Friday, 21 September 2012

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friends






My name is The Aussie Hausfrau and I'm a facebookaholic

Well, I was.

Actually I probably still am but lately, quite frankly, there's something happening on facebook that's pissing me off!

I joined facebook on the 19th August 2007. Yeah I was a late starter. Embarrassed to admit it but I was a My Space lover and took a while to switch. Don't judge me!

I've seen so many changes, some good, some not so good.

But there is one major thing that I'm hating on at the moment.. I've even been avoiding my personal* account and just using facebook for my blogs page (and if you know me, you'd know just how big of a deal that is! Before starting my blog I facebooked EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE!)

But now every freaking time I view my personal home page I see things that my friends are doing that just makes my blood boil and it's time to vent...

Ahem *clearing throat*

Dear facebook friends....

STOP LIKING ALL THOSE STUPID FREAKING PHOTOS AND LINKS AND SHIT!

Nobody, especially facebook will donate $1 if you like the photo of that sick little child.
$5 will NOT be donated if you share the photo.
You are NOT going to hell if you ignore the photo.

Clicking like on a photo will NOT send a prayer to that person

These photos have all been posted without the permission of the owner with the soul purpose of getting likes and circulating photos that really shouldn't be circulated.

Unfortunately good hearted people like yourself are sucked into these scams by thinking that they are helping. You are not helping the poor child in the photo. You are helping the freaks who circulate them.

While we're on the subject;

Woolworths and Coles are NOT giving you $500 if you share the link and "thank them". That isn't really Woolies or Coles advertising those things.

Clicking on a link or photo will NOT win you a free iPod, iPhone, holiday, voucher or computer.

There is NO dislike button.

You can NOT see who is viewing your profile doesn't matter how many "click here to view who is viewing your profile" links you click on.

Lastly, that celebrity who you think died, again, for the 4th time this year, did NOT die. Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney and Jeff Goldblum ARE alive.

I know that you are generally a smart, kind hearted person who thinks you are doing the right thing, but you're not. Please stop. Stop ruining my facebook experience. Just stop. 

or at least check for verification of a hoax first. Facecrooks is a good place to start.

I was able to turn off your silly game notifications but I can't turn this off unless I unfriend you.

Kind regards
Your disgruntled facebook friend.


Do you have facebook friends who annoy you with these type of things too? Does it annoy you too? Sure as hell annoys me!! Grrrrrrrrr

Thanks for listening. Big girl panties are back on nice and tight now.

*This is purely a bitch about my personal facebook friends - not my facebook page followers - you guys are awesome! xx









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34 comments:

  1. Ha this made me laugh. I was only talking with my parter about it yesterday. He loves the silly quotes and humour stuff, I hate it. It blocks up my news feed. Especially the photos of 15 hot fireman who will come and save your house if it is on fire! Guess what, they won't!
    Prue x

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    1. and don't forget those motivational photos! I don't mind one or two but when I get 10 in a row I get annoyed!

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  2. I know just what you're talking about!! but you can hide this sort of stuff (esp if its the same people)click on the little drop down arrow by the side of the offending update and click the 'hide likes/comments from blaabla' option x

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    1. Oh I'll have to check that out Catherine and see if I can hide what people are liking without hiding all of their posts! Thanks!!

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  3. Yes I hide all of that crap, it drives me nuts! And I too was a Myspace lover, I miss Myspace...
    Can I add to the list, once upon a time your news feed would show ALL of your friends updates. But now, friends drop off my newsfeed randomly and I miss half the good stuff! What is that about? Facebook, you've gone too far.

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    1. Yes me too Kelly - I think it tends to show you posts form people you interact with the most? Or so someone told me :) I know you can add people to your favourites list and you actually get a notification when they post something :)

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  4. You had me at the image! Geez, that Abraham Lincoln was ahead of his time, wasn't he?!
    YES, YES and YES. And, not really related but while we're on facebook, stop with the passive-aggressive-not-naming-names-but-I'm-mad-at-SOMEONE-with-brown-hair-and-brown-eyes status updates. If you have an issue with someone, PICK UP THE PHONE! Or turn around and talk to them, if it's your other half. Grow up!
    And breathe. Sorry about that. Great post.

