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Commenting On a Really Old Facebook Picture

I checked my Facebook account earlier today and had a notification. A friend left a comment on an old picture of a summertime bonfire from 2009. It was really random. The picture was buried in one of several forgotten Facebook photo albums, which meant that she was looking through dozens of my pictures before finding that one and making a comment about it. She wasn’t even at the bonfire that night. There was no reason for her to comment on the picture at all. But she did. And it creeped me out so I deleted her. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Commenting on a really old Facebook picture makes you seem like a stalker. You shouldn’t have anything to say about a picture from the past that doesn’t involve you at all. So don’t do it and don’t let people do it to you. And call people out if you see them do it. It’s an epidemic that needs to be stopped. Together we can make a difference.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Getting Sucked Into Your Timeline

I’m on Facebook a lot because I’m a product of my time. I make statuses, I check into places, I post pictures, I share articles, and I get tagged every single day. Every once in a while, I will log on and check out my profile. It’s like looking at your life from an outsider’s perspective. You’ll start looking at what other people have posted on your wall, and you’ll eventually start looking at old pictures. We don’t have actual photo albums anymore. Instead we have Facebook Timeline. It sucks that it’s not tangible, but it’s better in a lot of ways. You’ll stumble upon a picture of you and a group of friends that you never see anymore in a place that you never go to anymore. You’ll feel nostalgic and you can instantly tag them or message them to remind them about the glory days. It tells you when it was posted, so you can reflect on how much shit has changed since it was taken. Then you’ll click on another picture of another group of forgotten friends in another forgotten place. Then you click on another picture, and another bunch of memories come flooding back. Before you know it, three hours have passed and it’s time for bed. Getting sucked into your timeline is like picking up your yearbook from senior year, it’s a trip down memory lane.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Misusing the Like Button

A lot of people don’t know how to use the Like button on Facebook. Some people seem use it as confirmation that they have seen your post instead of actually liking the content. For example, you’ll post about how you’re sad because your dog died and five people will like your status. What exactly do they like? The fact that you’re sad or that your dog is dead? Sometimes you’ll say something like, “Feeling trapped and want to get out of the city for a few hours. Anyone want to go on a day trip?” You’ll get a notification and think that you have a partner in crime, but it’s just some douche that clicked the Like button for no reason. You asked a question and didn’t get a response, but apparently your question is likable, so that’s nice. The Like button should only be used if you actually like what you’re Liking, otherwise you’ll seem insensitive or stupid.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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