Way back when, Facebook was only for college students. Now, everyone under the sun can add you as a friend and that usually means your mami, papi, primas, tias, tíos, vecinos, padrinos are going to be all up in your friend requests. But there is something special about family members on Facebook that is endearing yet sometimes annoying. Here are the things almost all Latinos on Facebook know to be true about their family.
One thing Latinos know to be true about their Facebook presence is that they are always on top of it.
I WANNA KNOW ONE THING, why are Latino parents so obsessed with Facebook?????
— og baby blue (@woahazul) March 1, 2017
This is a real problem.
They love Facebook so much, they even baptized it with a new name.
Fun fact: according to Latino parents everywhere, the Spanish word for "Facebook" is "feisbul"
— Daniel Dávalos (@DanielDavalos) March 14, 2017
Also commonly known as ‘el face.’
They go through some extreme social media crossovers.
— Alethia Muñoz (@80Alethia) April 16, 2017
There’s nowhere to hide.
They love to watch videos of nothing in particular and demand that you look at it.
latino parents stay showin 7 min Facebook videos @ full volume in public places… i rlly cry
— ker (@lil_ker) March 16, 2016
Yes, mami, it’s a funny video of a dog dancing merengue and I saw it already.
If they have something to say, they’ll make sure everyone knows.
Why do Latino parents always threaten to post a picture of ur room on Facebook when they want u to clean it
— andrea (@andrreeagomez) February 6, 2017
They’re just using this as another thing to threaten you with!
…even when some topics should be private.
latino moms on facebook talking about their divorce in public photo comments #blessed
— nap ghan (@meginlaa) March 7, 2014
No English? No problem. They are more than happy to translate your latest updates to let all the non-English speaking family know what you’re up to.
Latino parents will comment on your Facebook photos, and write a description of what you were doing in spanish
— Alberto Blanco (@PapaBlanco18) May 29, 2014
“Aqui, mijita hablando con las primas en la sala.”
If you’re their child/cousin/nephew, etc., they will claim you.
I only get on Facebook to upload pictures and my mom always leaves these comments for my friends to see … thanks mom. pic.twitter.com/XGE7HT0YUd
— Ernie (@IAmTheErnie) April 18, 2017
They have to make sure everyone knows who they are.
But one thing is certain: they have very good manners and thank people for liking their posts.
— Abigail Ann (@abigailannn) May 4, 2017
There is something very endearing about this.
And they love a good #TBT.
Latino parents always use their old Passport or ID photos as Facebook Profile pictures.. or pics from the 80's 😄
— JAYSITO (@Jaysito777) July 19, 2014
They basically created the hashtag.
They unknowingly embarrass you with ill-timed comments like this just to say hello.
I really can't fuck with Facebook bruh I be posting statuses like "I'm bout to eat this girl ass 😩" and my mom comments "saludos mijo"
— ジェイ (@OxcyPapi) May 3, 2017
If they only knew.
To them, there is no boundary on where and when they give you saludos…
i swear on facebook the only comments on there are my family going "saludos prima" or "mira que hermosa y que grande estas" 😂😂
— sofia (@sofia_michellee) March 3, 2016
Any post is literally fair game.
…And those messages will often be very long, but sweet.
What is it with Latino relatives and loooong heartfelt comments on Facebook?
— Katherine Bibiana 🥀 (@KathBibiana) December 4, 2014
It’s hard to be mad at this, though.
But honestly, nothing will boost your confidence more than your family on Facebook.
If your tias' Facebook comments on your pictures don't make you want to drop out of school to become a model, then you need new tias. pic.twitter.com/loFtdRsaPR
— monica 🌵 (@monica_alveezy) January 27, 2017
ain't no man gonna give you consistent attention like your tías/abuelas give you in the comments under your tagged photos on Facebook
— tendon (@maria_rendon97) March 7, 2017
And they somehow always get you 935874 more likes on a photo when they like it.
So, if you add your family on el Face, get ready for entertainment, shoutouts, and lots of saludos.
CREDIT: Modern Family/ABC via Giphy
It could be worse, right?