Friday, October 14, 2011

Almost done with Facebook

At one time, I *loved* Facebook. I loved networking, I loved meeting interesting new people, and I loved sharing my statuses.

Lately, however, there has been an influx of stupid on the site, and I just can’t take it. Yes, I’m a writer, and so misspellings, bad grammar, and horrible structure may bug me more than some people, but come *on*.

These new “image messages” people insist on putting up once every two minutes are really bugging me. One of my favorites starts out, “When a women says...” No, no, see, women is PLURAL. Woman is singular. Of course, there are a hundred other examples, but you see what I mean.

I’m getting tired of cutesie, misspelled messages and the morons who post them. Does the fact that the stupid sign is misspelled in the first place tick me off? Nope. I couldn't care less. It’s that not one, or five, or twenty, but hundreds of people just don’t give a shit, and share them anyway. I’m positive that SOME of you see the misspelling; it just doesn’t matter to you. That’s what ticks me off.

It’s gotten to where I scroll through my Facebook feed at Mach 1, stopping only at actual pictures or posts from people I know personally, or that have an I.Q. greater than 77. Other than the occasional “share” and keeping in touch with long lost friends, I’m not seeing a point to hanging around much longer. It's either I largely ignore it, or get real, real happy with the "hide posts from..." option.

The place is a minefield of stupidity. It used to be that learning what folks were having for dinner, and how their kids were doing in school bugged me; now, those are a treat. At least they are the thoughts of the poster, and not some circulated message launched by a total moron.

Sigh, I dunno. Maybe it’s just one of those days. :D


Anonymous said...

Never had an FB account, never liked it, never will!

I do like the cleanliness of G+ though.
At least with G+ you can stick with your writers' circle, and not suffer from "there mistakes, those woman!" :P

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I agree. I check in about once a week. Of course, we all know how social I am.