Facebook can suck. Really.
That’s a blunt statement, but regardless of the medium, it’s the content that makes up in publication. In Facebook’s case, it’s a great medium, but sometimes it has some horrible content. Only the users are to blame.
Fortunately, I’m here to help you enhance your content output so you can develop some truly engaging Facebook status ideas to help you connect better with those on your social network.
Questions About Current Events
It’s one thing to post a link to an article about a current event, but it’s an entirely different thing to spark a discussion about it. Rather than linking to interesting articles with a snarky comment or a generic “This is crazy!”, why not ask your friends what they think about the said event?
By opening the floor for discussion, you are providing a prompt for interaction between yourself and your friends. However, by merely posting the link, other users will likely just read the link’s headline and be on their way.
Family And Personal Updates
Social networking is inherently about being social – not just sharing links to CNN, Reddit, and MakeUseOf. With that said, things are going to get a bit personal, and that’s okay. So yes. Posting updates about yourself and your family is perfectly acceptable.
However, stuff like “I’m so sad my girl left me” or “Hate bein’ away from my babe lol” might be a bit annoying. Alternatively, you could tell your friends where your family is vacationing or about a sick family member’s current status.
Interesting, Philosophical Inquiries
Sparking conversation is another great use of Facebook, and asking people how they feel about certain philosophical topics is one way of making things happen. This is much better than posting something like, “OMG, I HATE how my hair looks today. What do you guys think? LOL!”
Granted, don’t put on your fedora just yet. As a matter of fact, put it away. Burn it.
Posting philosophical questions just to look cool or smart is pretty obnoxious, and in that case, you might as well just ask people about your hair… Instead, ask people about typical human questions. What do you think is the meaning of life? How do you feel about good and evil? These are the types of questions everybody wonders about, so you’re sure to get a good response.
Tips About Coupons And Special Deals
One of the most beneficial uses of Facebook is the ability to share coupons and special deals to stores, restaurants, and other services. As a regular purchaser of pizza, I can’t tell you how many times coupon codes have saved me some cash. Granted, I’m not one to really share the goods (maybe I should), but coupons and deals never go unappreciated.
You can find some cool coupons and deals by checking out these articles below:
- Top 10 Sites For Online Coupons & Promotional Codes
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- How To Save Money By Couponing Online
Positive News In The World
The mainstream news is too often very negative. We see far too many stories about death and violence these days, and it’s just a bit disconcerting. This isn’t to discount the news – some of that stuff is important. But here’s the thing: sometimes news outlets glorify this stuff.
Instead, boost everyone else’s morale while upping your own. Reddit has a few fantastic subreddits like Tell Me Something Good which doesn’t really have to do with news, but it offers some personal positive stories.and that feature fantastic positive stories. Admittedly, the former is a bit more current, but there’s still some good stuff in the latter one. Then there’s
You probably already post inspirational quotes. Guess what? It’s acceptable. People occasionally need that extra spark in their day. My mother – an avid Facebook user – posts inspirational song lyrics from various singer-songwriters and musicians. Likewise, you can post inspirational quotes from various writers and speakers of note.
Inspirational quotes do not include 2 Chainz’ “She got a big booty, so I call her Big Booty.”
Don’t post that. Don’t ever post that.
Talk Of Popular Culture
Everyone likes entertainment, so Facebook is a great place to publish interesting discussion topics about the latest movies, books, music, and other items popular culture. Furthermore, with the recent implementation of the ability to share what you are watching, reading, and listening to in your status updates, this is incredibly easy to do.
Whether it’s celebrity gossip or catching up on your friends’ reviews, Facebook is the perfect medium for discussing popular culture. People are more like to respond and contribute to the conversation when it’s something everybody can relate to.
Facebook is a fantastic social medium, but sometimes it’s used poorly. Instead, you can use it for some positive, engaging communication.
What other Facebook status ideas to engage your circle of friends? Have you used any of the above types of status updates?
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