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Wasn’t today the day you were going to turn Facebook off and get stuff done? Didn’t your day start over six hours ago?

The problem with Facebook is that, for all of its practical uses, its most significant accomplishment is being the biggest time waster ever created. Maybe if you understood just why you aren’t getting anything done, then you could curb that behavior and become more productive. Then again, perhaps pigs will fly and Democrats will start agreeing with Republicans.

Facebook Memes Have Become A Sport

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Face it, you get more excited when a meme you have created goes viral on the Facebook walls of total strangers than you do when you get a compliment from your boss. When you see those shares of your latest meme going into the 20 and 30 range, you feel like celebrating.

Memes are popular because they are funny. Some of them are extremely funny. Now that memes can be traced back to their origins, it is your goal to get your 15 minutes of fame by being the person who puts the funniest caption on the picture of Captain Picard’s facepalm.

Memes are not just for humor anymore, they are a form of competition. It could be that your tremendous wit is what is keeping you from getting that raise at work and getting anything done.

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Arguing With Your Facebook Mobile App

If you have ever walked by someone and heard them shout something about their password to their smartphone, don’t panic. The logical explanation is that they are having a disagreement with their Facebook app.

People who have Facebook blocked at work rely heavily on Facebook’s mobile app to keep them plugged into what is going on with the lunches their best friends just had. The problem is that the Facebook app is not always user friendly.

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The app often blocks you from logging into your own account because it does not recognize the location you are logging in from. In order to log into your app, you often have to go back to a computer that recognizes your Facebook account and prove that it is you who tried to log in. The worst part is that this can happen each and every time you try to log into your Facebook account from a new mobile location. It kind of takes the convenience out of having a mobile app.

People who do not smoke can be seen outside office buildings taking smoke breaks just to get their Facebook apps to work. It gets especially bad when Facebook updates the app and everyone has to start all over again.

Correcting People On Facebook

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Do you feel compelled to correct every incorrect use of the word “there?” Do you get tired of people making the same incorrect statements over and over again because they don’t bother reading articles themselves to get the correct information? If this sounds like you, then you have given yourself a very serious job to do.

Not everyone likes to create memes on Facebook, but just about everyone wants to be right. Not only does everyone want to be right, they want everyone else to always be right as well. If you were to count the actual hours you spend correcting people on Facebook, it would probably add up to more hours than you spend watching television every day. That is not any kind of scientific fact; it is just a statement. Let me guess . You just cannot wait to correct me on it, right?

The Wild & Wacky World Of Facebook Arguments

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Have you ever in your life just walked up to two people arguing and took a side in the argument for yourself? No, you probably haven’t. No sane person would just start arguing with random strangers on the street because there is no value in it. But yet people find plenty of value in getting involved in other peoples’ arguments on Facebook.

Some people cruise Facebook just looking for a good argument to get involved in, while others start arguments because they are bored or feel really strongly about the way their uncle is treating their third cousin, twice removed. Even though you have no idea who the uncle or cousin is, you still feel compelled to get involved. Two hours later, you have defriended three people, been threatened countless times, and you still have no idea what you are talking about.

Tagging And Sharing Facebook Pictures

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Shelia just tagged you in a picture that you were not in from her vacation last year. You don’t know Shelia? That is okay because she still tagged you. Now, depending on your security settings, you have to either remove the tag or ask Shelia to remove it.

It is amazing how much time some people spend tagging others in Facebook photos 3 Things You Need To Know About Photo Tagging In Facebook 3 Things You Need To Know About Photo Tagging In Facebook When you are being tagged in a photo, the tag not only reveals that you are in the photo, it also links to your Facebook profile and, if done well, is positioned across your face.... Read More . Sharing pictures can be a problem too, and not everyone who shares pictures is necessarily smart. A criminal named Anthony James Lescowitch shared his own Facebook wanted poster from the Freeland, Pennsylvania Facebook Page and was captured within 45 minutes. It isn’t everyday that a criminal catches himself with a shared Facebook photo, but it is nice to know that tagging and sharing Facebook pictures is not always a complete waste of time.

To avoid tag trouble, make sure you know all you need to about Facebook’s privacy settings Make Sure You're Secure With Facebook's New Privacy Settings - A Complete Guide Make Sure You're Secure With Facebook's New Privacy Settings - A Complete Guide Facebook also means two other things: frequent changes and privacy concerns. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Facebook, is that they’re not really concerned about what we like or our privacy. Nor should they... Read More .

Get Back To Work!

Okay, you have wasted enough time on Facebook today. It is time to get back to work. Well, maybe just one more meme before you clock out for lunch.

In how many different ways does Facebook insure that you never get anything done at work?

  1. Sakshar T
    February 20, 2014 at 12:13 am

    So, to summarize five reasons are : Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook. :)

    • Aibek E
      February 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

      yup! major time waster)

  2. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    But George, I don't even have an account on Facebook. :/

    • George Root
      February 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Ah ha! You're the one!

  3. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    for me more than facebook its scouring the internet, mostly reddit and gaming sites and any deals of the day :|

    • George Root
      February 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      It is very easy to get lost in the Internet!

  4. Matthew Hughes
    February 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Awesome stuff George! :)

    • George Root
      February 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Matthew! I appreciate it!

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