I love Facebook. I love that it enables me and boyfriend to keep in touch with friends and family and let them know what we're doing and keep up with what they're doing. No one has the ability to manually keep in touch with everyone they would like to as often as they'd to. We do our very best to see family/friends on both sides as often as we can but we both work full-time and there's only so much you can cram into the weekends and with friends/family all over the show, it's such a good way of keeping in touch, sharing stuff that's going on with you. Boyfriend's best friend is training to be a ranger out in South Africa - time difference, dodgy connection etc. means that we would hardly have been able to speak to him for the last year. Facebook has enabled us to keep track of where he's at and for him to see what's going on with us.
If you have people on your newsfeed and you don't care about what they have to say, what holiday they've been on, if they've got a job they love, if they're happy etc. then it's your own fault for having them there in the first place!
Edit: I can imagine all the baby pictures/pregnancy announcements are hard when you're in the process of trying, though. :(
People get quite "funny" with me when I won't fb "friend" them. Staff don't like it, but thats their problem not mine. I am quite selective as two of my boys are in the armed forces and I don't want the world and his wife knowing where they are posted or when they are travelling.
But I have also unfriended my father in law as he doesn't seem to be able to hold his tongue when online and forgets (not that he had many) his social graces!!! He also believes EVERYTHING that he sees on Fb. I've also unfriended one family member who insists on "liking" everything. In fact my boys and I had a bet on how quickly the phantom liker took to like different updates, 2.5 seconds won!!lol
Most of my photos are rescue dogs, I foster for a rescue, or my own dogs who are particularly stupid :)
One of my FB friends has two children and they haven't exactly been blessed with angelic looks and I think of this every single time I see yet another 'Aren't my children pretty' post from her.
Oh my god, that is SO FUNNY. HAH!
Trashed my profile because I didn't use it and didn't want it. An old girlfriend insisted on it when we were seeing each other which led to many missed 'important' status updates because I never logged into the damn thing.
Facebook just creeps me the hell out anyway, especially when you go through your pictures and something just triggers a nasty memory you'd rather forget about.
Those pictures reminded of http://www.fornogoodreasonmovie.com
Which reminds me actually - another Facebook peeve is the 'Ransom demands' 'If I can reach 1000 likes my parents will buy me a new toy' or 'Something amazing happened. Like this post if you want to know more. If I get enough likes I'll tell the story'.
You can unfollow people, or hide their updates, so you don't unfriend them, but never see their posts. Win.