Here are some of my thoughts after recently reintegrating Facebook into my social media milieu, which I did reluctantly to stay connected to a small number of people…
- It’s stupider than ever.
- People upload posters of words instead of just typing those words.
- People “like” and comment on the shallowest things and ignore anything genuinely important. Truly creative efforts go unnoticed, or worse, garner a “WTH???” moniker.
- The first time I tried Facebook, I added friends because I thought they could offer insight into my past, but now I see that 99% of those from my past are empty, vacuous, self-involved turds.
- More than a significant fraction of Facebookers seem to feel the need to make their profile pictures of their children, grandchildren, or pets, essentially eliminating the purpose of the profile picture.
- Along those same lines, if you keep everything a secret on your Facebook page because you are afraid of the “weirdoes” of the world, you are ironically keeping real friends away and inviting the very weirdoes you despise.
- If, at any time, you were my Facebook friend, and are not now, it is because interacting with you was fundamentally flawed in some way: we were not really friends, you offer nothing of substance, and you are boring beyond belief. If this insults you, you are right to be insulted. But it’s not untrue.
- So what if I went to your school or college, or I like your sports team, operating system, politics, or cameras? That isn’t the basis of a friendship.
- People seldom give you any genuine compliments, but seize upon any mistake you make like a pack of wild, starving dogs.
- Even the “stalking your ex” thing is played out for me, since I have no ill will toward anyone I ever loved, thanks to the love+∞ situation I have with my wife Abby.
- I am frustrated when I post a link to something on my blog and people “like” or comment on the Facebook link, not the blog itself. Seriously, comment on the blog, you lazy troglodytes.
- Tons of people say they will “like” our fan page, but for some reason they do not. Someone even told me one time, “Even if I don’t ‘like’ your page, I like you.” Just “like” the damned thing, please.