Friday, October 5, 2012

Facebook is annoying


I just read a nice post from Saman Shad published on the Guardian web site I thought I would share, "Facebook, can I share something with you? It's about our relationship, No wonder people are turned off these days. You've turned us into narcissists – narcissists you only want to make a buck from".
Article link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/04/facebook-relationship-narcissists

The comment raises some good points that I agree with.

"It's getting complicated, Facebook. A billion of us use you, but we are getting increasingly frustrated with you. It's us, not you. You've made us change, and not in a good way."

Saman is right, we only used to update our status and post the occasional photo but now, we share too many things that are, sometimes, used without our direct authorization and knowledge or even against us. Furthermore we spend too much time on Facebook.

"And then there is you. Finding more and more ways to use information you collect about us to make money. Lots and lots of money."

Well what do you expect from a company? They are trying to raise their profit on the backs of the users. It's perfectly legal and makes good business sense. It does however leave us feeling a bit exploited. Maybe we would be more understanding of them, using our lives for profit, if we were receiving a fair share or at least make us feel as if we are part of the company.

"Ah, who are we kidding? It's not like you're listening. You stopped listening a long time ago. It's why your users are becoming frustrated."

Yes. Facebook is annoying, they stopped listening to the users because they have over a billion of them !!!!
To top it off, there is no way to get away from it. We're hooked !

I really want to find a different platform to use but when most (99%) of the people use Facebook, its really really hard to leave.
I keep posting thinks on my Google+ but there is no one to read / comment / share forcing me back to Facebook to get some attention.


Now to finish this post, some lol cats, feel free to share ;-)



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