Originally Posted by DoveEyes
Hello, I'm DoveEyes and I'm new. Nice to meet you.
Ok now on to the subject of Facebook and why I hate it.
#1. I do not care that your cat died, that you ate mexican for dinner, or that you're about to work out. The uninteresting details of your mediocre life keep showing up in my news feed and it's putting me to sleep quicker than a ruphie on a blind date.
#2. Incessant posting of gay photos.
Ok, I get it. Making pouty faces is cute when your 12. But if youre an adult and you post half nude pictures of yourself making the *same* face in every photo then you should probably consider getting a life. And a job.
#3. The affrontery of it all.
This may sound cynical and a bit harsh but it seems like the majority of status' on Facebook are posted for the purpose of "convincing" everyone else how happy they are. It's become almost like a public relations tool people use to manage our opinion of them. Think about it. I donno, maybe I'm looking too much into it but it all just seems kind of vapid and shallow.
#4. Bipolar cat ladies. You know the type. Although slightly entertaining-- seeing people's emotional roller coaster play out on the pages facebook for all to see makes me uncomfortable. And.. concerned.. (Yes, I have a heart.)
#5. It's a total time vampire. How much cool crap could I have done in the time I wasted socially networking (aka stalking you)? I could have been saving the world in that amount of time. Ok, that was a little ambitious but you get the point.
Any way, that pretty much sums up my reasons. I'd say more but I gotta check my facebook. JK
1. That's the nature of those types of interactions based around constant updates.
2. Subjective. Can't really comment, but I definitely understand the sentiment.
3. Partly true. I think it's because people design these social networking pages to be somewhat a reflection of themselves, or at least who they'd like us to think they are. Naturally, they aren't likely going to accentuate what they perceive their faults.
4. Feelers coupled with the false sense of community of Facebook and website that's centralized around constant updates can produce that.
5. Facebook in and of itself doesn't take up any time, it's the time individuals decide to dedicate to it that's the time sink.