Facebook I'm Over You!

Why have I been twittering so negatively about Facebook lately? I'm tired of all the cosmetic changes, the way some people are trying to make Facebook more then what it is. Facebook is a SOCIAL Network.

Recently, Facebook announced another cosmetic change to the home page. Of course the new change looks familiarly like the old home page, before the most recent change. I think it's time for Facebook to give it up. Just pick a format and stick with it!

I've been a Facebook user since end of 2004 beginning of 2005. Before there was one big Facebook there were several separate Facebooks divided by Universities. You could only send messages, friend, tag pictures, etc. with those people at your University. When The Facebook came about it allowed University Networks to connect. It was amazing and Facebook seemed complete.

Unfortunately, Facebook did not stop there. They continued to grow and started to allow High Schools and certain companies to join. In 2006 Facebook opened to the public. Anyone could join the social network. At first people thought this was a great idea, but slowly people have been changing their minds.

Facebook has become so large, and is now just another Myspace. Facebook finally surpassed Myspace in number of unique users this past year. I'm tired of all the cosmetic changes. The older audience is complaining about keeping up, but it's not just them, the younger audience is struggling just as bad.

Facebook has peaked in my eyes. I'm ready for the next thing. I think most people are as well. Facebook was once a place for friends and classmates to share pics, vids, and info. It was a place where nothing was taken seriously and if you wanted to marry your BFF for a week no one cared! It was all in good fun. Now everything is so "Facebook Official" and there are books on "Facebook Manners." People joked on how Facebook was a stalker tool, now it's not so funny there are people who are being stalked through Facebook.

idk if there is a need for books on Facebook Manners but I could see a need for Twitter manners. I'll save that for a later post.



Durham4556 said…
I totally agree. I was turned on to facebook in 2004 from a fellow techie in college and back then I liked it. But since they opened it to the public I cant even count how many petty high-school crap its full of. I mean like really anyone has 450 friends? i mean comeon....There was a co-worker that just got on facebook recently now she is so obessied with it.. its kinda sad...
Todd said…
I think Facebook is whatever you make it. If you use it correctly it can be an excellent tool.

For instance, I only friend real friends on Facebook. So everyone there knows me and I know them for REAL. It's completely customizable so you can get rid of most of the static in the background and just focus on keeping in touch with friends.

Of course, if you accept everyone as a friend and keep all the options switched to on it becomes completely useless.
iEllie said…
Yeah, i don't friend everyone on facebook. I keep it really to people I know. I ask people to become a fan on the page instead. Even with just friends I have over 500 friends who I keep up with from around the country and the new facebook does not make it easy to do so with the twitter feed look.
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