Today, I came across this list of 7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook.
However, in that time span, people and their Facebook status updates have become no less annoying, in fact, quite the opposite. But just for kicks, I wanted to see how much this person’s list of 7 and my list of 8 align.
- The Facebook Guru
- The Prayer Warrior
- “My Life is Awesome”
- The Serial Liker
- The Social Commentator
- The Jehovah’s Gamer
- The Activist
- The False Sense of Intimacy Person.
- The Brag (and various forms thereof)
- The Cryptic Cliffhanger
- The Literal Status Update
- The Inexplicably Public-Private Message
- The Out-Of-Nowhere Oscar Acceptance Speech
- The Incredibly Obvious Opinion
- The Step Towards Enlightenment.
Okay, so we have a lot in common. My #1 is his #7, and my #2 is his #6. My #3 is his #1 and #5; just for the record, mine are in no particular order but I’d put that as the top annoyance any day. My #4-7 don’t really match up with any of his, but my #8 has elements in his #2, #3, and #4.
So, now that we agree on four out of his seven, there are three left. And honestly, I don’t really care about #2 and #3.
For The Cryptic Cliffhanger, if it’s someone I don’t care about, I just ignore it. If it’s someone whom I’ve seen recently or about whom I deeply care, I’ll comment, but usually I’ll text or call that person. I’ve actually done it a few times in the recent past, and it’s yielded good results; sometimes those people just want someone to care. The Literal Status Update? Not even on my radar screen. It’s like…good for you? And for The Inexplicably Public-Private Message, two thoughts. One: people do make mistakes like that, whatever. Two: if you have to check yourself and your Facebook friends in somewhere and brag about it, how much time are you really spending with them?
So there you have it, a complete comparison.
But mine came first and you have one less, one less, problem than me.