- by adminapparently they're on facebook now
- by admin
let's just admit it already.
what was once a great user experience that connected us with everyone we had ever known and every single new person we met that (I'll admit) revolutionized the way we interact online, this relationship is going downhill and we need to face facts: it's just not good for us any more.
it changes our privacy and sharing options constantly (and resets them at random). it suggests weird and sometimes offensive ads based on what people in our feed say. it crashes (often). it's slow. it's become less about networking and sharing and more about ad revenue based on flash-based games and ads inserted into our news feeds. the only thing it is good at (event management) has fallen by the wayside so much that it's barely even worthwhile to use when there are third-party sites like MeetUp.com out there.
and now facebook is going to be bringing videos to our already overly-cluttered networking experience.
auto-playing, probably audio-enabled, full-window, at least 15-second-long videos.
and it does all of this so blatantly, flying in the face of a positive user experience. nobody wants to deal with ads or videos or intrusive weird privacy policies that we constantly have to police and re-correct to the way we want them, but the people behind facebook do it anyway because profit is more important than respecting the people who made your site what it is in the first place.
as a user of multiple social networking sites, this hits me like a drunken smack to the jaw. none of my other beloved sites would treat me this way! why am I letting facebook get away with it? why are we?!
because we're stuck in an abusive relationship with it. it's safe, it's easy, we can go back whenever we want and even though sometimes we get frustrated and upset with it, and it does things that hurt us (like completely disregard our user experience), at the end of the day we feel like we can't do any better.
which is the very definition of being in an abusive relationship.
we can do better, Internet.
- by adminwhile I may know 361 people I am certainly not friends with 361 people and have decided to do the requisite FaceBook Purge today and it's like the instant you start trying to unfriend people the site goes I SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING THERE and begins to screw up and lag and basically not work unless you go back to your feed and do regular stuff like comment on your friends stupid pictures of cats, or whatever
I've said this before, but I'm kind of sick of FaceBook
yes I know the benefits of being on the biggest social network (that's why I'm still on it) but I find myself frustrated and annoyed with it more often than not and I don't understand why people continue to use it if it is as bad as we all perceive it to be? all my friends bitch all the time about how 'FaceBook sucks', but nobody I know has made a serious move to another platform.
I feel bad for not using G+ as much but only like three other people I know use it so it's just me and Shabooty most of the time.
I found a recipe for these online and now all I can think about is skipping Sociology and making these (I won't). Also I have been trying really hard to eat less bacon but it's hard around my social circle because we were all obsessed with bacon long before it became cool.
Will says he is going to make them when we come over and watch a Jets game sometime and now the interest I have in seeing a Jets game has gone up by 40% which is 40% more than I cared before.
though I'm sure you'd love to keep hearing me talk about food and hockey and stupid FaceBook I have to put on pants and go to class. lucky you guys.