Facebook Sucks, Part 2

Facebook sucks

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: Facebook sucks. Once again, I have embarrassed myself on Facebook, and I only had the best of intentions.

I got back together with my ex boyfriend. Not because I hate being single but because it feels right. At this point, our not being together only seems like a pause in the relationship; we’ve been together longer than we haven’t.

So I wanted to make it official, by changing my status on Facebook to “in a relationship”, which is something I’ve never done before, ever. I thought it would be a simple process. I thought it would go over with little fanfare.

How very wrong I was.

You see, Facebook took it upon itself to EMAIL MY FRIENDS PERSONALLY, to let them know I’m in a relationship. If I had known it was going to do that, I wouldn’t have changed my status. Here’s how it went down. I blurred the last names and faces of those involved:

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So there you have it. The whole damn thing. I don’t know why Facebook chose to email some and not others — it didn’t even email the dude I’m in a relationship with!

Facebook sucks. Has anything like this ever happened to you?

Photo of Marilyn Monroe by Edwark Clark via LIFE photo archives for Google.

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18 thoughts on “Facebook Sucks, Part 2

  1. sara

    the fb messenger app on the iphone came out with this “group” option where you can put people together like work, friends, w/e. i was like oh cool i’ll add the people i talk to and that one hot guy whom i facebook stalk YOU KNOW JUST IN CASE. little did i know, this creates a GROUP CONVERSATION and ALERTS everyone you put in the group. so a bunch of people who don’t know each other are all in a conversation basically just sending “lol” and “what is this” for like 4 days. I WANTED TO DIE. like, I can’t even believe I typed this because i’m still mortified

    ps: almie you rule

  2. Kelly L

    Hahahahahaha I’m so sorry this happened to you, and yet, that comment chain brought an immense amount of joy to my life, so. Not sorry?

    Also, I am terrified to ever change my status again, should it come to that. I HAVE SEEN WHAT IT CAN DO.

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      HA! I cheated. I googled “shrug face” and with the first link that came up, I copied and pasted the face. But there’s instructions in the link about how to do it.

  3. Alisha KP

    HAHAHAHAHHAAHAH. I’m sorry everyone, but I laughed so very very hard at everything on this page. So much joy. I felt your cringes.

    The worst thing that has happened to me was about 7 years ago when I set up fb and went with relationship status as ‘single’. About 6 months later ( you know, after you realised that poking people was pretty lame, etc) I decided that the wider public didn’t need to know I was single and those closest to me knew I was in a very private on/off relationship with a colleague MUCH older than me (criiiinge).

    So I removed that line from my ‘about me’.

    Instead of just deleting it, Facebook took it upon itself to write ‘Alisha is no longer listed as single’ all over FB.

    Cue non-stop messages from long-lost friends. ARGH.

  4. Ruthanne

    Speaking of your boyfriend, Almie, he is everywhere in that ebay commercial. I keep seeing the commercial on TV and on internet banners. Everything I see it I’m like, “Hey that’s Apocalpstick’s boyfriend.” But it’s kind one of those, “Oh, no, the internet it here,” moments because I know who is is, but I don’t KNOW him. If you know what I mean.

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