The contribution of Facebook to uplifting people’s virtual social lifestyle is wonderful, highly admirable and worth appreciating. To get connected with global people, understanding each other’s culture, rituals and shared beliefs/prejudices and perceptions are some attributes standing out Facebook as an arguably the top most social media platform to choose to have virtual merriment.
However, while Facebook has given us a very convenient virtual way to befriend and stay connected with people across the globe, the very medium has caused us suffer some sorts of mental problems as well. No doubt, Facebook has evolved significantly in terms of understanding the varying needs of its users and has improved their virtual experience tremendously.
But, people are driven by their thought impulse. Sometimes, they emit behaviours in certain propriety not willingly acceptable by others. These behaviours cause them become someone’s amusement/guffaw. And this ‘someone’ could be your friend or relative you have befriended on Facebook. Here, you can’t blame facebook for being the reason of your derisive nature or being the butt of joke among the community of your friends. Your particular persona is developed by your own decorum and etiquette that you exercise on facebook. Why blame it for your current plight?
In order to help you better understand how you can avert being possibly a clown-like dumb figure in the eyes of your facebook friends, I have narrated few key points. They stand as follow:
1. Sorely Bullshitter
If you are given to the temperament of shooting the breeze or splitting hair, or even attempt to blurt out anything tantamount to disregarding your own words, quit this habit on Facebook and on your real life, too. It’s unacceptable. This is not because you should discipline yourself for others, this is because there are or must be certain code of conducts and speaking manner on Facebook. While stupid gossips or senseless diatribe about your neighbour’s new dog/car may humour you or few of the like-minded friends for a while, it is still considered anti—social, dumb-witted, insensitive FB behaviour.
2. The Slappable Pervert
Facebook has give you the access to millions of global friends. It has given you a free-able opportunity to hang around with the like-minded pals, chat and be merry. While you are given the leeway to enjoy these cost-free privileges, you are, at the same time, not supposed to be a pervert or anyone close to that definition. Never share naked pictures of female escorts/girls, do not update your timeline with erotic messages or with anything signifying you’re lust-driven boozer on a prowl to sexually accost a stranger.
3. Hate Monger
You may land yourself in a jail for being hate-monger against a particular religion/country or person in particular. This behavior of yours, in the eyes of laws, is unacceptable even though you think liberty of speech is your right to exercise on FB.
Yes, freedom of speech is an established system on social media platforms. However, you can’t contort this definition into your selfish gain. This shouldn’t be your subterfuge to gain the ungainly attention.Your liberty of speech doesn’t grant vituperation, spreading racial slurs, launching diatribe/expletives or slang for an individual/religion or anything/anyone…just because you think you’ve right to voice your displeasure by abusing the right of FB.
4. Washing Dirty Linen
Al right! So, you’re married and a very happy spouse to each other. OR, you’re upset with your spouse? Okay, the best thing is to mutually settle down your dispute in somewhere nice place. BUT, your FB is not a right place to spit out the ultra-personal things. While your intention to share these things might denote your innocent attitude to bare your heart in textual format, you can’t be sure about the evil intention of your friends as to in what way they would mis/interpret your say.
Sometimes, you unwittingly become a howl of universal derision because of silly personal matters you’ve shared on your FB timeline.
5. Capraciously Tempering Relationship Status
I have seen people changing relationship status frequently on FB. No sooner few days gone by than you see their previous status “Married” changed into “Single/divorced” right after few days. There are various instances showing mindless attitude of FB users tempering with their relationship status. This is interpreted to be an extremely annoying and scornful FB conduct.
6. Annoyingly Boastful
So, you have made a fortune from your business, or have completed highest form of education, or you have scaled over the peak of the Mount Everest. Congratulation! Impressive accomplishment! But no boasting on FB, please. Narrating about your accomplishment is good and acceptable until the same doesn’t reach at the point of an annoying exaggeration. There is difference between telling and boasting something. The latter is never good or acceptable form of sharing “what’s on your mind” status.
7. The Tag Terrant
Until seems absolutely necessary, tagging friends every time you come up with a picture or quote or story will not only cost you lose good friends, but your FB manner will earn you dismissive regard from friends as well. Nobody gives a damn to your self-held belief unless you happen to be a globally celebrated celebrity, saint or famous leader of your country.
8. Pseudo User, Bisexually Unidentifiable Prick
Got a fake FB profile? Terminate it once for all! People these days are madly obsessed with being attention-seekers. In the obsession, they do anything capaciously. Since female face is seductively enticing, most guys make a pseudo female profile on Facebook. Even some ladies keep a fake profile under different names. This is bad, a totally disdainful behaviour one must never show on facebook.
9. The Persistent Friendship Request Sender
If you want to befriend someone you have never met in person, the better way to do so is to message the person in a gentlemanly way of asking permission from his/her. This is a good way of befriending on FB. Moreover, do not befriend with someone who doesn’t share your viewpoints at all. Such sort of friendship doesn’t last longer. If it does anyhow, then I bet, there is no room for constant conversation, there is huge conversion gap between two of them.
Take me for instance; I have a lot of friends with no speaking terms for months. Does such friendship worth the deal?
Anyway, just don’t send stranger friendship request. The chance is, you may end up receiving flat denial or block depending on the attitude of the person you have sent request to. The persistent friendship request sender is finally blocked by FB as well.
10. Whimsically Temperamental
If you’re prone to changing your opinions too often, if there is no constancy between what you believe and what you do, if you’re unpredictable given your mood swings, then I am afraid, this whimsical temperament of yours on Facebook may estrange many friends of yours. Possibly you may lose many. Quit being so temperamental. It will make you look like a dumb-witted FB user.
Thanks for reading the blog. If you think I have missed some points here, feel free to share your views.