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How Much Do You Hate Facebook? - I Hate Facebook

Updated on February 2, 2012

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.


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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?


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      Mac 2 years ago

      Utterly despise everything about facebook. It needs to die a slow and painful death. And fast. The sooner the better. We'd all be much better off for it, that's for damn sure.

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      bibinthephysio 3 years ago from INDIA

      Well loving or hating facebook is individual choice. Many health care professionals find it an excellent forum for idea sharing and with its new video option it could be graveyard to you tube.

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      Lauryallan 4 years ago

      Yeah I like Google plus. I find people don't talk the same inane stuff as they do on Facebook. It's more funny or maybe that's just the people I follow...

      Oh and that woulda been a good option on the poll! Geez why weren't you around on my hubs earlier! I'll have to remember that one for other polls.

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Useful, Interesting, and shared with followers and on social networking sites (including Facebook).

      I wish your poll included a love-hate option. Thanks to my reading HubPages habit, I am much less addicted to Facebook than I used to be, but when I do sign in, I find it hard to sign out until I have frittered away a lot of time kibitzing lives.

      Do you like Google+? My siblings and I have starting using it a little.

      I tried Second Life once but quickly signed out as soon as I realized that, face to face, I am just as shy and tongue-tied as a handsome, young avatar as I am as me.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      I'll have to check that out!! I could really use it.

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      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Yeah I know. I discovered why canceled Facebook accounts become active again and I wrote a hub about it - with the actions to take to really get rid of it. I was frustrated with that myself.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Thx Glenn. Glad you agree with the points I raised. I tried to get across how much I really hate Facebook and thankfully it seems to have gotten across to some people.

      The worse thing is... no matter how many times I close my account (ie make it go dormant) it keeps being reactivated. Not because I am logging in, because trust me I'm not. But friends and family turn round and say they were surprised to see me on Facebook again and I am shocked to find my profile is active again. Really annoying. I just want it gone completely but doesn't seem to work out.

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      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I agree with you about Facebook. I hate it too. I created an account a few years ago for similar reasons as yours, to communicate with someone who I had no other way to be in touch with.

      Shortly after I opened my account I started receiving friend requests from people I didn't even know. And, just as what happened to you, I also received friend requests from people I knew but did not care for. They never got the hint in the past and, when they saw me on Facebook, they figured they'd try to get back in my life.

      Another thing that I didn't like was the way Mark Zuckerberg had kept talking about having millions of users. The latest news is that it reached one billion. The fact of the matter is that many people have multiple accounts and many accounts are dormant or abandoned. The reality is that there are less active users than Facebook claims to have. I'm one of them that is counted and you are too. The numbers are very misleading, one reason why Facebook stock fell a half since the IPO.

      You make so many other meaningful points in your hub that many people don't realize. The problem with lack of privacy is a big issue that people pay little attention to. But they should, for reasons that you state in your hub. Everybody should read this before opening an account with Facebook. Voted up.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      I can't say I hate Facebook, after all...it's a platform that connects family and friends or may be the long lost friends. However, I am much agree with you with what you have pointed out and actually it's my voice, but people around just can't sense and agree with my disagreement. (Yes, those that you pointed out...) People nowadays tends to misuse the stuff which supposed to be done in a wise way.

      This is really a great and useful hub that deserves to be read by many people, especially those Facebook's fans...thanks for the sharing Lauryallan, an "up" for you here, cheers!

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Yeah I totally agree with you. Really what's wrong with the phone?

      I really feel the reason Facbook is so popular nowadays is so ordinary people can feel like celebrities and telling everyone what they are up to etc. I'm not into all of that and find it boring. Even if it was a celebrity, I still wouldn't care.

