And I didn’t mean that in a positive way. Not at all.
I used to love Friendster. It allowed me to keep in touch with friends I haven’t seen in years. All was well until people started customizing the colors and backgrounds of their profiles to the point that they became unreadable. People started sending hundreds of app invites to the point that my daily Friendster routine included clicking on the ignore button.
A few months back, I decided I had enough. I deleted all my data from Friendster, and updated my status to “I hardly use Friendster anymore. Catch me in Facebook.”
Facebook was like a refreshing oasis amidst all those bright blinking colored profiles of Friendster. It was clean with all profile pages having a simple white plain background. All was good until recently, Facebook decided to ruin it!
My news feed is now cluttered with quiz results telling where my friends should move, or what jobs they should be in, or how good they are in bed (yes there is a quiz like that). I’m also starting to get endless lists of top 5 movies, or top 5 books, or top 5 whatever. Before that, I started getting tagged and forced to read endless lists of 25 random things.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind if my friends take all these quizzes, and write all these lists, as long as I have the ability to filter them out. With the new Facebook update, I don’t. I’m just hoping my friends would tire from all these quizzes and lists but for sure, some new annoying application will come, and again, flood my news feed with info I don’t need.
Twitter is something I’m playing with because I thought there is no way Twitter can annoy me like how Friendster/Facebook did. It is very simple and there is a limit of 140 characters per message. I just don’t have enough of my friends in Twitter as of yet.
Amidst all these chaos with the social networking sites, I’m glad there is this one social networking site that has annoyed me the least and I’ve been using it for more than 10 years now.