#195. Share a little piece on the people you are scared of, or should be scared of, on Facebook. A little article I read in Australian GQ. A magazine. A real magazine with pages that crinkle as you read it in the bath. OK now I am starting to sound like one of those people you should be scared of on Facebook. A bit too much detail.
Along that Facebook route who hasn’t picked up a few “friends” they would never want to spend any time with but can’t help compulsively following.
My favourites on the GQ list include:
Misery lady: is trying to be strong today, after everything. Send me good vibes!
Friend who can’t let you forget how great his lifestyle is: Taxi line at JFK
New parent represented, creepily, by pictures of their new baby and New parent’s friend
Stay-At-Home mum who has forgotten how to communicate with adults: OMG PROFESSOR SMOOSHIEFACE.
Girl with really crappy job who really, really cant wait for Friday, to the point that it verges on Rain Man-like obsession: Almost Friday!
Then there’s inspirational quote guy: “If you do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” – Anthony Robbins
and a personal unfavourite of mine
Lady who publishes every pedestrian detail of her life: Breakfast. Yum! Oatmeal!
We all have them and sometimes alarmingly we are them. Local versions include Person who left Joburg for Cape Town whose profile picture is a shot of waves crashing on Clifton and Friend who thought status update means they have to literally update their status: Just had breakfast with God and Steve Jobs.
It’s the social not-working of social networking.