I definitely am not a fan of Facebook. But it especially sucks when people use Facebook as a communication source.
I can't tell you how many people I have inadvertently insulted when I missed their messages or parties I've missed because it was advertised on Facebook.
If you want to invite me somewhere, just send me an email! What's so hard about that? It's not like you have to actually talk to me, god forbid.
I have the same problem. I refuse to sign up for Facebook for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is I don't care for their ever-changing and somewhat offensive privacy policies.ReplyDelete
A few of my former friends who are hooked on Facebook refuse to send out invites through any other forum, and told me tough luck that I missed a couple of events. That was a few years ago. I lost touch with them and don't miss them at all.
I think people are getting so lazy these days that they don't want to go the extra stepReplyDelete
Those who try to coerce others into joining Facebook by trying to manipulate them into feeling like they are no longer in the know if they don't join, are like the cliquish people in high school who iced out all the "non-cool" kids, the sorority/fraternity people in college who were all "oh my god, I would have simply died if I didn't get an invitation to rush the Tri-Delts," etc. You know, the really juvenile, insecure, "look at me! look at me!" people. Let them have Facebook. I'm apparently one of those people who is not part of the "in" crowd, and I'm not ashamed about it at all.ReplyDelete
Not to be rude here, but all 4 of you sound like stereotypical old codgers complaining about "these darn whippersnappers and their technologies". Facebook IS a communication source, and a good one at that, as it allows for centralization and organization about events much more easily than an email chain. Using a tool that is efficient and effective isn't lazy, it's common sense. Anonymous #1 needs to get off of his/her high horse about privacy policies, as they are basically the same as anything else you would sign up for on the internet. I have know idea what Anonymous #2's post has to do with Facebook; it sounds more like someone projecting his/her childhood trauma onto the actions of strangersReplyDelete
And you sound like one of those people who bullies others into doing what you want them to do just because it benefits you. So what's your point?Delete
"Not to be rude....." Yup, you're rude. These folks are justified in how they feel. Requiring people to sign up for something, even if it's "free," just to make your life a smidge easier is what's rude. Give me a break. On your comment about Facebook privacy, how do you know what Anon. 1 is or isn't doing online? I don't know, so how can you. As for myself, I am obviously on the internet because I am reading this blog and taking the time to respond to your comment, but my profile is a relatively small one compared to most. If you were my "friend," you would respect my choice to not want a huge footprint on the internet. I would argue this has slightly more value than the 2 minutes per year it might take you to keep your party invitation email list up to date. For heck's sake, no one is asking you to hand write, in calligraphy, each party invite and then hand deliver them.Delete
This isn't like failing to adopt email or cell phone. Facebook is kind of just a fad. Like Friendster or MySpace. It's clinging on a little longer than some, but I suspect that in two or three years it won't be as big a thing. As evidenced by how badly the stock did.Delete
I do so hope you're right.Delete
It is curious to me how "requiring" you to sign up for Facebook makes me rude, but that you "requiring" me to use your preferred mechanism of communication over mine is not. As for Facebook's "fad" status, the site has been around for a full decade now, and social networking will continue in some form long after its eventual demise. Regarding the original topic, organizing events, I can say that as someone with multiple non-overlapping social circles (work, school, family, gym, childhood, neighbors), Facebook is far more effective than even the most well curated "party email list".Delete
And so you presume we don't have similar social circles? Way to perfectly demonstrate your self importance and prove our point.Delete
I don't see how my mentioning my social circles implies that you or others don't have the same set of circles. If anything, it implies that you do, as otherwise it would not be very good support for my argument about the usefulness of Facebook.Delete
I have foregone social media for the simple fact that it promotes narcissism, simple as that. And yes, I realize the irony of that coming from a doctor, but I can't tell you how many arguments I've gotten into over Facebook because someone with 30 minutes of Googling thinks they know better than trained professionals. Giving someone an audience for their insane ideas is a recipe for disaster.Delete
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free herbal for your healthReplyDelete
Thank you!!! I'm also all about email! Screw FB and FB messaging, and FB events. If you want to talk to me, send me an email or a text and don't message me through FB - or worse, don't post it on my wall for the world to see...ReplyDelete