It started out for me in 2008. I joined reluctantly and for the longest time I just didn't get it.
Finally I started finding old friends, neighbors and family across the country - I even found my long long brother and his family and was eventually reunited with them. That's another story for another time.
It was always me trying to get a "cousin-re-union" going, to no avail. I would make cheery comments and they would never make any comment in return. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. It was like high-school all over again.
The other day, a 2nd cousin of mine posted something political on her wall. I commented back that I agreed with her. The next day, there is a comment under mine, from the wife of a older male cousin. She isn't even BLOOD! She verbally attacked me and my 2nd cousin. She was nasty, mean-spirited and just down right RUDE. Honestly sounding like she needs some hormone intervention. This is not the first time she has done this with me or my friends, when I have posted something. I mean, this lady has the BALLS!
So it just bugged me and I had a heart to heart talk with...Me, Myself and I and decided that I don't need this crap anymore from family I don't even know and who don't even care to know me. So I un-friended most of them and blocked a few others.(Not my brother and his family - they are all nice)
I am hoping now I can wean myself off Facebook.
Next on my hack-list are high-school "friends" that I couldn't stand in High School (and vice-versa) yet now they want to be face-book friends. That gets another, "GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrr". from me.