It’s almost impossible to think of a day when Facebook won’t be part of our lives. And yet, like everything else, it probably has a life span and eventually will reach an end, a day when it’s no longer current, or interesting or useful. Or it’s too abusive. And something else will take its place. That’s the way of the world. The clock is ticking, the countdown is underway. I’m sure of it.
There are a few things that piss me off about Facebook in its current version. I say “current” because Facebook is always changing and not necessarily for the better. I’m irritated with Facebook and maybe you are, too. So here are some reasons that Facebook could reach end of life sooner, rather than later.
Stop curating my content
Why does Facebook (and Google, and every other damn social outlet) think that it needs to tell us what we want to see? This idea of determining what appears on our newsfeed based on whether we comment on it or respond with more than a “like” is ridiculous. There are many, many times I read something and don’t feel compelled to comment or react. Or don’t have time. STOP CURATING MY CONTENT! We are all able to decide what we want to read and what we want to scroll past. We don’t need your help.
And Facebook Memories. I do not want to be caught unawares every day with photos of my dead dog. NO! And no way to turn it off. You don’t need to remind me. I have enough reminders of my own. Stop it. Allow us to turn those Memories off. Oh I hate you for this.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
Facebook is always messing with groups, with Messenger, with the newsfeed, with business pages. STOP ALREADY. Just STOP. I know engineers can’t resist tinkering, but what is a GREAT idea to an engineer is usually a really stupid and impractical idea for users. Messenger became so irritating I deleted it from my phone long ago.
If it IS broke, fix it. And fast.
Is there really no way to notice when things are broken–like previews don’t work or images don’t post or anything else–and fix it right away? Can you spend a little time on THAT, rather than fixing what ain’t broke?
You screwed up with the Russian thing
Oh, darlins, you did screw up. You were ripe for the picking. Or rather, you made US ripe for the picking. And then you played dumb. Don’t insult our intelligence. Or maybe you really ARE that stupid.
You don’t need to share my info.
Seriously? You didn’t think there was something wrong with this? Arrogance.
Mark, your arrogance is already old.
I get that you were barely wet behind the ears when you got fame and fortune with the idea you probably really did steal from someone else in your first act of arrogance and poor ethics. You’ve now passed your Peter Principle, meaning you have reached your level of incompetence and it’s time for someone else to take over. You are no Steve Jobs.
Sheryl, your so-called PR shenanigans show you are also arrogant.
Why don’t you “lean in” to some ethics for a change? Investigating Soros because he criticized you shows your priorities are completely screwed up. The clock’s ticking and you may well be out this year. And you deserve to be out. But then, so does Mark.
Use some of your funds to staff a full-out watchdog effort
for hate speech and nefarious interference. It’s inexplicable that you would spend so much time making “improvements” users don’t want and so little making sure our privacy is protected and that do-badders don’t hijack the newsfeed for nefarious purposes.
Is this so hard? I don’t think it is. So wake the hell up!
It’s becoming easier than ever to be irritated with Facebook. I’d love your thoughts in the Comments.