I love Facebook. It is a source of fun and inspiration and a place to share and connect. Sometimes I love Facebook too much and I have to remind myself to give it a break. I've had an idea in my head for a while about different "Facebook Types". Here they are in no particular order:
The "Inspirational" Facebooker:
You know the one - the one who posts beautiful pictures with quotes over them. The person who finds articles to share highlighting how you can improve your thoughts, your mood.... your life. This Facebook type usually posts a LOT, sometimes in spurts.
Why I like this type: They inspire me.
The "Play-by-Play" Facebooker:
This Facebook type is the one who posts every second of their day in a status update. They're giving you a play-by-play of their life. If often goes something like this:
"I woke up this morning and went to the bathroom to pee. Then I showered and got dressed. After that I made lunches for myself and my (2, 4, 6, or 8) kids (including my husband!) Got the kids to school/daycare and myself to work. Worked hard. Came home - made dinner, cleaned the whole house. Helped (2, 4, 6, or 8) kids with homework, bathed them all, tucked them all into bed. Cuddled with my husband on the couch for 1.5 shows then had to go to bed so I could repeat this process tomorrow. Yes I am superwoman (or man... but usually woman). Yes I am awesome."
Why I like this type: I love this type for a few reasons. 1) I am obligated to, because my mother falls into this category (Love you Mommy!) 2) I get it. I also feel accomplished by getting the laundry clean and the house somewhat organized (it just doesn't happen that often). Some people like to hate on this Facebook type. I say love, people love. You don't have to *be* like this, but let others be this way if they want to. 3) I do this, just not on Facebook. I do it to my mom (it's genetic) on the phone, and it's how I used to journal when I thought I didn't want to forget a single detail of my life. I knew it was a boring way to write but I couldn't stop myself. Now I've realized that my memory sucks, so I'm expanding my writing horizons.
The "Interesting" Facebooker:
This Facebook type likes to post interesting articles, blogs, or political perspectives. They don't mind a good debate on their wall. They like to, you know, make you THINK! Sometimes this type is also an "Inspirational" type.
Why I like this type: Ummm, hello, I like to think!
The "Business Page" or "Blogger" Facebooker:
This Facebook type often has a personal and a business page and if you are lucky enough to be "friends" AND "like" their business page you will get to see many of their posts not once, but twice. Every blogpost they write gets posted to both pages.
Why I like this type: Well, usually I like the person AND I like what they're offering. I don't mind seeing their posts twice because I know why they do it - the audiences are different and they need to spread their love! Besides, I guess if I didn't want duplicates I could do something with my settings if I were so inclined. I'm just not generally inclined in that direction while I'm on Facebook. What are settings anyways?
The "Gamer" Facebooker:
These people are always playing games. And you get to see it on your news-feed, over and over. Sometimes you are really lucky and get an invite to buy a farm with (for?) them. Or a fish. Or something like that.
Why I like this type: Hmmm, having a hard time thinking of a reason. Well, I'm all for having fun, so play away people! And if I ever figure out that "settings" thing I guess I could stop that nonsense from showing up in my news-feed. (Or I could get off Facebook, but what fun is that?)
The "Funny" Facebooker:
This Facebook type is someone who is really funny and creative and uses their talent to make up awesome statuses. Not sure if they are using their talent in real life, but they are on Facebook. Yay!
Why I like this type: Who doesn't like a good laugh? Life isn't worth living without a sense of humor. Thank you Funny Facebookers (you know who you are).
The "Inappropriate" Facebooker:
The type that posts wildly sexual or profane things on their wall. We all have at least one "friend" who does this.
Why I like this type: Sometimes they're funny. And I get to feel "appropriate" even though I'm laughing at the inappropriateness.
The "Photo" Facebooker:
This type actually has many sub-types based on what it is they like to post pictures of. All types have one thing in common - they like to post photos!
Subtypes include: Kid photo facebooker (look how awesome my kids are!), Drunk photo facebooker (look how awesome *I* am when I'm partying!), Food photo facebooker (because who doesn't like pictures of their food!), Pet photo facebooker (Who has the cutest, most awesome dog, cat, gerbil EVER?!), Vacation photo facebooker (look at all the awesome places I've been!) and many others. But I'm done typing "photo facebooker".
Why I like this type: Umm, hello, I love pictures! Especially of cute kids, animals and food....
And last but not least...
The "Non-existent" Facebooker:
These are the people who have Facebook accounts but post either never or next to never. They're like the quiet kid. You get to wonder what they're thinking (or doing) all the time. They are mysterious. Why are they on Facebook anyways? Don't they want us to know every detail of their life, kids' life, business, and sex life? Who *are* they anyways? Why don't they just delete their accounts and just leave the rest of us addicted Facebookers alone? Do they think they're better than us? The NERVE!
Why I like this type: (I'm not going to give them the satisfaction of knowing - take THAT!)
What Facebook Type are you?
Or do you fall under more than one of these types?
Can you think of any I left out?
4/24/2012 09:12:06 pm
Haha, I know I'm SORT of the type you put me under, but certainly I'm never a "super-woman"! This is a funny post, cute! Plus does it count if you only post your play-by-play once every two weeks? I don't think so! ;-) I might fit under the"photo" category too...Love you!
6/24/2012 02:15:00 pm
Thanks for a great read.
9/20/2012 01:55:21 am
Great post, thank you.
10/8/2012 09:29:13 pm
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