Facebook Feeding Frenzy: New Weekly Series

By: Friend Indeed
November 9, 2012

I am a Facebook Ho, self-defined as someone with >500 Facebook friends.  Most of the status updates I see fall into the following categories:  proud parenting moments, political rants, food talk, Stuart Smalley style affirmations, and a few things actually worth reading.

What are your friends saying this week?  Here are a few comments from my FB feed this week:

From a lawyer friend:

worked Spiderman into an important public speech tonight: “As Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said, ‘With great power comes great responsibility, and I believe that the reverse is also true.’” Who cares if Voltaire said it first, because everybody likes Spidey!

Etiquette tips for vampires:

Don’t get me wrong I love Vampire Diaries, but please, can’t these vampires ever wipe the blood off their chins?!!!

Congratulations(?) to this friend:

I was just informed that I am now officially Divorced! My girlfriend had to tell me….she found out on Face Book! Got to love social media! :)

Parenting woes:

Small children do not give a damn about day light savings time. Sigh.

My favorite someecards.com re-post of the week:

For your enrichment.

Possible TMI:

Deep fried pickles and poutine for supper was a poor decision. I know that now.

Travel tips from a friend in light of the recent legislative changes:

just realized that one of the outcomes of Tuesday’s election results is a new long weekend road trip itinerary for Utahns;

  1. Colorado for pot
  2. Wyoming for fireworks and real beer
  3. Idaho for a lottery ticket
  4. Nevada for gambling
  5. Back home to Utah in time for church
We can’t wait for next Summer!

Politically speaking:

Its been so long since I saw a normal tv commercial that wasn’t political, for a moment I thought Papa John was running for president.

So, what’s in your Facebook feed this week?

  • The most outrageous?
  • The funniest?
  • The grossest?

Discuss.

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10 Responses to Facebook Feeding Frenzy: New Weekly Series

  1. shenpa warrior on November 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Someone needs to do a typological study of facebook posts. I do have a few friends who link to studies (one of them actually does these studies, I think) about the use of facebook itself.

    I’m definitely tired of the political stuff. One “libruhl” friend of mine recently lamented all the Romney-bashing AFTER Obama was re-elected. I agree. It gets old.

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  2. KLC on November 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Way back at the dawn of the email era when all of us were on dial up, there was someone in every circle of friends that had a compulsion for forwarding endless strings of sappy pleas, or sending you emails loaded with their own sage thoughts (again and again and again), or sending you video files of kittens yawning that took 25 minutes to download. I always wanted to reach out and somehow tell these people that really, really I did not care what they had for dinner or what their latest epiphany was or what their old friend from HS had just forwarded them concerning a child in Ohio who needed a stem cell transplant. Now I know that all of those people forsook email and got a Facebook account. May you all bore each other to death and leave the rest of us alone.

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  3. SilverRain on November 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    I tend to use Facebook for vaguely sarcastic situational commentaries. Big surprise.

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  4. Mike S on November 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    This was a funny comment on FB after the election:

    Well jeepers, good thing I have facebook. Apparently if I don’t get out of the US I’ll have to give Obama my credit cards so he can buy contraceptives for gay homeless people while aborting our federally-educated-atheist children right after he apologizes for America while smoking weed, shutting down businesses, taking my guns, and sneaking Mexican-Kenyans across the border just before the apocalypse commences! Thanks guys!

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  5. KT on November 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Well, I’ve got quite few Church members doing the thankfulness statuses for November…. Now, I don’t really take issue with this, except when they use it as a platform for advertising their religion or to show how “right” they are. Like the person who puts up prophet quotes every day and yesterday said she was so thankful for her knowledge of eternal families because she would feel so “hopeless” otherwise….. Sigh…..the rest of the non-Mormon world must just barely be mustering through their abysmal lives……..

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  6. FireTag on November 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    “Particle physicists refuse to confirm Obama victory — Await more data for five sigma confidence results.”

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  7. Juliathepoet on November 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I am not sure if this confirms I should stay without a Facebook account or if it means that I should get one so that I can have a front to the insanity. Hmmmmmmm. No decision yet. Maybe this series, over time, will help me make up my mind.

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  8. hawkgrrrl on November 9, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Julia – wow a FB holdout in our midst!

    One more FB profile is the person who posts song lyrics. I like song lyrics just as much as the next person, but this just reminds me of my teen angsty self doodling Morrisey lyrics in my notebook and thinking about how my parents / boyfriend / friends didn’t understand the depths of my soul.

    One more FB status update my husband and I hate: the fishing expedition. The person puts out a really vague sad or frustrated comment hoping for pep talks and inquiries into their mental state. Example: “I just can’t take much more of this.”

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  9. Juliathepoet on November 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    I have been thinking of starting a profile for my blog, since I regularly get emails asking me if they can “Fan it” on FB. Not exactly sure what that means, but I am pretty sure you have to be on FB to have one. ;-)

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  10. [...] Mike S, quoting someone else’s Facebook status, commenting on Friend Indeed’s post “Facebook Feeding Frenzy: New Weekly Series” at W&T: Apparently if I don’t get out of the US I’ll have to give Obama my credit cards so he can buy contraceptives for gay homeless people while aborting our federally-educated-atheist children right after he apologizes for America while smoking weed, shutting down businesses, taking my guns, and sneaking Mexican-Kenyans across the border just before the apocalypse commences! [...]

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