What we really think of our Facebook friends
Ever been annoyed by what your friends post on Facebook? It seems like you are not alone. According to a survey of 400 women conducted by daily deals site Eversave, there is a fine line between Facebook friend and “frenemy.”
The aim of the survey was to better understand the impact of social networking on deals, but the data also uncovered some interesting things about Facebook friendships. While the overwhelming majority of women appreciate Facebook for allowing them to see friends’ photos and videos (91 percent), there is little tolerance for some of their friends’ other posts.
At the top of the bothersome behavior list is people who complain all the time (cited by 63 percent of women), followed by the sharing of unsolicited political views (42 percent), and bragging about seemingly perfect lives (32 percent).
Survey respondents were also asked whether any of their Facebook friends fit a certain type of personality. The results revealed a surprisingly critical view of their online pals:
• The documentarian – they update their status with their every move (65 percent)
• The drama queen – everything’s a crisis with this friend (61 percent)
• The proud mama – they think Junior’s every move is newsworthy (57 percent)
• The incessant liker – they “like” every post (46 percent)
• The activist – they constantly use Facebook to promote pet causes (40 percent)
• The poser – they project an image of a perfect life…except it’s not true (40 percent)
“The ironic issue is that many women may not even know they are being classified or thought of that way by their Facebook friends,” said Charlene DeLoach Oliver, an attorney-turned-Blogger at CharleneChronicles.com. “Most people regard social media, like Facebook, as a place to gripe or boast because they often can’t do it in real life.”
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