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(Slate)   How the "How come you didn't know my big news, I posted it on my Facebook page" phenomena is ruining friendships and putting the anti-social into social networking   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Farhad Manjoo, Facebook, memoranda  
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10153 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Sep 2012 at 10:50 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-28 11:16:56 AM  
3 votes:
The whole fb problem is this: women should not be allowed to use the Internet, except maybe to shop and get recipes and then only after their chores are done and their man has been serviced. It's not fb's fault. It's women.
2012-09-28 11:00:31 AM  
3 votes:
How the "How come you didn't know my big news, I posted it on my Facebook page" phenomena is ruining friendships and putting the anti-social into social networking

It is the best thing about and greatest social benefit of Facebook. It lets you distance yourself from the shallow, narcissistic, social inept people whom you'd previously have needed to be diplomatic with. Now they can invent offenses and fark off without you needing to do anything.
2012-09-28 10:58:48 AM  
3 votes:
I know that only about 10% of you will respond to my comment (those that actually care about me), but I'm going to post it anyway...
2012-09-28 10:57:49 AM  
3 votes:
Listen....if I'm going to all the trouble of calling attention to myself, the least you could do is give me the attention I so very much deserve, you selfish prick!!!!
2012-09-28 11:06:42 AM  
2 votes:
I just say I haven't checked it in a while, it's easier than explaining I killed their feed months ago.
2012-09-28 11:03:36 AM  
2 votes:
I do not have a FB account and never have...

A few years back was my HS 10 year reunion, the only invites, announcements, schedules etc. were disseminated via FB.

They thought I was dead since I didn't have an account.

/Maybe they just hoped
2012-09-28 01:52:41 PM  
1 vote:

2KanZam: Gabrielmot: 2KanZam: I do not have a FB account and never have...


#4 I want no part of facebook nor do I care to "miss out" on what people ate for lunch and how cute their baby is. The important people let me know what in fact is important ...

Since you won't see it on Facebook, I had an apple, 2 slices of banana bread, and some yogurt for lunch today.
2012-09-28 01:31:11 PM  
1 vote:
I've never had a facebook account but my wife does. She saw a post from some random stranger congratulating my nephew on his recent marriage.

So that's how I found out my nephew was married. Congrats guy! I'm posting this on Fark, so you should know how happy I am for you
2012-09-28 12:02:57 PM  
1 vote:
IAmRight Smartest
2012-09-28 11:23:54 AM

Ah, Fark, where a bunch of retards come and post in a thread to talk about how they hate reading other people's opinions online.

I have never met anyone who gets upset about someone not seeing a FB message, mostly because anyone who actually uses FB knows how quickly things move through the news feed. Which is why if it's important, you tag the person, which is basically like email but you don't have to know the person's email. Also, people are more likely to read their messages than read their email.

I DO consistently run into idiots who think that I owe them a personal call whenever news happens to me and ask why I didn't tell them or show them pictures of my recent kid. Hi, I have a few hundred people I know who may or may not be interested in this. So I post an album on FB - if you're interested, cool, go ahead and click. If you're not, scroll past it. Takes an eighth of a second. I'm not going to pollute people's feeds with posts every day, either. If you want that, then you friend my wife, whose friends have that expectation of her.

My sister seems to get upset that I don't call her and send her emails first when stuff like that happens. Guess what? Parents get a "hey, before we're putting this out there for the public, I'm letting you know." And they get that because they always answer their phones. We're not going to go through and call all of our siblings when something happens, when half of them don't answer their phones or respond to texts within a day, then wait to get confirmation that everyone knows before telling anyone else. I also have friends in multiple time zones with various phone plans and I'm not going to try to figure out which ones have to pay for texts, which ones have phone minute limits, which ones lost their phone within the last few months, which ones it's too late to call, which ones are in meetings, which ones are in...etc.

It's much simpler and more efficient to post it to Facebook.

-butthurt because he's the kind of tool everyone is making fun of.
2012-09-28 11:21:49 AM  
1 vote:
I don't read any articles until one of my friends posts it and it becomes Facebook official. Unless something is Facebook official, it's just not worth my time. How you people can waste your lives on things that aren't Facebook official is just beyond me.
2012-09-28 11:16:13 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe this site can add social networking, and call it FaceFark.
2012-09-28 11:14:06 AM  
1 vote:
I'm in China. Thank you Great Firewall, the ultimate FB killer.
2012-09-28 11:12:02 AM  
1 vote:

Eckyhade: I have a neighbor who found out the son who he (and most everyone else) suspected was gay and was still living at home had a wife and a 3 year old son via facebook.

Yes...that's what I thought too.

Saw grandpa giving the grandson a wheelbarrow ride through town last week.

Hey...that's big entertainment here in Southern Italy.

If you can have sex via FB, I may change my mind about it.
2012-09-28 11:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
I signed up on facebook so I would know when my roommates (who didn't work/school 14 hours a day) were throwing parties at our place. I'm thankfully now free of them and facebook for a few years now. In that way, facebook to me was analagous to the grumpy neighbor who narcs on the kids party to their parents.
2012-09-28 10:46:21 AM  
1 vote:
I hard to explain this to my wife the other day. turns out her best friend's husband's grandfather passed away a couple weeks ago. The friend sent an email to a bunch of people and it got lost in her inbox. She tells me way after the fact and seemed upset that we didn't go pay our respects. then she says to me, "I didn't know, she didn't put it on Facebook". *facepalm*
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