|This would have sold me....|
Let me give props to Facebook first. It is a great tool to find old friends you lost contact with, to network with other people in your trade and to catch up on news and events. It is awesome to spread the word of your blog, give information quicker than a phone and to play the occasional mind numbing game. It's a fantastic way to promote your business, it's free and most of the time it's fun. FB is not 100% a tool of the devil, just 98.9%
Now with that being said, I despise Facebook as well. Having the FB is like dating your psycho ex-girlfriend (sorry to any of those who are reading this, I swear I'm not talking about you...) one day everything is going great, you are enjoying the experience and then all of a sudden they decide to change their hair color. You get used to the hair color and then they decided to cut their hair and change it again. This time it takes you a while to get used to the change but it works now. The psycho girlfriend tells you that they love you, you're the best and everything is great, but then an hour later there is an update on her emotions and how crappy life is, how bad things suck and their relationship status is single.
There are aspects of Facebook that I despise more than others.
|Maybe it was someone you know....|
2. Certain Status Posters. The Pity Party Posters are the people who post status updates that go something like "OMG, I can't believe that happened!" leaving the other people in the FB world to feel compelled to comment on their status just to find out what happened or they have a status update like "My life sucks, I can't believe I don't have any money to go out with my man (refer to my What Did You Call Me post) now I need to stay home and spend time with the kids." Then there are the Here's My Schedule For The Day posters. They post once a day, usually in the morning and it goes something like this, "Woke up, fed the pigs, taking a shit, need to take the kid to the bus stop, then go to Walmart to get tampons and condoms, then stop at Burger King to get a #3, then I need to go to NH to get my smokes, then back home to get the kid off the bus, feed him, then drop him off at his grandma's, after than I don't know, any suggestions?" Who the hell cares what you need to do today other than you? This tidbit of information would be useful if I was a deranged rapist stalker, but I'm not.
|Leave it to the sidekick....|
|No, I can't go, I need to harvest my pigs.|
Now if you'll excuse me I have to go update my status to tell everyone I'm going to get a beer, check my farm and poke someone. If I'm lucky, maybe I can fling virtual livestock at someone.
Oh and by the way feel free to share this on Facebook with one of the many share options I provided you....yes I sold out just a little. No seriously, spread the word.....