“Facebook used to be a fun social tool for users to keep in touch with friends and classmates. It used to be that someone could log in, check their friend requests, look at what their friends were up to and leave a couple wall posts. However, during the past few years, things slowly started becoming ridiculous.””
Facebook used to be a fun social tool for users to keep in touch with friends and classmates. It used to be that someone could log in, check their friend requests, look at what their friends were up to and leave a couple wall posts. However, during the past few years, things slowly started becoming ridiculous.
First, the administrators added the friend detail request, which is totally useless. People should already know how they met without having to use Facebook as a reminder. Then the status box was added so people could inform their friends of what they were up to second-by-second, whether it be studying for a midterm or merely taking an unexpected diarrhea dump.
Soon after came the stalker-friendly mini feed, just in case users wanted to publicize who they met, when they met them and their current Facebook friend status with a new person.
Despite the irritation caused by these needless additions, something worse had to occur. That’s when the Facebook apocalypse happened.
Applications started popping up everywhere. It seems at each login, users have to wade through 20 or more invitations to use different facebook applications from the bajillions of Facebook friends they have. As if that wasn’t annoying enough, most of the applications aren’t even fun.
Seriously, thank goodness for the give beer to friend request. There’s nothing better than getting your best Facebook buddy a pixelated fake beer. Really, there’s no point in sending someone a Facebook beer when real beer exists. So far, there’s probably not a single facebook user out there who has said Wow! I’m really glad (insert friend’s name here) sent me a digitized 6-pack. Now there’s one good buddy! This is definitely a worthless application.
Probably worse are the variations of the fight club application. Who cares if your level 14 Ninja Leprechaun won a fight against Fuzzy Hooha’s Vampire Panda?
Come on, what a joke. There are better things to do on the Internet than train some fictitious Facebook thing to go kick some other fictitious Facebook thing’s ass. It won’t be surprising if college students start busting out something similar to fighting Tamagotchis and battling them between classes. Interesting behavior for people over 18, that’s for sure.
Then of course, it’s not just the fact that there’s a lot of application requests to deny or that there are lots of lame ones out there.
Possibly the most dreadful part of the applications is that everybody has that one friend who updates their profile constantly, and has added nearly every application they’ve been invited to use. Nothing like looking at 9 different walls and 20 different panels of various fake gifts. It’s profiles like these that really add a new appreciation to one of the few good applications, the honesty box.
These Facebook apps are just plain annoying. There’s no reason to have such a multitude of needless applications to add, nor is there any reason to be invited to a ridiculous number of them at every login, especially when a lot of them are repeat invitations from the same person. Pretty soon, Facebook isn’t going to be any more fun than deleting spam from your e-mail account.