Why Do People Post Every Move They Make On Facebook?

Before I start let me say that yes, I do have a Facebook account. But I DO NOT post every breath I take on it! I have several FB friends that post that they are sleepy, they are tired, they are going to McDonalds, they are sick, their dog is sick.................. people come on!!!! Nobody REALLY wants to hear that mess. Facebook is for connecting and sharing......... yes that is true........... but you do not need to share EVERYTHING!!!! And it's like some people just go on FB to say the same things over and over again. They whine about how bad their life is but yet they make no real effort to change it. If I were that unhappy with my life I would be sitting down and reviewing what I need to change. I guess they are just not that smart! They would rather get on there and just complain and whine and I'm guessing this makes them feel better somehow.
46-50, F
14 Responses Aug 23, 2011

Kind of like the whining and crying you are doing right now? Waaahhh i dont like what people do on Facebook.. waaa im superior. Guess what you can do? Delete them or block them from your feed so your precious and superior time is not taken up by the poor, mundane souls that may be reaching out in some way for help or to ease their loneliness. You sound more annoying and whiny than they do. So by all means.. shut up

I have to agree with you on this, Sugarlust. But, the approach I use is to remove them from my newsfeed and notifications or unfriend them when they post too many pics and quotes. If it is religious stuff where someone is cramming it down my throat or if it is **** or constant curse words, I will block that person.

I hardly post on facebook, but I get fed up with people's posts where I have to scroll through 3 or 4 pages of their posts and posts about the very things that Kimmer112065 is complaining about so rather than becoming part of the problem I just remove, unfriend or block. And that is the best thing Kimmer112065, can do rather than complain about it.

Social media contributes and encourages mental illness and addictive behavior. If anyone spent as much time eating, gambling, playing video games, and drinking alcoholic beverages as they do on FB, then someone would be screaming, "You need help. "<br />
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Let's just review the traits and signs of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD):<br />
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Tends to exaggerate their own importance, achievements, and talents<br />
Imagines unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power, intelligence, or romance<br />
Requires constant attention and positive reinforcement from others<br />
Obsessed with oneself<br />
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Social media is the perfect platform for people suffering from NPD. Unfortunately, FB friends encourage this behavior by "liking" and commenting.

oh absolutely some people on my facebook talk so much rubbish, they commentate<br />
on their lives (er today i got up and i went to the toilet) what i had for dinner etc.<br />
do people want to read petty stuff like that? these people need to get lives..

I can't agree with you more. I have many friends who I really care about who I've had to hide because they bore me to tears with small talk and silly stuff. They seem to have no sense of what is "shareable."

same here. and i have some family members who get on fb and "air the dirty laundry" and of course it posts on my page for everyone to see. Ughhh

I couldn't agree more. Which is why I don't bother with Facebook. Yes, my account is still active but I don't use it. I can't stand all the jibber jabber. But I keep it for people who INSIST that Facebook is the only way to communicate with them, still, I don't. Friend requests go unnoticed, messages go without reply, invites cast aside... muahahahahaha<br />
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My conspiracy theorist side of me thinks that Twitter and Facebook are just tools from Big Brother to keep tabs on people, and people are doing it all too freely. "I'm taking a dump." <br />
"I ate a burrito" "Witnessing my burrito make a reappearance" UGH YUCK. .

lmao so true. i hate it when people feel they have to post crap like "at McDonalds with ____ and _____". Seriously??????

Beats me, I don't face at all. And I don't get it.

Someone just may want to know if you passed gas in the last 30 seconds or so...

I have a cousin that does the exact same thing. All throughout her day, it's non<x>stop posts on what she's doing, how bored she is, what her 3 year old's doing, how much booze she's drinking, the list just goes on and on.<br />
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The truth of the matter is pretty sad: she's a total attention ***** and has no life. All her friends are on FB, and for some reason she actually thinks people care about what she's got to say. The fact is, if she'd shut the hell up once in a while and only post about important stuff...people MIGHT actually care.<br />
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The only thing I get from it is BLAH BLAH BLAH ME ME ME. Narcissism at it's finest.

Lmao yes your cousin sounds just like the girl I know. No one takes her seriously because she just whines and cries about everything. And she posts crap like "im bored". I mean who really cares chick??? lol

I could never figure that one out either. Seems like most social talking is happening electronically. A little scary if you ask me. In 2009, 45% of companies checked out social networks like facebook and myspace to see prospective employees, and/or current employees. If your account is open amd not private... they'll see it all. The good and the bad. Just imagine how many check it now. 35% of employers didn't hire someone because of what they found on the person from a social networking site<br />
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/more-employers-use-social-networks-to-check-out-applicants/<br />
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I never had a facebook account and to this day my friends has been bugging me to sign up for it. *rolls eyes*<br />
Told my bf about it and his bro overheard and he says, 'When u have one, even when u post the silliest thing such as, 'Im walking to the fridge right now.' your friends will 'like' u. LOL.

Lol IzWhite. That is true. You almost feel like you MUST hit the "like" button on everything your friends post.

I think its because people want so much attention and that's the best way to do it. Its crazy how people put their "dirty laundry" on that site,crazy lol

phoenix252005 you are right. I think some people just love to be the center of attention.

yeah, somebody's even put my dirty laundry on there. it's actually against FB TOS, and grounds for termination, to air somebody else's dirty laundry. but not if it's mine, apparently.

fine.i like and admire.

Kimmer....sounds like a good plan..

You hit the nail right on the head those are "attention seekers." They want their facebook friends and real friends to feel sorry for them...and baby them up, boo hoo! I wouldn't be surprised if half of them are lying about certain stuff....also people do alot of bragging and pretending like they have such a wonderful life.

you are sooooo right!! I know this one girl that has a controlling husband and she has confided in others that she is miserable. Yet she goes on FB and constantly posts "Loving Life!!" OMG she is NOT loving life! I just want to grab her and shake her into reality.

LOL reminds me of someone i know. I thought i was the only one who sees comments like that. So it is contagious afterall.