So, we have seven prompts for today. Which one do I choose?
Talk about your least favorite social media platform.
Facebook is the social media everyone loves to hate. If you don’t hate them for shadow-banning users, you hate them for the whole Cambridge Analytica fiasco. I don’t get a whole lot of pleasure out of it, because I have to keep telling it to present everything in chronological order, which isn’t actually chronological. Their idea of “chronological” is that a post jumps to the top of my timeline when someone comments on it or “likes” it. I care about the posts (or status updates or whatever the hell they call them) themselves, not about the comments or “likes.” I don’t really care about the “top stories,” because whoever or whatever decides what those are is stupid.
I’m sure there are ways to make Facebook do what I want it to do, but I’m sure it would take a three-day class to explain it all, and even then I wouldn’t know all the secrets, because things are always changing. And I don’t keep up because, well, I don’t care. I don’t spend hours flipping through Facebook any more. I give it ten minutes a couple of times a week, tops, just to see if anyone in my family has anything going on that I should know about.
And who came up with the idea of Facebook Messenger? If I’m sitting at my desktop, I’ll read the messages I get on Facebook Messenger. If not, I don’t want to mess with it. I don’t want to install another app on my phone or tablet just so I can see that someone I follow on Facebook is now on Messenger. I got over the IM thing with AOL in the ’90’s. If it’s that important, pick up the phone and call me, or better, send me an email. I feel like Stan on South Park.