I was recently appalled (kai! grammer) at what i saw on facebook. Some people just dont use their number 6 anymore... how can someone's status be "i just lost my grand-mum n sister" and then one mumu will "like" it???? it just makes me wonder ...i dont blame the people totally; i blame facebook, they should have had an "unlike" tab, and then "sorry" tab and then "indifferent" tab...feel free to make suggestions. The only reason someone will "like" something like that is cos they dont have any facebook manners or should i say etiquette!
I remember my mother taught me valuable lessons in life, my father as well, and some friends chipped in here and there; without it where I for dey??? e.g Dont pinch yamayama in your nose in public, when coughing cover your mouth, dont stare at someone, dont point at someone, dont drag your feet on the ground, dont beg...etc. Didnt anyone tell you these??
Well the same way i was taught life manners, id like to teach others (4 my mind!)...anyways...have u ever commented on a friends status or commented on their picture and then Bam! you get 3 friend requests from the people who commented after you on that status??? thats wrong....! the fact that we commented on the same status does not make us friends-it only means we have a mutual friend together! i think its bad manners- its as bad as walking up to a random person on the street and saying "lets be friends"..honestly guys! how do you think the person will react?? they'll think you are loco! dem go call olokpa on ya ass! Dont friend my friend if you dont know them, dont friend so many people just because you want your friendlist to be long, its not a competition-dem no dey carry 1st. Dont send people friend request more than once, and then after the second time they dont accept, you send them a mail saying that they should accept your invite and try to make small talk. They dont wanna friend you.Simples!
Please please people, know the difference between the WALL and INBOX! Some folks just dont know the things that should be written on the wall and those that should be inboxed. Have you ever had someone write something private on your wall? its got me thinking " are you stupid? or trying to be foolish???" arrrghhhh.....e.g my friend 'X' writes on my wall : "yemmie, i saw that bra you wanted at La Senza!" C'mon!!!!!!! before you post anything, anywhere ask yourself this question (a) does it belong on the wall? (b) is it a private message? (c) does it belong in my thots cos honestly there r something you shouldnt say. My momma taught me that. Again, know who to poke, super poke, send ihearts, and crazy stuff like that. Its just weird when someone out of the blues pokes me! its rude...bordering on obscene.
Back to status updates. There is such a thing as too much information. You went to a party last night, got drunk and made out with a random guy- we dont want to know. Just summerise it as saying you had fun, dont give us details please. Some status updates are just evidence of joblessness e.g " im at the shop trying to pick out a shoe", who cares???? seriously???if u see something unusual at the shoe shop, then, we might be interested in ur info, just dont tell us what you are doing every second of the day.
Dont air your grieviances on your updates, if your boyfriend cheated on you, dont call him a stupid-senseless-good-for-nuttin-murraposka on your status (lol...and these days we can tag people on our status update...poor dude). Keep private information private. We understand that you are hurting, call your buddies, skype them....dont put it all out and ask us to help you analyse your idiot boyfriend cos we will. You can however join a group like " i caught my boyfriend cheating on me, he is such a dog"....hilarious but true.
Dont insult your boss, friend, siblings on facebook. If dem catch you! you will not be able to explain your stupidity. Dont type something you cant say in real life, facebook is not an invincibility cloak (read Harry Potter). Know when to stop an argument on a status. I once commented on a friends status and the next thing i know someone replied to my comment, i replied back to explain the position i was taking and you will not believe the olodo sent me a loooooooooong mail to ask me what kind of person i was! oh gosh!
Dont put up all your information on facebook, someone might start stalking you oh, like play, like play. You put your house address, street number, country, home phone number, mobile phone number,grandma's house number...etc...if you do have to put all this up, make sure u have only 50 friends, all of who you know very very very well.
If you are on facebook please put up real pictures of yourself. It suck when we are trying to find " miss x" and then 10 " miss x" pop up with profile pictures of gardens, or beyonce, or ini edo....lol...how do we know you are the one??? its called FACE book for a reason. If you dont want to put up a picture of you stick with yahoomail...or msn...on the other side of the coin dont post every single picture on facebook, you in the shower 30 mins ago, now you applying makeup, you again in 10 minutes, combing your hair....just put up pretty, meaningful pictures of yourself please.
There are so so so many things which I cant write about cos im tired of typing, still got essays to do, just wanted to say facebook is a place for socializing and can be a great tool, just remember to use common sense and follow the golden rule: treat others as you would want to be treated. If you do it right you will avoid being deleted or blocked from people's account.(I do that all the time)
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Wednesday, April 14, 2010