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Seriously, Facebook, MYOFuckingB

Seriously, Facebook, MYOFuckingB

Guess what, Facebook: when I want people to know it’s my birthday, I will post pictures of myself as a toddler a few days beforehand on my blog — you know, the one that is read by like a thousand people, most of whom don’t know me in real life, mmkay?

The reason I do it that way is because I don’t need everybody in the world who actually has my telephone number calling me on the telephone to wish me a happy birthday. I would rather not have to field phone calls all morning from people who would have otherwise forgotten that it’s my birthday because we are not really that great of friends.

What gives, Facebook?! I’ve seen your creator. He’s a bigger dweeb than I am. I cannot imagine he wants people who aren’t really his close friends calling him all day on his birthday. Wait.

I’m not a Facebook kind of person. You never convinced me to figure out your idiotic overly complicated interface that doesn’t make sense to people with less than ten minutes of time to kill trying to figure it out. And besides, you know as well as I do that I can’t sign off on yet another media that popularizes the institutionalization of Friends Who Aren’t Really Your Friends. I was already in a sorority and now I’m a mommyblogger — throwing in Facebook Friends in earnest is just too damn much to ask of my already overtaxed bullshit fake nice resources.

Let’s just say there’s a reason you’re the PC of social media outlets. Look, Evan Williams is not going to beat Samuel L. Jackson in a cool-off any time soon, but line him up next to Mark Zuckerberg and I think you’ll catch my drift.

Sure, just like with Apple, Twitter sometimes gets shoved a little too far up its own ass with the “who to follow aka people you’d be following already if you didn’t despise them” and “power users aka people you already know and hate,” but at least they are straightforward with their nomenclature — they don’t fuck around, they just straight up call them followers and we all bought it hook line and sinker. You know why? Because that’s what we ARE!

So cool it with privacy violations, the stupid mafia and farm games, the annoying interfaces, the I’m-not-allowed-to-block-you-Mark-Zuckerberg-haha-so-cute-because-he’s-the-CEO-get-it-haha-not-cute-dorkoff-CEOs-are-not-ever-cute-they-are-either-dorky-or-scary-and-you’re-starting-to-get-scary, and all that jazz. Maybe you’re too young to get it, I don’t know? But at some point you’re going to wake up, dude, and you’re going to think, what the hell was I thinking?

At least I hope so.

Now get off my lawn.

Comments (67)

  1. LY
    Aug 26, 2010

    Anna, why didn’t you just not list your birthday on your FB page? Then it wouldn’t show up on your “friends'” feeds.

  2. Aug 26, 2010

    You do realize publishing your birth date is optional, right?

    And many more happy days to you, Anna.

  3. Aug 26, 2010

    If you ever see my birth date listed on my Facebook page, you will know I have been hacked. Because I don’t give that out.

    But Facebook IS good for seeing who from high school is fat and what the wives of old boyfriends look like. You can’t get that from Twitter.

    Aside from that, though, I totally agree. I do it because I have to, but I still hate it.

  4. Aug 26, 2010

    There is my birthday wish to you happily displayed above. I didn’t know calling you was an option. As facebook security features continue to drop I might be able to send a singing clown to your front door next year. Kidding..

  5. Aug 26, 2010

    Yup. Definitely optional.

    Hope you had a great one!

  6. Kiraa
    Aug 26, 2010

    Oh Anna, I love you but you’re so wrong about Facebook. You have every option to not share your birthday and you didn’t exercise it. Whose fault is this REALLY? 😛

  7. Aug 26, 2010

    Happy birthday!

  8. Aug 26, 2010

    I don’t like all the fake happy birthday messages, regardless of whether they’re followed up with phone calls, so I didn’t list my birthday.

  9. Aug 26, 2010

    Yes, but. Yes Mark Z is a total schmuck. But I see people interacting on Facebook in a more personal way than they do on Twitter. It’s pretty cool.

    If “personal” isn’t really part of your strategy, well ok.

    I hate the privacy issues too. I told Kerry — I think on her blog — that one time I Iogged in and FB asked if I wanted to join a group relating to the town where I was born in Iowa. It creeped me out because that town is not in my FB info! What algorithms are at work figuring out where you were born?

    (wearing new contacts please forgive typos)

  10. Aug 26, 2010

    If facebook didn’t send me a good portion of blog readers from people I actually care about, I’d delete it in a heartbeat. I’m picky about who I add, but oddly enough, would prefer to add an Internet stranger I’ve never met, than that kid I went to highschool with who was an arse.

