Facebook Etiquette: The Non-Abridged/Non-PC Version
From time to time in Facebook’s seven-year lifespan, you’ve seen people post parody after parody (not parity, and vice versa, guys) of the way some people use Facebook. It is certainly a useful social media tool, this Facebook, and everyone has a distinct purpose for using it. Whether it is to communicate with long-lost relatives or friends from grade school, to maintain contact with co-workers and current friends, to scoop up someone’s wife or husband and then brag about it in a rap song later, whatever the case may be, there is no firm set of rules unto which everyone should be held accountable.
However, there are a FEW things that just should not happen.
HERE IS THE LIST:
— If you have a problem with someone, turn off your station, do not post greasy statuses, talking reckless, speaking in code, issuing subs at someone who may not even be on your friends list to begin with, and even if they are, you aren’t addressing them directly.
That’s the stuff Jay-Z does whenever he has been embroiled in beef or called out by others in the rap game. It’s not for Facebook.
— Unless someone is explicitly naming you in a status, and they have 1,117 “Friends”, there is no need for you to haul off and assume they are talking about you. They could be talking about any of 600 or more people for all you know.
I’ve seen this on my News Feed of late.
— If you make it a habit of tagging people in statuses, notes, links, etc., do not get upset and remove tags when people tag you.
This is just foolishness. If you don’t like it, then don’t do it to others.
— Stop complaining about notifications.
What are you on here for?
— If there is a discussion taking place on a status, note, link, etc., do not respond to the person who posted the story by “inboxing” them, because you either fear backlash for what you will have said, or, again, you’re complaining about notifications.
— Get an extended battery or get off Facebook. What else do you use it for if notifications are that annoying? If you wanna lurk, there’s always Craigslist or a host of smarmy “dating” sites.
There’s also still MySpace.
— If you have a problem with someone, do not bring their underage children into it, especially via Facebook.
Yes, I’ve seen this also.
— If someone chooses to use Facebook to find themselves a boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife, that is their prerogative. Being “Thirsty” is a different story, and unlike porn, most of you do not know what thirsty is when you see it, apparently.
AS I HAVE STATED, THIS IS THE UNOFFICIAL, UNABRIDGED VERSION. THERE ARE CERTAINLY OTHER GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD RULES THAT WE AS ADULTS SHOULD ABIDE BY WHILE USING FACEBOOK. FEEL FREE TO ADD BELOW.