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How to Be an Unbearable, Needy Facebook User

Do you have Facebook friends posting messages like this?

I truly can’t wait to see everyone’s response…I think it will be interesting to see how we are all connected. Since life is not only made of photos, I’m going to get into the game called “a reunion of friends”. The idea is to see who reads a post without a picture. So if you are reading this message, make a comment using a single word about how we met. After that, copy this message on your wall and I will also leave you a word. Please, don’t leave a word and then not bother to copy the text. You’ll ruin the fun! Ready, set, go!!!

or…

2018, a year that has a few surprises up it’s sleeve. Since life is not only made of photos, I’m going to start a “reunion of friends”. The idea is to see who reads a post without a picture. If no one reads my post, this will be a very short experiment. But if you are reading this message, make a comment using a single word about how we met. After that, copy this message on your wall and I will also leave you a word. Please, don’t leave a word and then not bother to copy the text. You’ll ruin all the fun and reminiscing!

Here’s another gem…

I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE. I want a HELLO from ALL my FACEBOOK FRIENDS. Study says out of 100 people only 20 will respond. Copy and paste. OK Let’s GO…. DON’T DISAPPOINT ME

One that just started… the fruitcake or breadfruit or something:

I think most of you know me, no matter when our paths have crossed. I would love to see if we can still communicate with more than just likes and gifs and actually write something to each other.

I decided to participate in an experience called “A Meeting Between Breadfruit” on behalf of David Dai. The idea is to see who reads a post without a photo. We are so immersed in technology that we have forgotten the most important thing: good friendship. If no one reads this message it will be a short social experiment. But if you read it until the end, I want you to make a comment with ONE word about us. For example, a place, an object, a person, a moment with which you relate or remember me by. Then copy this text and stick it on your wall (don’t share) and I’ll go to your wall to leave a word that reminds me of you.

Please don’t write any comments if you don’t have time to copy the text. That would ruin the experiment. Let’s see who took time to read and answer according to the shared story beyond Facebook!!

Remember… using only ONE word.

We have two words, actually. 🙂

Or anything like this:

So I’ll know who read my status, please write “done”

Yeah, we’re done with you giving us homework and making it all about you.


This is What You Need to Read

First of all, please stop doing this! Someone sent you to this page because you’re doing this kind of thing, so…

Batman slapping Robin for being so needy on Facebook

Secondly, why are you so needy? You’re copying something from someone else and you’re forcing your friends to validate their relationship with you.

Do you walk into a party and make this kind of announcement to the whole group? Would you put a sign on your chest and force people to come stand by you to declare they are your friend? This kind of social behavior would be classified as a psychological problem but you’re saying it’s fun.

Social media is a lot like going to a cocktail party or gathering. Don’t post anything you wouldn’t say at a party. That’s a good rule if you want to use Facebook the right way.

This phase will help you, too:

“A Facebook status is annoying if it primarily serves the author and does nothing positive for anyone reading it.” (source)

Stop signStop being narcissistic and make it about other people (give them something) instead your craving for attention so you can feel better. People tend to steer clear of these kinds of people. Don’t be that person.

“But I’m not doing that, I… I…”

You might think you’re not but this is how it’s coming off to the rest of us. It’s true. Just please stop.

How about coming up with something creative and original to say instead of copying and pasting something someone else said and claim it as your own idea? Facebook has way too much of this kind of thing, so please do your part and don’t spread this kind of meaningless garbage. Come up with something personal that’s interesting instead of begging for attention.

Let’s get this kind of garbage off Facebook. All it really is, is the creator of that post trying to see if it makes it back to them. That’s it. Don’t feed that!


Side note: “it’s” always means “it is” and it’s not possessive, so you’re using it wrong if you copied the example above. People who know this grammar rule will most likely stay silent about it but know in their mind that you don’t know this basic rule.

How to Use This Post

If someone posted this in their news feed, feel free to copy and paste the URL (address) of this page with them if you want to let them know what you think without you having to use your own words. Someone else said it, so it’ll be a little less offensive.

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