I currently own two Facebook accounts. One is for friends-only (both online and real-life) and the other for my family and friends of the family. I’ve had them both since 2008, actually. I have two because I know how traditional many of my family members are, especially when it comes to religion, and that I don’t want to be bothered being judged by these extremists with the types of friends that I have and the types of things they share on their wall. The Facebook account that I have linked on my sites is my friends-only, as the family and friends account is very private. Anyway, moving on.
So, why am I writing this entry with this subject matter now when I could have written it a long time ago? I’m not exactly a daily/niche blogger who needs to blog every single day just for the sake of blogging.1 I also don’t have a day planner specifically designed for bloggers like some other bloggers do. I just don’t have the time to do all that, plus I do other things too that don’t quite involve blogging in general.
Back on subject. Since I started getting used to Facebook and other types of social media accounts, I have been noticing a lot of things. People share videos, audio, sayings, other people’s witty (?) posts, and of course, memes. What I am really bothered about the things people share on the wall is the language that they use and (sometimes) the message they convey, but mostly the language (or the lack thereof?) that they use to convey their message.
- The whole misspellings bit that somehow decided to become actual words. I don’t mind acronyms like LOL, ROFLTMAO, AFK, or anything similar, but I do mind misspellings being used as “words” such as teh, bae,2 and anything else similar to those. I don’t care if you all refer to me as a grammar nazi or whatever, it took me years of my childhood to master English fluency since English is not my native language, and then all that hard work has gone down the drain whenever I see these things (especially on memes) flooding my wall.
- Oh SO the drama! In this case, I don’t mind whenever I see people sharing links and news of an important, sometimes neglected, social issue that the public needs to take heed of (such as poverty, disasters, etc.) and actually do mean it, even though there are explanations as to why they’re sharing it or not. I also don’t mind seeing simple feel good stories that occurred in the lives of my friends (for example, photos of their kids, photos of their trips, photos of their spouses/lovers on their trips, you get the picture.) and even outside our world (funny pet videos, someone being a good Samaritan to another, etc.). But what pisses me off is when people post complaints and essay-long negativity about the problems in their lives that has become repetitive every single hour, day, you know how it goes. What even makes it more annoying is when friends and acquaintances start to comment on their drama, regardless if it was for or against, the original poster would just bitch and bitch at them with the repetitive replies of “You don’t f***** know me, so STFU” and anything similar to those words. On top of that, replies such as “This is my FB wall and I can post anything I want! Unfollow me if you hate my whining!” Seriously? You don’t really want that, oh no. To me, you’re just acting like a whiny little brat so you can get attention, because by the time those same people start unfollowing you, you start bitching again on your wall saying that those people are ungrateful. Hypocrisy much?
- Famewhores. Selfies, selfies, selfies. I personally don’t like doing selfies unless if they involve a special type of memory that’s worth posting for the world to see. I also enjoy selfies with family and friends, of course. And in turn, I also like seeing selfies of others too, especially when they’re with their loved ones at some of the best places on earth. But then, there are a lot of cases where you see someone’s picture plastered all over your wall in almost every minute, every hour, everyday. That person would expect their friends on their Facebook friends queue to actually comment on that selfie. Even more irritating, is the captions that they put on those selfies that’s got nothing to do with the selfie itself. If I don’t comment because I really don’t have a reason to comment but to be forced to see your face every single time I log on, you start bitching at me for being “rude and ungrateful.” Isn’t one “Like” enough already? What if there’s a “Dislike” option? Really, you are not the only God-sent human being in this whole world that the entire globe should all have their eyes on you. Get over yourself.
- Trolls. Of course, every social media user just hates trolls. The more we give attention to these trolls just because they piss everyone off so much, the more we get dumber against them.
It’s late night right now and I’ve got plenty more reasons, but they’re not coming to my head right now. Maybe I’m so bitter as of late because things aren’t going my way from my previous post last Wednesday night. At least I got GitHub to work again (my fault on this one, actually) and that AMPPS has been fixed.
Last, but not least, good morning!
- not very many people visit my blog anyway… I really should start joining blogger forums, visit and comment on other people’s blogs more often, and meet new people, so that I can have some visitors here and there. [↩]
- ESPECIALLY this one. WTF is “bae” anyway?! It’s the most ANNOYING “word” I’ve ever seen to grace the entire social media! [↩]