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How many of your friends and family members’ birthdays do you know? By ‘know’, I mean date and age off the top of your head. The number is embarrassingly low, or at least mine is. I keep my close friends’ and family members’ birthdays in my planner but I’ll admit that I know many of my friends’ birthdays solely because of Mark Zuckerberg. What did we do before Facebook? Forget?
This is a follow-up post to my Facebook Birthdays post because Facebook has added an extra feature. They now send “Facebook Birthday Reminders for the Week of ___” and this is stellar. However, you now have added pressure to remember these birthdays. You can no longer say you missed someone’s birthday because you didn’t go on Facebook on their given day.
If you have friends equipped with funny bones, I recommend sending someecards. Often.
“…Before these witnesses and more importantly, before Almighty God. I now pronounce you husband and wife, what God has joined together – let no one separate. (Man reaches for pocket and pulls out a mobile device.) Dana is updating his relationship status on Facebook. (Hands second device to wife.) As I was saying, I now pronounce you husband and wife. It’s official on Facebook, it’s official in my book. Dana, you may kiss your bride.” -The Minister
I am the biggest fan of ‘status updates’. I love Facebook and I love Twitter. However, TMI is TMI. There are ‘comments’ that scream “elephant in the room” and ‘status updates’ that whisper “awkward turtle”. Let’s try to keep those to a minimum.
Your ‘friends’ thank you in advance for following this rule.
[*The t-shirt above is available for purchase at this website.]
On family road trips chaos always ensued. Do you remember the “I’m not touching you” game? Let me refresh your memory, without actually making physical contact, one sibling makes a poking motion as close to another sibling as possible. If you’re on the receiving end, this game is annoying. This game is the live version of Facebook ‘poking’.
Facebook ‘poking’ is a strange phenomenon. The biggest issue with poking is that different people perceive it to mean different things, including but not limited to: joking, flirting or just saying hello. Personally, I would prefer for one to just make an actual joke, actually flirt (preferably in person) or actually say hello. This would avoid the drama of debating if I am going to ‘poke back’ or ‘remove’ the poke.
Also, if someone has a restraining order against you, I wouldn’t poke that person. Need a reason? Read this article.
Social Media is not a fad. This video has the facts to prove it.