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My Annoying Friend in Facebook

We all have our own Facebook accounts. Some even have 2 accounts. Nowadays, even a baby has his own account. ๐Ÿ˜… The funnier part is.. the “baby” also updates his account. ๐Ÿ˜†

That’s why in Facebook, we’ll see different kinds of “friends” :

1. The Emo. One who posts his drama and issues in Facebook. He is also the one who comments to different posts to make an argument or make you feel sad or irritated.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

2. The Selfie. The friend who always posts photos every hour, change of activity, before sleeping and the moment she wakes up. You may have seen all her angles, pores, hairstyles, clothes, shoes, bags, flaws, pimples (if it’s not edited), etc.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

3. Updated. You’ll be too updated once you become friends with him. Updated every minute perhaps? Always showing his whereabouts and the things he does everyday. He doesn’t care if the update is good or bad as long as he updates his friends on the dot.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

4. Lurker. The friend who watches over everybody in Facebook. The one who is very invisible in your wall but very visible in the chat box and yet doesn’t like nor comment. He could also be the friend who reads everything without liking or commenting. You would know a lurker because when you see him, he’ll tell you things that you posted in Facebook but he just chose to ignore it. You’ll be surprised on how well he knows you even more than those who actually “likes” your posts. Lurkers are most of the time equivalent to the envious people who don’t have time to like or comment because they still have a lot of people to “lurk.” Now a lurker is way different than a friend who doesn’t use Facebook at all. But if you are active online and posts many things but ignores everyone… then you are a guaranteed LURKER. Let me quote a statement that a Pastor posted in Facebook.

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5. Instagram and Twitter User. These are the friends who stopped using Facebook and got addicted to use Instagram or Twitter instead. So since Facebook is connected to these accounts, it automatically syncs their posts to Facebook.

6. The MOMMY. It is a mommy, grandma, or anybody who loves to post photos of their “child.” The child may be a human being or a pet. It could be someone else’s child. The “mommy” friend usually posts a lot of things about mommyhood and children. ๐Ÿ‘ช

7. Eater. This is your friend who posts anything he eats and when he doesn’t eat, he will proudly post about his workout activity. Sometimes the photo shows him while eating it but most of the time he just shows the food and hides behind the camera instead. ๐Ÿฐ

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

8. Seller. This friend only added you in Facebook for business purposes only. He sells you a lot of things and always posts about his business or anything that may make him rich.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

9. Show-Off. These are friends who want to show everything they have, the places they go to, the food they eat, notes in school, Bible verses, songs or even the dance number they performed. Basically, a person who shows and postsย everything GOOD. The difference of a show-off from an updated friend is the fact that he only posts GOOD THINGS.. Never a dull moment with this person who shows everything he has.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

10. Blogger. This is your friend who loves to make a review about a restaurant, new products, food, movie and so much more. These are friends who don’t know their capability to be a blogger yet. Someone should encourage them to be one. ๐Ÿ‘

11. Gamer. These friends just use Facebook to play. Whenever they need life or favor, they remember their Facebook friend. They don’t care about the issues on their walls, they’ll just play. ๐ŸŽฎ

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

12. Preacher. Don’t you love it when you see Bible verses and inspirational posts on your wall? That is not a preacher! A preacher is someone who keeps on posting about “imperfect” people who seems to be his enemy. A preacher has his own way of telling you how wrong you are and how right he is. This is where debate starts and you tend to answer back in this post and do the same thing he did to you.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

13. The “Perfect” Friend. In Facebook, we have a lot of friends with a perfect life. It’s either they really have a perfect life or they just don’t want to post negative things in Facebook or they are simply liars who have a pretend-life online. These are friends that we should be afraid of because they are good in lying and inventing stuffs about themselves so they can do it to you too.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

14. Seen-Zoner. There are 2 kinds :

a. Online. He saw your messages but decided to ignore it.

b. In Person. You’re friends in Facebook and he knows a lot of things about you but ignores you whenever you see each other. ๐Ÿ˜จ

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

15. Frienemy. Enemies who pretend to be your friend. They love it when they see you sad and hate it when they found out that you’re happy.

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

16. Share-It-Away. The friend who always shares anything. He cannot make his own posts but prefers to repost insead. He loves to share anything he finds useful to himself and to others but he is too lazy to make his own post.

