Last night I was on one of the message board I go to, and someone mentioned the term vaguebooking (on facebook). Having never heard that word before, I did a little google search. According to most of the urban dictionary definitions and blog posts from around the world, vaguebooking means when someone leaves a vague status message on their facebook to which most people don’t know what they are talking about, creating an element of mystery and prompting friends to wonder and ask what’s going on. Example: “How can someone be so heartless?” Most of you can right now either recall a number of irritating posts made by your friends, or recall that you have been guilty of this yourself.
I’m not going to lie that I have done this a few times (few, meaning less than what I can count on my hands) back when myspace was cooler than facebook, but I quickly ordered myself to knock it off after I saw friends making nearly the same posts and finding myself laughing at how attention desperate they were being. Now I hate myself for doing that, ever. Ick. But attention seeking is exactly what it is. And what pisses me off more than anything is that with many of the offenders, when you ask them what’s wrong, they will say they can’t talk about it or they complain about people getting into their business. Wtf? If you can’t talk about it or don’t want people to ask you about it, then don’t post it. At all! Don’t even hint about it. You cannot post hints about something and then demand your personal life to be kept private because that is so hypocritical.
These people are often the drama queens in real life too. They always seem to be arguing with someone, or in some sort of crisis at all times, and then they see facebook as a perfect opportunity to maximize on the drama and attention they need. I’ve seen arguments within statuses and comments about pretty much everything personal you can think of, when they could have been sending the messages privately, they chose to make it public. It’s pretty ridiculous. I’m so sick of it, and this is why I have a love/hate relationship with facebook, because I can’t stand the drama and the attention pleas, and many times the friends of theirs who enable their bull too.
“I’m going to delete my facebook forever!” (Yeah, until tomorrow)
“I hate men! I’m done with them.” No, you’re not. Two hours laters “I luuuuv my bf 4eva!” (God shut up!)
Single, in a relationship, single, engaged, married, single…from one person all in one week…is just fucking stupid. Just pick one and keep it there.
The fighting within status messages…just text them privately please.
…… If you are under 18, this behavior is expected in my opinion. But if you are older than that, it’s unacceptable.
And many people say,” Just hide that person.” Well that’s a good point. Yeah I can, and I probably will. But if I have to hide someone from seeing their updates, it’s because they are being god damned annoying, and they need to stop. It takes a lot for me to be annoyed by people, and even more for me to say something about it. The point is, why should I have to hide them from my news feed? No one should be made to feel annoyed enough to have to hide a that person. People need to just stop living their roller coaster soap opera through facebook. That is all.
Opinions are welcome, as always.