I like being on Facebook. Granted, not all of my friends are people I actually know (the new benchmark is people who would come to my funeral), but it’s nice to see what interests people who are interested in me.
I like reading what my friends write. Some of you are very witty. Some folks I know well show different personalities in the printed word than they do in the spoken word. That was a big surprise.
Maybe you like what I write? That’s why I promote my blog postings on my Facebook wall.
I wonder if people realize EVERYONE on their friend list is getting this? You know the box you check before you join or enter a contest? It’s asking for access to your list of friends.
Originally I foolishly thought these were individually sent announcements. I didn’t want to seem antisocial to my Facebook pals. Facebook and its advertisers are betting on that. This is Amway style recruitment.
Nowadays I hit “Hide” all the time, but it’s a whack-a-mole game.
No more than five minutes after I blocked Walmart, in comes one for Target!
There’s a method to this madness. These ads, and though Facebook would like me to believe they’re coming from you they are ads, are what pays the freight. There are more of them all the time!
On TV we try and separate content from advertising. On Facebook the line is blurry and getting blurrier.
I read an article a few days ago about the downfall of MySpace. Advertising clutter was mentioned as a main culprit.
Facebook, are you listening? I’m nearing the point where I’ll just have to hide me.