We live in the age of technology. Everywhere we turn there are new smart phones, computers, tablets and other coveted electronic devices that will make our daily life more mobile. The advances in technology have made it easier for us all to keep in touch with friends and family without ever having to pick up a phone, or leave our house.
Facebook has naturally become a very popular site for people to stay connected with old friends and family. With daily status updates, links and pictures, we can see what’s going on in everyone’s day to day life. It’s fast, easy, and accessible.
But, in the age of Facebook many have become lazy and apathetic. People are no longer picking up their phones to deliver important news, they just post it on their Facebook wall for everyone to see. I’m not opposed to posting news on Facebook, but I do believe that there is some news that should be announced in person or via phone, especially to family, before making it public on your Facebook account.
- Births – There’s nothing worse than logging in to your Facebook account and seeing that a family member has had their child and you had no idea that they had even gone in to labor. I know that Facebook makes it easier to deliver the news to everyone at one time, but please give family the benefit of a phone call. Heck, a text message would suffice as well.
- Deaths – No one wants to find out about the death of a family member on Facebook. Period. This is almost never okay.
- Divorces – It’s become very common for men and women to update their marital/dating status on Facebook. I hate to hear about friends and family getting divorced, but I hate it even more when I find out about it because Facebook announces that you have changed your status to single. Is nothing sacred?
- Party Invitations – Party invitations through Facebook are popular, but I find them so impersonal. I also hate that when an invitee responds the response is delivered to everyone on the guest list.
What are some Facebook announcements that you hate seeing?
Greis (pronounced Grace) is a single, 30 something, Texas girl with an iPhone addiction. She loves her hometown Houston sports teams, Astros Baseball & Texans Football! When she’s not working as an inside sales analyst for a local manufacturing company, you can usually find her on the internet, watching trashy reality television or snuggling her niece, Audrey. In her spare time she enjoys a good chick flick, reading teenage vampire books (the sparkly kind) and dreaming about what life will be like when she finally wins the lottery. You can read more from Greis on her blog, Amazing Greis.