So I spend a lot of time on facebook. Yes, I am ashamed to admit that I am slightly addicted. Over the years of having facebook, you do notice certain friends and certain facebook traits that they have. Here’s a list of the types of facebook friends that everyone has had over the years. Please note that I am not saying that my current friends are like this, but if you can relate? Oh dear…
The smug couple
*Ah hem* yes, this was me at one point. The couple in the new relationship who everyday share the same “I love my man/girl/beast/reflection so much” and always post hundreds of pictures of each other together. Whilst I love couples and think it’s great that someone can express themselves. I even found myself irritating at one point. You knew that everyone was rolling their eyes at you and saying “get a room,” but you just couldn’t help it. I know that even now, when I post the OCCASIONAL soppy post, my brother still rolls his eyes at me.
The person who shares EVERYTHING
A Chinese proverb, a funny quote, a picture of a kitten; there is always someone who seems to share every single item that appears on their facebook wall. I will say that sometimes there are some complete gems out there, and some pictures do make me belly laugh. But when all I see on my facebook feed is picture after picture after picture. I do want to see some posts from my other friends after all.
The envious singleton
This person is fine when they are in a relationship, actually, they are quite cute and you are pleased that this person is so happy. But as soon as this person is single-GOOD GOD!! It’s like a bipolar effect, one minute they’re happy with being single, and everyone in a relationship is stupid. The next minute they’re Bridget Jones, crying into their duvet and moaning on facebook that they want a man. You sound desperate, stop it.
The person who always posts competition links
This is something which I have seen to be quite new. Phoney facebook groups who claim that they have “100 ipads to give away” or “you can win this hamper of completely random rubbish.” No, they do not have 100 free ipads to give away, and there is no competition, your facebook page was set up yesterday. And you fell for this silly con? Ha!!!
The selfie person
Oh, you’ve posted yet another self portrait of you on facebook? That’s nice…
There are several more things I could list, but I think my facebook friends who they apply to would realise straight away that I’m talking about them. Whilst facebook is great for posting things about your life, sometimes when you post the same thing over and over again, it does get a bit tiring. There are things perfect for facebook, and then there are things which should just be kept to yourself.