Proper Facebook Etiquette

#866 Destructive mind

Tuesday 15th June, 2010

Dear Mariann,

There’s a privacy thing that is destroying my state of mind and friends. I find that if I complain (IN PRIVATE) to one particular friend, then they post something nasty about me. How can I find a solution?

From Pollan via email – Thanks!

Pollan, well what a quandary. You are the complainer to them, and then they see fit to kick off in public in light of your complaint/s! Well how rude! I mean I am sure that you were simply doing them a favour and making – what my father would refer to as – a helpful suggestion. Complaining to friends is not exactly the modus operandi for the healthiest of relationships. And no (dad) prettying it up in flowery semantics of helpfulness doesn’t muster a positive dialogue either.

An easy solution is this. Defriend. But this friend may still have hands on your latest GaGa Album and you’re going to want that back at some stage. This is difficult if you are in the defriended and unfriendly zone.

My friend Paul has advised me on occasion to up the standard of my friends. He has also recommended that I avoid too many public appearances as they detract from the mysteriousness of presence. Paul is, however, mistaken. I’m even more mysterious in-person, particularly with Pol to hand. I like you Pollan, you’re one for over-dramatics ‘destroying my state of mind’ and I love a bit of drama.

So on with the show! May I suggest that Facebook form only one part of your friendship with this particular friend. You would improve relations in-person alongside a friend-conscious, what some refer to as a more ‘considerate’ and enlightened agenda.

In short, you stop bitchin. They’ll stop bitchin. Anyways they can’t be that great a friend as you’re both too quick to ‘get nasty’ and stage manage some back-biting between the two of you. I suspect sexual tension. Have you tried sleeping with them yet?…

3 Responses to “#866 Destructive mind”

  1. Hotties says:

    I want there to be a way to separate the “hotties” from the “uglies” in my networks? I just want good looking people because that will get me more and keep the “uglies” away and my profile gets more clicks. I always dated girls who were less attractive than me and I want to stop this.

  2. Train says:

    Facebook is a stage for me. I did think I decided on the audience. then I found out people were tagging and that I had no control over that. Them those irritating ads!!! My train would leave this station – if I could find a better track.

  3. Platform says:

    Facebook is a stage for me. I did think I decided on the audience. then I found out people were tagging and that I had no control over that. Them those irritating ads!!! My train would leave this station – if I could find a better track.

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