Facebook Is So Annoying!

 

Okay so I am in one of my ranting moods today and have the need to vent a little bit and today’s victim is Facebook This has got to be one of the most annoying blogs in the world and everyday that I log into it, it annoys me more and more.

It all started when I signed up with myspace. I thought myspace would be a good venue for communicating with my kids, since they were all signed up with an account. I didn’t really care for myspace it was just a vehicle for me to occasionally say hello to my kids, who happen to live in different cities now since they are grown. Well that didn’t really work out that well because they were hardly on anymore and honestly I think they kind of outgrew myspace a bit.

 

One of my sisters told me about face book and that she had an account, and that I should do the same. I had heard of face book but didn’t know much about it. My sister told me it was like myspace but much more cool; lots more activities and so without further ado I went ahead and signed up. I thought for the most part it was pretty cool, at first. Then I started noticing little things that annoyed me to no end.

First of all I have a big family with LOTS of children. So whenever someone would post a picture of their kids, I was compelled to comment lest they get upset or offended. So everyday on face book, I found myself spending so much time just commenting, and my friends list started getting bigger and bigger, then my email box was overloaded with messages that so and so commented on so and so and on and on it went until I figured out how to stop the emails.

 

Then I started thinking about all those stupid quizzes that everyone takes. There is actually one called Should you kill yourself? I took that quiz and it advised me that I should off myself as quickly and swiftly as I can, it even gave me ways in which I could do it, pills, gun, razor blade.

Then there is all those applications, I mean I like to play bejeweled as much as the next person but everyone I know and their uncle are playing Farmville, they are constantly giving me cows and other farm animals. My sister constantly tries to get me to play Mafia Wars. ANNOYING!!

 

Another annoying thing is the gift giving. So and so gave me a heart today, then a coach bag, what am I supposed to do with these gifts? I logged in one day and found that 96 people had given me gifts and encouraged me to send one back…ANNOYING!!

But I guess the biggest annoyance is the fact that people are coming out of the woodwork that I am supposed to know and it asks me to add them as a friend. I mean I have connected with a couple good friends from middle school that I am grateful for, but these other people I have no idea where they come from. I get a message saying that I went to the same school as this person and I should add them. Then another message saying I worked with this person at this one place, another mentioned people that I took classes with at college…where do they get this information? I never put any of this stuff in my profile, I always keep it as vague as possible, so I guess this is the biggest annoyance because it is kind of scary that they can get this kind of information and I want to know how they are getting it.

Don’t even get me started on the picture tagging or the IM’s that I never really figured out how to use but every time I am on face book a million people try to IM me and I can’t figure out how to reply to everyone and just get annoyed and log off.

Maybe I am just being stupid but I think that I am done with facebook seriously. I mean there is so many ways to communicate these days, emails, IM’s blogs, blackberry’s blah blah blah. Why do we need so many portals just to say, “Whatcha Doing”?

I think I am going to close my account and send everyone on my friends list a letter with two words on it. Whatcha doing? And then send it through snail mail and see how many replies I actually get.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

I'm not into facebook but nevertheless I find this hub pretty interesting. To socialize I prefer hubpages. :):) Thumb up ladyjane.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Hypnodude, I don't blame you for not getting into facebook and I like hubpages much better as well, at least here everyone has something to say, thanks :)


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I LOVE it ladyjane!!!! It really goes in sync with everything I was feeling the only difference being I was happy that day! LOL. Excellent. You have good style. As you can see hopefully by now, I am your fan, too! And just to make things clear, I DO NOT like myspace...it's so annoying to put it in your words!!!! Again, great job


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

I agree with you about the gift-giving. I really got into the applications for a while and got so addicted to them that I finally just took a break and haven't been on there for a few weeks. It gets old after a while. I have more fun on here.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello again Ann, thanks for reading my hub I thought the coincidence was just too uncanny. Looking forward to communicating more. Thanks again.

@Lovelypaper I agree with you I find hubpages to be so much more interesting and fulfilling as far as communication goes. Thanks for reading.


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PeytonFarquhar 6 years ago from So Cal

FB is only as productive as you allow it to be. You don't have to accept every single friend request, nor must you accept gifts. You have to click OK to even allow the application access to your profile, so I'm not quite sure what the problem is. If you don't want your FB to be anything beyond a way than for you to stay in touch with your children/close friends, then lock down your profile so that only friends can see who your friends are, the contents of your wall, photos, etc. If you're not willing to do this, then simply delete your profile. Voila! Problem solved. No more annoyances.


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baby.blue96 6 years ago

FACEBOOK IS THE MOST AMAZING WEBSITE TO USE TO COMMUNICATE. this is a very biased page


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Peyton I appreciate your advice and comments.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks baby.blue96 for taking the time to read my hub and you are right this is a biased page, it is written by me and what annoys me, I am not speaking for everyone. Many many people enjoy facebook and it is a great way to communicate if you have the patience for all the little annoyances. I just feel sometimes it is a little overwhelming. At any rate this was meant to be a lighthearted opinion on facebook so try not to take it to seriously :)


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I was sucked into the Facebook quagmire for around 9 months-new to computers. Then I took on Farmville. Oh, Lord-what a time-suck!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

I love Facebook and use it to promote my hubs and have even started a Body Art Group which I get loads of tattoo fans to join and they deff boost my Hubpages traffic, make it work for ya LJ ; )


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Well tattoguy maybe that works for you but on facebook it is mostly my family and friends and found that I felt like I was becoming a nuisance promoting my hubpages and other sites. I started a separate account on facebook just for sites trying to promote myself and so far it isn't really doing anything for me. I guess we dissagree on this one :)


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amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

Sounds like a lot of hassle to me. The people who run facebook will be laughing their chuffs off - all the way to the bank (oops, don't mention the banks).


