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Are you a Facebook Offender?


Cosmopolitan.com just published an article about the 5 major offenders on Facebook:

The Type: The Smug Newlywed

The Type: The 28-Year-Old Woman-Child

The Type: Very Busy and Very Important

The Type: In a Relationship and Flaunting It

The Type: The Easy-Breezy New Mommy

Read the descriptions; are you one of them? Or maybe you know people who are?
Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:02 pm

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these are pretty hilarious, and I can pinpoint some people on my facebook who fit very nicely in these categories lol.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:06 pm


Loved the article!! thanks so much for sharing :) Makes me feel better for not being Busy/Important Mushy Newlywed/new relationship Woman-child with the Perfect Bilingual potty trained baby LOL :)

I know several people on my fb who fit beautifully into the Types. I can't wait to go home and put the link to the cosmo article on MY status ;-)
Feb 18, 2011 @ 02:27 pm

what about

How about the overly dramatic in/out or relationships types? I see a lot of those.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:34 pm


Yes!! Those people just need to make up their mind before publicizing it all over the place all the time.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:35 pm

They are my entertainment

I'm not too bothered by people like this on my facebook because it's like a soap opera online... I like to follow their daily misadventures... and maybe this is bad, but it makes me feel better about myself.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:41 pm


@laurenblair: that's called schadenfreude! It means "taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others! Lol. I think we all are guilty of that once in a while!
Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:49 pm
Ali de Bold

Those who overshare

My biggest pet peeve is people who are so confident in their own privacy settings, they totally overshare with their dialogue. They'll post details about their kids; birth date, full name.. and in one case a friend even has a picture of herself with her child standing in front of her house with the house number visible in the background. Since she's posted every imaginable detail about her child including nicknames and doesn't hide where they live, I think it's very foolish. It's also unfair to the child who will one day grow up and realize their entire life has been shared on Facebook before they even had the right to say no.

These are the same types who will come on my wall and say something public that should be private. It's the Internet people. Nothing is as private as you think it is - regardless of your privacy settings. Facebook has been hacked before and it will happen again. You should only put on any website what you don't mind the public knowing. Lie about your birth date. Never say what street you are living on. Don't link your profile to every single one of your family members. Gotta love that "my family" feature. It's basically a blueprint for identify fraud or stalkers.

Aside from that, I don't like being tagged in photos where my eyes are half open, I am in my pajamas or any other private scenario where you had no idea you'd end up in someone's news feed.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:56 pm

you said it girl!!

You're so right: facebook just takes the detective work out of stalking. I absolutely hate the family thing on fb, I also hate how everyone and anyone can see your pics & know personal details about you if you're not super careful. Whenever fb comes up with new ways to "share" your personal details even more, it just makes me shake my head. They do realize they're promoting and facilitating identity theft and stalking, to say the least? I've given up locking down my fb, now I just have info & pics up that I don't care if others see and hope for the best.

@lauren: i'm guilty of the same thing. I actually secretly feel better about my life when I see how others bounce around relationships and have drama fits on facebook. Very sad, I know .. ah well whacanyado

Feb 18, 2011 @ 04:05 pm


I didn't learn anything from the article I didn't already know.

I also think it over generalized a tiny bit. I love to hear when a friend gets engaged, or posted pictures from a vacation they went on. It really helps a bunch of us keep in touch and updated with each other since our schedules are so different.

I guess I'm lucky that my FB friends aren't annoying. That said, I do clean up my facebook list about once every 6 months.
Feb 18, 2011 @ 04:24 pm


I don't think it's meant to be an extremely insightful post, more to just highlight some of the ridiculous behaviour on facebook.

I agree with you that articles can be over generalized; you're right it is nice to see pictures and get updates, but it needs within reason!

Feb 18, 2011 @ 04:56 pm

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