You can judge a lot by someone’s facebook status update. From the witty observers, the song lyricists, all the way to the dirty laundry broadcasters; everyone has their own type of status style and personality.
Some status updates however reveal a deeper, uglier side to people. Attention whores or passive-aggressive bores; facebook has a status for it.
In this series I will count down 5 of the worse types of facebook statuses.
Well, it's not really a coutndown. *Kanye shrug* Even though these are numbered, there are in no particular order. They are all equally annoying/cringe worthy/pathetic.
1) The ‘Wooo look at me have so much fun at this very moment’ status update.
Now please do not get this confused with those morning-after-the-night-before status updates. You know where you’re one with the calm after the storm which was that epic party last night and you just want to comment on how good it was. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of ‘Last night was awesome, thank to everyone who came out’ on your wall every now and again.
What makes me raise my eyebrow in scepticism however is when people feel the need to comment on how much fun they are having at that exact moment of making said status update.
The good time vibes coursing through your veins are so superior that you are able to snap out of the euphoria to skulk away into the dark corners, go onto your smart phone and inform everyone?
Why this status is lame.
The main problem with these statuses is that they are a transparent attempt to convince the world that this facebook user is not a boring, lonely little hermit, incapable of having fun. It’s a big fat, ‘look at me, I can get down too’ which is more often than not passively directed at an individual or group on facebook that the user feels the need to prove their social standings against. This sort of self-proclamation of good times also backfires and acts against the user’s original intentions to exhume the image of ‘party guy’.
If every time the user goes out partying they have to scream it from the rooftops on facebook, well then they obviously don’t get out much. :-/