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I love Facebook I love the stalking element really, most of the time I see good things, juicy gossip, and the occasional pic of socialites which give me the case of the green eyed monster because I don’t have so many sociable friends anymore!
I imagine these socialites to have a newsfeed full of comedy, glamorous pictures, exciting gossip and just normal people. I wouldn’t know what this is like however because on a daily basis I have the most depressing ‘face friends’. Am I alone? Here’s what I learnt today on Facebook;

1. I woke up to a picture of crusty toes complete with chipped nail varnish.. Why? Because the girl had stumped her toe.
2. I also learnt that someone’s child had been sick all over their bed… Nice.
3. I hear about three people can’t get a job but yet they’ve been applying for jobs for over a year… Really?
4. I obtained an update for the crusty toes this time a closer picture, still with chipped varnish in view.. Why? Why? so I have to see this if your going to post feet at least have them in decent condition! Gag!!
5. Two people were stuck in their ‘usual’ traffic jam.
6. I found out one person is going away on a specific day but this was an update so they are providing the thieves info of the best day to break in.. Lol security at it’s best!
7. I took 5 whole minutes to try and understand one specific sentence which involved the words ‘bot’ = about ‘da’ = the… CRINGE!

So all in all really exciting, but the dilemma is what do I do about these? Delete them? Sounds easy right.
No, not when someone decides to organise a ‘girls night out’ with these crusty toe, sick boasting, whiners and everyone is chatting via inbox and they stop replying once they realise you’ve deleted them. Haha! Oops! I’m not too bothered but you can’t help feeling guilty, there is one question everyone needs to ask themselves before posting..

Do my face friends really want to know this?

Probably not.

In general social media is just fascinating and always ceases to amaze me, especially when I’m doing the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter stalk and can find out some real juicy biz to go and share with someone. Although it’s as equally annoying now we have the privacy feature or the 1 tap like/favourite buttons! Worst thing is it’s not until you flick through your favourite tweets and see an enemies cringeworthy schpiel there! Shit.

Twitter is that I love the most and the things you can do and who you can reach are just amazing.
I’ve made friends with Cadburys, O2, Sainsbury’s I’m in there with the big boys! But seriously the power of twitter has changed my life.

I’m not one to complain unless I’m on a wind up or something is extremely poor. I am pretty laid back when out for meals and using products unless they literally don’t work. Simply because it is just too much hassle and you’ll always get the generic ‘sorry to hear we will look into it’ letter.. Yeah yeah!

My personal account on twitter I literally use to speak to companies, a tweet usually gets answered before a phone call or email and you can ask a simple question without having to pad it out. I love it! Additionally I love to make a complaint and shame companies on there.
I regularly report my issues to O2 who are great at responding but I’m not sure I really get a resolution. I love to get involved with the banter with other phone companies at how I’m glad I’m with O2 etc especially when a friend is having problems with their company and I’m retweeting away.
Recently I made a complaint about some roses id bought from sainsburys. I’d been eyeing these glittery roses up for a while for my kitchen and decided to get them. With a life of 7 days ‘guaranteed’ I did not expect them to die on day 2!!

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So I gave Sainsburys a little tweet and literally instantly they replied and refunded my nectar card with a £2 bonus and voila problem resolved. Thumbs up! I was well impressed!

A friend recent had an issue with an expensive watch she had bought from a well established high street jeweller and had a problem with it. The in store staff would not help and telephone calls did nothing, so she tweeted both companies and didn’t get a reply so around 8 of her friends retweeted and replied to this tweet sending one of the companies into panic and she got a reply!

So yeah Twitter blows me away that little birdie has some serious power over the way we work with companies, and advertising is massive but we don’t realise. I’d have no idea about Cadburys new chocolate bar otherwise :)

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