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How to Be an Unbearable, Needy Facebook User

Do you have Facebook friends posting messages like this?

Here’s “the reunion of friends”

I truly can’t wait to see everyone’s response…I think it will be interesting to see how we are all connected. Since life is not only made of photos, I’m going to get into the game called “a reunion of friends”. The idea is to see who reads a post without a picture. So if you are reading this message, make a comment using a single word about how we met. After that, copy this message on your wall and I will also leave you a word. Please, don’t leave a word and then not bother to copy the text. You’ll ruin the fun! Ready, set, go!!!

or the “reunion of friends redux”…

2018, a year that has a few surprises up it’s sleeve. Since life is not only made of photos, I’m going to start a “reunion of friends”. The idea is to see who reads a post without a picture. If no one reads my post, this will be a very short experiment. But if you are reading this message, make a comment using a single word about how we met. After that, copy this message on your wall and I will also leave you a word. Please, don’t leave a word and then not bother to copy the text. You’ll ruin all the fun and reminiscing!

Here’s another gem…

I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE. I want a HELLO from ALL my FACEBOOK FRIENDS. Study says out of 100 people only 20 will respond. Copy and paste. OK Let’s GO…. DON’T DISAPPOINT ME

Oh, here’s a beauty:

Got a lot of so called “friends” on Facebook. Let’s see who leaves a “hello” here and then shares it so I can say “hello”

This one also qualifies since it’s sort of a trick or scam – doing that won’t fix anything in Facebook. It just gets people to reply (maybe… I wouldn’t) so that you start seeing more people’s posts. You really can’t trick Facebook’s algorithm but this kind of works with it. Still, forcing people to say hello to you… you’re coming off REALLY needy:

Ummm. Recently a family member and a friend asked me why I blocked them. I was confused. I checked just in case and there were no blocked people on my list. Then I see this. Hmmm, I am not the only one. So now I am fixing my blocked posts. I wondered where everybody had been! This is good to know. It’s ridiculous to have 450 friends and only 25 are allowed to see posts.

I ignored this post earlier because I didn’t think it worked. It WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years.

Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people – about 25 – who will read your posts. So hold your finger down anywhere in this post and “copy” will pop up. Click “copy”. Then go to your page, start a new post, and put your finger anywhere in the blank field. “Paste” will pop up and click “paste”. This will bypass the system.

If you are reading this message, do me a favor and leave me a quick comment…a “hello,” a sticker, whatever you want, so you will appear in my newsfeed.

okay here goes… probably some kind of trick!! Lol

Here’s one that just started… the meeting between bread, fruitcake, breadfruit, or something:

I think most of you know me, no matter when our paths have crossed. I would love to see if we can still communicate with more than just likes and gifs and actually write something to each other.

I decided to participate in an experience called “A Meeting Between Breadfruit” on behalf of David Dai. The idea is to see who reads a post without a photo. We are so immersed in technology that we have forgotten the most important thing: good friendship. If no one reads this message it will be a short social experiment. But if you read it until the end, I want you to make a comment with ONE word about us. For example, a place, an object, a person, a moment with which you relate or remember me by. Then copy this text and stick it on your wall (don’t share) and I’ll go to your wall to leave a word that reminds me of you.

Please don’t write any comments if you don’t have time to copy the text. That would ruin the experiment. Let’s see who took time to read and answer according to the shared story beyond Facebook!!

Remember… using only ONE word.

We have two words, actually. 🙂

Or anything like this:

So I’ll know who read my status, please write “done”

Yeah, we’re done with you giving us homework and making it all about you.

Also, guess what? You’re just being used (you’re a tool). People create these things to see if they make it back to them eventually. So, it’s not so much about warm feelings and bringing people together but it’s very much a prank.


This is What You Need to Read

First of all, please stop doing this!

Someone sent you to this page because you’re doing this kind of thing, so…

Batman slapping Robin for being so needy on Facebook

Secondly, why are you so needy? You’re copying something from someone else and you’re forcing your friends to validate their relationship with you.

What Social Media Should Be

Do you walk into a party and make this kind of announcement to the whole group? Would you put a sign on your chest and force people to come stand by you to declare they are your friend? This kind of social behavior would be classified as a psychological problem but you’re saying it’s fun.

Social media is a lot like going to a cocktail party or gathering. Don’t post anything you wouldn’t say at a party. That’s a good rule if you want to use Facebook the right way.

This phase will help you, too:

“A Facebook status is annoying if it primarily serves the author and
does nothing positive for anyone reading it.”
(source)

Stop signStop being narcissistic and make it about other people (give them something) instead your craving for attention so you can feel better. People tend to steer clear of these kinds of people. Don’t be that person.

“But I’m not doing that, I… I…”

You might think you’re not but this is how it’s coming off to the rest of us. It’s true. Just please stop.

Please turn it around so that it’s not about people doing things for you to boost you up with shares, likes, or replies, but you doing things for other people instead. Please stop this stuff. Let’s make the internet better than this. When you help or encourage others, you benefit – so, you’re doing it wrong.

How about coming up with something creative and original to say instead of copying and pasting something someone else said and claim it as your own idea? Facebook has way too much of this kind of thing, so please do your part and don’t spread this kind of meaningless garbage. Come up with something personal that’s interesting instead of begging for attention.

Is What I’m Doing OK?

Well, you’re posting something you say you believe, then you’re essentially saying you’re better than everyone else if your friends don’t do it… but are you actually doing anything? Or does this just make you feel like you’re doing something? Really think about that.

And that’s how this stuff is designed – to suck you in emotionally and your instant reaction is, “I have to do that” but take a pause, let emotion settle, think about it logically, and walk away or go to another website if you have to. Be better than those being sucked in.

This is also online peer pressure. The twist is, when you give in, you’re pressuring others.

Some might even call this BULLYING.

Most Importantly… Not Doing It Does NOT Mean You Don’t Care

When you copy and paste this stuff, you’re a part of the problem – not the solution.

It’s fine to ignore it. If you ignore it and don’t post it, that does not mean you don’t care about whatever the issue is. You can care about something without bragging about it… and wouldn’t you care more if you’re NOT seeking a reward?

Let’s get this kind of garbage off Facebook. All it really is, is the creator of that post trying to see if it makes it back to them. That’s it. Don’t feed that!


How to Use This Post

If someone posted this in their news feed, feel free to copy and paste the URL (address) of this page with them if you want to let them know what you think without you having to use your own words. Someone else said it for you, so it’ll be a little less offensive and you can just say, “I found this and it might be something to think about.”

Try to help the person doing this kind of behavior because they probably don’t realize what they’re doing.

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