How to Behave on Facebook

No one wants to read about your daily workouts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2010 8:58 AM CDT
How to Behave on Facebook
A Facebook login page is seen on a computer screen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday, August 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

Facebook is nice and all, but it would be better if people had to follow some basic rules of etiquette. Wendy Atterberry offers up the 10 she’d like to see, on The Frisky:

  1. Stop tagging people: And while you’re at it, don’t even post those “embarrassing or incriminating photos” from high school yearbooks and scrapbooks.
  2. Enough with the potty training updates: “No one gives a rat’s ass” about your child’s toilet habits, and “it’s gross, embarrassing, and demeaning to the kids.”

  1. This should go without saying: But sadly, it does not. Never “propose, ask someone out, or dump anyone via wall messages or status updates,” Atterberry writes. “What. Is. Wrong with people?
  2. Don’t spoil TV shows in your status updates: It’s just plain rude.
  3. Stop using it as a diet and exercise diary: “Seriously, no one cares.”
For the complete list, including why you should never IM someone you haven’t spoken to since 1993, click here. (More Facebook stories.)

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