We all know a "Shannon". She has at least two kids, is over the age of 40, and is constantly on Facebook. She shares every article (even the ones that clearly aren't true) and feels the need to post a status update at least once a day. She may even post the occasional "relaxing with some wine" status. Anytime she writes ANYTHING, it's followed by a million exclamation or question marks, because, we get it Shannon...you're a very excited person. With lots of hugs and kisses and even a few LOL's, she always feels the need to note how grown up you look in your profile picture. Your timeline is probably constantly clogged with her
My friends and I have this running joke where we comment on each others walls or pictures with things like:
Yes this post is a joke but...
I might actually be becoming a "Shannon". In high school, I avoided Facebook like the plague. The only reason I had one was in case I needed to do some creeping.
But, college has changed me into an old woman who results to scrolling through her timeline when she has nothing better to do -- or better yet, is avoiding her responsibilities. After any event, I upload all the cute (some not-so-cute) photos, share any story that might even be a tiny bit relatable, join random groups that I know nothing about, and most importantly, I share cute videos of dogs.
Is this a bad thing? To my Facebook friends, maybe! The endless sharing of buzzfeed articles and sorority competitions may even make some people want to remove me. And to that I say, go for it! If you're offended by a pug wearing a sombrero or finding out that I would be Elsa thanks to some disney princess quiz, then I don't need your kind of negativity in my life. And hey, the first step is admitting you have a problem, right?
So to my fellow Shannon's of the Facebook world, share and comment on everything, my friends.