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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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11/19/13 7:57 P

Commonly referred to as DRAMA QUEENS by me!

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (63,205)
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11/19/13 6:42 P

Ha ha KJ, out of hundreds of friends, I only have 4 who are conservative. I just can't put up with the inane Tea Party memes, so I hid them all.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,718
11/19/13 12:33 P

I don't like it when people use their twitter or facebook as their personal soap box. So I ignore their posts. I don't hide their feed unless their soap box is disturbing.



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11/19/13 11:27 A

I don't do facebook but I do know people who get in such a stew over something that was never intended to hurt, insult or slight them. Trouble with me is I tend to try and discuss whatever it was to make them see sense, and sometimes a more appropriate response may be just to walk away (kindly!).

LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
11/19/13 11:10 A

That's a great question. On the rare occasion I've seen faux outrage online, it was usually meant in a humorous vein.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,359)
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11/19/13 10:10 A

I'm not into FB either but know people in the real world who get mad over completely silly things. Life is too short to let it get to me but I do avoid people like this.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
11/19/13 9:37 A

hmmmmmmmm.......turning off the feed to my conservative friends....I LIKE that! But I can't...
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MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (31,871)
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11/19/13 9:03 A

I have several FB friends that seem to be upset about something all the time. In my opinion, they are just blowing things out of proportion. I also think it must get tiring to be so enraged by so many things all the time. I tend to just ignore the posts and move on....

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
11/18/13 3:41 P

Well I do not know about Faux Anger. ..BUT I know people who take things to the extreme emotionally. emoticon

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (63,205)
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11/18/13 3:23 P

No, I do not know anybody like this. None of my FB friends do this. However, I have all of the Republicans' feeds hidden, so that may have something to do with it. :)

However, I love the word "faux." "Ersatz" is another personal favorite.



CAPECODLIGHT SparkPoints: (51,117)
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11/18/13 2:45 P

I think we live in a world of exclamation points and ALL CAPS. So, it is not just that people are faux outraged but also faux thrilled/congratulatory. I just tend to ignore either extreme.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,129
11/18/13 12:30 P

I'm not into FB
but I know people who make a point of blowing things out of proportion when they feel slighted in the least little way by some sales person or business and will write to the management (and keep going up the food chain) and complain about that treatment until they get a response...and because they get a response they get compensation (complimentary discount, complimentary meal, complimentary gift certificate)...so they continue to do it all the time. What makes matters worse is that they have no consideration for the person they accuse.

the squeaky wheel gets the oil.



MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,718
11/18/13 11:59 A

I also have FB friends that get outraged over the smallest things. And they complain a lot about other things. So I generally skip over their posts. It is sad that they don't realize that they have a great life that others might envy.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 1,948
11/18/13 11:51 A

I think that once you become more comfortable in your own skin and happier, I think the outrages become less because you pick your battles.

To answer you question, one of my FB friends constantly bad mouths her job, her boyfriend (whom she has had a child with), gets mad when she thinks someone has told her sister (not her FB friend) what's been going on....I skip over those posts.

Edited by: FEDGIRL4 at: 11/18/2013 (16:09)
KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
11/18/13 10:26 A

I'm glad I'm not the only one with FB friends like this.
Thanks!

JENNA3 SparkPoints: (41,427)
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11/18/13 10:18 A

I tend to ignore everyone's outrage, real or faked. It doesn't matter. I don't need that kind of negativity, so if you're posting it I'm skipping it.


KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
11/18/13 9:48 A

Of course this is EXTREMELY subject because what makes me mad may not be what makes another mad and the same goes for the intensity but I have a few FaceBook friends who are seemingly perpetually OUTRAGED.....in a word, it's "ridiculous" to me.

I am convinced that some folks have "learned" to become outraged to the point that it's totally transparent and they are full of bologna aka FAKE mad.

Here's the question: Do you know folks who YOU have deemed to display FAUX outrage?

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