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August 23rd, 2009
04:03 AM ET

Deconstructing the Annoying Facebooker

You join Facebook to keep in touch with your friends. But are you really just annoying them?

CNN.com has deconstructed the 12 most annoying types of Facebookers.

Josh Levs breaks them down with Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom.

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  1. Wes

    I get annoyed with the detailers and TMiers. OMG, who cares. I don't mind th quizes, they are kind of fun, but why they are asking to take you the IQ test after the quiz? Are they suggesting something? )

    August 23, 2009 at 6:47 am |
  2. Mya

    What annoys me about Facebook, are the people who are constantly complaining about what annoys them, instead of doing something about it. As "annoying" as these things are, Facebook is designed to be active and interactive. The message in the subject line clearly states "What is on YOUR mind?"... People are free to post whatever they please; and the people who are annoyed by these things are equipped with all the tools to handle any "annoyance" effectively. They can delete the user, block them and any invites; they can even hide posts from this person. I don't see what the problem is.

    August 23, 2009 at 7:07 am |
  3. Querus

    If you join Facebook, you need to just be aware that it is a "social" website, and therefore social issues present in it. You can block, delete, ignore as needed, just like you do in real life. 🙂 If you don't want to be annoyed on Facebook, don't join. Simple, right?

    August 23, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  4. Bobby Dailey

    Are you serious. Get a life and get real news!!

    August 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm |
  5. Nick

    Of course you can choose not to look at other people's status, but you don't want to 'de-friend' them because that would hurt your real-life relationship with them. It is especially hard to ignore friends who will only post about one thing and you never get to know anything else about them. One friend, for example, will only post about their World of Warcraft status. More specifically, though, I hate the Christians who will constantly comment on how great God is, put up quotes from the Bible, or somehow relate everything in their life to GOD! I'm a Christian, not as devote as some of my other friends, but I still want to hear about my friend, not God, but my friend. Somehow my other Christian friends can manage to tell me snippets of their life without mentioning God, why can't everyone do that?

    August 24, 2009 at 3:16 am |
  6. Amy

    One person in particular in my friends list...posts ALL DAY LONG! Everything she does, uses dd, dh, ds for dear – daughter, husband, son. Also OVERUSE of lol. Sends flair to people, then has to comment on them! Here is a sample post of hers from this morning – I'm sure there will be at least 20 more today!
    "One down...two to go...LOL!!! I finally get a day to myself after how many months? Well...I am gonna try to attack my to-do list now!!! Have a wonderful day...and thank you to my friends for all their support...I love ya,"
    Seriously this person needs to get a life. She was banned from posting to anyone's wall for a while and I gotta tell you, it was NICE!

    August 24, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  7. Alex

    Just like facebook, twitter has some pretty annoying people as well. The website, http://www.ImOutsideYourWindow.com is pretty hilarious because it lets people blog about being stalked due to social networking sites, mainly twitter though.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  8. Greg

    I wish Facebook added more value, its not like the site does anything. I've been checking out other sites recently like Holosfitness.com that combine the social networking aspect with actual value. Holosfitness.com offers workout advice, tips, and tracks your workouts over time.

    August 25, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  9. Trish Reed

    People post private things on their facebook and then when you ask them about it, they act like you are"over stepping your bounds"...THEY PUT IT ON THE INTERNET!!!

    August 26, 2009 at 12:17 am |
  10. Laura

    This seems to cover most, if not all Facebook users; which is precisely why I no longer use Facebook.

    August 29, 2009 at 3:31 am |