10 Worst Things about Facebook [Part 2]

Welcome to part 2 of the 10 worst things about Facebook that you should keep an eye out for (read part 1):

1. Want to be friends?

Maybe we can handle a few companies asking us to be “friends” on Facebook, but it never ends there! You go into you Facebook account and find friend requests from companies you have never bought from, or even worse, you have never heard of!

2. Hackers alert!

Don’t you just hate it when you get those messages from your Facebook friends that their account has been hacked and they have a new one you should follow them on? I mean I really don’t know which accounts are real and which are fake any more!

Hacking Facebook is easy!

Hacking Facebook accounts is easy!

3. Never ending quizzes:

Every day, one of your friends decides to take a quiz and almost always in involves you. But the problem is, although they are annoying, they are addictive too and a great way to waste time!

4. Give me more:

Many of Facebook users actually bloat about the number of their followers thus they end up adding people they don’t like or can’t stand just to show the world how popular they are!

5. Enough with the “Likes”!

I can understand why people would like a status update about how happy someone is, but what I hate about Facebook is people “liking” a status update that begins with “RIP”. Really?

What if I dislike?

What if I dislike?

6. What’s your status?

One of the most annoying this about Facebook is that you need to explain to people why your status changed from “single” to “in a relationship” or “it’s complicated”!

7. Cartoon tagging sucks:

What I don’t get is why people think it’s fun to tag you in useless cartoon spreads along with 50 others. That by itself is annoying and then comes the notification of each comment from every one tagged in the same cartoon spread!

Cartoon tagging is simply annoying!

Cartoon tagging is simply annoying!

8. Another poke? Really?

It’s not that they are annoying per se, but they kind of indicate the amount of free time you have on your hands and how bored you really are!

9. Life, documented:

In case you still don’t realize it, your life is constantly documented on Facebook: everything you did with a friend, partner, or a family member and you shared on Facebook will be always there for others to see, if not on your profile page, then through tags and shares on your Friend’s pages!

10. Desperate, are we?

What sucks most about Facebook Is that it could work as a suck-o-meter for everyone who is trying to be cool. Who wants their desperate attempts to get hooked marked on Facebook through revealing profile pictures and frantic status updates about love and finding “the one”?

Hope you enjoyed part 2 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 :)

Comments and Reactions

  • Jmgray32

    What cracks me up are all the FB ads in the sidebar of this post. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn you are monitoring how much this circulates on FB — what good web marketing consultant wouldn’t? Look, I’m glad you left FB if it wasn’t working for you. But the shrill FB bashing is less insightful about FB than your vapid use of the service. Yes, beware what you post there…or ANYWHERE on the Internet. By all means, learn to turn off functions you don’t want or otherwise customize the service. This article and the one before it seem to participate in a Twitter vs. FB meme that is as pointless as the popularity contests you assume only happen on FB. Twitter vs. FB makes as much sense as Tea Party vs. GOP!

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

     Thank you for the reply.

    Here’s the thing though: I don’t hate Facebook and I do understand it’s value both for business and on a personal level. Actually, I reactivated my account a few days ago!

    However, one must put down the pros and cons and that is all that I am doing. I do the same for Twitter and every other social media platform I try out.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if I see these two posts as being really accurate descriptions of “bad” things about Facebook.  
    It seems more to me that you put your “pet peeves” about Facebook up instead of things that are truly flawed.  I would have rather like to read something that took a more nuanced approach to Facebook.  

    I don’t understand why we complain about Facebook using ads–they have to have some sort of business model.  Do you think it would be better for them to have an IPO where the highest bidder gets to decide what is done with Facebook?  Or maybe, we should pay for a membership with FB.  You and I both know that either of those options won’t work. If you’re that peeved about ads and advertisers, then install an extension to your internet browser to block them.  

    Also, I don’t know if this post appeals to a wide audience–is everyone really struggling with getting tagged in cartoon pics, not getting invited to events or seeing “never ending quizzes?”  

    There are options that don’t require a lot of computer savvy to ignore the “bad” parts of Facebook. 

    Can we get a post that addresses real flaws please?

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Hey… It is kind of an “offbeat” post. If you go through our website, you will see different serious posts that actually analyze Facebook (and other social media channels) from different stand points and with regard to time, parenting, children, business and so on.

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