The Facebook Birthday Snub

It’s amazing how emotional social media birthdays can be. I just recently had a birthday and the sheer number of people who wished me a happy birthday was amazing. I was even shocked that so many people I hadn’t seen in a long time wished me a happy birthday.

But then there were those people. The people who live their lives on Facebook, the people I see and interact with daily… and the people who didn’t wish me a happy birthday. And it’s pretty upsetting.

Why would the lack of a 2 word message on my Facebook wall upset me?

Please allow me to share my amateur analysis…

– Facebook tells you it’s my birthday

– Facebook tells you that a lot of our friends have wished me a happy birthday

– I talk to you on a regular basis and I wished you a happy birthday

– You spend 75% of your life on Facebook

These factors make me believe that you would realize it’s my birthday and care enough to drop a little message on my wall.

I wonder how many friendships get strained by the lack of birthday wishes.

About Probably Rachel

PR professional and social media enthusiast, blogging about life, marriage, coffee and type 1 diabetes. You can follow me on Twitter also @ProbablyRachel

Posted on March 19, 2011, in Facebook, Social Media and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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