Our Facebook friends catch a lot of flack, don't they? We don't like it when they incite out of control political debates, post vague "woe is me" statuses, take too many duck-lipped photos, or discuss their children's bodily functions.
We really don't though, so stop it.
|Also annoying... sponsored posts. WHY was this on my newsfeed?! I can't even READ it!|
However, I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the few things that Facebook friends are still doing right:
1. Accepting my friend requests.
To the Facebook friend that I don't really know,
Remember that time, years ago, when I just signed up for Facebook, was in dire need of "friends" so I added you even though I didn't really know you all that well? No, actually you probably don't. Thanks for accepting me anyway. I still feel awkward about that and I promise that I don't do it anymore.
2. Liking and commenting on my posts.
To the Facebook friend that just hit "like,"
You probably don't know how much that totally just made my day! I keep a low profile on my personal Facebook, and I really don't talk to you in real life either, so it kind of took me by surprise. I promise to try to be better about returning the favor.
3. Wishing me Happy Birthday.
To the Facebook friend that wrote Happy Birthday on my wall,
You are super sweet! I apologize in advance for missing your birthday because I never logged on to see the reminder.
4. Allowing me to crash weddings.
To the Facebook friend that just got married,
Thank you for posting all of your wedding pictures. You didn't invite me to your wedding in real life, but I am super nosy when it comes to these things and I appreciate the opportunity to judge your choice of venue, attire and decor. It was ok.
5. Keeping my list of baby names updated.
To the Facebook friend that just had a baby,
Congratulations! Your baby is cute and all, but I really just wanted to find out what you named it. I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized that the name you chose was cute enough to approve of, but not quite cute enough to be on my list of names for my own future children.
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So spill, what is your biggest pet peeve about Facebook? And is there anything else that you still like about it?