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9.12.2011

Facebook 202

A few months ago, I wrote a post titled "My Mother Is On Facebook".  In the post, I laid out some Facebook rules and regulations for the somewhat older crowd.  I've spent quite a bit of time on "The Facebook" in my days, so I feel fairly educated and somewhat of a "professional"...completely certified to give a little advice.

So, recently, I dealt out a little bit of that advice to a certain someone on Impulsive's Facebook page.  This guy is an old HS friend of ours and he's new to the social networking world...apparently he's been living in a van...down by the river...and I'm not even trying to be funny.

We tried to be welcoming to him at first, and by welcoming, I mean we made fun of him openly where all of our mutual friends could point and laugh.  What?!  Everyone should be initiated.  It's only fair.

After a couple of inappropriate Wall Posts, I felt it necessary to set him straight...tell him how the cow eats the cabbage...put him on the Facebook straight and narrow.  Besides, the last Wall Post was on my girl Impulsive's profile and I like to watch out for my friends.

This is how the conversation went down.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent...or the guilty, whichever.

LD Stones wrote: Hey there.:) long time huh. i sure remember our good times now it just seems like we're old.:) i seen u and others had somethin to say about what i said to mona. i was drinkin and 1st time I've been in this world plus i just got over a 3yr relationship. longest I've made it since u. i guess i haven't changed much:) how u been? i hear about u every now and again
August 3 at 9:53am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #1 - Do not post stuff like this and expect smart asses like me to leave you alone...'cause it won't happen.

August 3 at 9:54am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #2 - Do Not drink before commenting on someone's page...well, unless your name is *Impulsive Addict* or *Jenny Kate*...then and only then is it acceptable.

August 3 at 9:55am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #3 - To keep the above from happening, use the message button. It'll save you from being heckled and harrassed...HOWEVER, it is not nearly as fun.

If you have some inappropriate Facebookers in your life, pass these helpful hints on and click on the link above to read my original "Social Networking Guidelines for Baby Boomers and Beyond".
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19 comments...I love comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

You are a wealth of information Jenny Kate : ) Tweeting this brilliance off for the world to see...the world OR the 100 people that read my tweets. Either/Or!

Connie said...

I'm so glad that all of my ex's are still not on FB. One of them just got out of jail and I don't think they let them use the computer in there.

Shawn said...

It's so refreshing to know that I have a friend that would "have my back" if I were ever in need!

What a tool!

Xazmin said...

Hahaha...you crack me up!

"How the cow eats the cabbage"? I must admit I have NEVER heard this expression before!

But now I may have to start using it!!

Smitten said...

I knew there was a reason I haven't added you to my fb ;)

J/k, natch.

Haha, I love it when people embarrass themselves in public like that. I'm such a great friend!
xo

sarajo said...

You are such a *good* friend for helping him out. lol! Poor fellow. Although, he did have it coming to him.

I, personally, like to be friends with my ex's. (Yes, there is more than one) It reminds me that I made the right choice and I'm so glad I'm not with that loser anymore! lol!!

MiMi said...

What a dweeb. Seriously.
You know what else I hate? When people aren't familiar with the "wall" and stuff yet, so when someone asks them where they were or something they leave this as their status update:
I went to the store. What did you need?

DER.

Boobies said...

Another reason why I adore you!

Impulsive Addict said...

You already know this but you are a TRUE FRIEND. I won't trade you in for all the underbaked brownies in the world. That means I'm serious about keeping you around.

I should thank you for setting him straight by buying you a ginormous jug of Captain.

LD STONES made me LOL! <---like for real. Not just typing the LOL and pretending to LOL.

xoxo
MUAH!

Brandy@YDK said...

but i love when stupid people are on fb and post it instead of messaging it. i'm a stalker.

Emmy said...

Some people just do not get it.

Amy said...

I am now a follower from Follow me back Tuesday.

Myya said...

Miss JennyKate YOU.ARE.HILARIOUS! Damn right you heckle him, I totally would have too.

I'm having a hard time dealing with the idiots who actually argue on fb or those ones who post on their every move. Sometimes fb can take place of "people watching" people are such dumbasses!

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Mama Michelle said...

Now following you from the blog hop!

Mama Michelle said...

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Ciao Mama's said...

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Jenerally Speaking said...

lol the cow eats the cabbage?? huh?

I have a few facebook rules i'd like to pass on to a few friends too!!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Ack! Did he listen to your advice and respond appropriately going forward...?