7 Facebook Trends That Need To Stop Being Trends
This was an easy #1, hands down. Nothing says “Appreciate me for my beauty, not for my brains” quite like a picture you took of yourself in the bathroom mirror making a duck face. No, don’t tell me it’s a sexy pout. Duck face is not sexy. Unless you’re a duck, being seen from the point of view of other ducks. I also like it when the toilet is clearly visible in the backdrop of selfies, because obviously that’s what you want associated with your lovely face.
2. Random kid ❤
People who take pictures holding a random baby bother me. I probably don’t know you enough to know whether or not that kid is actually yours. Do you have any idea how confusing this is to people? Luckily there’s usually that one estranged relative who actually asks if you’re the parent, because I sure don’t know you well enough to ask. (And I admit I’m probably being all judge-y in the meantime. But that might be just because I’m not ready for kids so I assume others my age aren’t either.)
3. Speaking of kids…
Here’s 8 million pictures of my kids! Like them all!
I don’t mind when people with kids post super cute pictures. But try to keep in under control, people. And as a side note, I find it kind of creepy that when these kids are older, they will be able to watch themselves grow up, with a thorough record of their day-to-day happenings and all life events.
4. Song lyrics to that song you’ve never heard that really doesn’t make sense out of context.
“I read your letter
The one you left when you broke into my house
Retracing every step we made
And you said you meant it
And there’s a piece of me in every single
Second of every single day
But if it’s true then tell me how we got this way”
But what does it mean? Does it mean anything? Is it deep, or do I just like the song? You don’t know muahaha evil genius…
5. Food porn
If you are out at an amazing dinner, you are welcome to brag about it. I will probably be very jealous and then go make myself a bowl of cereal for dinner. But do I post that picture of my cereal to the internet? No, no I don’t. No one wants to see the gross food you cooked for yourself. The rule should be that only exceptional food can be posted to Facebook!
6. #Hashtag #ALL #the #words!
Bro, stop it. You’re embarrassing yourself. Hashtags are for Twitter, and even if you are posting something on Twitter that happens to also go to your Facebook, you really don’t need to get so hashtag-happy. And anyways, by the time we see your hashtag-ridden monstrosity, we are already looking at the words or picture it’s supposed to be describing.
7. Awkwardly sexual or inappropriate behaviour.
Personally, I think we shouldn’t be posting anything on the internet that we don’t want our parents/family members/religious leader/current or future employers/kids to see. Once it’s up there, there is no way to get rid of it, so be careful. Also I’m going to be judge-y here again, but I lose respect for people who post sexual things to their Facebook pages. Not that I think you should not be a sexual being, but you don’t need to tell the whole world that you got laid last night. And those pics of you partying, smoking pot, or doing other illegal activities? You never know who will see them. Plus even though you think you sound cool now, odds are good that no one cares. Sorry, it’s the internet.
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Hey all! Janine here.
This blog is to help me understand what is going on in my life, because I find that until I share my experiences it is hard to make sense of them and what they mean to the bigger picture. When there's nowhere else to turn, your typewriter is there to listen without judgment, and just let you bleed.
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