20 things your friends wish you’d stop posting on Facebook
Vanity, thy name is profile pictures
Are you a supermodel or celebrity? No? Then spare everyone your vanity and stop updating your profile picture twice daily with pouty-lipped selfies.
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Stop with the sonograms
Pregnancy is a blessed and cherished thing, but your friends do not require constant sonograms of yaour precious little sea monkey. The photo looks like a Rorschach, so perhaps save it for in-person updates.
Don’t drink and Facebook
If you aren’t in any condition to drive, you are likely in no shape to share how many shots of Jägermeisteryou’ve downed, either. Maintain your dignity and keep your statuses sober.
Quit the endless cardio updates
Hooray for you! In hitting the gym, you’re doing good things for your body and mind. Keep in mind that just because you don’t post about every single workout on Facebook, it doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.
“You know who you are”
Do you opt for passive-aggressive posts that are vaguely directed at one of your “friends?” No one wants to smell your dirty laundry, and the person at whom you’re directing your anger has probably already blocked you. Try for an in-person conversation to resolve your issues.
Boo to business bashing
If you have a negative experience somewhere, try posting constructive criticism on their Yelp page instead of tearing them apart on their Facebook wall. Allow them an opportunity to turn things around before you complain about how terrible they are. Everyone has an off day.
Pass on polarizing political topics
Unless you are aiming to irritate your pals, it may be wise to avoid issuing edicts on your beliefs. While it’s great to be passionate and vocal, there are far better venues and forums to share.
Incessant foodie photos are aggravating
Unless you’re at the French Laundry, you don’t need to post pictures of every meal. If people want to see what a burger and shake from Sonic look like, they can go get it themselves.
Don’t join the lonely hearts club online
Quietly unfriending your ex-flame is far wiser than hysterically updating your status with a bewildered “How could they do this to me?” plea. Your friends are there to support you – but keeping that offline is best (for yourself and any future suitors).
Stop with the self-promotion
Posting about a fundraiser you’re heading or a new business endeavor you’re taking on is fine. If you continue to push your wares, however, you’ll just wind up annoying your Facebook friends. Create a page and invite them to like it – but just once! Being too pushy is the worst.