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

I agree with you amillar if you aren't involved in it then don't because to me it is a big time waster. Thanks for taking the time to read my hub it is always nice to see you.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hey Lori nice to see you and thanks for commenting. I agree that if you get involved with all those games they just waste so much time. Perhaps I am just getting too old for facebook I don't know I guess I have bette things to do.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi, ladyjane, Thank you for sharing this controversial subject with us. I entirely agree with you. Much better here on hub pages.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you D.A.L I appreciate your feedback and thanks for taking the time to read my hub.


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locklevels 6 years ago

I'm new to HubPages but I really like the calmness over here. As far as facebook, I guess I'm not fully hooked on the Kool-Aid since its not annoying to me Yet :)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for reading locklevels and welcome to hubpages Im kinda new as well and really prefer this forum to facebook. I liked facebook at first but like you said I probably drank too much kool-aid. Thanks again.


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girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

Facebook has really declined, in my opinion. I've been a member since it was select universities and colleges only. It was sooooooo much better back then. There were so many less users, so there weren't as many interested advertisers. Now there are children and people's moms. I have an account, but don't use it much. It used to be that I could be really personal on there, but then colleagues started getting on facebook and everything had to be professional. Poor facebook...I REALLY miss the 2005/2006 years! I wish they'd let you select that interface under account options or something.

I HATE the applications. FARMVILLE, MAFIA WARS? Blech. Hate it!

Thanks for your article and letting me rant! ;)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks girly for reading my hub and I agree with everythng you said although I don't remember the 2005/2006 versions, I am sure it declined as more and more people started using it and they just went overboard with the applications. Its exhausting. Anyway, you can rant on my hub page anytime. LOl


textlaughtalk! 6 years ago

I love facebook and i dis-agree with you 100%

Facebook is fun and safe and a great way to communicate with long lost friends. You can't complain if you don't have one. My point is proven!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for reading my hub textlaugtalk I appreciate your feedback and that's good that you enjoy facebook it just isn't for me.


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Great Hub!!!!!!!!!!

Ladyjane, the experience you shared is of worth reading. The pros and cons of social networking sites is depicted in very lucid fashion. Face book is dealt in very coherent manner and presentation made is hugely gratifying. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful peace of text.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks ateenyi for your comments I appreciate your feedback on this. Perhaps facebook is more for younger people to enjoy, to me it just seems endless and overwhelming. Thanks again.


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A2shley 6 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

Hey LadyJane1, I can appreciate your wish to stay in touch with your kids and friends...facebook can be a bit overwhelming and I have to remind myself not to feel guilty for not signing in and updating my status, etc, etc. But I appreciated your rant...reminds me of those news articles you see from time to time about people being too tied to electronic communication...thanks!


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Fitria Manggiasih 6 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

Hi Ladyjane, i agree with u that Facebook is annoying. It had caused so many missunderstandings in my life. All the updated status are sometimes rubbish. Thanks God that I finally found this hubpages more interesting.


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teenmusicscene 6 years ago from Texas

I like facebook but I hate those invites to games and relative finder applications.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes teenmusicscene I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.


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obsexed 6 years ago from Sensual, USA

LOL, I agree! What ever happened to talking to each other? Are we really so busy that mass communication is the only way to send a message? Let us know how the snailmail thing goes. Maybe you will start a new trend!!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you obsexed for stopping by I totally agree and that's why I wrote this hub. I wouldn't hold my breath about the snailmail however. Cheers.


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somelikeitscott 6 years ago from Las Vegas

I find that I love and hate Facebook (and usually at the same time). I've written more than a few hubs on how Facebook has brought back everyone I thought I had gotten rid of in my life and also why I had to ignore my mother on Facebook. The thing that gets me more than anything are all the people who post their status as "so busy I don't know how I'll get everything done today." and yet they have time to continually update their facebook status, get a cow and find an unmarked gun. Hmmmm. I'm right with you!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

You make a very valid point there somelikeitscott.


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drummer boy 6 years ago from Kirksville,MO

Hi ladyjane, Here is a story that is better for you. I have done all of the things that you mentioned in your hub and spent thousands of hours on facebook and last month without any notice they deleted my profile. I have tried contacting them and they will not even respond to me as to why they have done this. I am really mad at facebook right now.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

drummer boy thanks for reading Im sorry about your experiences, I don't blame you for being upset with them. I have never had to contact them, not that I would lol but maybe you could keep trying. Good luck


heimen 6 years ago

I totally agree wif u ladyjane, Facebook is a waste of time, too much aps and people. i toally understand how you feel!!!


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M. T. Dremer 6 years ago from United States

Facebook has the ability to create artificial, and completely nonsensical, drama. Will someone be offended if you don't comment? Will your status unintentionally insult a friend or family member? If you don't send cows back, will they be annoyed with you? It's a ridiculous time sink, on par with, if not surpassing, addicting video games like world of warcraft.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

M.T. Dremer I agree with you thanks for visiting. Cheers.


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pintoandi 5 years ago from Panama City Beach, FL

I am a member of Facebook & yes went though all the games, chat & etc. I have family in the Philippines & keep in touch with them via Facebook, that is how they found me. What I do when I don't want to be bothered is click off the chat, deny all the games, deny any friends unless I know them. I do that to friends, family & foe. :)


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas Author

pintoandi thanks for reading and thanks for the advice. I too know more about the applications now since I wrote this hub and its not as annoying as it used to be. Cheers.


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sophiemaroni 5 years ago

hey can you go to hub well i have no followers please


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas Author

Be glad to and thanks for reading. Cheers.

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