    But then, you can’t find anything on my FB profile that you can’t find on my blog anyway. So it’s more a networking tool for me, than connecting with people.

  11. Aug 26, 2010

    I read your Almost 37 post right before this, and opened it to leave a comment saying “Happy Birthday whenever that might be!” But then I saw something shiny and kept reading the feed reader rather than commenting. And then I saw this. So now I’m going to slowly back away and whisper “Happy Birthday”.

  12. Aug 26, 2010

    Anna,
    By now you know, it’s optional to add your birthday. I have three blogging people on my facebook. Everyone else is family and friends, including high school and college freinds. I only add people I genuinely like, because it’s personal there, so I don’t need people who don’t honestly like me on my friends list. That’s what reading my blog is for.

  13. Aug 26, 2010

    Because it’s all opt-out, opt-out, opt-out! You people are parroting back what The Man wants you to say, don’t you see?! I filled that damn thing out like four years ago when there were 3 members on Facebook and two of them were my cats. I didn’t know it meant everybody was going to get an email when I turned 37! I don’t like this culture of opt-out!

    How about FACEBOOK calls ME and ASKS me if I’d like them to email everyone I know? Then we wouldn’t have things like people dying and their spouses getting emails that it’s their dead wife’s birthday today, yay! Because, yes, that’s happened.

  14. Aug 26, 2010

    You guys, you guys, you guys. You are all just Zuckerberg’s puppets, aren’t you? You’ve all just accepted that this opt-out thing is totally acceptable? That you fill out something about your birthday because, hell, why not, should mean SURE do whatever you want, whenever you want, and then the burden falls on me to think of anything they might want to do with it, ahead of time, and anticipate that, and therefore walk around being suspicious of them, constantly? You want me to view Facebook, then, like I view the mommyblogosphere, is that what you are saying?

  15. Aug 26, 2010

    The reason that I have my birthday on there is because it never occurred to me to not have it on there, and I’ve never spent the time to figure out how the stupid thing works, so you know, then all of a sudden it’s my birthday and it’s CRAZY TIME. I just don’t get Facebook. I don’t like it. It’s bad news. That Zuckerberg is shifty.

  16. Aug 26, 2010

    LOL! See what I’m saying . . . it’s crazy. We’re going to have to start opting out of singing clowns.

  17. Aug 26, 2010

    Grumble. Friend request confirmed. Grumble.

  18. Aug 26, 2010

    Opt-out! Opt-OUT.

  19. Aug 26, 2010

    Grumble.

  20. Aug 26, 2010

    So, you must have known it was coming! I didn’t, back when I originally did this. It happened last year, but I never changed anything. And now I probably won’t change anything and it will happen again next year and I will complain again. It will become a tradition.

  21. Aug 26, 2010

    GenY does not think about privacy the way that older generations does, is the theory. Or at least Zuckerberg doesn’t. He doesn’t think that it’s something that we should protect because he thinks it’s an illusion. But that’s because he’s 24, and a douchebag. So I don’t think we should give him any more power than he already has, frankly. I say we don’t put any more info into his walled garden than necessary.

  22. Aug 26, 2010

    I will add most people, provided I know them somehow or know they read my blog or whatever, or they send me a request with a note. Mostly everything on Facebook is on the blog, so it doesn’t matter. But when I get a request from somebody I cannot place that has no intro then I might ignore it just because I don’t know if those are real people and it takes too long to figure out. I spend zero time on Facebook so it’s not worth it to me.

  23. Aug 26, 2010

    Hah! Clever girl.

  24. Aug 26, 2010

    All of mine is the same, I cannot keep track of various levels of friendship or whatever. There’s one level of “public” with every social media, but of course Facebook has a higher percentage of people I went to school with, etc.

  25. Aug 26, 2010

    Wait, FB emailed people about your birthday? Are you sure? If so, that’s a new development (and really annoying). Traditionally they’ve just displayed it in people’s sidebar.

    P.S. Loved your free guide to ad services.

  26. Michelle
    Aug 26, 2010

    Facebook is annoying for a lot of reasons, but the idiots who won’t confine Birthday Wishes to one lousy thread because their wish is specialer and they thought of it all by themselves and no Facebook didn’t remind them are a problem distinct and separate from Facebook.

