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To think just because I ignore a post...

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Softlysoftly Sat 06-Oct-12 21:07:40

... Does not mean I don't care about child abuse, think cancer is a good thing or not give a shit about Japan killing dolphins hmm.

I also don't think clicking a picture of some poor disfigured child is going to make them feel special (or be seen by them at all), that liking a soldier cuddling his dog means the war will end or that commenting on a photo will make heart disease a thing of the fucking past...,

Why Facebook, why did you intrude on my pure use of this as a one to one interaction by publishing on my news feed every idiotic thing people I know "like", you have singlehandedly made me realise 75% of my RL friends and family are morons <<sigh>>.

comedycentral Sat 06-Oct-12 21:09:59

75% of your friends and family are morons? Nice.

LilyCocoplatt Sat 06-Oct-12 21:10:33

YANBU, and you can add those stupid fucking "post some random bollocks that actually means nothing to raise awareness for cancer" statuses to your list too.

Softlysoftly Sat 06-Oct-12 21:10:49

Ok a slight exaggeration, tongue in cheek perhaps?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 06-Oct-12 21:11:19

Have you been called on ignoring this sentimental tosh?

I just speed read over the "post this as your status for an hour" bobbins.

I hooe I'm not perceived as uncaring because of it.

Hassled Sat 06-Oct-12 21:11:32

Also - showing me someone's chirpy "Be Strong! Life's Great! You're a Strong Woman!" poster won't necessarily cheer me up on a shit day.

But we both signed up to FB - it was a choice, not an obligation. We can both choose to walk away.

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 06-Oct-12 21:11:50



sherbetpips Sat 06-Oct-12 21:12:01

They are not real pages, marketing companies use them to record traffic figures against companies websites. They just hide the pages and get paid on the figures. I regularly say this on my status but people still like like like. The ones set up around the missing little girl are particularly sickening.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Oct-12 21:12:20

I think just Why Facebook? TBH

lisad123 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:12:29

I know, I hate them all angry

Softlysoftly Sat 06-Oct-12 21:13:51

But Hassled I have an insomniac baby alongside MN only the absolute fury at fb and the daily fail keeps me awake grin I am a sleep deprived female Victor Meldrew and I like it.

comedycentral Sat 06-Oct-12 21:15:10

Ok let you off. It's annoying how it seems to publish your every move.

exexpat Sat 06-Oct-12 21:15:21

I think you can unsubscribe from the feeds of the worst offenders - I know I no longer get all the drivel posted by a couple of relatives I can't unfriend without causing offence.

But don't ask me how I did it, since Facebook changes its settings every five minutes. Something to do with hovering over someone's name or profile pic, and clicking on options that come up?

PacificDogwood Sat 06-Oct-12 21:15:23

I just deregistered from FB, having used it very little over the years (MN 'made' me join btw) and I feel freeeeeeee grin

Softlysoftly Sat 06-Oct-12 21:16:03

Chaos not exactly but my Auntie just discovered the delights of FB bless her and clicks everything then highlights them to me. She must now think I'm a right moody old bag smile

Softlysoftly Sat 06-Oct-12 21:18:01

exexpat I'll try but my fb hates me, I blocked a 'friend' whos language was foul yet I still see her statuses and FB has removed the analytical armadillo instead hmm

princelypurpleparrot Sat 06-Oct-12 21:18:51

YANBU at all! It shocks me daily at how my usually very intelligent and rational friends get sucked into all this bollocks.

The problem with FB is, no matter how much I would like to give it up, it's taken over and I'd be completely out of the loop without it. I'd survive, course I would, but it's such a massive part of life now it'd be sooooooooooooo hard to be without it.

I have just put a sarky comment on my SIL's status update though as I am so sick of her totally shit and ridiculous use of text speak on FB. She's in her thirties with two kids, ffs!!!

greenhill Sat 06-Oct-12 21:19:30

FB is much easier to deal with when you select what statuses to receive from friends. Click on 'only important' for your news feed updates and suddenly all the dross melts away. Also block all the stuff you think is spam, by right clicking on the right hand corner of the post.

Particularly useful for removing: new age hippy shit, invitations to join games, horoscopes and click on this to prove I'm an idiot pictures.

AnOldieButNotSoGoody Sat 06-Oct-12 21:31:40

What sherbert said.

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