Sunday, April 10, 2011
Facebook is dumb...
Yes, I know I have probably insulted half of you, but come on! And Yes, I know that I am a social media guru for authors, but come on!
My latest trip to Weirdo-land, I mean my Facebook page, there was a new window on the right hand side that said something like, "These are people your friends are following."
Now on EVERY other social media platform you simply click to add that person. It is how you grow.
And in this circumstance, the person happened to be a sister-in-law of a friend. Do I know her personally. Sort of. Can I recite her social security number? No.
I mean, if you told her who I was, she would be like "Oh, ya, her."
But when I click on the 'friend' button a huge window pops up BORDERED IN RED, that says, unless I know this member PERSONALLY (their caps, not mine), my attempt to friend her will be considered SPAM and I could be suspended.
Um... dude... Facebook is the one that suggested I should follow her! Seriously. Make up your mind.
Are you the social media platform that is so obsessed with making money that you will sell every scrap of my personal information to the highest bidder or are you the platform that will ex-communicate me for daring to reach out to the sister-in-law of a friend.
So, I am sorry if I have offended any FB fans, but really... #ComeOn
P.S. When I went to find a graphic for this post, I typed in 'dumb Facebook' and wouldn't you know I had hundreds of pics to choose from. #guessIamnottheonlyone