More things I hate about facebook:
1: I understand this makes me bit of a curmudgeon but I’m just going to say it: I am so sick of people’s baby “announcements.” Do these people stay up nights just scheming how they’re going to break the news to their facebook fans that they’re expecting a little bundle of joy? “Ok, hunny. I’m going to get us 7 Christmas trees this year. 1 for you, 1 for me, 2 for the dogs, 1 for the cat, 1 for the fish and 1 for our unborn. Then, we’re going to take pictures, post them on facebook, watch everyone go nuts, and hopefully commend our cleverness, and then we’ll get professional pictures taken of your pregnant belly, post those on facebook and have professional photos taken of us posting the aforementioned photos on facebook.” I’m happy you’re knocked up but this is getting ridiculous. It would be a whole lot more bearable if people had really funny, creative announcements or something wildly inappropriate, instead of 3 pumpkins (1 for mom, 1 for dad and 1 for the fetus).
2: Facebook makes people feel like shit about their lives. You look at people’s pictures and think, wow, I’m a loser! I don’t have 40983049830 friends nor am I married, nor am I traveling all over the world, nor am I making a bazillion dollars per year. It can underscore what you feel hasn’t been accomplished yet or what you feel are your shortcomings, whilst ignoring what has been accomplished and the very awesome things about you. The truth, though? Everything looks good from far away. People who are posting shit all over facebook about how happy they are, are likely incredibly insecure (and probably not that happy). Also, the people who I know for a fact just suck as human beings, are always the ones who seem to have a plethora of friends so I no longer buy into the whole this person has a shit-ton of friends and I have none. I suck. No, that person has a bunch of “yes people.” Lucky them.
3: The ex factor. I’ve had 3 people tell me they’ve seen their exes with someone new on facebook this week. It sucks. There’s no way around this. When you love someone and it ends, seeing them with someone new blows – it blows even moreso when you thought you were over said ex and impervious to another second of heartache or jealousy for that person and then you see them with someone else and it’s like taking a bullet. You didn’t expect to feel that way, especially after all the time that’s passed, but you feel terrible and want to die. So, not only do you feel badly seeing them with someone new, you feel badly that you even feel badly to begin with. Awesome. The good news: Eventually, you will not care anymore; that feeling will not last forever.
I really don't know why I hang onto facebook. To be honest, I only use it to be nosy and no good can come from that. Sure, I like seeing friends' babies and hearing updates when I wouldn't otherwise but is all that worth the moments where facebook takes the wind out of your sails and makes you feel like complete and utter crap?