Wednesday, 16 January 2008

In other news....

I'm glad I deactivated my Facebook account. It was annoying enough as it is with the constant useless updates (which qualified as spam in my books). But outright commercial spam? Yi!

It confirmed I made the right decision, e-mail is enough for me.

4 comments:

Raphael Alexander said...

Absolutely. The Facebook experiment was a lesson in social frustration. If you don't want to know how unpopular you are, don't get a Facebook account. 200 "friends" and one message a month.

Ken Breadner said...

Dissenting viewpoint here. I like Facebook (or Bookface, as a Romanian friend of mine calls it). Most of my Facebook friends are actual real world friends. I like being able to play Scrabulous with any one of them at any time (although it looks like I may not be able to do that for long: Hasbro and Mattel have reportedly sued Facebook over this "application"). I find Facebook to be much like the Net as a (w)hole: lots and lots of crap, but the good stuff makes it worthwhile. And as for the advertising? I've spent years developing a wilful blindness to advertising, to the point where I honestly had no idea where Google was getting all its money from.

Catelli said...

I actually deleted the account mainly from a security/privacy standpoint.

And also because I found its utility limited.

But I'm glad you like it Ken, but it ain't for me.

Raphael Alexander said...

Don't get hooked on Scrabulous just yet...