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Things your dumb friends post on facebook

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by musicguy, May 10, 2011.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I think we are often not ourselves in the midst of experiencing huge grief or other emotional events.

    That said I'm still thinking my decision not to FB was a good one.
     
  2. MrG

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    My policy is to never judge, or think I understand, how someone is grieving. It's intensely personal, and, while it may look strange to me from the outside, I just try to recognize that people have to go through it in whatever way brings them healing.

    All that is to say that, yes, I get the inclination to think it's weird for people to post on Facebook (or do many of the other things folks do) when they're grieving, but, if that's what it takes to heal, go for it.
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    well that's the problem - it's intensely personal on a medium that wanders a line between public/private but mostly public info.





    despite some of the morons i'm FB friends with, all have been very subdued (or should I say normal?) when it comes to losses, and there have been some really bad ones. every year I'll see a "i had 24 great years with you, miss ya mom", and that's about it. no essays.
     
  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    To add onto Doug's point, FB is also a relatively new medium people use to communicate, and assuming that the person in question who lost a child never used it up until maybe a few years ago, it makes sense that he / she might not be up-to-date with all the 'norms' of sharing on FB.

    That being said, I don't think I could pass judgment on someone for reaching out on FB after going through such a traumatic experience.
     
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  5. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    that's true. I remember when this shit was like 12 schools. :CaneShake:
     
  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I have no problem judging people on Facebook. They are all morons.
     
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  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I judge people who poast selfies.

    I for the life of me cannot take a selfie and then poast it to fish for some likes.

    It's something I will never, ever understand. Well, actually, I do understand why people do it, but I don't think it's a healthy practice.

    I will, however, check my hair out with my phone's camera from time-to-time.
     
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  8. foodguy

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    and then i ridicule them.
     
  9. foodguy

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    +1000
     
  10. Douglas

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    but only if they are grieving human losses :(

    what about their doggie losses :(

    or worse, kitty losses :( :(
     
  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Or worse, hamburger losses.
     
  12. foodguy

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    nope. no mercy. they go straight to the ridicule-machine.
     
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  13. lawyerdad

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    Douglas is Azn, so it's kinda the same thing, no?
     
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  14. gomestar

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    i am seeing a divide between those who grew up with Facebook as a college thing and who became weirded out when their parents wanted to "friend" them and start posting comments galore on all their pictures, and between those who are just generally older and on Facebook.
     
  15. foodguy

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    you and my daughter! the first time i "liked" one of her party snaps (nothing outlandish), she totally freaked out. sheesh kids. should have gotten a cat instead.
     
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    They're cheaper but they do piss everywhere..
     
  17. gomestar

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    i only just friended my parents. it won't last long i'm afraid.



    it's also because of the litany of older family members on there that I have taken to Twitter to air my grievances over vegans, fat people, my Facebook Friends, the NYC Transit system, secretaries, general idiots, and general people. Safer there.
     
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  18. Neo_Version 7

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    "Uhmmmm, yeah, why did your dad like that photo of us downing shots? You know the one. It's in the "Summer, Bitch!!! 2013 <3 <3 <3 <3" album...."
     
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  19. Harold falcon

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    Lol, welcome to prison. You know the cops watch everything you post on that place, right?
     
  20. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    It's bound to happen.
     
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