  27. LY
    Aug 26, 2010

    Anna, I believe I understand what you’re saying. I also I believe I am rather proficient in social media (and its rather hedonistic stratagems). You seem to cast us, your readers, into a “you people” category that underestimates our brain capacity and likens us to “Man”-supporters simply because we disagree with you, which I think is pretty unfortunate. I don’t think I’m a Zuck-pup(pet) for taking up the point that you can pretty easily delete your birthday from your page (and, thus, from your pseudo-friends’ feeds. You can also pretty easily delete your pseudo friends so that you only have “real” friends remaining. But maybe you’d have a problem with your actual friends wishing you a happy birthday, too?). Just as you chose to opt in to Facebook and become a member however long ago (I was on there back when it was only universities, too), you can now choose to manipulate the site as much or as little as you wish. Can it ever be as much as Zuckster is maniupulating its users? Unlikely. But still… if you choose to use the service, which you have (and I don’t really understand, with all your complaints and with the little amount of time you profess to spend on it, why you DO still have an account), then… it’s essentially what you signed up for. As with all interestingly complex things, websites evolve over time and expand their capabilities according to what users feed/fuel into it. There’s a reason (several, actually) that I deleted my MySpace and Friendster accounts. Simply put, they no longer suited me.

    It’s not that I don’t think Zuckster and Facebook have their flaws. I do. And serious ones at that. And I agree that younger generations have grown up desensitized to privacy. BUT… that being said… I think it’s important not to diminish/underestimate the power of the user.

    Anyway.

  28. Aug 26, 2010

    Well, first things first I’m pretty sure the birthday thing has been on your profile since the start. And if I’m not mistaken, that info was always available to others. If you’re that particular about your birthday, I’m surprised it didn’t occur to you to change that right away.

    But beyond that, what’s wrong with the “opt-out”? The Facebook folks have to make one of two assumptions:

    1) people will WANT their friends to know things like: their birthday
    2) people will NOT WANT their friends to know things like: their birthday

    They are going to make it easier or harder on one of these groups, and I’d guess the first group is probably the majority since it’s a SOCIAL network. Not a professional network. (Though it is sometimes used as a professional tool.)

    Facebook also has a vested interest in making certain features of their product highly visible (like the birthday function) because then people know what the product is capable of. And if they don’t like it, then they can opt-out. I actually think it’s more work the other way around (having to opt-in). Due to the way internet systems tend to change drastically over short periods of time, many people would miss a lot of things they might actually want. It’s an aggressive model that’s very smart for a product like Facebook.

    Also you keep saying it’s complicated to change your settings, but it’s not. In fact, it’s very simple.

  29. Aug 27, 2010

    Have you people not heard about the Inappropriately Critical? Sheesh. It’s curmudgeonly grumbling. It’s not serious. Settle down.

    I am so fanatical about keeping my birthday under the radar (and about The Man and his database) that I actually have a fake birthday that I’ve been using for years, when I have to sign up for sites that absolutely require it, so that my real birthday will never be listed. I’ve been doing it so long that I used it on AOL, when I was in my early 20s and looked 16, and therefore wanted to be older. So my fake birthday is actually a year older than my real birthdate (and also on a different month/day). Lately, now that I actually AM kind of old, I’m thinking of creating a new fake birthdate that makes me look younger (to go with the new fake weight that I got on my new driver’s license last winter). Because you’d have to threaten to burn my house down to get the real numbers out of me.

  30. Heather
    Aug 27, 2010

    Aww, we share similar feelings about Facebook AND an August 26 birthday.

    The problem with Facebook is that, while the privacy options are easy to update, they are changing constantly. I try to be really diligent about keeping as much of my information private as possible – especially what is available to “Friends of Friends” and “Everyone” – but Facebook changes their policies so frequently (adding new default settings for different things) that I have to check my privacy settings every week to see if I’m missing something new. It’s annoying, and if the majority of my family insist on using it as their first line of communication, I’d delete mine.

    I would like privacy on Facebook to be the DEFAULT position, too, but I guess people like us are in the minority – as it is a “social network” and the assumption is that you want to share this stuff.

  31. Heather
    Aug 27, 2010

    That was “if the majority of my family DIDN’T insist on using it as their first line of communication, I would delete mine.”

    😉

  32. Aug 27, 2010

    I actually find it kind of amusing and strangely touching that people to whom I haven’t spoken in twenty-some years wish me a happy birthday on Facebook. I am a total sucker, I realize.

