Proper Facebook Etiquette

#318 Facebook Glossary

Sunday 13th April, 2008

So enough with the trials and tribulations of Facebooking for a bit… I’ve been playing around with some possible Facebook terms to explain what’s going on.

I’m asking for trouble, but I’m sure they’ll be some creative suggestions in the comments…

A fake Profile Page. Either completely made up, or so unlike the real person it’s not even worth writing on their Wall.

: Withdrawing from without explanation and remaining unresponsive to messages, pokes and posts.

Facechav: User with a badly spelt profile that includes profile image adorned with baseball cap, preferably worn backwards or to the side.

Facefart: Status update that includes the alludes to the intimate bodily habits of the user. Example: ‘Takes first shower in weeks!’

Facestabber: A Facebook ‘friend’ who makes cutting remarks about you to other friends, posting on both your and their walls.

Faceache: To make adverse comments about images and videos. A Faceacher makes sure that these are distributed and visible to all your friend networks.

Facebragger: User who constantly uploads unrealistically appealing, ‘pretty’ and favourable images and ensures these are recorded in both news and minifeeds.

PFace: Over photo-shopped profile picture.

Overfacial: Constantly updated and narrative style to Facebook status. Example: woke up, out of bed, make tea, back to bed, drink tea, out of bed, have shower…

Facebrag: Unnecessarily smug status update.

Facejammin: When all your Facebook friends are online the same time as you.

Facejam: That occasion when you cannot log into Facebook as the servers busy. Or when you try to send a message and lose content for the same reason.

Ickfacer: User who is overly familiar with new Facebook friends.

A faceout: Deliberately catching a Facebook friend out. Example: Their status reads ‘revising’, you post a wall post asking how their holiday is going.

Facenotice: Status update that indicates a user will be away from Facebook. Example: ‘on holiday, no Facebook!’

Two-faced: Pretend Facebook ‘friend’ who does not have your best interests at heart. Friendly front, nasty behind.

Too-Faced: Fake or over-exposed (celebrity) based profile. Paris Hilton on Facebook? Yeah right. Not enough friends in ‘real’ life?

Facehole: Friend who never responds to your messages, posts, pokes etc. But are prolific in their demands on you. Like a blackhole they drain everything else in around them, and only for them.

Sandwichface: Situation where you find yourself as the filling between two Facebook friends who do not like each other. You may be the sickly sweet jam, but this does not mean that things won’t turn sour.

Fruitface: Too much a shade of orange in a profile picture. Dale Winton would be a Fruitface both for tanned and other reasons.

Faceoff: Let battle commence. When two Facebook friends fall out, the pokes, the posts, the tagging it can get scary and viscious!

Hiddenface: No profile picture.

Facepanic: You haven’t logged in for three hours? Time for a Facepanic.

Facefatigue: You’ve been logged in for three hours? Enough already! Facefatigue!

Faceport: The action of transferring friends from other SNSs/email addresses etc onto Facebook.

Hazardface: ‘Friend’ request from someone you knew, but disliked from school/college/uni/work.

Fancyface: Posh totty usually Oxbridge / ivy league networked.

Facefancy: Can be of a Fancyface, but when you are in admiration or lust of a Facebook friend.

Infantface: Underage Facebook user.

13 Responses to “#318 Facebook Glossary”

  1. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Booklover

    Thank you for the kind words, have i bribed you in a previous meeting?!… seriosuly though a book is well in hand and one of my (many) main projects!

    All i need now is a publisher!


  2. BookLover says:

    Love the blog – best thing on SNS. I hope you will publish your collective work as it would be great to look up and read. Blog forms are OK but I hardly ever look back (cep 4 yours :)) and book are good for this.

  3. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Fakeface,

    well this is just fascinating!

    And re. ticketmaster more conface, than ‘fake’. Gosh they are rotters aren’t they, so underhand, and yet can’t help but admire how enterprising they are!

    somehow seems apt Ms Clinton is a ‘fan’ 😀

  4. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Ozchick

    Facedigger: instead of a person from Oz, how about someone who cruises oxbrdige and monied networks for potential keep them in the way they are accustomed partners….


  5. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Anon,

    Is that such a thing as Facetrash, or perhaps more appropriately Trashyface: You know the kind of profile, it looks like MySpace, it should be on MySpace, oh dear oh dear!


  6. Anonymous says:

    FaceBin – off topic but what you do with those foooools you defriend :)

  7. OzChick says:

    FaceDigger = person from OZ

  8. FakeFace says:

    This is a copy of part of a story from the site at the end. Whole thing worth a read on fixing Facebook
    When I saw that 156,000 people had become “fans” of Ticketmaster on Facebook, I got suspicious. Their fan page is now the 5th most popular on Facebook – they have more fans than Hillary Clinton. “Come on! There are not 156,000 people who would willingly display that they were fans of an evil corporation that bilks its customers for massive, inexplicable fees,” I thought.

    So, just who is a fan of Ticketmaster on Facebook? I decided to take a look at some of the fans that pop up on their page.

  9. Imran says:

    Can you retrofit a definition to ‘facehugger’ ?

  10. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Anon 2.

    FanFace; not as useful as a face fan non?

  11. Miss Maz Hardey says:

    @ Anon 1.

    Ahem language there! i’m wondering what a FaceF*ck would be… but lets not go there!

  12. Anonymous says:

    FanFace – only in it as a media star and reaching my people with the common touch – Chris Moyles anyone?

    And none believes u sad **** really have you own thing going here – thats whats Pr is for

  13. Anonymous says:

    Fuckface – my ex

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