17. The Tagger. It is the friend who is not lazy in tagging friends even when it means to tag them in photos of their neck, back or just their bag. The friend who loves to tag you in posts, comments, and everything he wants to show you or be part with. A friend you tend to hate because he doesn’t ask for your permission before tagging you in your ugly photos. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

18. The User-Friendly. These are friends who only know and remember you when they need something from you but tend to forget you when they don’t need anything from you. They are just there when they need favor but they are invisible once you’re the one in need. ๐Ÿ˜•

19. Sexy. A hot friend who loves to posts sexy photos of her. She puts an effort to make sure that everybody will see how sexy she is. Most of the time this is the friend who doesn’t know her limitation when it comes to posting photos. ๐Ÿ‘™

20. Hacker. Friends who hack a friend’s account to post silly statuses or photos in their account. It is a good thing if the friend put the account back. It’s worse when you meet a real hacker. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Guilty? ๐Ÿ˜ I too am guilty of being one of your annoying Facebook Friend, but there is nothing wrong to be different or unique. If someone is actually irritated by what kind of Facebook friend you are.. well it only means one thing.. he is not a true friend! There’s one thing to do to them : IGNORE! Because it’s their fault that they didn’t like you. You just have to let them watch you happy or remove them completely in your friend’s list.

Like what I said, I am also guilty to be one of these annoying kind of friends in Facebook.. But to be honest, I don’t mind at all. ๐Ÿ˜… Why?

Because Iย use Facebook to :ย Interact,ย Inform and Be Informed. That’s it!

I also expect the same thing to my friends. Yes I know that we are all different and we have our own reasons for using Facebook but I’ll definitely block you if you do these things :

1. Lurk then Follow.

Friends who silently watch over all your activities then do the same thing and yet ignore all your posts? For example, I bought something then post a review about it. You ignore. Then you also buy it without acknowledging that you got the review from me. Yes it may be a coincidence that you also got the info from another friend.. but if it happens all the time.. TIME TO BLOCK!

2. Lurk then Judge.

These are the lurkers who are great in criticizing and posting a lot of issues in Facebook. They are the friends who think that they are too perfect to judge other people. The lurkers who watch, judge then gossip about you. You will feel that it’s you when the friend added you then ignore you then post things that are similar to what you do… all the time! Then it’s TIME TO BLOCK.

3. Rude. As long as I already felt that you are hurting me or any of my friends..ย TIME TO BLOCK.

4. User-Friendly.ย When you’ve taken too much of my time, effort and money but you don’t know how to reciprocate..ย TIME TO BLOCK.

5. Seen-Zoner. So you enjoy reading my messages and posts without replying eh?ย TIME TO BLOCK. It’s a sign of courtesy to respond to someone who communicated with you. You are expected to reply especially if that person already knows that you’ve read his messages but you started doing many things instead. A seen zone usually means “Your message is not valuable enough for me to reply.” ๐Ÿ™ I’d appreciate an honest reply than a rude silence. ๐Ÿ™Š

These are friends that are really annoyingย and I can’t doย anything about them but remove them in my world. In the same way that they obviously want to be out of my world too.

In the end, the issue here is this… Who did something wrong? Who got offended? We have to respect everyone’s characteristic and attitudes and whatever our response to their post reveals our character. Let me give you an example.

1. You think this friend is a show-off. Now ask :

a. Aren’t you a show-off too?

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

b. Do you really think he’s a show-off or you’re just envious?

c. Is he really showing off or just informing you about something but you got irritated because you’re not happy for him.. because the truth is.. you are not a real friend to be happy for what he has. ๐Ÿ™…

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Photo is not mine. Credits to the owner.

d. Do you hate the fact that he posts everything all the time or are you just envious that you don’t have the guts to do what he does?

Walang basagan ng trip. Mind your own business.

No one is annoying if you are really a true friend and you accept your friend as she is. At the end of the day, we should count our true friends and not just the friends who always say YES toย US.

See for yourself if the friends you’re trying to keep are either trying to pull you down or lift you up. Ask God for the discernment if Facebook is still doing you any good or is it just giving you more reasons to be sinful. Remember : anything or anyone that takes your time away from God is an idol. ๐Ÿ™

Reality check now. ๐Ÿ˜Šย Check your heart ๐Ÿ’ž for it may be the reason why you have an annoying friend after all… because maybe.. just maybe.. YOU are NOT annoyed to your friend at all.. but you are actually annoyed to YOURSELF.

You want to forgive? Read more about forgiveness here.

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2 thoughts on “My Annoying Friend in Facebook

    1. dont worry! im guilty too. we are all guilty. but at the end of the day.. if they are our true friend, they won’t be annoyed to us. and if they do, they aren’t our true friend at all. ๐Ÿ˜Š I love your blog. Im just busy nowadays but I’ll do my best to visit once in awhile. God bless

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