To some, Facebook is synonymous with frustration. Perhaps it is because everyone we know is thrust into our faces via some fancy algorithm crafted by Mark Zuckerberg himself. It’s the unfiltered broadcast of everyone’s every thought, action, and life event is overwhelming to the point of annoyance.
Huff Post recently posted an article on the behaviors we find most aggravating on Facebook. Here are 9 posts that will certainly annoy anyone on Facebook:
1. The “Living The Life” brag. These are the boasts about vacations or promotions. While we want to rejoice in your happy moment, it reminds everyone else that we are still trapped in average drudgery.
2. The “humblebrag”. You’re not really bragging, but you are pointing out something. Maybe you post a complaint about inappropriate flirtations of the opposite sex in order to draw attention to your devastating good lookings. You’re not fooling anyone, you know.
3. Relationship/PDA statuses. No one wants to see your mushy posts about how much you love your “boo.”
4. The cryptic cliffhanger. Don’t post a tease about a “big day” and not pay off with what’s going to happen. That is, unless you’re fishing for comments asking about what is so big about this day in particular.
5. TMI Updates. You really needn’t post your every move on Facebook. Doing the dishes and going to the bathroom doesn’t necessarily qualify as compelling status updates.
6. The public-private message. Private messages shouldn’t be posted on public walls. Don’t ask someone to hang out on their public wall unless you want 20 other people to join you for drinks this weekend.
7. The out-of-nowhere Oscar speech. You’re not getting an award for best dramatic Facebook performance, so a blanket post thanking everyone for getting you through a life event just results in people scrolling over a post that is most likely too long to read.
8. The incredibly obvious opinion about a big event. In the event of breaking news, you really don’t need to share the same sentiment that everyone is feeling. No one will judge you for not posting about it.
9. Unsolicited spiritual wisdom. Quoting spiritual wisdom is all fine and good, but they make desktop calendars for daily wisdom tidbits.
10. Political Rhetoric. Nothing will anger your friends more than political posts. Even worse are the political Facebook posts that have false information that has already been debunked.
It’s safe to say that a good rule of thumb going forward is: If you won’t say it in public, then you probably shouldn’t post it to Facebook.