What Happened to Dear Facebook?
October 19, 2009 § 2 Comments
While laying in bed with Olive waiting for Mr. Essl to come home from his softball game I’m doing some serious perusing of the Facebook. Its been awhile. And now I remember why.
Remember when Facebook was about keeping in touch? Or more importantly, accumulating virtual friends and photo and wall stalking? There’s no fun in that anymore because of this:
Items like FarmVille, Mafia Wars, or “Which Twilight Character Are You?” fill my news feed. Incessant messages inviting me to be a fan of this photographer or that shop. It’s practically social media gone spam. I am a firm believer in the power of social media and the positive impact something like Facebook can have when used efficiently and effectively.
Perhaps that’s why I am so fond of Twitter these days. It’s opt-in, opt-out, filters content to 140 characters, and provides me with content I care about. But it leaves me wondering, with my internet-attention deficit disorder considered, what will replace Twitter in my mind next?