My Facebook Etiquette

Like them or not here are some proper Facebook Dos and Don’ts in my book.

  1. Status messages are in the third person so instead of I went to the store it should be went to the store so it’s not Robin I went to the store but Robin went to the store. It’s dumb but to some people it might be annoying, maybe just me :dunce:
  2. Limit how often you send a group message to people, some people do not like 25 responses showing up in their Inbox or better yet their phone.
  3. If someone sends you a message then respond to them directly not to ALL, unless totally necessary.
  4. If you have something to share with a bunch of people, just post it to your Facebook for everyone to see and respond if they are interested.
  5. If you want to get a group of people together on Facebook then create a public or private Event. It can be closed so only those you invite can see it or open so anyone can see it. That way, people can discuss it without having the longest message ever.
  6. When you want to comment on someone’s status you can actually comment on their status instead of a new wall post. Not that it matters but it keeps things where they should be, that’s how I like it.
  7. Memes are relatively pointless on Facebook (well they are kind of pointless anyway) but everyone seems to do them and at the same time everyone seems to ignore them too.

Obviously these are things that bug me, a normal person may not find any of this stuff bothersome. What Facebook stuff bugs you?

[tags]facebook, ocdness[/tags]


  • http://www.brightestblue.wordpress.com Hannah

    Good list! Two others could be-1. Don’t invite every person you have ever met in your entire life to be your ‘friend’. WTF? And 2. Don’t post very private things on your wall or someone else’s wall. A guy I knew from high school had his girlfriend allude to “chains and whipped cream” on his wall. Ewwww! That was a mental picture I could have lived without! :whip:

  • http://www.jenniferhasspoken.com Jen

    Here here!

  • http://amandainreallife.blogspot.com Amanda

    Definitely number 1 irritates me the most

  • http://heathersblog.com Heather B

    I try to do #1 too

  • http://dontwannahearit.com metalmom

    #1 -It’s not just you.
    #2,3,4 – I try to avoid this.
    #5 -I don’t gather people. It implies food and drink and I just like enough to pay for such things.
    #6 -I like commenting on status.
    #7 -I don’t normally do them.

    I wish I could subscribe to what status comments I wanted to. I don’t need to see what your brother’s friend’s aunt has to say about your bitchiness. :lmao:

  • http://www.kill-the-body.blogspot.com Gwen

    I couldn’t agree more with #1, well with all of them actually. Although I have gotten sucked in to the meme black hole. I’m going to blame this on my exceptionally boring job and my excessive time spent sitting in front of a computer being exceptionally bored.
    :gwen:

  • edmcbride

    if it wasn’t for meme’s i’d have nothing!

    i’m not a good writer lol

    :ed:

  • http://www.saidshe.net crystal

    I absolutely hate the status message thing, but I’m entirely guilty of it because it currently sucks my tweets into the status message. When I post from FB directly, I do it the proper way :)

  • http://www.kill-the-body.blogspot.com Gwen

    I wouldn’t recommend it, it sounds like more fun than it is.
    :gwen:

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Yeah private things are meant for private messages. If I ever post something that seems TMI it’s probably me talking out of my ass.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    :highfive:

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Glad I’m not the only one.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    It definitely takes some thought, I admit. I always think of my name first and then finish the sentence in my head.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    But just maybe, you could learn so much more about my bitchiness from others…

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Maybe I should try spending an excessive amount of time in front of the computer being exceptionally bored.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Hon, I am just talking about Facebook…not blogging. Memes are meant for blogging not Facebook.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Well that’s good :D

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Ok, I’ll take your word for it.