I know what you’re thinking. Why would the social media girl at printed.com hate Facebook? Well, to be honest, it’s a massive lie. I spend too many hours on it (and I’m afraid to admit just how many in case I end up in some kind of facility) to hate it.
Like everyone who uses Facebook, there are some things about it that really bother me, and no, it’s not the latest timeline (I love it!). In no particular order, here are my top five Facebook niggles:
5. We have one mutual friend, but who the heck are you?
Who are you? Have we ever met? Oh! You’re best friends with my second cousin twice removed…the one I haven’t seen since I was ten. I have no idea who you are so no…I will not accept your friend request.
4. Complaints about Facebook changes
Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, I get that. What you have to remember is that every business in the world needs to evolve, and when my time line is full of; “this sucks, I can’t find anything!!!!!!!!!!” I have a serious facepalm moment and scream at the computer screen, “Just b***** look!” Stop over using exclamation marks, too. It’s just unnecessary.
3. John is in a relationship – John is single – John is in a relationship – It’s ‘complicated’
It’s absolutely fine for people to want to put their relationship status on Facebook, sometimes it's the only way to stop those weirdos you don’t actually know from bothering you. My quibble is with people who put all their problems with an on/off partner on a public platform and change their relationship status every three days. I completely lose interest.
2. Promoted posts
As a handler of multiple Facebook pages every day, I am occasionally guilty of creating these even though they are supposed to be suited to a target demographic. More often than not, this just does not work. No Heinz, I do not want to ‘like’ your Baked Beanz page. You and your silly algorithm clearly know nothing about me!
Stop it. Just stop it now. Hashtags do not belong on Facebook and unless your latest update is a direct upload from Instagram, you just look silly. #learnhowtouseahashtag
(Yes, I know that Facebook just announced hashtags but I stand by my point. They don't belong there.)
So there you have it. Rant over. Some of these may seem a little silly but it’s now off my chest for good. I’m going to go and update my status about that cat I saw this morning…
What are your top Facebook hates? Let us know in the comments below.