Facebook status

At last! Facebook has given us some realistic reasons for not wanting to see a friend's update... (Created for HuffPost UK
I can de-code what people are thinking, and how they will act in certain situations relatively easily, there are few things that one should be aware of when crafting yet another post on your timeline.
V-Day for women is all about one-upmanship: "I see your hot air balloon ride and I raise you a hundred red roses!" Unless your proposal was sung to you by a large Disney flashmob atop a mountain at sunrise, you've essentially lost at Valentine's Day. That £200 Pandora necklace is just not going to cut it, my friend. Better luck next year.
I have a true love hate relationship with Facebook. I certainly don't put my private details up there, and I'm very selective with what pictures I share. But yesterday's turn of events really got me thinking, and I found myself asking the same old questions - why do we feel the need to share stuff on there? Why do we do it so publicly?
University of Nottingham English lecturer Tony Fisher has apologised for comments he made on his public Facebook page, following revelations that he called students 'semi-literate', staff 'absolute arseholes' and revealed the content of private email exchanges.
Are you a 'Donut' or a 'Dredger'? Well, chances are, even if you're not one yourself, you'll know one. Because they're types
For verily, it is the finest Twitter hashtag game since #MiddleClassInjuries! Yes, #VictorianFacebook began with this tweet
A Memphis radio host was reportedly arrested on Tuesday for “liking” a Facebook post made by a woman who has a restraining
A tip of the hat to College Humor's Will Stephen and Nathan Yaffe for these - a collection of Facebook status humblebrags
Taking the bins out or feeding the cats is just a mundane duty to most of us, but we all know some people who do these everyday chores and receive wide recognition and rapturous applause. These people are Facebook Famous. They're the winners of the most competitive popularity contest on earth and every aspect of their life is so damn fantastic that it needs to be shared with their legions of adoring friends. But how the hell do these cocky little upstarts do it and how can you achieve similar glorification from your online acquaintances?