I was one of the last people to get on Facebook. Yep, I resisted. I was tweeting for at least a full year before I started with Facebook updates. I’m now “hip” with the times… which I will say isn’t very “hip” of me to say.
Bottom line… why did I wait so long? I like it! I get to post weather info, and you get to see a different side to me than you see on TV, plus, the behind the scenes pics we share can be fun! I also like being able to talk “to” you instead of talking “at” you through the TV. I’ve gotten to know some really nice people! Plus… talking to friends during a newscast is fun!
Nonetheless, I find myself getting annoyed. Why? It’s the wall posts that get to me. I don’t like the quizzes that are posted… or the wall posts that are posted on my page that generally have nothing to do with me. Don’t get me wrong… I appreciate the thought! But, if you want to have a conversation, shouldn’t that be posted in a message, then I can respond? If I am totally off base here… please let me know! Again, I’m learning the ropes as is everyone… as this media evolves!
What I absolutely cannot stand: Petty arguments and rude comments. I see people getting in fights on threads that are supposed to start “thoughtful” conversations. Has our ability to be as anonymous as we want completely thrown common sense out the door? I never post anything on Facebook that I wouldn’t say to someone’s face… then again… I’m not using it as a tool to hurt people. You shouldn’t hurt people’s feelings just because you can.
Something else to consider… we are typing! Before you react… think about how something might be *said*. Sometimes, people are trying to be sarcastic… not hurtful… there’s a difference.
Is anyone else with me on this? Maybe it’s my OCD talking… I like to have everything neat and orderly and just how I designed it on my wall.
What are your top Facebook pet peeves?