    Facebook is maddening on a thousand different levels, but I find that it fulfills a very different social need/outlet than the one I get from blogging. Facebook feels less like a supportive little community — which is how my very small corner of the blogging world feels — and more like an ongoing family/high school/camp/ballet company/law school/etc reunion. I have some overlap between FB and blog, but not much, which for me makes them feel less redundant.

    I’m not on Twitter mostly because I worry that between that, Facebook and blogging I would have no time left for anything else. I see the value in Twitter (and sometimes lurk around on there to see what the daily scuttlebutt is in the blogging world at large), but I don’t think it would satisfy a sufficiently different outlet from the one that writing, reading and commenting on blogs provides me.

    Of course, I was resistant to Facebook for quite a while and clearly have succumbed in a big way to that one, so I am sure it’s just a matter of time before I’m tweeting my every thought and move.

    Also: happy birthday!

  33. Kader
    Aug 27, 2010

    Item 1: My birthday wishes were not hollow.
    Item 2: It was actually your status update on FB that clued me in to your birthday. I never pay attention to FB telling me whose birthday it is.
    Item 3: I feel semi-famous when I see my little photo (and that of my sweet sweet boy) in the screen shot at the top of this post. Merci.
    Item 4: For all of FB’s bad points, it was SO helpful to me to have it available during the long winter of newborn/swine flu pandemic/life in rural Vermont. There were many days when my only non-spousal, social contact was via FB.

  34. Aug 27, 2010

    Maybe they posted it? I don’t know. I’m not sure how it works. Maybe they just displayed it. I don’t use it enough to know, but I get the deluge on the birthday, so I’ve always assumed it must be an email thing.

    Glad you liked the guide!

  35. Aug 27, 2010

    Lesley, you’ve been reading me for a while — surely you understand the nature of the rants that I do. I’ve always hated facebook. I don’t get it, I don’t like the walled garden thing, I don’t like the constantly changing opt-in privacy settings. But when I make fun of the concept of the “facebook friend” I am satirizing that concept itself, not everyone with whom I am actually facebook friends!

  36. Aug 27, 2010

    The birthday has been on there from the start, that’s true. The birthday is just the symptom of the problem here, though. The birthday is the seed that inspired the post. I’m kind of tickled that people are so defensive about Facebook. I’ve lost two followers on this post so far. It’s kind of bizarre. It’s just a website, people.

  37. Aug 27, 2010

    Hey, wait. I just realized that we’re Facebook friends. This post is about me, isn’t it? You hate me, right? And this post is really about how you hate me and you think I’m fat, right?

    I totally take back my birthday wishes and I’m totally UNFOLLOWING you. I’m stomping off right now! Here I go! [stomp stomp stomp]

    (Well, except that I didn’t wish you a happy birthday, because I never remember to look at that birthday part of the screen. But still. Stomp stomp.)

  38. Aug 27, 2010

    Seriously, I understand if you’ve never read me before, but people really think I’m saying that if I’m friends with you on Facebook I don’t like you and you cannot possibly be my friend? I’m satirizing the concept of Facebook Friends here, people, because it’s funny. I think it’s funny. How many people can you really be friends with, really and truly be friends with in your day to day life? Because I cannot possibly be friends with that many people! That’s all I’m saying.

    It never occurred to me that a birthday is probably a good thing to hide because of identity theft etc. We just had a big check drawn on our account that was fraudulent, too, so perhaps I should be thinking about this stuff more carefully now.

  39. Laura
    Aug 27, 2010

    I set my profile to “don’t show my birthday in my profile”. It would feel weird to me to get those messages from people I’m not that close to/haven’t talked to since HS. I also always feel strange when seeing all the birthday messages to my ‘friends’. I feel kinda guilty if I don’t join in the birthday wishes….but I refrain from doing it unless I AM close to them.

  40. Aug 27, 2010

    Happy Birthday, and yes, you said it much better than I did! If you’re on Facebook every single day, then it’s fine. You know what all the changes are, etc. I don’t care about my friends knowing everything that’s in my profile. It’s the friends of friends thing that’s a little sketchy, and the fact that everything changes and that the assumption always is that you want to share MORE than you do. As I said, I cannot keep track of eighteen levels of identity or friendships, so I have everything the same on every social media outlet, I’m anna or abdpbt on everything. But with Facebook it’s more complicated because I *do* conceal my husband and my son, so I have to be more careful about the connections there. I cannot say to whom I am married because then everyone would know who my husband is, for example. And my husband has pictures of my son all over his page that show Mini with his face, etc., what he looks like now, so anybody who wanted to make that connection can. My husband is not likely to be as vigilant or up on that kind of stuff as I have to be.

