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to not understand people constantly posting on Facebook whilst they're on holiday?

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LilyLovesRoses Fri 05-Apr-13 17:16:54

I have one friend who is currently on holiday - in an extremely hot and faraway place <sigh>

She has done nothing but constantly update people on Facebook about -

A - The weather every single day. To the exact temperature.

B. Posted photos every single day. Beers by the pool entitled "another busy afternoon"

C. How beautiful the hotel is, how many chandeliers it has.

D. The six course dinner she has just eaten.

And so on and so on.

I mean there's showing off and then there's blatant in your face showing off like this.

I really want to comment saying - if you're having such a good time where are you constantly on Facebook?

But that would be bitchy right?

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:17:53

Hide her then.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Apr-13 17:19:02

If she was having such fun she wouldn't find time to post on any social networking site. I really don't get it. It sounds like she is trying to convince herself she is having a good time.

Marshy Fri 05-Apr-13 17:19:42

Yes it would be, but very tempting.


usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:20:52

Takes seconds to post on FB.

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:21:21

Yeah I don't get this either.

When I go away, it's time to shut off from the world sometimes. Not texting or social networking.

If you're that desperate to show off then just post a million photos when you're back.


BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:22:21

Wouldn't expect any other sort of reply from you Usual

Didn't even realise you had returned from your flounce though tbh.

SheepNoisesOff Fri 05-Apr-13 17:22:56

The showing off is extremely irritating. But it doesn't take long to post on Facebook and when you're on holiday you often have lots of time, so I can understand that part.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:23:01

I post on FB when I'm on holiday. <shrugs>

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:26:21

Really, Belle?

I will PM you next time I'm back from a break.

peggotty Fri 05-Apr-13 17:26:30

I think it is the point of FB that you do things like this tbh. And I agree that on holiday people often have more time to FB. Just hide the posts.

Weener Fri 05-Apr-13 17:26:50

I'm currently on holiday and have done a lot of fb-updating. Takes two seconds and doesn't indicate that I'm having anything less than a great time IMO

malteserzz Fri 05-Apr-13 17:28:25

I can't see the problem, takes seconds to post on Facebook or upload a photo so why not ? I've got friends on a cruise at the moment it's great to see their photos and hear about where they are

GilmoursPillow Fri 05-Apr-13 17:28:28

Oh LOL! I was thinking just that as I clicked on my MN tab. My FB tab has just showed me that a friend has added a load of photos from their "island paradise" holiday. I was just wondering why she doesn't get on with enjoying the holiday and sort out the uploading once she gets home.

lljkk Fri 05-Apr-13 17:32:50

it's not my idea of a holiday, either. But easy enough to ignore, no?

vivizone Fri 05-Apr-13 17:33:05

I don't understand it myself. Is it not advertising that your home is empty? I always post pictures after I have returned as I am super paranoid of telling everyone I am not home. It's a safety issue.

JohnSnowsTie Fri 05-Apr-13 17:34:06

Exactly, viv

GilmoursPillow Fri 05-Apr-13 17:34:37

And then I remembered I do this from my holidays at family's places because we don't do going somewhere completely different holidays sad

LayMizzRarb Fri 05-Apr-13 17:35:51

You can always hide the threads. However, when you hide someone's threads, facebook stops displaying your updates on their thread. There were a couple of people who bored me shitless with status updates but I still kept them as friends. They can still see your updates/photos if they go to your page, but just don't get them delivered in news feed. They may work it out......

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:38:05

I will PM you next time I'm back from a break.

Yes please, that would be very much appreciated. Because little me just can't keep up with your constant flounces ... I mean breaks.

PollyEthelEileen Fri 05-Apr-13 17:38:22

I would love to post about my holiday, but worry about the world knowing that my house is empty at home.

BelleOnceUponATime Fri 05-Apr-13 17:39:22

Also unless there was a free wi-fi I probably wouldn't use my phone for anything internet related.

I've had friends run up huge bills by using their phones abroad.

usualsuspect Fri 05-Apr-13 17:40:02

I have no idea who you are, I'm quite flattered you know so much about me though.

Ruprekt Fri 05-Apr-13 17:41:30

My SIL facebooks my brother (husband and wife) asking for tea or showing him breakfast she has made when he is upstairs!


And oo-er at Belle and UsualSuspect's spat!! smilesmilesmile

Pagwatch Fri 05-Apr-13 17:42:37

I am on holiday RIGHT NOW and posting here.
Do you want pictures?

I have to come on mn or how else will I keep up with with who is being arsy with Usual fr no apparent reason. And shite like that.

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