Let's talk about Facebook. Or more importantly let's talk about who you talk to on Facebook.
Know who can read your status on Facebook? Everyone on Facebook. Know who can't?
Your pet, even though he just didn the cutest thing and you just wuv him so, so much. Yes, you do. YES YOU DO!
Your grandpa who is celebrating his 92 birthday and doesn't know the difference between Facebook and a banana.
Your baby. Why? Because it is a fucking baby.
Writing a Facebook status, particularly to a person who doesn't have Facebook, is like having a conference call with your entire address book to tell your girlfriend you are going to be home late for dinner. Only she isn't on the call.
But know what is even worse? Status messages that ARE directed at someone, but in some super sneaky, ninja way, don't name them.
"You are so out of my life."
"I love you!!1!!!<3"
"Thanks for the herpes."
In today's day and age, there are millions of ways to talk to people. You can email, text, call, message, direct message, snail mail, or, even, see them in person and use your vocal chords to form real, live words.
So why on earf would someone choose to make a status message directed at one person visible to everyone in their friends list?
Send them a fucking fax like a normal person!