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To think that is someone is on holiday and updating facebook every 10 mins saying what a great time they are having, that they are really not having a great time at all!

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PartyFops Sat 07-Sep-13 21:06:47

A friend of mine is on holiday and yes maybe i'm a bit jealous but she has put 15 facebook updates on today alone, and she is only one day 2.

My best holidays have been when I have not felt the need to even look at my phone or ipad!

Pagwatch Sat 07-Sep-13 21:59:25

I had a whole caprinihahahahaha thread when I was on holiday [proud]

MrsWolowitz Sat 07-Sep-13 21:59:45

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mrsjay Sat 07-Sep-13 22:03:25

some of my friends have been posting from holiday and I did (when i got a phone signal) I liked reading and seeing their pictures <shrug> i honestly don't think it is a big deal

DuelingFanjo Sat 07-Sep-13 22:03:37

Are you checking her Facebook then?

PartyFops Sat 07-Sep-13 22:04:09

OOh 3 more posts, one picture of her dinner, one picture of her glass of wine and status about a tree. Yes I may hide her posts for a week.

PartyFops Sat 07-Sep-13 22:05:47

dueling I take it you are not a facebook user confused. They come up on my news feed.

Doshusallie Sat 07-Sep-13 22:11:39

I think you are being mean.

Arisbottle Sat 07-Sep-13 22:12:50

You sound like a great friend

BIWI Sat 07-Sep-13 22:14:03

TBH, I think you are jealous

Pagwatch Sat 07-Sep-13 22:15:23

I would hide her posts altogether. You really don't like her.

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 22:15:37

I post stuff on FB, including from holidays, that might look like bragging, I can see how it might look, but the real reason is just so that my DParents can see where we are, what we are doing and that we are ok. They haven't travelled much, so it's my way of sending them an electronic postcard so they can see where we/the GCs are and what we are doing.

I tend to forget that other people can see it too! blush

DuelingFanjo Sat 07-Sep-13 22:16:57

Yes, I use Facebook. I suspect you would find me really irritating.

Today I posted seven photographs in a row.

whois Sat 07-Sep-13 22:43:36


Plenty of holidys I've been having an awesome time but still had plenty of time to post on FB!

I love seeing photos and posts from my friends on holiday, I don't get what the big deal is.

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 22:45:46

I loved your holiday thread Pag but the best bit was how it came about via DS2 and DH going, "fuck it - let's go!" grin

WhereHasSheGone Sat 07-Sep-13 22:47:39

If she was having some a great time Facebook wouldn't cross her mind. Whenever we go on holiday our phones and the iPads do not come along with us.

PuppyMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 22:49:04

You can't do anything on Facebook without upsetting someone.

Elsiequadrille Sat 07-Sep-13 22:55:15

Holiday for me includes forgetting about the internet and social media. Seems not everyone thinks the same. I don't understand it, but...

BIWI Sat 07-Sep-13 22:57:00

Holiday for me involves always taking my iPhone, laptop and/or iPad. We're all different. I love being connected with other people.

SnakePlisskensMum Sat 07-Sep-13 22:59:12

Me too BIWI, it takes but a second and me 'real' friends seem happy enough to reply, as do i to them

SnakePlisskensMum Sat 07-Sep-13 23:00:10

My...I know I'm from the Midlands but blooming heck...

BIWI Sat 07-Sep-13 23:00:42


LeGavrOrf Sat 07-Sep-13 23:05:00

Pag you made me laugh on your caiprinhahahaha thread when you said that you asked your husband to get you a caiprinhahahaha instead of your normal drink, your husband said 'what the fuck' and shocked your daughter grin

To be honest I think in this day and age it takes so little time to post something on Facebook and add a photo that it is just part of normal life. Doesn't mean you're a boring bastard or a show off. Just someone who posts things on FB as part of their day wherever they are. And I am not even on FB or like it.

kaosak Sat 07-Sep-13 23:06:40

WhereHasSheGone why on earth wouldn't it cross her mind to update FB if she was having a great time hmm?

I spent a couple of years backpacking around the world a long time ago and a huge amount of that time was spent on trains, waiting for trains, sitting by waterfalls, pools, beaches etc. I wrote ludicrously long airmail letters that I sent to lots of people at home because I actually had time and because most importantly your holiday is the one time of year where you actually do something different and interesting!

I could have saved myself a fortune in stamps and not had writer's cramp half the time if t'internet and FB had been invented back then.

sweetiepie1979 Sat 07-Sep-13 23:10:44

It's not been in the moment If your constantly updating. When I see pepole doing it I always think they are a bit discontented. My friend dI'd it a wee while ago. She went on holiday with husband to fix things after he had an affair the romantic together we are having a fabulous time pictures were endlessalong with the updates of what we are doing now but 6 months later she tells me she spent a lot of time crying on the holiday and she didn't feel it was the holiday it was supposed to be didn't meet her expectations she was posting to convince herself she was having a good time. Obviously that's just my experience with my friend yours could just be a bit of a bragger.

BIWI Sat 07-Sep-13 23:12:57

Erm - it is absolutely 'in the moment' if you're updating!

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