I wrote a while back about my Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook, and everything I said there still stands. This is just a continuation.
*Newsfeed Comments – Now that Facebook allows you to comment on any and everything, people really don’t know how to act. Etiquette don went out the window, like Lil Kim’s draws would (if she wore some. But alas…). There have been many times I see someone change their relationship status from “In a relationship” to “Single” and some fool comes on the status to say “WHHHAAATTT??? That fool aint sh*t! What he do?? Call me gurl” or the “AAAWWWW boo you aight? You want me to come over while you cry all night in your muu-muu??” The opposite is someone who gets in a relationship and they get like 10 comments saying “Finally!!!” or “Damn, she got you, huh”. Everytime I see this, my eye twitches. No…just NO!
Then again, I place some blame on the people who make sure to keep the entire Facebook abreast of any fights them and their boo have, or their lack of a boo.
*Conceited and reasonless people – I plagiarize myself in an old blog post where I said: “So Facebook is FULL of people kissing their own asses, and its getting ridiculous. COUNTLESS people got the “I’m conceited and I got a reason album”. Some call it the “Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me” or any variation of the two. Honestly, NO. You may be conceited, but I don’t see too many reasons why. And no, you dont “know that I C it.”
CLEARLY, sales of chapstick have gone up since people KEEP their lips on their own asses. It’s cool to have an album dedicated to yourself, but to put a description about how hot you are under EVERY picture is a bit much. If you gotta TELL us you’re hot before we realize it then maybe, you’re actually quite tepid. People, we must get over ourselves, like YESTERDAY!!
*Facebook is Orwelian – I won’t go into crazy details but as you well know, Facebook has changed their Terms of Service to say that they can use your content as they wish even after you leave the service. Markie Mark Zuckerberg is tweaking on this one, and I stood by that blue-eyed cherub looking fella for a lot of changes he made on Facebook, but this one? iCant. The ‘Book needs to change that quick, fast and in a hurry because now how am I supposed to live down the times I had the dooky braids and the centipede eyebrows from 6th grade if a copy of it will be infinitely floating in some remote server somewhere? I built my fabulous fashionista rep all these years and they tryna bring me down! Oh the horror!! *wilhelm scream* Ye ain’t gon get me, Facebook!!!
AND, if they own the content on there, I may stop having my blog posts automatically fed into Facebook. The only people that own my IG is myself and God himself!
God: “umm… that IG is ALL urs. I tried to give you sense but you declined.”
Me: “Shoot! You know I got itis after having a big bowl of rice and I had missed the Sense Queue by the time I woke up! *sigh*”
But really though, this is just another thing to further remind people that no matter how tight your privacy settings are on Facebook, the entire web is a public domain. The fools who are beer bonging in their dorm room (while underage to boot), or smoking on hay in the middle of the barn need NOT upload those pictures or write a note detailing how awesome it was. Let your memories speak for you.
P.S. Interestingly enough, Facebook’s deactivation page now says: “Are you deactivating because you are concerned about Facebook’s Terms of Service? This was a mistake that we have now corrected. You own the information you put on Facebook and you control what happens to it. We are sorry for the confusion. – The Facebook Team”
So… couple of questions, oh awesome reader(s) of mine.
1. What irks your nerves about people on Facebook?
2. How will Facebook’s Big Brother-ness affect how you use the site?
Dopeness. The people spoke, and they had to listen.