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AIBU to be annoyed at Facebook Smugness

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MrsNorthman Wed 20-Jul-11 14:41:07

I can't understand why people wish their husbands/wives/Sons/Daughter's happy birthday/anniversary on Facebook ... can't they just tell them to their face like normal people. I have a friend who did this and her husband isn't even on Facebook .... and I couldn't give a rats arse how my 'friends' children are doing at school or if they got a good end of year report or how many goals their darling son scored at his football match .... and those with busy social lives ..... well i'm just jealous envy!!

mistressploppy Wed 20-Jul-11 14:43:00

Stop using Facebook

biddysmama Wed 20-Jul-11 14:43:50

unfriend them..

QueeferSutherland Wed 20-Jul-11 14:44:07

It's what it's for, Mrs.

Also, see putting pic up from tropical holiday.

QueeferSutherland Wed 20-Jul-11 14:44:33

<Waves at ploppy>

posterofagirl Wed 20-Jul-11 14:44:34

What ploppy said ( great name btwgrin)

Awomancalledhorse Wed 20-Jul-11 14:46:13

OP, I had a friend who would talk to her husband via their facebook walls when they were in the same room. Thankfully we fell out.

I just 'hide' all the smug marrieds/parents/children/whoever it is that pisses me off.

TeaspoonThief Wed 20-Jul-11 14:46:22

Facebook is bonkers isn't it? I think everyone should go on it so you can see just how odd some of your friends really are....

One of my friends (who i actually rather like) takes a pouty self portrait pic from above at least twice a week and posts it. Her DH posts things like hubba hubba etc.

Thing is - she's got him doing it now (taking pics of himself / them together)....and they look like a pair of swingers touting for business grin - maybe i should tell them....

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 20-Jul-11 14:46:27

YANBU... FB is the 'Christmas Round Robin' type's wet dream. In the olden days they had to wait a whole year before they could bore us rigid with their perfect lives. Now they can bore us daily. I've found you can 'ignore' all messages from certain friends..... v peaceful

ruddynorah Wed 20-Jul-11 14:47:50

They are sharing their news you miserable moo. What do you put on yours?

drivemecrazy63 Wed 20-Jul-11 14:48:03

stop using it if it upsets you ...its for socialising thats not very sociable shock

TeaspoonThief Wed 20-Jul-11 14:48:12

Oooh yes agree - have a proper cull every so often - it's very empowering...

Sarsaparilllla Wed 20-Jul-11 14:49:02

I hide all the statuses of people who bug me smile

QueeferSutherland Wed 20-Jul-11 14:50:01

I'd rather see smugness than those badly spelled racist posts. You know the ones.

TeaspoonThief Wed 20-Jul-11 14:50:07

It's just occurred to me that my most interesting friends aren't on FB at all .... <lightbulb moment>

MrsNorthman Wed 20-Jul-11 14:51:06

But its not news though. I wouldn't walk up to my friends and say guess what DS has had a brilliant school report he got all A's and VG's. It would be too embarrassing.

Teaspoon ... your friends antics made me laugh ... now where's my camera!

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 20-Jul-11 14:51:38

YABU. Why are you on FB if you hate it so much? People who whinge about it should be forced to post their latest status updates so the rest of us can pick holes in what you say.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 20-Jul-11 14:52:48

And how the fuck is wishing your husband etc a happy birthday smug??

gramercy Wed 20-Jul-11 14:55:14

A friend posted a picture of her baby and captioned it "Ootchi kooki koo" or letters to that effect. So her dp then writes "Oootchi kooki koo" and then she wrote it again and then he did...

I couldn't believe it.

You know Facebook is dead (and it is according to students at Harvard who think it is naffness itself) when this type of thing is rife.

mistressploppy Wed 20-Jul-11 15:01:50

Hi Queefer <waves back>

MorrisZapp Wed 20-Jul-11 15:02:09

Why give a child a birthday card then, instead of 'telling them to their face'?

It's lovely to get a greeting, whether it's on FB, by phone, card, letter or of course face to face.

I think we can safely assume that those wishing their immediate family HB on FB have also said it to their faces.


exoticfruits Wed 20-Jul-11 15:08:12

Just 'unfriend' them if it bothers you.

AnnThology Wed 20-Jul-11 15:09:01

why not turn wanky facebook off and grow up

Peachy Wed 20-Jul-11 15:10:34

My fmaily are away from us, and we have many friends home; it's great that they can wish the boys a happy birthday or see that ds1 got such and such award; indeed, we actively post things on there each week under a self esteem scheme with school so that FIL can see what ds2 has been doing and can send compliments. We might see him once every 3 months if that and he works shifts that miss the boys entiely. It works.

Of course FB is dead; woudln;t be populated by people in their parenting eyars going on about tehgir kids otherwise woudl it?

usualsuspect Wed 20-Jul-11 15:11:09

I like wanky fb

so ner

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