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Facebook Starts To Infuriate

There are two things that I find very stupid about Facebook: its apps and the people that frequent it. Not all of them, obviously as I use Facebook and I'm not calling myself stupid, but Facebook and its users have been annoying me so much that I just have to rant about it.

First of all, whenever I reload the page, I have upwards of 5 notifications. That's good, right? Wrong. Not a single one of them is from my friends (or if one is, it's too high up on the list to be visible as the notification list does not have a scrollbar), they're all from Facebook apps.


No. No I freaking don't care what people think of me at first sight because there's no way a stupid Facebook quiz that I have never used and never asked for notifications from would know. And no, I only know 2 people from my family that are on Facebook and I've already added them to my Family Circle whatever and it's been that way since I joined Facebook in April! And I don't care what my horoscope is and I really have to wonder what on earth the numbers and the request for me to "start [my] zoo" mean. And I have never, ever played Scarab Solitare and I don't know why you would think I would want to. And I already took all of my friends' quizzes when they made them.... six months ago! If you notice, there's only 1 real notification in there that I would actually care about and the rest of them are pure garbage. Why?!?!?!

My other peeve is that a whole ton of people on Facebook are so gullible! There are so many Facebook Groups that advertise things like "Get Notifications When People View Your Profile!" and "The New Facebook Chat: With Video!" that are so obviously fake that it's actually incredibly stupid that so many people fall for them. Doesn't anyone realize that something is off if, to enable this "Facebook feature", they have to join a group, invite all of their friends and go to a remote website that isn't part of Facebook? The one I just looked at also had you give them your email address and complete one of those idiotic IQ tests which are full of spam and advertisements "to prove that your a human" [sic].

People need to realize that if there's a new Facebook feature, it will either be automatically enabled or it will be available as an app that is officially endorsed by Facebook. It disgusts me how many people fall for the ones that were put up as applications and state in the corner "This application was not developed by Facebook" or those that can't even spell "Facebook" correctly. I'm pretty sure that the people behind Facebook can spell and capitalize correctly.

So there's my rant about Facebook. I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way and it's time something happened to fix this. People should be able to filter their notifications (I know that there's a way to do this but it doesn't do it correctly) and some action has to be taken against the league of false "Facebook features". Feel free to comment, vote and deblatog. :P

Hatkirby on January 24th, 2010 at 12:31:32pm
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If there is anything that I don't want there, then I just click the [X] in the corner and click "Report Spam" :D. Gah, those stupid groups with stupid people in them are stupid. Gah.

tamasys on January 24th, 2010 at 9:31:22pm

Omg I know.

Here's another topic I just thought about that I should have talked about: "Biggest Facebook Group Ever" groups. I mean, what on earth?! If people keep making new "Biggest Facebook Group Ever" groups instead of sticking to one, they will never have the biggest Facebook group ever.

Hatkirby on January 25th, 2010 at 2:53:16pm

ZOMG I hate them... So silly. I also hate the "Join to get a free tshirt" or "I have 14 iPhones to give away to 14 randoms!" WTF?

tamasys on January 25th, 2010 at 9:09:07pm

Lol, that second one is particularly bad because they could very well snail-mail spam you if you give your address so you can win an 'iPhone' :P

Hatkirby on January 25th, 2010 at 9:47:11pm

Indeed. ROFL, I just imagined some poor postman delivering tonnes of letters to people's mailboxes with "FREE NIGERIAN RIGH VIAGRA SWINE FLU" written on them :P. I think I just set off every spam detector, ever :P.

tamasys on January 25th, 2010 at 11:11:00pm

lololol, nobody would ever snail-mail spam; it's too expensive (as in, it actually costs money) The only reason spammers can make money is because the cost of sending email is infinitesimal.

Bluemonkey on January 26th, 2010 at 12:50:26am

Ooh, here is a new one: "No school days on Friday! Need 5,000,000 school students to make official." Official? Really? The Australian Government will make a law forcing all schools to give students Friday off if five million randoms join a social network group? Amazing!

tamasys on January 26th, 2010 at 2:56:02am

SUPER LOL at the "No School On Friday" one! I just read it and it says "Facebook contacted us and told us that we have a chance at this." LOL. What on earth can Facebook do? :P I wonder what happens when they get 5 million members and NOTHING HAPPENS :P

lol, I guess you're right about snail-mail spam, but that's not what I meant: people can do bad things if they know your home address.

I have a cousin with a tendancy to join some of these groups, so it's interesting just to go through his list and see what LOLs there are out there like:

  • if 200 people join azhar ali will open a 7 eleven and give us free food
  • YLNO NIOJ SIHT PUORG FI UOY NAC DAER TAHW SIHT SYAS (yeah, the people that can't read it will join anyway because they can't read the message telling them not to join if they can't read the message!)
  • If 300 People Join, Margot Metz will Get a Facebook!

EDIT: One of the other weird groups I saw was one called "i wish life came with a remote to ◄◄ rewind ► play ▌▌pause ►► fast forward" which I am absolutely sure only exists so that the group creator can show off the fact that they know Unicode. And I saw another group that was like "What Do You Even See In Her? I'm Way Better ♥" and its wall was absolutely full of posts from the creator that linked to the group "I Haven't Got A Being Fan Addiction...Oh Thats Funny, "Become A Fan" Click!". Self advertisement, anyone? You bet it is.

Another thing that I really can't stand is when people have groups on random things (an example was the "I hate mean teachers" groups I once saw) in which the creator of the group posts constantly on the group's wall about completely unrelated things! Like "hi peeps howya doin" and "i just got some war game who wants to multiplay with me" and it's like so GAAAAH.

EDIT: AARGH. I just found another group and it's like a combination of three evils! "1 Million People ♥Love♥ iTunes on Facebook! - Free $10 Gift Card!" says that they will give away free $10 iTunes Gift Cards if 1,000,000 people join and to apply you must join, invite all of your friends and go offsite to take a spammy survey. If it were possible to murder a group, I would do so.

Hatkirby on January 26th, 2010 at 6:07:56am
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