Vanity in Facebook? Is there even such a thing?
The short answer: Yes na yes, bro!
We’re not just talking about posting awesome selfies or telling the whole world how many pandesals you have on your mid-section. It goes waaay beyond, to the point that you are now also self-conscious about the other things you do in Facebook. Such is the possible result of taking the whole idea that Facebook is the “extension of your identity in the online word” too seriously.
And yes, it can affect pretty much anyone who’s addicted to Mark Z’s spawn, without them even knowing it.
Is it a bad thing? Not exactly. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, then we’re good. Just remember this: being too vain on Facebook might cause you to lose sight of what the site really is for (read: communication and having fun), all for the sake of building the perfect online profile. To put it simply, this should never be how you think: “Nice! Gonna upload our beach photos! Kaso baka walang mag-like dahil ang nognog ko, shet!”
So, have you been bitten by the Facebook vanity bug? Check out its symptoms below for the answer!
YOU GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO HUNT FOR THE PERFECT PROFILE IMAGE
This is the tamest symptom of all, and most of us are guilty of this to some extent. But if it already involves wasting precious time taking hundreds of photos under different poses, scenes, and whatnot in search of “the one,” then it’s doing you more harm than good.
DELETING POSTS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE LESS OR NO LIKES
Deleted your nilalangaw post that was supposedly awesome just because it made your page look boring for having less “Likes” or comments than you expected? Vain ka, bro!
YOU MAKE YABANG ABOUT ALL THE EXPENSIVE BRANDS YOU’RE WEARING
We get it: You’re one financially-blessed dude who has the moolah to buy all the cool stuff. But do you have to mention all the expensive brands you’re wearing—pati ang underwear mo—in your posts just to make your page look good? We’d probably let it go if it was a one-time thing, but if you do it like clockwork, then it reeks of vanity or, worse, kayabangan. This can also be filed under the “signs you’re a Facebook douche” bin.