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      Peony 5 years ago

      I dislike facebook, I'm 23 and probably the only one amongst my friends who doesn't have one. I don't like the concept of sharing my life with acquaintances and feeling obligated to 'add' people. My Circle of Trust is rather small. I think I'm still pretty old fashioned, if I want to be updated about my friends lives, I'd pick up a phone, call and ask them out for lunch :/

      I guess it's a great way to stay connected to people if you're extremely busy or in another land.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Yeah I hope it really does disappear like that. I also hope it's not replaced by something more worse.

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      Kyle 5 years ago

      Facebook needs 2 be banned! It's a total invasion of privacy short of reading your thoughts and many websites require a FB account just to comment.

      I know there is a possibility for it to be used for good things but the majority of the human race will use it for their own selfish desires which out weights the benefits.

      Facebook is one of those things that needs to just go though I am sure it will self destruct on it's own in the next 3 years.

      It promotes not only anti moral values but self destructing behavior in clever hidden ways.

      you just have to read between the lines to figure that one out.

      Use your damn intuition!

      God made it there for a reason and no amount of skeptics will make your intuition go away unless you let it by caving in to them!

      I have noticed every 3-5 years there is always a new fad that takes over people's lives and then the fad vanishes suddenly without much explanation which then the old fad is hardly talked about.

      I imagine the same deal wiil happen to facebook in which 10 years later young teenagers will ask their Dad

      "Dad What's this Facebook thing you were talking about"?

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      nikipa 6 years ago from Eastern Europe

      Lovely done! I am not a fan of FB either, but still have an account there, only for my HP and other websites updates...

      I even dont have any of my friends and relatives from my real life on the list of friends. Its too personal to display all my life there.

      Voted Up!

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Thank you for the vote. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      StricktlyDating 6 years ago from Australia

      Great Hub. I don't like when others Tag me in their photos too, especially if they're photos of me as a teen etc! Voted up!

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      thank you for your comment thougtforce. It looks like you are not guilty of the things I mentioned in my article. And I agree we have to think about what we do with our time. I think a lot of people are not aware of how much time they are on Facebook etc. They go in to make a quick check and are there for a while or they have to constantly check it in case they miss something....

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      I can´t say I hate Facebook, but I haven't yet figured out how to use it best. I don't like to make daily updates about my life and futile events in my life but I think I want to use it for promoting my writing. Great article and thought provoking too. We need to think of where we put our time and effort!

      Tina

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      ajaodegaard 6 years ago

      I agree it is definitely an addiction,but the problem is that most people don't see it that way. If they would just stop using it for a week or two they would see that there is a lot more in life to enjoy then just sitting on Facebook all day.

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Yeah I agree that a lot of people use it to snoop etc, but that doesn't mean you can't just let it go. The more people respond I wonder if Facebook is actually an addiction... Some people seem to act like it is a life support machine and without it they might just die. When the reality is that without it they have a far better chance of having a more fulfilling life.

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      ajaodegaard 6 years ago

      I have had Facebook for quite some time and I feel like it controls my life half the time. I always feel like I need to check it to see what is going on with people's lives. Facebook has made all of us a bit more nosy, which is not a good thing.

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      I'm not disagreeing that you can find people on there.. I don't like the lack of privacy and the fact that other people that you have no real connection with can find you...

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      Bhawana Salaria 6 years ago from Australia

      I hate book because of not able to find few people i cant find on it...Facebook is great site it connects people.

      Bhawana

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Hey whoisbid I have to say I agree with everything you wrote in both messages. A lot of people think you need Facebook to make money etc. I've never used it for that purely because of the headache aspect. I really don't like being on it. And I hate MLM too. Thank you for tweeting.

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      whoisbid 6 years ago

      BTW. This deserved a Tweet to my 10,000 + Twitter followers. I don't know how many of them are real.. but some of them are and they will come here to see what you wrote.

