Don’t be that phe: 17 Facebook faux pas to avoid

Sadly, our Facebook presence has become an extension of ourselves. Therefore, much like Emily Post, we have compiled a few major Facebook faux pas that you really don’t want to be caught committing. Here they are.

1. Maybe attending an event. 

Just go or don’t. Why so indecisive?

2. Sharing every Buzzfeed quiz result.

No one cares if you got the Baha Men for the What Arbitrary Thing Are You? quiz. (But thanks for letting us know there’s a new quiz. I got “A Bunch of Dead AA Batteries.”)

3. Inviting all your friends to an event that you clearly can not or will not be attending.

Yeah, I’ll totally drive to Johns Hopkins to attend this party your frat is throwing.

4. Constantly updating your status during a heavily televised event.  

Yes, we are all watching the Super Bowl and the Oscars. No, we don’t need to know how you feel about Jennifer Lawrence’s dress.

5. Writing longwinded, very detailed statuses about very mundane topics.

Everyone has mornings. Your’s probably wasn’t special. This lady’s really wasn’t.

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6. Engaging in heated political debates via Facebook. 


7. Super teen-angsty statuses. 

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Are you sure you want to publicly document what will be eventually be the most embarrassing time of your life?

8. Comment, no like.

Or even worse, liking a comment but not liking the picture.

9. Anyone over the age of 50 posting anything. 

This may be a little harsh…just kidding. I have seen far too many AARP members posting #tbt pics on Facebook. Like this one. Da fuuuuuuck?

flashback thursday

10. Syncing all your Instagram photos to Facebook. 

You wanna be this person?

11. Medical updates via Facebook statuses. 

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This is when you really need to reevaluate the aspects of your life that you make public.

12. Posting music lyrics as your status. 

And it’s also always Imagine Dragons. The worst.

13. Inspirational messages.

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14. Brown Confessions that aren’t confessions. 

What’s someone gotta do to get a real confession around here?

15. Trying to make plans via Facebook statuses. 

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Just text ’em.

16. Deeply emotional and yet somehow extremely vague Brown Admirers.

I think you mistook Facebook for your diary.

17. Facebook friending everyone in your class before you get to Brown.

This is for the brand new Brunonians. Wait ’til you get on campus. Just trust us.

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