Facebook Trash-talking: What you say in your Wall reflects the kind of person you really are

In the world of social networks, your Facebook account has indeed become an extension of yourself. You can say, share, upload whatever you want for the whole wide world to see by default (unless you limit your privacy settings accordingly of course). On the other hand, you also get fooled, stalked, your identity stolen, posers meet up and steal from you, you can even get raped, and all other sorts of stuff. Facebook has revolutionized the social media and will continue to do so. And then there’s also Facebook trash talking so to speak where people bad-mouth you telling all sorts of stuff without telling the whole story. They would insult you in front of their friends so everyone else can jump in without even bothering to confront you face to face first. You can also call it, Facebook back-stabbing.

What most people do not realize is that all the stuff you post on your Facebook Wall (or blog about in the case of personal blog sites, or tweet in the case of Twitter) truly reflects the kind of person you really are. And here’s a case in point that happened recently which started in a game of volleyball…

Here’s what happened:

Team A and Team B met in the finals. Team A was composed of young, strong players. The defending champs Team B had a roster of veterans on the other hand. A classic match up. Player X is one of the young guns from Team A. Player Y sets for Team B. In the end, Team B snatched the victory. Experience prevailed over talent. I wasn’t able to watch the game live so I can only assume that the trash-talking between Player X and Player Y must have started during this volleyball match.

So after the game, Player X and Y both continued to trash-talk each other via their Facebook walls. For whatever its worth, the stuff these two folks trash-talk about were really trivial things in my opinion which I won’t even bother to share. Each time one would bad mouth the other, the other one would always answer back via his FB wall. It’s kinda amusing actually.

DO YOU TRASH-TALK?

Although I do think that trash-talking in volleyball games (or any other sport for that matter) is really normal and sometimes even healthy in the sense that it provokes you to become more competitive to win the match in order to have the last laugh so to speak, there should be limitations of course. You should know when to stop. And the one rule to follow whenever you trash-talk is: whatever happens inside the court, should stay inside the court.

In the case above, clearly, both players have taken it into a personal level. Thanks to Facebook. If you were from the losing team, you may sound like a sore loser. If you’re from the winning team, you seem mayabang (or big-headed). What you say in your Wall reflects your character and your true color as a person.

It would be interesting to find out what happens the next time these two volleyball stand-outs battle it out inside the court. So let’s watch the upcoming 2010 PVF (Philippine Volleyball Federation) National Open this October ๐Ÿ™‚

Disclaimer: Turns out that Player X and Y are really good friends in and out the court. They’re really just so competitive so that’s why they say things to each other that way. This wasn’t too personal after all.

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  • gilbert

    i don’t know about those teams or 2 players thrash talking but i’m sorry i totally disagree with the whole stuff… not even those exchanges of thrash talks on fb walls made by those two subject of yours could be enough for you know who they are… it’s way too shallow to become a basis… why? is that more than enough for you to know the “TRUE COLOR” or “CHARACTER” of a man? what about his relationship to his/her parents? have you seen how they do? what about his/her relationship with her neighbors, friends, church community etc.? A truth for a part is not always truth for the whole…

    Sigh… I know a lot of men/women who write flowery words of wisdom etc.etc. on their fb walls but that’s not the way i see them… Some say a lot about a thing but not know what they are saying…

    • @gilbert: I totally agree with you! I talked to these 2 players (via Facebook) and as it turned out, like I said, sobrang magbest-friends naman pala talaga sila ๐Ÿ™‚ Super competitive lang… I don’t know them on a personal level (although I watched them play and I’m a big fan of both)

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