April 11th, 2018 @ 5:37 pm
I KNOW I AM BIASED judging by this (amazing) layout, lol, but i have not ever and still do not understand the appeal of facebook. it’s blue and white and ugly all over, you can see EVERYONE’s business and your mom and grandmother are probably on it. why the hell would you want to use social media where your mom is looking at your shit?
anyways, on a more mature note, i keep reading recent articles about mr. bonehead CEO having to testify in front of congress. i can’t believe it even escalated to that. A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE had to testify in front of congress. let that sink in… social media sites were supposed to be fun. wtf happened?
oh, right… money.
i come from the generation that pretty much first had the first taste of online life/social media, and that shit is NOT what we worried about. we wanted to meet like people… TALK to a bunch of people in message boards, on ICQ, in AOL chat rooms, talk to them one on one in instant messaging – and even when that fizzled out, there were still options to interact without all of the “transparency” that facebook gloats over. some of us simply enjoyed those types of sites, and other kids my age created interactive websites – then came live/dead journal, deviantart, xanga. it was still all NOT like facebook. i will never understand how everyone got into that caca website.
the little things that made myspace fun:
- you could add a song to your profile
- you could customize the hell out of it – COLOURS, YESSSS!
- customizing it meant you could code! it inspired people that normally wouldn’t, which was pretty cool
- you logged in just a few times per day – taking a break – and came back to see alerts that people gave you attention. you didn’t see what everyone is doing or commenting on as soon as you log in, nor did you log in several times PER HOUR or in most cases, per HALF hour (y’all are nuts)
- you couldn’t see what people were doing – you would have to go look for it (if you were that type of nosy-ass weirdo)
- you could leave everlasting comments
it was honestly just simple. i wish justin timbertits would just bring back myspace classic and watch everyone (NOT OLD) jump rightback into it.
everyone hates ads – even myspace had ads – but they were never intrusive enough to bother me. at the highest offensive level, that type of monetization never took over information influencing political elections. everyone jumped ship from fun > actual IRL batshit craziness. even russian bullshit aside, since fb bought out instagram, there are ads every 3 fucking posts. THAT IS SO FUCKING INTRUSIVE AND ANNOYING. not only are there random ads, but now facebook allowed ads from companies that don’t even have instagram accounts! (mainly cheap pop-culture t-shirt sites) – and they charge accounts you probably follow to promote posts as well. so say you follow an influencer that’s into makeup or something – they analyze how many likes a post got and then IG tells them to promote it (yep, you guessed it – by paying for the promo post) and it ends up in your feed again.
i mean, just read this article/watch this video. chamath palihapitiya – WHO HELPED BUILD FB – hits the nail on the head explaining every feeling that i have, that i can’t express without wanting to just spit nails.
“we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. that is truly where we are. i would encourage all of you – as the future leaders of the world – to really internalize how important this is. if you feed the beast, that beast will destroy you. if you push back on it, we have a chance to control it and reign it in. it is a point in time where people need to hard brake from some of these tools and the things that you rely on. the short-term dopamine-driven feedback groups that we have created are destroying how society works.”
tune it out, stop being programmed. it’s an ad company, it’s not for socializing anymore… during ding dong zuck’s testimony in front of congress, he mentioned a version of facebook AD FREE >>> FOR A FEE <<<.
YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO PAY TO USE A WEBSITE THAT MOST OF YOU CAN’T STAND JUST SO THAT IT’S AD FREE.
LOLOLOLOL, that is RIDICULOUS. the point that it’s gotten to is just insane.
don’t get me wrong, when we were younger, we paid $20 a month for AOL… but it was also a way to connect before cable modems existed. you had a way to dial in alongside the entire service, which also at the time included its own web browser on top of all of the other features. for that time, that was huge. we have so many more ways to do everything that we don’t even need facebook anymore – so why would an average joe pay for it?
from all of the complaints that i hear from people i know who even still use it, it’s usually just “eh it’s still there and i hate it” and it’s always a story about arguments, so wtf is the point?
here, you should also read this… and get the fuck off of facebook already.