Pets on Facebook

As long as Greger doesn't have to join Facebook, he doesn't mind it.

One thing I forgot to mention in the post about my dislikes is people who create Facebook profiles for their pets. This is, disturbingly, a rising trend.
Annoyingly, even though I really don’t approve of this, I have several animals among my Facebook friends. I may not like it, but you just can’t say no to a friend request from a friend’s cat, or the owner will get really offended.
And these animals are posting pictures and status updates like crazy. The other day I got a message from my friend’s hamster. It asked me if I could go for a drink with its owner next weekend. I still haven’t responded.
Another trend is that parents are creating Facebook accounts for their newborn babies. I even have pending friend request from a pregnant friend’s yet-to-be-born baby. It doesn’t even have a name yet! Where does it end? Will people set up profiles for their plants and furniture? And do you think I should accept the fetus’ request?

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12 Responses to Pets on Facebook

  1. Lilith says:

    “Should i accept the fetus’ request?”
    Here’s something i bet you never thought you would say! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Has the world gone crazy, yet???

  2. Emelie says:

    Hahahaha. Underbart att du helt sakligt konstaterar att du fått ett meddelande från en hamster… Ja, folk är inte kloka.

  3. Klara says:

    Lol @ the fetus!
    “You know, I was always friends with you on Facebook, even before you were born! ”
    “…what’s a “facebook”? “

  4. Leia says:

    I totally agree! Pets and babies should NOT have Facebook accounts!!!

  5. MG says:

    I so agree! First of all, it’s called Facebook not “animals using the internet”. It is so insane. I get that people love their pets and I take no issue with that, but making a Facebook? Weird. Agree about babies as well. Especially in this day and age when children are kidnapped, you’d think parents would take more precautions.

  6. Heba says:

    haha i’ve never seen this before ,a facebook-pet-profile?? i swear that made me laugh out loud :D

  7. Annie says:

    Haha, Antonia that is precisely what my friend and I were scoffing at today! I can’t be friends with someone who creates a facebook page for their unborn child. It’s just too much. From an ethical standpoint, it’s quite unfair to the child. They can’t even speak and they’re being made public on the internet and “friending” people they don’t even know. I feel the same way about the facebook pets. It’s ridiculous.

  8. Styleabaad says:

    This is so crazy, luckily I haven’t gotten any requests like that yet. However I really also dislike when people uses a profile photo on Facebook from when they were babies, or of their own children…. it’s just annoying.

  9. Natalia says:

    There are not many pets’ FB profiles in Russia, but there are a lot of parents who put their child’s pic as their own avatar. It feels like they’ve lost their own personality when they’ve had a child… And it’s sad.

  10. Ilona says:

    yep…some people use their pets’ pictures/images/photos for their own accounts…well, just like there’s a bunch of nutcases we often encounter in big cities, the same goes on on Facebook; it’s a world of its own, I guess. If I receive a request of a profile that seems odd and am not interested in befreinding a certain individual or what not, I simply click “Ignore”.

  11. Arantxa says:

    Never, ever heard anything like that. Thank God that in Spain is still not done. I can not believe people actually waste time on facebook to create profiles of their pets … I conclude that people have much free time or are bored a lot. You have left me impressed!

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