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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