What is it about Facebook?

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What is it about Facebook that brings out the passive/aggressive side of people?  I do not understand why people think that they can post something on their wall, and not expect drama.   I don’t think that someon of these people would ever say these things to someone in person.

I was recently watching one of my favorite shows this summer, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  I’ve posted about my strange fascination for “New Jersey” shows before.  In the latest episode, I think that they mentioned “Facebook” at least five times.  Danielle (the resident lunatic) who is 47 years old, kept going on and on about things that 18 year old, Ashley posted on her Facebook wall.  Really, you are 47 years old, why do you care what an 18 yr old is posting?  I think it is hilarious that there was so much drama, just because of Facebook.

I’ve been deleting or un-friending people in the past few months because of drama.  I have also deleted most of my co-workers.  I have nothing against my co-workers, but it seems that Facebook brings drama in the workplace.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Did you see so-and-so’s pictures on Facebook?”  Now I just say, nope.

One of my favorite Facebook stories was during the election last year.  I think that politics brings out the worst in people.  It is amazing how opinionated that people get, and what things that they type on their “friends” Facebook walls. I was working nights at work, which is pretty much swing shift.  I typed something on my wall similar to this, “I can’t wait for this election to be over, I’m so sick of it already.”

I woke up the next morning and checked my iPhone, like I usually do.  Admit it people, we all do the same thing.  I saw that I had over 35 Facebook messages.  I immediately pulled up my Facebook app to see what the heck all these messages were about.  The messages were comments on my original status.  I was not trying to be passive/aggressive at all.  I was just making a generalized statement.  Well, one of my friends remarked something like, “me too.”  Then one of my co-workers responded with something like, “do you how hard we fought for the right to vote, etc…”  And of course the rest of the Facebook comments were those two people going back and forth at each other.  It was ridiculous.  At the very end, they ended up calling each other names and threatening each other.  These were two people who did not know each other at all, they were just mutual “Facebook” friends with me.  After everything, the co-worker un-friended me, and the friend told me about all the drama.  I guess that I missed out, because I was SLEEPING.

Some people have asked me, “if you don’t like all of this drama, why are you even on Facebook?”  I have to admit, that I do like a little drama.  It is entertaining.  Besides the fact, you gotta love when people post those “fresh” baby pictures, or school graduations.

Have you ever had Facebook drama, seen something really funny, or awkward?  What is your favorite Facebook story?

I am thankful for Mama Kat and her Writer’s Workshop, cause my mind is like Jello right now.  Mama Kat sponsors a Writer’s Workshop every week.

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Oh, and speaking of FACEBOOK, come “LIKE” my page. All of the cool people are there.

16 comments
Meredith
Meredith

I just wanted to chime in and say I'm so glad I'm not the only one who wakes up and checks her iPhone. It's a sickness.

Anastasia
Anastasia

I have resisted the urge of RHONJ until the other day. and now I am addicted. And that's the first episode I watched the one about facebook. I was like seriously, you are an adult. Why do you care what an 18 yr old says about you? And why are you getting involved in a facebook "war" ridiculous!

Lana
Lana

I go back and forth between thinking facebook is a blessing and a curse. It is fun to reconnect with old friends, but half the time I realize there's a reason we disconnected in the first place.

Heather@making it work mom
Heather@making it work mom

My husband and his sister are no longer talking because of a Facebook post his Mom posted that started a huge Facebook argument between them. She immediately unfriended both of us and we haven't heard from her since - that was April! It is so crazy!!! I also enjoy some of the Facebook Drama of old HS friends. Some I don't even remember - but it is kind of like waking up every morning to read about my own Reality show. Love Facebook!

Shelley
Shelley

I try to avoid any drama on there. I did get into one little argument with someone because of something rude they said about me...my friend (who's status it was on) deleted the whole thing and sent me an email appologizing for her relatives that were so obnoxious and said something they really emberass her!

Elaina
Elaina

I have deleted a couple of people. But mostly I just hide people if they're saying crazy stuff or trying to start arguments. Out of sight, out of mind, you know? I don't have very many people these days who like to generate the drama which is good. I definitely don't have a problem if someone posts political stuff on THEIR page. It's their FB profile, they can say what they want. I just don't like it when people take drama to someone else's profile, you know? I think I'm free of most of the drama generators now. I've even gone so far as to block a couple of them since we have mutual friends. This prevents them from seeing my interaction with mutual friends. I mean...they can't see me at all. And I love that. Haha!

Daenel
Daenel

Facebook drama. *sigh* Like Judy, I just hide people, it's so much easier. And when things start to get crazy, I back away. I do not friend people from work, nor do I friend kids. If you're under 18 ~ no dice. I have friended my kids so that I can keep track of what they're doing but I set my security setting so they can't post or do anything to my page. I'm not their friend, I'm their mom. But yeah, people do get insane on Facebook.

danielle
danielle

I saw "Danielle" & "resident lunatic" in the same sentence and got a little nervous. I don't watch that show but did see one episode. I didn't see why no one liked D but definitely caught on that they didn't. Love the little cartoon. Facebook is crazy! Period.

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley)
CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley)

I've got a number of "friends" and family members that I have hidden rather than unfriended. Hiding their updates seems to be the perfect way to not have to wade through their drivel yet avoid hurting their feelings by publicly rejecting them with an unfriend.

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

Facebook is like reliving high school all over for some and it's the only life others have known! I just laugh at them all and make corny posts! www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

Jenn
Jenn

I started unfriending people on Facebook, and then some of them started sending new requests or emailing asking what happened! I guess some people don't get settle hints! Eventually I deleted my account. I figured the people I cared most about on there were likely people I should call/visit/email more anyway. Plus I thought it better to leave it for the kids. I'm only 25, but it was strange to me to have my mom, grandma, and others on there! Personally, I'm enjoying my Facebook-free life!

Brandy
Brandy

"Like" Some people's facebook pages are so much drama. I have a few friends like that I have thought about unfriending, but they keep life entertaining. I also like that I "learn" so much about people.