coworker that shares her kids photos with me even though I don't want to see them. My boss has kids and my other coworkers have kids but they don't shove pictures of their kids in my face unless I specifically ask them about it.


Using your kid's picture as your avatar is the women's version of guys posting pictures of themselves standing in front of their cars.
 
2013-04-05 07:04:40 PM
For the two whole days I bothered with facebook, the thing I found most annoying was jesus.  Now here's a guy I used to be cool with, but add just a little social media and I can't stand the farker because he's always in my face with his love.  Hey, J?  You and your love can back the fark off.  When I lock myself out of the house or bark my shin on the coffee table, I'll call.  Until then just STFU.
 
2013-04-05 07:05:14 PM

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Want to know how I know you DNRTA?
 
2013-04-05 07:05:17 PM

JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10


Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.
 
2013-04-05 07:08:03 PM

spiderpaz: miketbj2: spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?

You realize this happens in face-to-face conversations, not just on facebook, right? Might want to take some time away from the computer.

OMG you poor baby!  You were talking to your buddy about how hungover/jet-lagged/excited because something in YOUR life, and they had the nerve to talk about their kids (which now constitute 90% of their free time)?  Wow, you're such a good friend.


Well, let's see... not talking about how hungover, jet-lagged, or how excited about anything I am, and I wasn't talking to my buddy. Zero, well done. My pet peeve is a coworker, who when I need to talk about WORK in order to get something done so I can go home, insists on derailing the conversation to talk about her kids. I'm not friends with her, I don't want to be friends with her, and I'd like to keep it professional so I can get done and go home. It's similar to Sports Guy who always wants to go on about sports I'm not interested in, but it's easy to say "I really don't care about hockey."

It's annoying to make any subject the absolute center of every conversation, it just mostly happens with people obsessed with their kids. Also, it's one of that hardest topics to say you don't care about.
 
2013-04-05 07:13:20 PM
dennysgod:
Parents lives revolve around their kids, that's what it means to be a parent so here's a helpful hint, don't "friend" people that have kids if you don't wanted to be bombarded with pictures of Little Timmy with tampons up his nose after raiding mom's bathroom.

Um yeah, part of being a well-socialized human being is recognizing that YOUR favorite topic isn't necessarily everyone else's.  You shouldn't drone on and on about plot discrepancies in Star Trek, and you shouldn't derail every conversation on and off-line with anecdotes about your children.  Some people literally can talk about nothing else.  And yeah, I'm a parent myself.

MrSteve007:
Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza

Ironically... they only imposed those on people they at least vaguely know.  YOU imposed them on total strangers across multiple continents.  You win... cock punches over TCP/IP and piping hot sewage.
 
2013-04-05 07:14:45 PM
It's easy to ignore the flood of baby pics.

What annoys me is that my friends list looks like I'm slowly replacing my actual friends with babies.  Please people, if your profile picture has any people in it at all, one of them should be you.
 
2013-04-05 07:15:27 PM
It's so awful that people love their kids and are happy they have kids and want to express their happiness to their friends.  So, so awful.

Please, return to posting your:
- picture of current meal
- workout of the day
- picture of political figure with ironic caption
- creepy picture of you sleeping under covers with your dog
- inspirational quote by Paulo Coelho or Thoreau
- picture of you getting plastered with friends too old to be wearing that
- picture of your Harley or Mustang
- strangely ambiguous 3 word sentence fragment designed to elicit response
- song you are listening to right now
- picture of naked woman from website that posted on your behalf
- a state that doesn't contain an 'E'... (hint: it's not as easy as you think!)
- link to banana slicer
- pinterest that you'll never do
- current reason why you hate Facebook OR how to fix Facebook security settings

But whatever you do... don't show your happiness to be a parent.
 
2013-04-05 07:15:30 PM
She needs to get over her choice to have an abortion already
 
2013-04-05 07:17:56 PM
Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.
 
2013-04-05 07:18:06 PM
"Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."
 
2013-04-05 07:22:00 PM
Sweet blog, babe!
 
2013-04-05 07:22:10 PM

dusty15893: "Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."


I didn't see you all the way up there at first.
 
2013-04-05 07:22:18 PM

nicoffeine: Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.


This thread is now about how I said "your," instead of "their," thus rendering my argument and identity invalid.

You win, heroes.
 
2013-04-05 07:23:13 PM

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Except she never said she hates anyone....


You be crazy.
 
2013-04-05 07:23:16 PM

megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.


Reading this crap makes me physically ill. I'm so glad the people I know can all use actual English. Fark.
 
2013-04-05 07:24:12 PM
SBinRR:
I upset her and her friends when I told her that the fact that her and her husband had not been on a date in two years was not a good thing

Some people take astonishing amounts of pride in these self-imposed* sufferings.  I can't imagine why, as all you need to do is get a babysitter and go out for dinner once in a while.  There's no accomplishment in being glued to your child 24/7, any idiot can do that.

* and self-imposed they usually are.  Lots of babies and toddlers handle being babysat just fine.
 
2013-04-05 07:24:41 PM

LavenderWolf: nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.

Except she never said she hates anyone....


You be crazy.


You're an idiot.
Hey, I didn't say I hated you.
 
2013-04-05 07:27:05 PM
I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?
 
