If you’re a regular user of Facebook, you’ll know that the site is always keen to point you towards people you may know, no doubt in a bid to make you increase your circle of friends and acquaintances in this virtual nether-world. It’s best to be aware, however, that you shouldn’t add everyone just because Facebook tells you to – here are five people you should definitely avoid.
The Friend Hoover
Some people hoover up friends on Facebook like an anteater in an insect house. Just because they want to add you, it doesn’t mean they really want to be your friend. The chances are they are merely trying to add numbers to their list, in a bid to show the world just how right? Wrong!
The Weird Kid from School
Being contacted by former school friends can be a pleasant experience, and one which can leave you wistfully longing for those halcyon days when your only care in the world was which excuse you’d use this week when the teacher asks how you got on with your homework. In every class, there was a weird kid who was always – ahem – different. If he contacts you, be careful. Despite now being in his thirties, he might still be – ahem – different.
There are some people who use social networking sites purely for keeping in touch with friends and relatives, of course. There are a few, however, who just want to tell as many people as possible that their life is simply wonderful. They are the first to say how important their job is, and how good they are at it.
They will constantly mention how their daughter is a straight-A student who spends her spare time curing world hunger, although they will rarely speak about their son, who was last seen getting out of the back seat of a police car with a blanket over his head.
The King of Negativity
This character only ever goes on Facebook to do one thing: complain. Every status update is a moan about the traffic, the music on the radio, the latest movie, the quality of the coffee, the cost of a hamburger, and the weather, which is too hot and too cold at the same time.
If he was sitting at a table in the local bar, you would avoid him like the plague, so why on earth would you want to listen to his outpourings on Facebook? If he continues to send out negative vibes, point him towards an online spy shop and tell him to look for a machine that teleports positivity.