I don’t quite understand the Facebook thing anymore.
I was relaitvely late in getting on, as there were one or two questions I had that were bugging me for ages, mainly on the privacy side. Those were addressed (but not satisfactorily, I may add). And I’ve been on for about 4 years now.
About 3 years ago, I went to a surprise famiy birthday with my brother. A few cousins, the majority of which are/were on Facebook. One of them was at the bar when I went up to get drinks. It wasn’t “hello”, or “how are ya?” it was:
“You’re not on Facebook all that much, are you?”
Apart from being taken aback at how stupid the remark was, I answered the bext way I could:
“I’m on it when I’m on it. I’m not on it all the time.”
That’s my cousin told straight.
The majority of people I know are on Facebook now. There’s a group set up which keeps all the residents in the estate we live in, in contact about such things as crime, and things in general. That’s where Facebook comes into it’s own.
But otherwise, I’m becoming a bit cheesed off with the “suggested posts” which come in every now and then. Like, “Oh, look what this celebrity’s done. OMG!!” and “So this person wrapped his kid up to go to bed. What they did next will make you cry.”
I’m not interested in this type of bumpf. It’s always and still is an advertisers dream.
I should really “de-activiate” my profile, but it keeps me in touch with people I wouldn’t ordinarily be in contact with (like school mates who still live 6000 miles away). It’s addictive too. Even though I hate it, I look on the site every single damn day.
Damn you Zuckerberg. Damn you!!