Fishing for sympathy – the act of posting cryptically unhappy status updates on social networks for the purposes of getting some attention from sympathetic "friends".
Jane: is wondering how long this is going to go on for...!?!
Emma: Hope you're alright hon!
Betty: Sending you my love xx
Rach: Hugs and kisses, anything I can do?
Tom: Stop it, everyone, she's just sympafishing!