The thing about Facebook is that although you have free reign to post and say pretty much anything you like, there is no social rule book to follow. You are left to learn from your own mistakes and are at risk of winding up your friends without even knowing it.
After asking around the Aunty Acid office we have come up with a list of 12 no no’s when it comes to posting on Facebook.
The braggy relationship status
“My boyfriend is so cute. He just took me shopping then took me for a nice meal”. Oh I am soo happy for you NOT. Just keep your rosy mushy love life to yourself please.
2. Trying to make boring things sound interesting.
“I have had such a busy day. Got up and made a healthy breakfast, then went to the park with my dog before going to the store to pick up groceries. Back home tonight to watch X Factor” No matter how much you post about these mundane everyday tasks, they will never be interesting to anyone. Ever.
3. The health food / detox / cleanse diet status.
“Just made a green salad with pine nuts. Yummy meal for day three of my detox”. Yeah yeah so you are on a detox. Well done, it will probably last about 6 days if your last effort is anything to go by.
4. The sad sack status
“Cheated on again when I thought he was the one”. Look we do feel for you, really we do but this is the fourth time this has happened and you continually sharing your failed relationships on Facebook is making you seem a bit pathetic. Some things are better kept for a cup of coffee with friends rather than broadcasting to the whole world!
5. The chain letter hoax status
“Bill Gates is giving away money. Share this and be in with a chance of winning loads of cash” Yeah I bet he is!
6. The overly passive aggressive status
“Some people are so two faced. You know who you are and can go jump off a cliff”. Probably better left unsaid.