2013-04-05 07:27:31 PM
I was too wrapped up in my baby son to give a shiat what anyone else thought of him.
 
2013-04-05 07:27:47 PM
Ya know what?

Just unfriend them now.

Childless people and parents will only have less and less in common as time goes on, so rip the band-aid off now and end the relationship, rather than sound off like a joyless, child hating harpie.
 
2013-04-05 07:28:00 PM

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


Block his posts?
 
2013-04-05 07:29:07 PM

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


You and Mr. Jack Daniels can tell him together.
 
2013-04-05 07:30:31 PM

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


I thought the same thing!
 
2013-04-05 07:33:35 PM
In the great words of Thornton Melon...."the best part about kids is making them."
 
2013-04-05 07:34:00 PM

nicoffeine: Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.


FTFA:
"Blair Koenig is not the enemy, parents."

"I don't want people to think it's me vs. moms."

"Somebody asked me the other day where most of my submissions come from, and I'd say it's probably parents, because they come across this stuff more often."

"This joke has been running for a long time. Years ago, you used to go to parties and see people break out the wallet stuffed with photos. But now the parents who are like that have this global audience."

"I'm not saying you should only post one cute picture of your kid a year or that I only want to hear about the milestones. I don't think it's entertaining to post a bunch of pictures of your food either."

"I'm trying to put my opinion out there, but I'm not trying to be antagonistic."

So, maybe you read the article, but you didn't comprehend it. It's that damn obvious.
 
2013-04-05 07:34:04 PM
Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.
 
2013-04-05 07:35:54 PM

nicoffeine: You're an idiot.
Hey, I didn't say I hated you.


So can you show us where she said people with babies are idiots since you couldn't come up with an example of her saying she hates babies?

Soup4Bonnie: You can't.  You've fabricated it entirely.

 
2013-04-05 07:36:16 PM

megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.


I don't know if I love you or hate you.

/it's making me cra-cra
 
2013-04-05 07:37:32 PM

Oerath: megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.

Reading this crap makes me physically ill. I'm so glad the people I know can all use actual English. Fark.


I can't go on Facebook for too long. I become entirely disillusioned with....I just get...gah, angry tunnel vision.

And seriously...the "your" and "you're" issue is overwhelming on Facebook. I am going to blame my first form on cancer on social media.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:13 PM
Social Media:If you aren't flirting with me or making me laugh, shut up.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:26 PM

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


Depending on his privacy settings, "friends," "friends of friends" or "anyone" can tell him his kid is farking ugly.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:32 PM

FunkOut: Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.


You could get a baby harness and reenact scenes from Total Recall
 
2013-04-05 07:39:22 PM
And again, I am not childless.  I am child-FREE.  I find "childless" presumptuous, as if the person using that phrase thinks that something is MISSING in my life because I am free of children.
 
2013-04-05 07:40:08 PM
Is anyone else concered about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?
 
2013-04-05 07:40:55 PM

Cytokine Storm: megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.

I don't know if I love you or hate you.

/it's making me cra-cra


You probably hate me. I'm probably batshiat cra-cra.

Word.
 
2013-04-05 07:43:48 PM

Cytokine Storm: FunkOut: Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.

You could get a baby harness and reenact scenes from Total Recall


OMG, great new Halloween costume idea! Or John Hurt from "Alien"!!!
 
2013-04-05 07:43:59 PM
Jesus Christ, childless people biatching about being called childless is exactly what I'd expect of some childless child whose parents likely wish they were childless.

Anyone wanna rent a kid? Strictly looky, no touchy.
 
2013-04-05 07:45:17 PM

Name_Omitted: timujin:
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent

Where the hell did you go?


They kicked his sister in the jaw
 
2013-04-05 07:45:42 PM

timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent


You are correct. I did same, including wasting a few minutes of my life watching her video clip on some morning show. Not funny at all. I wouldn't even find her funny if I was a smug childless coont, which I'm not.
 
2013-04-05 07:46:27 PM

JasonGriffee: Is anyone else concered about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?


I'm more concerned about the overall level of child neglect. People who worship their children are probably taking care of them.
 
2013-04-05 07:48:13 PM

Cerebral Knievel: there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record


Do you not have a Facebook account? They're already here.
 
2013-04-05 07:51:36 PM
that's just the dead eggs talking. a glass of pinot and she'll be back to her bloggy self.
 
2013-04-05 07:52:31 PM
She has a face like an anvil.
 
2013-04-05 07:53:02 PM
I'm pretty comfortable with my gut instinct that people who use terms like "breeders" and "crotchfruit" to show their contempt of people who have kids should never reproduce, because they are to self-centered to care about anybody but themselves and anyone who will go down on them.
 
2013-04-05 07:58:22 PM

KittyGlitterSparkles: dusty15893: "Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."

I didn't see you all the way up there at first.


Wut?
 
2013-04-05 07:58:36 PM

TehFark: spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.

I thought the same thing!


Why? They put the pictures up on facebook. Nothing on Facebook is private.
 
2013-04-05 07:59:00 PM
So use the ignore button, assholes.

Eat shiat, by the way.
 
2013-04-05 08:01:23 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: So use the ignore button, assholes.

Eat shiat, by the way.


*internet fistbump*
 
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