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How Much Do You Hate Facebook? - I Hate Facebook
I Hate Facebook
I know that there are absolutely millions of people all over the world signed up to Facebook. It's not an opinion, sadly it's a fact. Facebook is a global phenomenon and has even out-ranked Google for the number of people that visit it.
I know I am probably showing my age but I absolutely hate Facebook. I know lot's of young people who rave about it and whenever I go out with my family to a restaurant, or just a family gathering, the topic of Facebook always comes up. The only person sitting there clueless as to what Facebook actually is or doesn't have a Facebook profile is my Gran. Yes, even I have one but I really don't use it.
Why Did I Sign Up to Facebook?
Originally I signed up to Facebook because my brother moved overseas and he asked me to join Facebook because it was easier to keep in touch. The idea was that it would be better than email, cheaper than calling on the phone and it meant we could leave messages for each other and view them at a convenient time, as we now lived in different times zones.
To start with Facebook was easy to navigate. I could post on my Wall, I could send Private Messages and I could see what my brother was up to as he would post his pictures to his Facebook Wall.
Facebook - A Living Hell
Now, Facebook is a whole other monster. They changed the layout and settings a few years ago and maybe I am getting old but I find it extremely hard to navigate. Where is the Wall? How do I write a private message? and the list goes on. Now I am so frustrated with Facebook I just ignore it. All I want to do are the simple things and can I do them? - Can I heck!
On top of that, Facebook has expanded to be this huge hippo that you just want to go away. I keep changing my privacy settings but it never seems to improve. Facebook has put a stop to people's privacy. I mean do I really need to know if you just got back from the biggest poo of your life on the toilet. TMI. People really do need to get a life. Get off Facebook!! There is so much more to life than reading about someone's dump. Trust me, there's a whole world out there. Don't let it pass you by.
Do I need to see a list of drivel on my front page about what such and suches friends did last week? Or a post you made on someone else's Wall somehow made it's way to my Facebook page? Not to mention I just want to find my own Wall!! Did I happen to mention that.
Why do people feel the need to Tag everyone in photo's. If I wanted to be tagged in a photo, send me the photo and I will tag myself. Otherwise I don't want to be tagged in that picture. How many times do I need to un-tag myself before people get the hint? I like my privacy. I don't want every person in the world knowing what I did yesterday, last week or last year. It's none of their business unless I talk to them about it.
People don't seem to get why it's a big issue as to the tagging. It's simple - There are so many people out there who use Facebook to track you, stalk you, find out about you and it has been used in the past to steal from you.
Burglars have checked people's status online and when it changes to at work or on holiday they run round to your house to break in and steal everything. Nothing like being asked to get your house ransacked.
Stalkers - I have had to combat this by locking my profile down.
Friend Requests - If I haven't spoken to you in years it's highly likely it's because I don't want to speak to you. Please don't ask over and over to be my friend on Facebook because it's not going to happen. Why do you even want to be my friend anyway. It's highly likely that we weren't even real friends before and you are just contacting me to get into my profile and see what I have or haven't achieved in my life. Call me cynical if you wish....
Job Interviews - Think about all the things they can find out about you just from Facebook. Think of all those photo's where you were tagged looking like a real idiot. Remember that time that you got so drunk you were upside down with your pants on your head trying to pee in that alley and your friends thought it was so funny they took a snap of you and posted it on Facebook. Yes people no longer need to hire a detective to find out about you. Simply Facebook a person and a lot of their secrets are there for the reading.
What will your in laws think if they ever Facebooked you. Do you think it would paint a good picture of you as a potential husband or wife for their son or daughter?
Why do friends also have to choose the worst pictures possible and put them up on Facebook? It's not funny and it's not cool.
Achievements Without Facebook
Can you imagine what people could achieve if they used the time that they use on Facebook to actually live. If you took some of the time you spent on Facebook and used it to do regular exercise instead you could reduce your weight and look slimmer, feel healthier and probably sexier. This could result in a total life change. You could find a sexy guy, get married, be approved by the in laws because you deleted that awful Facebook page with all your rubbish on there. You got a great job - again no Facebook page to ruin your chances there. You are able to speak to your real friends whenever you want and you don't have to worry about a weird ex or creepy people trying to stalk you online, because you have a real life. And the best thing is instead of telling people about your crap existence on the toilet you can actually just be really happy about your great existence in reality!!
So tell me, is it worth my time hating Facebook?