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      whoisbid 6 years ago

      I don't use facebook because I don't need it. I actually believe that it is a destructive force in society. I am a good person and don't have a problem socializing in public but I want to chose my friends very carefully. Just because someone is a supposed "friend of a friend" does not mean I want to be associated with them. Facebook to me looks like a desperate place filled with falsehood. All I have ever heard from real people about facebook is that it has caused a lot of harm to them. I have some horror stories to share and they are not my own stories. These are stories about young people becoming extremely depressed because they are not Facebook "liked" enough. One of them was a teenager who became paranoid because she was a bit overweight and stopped eating because someone commented about her figure on Facebook. Her parents found out only when she became really sick and they had to intervene. Facebook is not a social network to me but an anti-social one. I believe that it does not promote education or good manners and we are better off without it.

      If you are building a business, you don't need facebook because your best customers will look for you on Google search. Until that changes, you don't need facebook for business. If you are selling overpriced orange juice powder or something like that, then maybe facebook is the place to do multi-level marketing but I am not into MLM either. I hate MLM too.

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Hey it's great hearing from so many people about the bane that is Facebook.

      Thx for the vote up Seriousnut.

      I hear you Pamela. I really hate when people send me apps and stuff. I have younger cousins who send me stuff like "download this app to see if we are related..." Well of course we're related. Your my cousin!!

      cheerfulnuts I love your pic, so cute. Glad to hear a younger person who feels the same way. Maybe there's hope for the future generations after all and thx for the vote up.

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      cheerfulnuts 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm young, but I agree with you! Sometimes, I hate Facebook. It's a place where people brag about their "achievements" in life. Most FB user post statuses with hidden messages and when someone asked what they mean, they would just reply with only a smiley or something like that.

      I maintain a Facebook account too. But I use it just to play games and keep in touch with some of my friends who I've rarely met. I don't deny that Facebook is a great invention. As long as it's used properly, it would give us more benefits that harm.

      Great hub. A vote up from cheerfulnuts!

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      Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      This was funny and so true. You don't have to fill in all those personal questions they ask for like your address and phone number. It's not facebook's business nor anyone else's.

      I like them for the most part but a lot of it is a mess. The thing that drives me nuts is that anyone can join you to a group without your consent and then you get dozens of emails clogging your box by morning before you can opt out of the notifications. It's a pain but it has helped me with traffic.

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      seriousnuts 6 years ago from Philippines

      I have a facebook account and I'm getting tired of it already. My news feeds are flooded with statuses of friends about the activities they did. I just hated the way they have to announce everything they do, as if their friends care. But I still maintain my FB account, it's still a way to keep in touch with some friends especially with our busy schedules. But I completely agree, there's more to life out there than FB. Voted up!

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Thank you for the lovely complement.

      Lots of people do use Facebook for business. I can understand that as it's a means to an end. I'm talking about how for most people they use if to live and share useless info etc. I don't see the point. But then again I don't get reality TV either.

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      NickB 6 years ago from Australia

      This is the best hub ever written. I hate facebook with a passion. I am a bit of a hypocrite since I do use it daily for business but I do not maintain a personal facebook profile.

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Ahhh you're so sweet. Thank you.

      I just sent it to my dad he liked it too. Turns out he hates Facebook as much as I do...

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I also post to twitter!

      JSMatthew~

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Lol that's funny. I am so glad others feel the same way. I really was thinking I was just getting old...

      That's a great idea to promote your hubs that way and thank you for posting this hub on facebook. That made me laugh.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I couldn't agree more! I don't care for Facebook but like yourself, I do maintain an account. The only thing I do is promote my Hubs and other Hubs! I have to admit that I did jump on the FB bandwagon at first but my interest died out pretty quick! Great article. Voting Up!

      PS I am going to post this to my FB page!

      JSMatthew~

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Thank You. I am glad to see I am not alone. I think the last itme I used hub pages was just under a year ago. I can't say I've missed it.

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      nycgrl 6 years ago from New York

      Haha great hub. Facebook is a monster but it's one that is here to stay unfortunately. I wrote a hub myself on how Facebook can make you depressed, I think you might enjoy reading. I still will continue to have a Facebook profile but I use it sparingly and only to speak with close family and friends. Voted up!