5 People Who Should Quit Facebook

By Mary C. Long 

HackingVictim650We all have those people in our Facebook News Feeds where we can’t help but snicker at their posts and roll our eyes every time we scroll through. We so desperately want to delete them because they are annoying, but we can’t get ourselves to do it because as much as we don’t want to admit, they are entertaining (sometimes). However, there comes a time where enough is enough, and some people, like the five kinds detailed below, should just quit Facebook. Please?

The Over-Sharing Mom: I’d say that 99 percent of moms are guilty of this — over-sharing everything about their days and embarrassing their kids. It doesn’t even have to be about their kids to be embarrassing — it could just be a “TMI” post that surely will embarrass their kids.

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Over-sharing moms aren’t always embarrassing, but they can do other unnecessary things that end up getting their four-year-old expelled from private school, like this mom did.

Dramatic Post Deleter: When someone rants out of control, it can be entertaining, but when it happens on a regular basis, it gets annoying. REALLY annoying.

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What is even more annoying is when this regularly-ranting person deletes the posts just as regularly. It makes one want to look at these people and scream, “OWN YOUR WORDS!,” doesn’t it?

Oh, and just an FYI, Mr./Mrs. Post Deleter, just because you deleted it doesn’t mean that someone else didn’t screenshot it, or that it’s gone from the Internet forever.

Drunk Dialer Poster: Whatever. Yes, there is a drunk dialer of Facebook — the “drunk poster.” Whether it is posting about being drunk every freaking night of the week or boo-hooing about your ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend or sharing obnoxious pictures, comments and status updates you won’t remember in the morning, it’s stupid, and you should hide your phone when you drink.

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Looking for lawsuit guy/girl: Do people think before they post? Far too often, are there people who say things on Facebook that could end up putting them in court/jail. Oh, you were involved in a hit and run as the “runner?” You got away with stealing from the local mall? Great! You do know that your Facebook isn’t as private as you may think, and you will most likely get caught, right? Fortunately for the police, the people who post these things usually have thousands of “friends,” and hundreds of them screenshot the offending posts and message them to the local PD’s Facebook page with a quickness.

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And finally, the addict: No, not a drug addict, though, kind of — the Facebook addict who can’t go an hour without scanning their News Feed. That’s you, isn’t it?

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If you see yourself in one of these categories, you MIGHT want to do yourself a favor and find the deactivate button in your Facebook settings. For a little while, at least.

Readers: How many of these five appear in your News Feeds?

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