I have recently deactivated my Facebook account and, frankly, I feel a relief I never experienced since I set up my Facebook account sometime back in 2007.
Therefore, I will be sharing with you the 10 worst things about Facebook that you should keep an eye out for:
1. Where is our money?
As you know, Facebook has around 500 millions users and is valued at 65 billion dollars – which means that each of our memberships has added $130 to Zuckerberg’s bank account. What do we get in return? A big fat nothing!
2. Who remembers us, really?
Every birthday, you get loads and loads of short Facebook messages on your wall wishing you a happy birthday. You do realize that the only reason why most of them “remember” is Facebook’s notifications. Don’t you?
3. Replies galore:
Whenever you post anything on your wall, people jump right in offering advice, making judgments and acting like they know better. Your one sentence status update is followed by manifestos of related and unrelated comments which usually drive you insane!
4. Looking for me?
If you don’t know this by now, it’s time that you do: No matter what your privacy setting are, any pervert, weirdo or creep can be looking at your profile picture right now!
5. When did that happen?
Sometimes, when you have nothing to do, you go to your friend’s profiles and check out their pictures – weird but kind of alright. However, what is even weirder is your friends inviting you to view albums of events that you weren’t even invited to!
6. What is your profile picture?
Whether it is a male or a female, I don’t really get the obsession with profile pictures and the never ending struggle to find the perfect one!
7. Advertisers matter more than us!
Did you ever notice how Facebook’s business model is designed in a way that depends on sucking away out every last bit of privacy to benefit advertisers?
8. No more redesigns please:
Once you get the hang of your new Facebook profile and design, they go and change it once again. However, no real improvements are ever made!
9. Looking for a few friend?
Did you ever notice how almost all your “friend suggestions” are never really people whom you know, ever met or would like to meet?
10. What if I “dislike”?
One thing that truly annoys me about Facebook is its “Like” button! What if I don’t like, why can’t there be a “dislike” button?
That’s it for part 1 of this series.
Looking forward to any additions that you may want to add about the things you hate about Facebook in the comments section below :)