Hatkirby on January 24th, 2010 at 12:31:32pm
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