Originally Posted by cms2
It just feels like "friends" are either bragging or complaining about every little single thing in their life. I guess I'm in the minority, but I really don't care what expensive restaurant you're currently dining at or that you just did 2 miles on the treadmill or that you don't feel like going to work today.
You're not alone. I don't really "hate" FB per se, it is just another tool for communicating (and it's great for sharing pictures and videos of our daughter with friends and family who live far away), but I agree that it can be overused.
Luckily it's really easy to customize your feed to reduce or remove posts from other individuals, just click the arrow menu that appears at the top right of a post to display fewer posts from that person on your feed or hide their posts completely. As far as changing how young people post on FB I don't think any amount of pressure from outside their peer group will change that, transparency is the new social norm for that generation.