Proper Facebook Etiquette

#229 I have begun to feel sick from the constant too-ing and fro-ing with friends.

Monday 8th February, 2010

Dear Mariann,

I have begun, most recently, to feel sick from the constant too-ing and fro-ing with friends. Am I right to blame Facebook?

From MsVine via a too-ing (no fro-ing, on this occasion) of email.

MsVine, If you find yourself still awake at 04.30am in such a state of sickness I would make to prescribe with a remedy.  You’ll find such a thing to be taken in the immediate future at night and, then if symptons persist, at your leisure during the day. A warning, this prescription could have an addictive quality, but it is unlikely that you will feel any ill-effects, in fact quite the opposite.  So I would recommend a repeat action.

My formula is this: first log-out of Facebook. Then find the Off swtich to whatever wonderful piece of technology you are using and switch this to the aforementioned mode.

As to whether you are ‘right to blame Facebook’, yes you’re perfectly within your ‘rights’, but this is one of those things that are (I find) singularly to be held with the person and (in your instance) the friends concerned.  For full diagnosis I would want to know when you started to ‘feel sick’? Before of after you were Friended by ‘mother’, uploaded and tagged various holiday snaps, or because you’re getting dizzy from switching between NewsFeed and LiveFeed.  How ever did one cope before the age of such instantaneous communications? Is that the sound of horse hooves I hear?…

If the above prescription does not exact a positive outcome in your daily life, then perhaps it is not the too-ing and fro-ing that is root of you particular impairment, but something that persists at a deeper level? Perhaps you are a little to desperate for friendship attention, appearing too cloy-y and, thus, ensuring a little stomach churning and self-induced ‘sick’ exposure. Find a little time and relax. Make sure you too and fro with only those who are ‘nice’. Then you will recover quite quickly, I am quite sure.

5 Responses to “#229 I have begun to feel sick from the constant too-ing and fro-ing with friends.”

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