Do people not think before updating their status on FB!

United States
May 25, 2011 10:26am CST
Well it is visible to almost everyone on their profile and I guess sometimes they update their statuses to tell the whole world about how cool (or disastrous) their life is. There is one person on my list who seems to live her life on Facebook. If she goes out she updates it there, if she has a bad mood she updates it there, even she converses with other through status updates. It is so irritating and now I hide such people from notifications! Do you also feel irritated with such behaviour or is it justified?
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10 responses
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
25 May 11
I never had that kind of situation before, my friends are not doing that kind of stuff, but on your place I would feel exactly the same as you, or even more irritated
• United States
25 May 11
I guess it is my fault since I don't just have friends in my account but rather some acquaintances as well so that now my list is loaded with like 250 friends and not all are counted amongst my friends. The problem is that I can't even remove them from friend's list so I better hide them up.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
25 May 11
what you mean you can't remove them???
• United States
26 May 11
Can't remove them since they are all acquaintances, and some are related professionally. I wish at times that I shouldn't have added but to remove them from friends list would seem to be a rude thing, so I hide their notifications.
• Philippines
26 May 11
It is a sort of trend nowadays to update your status on Facebook once in a while. In my opinion, it is a useful, if not cool, feature. I agree that sometimes this trend gets old and annoying sometimes, especially if you see people bickering, complaining, or even blasting themselves apart. Maybe this is so because some Facebook users think they will find solace with their other Facebook friends by doing it. What bothers me is what other people may think of them for doing it.
• United States
27 May 11
.While updating your Facebook statuses has become a trend some people are living a in virtual world that is not true. A lot of people lie, they say they are going on vacation but if you go by their house, they are home*
• United States
30 May 11
Hi Bumslayer and SmartMomma! I get your point and you are absolutely right, sometimes it feels that status updates are some sort of bragging grounds where in everyone flaunts what they do (or sometimes even if they don't!). People have become so fake these days.. Just to get a little attention they update fake status and that sometimes leads them into trouble but nothing can make them understand.
• Philippines
26 May 11
I understand where you are coming from. I have friends like that. They update their status ith almost every little thing they do or not do. What I mostly hates are the ones who keeps on updating their status about negative things that are happening to them. In addition to that, I have this workmate, who is my friend in Facebook, who updates her status about her disappointments, issues about work, our team lead and even our manager. I find her status updates unprofessional and not appropriate.
• United States
30 May 11
Isn't frustrating to see other people vent out their frustrations on their walls for the whole world to see. Phew.. I am tired of such people and now most of such people are hidden in my list. In your case I agree that it is an unprofessional behavior to update statuses about your colleagues and boss. It can land her in trouble someday. But what else can we do than just sit back and read those updates.. Thanks for replying.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
25 May 11
Yes! I need not know how much fun one is having, or that one is having a bad mood, or is going to the post office, etc. Personally, I think it is a little sad. That one would need to tell everybody every little bit of detail about oneself. And FB is certainly providing that avenue. I also hide those people.
• United States
25 May 11
Absolutely right! That's the type of thing I am talking about. Even if they have a hair cut or eat something that they themselves made, it's all over their status. Can't help these people the only option is overlook them. It's a relief that FB provides the facility of hiding such people.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
25 May 11
Definitely. There are many such people on Facebook. They just tell the whole world what they are feeling right now and blast it all up there. I think it is their choice if they want to use FB this way. I have also hide people from notifications before. I personally think it is indeed irritating but it gets really intolerable when they start repeating and repeating over and over again in FB. However, again, it's really their choice if they want to let the whole world know about how they feel.
• United States
25 May 11
Exactly! Since I can't delete them from the friend's list I hide them as well. And not just once they do it every other day. I mean like recently during the mother's day I don't know how many actually wished their mothers face to face but all had uploaded "Happy Mother's Day" as their status. Show off is what Facebook has become these days. But then again we can't stop anyone from doing what they want, all we can do is ignore them.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
24 Jul 11
Hi Swtpareek, True, its really irritating though, but since everyone have their status freely, we have to face them.
• Philippines
26 May 11
I totally understand how youe feel. I have friends in facebook who updates their status with almost anything about their lives. They even tell random thing in their status update. I just find it annoying sometimes. i especially don't like the status updates that are so negative. It sometimes affects my mood. There is also this one co-worker of mine who updates her status with her disappointments regarding our work, and her personal issues with our team leader and manager. I fnd it unprofessional and not appropriate.
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
26 May 11
People who overshare their life in facbook are annoying! I think they better use twitter instead than facebook.There are also people who would announce what they want to buy and if they have bought it, they will announce it on their updates. Its like, who the hell cares about their status. I hide the profiles of these people as well.
• United States
26 May 11
I have played both sides of the ball on this topic. In the past I used to update on a regular basis, and found out that it can cause alot of problems; and is not a good idea. There are many negatives to that. Everyone knows what you are doing at all times, and it seems like people keep asking more and more questions. Then when you try to plan family time friends call and ask you to do something. People come to your house when you want peace, or you could possibly be burglarized while you are away.I have to agree with you on this topic, it is not a good idea.
@amitgune (877)
• India
25 May 11
I hate such people as well. I use facebook to only communicate with my family which is very far away.