Question of the Day:
Do some people go too far on Facebook?
I logged into my newsfeed today and saw one of the best things I have read all week:
I wondered for a moment if she meant he'd slept with a slut ("the village bike") or an actual 17-year-old cycle. I imagine that BOTH would be rusty, awkward experiences with the promise of infection afterwards. But whatever floats your boat, yo!
Anyway, myself, the girl who wrote this, and the girl she wrote it to, have around 110 mutual friends. So it's likely that 110 other people woke up to discover this information on their homepage this morning.
I'm not sure it's the kind of information I'd want AT LEAST 110 people to discover about any recent partners of mine. But that is because I'm more NORMAL than I let on.
It is also pretty tragic that this girl, who to all intents and purposes is probably going through a painful crisis: the realisation that her ex of 2 years has got intimate with a hussy just hours after them spitting up, and that now myself, 110 people on facebook, and many more people on HERE are now giggling over their cornflakes at her shameless candour.
Suddenly it is not her free-wheeling ex (excuse the pun!) that is up for judgement. But it is her, and her sympathy whoring ways.
My girlfriend also saw it on her newsfeed and immediately text me the message: "HAHAHA! Did you see what ******* has written on ******'s wall!? Funny as fuck!" So I know I'm not the only one cruelly laughing like a jackal.
It is a personal conviction of mine, that if you want to be taken seriously you must never take yourself seriously. This involves NEVER writing exactly what your ex has done all over the internet.
So, WHY do people do it? Why do certain members of our Facebook friends feel the need to broadcast their own sorry denouements to everyone they know IRL?
And here's the contradiction: Why do I find it OK to expose myself in such ways to strangers on the internet via a blog, but I laugh for hours at those whom do it to those they know via facebook? ;D
But anyway. Back to today's question: Do you think that some people go too far on facebook? Are you guilty of it yourself? What is crossing the line when it comes to divulging information on facebook? What is the BEST thing in terms of making you think "I'M SO GLAD I'M NOT YOU!" that you've ever seen on there?
And just for good measure, here is another cracker that I had to screen cap and save in my "Funny things!" file:
Is there really a need? Embarrassing people like that make me glad I woke up. ;D