    My main thing is just that people trust that it’s a benevolent thing and I don’t think we can trust that at all. At all.

  41. Aug 27, 2010

    I hate Facebook. I also hate myself for getting sucked into that damn movie trailer every time I see it.

    I’m enjoying all the Zuck variants in this thread. We need more.

  42. Aug 27, 2010

    Yes, it’s totally about you. Because if you’re my friend on facebook, it means that I don’t like you. That’s how I decide who to confirm and who not to confirm. It’s very complicated, but it’s a system that has worked really well for me, as you can see.

  43. Aug 27, 2010

    Yes, but may I ask you what kind of computer you use? Because I am developing a theory. 🙂

  44. Aug 27, 2010

    I can see what you’re saying re #4, but that could be really any social media. I don’t have a problem with the concept of social media (obviously), I just hate Facebook.

  45. Aug 27, 2010

    What I wonder is, if you’re on Facebook all the time, do you go to that screen and just go around wishing people happy birthday every single day? Because if you have a ton of Facebook Friends, that could easily take up half your morning.

  46. Aug 27, 2010

    List idea! I’m totally going to see the movie, though.

  47. Laura
    Aug 27, 2010

    No, it shows the day’s birthdays up on the top right of your screen under events. I never look there…

  48. Aug 27, 2010

    PC. For some reason, I imagine this comes as no surprise.

    I’d love to be a Mac person, but my workplace’s remote-login system is incompatible with Macs.

  49. Kader
    Aug 27, 2010

    May I posit a theory about your reaction to FB? Yes? Good. Now, perhaps this is just my projection of my own feelings on to you. If so, then just let these thoughts stand as my own.
    I think that what really irks you about the FB birthday wishes is that there’s an emptiness to all of this. In my mind, at least, blog comments, tweets, and FB birthday greetings all fall within the same category. They are thoughts from people, most of whom you don’t know (well) IRL, commenting on your life. It’s seductive at first–the idea of having so many new friends/acquaintances. But, after a while, it creates a feeling of loneliness. These people DON’T KNOW ME. And, even if they have met me, they don’t know me.
    In other words, I think the FB birthday greetings are just a microcosm of the bigger problem with social media in general.
    Wait, was this really obvious to everyone but me long ago? Sorry. I’m just new to the scene.

  50. Tim
    Aug 27, 2010

    Ahh, yet another spoiled American ranting about one of our 21st century “problems.”

    Anna, think for a second. No, seriously, take your hands off the keyboard and think. How many ways could you have avoided this stupid non-problem you have on your hands? I can think of several:

    (1) Don’t friend people who aren’t your friends. I realize that would probably go against your efforts to become an Internet celebrity, and thereby make money, but we can’t always have our cake and eat it too. Because you’re a blogger (desperately) trying to drum up followers, you may have to make the very great sacrifice of receiving birthday wishes from mere acquaintances on FB. Oh, the horror. I don’t know how you do it.
    (2) Don’t reveal your birthday on FB. As others pointed out, you can easily hide this information, and you would have known to hide it since it was publicly displayed on your profile since day one.
    (3) Get rid of FB. Again, I realize this would undermine your efforts to become a popular blogger, but the path to success requires sacrifice. You should at least count your blessings. While others must cope with bosses, cubicles, and HR departments, you only have to suffer through some unwanted birthday wishes.
    (4) Get over it. This is my personal favorite. I know it’s hard to not bitch and moan about the tiny smudge on the silver platter used to bring you a gourmet breakfast in bed, but reach down deep. You may find it within yourself to write about one of life’s real problems, like—I don’t know—the whiny, self-indulgent populace of modern America.

  51. Aug 27, 2010

    Let’s see . . . I’m thinking aspiring “pre-law” or *maybe* third or fourth tier one-L. Kerry?

  52. Aug 27, 2010

    I can’t even guess. I’m too paralyzed by the irony.

  53. Tim
    Aug 27, 2010

    You know what’s worse than an ‘aspiring “pre-law” or *maybe* third or fourth tier one-L’ (neither of which I am) leaving less-than-complimentary remarks on someone’s blog? A PhD resorting to mere ad hominem attacks in a public dialogue she started.

