Facebook updates: What kind do you write?

After using Facebook for a while, you notice that people tend to say the same things over and over in their status updates.

The 'Passive Aggressive' Update

"Gabe Samson would rather not, thank you very much.”
"Mary Hales told you so."
"Brenna Vogel could do without THAT in her life."

Though Facebook invites a wide range of uncomfortable dialogue and public displays of TMI (see the previous slide), a line remains in place that many social networkers won't cross. They'll suggest that they're angry, but they won't say why; or they'll express frustration about something or someone in their life, but they won't provide any specifics about who or what is getting on their nerves.

Like passive-aggressive behaviour in real life, the 'Passive Aggressive' update lets you grumble without truly confronting your problem. It means omitting details but adopting a tone that's just bitter enough to let everyone to know you're disappointed and it might also send a message to the particular person who is getting under your skin.

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