Re: Facebook pet peeves
Originally Posted by sonny
Posting a massive amount of old pictures you found in your mothers basement. I don't really care to see current pictures of you, what will my reaction be to the ones during sophomore flag corp camp?
I guess the last few pages sum up my feelings about facebook. If a lot of the peeves mentioned are bothersome, it's likely the person really isn't a true friend. Facebook is more mirage than miracle of technology. A lot of the peeves can basically be summed up as too much info about someone that really isn't important in my life. You'd be giddy to see news about your daughter's ultrasound. The niece of a highschool acquaintance you haven't actually talked to in 20 years? Not so much. While the privacy settings are a pain especially since they always seem to get tweaked without warning it was kind of empowering to know that you could manage who sees what. Then it dawns on you that others are also selectively sharing so even the mirage of interacting is even further from true interaction in reality. Some people might even be on a friend list but essentially not sharing anything. Facebook even decides what you "should" see based upon what "you" find most interesting. What's the point? We're mostly just an avatar on someone's friends list while facebook greedily stores data it can sell or worse share with the government. Frankly it's kind of uninteresting and for the pleasure, it's way too costly.
Now someone needs to start another thread where we complain about how search engines are no longer honest either.... Now get off of my cyberlawn!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Last edited by jojo; 06-16-2012 at 12:19 PM.