I guess I should have mentioned in the title that this article is directly pointed towards parents who use Facebook, but I did not dare to expose myself, to be honest. If you are a victim of this, feel free to cover up my name and show this article to your parents.
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I have realized that many popular movies have been movies that include adults, especially parents, embarrassing teenagers. Growing up in an era where social media is extremely popular has made it particularly easy for parents to mortify their kids. There is no bigger medium for parents to do this than Facebook. After carefully reviewing and taking notes on my Facebook feed, I have decided that I would take the heat and write a simple list on what not to do if you are a parent that uses the magical tool of Facebook.
Also, a quick reminder that it is important not to shoot the messenger. I am working in favor of making the world and Facebook a better place for all.
- Over-posting and oversharing: I would stick to one post a day. It truly makes you look like you have nothing better to do.
- Bad selfies: This includes, but is not limited to, selfies that are out of focus or taken at a weird angle. Listen, if you are going to do it, at least do it right.
- Checking in: It’s not a thing, was never a thing, and will never be a thing. Save yourself some time and only share your location with people that actually care, not with the entire world.
- Liking your own comment or post: Well, no shit, you like it. This makes me feel like you are applauding yourself after you made a speech or did something. Let others do this for you, please.
- “Share This If You Believe…”: Just don’t. It is very simple. Just don’t.
- Sharing your quiz results: Listen, I have done the quiz on “What kind of pizza are you?” many times. However, I take a picture of it and share it with my close friends. Some things, even pizza, are not meant to be shared with everybody.
- TBT: Maybe if it was 2016. It is 2021; it is time to move on and leave things behind. Maybe it is time to start a new trend? I don’t know, just a thought.
- Sharing your political views: Obviously have opinions, and if you feel like you need to share it with your imaginary 500+ friends on Facebook, then go for it. But do not get butt-hurt if someone disagrees with you. Also, do not overdo this. Your 500+ friends do not care what you have to say every day.
- Sharing your children’s secrets: I don’t know if this is a thing, but I feel like I should add this to the list in case you were considering it.
Overall, I have no objection to parents or adults using Facebook. I think if we all worked together, we could make my feed more enjoyable. Thanks.