Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh Facebook: How I love to hate you and hate to love you.

I'll admit it. I am a facebook addict - a "faddict"... or a "faceict"... or a "face-zealot.

You may already know of my addiction as this may be the third time I have posted about it. Sure, addiction is bad, but trust me, there are worse things to be addicted to:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Vampire books
  • Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Unicycle riding
  • Watching 'The Bachelor'
In spite of my addition (or despite - not sure), I have developed some real angst towards some of the oddities facebook has to offer. Allow me to provide you with some examples :

1. "I bet Utah can get 1,000,000 fans before BYU can" and "I bet BYU can get 1,000,000 fans before BYU".

Who cares?! What - are we going to all get together and have a massive celebration when Utah wins? And what kind of prize do we win? Where would we even fit a million people to have the celebration? Or do we all just get online at the same time and bang pots and pans together? If we get to a million before BYU, does that mean that the last football game didn't count? And what point are we trying to prove? This is the most pointless, lamest contest I have ever seen.

Of course, I joined the cause for the Utes.

2. People complaining about changes in the facebook format.

There are actual groups.. "1,000,000 strong to get facebook to go back to the old format".

Wow, little things in life REALLY bother you, don't they? Oh no... you mean you actually have to move your mouse around to NEW PLACES!? You mean, you can't believe that a website is actually CHANGEABLE?! That something based on technology might actually try something new? What is this world coming to?

People seriously get so angry about this. I think that since I have been a member of facebook, they have changed their format 3 times now, and every time there is a huge outcry for a couple months and these pathetic groups start popping up. I want to start a group: "Face it people, facebook changes because it is a website and your whining is getting old!"

I bet these same people threw a little fit when they painted the lines differently at their company parking lot. Or when the grocery store got those self checkout lanes. Or when they stopped selling stupid pills for stupid people at the stupid store.

3. "Suggestions"

So, Mr. Facebook... sir. You suggest I speak with my own brother that I just saw an hour ago? That we need to "reconnect". You think you know me so well, don't you? You think I should become a fan of "Max Hall was right" or "I just want a lock of Neil Diamond's hair" (In this case, very true)? What on earth compels you to suggest I might want to join a fan group of Billy Bob Thornton?

Well look here facebook. I have a suggestion for you: You can take your suggested suggestions and shove them where the suggestions don't suggest no more.

4. People that consistently "blog" about "facebook".

Who are these morons? Don't they have anything better to do with their time?


- Now if you will excuse me, I need to get back to my vampire book. -


The Yospe's said...

did you mean to say addition? Or addiction?

Traci said...

Just today alone several of my "friends" have joined a group that is something to the effect of "We will not pay $3.99 a month to use facebookk in july" Don't think that the typo is mine- it's not. It's part of the title of the group. At least spell check before starting a group. Jeez.

Cheeseboy said...

Traci - I have seen that rumor going around. It's not going to happen. Facebook would die the day that happened.

Tammy said...

I'm not sure if I should be honored or offended that you included me in your post today. Some of us just don't deal well with change and I am one of those who complains every time they change their format!!! Not only that but you are right that I would throw a little fit if lines were painted differently. I do throw a fit in my head every time I go to a store and use my credit card but never know when I'm supposed to swipe it because some stores want it before, some during, and some after my purchase. I always go to the same gas station because I already know how to use the pump and I don't have to stand around for two seconds trying to figure out the next step. I hate when things change!!!

Cheeseboy said...

Someone just called be "facist" on facebook.

Sorry Tammy. I wasn't even referring to you at all. I didn't even know you were bugged by the facebook changes.

You know, you change your blog background at least once a month. Maybe I should start a new facebook group...

Lori said...

Facebook? What the heck is that?

Tammy said...

Okay so to clarify, I like some changes often and others never. I can't stand to see my same blog background all the time and I can't stand to have things in my house in the same place for too long but I just realized what it is! It's things that I AM NOT in control of. That's what I resist! If I'm changing FB I would be fine with it. But I'm not!