February 20th, 2018 @ 11:56 am
:grumpy grinch post alert:
as i was just going through my IG timeline, it occurred to me that people aren’t using their brains.
what inspired this complaint…?
my friend just posted a happy birthday post to her father (who is alive), who isn’t on IG.
i’m sure you’re thinking i’m a douche for pointing it out, but i think it’s fucking weird!
let’s dissect this… someone is making a public declaration of saying happy birthday to someone that isn’t going to see it, other people who don’t know her father are going to see it and not give a shit (i’ll go the extra mile and say hey, her other family members may see it and show him, but still, wtf?) and she really just threw it up there without taking any of these aforementioned things into consideration.
it’s not just her, i see tons of people doing it all the time. like slideshows with 6 pictures and full paragraphs that you have to drop down a read more for… for people who are not even on instagram sometimes. i’ve even seen people write full paragraphs for their new babies, lol! like, did you print it out physically for the years to come? are they to dig through your social media account? i don’t get it.
i think what’s bothering me about this, is that it’s a very nowadays, no attention span way of conditioned thinking. it’s like instant gratification, social media behavior has just taken over as normal behavior and it’s ridiculous.
i picture general people opening IG to post just like “la la la, i’m doing something so nice!” and not realizing that it’s just a post on a timeline that no one will even remember tomorrow. that’s the point of instagram, i get it, but the whole birthday posts thing is just so weird to me. why would i care about anyone’s family member’s birthday if i don’t even know them? why would i care about someone’s BFF’s birthday if i don’t know them? i still think that the worst offenders are the posts where someone isn’t even on IG. i do not get it.
maybe i’m a shithead for finding it bothersome, but i find it’s just useless information my brain doesn’t need. whenever friends post those happy birthday pics or “slide shows” on IG or they publicly @ someone i don’t know on twitter, i’m just like “WTF WHYYYYY?!”. i know it’s not that big of a deal (which i can picture being a defensive response from someone who does this kind of caca), but it’s still annoying. i feel like a lot of people feel this way but no one will ever actually say it out loud.
i get that it’s just a nice gesture, and people do genuinely think that it is. they think it’s making someone feel special, but yo, you can just text them. communicating directly doesn’t have to be a thing of the past! you can make them feel special without the approval of others seeing it.
i feel like this post may sound hypocritical bc i have this public website and wtf is the point of me having it, but it’s also not a timeline shoving this information into your face… if you’re here, it’s of your own choice (and also kind of the point of a blog).
only YOU can stop clogging people’s timelines.