  54. Aug 27, 2010

    I haven’t even thought of that issue.

  55. Aug 27, 2010

    Well, that doesn’t count. It only counts if you choose, willingly, to use a PC when you could easily go buy a Mac and you are not limited by your job. So that’s a null case.

  56. Aug 27, 2010

    Well, it’s a given that the birthday wishes are hollow. But I thought we were all kind of operating under that theory. I mean, it’s not that people don’t mean it when they say, “Happy Birthday,” it’s just, what the hell does that mean? Who does that serve? I think, from this post, we can see that perhaps it’s serving the people who say it more than the person to whom it’s said, because it’s not that I don’t like hearing it, but it’s like people want to lynch me for making jokes about it, like how dare I, like I’m so ungrateful for all the effort that went into them saying Happy Birthday to me, and I was just making a joke.

    But the Happy Birthday thing is really just the thing that reminds me each year that I don’t like Facebook. And I know that there are people who LOVE Facebook, and I want to understand why because I mean it must be great if so many people love it, right? But fourteen bazillion years later and I still don’t get it.

    And now, I’m NOT taking my birthday off. Just to stick it to everyone. And next year I’m going to see what happens.

  57. Aug 27, 2010

    Tim, why don’t you show me on the doll where the bad man touched you.

  58. Heather
    Aug 27, 2010

    Happy belated birthday to you, as well!

    >>My main thing is just that people trust that it’s a benevolent thing and I don’t think we can trust that at all. At all.

    This I agree with wholeheartedly. I felt exposed when I began thinking of all the information someone could find just by googling my name and began setting social profiles to private. My concern was identity theft or potential employers looking me up. I’d like to be in control of my personal “brand” or identity and what information strangers are/are not able to access about me online. Google is determined to make that impossible, but I’m trying.

    I do still use my full name on Twitter, but I went back through my hundreds of tweets to remove the names of my husband, daughter, and my location. I can still find those deleted tweets on other websites that have mined them, though. Nothing EVER disappears. People don’t seem to really think about that – especially younger people.

    I can imagine it is far more unnerving for you, with this very public blog, trying to preserve the privacy of your husband and son. These are very strange times we live in.

  59. Aug 27, 2010

    OK, so I skimmed over the comments like most people probably skim over the 8 bajillion levels of privacy you can opt out or opt in for on TimeSuck.

    I just wanted to say Happy Birthday Anna! Hope you had a great summer. And I hope that not TOO many freaks are trying to drill your Facebook page.

  60. k
    Aug 27, 2010

    So I guess we finally found a context in which rape jokes are actually funny: when they’re directed toward men.

    Good to know.

  61. Michelle
    Aug 27, 2010

    Does that mean I win the curmudgeon-off?

  62. Aug 27, 2010

    Pretty much. Congratulations. Grumble.

  63. Aug 28, 2010

    I don’t put anything on facebook I wouldn’t yell through a megaphone to a crowded stadium. Yes, I would yell “I’m in a Wilson Pickett mood.”

    You wrote above: “You want me to view Facebook, then, like I view the mommyblogosphere, is that what you are saying?”

  64. Aug 28, 2010

    Hey where’d my “cracking up” text go that I put right after “you wrote above…” in the previous reply? I put it in angle brackets — guess that’s not legal.

  65. Aug 28, 2010

    I like the birthday reminder thing. There’s only a few people I remember to send birthday wishes to each year. Now I can wish more people happy birthday without having to keep track and that seems nice. I guess it is kind of shallow in a way but since moving to CA from NY and getting used to all of the smiling and greeting and hugging I just figured this is one of those cheery things.

    Mark Zuckerberg is still a schmuck.

  66. Aug 31, 2010

    Facebook frustrates me often. Ugh. It’s not just privacy but a lot more. The other day facebook suggested I become friends with a person who died months ago. Seriously. And the weird zombie social media using friends I have who feel the need to post every picture taken and tag everyone in it. Even if it’s me scratching my ass cuz I didn’t know the camera was pointed in my direction. Is that really being a “friend?” I think about quiting. And then I realize I am a zombie too.

    And? Irony is just lost on some people. But whatevs. I thought it was funny.

  67. Sep 7, 2010

    I just went through my own FB bday and lord have mercy… the time I had to spend thanking people I have seen or really talked to for years for the birthday wishes was crazy. Time for me to jump through the hoops to opt-out of this crap.

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