Nov 18 2010

Inappropriate “Likes” on Facebook!

Published by at 3:36 am under I Don't Get It

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Don’t even get me started on Facebook. Too late.

I’ve got plenty of things to say about everyone’s personal reality show, Facebook, but after seeing these two status updates today, and the odd thumbs up-ing that followed, I decided it was time to share my important opinion on the misuse of the “Like” button.

Perhaps we should blame Facebook for not having a button for the three main human emotions… “like,” “dislike” and “this is giving me a boner.” However, I would suggest we should blame ourselves (not me) for not understanding the proper usage of the thumb positioned in an upward direction.

My advice would be to pretend that person is standing right in front of you telling you their “status” face to face. Let’s try it out…

“I just found out I have cancer.”

“My dog was just hit by a car.”

“I fear I will never fulfill my dream to be a professional juggler.”

Only one of those responses was appropriate, can you pick which one?

By the way, it’s very tacky to make your murder party BYOB. If I’m paying $10 at the door I expect a keg at the very least. Other than that I’m sure it’s going to be a blast!

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21 comments so far

21 comments to “Inappropriate “Likes” on Facebook!”

  1. Andraon 18 Nov 2010 at 6:36 am

    Andra *likes* this

  2. Yours Trulyon 18 Nov 2010 at 7:12 am

    I can think of several ways a person would “like” the examples you posted. Many people will add names they remember from high school, work, etc., to fuel their ego and make it look like they aren’t total losers. So when a person, say, sees that someone they went to high school with, and maybe gave them a hard time, and maybe was a huge fucking asshole, now has cancer or something, well… they might be the one who “likes” that said asshole has cancer.

  3. Yours Trulyon 18 Nov 2010 at 7:13 am

    I thought occurs:

    Maybe it’s the murder who “likes” the second example!

  4. Paul from Saint Paulon 18 Nov 2010 at 7:27 am

    It’s time to re-boot Murder, She Wrote for the new facebook generation, with Yours Truly as head staff writer.

    I am especially interested in what kind of “carberet” they are putting on for their capture-the-murderer fundraiser.

    Yours Truly, ten to one, the killer will be at the show.

  5. You Just Made My List!on 18 Nov 2010 at 7:49 am

    Yours – You broke the case! I bet you are right.

    Paul – I hope they have a borscht belt comic who opens with… “Sorry I’m late, the traffic was MURDER!”

  6. Creature of Habiton 18 Nov 2010 at 8:39 am

    Where is the like button for this post? FB is hard.

  7. Jim Joneson 18 Nov 2010 at 8:54 am

    FUCK FACE-BOOK, right in the ass!!! It’s just a way for cocksuckers I didn’t want to talk to in person fifteen years ago to try and talk to me now!

  8. You Just Made My List!on 18 Nov 2010 at 9:06 am

    Creature – Ironically there is a Facebook “Share” button on the post.

    Jim – What is this “FuckFaceBook?” It sounds like much more fun than FB.

  9. SanFranon 18 Nov 2010 at 10:26 am

    I have a like/dislike relationship with FB, or “MyFace” as Nana calls it… On the one hand, it’s perfect for wasting time, and on the other hand, which is busy right now if you get my drift, it wastes too much time.

    Bottom line, FB is fucking BRILLIANT – as it taps directly into the egoist/egotist/narcissist in all of us. But, because everybody is doing it, it’s somehow now OK. I’m guilty – we’re all somewhat guilty (assuming you use FB or Myspace or the likes).

    I mean, really: how strange is it to think/write about yourself in the 3rd fucking person? That’s the stuff that got folks locked up in the looney bin not even a century ago.

  10. You Just Made My List!on 18 Nov 2010 at 10:37 am

    SanFran – Agreed. It’s possible to use FB in an appropriate way, and I think most people do, but there are enough people who abuse it that it has become annoying to be a part of. A few updates here and there are fine, even good, but if I have to read one more “crazy” quote about what some 6-year-old said I’m going to rip my eyes out. We get it, your kid says “funny” things.

  11. kenon 18 Nov 2010 at 2:15 pm

    What about ‘Poking’ on FB? Nothing weirder than getting poked by family members, then when you poke them back it says, “Listy just poked his sister.”

  12. Diss Contenton 18 Nov 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Facebook is the cyber, build it and they will come device. But who are they?
    What was life like before constantly having to like or not-like every fragmented utterance? Oh yeah, I was actually experiencing the things that were giving me boners instead of chatting about them.
    It may be time to enhance the limited lexicon with additional pat responses like:
    This gave me anal leakage.
    I can’t jack off to that!
    This is Bullshit!
    I’m ambivalent
    Just to get the ‘you used to interact in the real world’ ball rolling.

  13. Paul from Saint Paulon 18 Nov 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Diss: You’ve made me now want a

    “You make me despondent”

    button. It’s how I feel when I read someone from high school posts about what their children just ordered at the Wendy’s drive-thru and the news has garnered up to a dozen comments, including a few ROFLs and LOLs. It’s everything I’d feared adulthood would be, but more public and unknowing of its own despair. LOL!

  14. Paul from Saint Paulon 18 Nov 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, and Listy, you’ve got yet another career in the wings, writing offensive material for Jackie Mason’s appearances at murderer-capturing-fundraiser-cabarets.

  15. Nikkion 18 Nov 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Some people are just addicted to the “like” button. I swear, they just go down their news feed and click like without reading the status.

  16. 8bitheroon 19 Nov 2010 at 6:20 am

    I feel I may be the last human on the planet that doesn’t have a blog or twitter/Facebook/MySpace account.

    I prefer to keep my personal life personal and my friends actual friends.

    I know, I know….THAT’S CRAZY!

  17. SanFranon 19 Nov 2010 at 9:59 am

    that’s good policy, 8bithero.

    I suspect you’ll live longer as a result.

  18. 8bitheroon 19 Nov 2010 at 10:50 am

    I just don’t understand.

    We stay connected to everything and everybody 24/7/365.

    We spout off with the most asinine bullshit to everybody else who is doing the same thing where if you did it in real life, face to face, you would look like a fucking lunatic.

    All because some guy that is making billions from it told us we need to do it?

    Are you people really that fucking impressionable?

    It reminds me of those “Above the Influence” ads that use influence.

    I swear, we are going to end up like the fat blobs in Wall*E and it will be by choice because we are intentionally turning ourselves into lazy, stupid zombies.

  19. tdon 19 Nov 2010 at 8:43 pm

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  21. idkon 23 Nov 2010 at 12:07 am

    “Perhaps we should blame Facebook for not having a button for the three main human emotions… “like,” “dislike” and “this is giving me a boner.” ”