I see what you mean, and we`re pretty much on the same page as far as I`m concerned. The need to feel accepted is greater for some than others, and if they want to use facebook for that - and pretty much lie their way to a virtual kick ass self-esteem, then go nutsmessy said:The thing is though that being social creatures (and humans are) then it doesn't really matter who its with to some extent. This is more true of people already of low self esteem, some people grow to great lengths to feel "accepted." Doing it over FB is just another way of doing it. And arguably a better then people who drink loads to have "friends" or have casual sex to feel "wanted." Nothing intrinsically wrong with either of the activities just the reasons behind them might not be too healthy.
In regards to feeling accepted by strangers, isn't that why most of us joined the escapist? We saw a good community or website that we wanted to be apart of?
Also I just block people that have annoying statues like you mentioned. My "news feed" is heavily filtered to the people who post clever, funny or relevant stuff.
Forums for me on the other hand, is more about being able to speak my mind on subjects (such as this) and in a miniscule way contribute hopefully in a positive way. But my main grief with FB, as stated, are the flat out lies that so many post as their status/picture updates/bleh bleh and the strange resentment from those who know them well enough to contradict them to actually set the record straight. Because that would somehow be considered cruel? I dunno, just thinking loud here.
(By the way, english is not my primary language so please forgive me grammatical errors and stuff)
But when it comes to blocking statuses/feeds/people...the natural question to that would be: Why on earth are they on your friendslist to begin with? Or the follow-up: Why did you/I/we accept their new friendrequest after deleting them?