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    1. LMAO! Yes Emily - I hate that too!! Thanks for the giggle :)

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  5. I love facebook... I am obsessed with facebook.. I even signed up to facebook when it was america only with a face usa zipcode!! :) I do not fall for facebook hoaxs though...

    I don't like sharing photos that have been shared 1000x...

    I like sharing things that I find funny.. that most people probably wouldnt :)



    Popping over from FYBF :)

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    1. I love it too Yvette! I've just noticed that lately I've been ignoring my private account and I worked out it's because of all the crap I was seeing all the time!!

      I love sharing the funny pics too - although my sense of humour sometimes tends to be different ;)

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  6. And how about those annoying bloggers posting recipes and cost saving tips and trying to be funny with little quips about their crazy kids? They're the ones who annoy me the most! LOL

    Anne xx

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    1. Moi??? Never! Can't be me, I don't post cost saving tips ;)

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  7. There's some debate about whether Paul McCartney is still alive. Otherwise I'm with you. The thing that irks me the most is the soppy poems - gezuz. On the positive side I have absolutely no problem with all the Ryan Gosling Hey Girl memes.
    Love Mumabulous

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    1. LOL Yes Mumabulous - they are a positive - and I'm also partial to the Hunk Day posts ;)

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  8. The WHOLE of Facebook is giving me the pips :(

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    1. :(
      and you only just returned too!

      I'm not liking the way that only some people can see what is posted on my page and all the talk about needing to pay to promote >:(

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  9. Would tick 'like' for this post if that were an option :) Also, just voted for you. All of the best! x

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    1. There is now ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and thank you VERY much for voting!!!!

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  10. and people who request my birthday. if you dont know my birthday i'm really not that interested in you knowing. just because we went to school together twenty years ago doesnt mean you need to post on my page "happie bday" because FB reminds you that i am a year older. Please please stop asking me to play games i'm not going to play and please stop sharing the fact you play FB games twenty times a day.

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    1. Yeah I get those "I want to add you to my birthday calendar" requests all the freaking time!!

      I put a stop to the game notifications a while ago... Blocked all requests and notification that someone played farmville, frontierville, castleville, getalifeville (ok I made that last one up) and any other silly game that people were playing and letting it spam the home page wall!!!!

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  11. So much is annoying me about it these days, my ex sister on law stalks our family to cause trouble for my brother and there is so much negativity in comments now, across all pages, im considering suspending my account! I hate the way fb aims ads, pages and rubbish at me, AND the fb app freezes every time I open it so have to use the web version.

    Rant over, thanks!

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    1. You can rant any time Rach!! I'm glad that my post has given people a chance to vent as well!!

      As for your ex SIL - block her and get your family to do the same! She won't be able to stalk anyone then!

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  12. Agreed I'm sick of those stupid likes and crap that just want to steal your information, grr

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    1. Shits me that fb allows that crap and horrible pages to exist but details something as innocent as breast feeding.... That's a whole other subject, don't even get me started!! LOL

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  13. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Blog Hop.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ revampspunkyrena.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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    1. Hi Rena - thanks for stopping by! Heading over to visit you soon :)

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  14. I keep getting those requests to join my professional network, Branch Out. I don't have a Facebook professional network. So then I ignore all those requests and it makes me look rude. Facebook is ruining my nice girl reputation.

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    1. Oh yes I blocked them a while ago too. Who am I going to "branch out" to on a professional level? Other SAHM's?? LOL

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  15. This is so funny! I need my mother to read this-- she is my #1 culprit!

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    1. Oh yes Christina - share share share - this madness must be stopped!!!

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  16. LOL! You crack me up! Yes, you've given me a reminder that it might be time to do some FB friend culling. Just on my personal account of course. Like you said, all my FB page followers are AWESOME!

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    1. LOL thanks Grace - I'm just shocked that I've actually written something that makes people laugh!!

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  17. I've been thinking exactly the same thing and the people who make these stupid links are indeed stupid!

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    1. Very Bree - it just makes me angry that people either don't care that they're helping to share horrible stuff or that they are silly enough not to realise their mistake!

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