Boasting about your wealth on Facebook. Why?

(95 Posts)
tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 08:58:35

Why are people so keen for others to see how many expensive material possessions they have.

Is this a 'thing' now?

araiba Wed 27-Jan-16 09:00:17

people never showed off before facebook?

Birdsgottafly Wed 27-Jan-16 09:00:45

Are they boasting, or sharing pictures with people who are supposed to be happy for them?

I've got family who do both, on and off FB.

Peevedquitter Wed 27-Jan-16 09:03:02

What have they showed off, spill the beans.

Is it a massive yacht or a tiara?

Birdsgottafly Wed 27-Jan-16 09:03:15

Oh and I'm in my 40's, they used to do it in RL, so it's always been a 'thing', it's just a lot more people have disposable income and we're living in a more consumer society.

But I'm happy for people that I know, who are just sharing, as you do, with friends/family.

tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 09:03:52

It seems like boasting.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Wed 27-Jan-16 09:04:07

I have one on my fb. She is highly amusinggrin

Katenka Wed 27-Jan-16 09:04:27

How is posting about your wealth any different from hosting about your holiday, shopping, new car, abs etc

That sort of thing happens on Facebook all the time.

General Facebook behaviour as far as I know.

If you don't like it unfriend the person.

The only people I have who boast of Facebook, do so because they are associated with a company and its part of making the company look successful.

I know lots of business people who have grown their brands, in part, by making themselves look successful.

tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 09:08:07

I can understand sharing those pics with family.

But do people who are struggling, and there are a lot who are struggling, really needs to see that you have so much money coming out your ears you don't know what to spend it on.

It seems insensitive.
They should adjust their settings.

bumbleymummy Wed 27-Jan-16 09:09:22

I don't like this at all! So tacky.

AlwaysHopeful1 Wed 27-Jan-16 09:10:09

But do people who are struggling, and there are a lot who are struggling, really needs to see that you have so much money coming out your ears you don't know what to spend it on.

Then it is up to those people to remove themselves as friends. Someone will always be In a worse off position, it doesn't mean that others need to stop loving their lives so as to not 'offend'

CocktailQueen Wed 27-Jan-16 09:11:12

If you don't like it, then move them to your Acquaintances list or stop following them. They can post what they like.

TheCatsMeow Wed 27-Jan-16 09:11:19

This depends entirely on what you're referring to. Lying in a bath of money on a yacht or just taking a pic of their new dress?

usual Wed 27-Jan-16 09:11:41

Maybe FB is not for you if it upsets you so much.

SuckingEggs Wed 27-Jan-16 09:11:51

No. You should adjust your settings! Or unfriend.

It's their page, however annoying.

tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 09:13:18

This depends entirely on what you're referring to. Lying in a bath of money on a yacht or just taking a pic of their new dress?

Pics of new dress I can handle.

You're not far off with the 'lying in a bath of money on a yacht'.
It's bragging for bragging's sake.

tinofbiscuits Wed 27-Jan-16 09:13:35

YANBU. Facebook gives your FB friends a "one size fits all" picture of you. It's not personalised to the recipient in the way an email or phone call would be, and so there's no sensitivity to the other person's circumstances.

MorrisZapp Wed 27-Jan-16 09:14:01

We need to know what these pics are of.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 27-Jan-16 09:14:19

People can post about whatever they want on Facebook. Everyone else had an 'unfriend' or 'unfollow' option if they don't want to see it. There are many, many people better off than me. Couldn't care less what they post about.

TheCatsMeow Wed 27-Jan-16 09:14:33

tellmelies if they're literally doing something like that I'd just unfriend them

tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 09:14:36

It doesn't upset me usual, I'm tougher than that.

I just find it annoying.
I need to adjust the filters or something.

usual Wed 27-Jan-16 09:15:35

Are they pictures of piles of money?
Is she lighting a fag with a fifty pound note?
Is she using tenners as bog roll?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 27-Jan-16 09:15:39

Bragging is an unattractive behaviour regardless of where it's done. I would choose to ignore these people in real life too.

tellmelies Wed 27-Jan-16 09:17:13

The thing is, why would you want to do it? confused

What's so lacking in your lif , that you crave constant constant approval of your 'things' from casual acquaintances and strangers on the net?

usual Wed 27-Jan-16 09:17:49

Some of my friends post photos of holidays etc I could never afford.

I don't think they are bragging, that's just their life. I don't expect them to only post photos of the shit stuff to spare my feelings.

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