New Year’s resolutions are a great time to break old, bad habits and build new, good ones. Here is a list of ideas Facebook users might want to try
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #1: Get off Facebook
This thing is seriously addicting. There are way too many applications and games and other ways to waste time. Set a time limit for yourself, or just delete your account before it’s too late. Go outside, get the mail. I think there are probably Facebook Anonymous support groups available.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #2: Don’t send your friends hundreds of requests
Don’t send your friends every little gift, trinket, game and “cool pet” Facebook has to offer. Yes, all those applications and games are fun, but some are time consuming, and getting 20 such requests per day gets old. Some people are trying to kick the habit…don’t drag them back in. This especially goes for people you don’t really talk to or know very well.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #3: Don’t try to be a model
No matter how sexy you think you are or how great your new hair style is, don’t take hundreds of pictures of yourself trying to look like a model and post them on your Facebook. It’s just sad. Unless you are Antonio Banderas, then it’s OK. Rowr.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #4: Don’t put Facebook on your Blackberry
A sure-fire way to waste even more time than you already do is to put the Facebook application on your Blackberry. Do you really need to check your friends’ status updates every five minutes, or update yours that you’re going to the store, and that you’re at the store, and that you’re driving home from the store, and so on?
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #5: Don’t waste all your time here
You can spend hours looking up old friends, chatting, finding groups and causes to join, or playing with the applications. Do not mistake this for real life! If you can’t remember how long you’ve been on Facebook today, it’s time to get up and go take a walk. The outside world is pretty safe; just get yourself some sun-block and you’ll be fine.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #6: Don’t spam
Although Facebook is a great way to let people know what you’re doing, that doesn’t mean it’s OK to constantly try to sell your wares, whatever they are. There are enough ads on there already; don’t add yours.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #7: Don’t get addicted to Facebook games
There are a lot of fun games on Facebook. Actually, that is not altogether true – most of them are pretty stupid when it comes right down to it. They do, however, allow you to play with other people, thereby simulating human interaction, and this is seriously addicting and detrimental to your ability to have a real life. Stay away.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #8: Don’t embarrass your friends
It’s very easy to post pictures on Facebook. That doesn’t make it OK to post pics of your bestie drunk and ripping her clothes off, then tag her. She really, really won’t appreciate that.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #9: Don’t post bad language
No one likes a potty mouth. And just think, if you ever run for president like your mom always said you could, some darned Republican is likely to pull up your old Facebook posts and point out just what kind of language you use. Also, using foul language may seem funny, but it lacks class. Save that for MySpace.
Facebook Users New Year’s Resolution #10: Don’t post pics that are practically porn
First of all, ew. Second of all, you may not care right now who sees you half naked and in provocative poses (although, you will most likely regret it at some point – remember that political career?), your friends probably do not want to see it. Worse, they don’t want their friends from church or their kids to see it. So, keep those pics on your hard drive where no one has to look at them.
So, there you have it, my suggested New Year’s Resolutions for Facebook Users. Happy New Year!