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    I actually find most of the posts amusing.

    One of my friends posts cleavage selfies with a caption talking about being humble before the Lord. Apparently humility before God involves showing the internet folks your rack. LOL!!!

    Anyway, all of your complaints about Facebook can be solved by logging off.

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    I have a love/hate relationship with FB. I love it because I find out about a lot of upcoming events. I can just click interested and the even gets synchronized with my calendar. I love the groups and communities. I'm a photographer, there's some amazing photo groups. For all my hobbies and passions there are some great groups.

    What drives me crazy is the 'friend' crap. Especially friends who are always posting quotes. Most of them are just crap. They post them all the time. They just feel they have to share all the wonderful wisdom. This is the number one reason I unfollow friends. Then there's the 'my life is so effen wonderful' posts. Look at me, I'm doing this wonderful thing, and I have such wonderful and amazing friends. Wouldn't you like to be like me? Unfollow. Then there's the happy couples. All the selfies. Look at what a wonderful couple we are. We are so in love, we are so happy. In case you don't get it, let us post some more of us. We are amazing, we do amazing things. I had a friend posing with a celebrity once. A celebrity I like. I commented on it. She said what a great time she had. Then the boyfriend commented on what a wonderful time he had, and then they chimed in together what a great evening they had, blah blah blah. Unfollow. The funny thing is they are the worst couple I know. He's constantly cheating, she's miserable and acts like she hates him. But boy oh boy their Facebook relationship is just awesome.

    Oh and please post when you check into an airport. I can't wait to see where you're going next world traveler. And every time there's a big sporting event happening everyone on Facebook all of a sudden is a GD sportscaster. Giving their play by play and commentary. Making sure everyone knows the score. And then when a celebrity dies you get the speeches and heart felt BS, as if they were personal friends with the celebrity.

    And stop with the drama baiting. "Oh that was the worse day of my life". "Some people just want to play games". "Some big changes coming soon". SORRY, not going to bite. Unfollow, unfollow, and maybe an unfriend or two is you do drama and post those excruciating, mind numbing quotes. And for crying out loud, it doesn't take a lot of talent to drink alcohol. Why is that something to be proud of?? Look at you drunk at the pub, what an effin hero. Nobody has ever done that before.

    And that's how you do a rant......

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    I must live in a different world. Group updates for community issues, local road conditions, family, hobbies and interests. Images of activities of my nieces and nephews and grands. Natural disasters affecting friends and loved ones. Beautiful views of the natural world in different parts of the country, and world. Art, topics of interests…weather forecasts, local events, local law enforcement concerns, regional events. I don't see cleavages or brags or drama. Anyone who over posts about their special cause or rants or games or challenges (let's see who reads this, copy and paste this), it's easy to just turn off notifications from them for a bit. I get a lot of actual information off of FB, or at least a head's up and I then get more information elsewhere.

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    Originally Posted by Sportster2005
    I have a love/hate relationship with FB. I love it because I find out about a lot of upcoming events. I can just click interested and the even gets synchronized with my calendar. I love the groups and communities. I'm a photographer, there's some amazing photo groups. For all my hobbies and passions there are some great groups.

    What drives me crazy is the 'friend' crap. Especially friends who are always posting quotes. Most of them are just crap. They post them all the time. They just feel they have to share all the wonderful wisdom. This is the number one reason I unfollow friends. Then there's the 'my life is so effen wonderful' posts. Look at me, I'm doing this wonderful thing, and I have such wonderful and amazing friends. Wouldn't you like to be like me? Unfollow. Then there's the happy couples. All the selfies. Look at what a wonderful couple we are. We are so in love, we are so happy. In case you don't get it, let us post some more of us. We are amazing, we do amazing things. I had a friend posing with a celebrity once. A celebrity I like. I commented on it. She said what a great time she had. Then the boyfriend commented on what a wonderful time he had, and then they chimed in together what a great evening they had, blah blah blah. Unfollow. The funny thing is they are the worst couple I know. He's constantly cheating, she's miserable and acts like she hates him. But boy oh boy their Facebook relationship is just awesome.

