Grinds my Gears: Facebook

You know what really grinds my gears?

First, it is slowly turning into the next MySpace. Tom has evidently called up Mark Zuckerberg and told him how to ruin a social networking site. Facebook keeps on changing the way pages are oriented, and nobody ever likes it. Listen Mark, ever heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Evidently not. I’m not sure exactly what Facebook’s reasoning behind this whole “timeline page” is, but when they finally change it to be mandatory for all accounts, Facebook membership will slowly drop off after that.

Second, we all have that friend who literally lives on the social networking site. These are people whose virtual life is somewhat more interesting than their realistic life, and they believe that letting the world know their every action is necessary. So, you gave your poodle a bath and then it got into the garbage… who cares? How about you deal with the miscreant rather than announcing its misdeeds to everybody. Facebook is also getting into the app world, where they think that they are the iTunes store or something. The trouble is when the app starts making un-approved posts. These posts can range from your high score on DrawSomething to what article you read that morning. Not only are you wasting my bandwidth, you are skating on thin ice. For example, if you read an article on Yahoo titled, “Top 10 Ways to Tell Your Significant Other You’d Rather be with Snooki Than Her,” and Facebook automatically posts it, you may have some explaining to do.

I am sorry for all you people out there who have invested the time in acquiring over 1000 “friends” and protecting your online social reputation, but Facebook is on the way out. What is next? Twitter. Though Twitter has been around for a while, it is still growing extremely quickly. What other social media site allows people to view their friends, celebrities, and comedians all on the same page. Twitter users like @sparks_nation and @ochocinco have over 3 million combined followers, and Twitter is reaching followers in a style that never changes.

It is obvious that Zuckerberg stole the Facebook idea from the Winklevoss twins. When their ideas were the ones driving the development of the site, the users enjoyed it. Now, Facebook keeps on changing formatting so much, that many users are becoming annoyed and frustrated. Switch to Twitter people, it will allow you to reach the world, without Facebook confusing you and profiting off of your personal information .

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what grinds my gears.

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