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7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook — Wait But Why

7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook — Wait But Why

By View All Posts Tim Urban

It made me think about what makes terrible Facebook behavior terrible, and why other Facebook behavior isn’t annoying at all. It comes down to a pretty simple rule:A Facebook status is annoying if it primarily serves the author and does nothing positive for anyone reading it. To be unannoying, a Facebook status typically has to be one of two things:1) Interesting/Informative2) Funny/Amusing/EntertainingYou know why these are unannoying? Core reasons for posting: Attention CravingI refuse to believe you feel a genuine outpouring of love for your 800 Facebook friends. And if you felt suddenly emotional about your best friends and family, is a public status really the way you’d express it?