We should have just made this headline: "Grown Adults Hate Baby" but that is a little bit misleading. But only a little bit.
Jade Ruthven, 33, from Perth, Australia, had an adorable baby girl six months ago, and just like lots of new mothers, she documents her daughter on Facebook with tons of photos and updates. Well, apparently the dental hygienist and her baby love was pissing some people off because she received a scathing anonymous note about oversharing on Facebook.
The note, posted by The Daily Mail, reads:
I have got together with a few of the girls and we are SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does. Look, we all have kids that we are besotted with — guess what — every parent thinks their kid is the best kid ever. But we don't ram it down everyone else's neck!!! She wears a new outfit — well take a photo and send it PRIVATELY to the person who gave it to her — not to everyone!!!! She crawls off the mat — we don't care!!!!! She's 6 months old — BIG DEAL!!!! Stop and think — if every mother posted that crap about their kid — I'm sure you'd get over it pretty quickly.
We can't wait for you get back to work — maybe you won't have time to Facebook quite so much.
Addy is gorgeous and we all love her, but our kids are great too.
I guess you are just pissing a lot of people off with your ‘Addy this and Addy that' — we all thought it might ease off after the first month, but it hasn't.
Not everyone is as interested as you are about what Addy does so give us all a break.
We're doing this to let you know what people think
Look, we are all annoyed when people share every little update about their child four times a day. And we're sure people are annoyed when we share photos of our pets nine times a day. That's the way Facebook works; people think their friends need constant updates about their lives when the opposite is actually true. For every person you loathe for their Facebook habits, there is a person who can't stand what you do on Facebook. It's the circle of social media.
However, there are so many ways to avoid the oversharing folks on Facebook, and shockingly, not one of these tips include a petty, rude anonymously typed note that has so many exclamation points and ALL CAPS that it must have been written by either teenagers texting about Harry Styles or adults who missed the memo about grammar. We're going with the latter.
If talking to this person face to face about their oversharing isn't an option, we have three other ideas. Here are some suggestions for the "friends" who don't like her Facebook habits, presented in a way that they'll understand:
1. There is a "HIDE" OPTION that you can select on POSTS you don't want to see ANYMORE!!! So next time she SHARES A BABY PHOTO, just select the "I don't want to see this" from the dropdown MENU!!
2. There is an "UNFOLLOW" OPTION, which means you can still BE FRIENDS on Facebook, but their UPDATES and ACTIVITY won't appear in your news feed, OK?!?!!?
3. Finally, there is an "UNFRIEND" option, where you can actually STOP BEING FRIENDS with someone on Facebook!!!! The letter you wrote is FILLED with so much SIMMERING HATE, so why are you friends with this mother IN THE FIRST PLACE???
So to whoever wrote this letter, next time you feel the urge to type an anonymous note about someone's Facebook usage, consider the first three options, as they don't make you sound like an immature ass.
And Jade? Share more photos. Do whatever the hell you want on Facebook. Don't be self-conscious or worried about what people think. If they don't like what you post, they have the ability to make sure they don't see those things anymore. It's their responsibility to decide what they see on social media, not yours.