Facebook Friends: A Survey of Women

Mashable.com posted a pretty revealing — and funny — survey done by Eversave, in which 400 women were asked about their true feelings toward their female Facebook “friends.”  It was pretty revealing. It seems that women are able to get on one another’s nerves when they’re not even in the same room. According to the article, 83% of women are annoyed at one time or another by a post made by a Facebook friend.

This is something that doesn’t surprise me in the least, and it’s one of the reasons I choose not to post to Facebook. I’m reasonably certain that no matter what I would post, it would be a subject of criticism. Here were the most frequent complaints about posts:

1. Friends sharing too many mundane updates too often.

2. “Liking” too many posts.

3. Inappropriately or too frequently using Facebook to promote causes.

4. Projecting false information or images of a perfect life.

Oh, they also had a lot to say about whiners and complainers, so the “Suzy Sunshines” weren’t alone. So, what are you supposed to post? If something bad happens, well, maybe no one wants to hear about it, but the same things goes for if something good happens. But then again, if nothing at all happens, they don’t want to hear about that either! Oh, and it seems you shouldn’t be hitting that “Like” button too often, or that will annoy your friends as well. Maybe a simple post, something along the lines of, “I’m here, and I’m still alive,” would suffice.

Be sure to read the whole article. It’s pretty funny and has some great graphics.

About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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