posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 12:07 PM
this would be vaguely scary if most Social networking sites weren't so mind bogglingly mundane. There is virtually nothing on facebook that could be
used in any meaningful way.
However, I could write a college thesis on why Facebook should be embraced in the business world as a way of instantly communicating on a site that is
almost universally checked more regularly than email accounts.
I am a user of Facebook. I have been one for over 5 years, since back in the day when the only "app" was the poking feature. All i wonder about is
the usefulness of the information.
Ok, so big brother knows you like pictures of lolcats. ok, big brother knows that you put the bible as one of your favorite books. good to know, but
is it something that they should spend resources acquiring? I like how the description of "dixie" is spot on to things we have know about the south
The advertising algorithms dont even work PROPERLY!!
I have "Phish" listed as one of my favorite bands, so every few days There will be an ADVERTISEMENT that pops up telling me I should buy tickets for
phish and their next show out in Colorado or Florida or wherever. BUT I LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA!!!! what the hell do I care about shows on the
other side of the country?
This is a MAJOR advertising fail, and here is why; I am a Fan of "Starburst". Now they could use the advertising space to tell me about all the
latest candy innovations, but no, its like they have specific ads that appear from keywords on any given page. Do people in Europe who like phish also
get invite ads for shows in the US?
Plus any public "event" on facebook has the possibility of randomly appearing as an AD!!! sometimes my AD space is dedicated to some show for some
band that IM NOT EVEN A FAN OF, and make NO REFERENCE to on my page; and ONCE AGAIN, these shows are more than 15 hours away from where i have lived
all my life. They are SERIOUSLY missing out on alot of localized and specialized opportunities because of some very outdated algorithms.
Until people start posting meaningful things not just the average "OMFG Watching LOST!1!1!! LOLZZZZ" type stuff, any information compiled would be
[edit on 15-2-2010 by drsmooth23]