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The Top 10 Worst Facebook User Types: A Playlist

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If you use Facebook on a regular basis, chances are good you're familiar with one or more of these personality types. They bubble to the surface via status updates and you may even be one yourself. This compilation includes the top 10 most hated Facebook pet peeves, each with its own theme song. The next time one of your friends starts drifting into one of these categories, just copy and paste the song link on their wall and maybe they'll get the hint.

The Top 10 Worst Facebook User Types: A Playlist

10. The Gamer
Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel

There's nothing wrong with an occasional social game of Mafia Wars, Farmville, or Bejeweled. After all, experienced facebookers know how to hide game notifications. But when you're constantly posting game notifications all day and all evening it's a sad commentary on your life. Everything in moderation folks. If you're playing Facebook games more than 5 hours a week, you should probably ask yourself what else you could accomplish if you cut that time in half. If you can't resist the gaming urge at least waste your time on a game that's worthy.

9. The Dirt Launderer
Dirty Laundry - Don Henley

I know you have a close, spiritual connection with all 687 people in your friends list, but I'm going to give you some candid advice: Don't air your dirty laundry on Facebook. We don't want to see it. It's uncomfortable and creepy. If you're upset with your significant other keep it between the two of you. It's bad enough that we need to see you nag and belittle each other in real life. If you can't refrain on Facebook it may be a signal that it's time to look for a new mate.

8. The One-track Mind
One Track Mind - Eric Clapton

Admission: I am prone to becoming obsessed with certain hobbies and appreciate it when my friends force me to do something different. The one-track mind facebooker is this kind of obsessive personality. And it doesn't matter what the obsession; cats, legalizing drugs, Lady Gaga, Kung Fu, Burmese spike-bellied hamsters -- it just doesn't matter, what does matter is that YOU NEVER TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE!

7. The Eeyore
Woe Is Me - Ella Fitzgerald

Oh, woe is me... Woe is me... I don't like being around negative, perpetually depressed people in real life, why would I want to be around them virtually? I'm not talking about a friend facing a real problem, or a real depression, or even a bad day. I'm talking about that 1% of the population with a perpetually bad attitude. They hate their job, their travel schedule, their city, their parents -- they loudly announce everything that happens to be bothering them day in and day out. Cheer up people and remember the boy who cried wolf. When you really need someone to listen, will they?

6. The TMI Addict
Too Much Information - The Police

I love to read about what my friends are up to, even friends I've not seen in years. I want to keep tuned-in to what's going on in your life. But too much information is never a good thing. Please don't go into detail about the woman you brought home this past weekend. I don't want to hear the details of your dog's surgery. Some things are better left to the imagination. And I don't care that you are "drinking coffee", "got a cab to the airport", "finally boarded, seat 12A", "just landed", "picking up the rental car". Do tell me about your trip, but spare me the play by play.

5. The TLI Addict
Tell Me More - Billie Holiday

Almost as bad as the TMI addict are those who constantly provide TOO LITTLE INFORMATION.  Please don't post something like "I can't believe Gary did that!", or "OH NO!!!" It's just wrong to post enticing words without providing the background of exactly what it is you're talking about. If you're not willing to explain yourself please resist the urge to post anything at all.

4. The Pessimist
Mr. Pessimist - Tears for Fears

The sky is falling! Run for your lives! Hopefully you don't have many hardcore pessimists in your circle. These folks are the ones who are constantly talking about how the economy is going to completely collapse, or that communism is taking over America, or that global warming is going to kill us all. Whatever the issue is, these folks are prone to conspiracy theory and can't seem to slow down and breathe in the beauty. 

3. The Sloth
Lazy - Love & Rockets

This is a tough one to identify. There are plenty of people who join Facebook and never update their status because they're too busy with REAL life doing REAL things.  These folks are not lazy, they're the opposite. However, there are those who read Facebook daily, but only respond sporadically. And when they do, they put in zero effort. It drives me nuts when a friend I'd love to have join a conversation finally jumps in with something like: "cool" or "LOL". Please... don't let us make you strain your pinky on that spacebar.

2. The Shameless Self-promoter
Money - Pink Floyd 

I love to see my friends find success. I want to know about your new album, your new nightclub, your new book, or your new what-ever-it-is that you have to sell. But for THE LOVE OF GOD please tell me about it once, maybe twice. Heck, you can even post links to all the good press you get. But do I have to get the sales pitch every single day for the rest of my life? There is a fine line between smart promotion and annoying promotion. Please learn where that line is.

1. The Political Pundit
A Soapbox Opera - Supertramp 

It's good to post your views on important issues. Discourse on current events and politics is an excellent way to pass time in the fine tradition of the local coffee house. But if you walked into that local coffee house every morning and screamed at the top of your lungs "Obama is gonna bankrupt the nation!", or "Look at these dumb Republican teabaggers!" you might expect yourself to be banned from the establishment on the 3rd or 4th day. Never be afraid to speak your mind, but if you can't go a single day without posting your views on some hot-button political issue, you have a problem.

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