Boy oh boy, where do I start? I am on FB, and have been since 2010. Over time I have tweaked it so I mostly get news and hobby feeds, but every now and then, drama comes my way. Today was one of those days.
Despite what Facebook advertises, for the most part, they do NOT reconnect you with former long lost friends, lovers, etc. They push horrible advertising-heavy games, promotions, and horrendous marketing gimmicks. They promote certain posts over others instead of allowing all in a seamless, chronological order. More marketing crap.
There is one person on FB who is causing me consternation today, and I think I know how I’m going to handle her. She posts offensive, inappropriate sexual pictures non-stop, despite being a mother to a tween and a 20-year-old. Then she chats with my wife and sends EXPLICIT FB messages to her. Thanks to intrusive software, this crap is sent to my iPhone (which I do NOT recommend anyone buying - EVER).
So, my solution: off to the deadlands of “acquaintances.”
Please post any negative experiences you’ve had with Facebook (or myspace) here, as well as what your responses have been - account deletion/suspension/deactivation, or just flat-out refusal to use the site. I am NOT a believer in this “social media” crap, and do not have a twitter account. I find the word “tweet” to be a way to dumb people down.
I like being able to get some rather obscure news all in one place, and I love the “underground” scene where there is a place for, in my case, reptile hobbyists to connect, and buy, sell, and trade stuff at non-box store prices.
I’d love for everyone to flood this topic with how much they hate Facebook. That would make my day. (I am in a sour mood towards FB at the moment.)