Everyone seems to have one.
Some people don’t seem to understand how to use one.
So I decided to make a Top Ten list of Facebook Don’ts.
10. Don’t like a sad status. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone post “Having an awful day,” and saw someone like it. Um? Or once I posted that I had a headache and someone liked it. Is anyone really reading Facebook or are they liking every status?
9. Don’t post half naked pics of yourself. Or anyone else you might know. It tends to scare other people.
8. Don’t constantly post what a genius your kid is. Some might be. But there have to be other average kids out there. My son gets a mainly B report card with one C sprinkled in. Where are all those kids? Or is everyone else getting As?
7. Don’t constantly vague book. (I'm talking to you Ashton and Demi..) Fine, if you want to do it once in awhile, great. A little mystery never killed anyone. Constant mystery does. If you aren’t going to spill your guts when someone asks what’s wrong on a daily basis, knock it off.
6. Don’t post a picture of something you cooked and then be like, “Can’t share the recipe, it’s secret!” Don’t tease! That’s mean!
5. Don’t whine if people spoil a show. Stay offline if you’re worried about finding out that Patrick Jane from The Mentalist shot Red John. (Or DID he?)
4. Don’t repeatedly post a countdown to the new Twilight movie if you’re over 25. It’s creepy.
3. Don’t constantly post political posts and be surprised when not everyone agrees. This also goes for parenting posts. I will say something if I see an anti-circumcision post most of the time and will write how I don’t feel guilty on making the decision for my son. And then of course that person TRIES to make me feel guilty and it’s like, “Can you just be accepting that my opinion differs from yours?” The world is an interesting place because we all think differently, people. I wish some folks got that.
2. Don’t allow your kids under 13 to join Facebook. I suppose I get it if they HAVE to play Farmville, but don’t let them post. They won’t have anything interesting to say. And plus, the rules sort of state to be over 13 to join. I might friend your kid to be polite if they request me, but don’t ask me to watch my language or my content. I won’t.
1. Don’t post about how broke you are and then have your next update be like, “We just bought a new puppy!” That’s annoying. Common sense shows that if you are broke, that buying a new pet might not be the brightest idea and yes, half your Facebook list is thinking this, too.