At this point, if you don’t have a Facebook, it’s like you don’t even exist. But just because everyone from your 12 year old little cousin to your 90 year old great grandmother have given in to the social media giant, doesn’t mean it should be a free-for-all when it comes to posting things. Some things are just plain unacceptable to post on the internet, and we all have those friends who push the boundaries of acceptable Facebook posts. (They’re the ones you don’t want to un-friend so you just “unsubscribe” from them and hope for the best.)
With Facebook comes great responsibility, and with responsibility comes rules. They may not always be spoken about or written in stone, but there are, in fact, rules. Everyone who’s anyone knows these unwritten Facebook rules, and if you don’t know them, then you’re probably that friend that makes everyone hit the unsubscribe button. Valuable things to know: take all the selfies you want, but don’t post them all to Facebook. Leave a little to the imagination, okay? Also, never, ever, under any circumstances, like your own status. Not even to be “ironic.” And the number one rule of thumb: if you’re Facebook stalking someone, take extra care not to like any of their old pictures from 2007. There are few things more embarrassing than that.
If these unwritten Facebook rules seem like unfamiliar territory to you, then you should probably watch this video: