Monday, November 2, 2009

Facebook is THAT friend

I noticed recently that Facebook has become the instigator of drama by sending notifications to my friends that I would not normally send. Not because I don't like to start drama just because I am simply too lazy to do it myself. I don't know about you but I kind of like this new feature of Facebook. It allows me to piss of my friends and requires very little effort on my part.

For example when Facebook informed me that my friends think Tiffany is funnier than I am. That is basically insulting to both of us seeing as she has a serious blog and I have a humor blog. Or do I?

Even when I was simply bored and playing an innocent game of bejeweled blitz Facebook felt compelled to let Melissa know that I had just whooped her butt. Even though I think that the real message was simply, “Melissa has more of a LIFE than I do”.

I think I could do without the “You're a crap bag friend” feature. You know the one that nags you to reconnect with someone by writing on their wall. And it's even worse when it's my daughter who they are telling me to reconnect with. Like I'm a douche bag father. Hey, I gave her lunch money that should be worth more than writing on her wall. “Sorry kid, I can't go to the mall with you, Facebook thinks it would be better bonding time for me to write on your wall.” Great, Now I'm getting parenting advice from a social networking site.

So, Facebook has become that friend who likes to talk shit about you behind your back. Spreading rumors and gossip, trying to start drama and ruin friendships and trying to have your kids taken away for neglect. And, much like that instigating friend, the facts don't really matter it's the drama that counts.


Brian O'Mara-Croft said...

You are so right about Facebook. Plus, you can't even check for messages without being invited to a half-million things that would never, under any circumstances, have any appeal. Like when your kid mass-messages things like, "Rate how sexy I am"...pass.


P.S. Great chatting with you on BC.

Ekim said...

You're right Brian. Plus, I think there's laws against that.

Unless you live in Utah.

Tiffany said...

You know, I was going to agree with you, but Facebook told me this morning that you think you're a better dancer than I am, and now I'm kind of pissed off and I'm not going to agree with you about anything.

I will say, though, that this latest phenomenon is not quite as bad as when Friend Facts kept asking me whether I thought my nephew was sexy or my sister-in-law had had phone sex. I had to get counseling to deal with that experience, and I still have the occasional flashback.

Laura said...

Loved your post about Facebook. I used to enjoy Facbook quite a bit; for the simple fact it was an easy way to stay in touch with family and friends far away. Now, I have become annoyed with people, even friends who I had a great deal of respect for BEFORE facebook came out. I am annoyed with rediculous "status" updates; the drama oriented kind, the ones that simply broadcase and publicize drama, or even specifically "call out" another individual". I've even become annoyed with some photos people have posted. There are just some pictures that shouldn't be shown to the world.

Thanks for sharing :)

Ekim said...

It's kinda creepy that Facebook knows how I dance.