I really, really don’t like people that post passive/aggressive statuses on Facebook, especially if it’s about something personal. I mean, there’s a definite difference between naming the person you’re talking about, and vaguely referring to them. If you call the person out, that’s fine, I really don’t find it to be passive/aggressive - you’re naming them. Whether something is done, or isn’t, you’re still acknowledging them but that’s just my opinion. However, if you address this person as, “a friend,” or “they,” or, “someone,” it’s just annoying, and pointless.
Tumblr, I believe, is a different story - it’s a personal blog, a virtual diary, almost. You’re writing for yourself, right? If you want to vent, but don’t want people to know who you’re talking about, why not tell your journal, or third party outsiders?
I mean, I know there’s probably a reason why people post those kinds of statuses on Facebook, but they really piss me off.
P.S. This isn’t about a specific person, just a general feeling.