    Oh and please post when you check into an airport. I can't wait to see where you're going next world traveler. And every time there's a big sporting event happening everyone on Facebook all of a sudden is a GD sportscaster. Giving their play by play and commentary. Making sure everyone knows the score. And then when a celebrity dies you get the speeches and heart felt BS, as if they were personal friends with the celebrity.

    And stop with the drama baiting. "Oh that was the worse day of my life". "Some people just want to play games". "Some big changes coming soon". SORRY, not going to bite. Unfollow, unfollow, and maybe an unfriend or two is you do drama and post those excruciating, mind numbing quotes. And for crying out loud, it doesn't take a lot of talent to drink alcohol. Why is that something to be proud of?? Look at you drunk at the pub, what an effin hero. Nobody has ever done that before.

    And that's how you do a rant......
    I wish I could rep this.

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    3 facebook rants

    Originally Posted by journeynow
    I must live in a different world. Group updates for community issues, local road conditions, family, hobbies and interests. Images of activities of my nieces and nephews and grands. Natural disasters affecting friends and loved ones. Beautiful views of the natural world in different parts of the country, and world. Art, topics of interests…weather forecasts, local events, local law enforcement concerns, regional events. I don't see cleavages or brags or drama. Anyone who over posts about their special cause or rants or games or challenges (let's see who reads this, copy and paste this), it's easy to just turn off notifications from them for a bit. I get a lot of actual information off of FB, or at least a head's up and I then get more information elsewhere.
    Same here.

    I've done a few things to minimise posts that annoy me:

    1. Cleaned up a couple of times to delete people I no longer keep in touch and likely won't ever cross path again, or just don't see the point of keeping on there.

    2. Unfollow (but not unfriend) people who regularly post things that annoy me.

    3. If I do want to post something privately, I'll select the few people I want to see it or exclude people I don't want to see it. I have 144 friends on Facebook, it's not that hard to filter if need be.

    I too find most of the posts on my feed entertaining or informative rather than annoying. I do follow the rail network Facebook so they keep me informed about outages and delays, weather updates, local police Facebook, restaurant / bar / cafe / whatever's new and happening in town, photos of people I'm interested in seeing (having unfollowed or unfriended people I'm not interested in seeing), of course there's always the cute animal photos and videos, the list goes on.

    It's all about how you use it really.

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    Originally Posted by journeynow
    I must live in a different world. Group updates for community issues, local road conditions, family, hobbies and interests. Images of activities of my nieces and nephews and grands. Natural disasters affecting friends and loved ones. Beautiful views of the natural world in different parts of the country, and world. Art, topics of interests…weather forecasts, local events, local law enforcement concerns, regional events. I don't see cleavages or brags or drama. Anyone who over posts about their special cause or rants or games or challenges (let's see who reads this, copy and paste this), it's easy to just turn off notifications from them for a bit. I get a lot of actual information off of FB, or at least a head's up and I then get more information elsewhere.
    I have a significant amount of that and a bit too much of what Sportster posted including the "I'll post this 'complaint' about my kids as an excuse to brag".

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    Unfollow is a beautiful thing.


    If someone rants to must, posts too much, I just unfollow.



    I do have to admit that the political nonsense has been driving me nuts.

    also I don't do negativity. I try to keep it positive, not to make it look
    like my life is awesome, but I just don't like a huge amount of negative
    things being posted.

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    Oh yes, I love funny kitty videos. And Journeynow, there is a lot to love. You've mentioned some. You also reminded me off the 'copy and paste'. Or 'Can we get a thousand likes for x'. Which is mildly annoying and harmless. But when people blindly post things that are scams or harmful medical advice, it gets dangerous. The irony is they obviously have access to Google and Snopes.

    But FB and social media are modern day facts of life. At the end of the day I would be lost without FB. I really find it useful and mostly enjoyable.

    Then there's the people collectors. Seriously you have 4000 friends. Needy much?

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    Right, Sportster, you do get a window onto other aspects of people you know. (It surprises me those who don't use Snopes or Google, or falls for stories, or comments "to see what happens next" when prompted.) But it's great for community communications.

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    Originally Posted by Doc Blaze
    Unfollow is a beautiful thing.
    I read that in Trump voice, shudder...

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