I feel a bit better now that I watched the spoof about Facebook Life Filters.
A few weeks prior, I had submitted my cover story, ‘Time to Exit Facebook‘ and expected to uppset a few FB die hards. The article was published this month in LMD Magazine. I had pointed to some of my favorite annoyances –a few of which are brilliantly covered in the spoof! These are the most annoying categories of users that drive us away:
The Graffiti Artist – The person who incessantly posts anything and everything he or she sees, thinks or does, because it makes him or her feel like a citizen journalist.
The ‘PDA’ Junkie – Someone who indulges in Public Displays of Affection (known in the pre-Facebook era as a ‘PDA’). This person thanks a sibling, or wishes a spouse in purple prose, an act that can surely be done with more class… in private.
The Random Shooter – Have smart camera-phone, will shoot anything: expensive cars, cumulus clouds from windows of aeroplanes, birthday cakes, children, hotel rooms…
The Poser – Someone who leaves smart comments, regularly updates his or her profile picture and delights in posing in selfies.