I gave in. I don’t usually receive email notifications for fb, but apparently they decided after a few weeks of inactivity that I needed to be notified of said inactivity. It seems I was missing out on some very important things – like my friends playing various games or sending me “hug” requests. Anyway, I had a few friend requests, 22 notifications, and a message. The message is why I checked it out; it’s the only way I have of keeping up with most of my pals. While the message turned out to be of some import, only 2 of the 22 status notifications were of any value to me. Glad to see I haven’t missed too much.
I’m pretty sure fb’s mission statement is to take over the world. I’m resisting. I don’t like Starbucks, and I don’t like facebook. I couldn’t believe when I got an email from them saying that I had been (gasp!) inactive for several days and that I had been missing some very important things. This convinces me more than ever to avoid facebook as much as possible.
I’m really looking forward to completing this goal. REALLY looking forward to it.
Lately, everytime I’ve been on FB, I just wind up getting really annoyed. Maybe I’m not as social a person as I thought I was. Or maybe I prefer to not know every single mundane detail about anyone else’s life. I’d rather be living my own.
So this goal shouldn’t be too tough to complete. I generally log on sporadically: I’ll skip a few days, but then when I do sign on I’ll check it all day long, whenever I’m bored. And that’s really freaking lame. Ever since FB started tracking everyone’s movements, I’ve become increasingly annoyed with the site. I’ve contemplated closing my account altogether, but as I do not have a cell phone currently (Yeah, that was another goal of mine!), FB is really the easiest and only way for me to keep in touch with friends from college and high school. So, I’ll keep it around for now, but I definitely have zero interest in reading everyone’s lame status updates.
At times I’ve pondered whether or not I’m just in a lousy mood when I get annoyed by it, but, no, I don’t think so. I think all the lame “updates” are just truly obnoxious and a waste of my time to read. I’m really looking forward to completing this goal. Jeez, what did people do 100 years ago before they had the option of sitting around all day reading about where so-and-so ate lunch? Oh, yeah – I bet they actually had their own living to do.
Disclaimer: I’m not usually such a cynical person, but FB REALLY gets my goat.