To FB or Not To FB, That is the Question...
|Here's part of the header for my Facebook timeline.|
Pros for Staying at Facebook:
- My lovely friends and family - I have a LOT of friends and family on Facebook, mostly people who I want to keep in touch with, but who I would not be connected to otherwise.
- My Blog - Facebook allows me to publicize my blog and (hopefully) the novel I'll be publishing next year.
- My Writing - Covered in my blog.
- We Grok - I started a small company where I help people with social media. I think I need to stay on Facebook if I want to sound and be authentic.
- Cobb County School District Unofficial Community Page - I started this page for residents in Cobb County to discuss the school district. I love reading people's different opinions and views on local topics.
Cons for Staying at Facebook:
- Security - Facebook sucks at security in general. No, they are not the worst company in history, nor are they the best when it comes to keeping their users' information private.
- Changing notifications - Facebook keeps changing notifications on a random basis. I dislike the random nature of the changes the most, because I never know when a change occurred until I discover that someone sent me a message that I never received.
- Snitches - Facebook did an "experiment" for a few months where they asked people to verify the real names of their friends.
- More Snitches - People have been using Facebook to "tattle" on their friends in real life. I realize that Facebook cannot control this behavior, but I still find it repulsive.
- TMI - This acronym stands for "too much information", and sometimes that's how I feel about Facebook.
- Trolls, Trolls, and more Trolls - I find more trolls on Facebook that anywhere else. If you don't agree with my opinion, either learn to say so nicely or just keep your mouth shut.