Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
Facebook is becoming nothing but advertisements, "suggested pages" and "shares".
Are you surprised?! I'm not. I dislike FB but I still use it...love hate relationship you could say.
I have over 100 real friends, you know -- actual people that I know in real life? None of them post anything of substance anymore. All they do is just click "share" on some stupid photo I saw on reddit a week before.
I have very few friends who post anything of interest. Most of the people who post things of interest are all fellow ATS members. Again it just depends on the person and the "Sharing" thing, isn't that what FB is all about? Sharing "things" you enjoy with others to make a connection? It's how social networking is becoming. Its like that on all social sites, it was like that on Myspace but in a different way, FB just made it quicker and easier. Also who cares if you saw it, not everyone will see what you see. I see posts that are reposted over and over for a week by various people who see it at different times. I just scroll right over it.
If you combine that experience with all the new ways Facebook is going to start monetizing it's users -- I foresee a mass exodus off of Facebook like we saw with Myspace. It's just getting to spammy and full of crap.
Is it any surprise they want to make a buck off of you? NO it's not. I don't see FB having a mass exodus. It's far too different than Myspace. It isn't just a place to talk on the internet, it's used for businesses and marketing moreso than Myspace ever was. It is in a different category now I would say and I dont see people getting off of it that easily.
Remember how Myspace got all junked up with everyone thinking they were expert HTML programmers? It's getting like that (in a way) with Facebook.
Hey I was proud of the little HTML I learned thanks to Myspace and wanting to rock my own personalized page.
I also see no comparison with FB and this. You can't use HTML to change your page like you could on Myspace. You can download add ons or extensions to change the look of your page but it is not customizable like Myspace was.
And I swear, no your kid is ugly as sin and I don't care to see some auto-generated week-by-week update of your pregnancy.
AS someone who is 24wks pregnant I know what pics you are talking about. I personally don't post "baby bump" pics. I have had requests and that is the only time I have posted a picture. I dont really want to document that part of my life on FB. FB is more of a blog for me than anything....I have had friends take pics weekly and show them on their FB. Did it drive me nuts to see it every week? Sure sometimes but did it ruin my FB time? No. Obviously they are excited and want to share with everyone. I"m a little more private about my pregnancy. I think some things should be kept within the family and not the internet. Again if you don't like it you can hide that persons posts from your feed or delete them.
I have unsubscribed from a TON of people. Facebook is pretty much useless now. It's not even worth checking more than once every few days.
Why do you even have a FB? I am curious since you don't seem to like anything about it.
I dislike FB but i also don't mind it at the same time. I know what it's all about and I choose to use it. If I choose not to one day then fine. It won't bother me either way.