I’m already sick and tired of Facebook

I hope Facebook doesn’t become the standard bearer for Web 2.0, because I work for a Web 2.0 company, I like my job, and want to keep it.

Facebook sucks.

It is a better-designed version of MySpace that’s not crawling with illiterate teenagers (yet), with more toys.

Even those of us too-old-for-MySpace will get sick and tired of the games, quizzes, and that god-awful SuperPoke. You have to have the brain of a 4-year-old for the novelty of Facebook to not wear thin after a few weeks.

I personally joined the bandwagon when Facebook opened their API to third-party developers. There was a lot of hope this would unleash the creativity of hundreds of talented engineers who’d cobble together the solutions to all of our problems and display them in the form of a neat widget on our Facebook page.

Three months later, I’m unconvinced. I’ve taken a couple of quizzes, I’ve been superpoked more times than I care to mention, and the most useful thing I’ve partaken in is an email exchange with a friend with whom I used to communicate via…email.

That billion dollars that Yahoo offered the Facebook founders is starting to sound more and more generous.

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLr0S-17yyw&feature=g-hist&context=G203ce3fAHTu9HAgANAA

    Here’s a song I wrote last year about just how ridiculous it can get on Facebook…please share with everyone you know!


    Comment by Stephaniekjazz — February 13, 2012 @ 5:21 am

  2. I’ve been growing a bit tired of Facebook myself. Maybe you should check out some of the newer social networks. I found one that’s great. http://www.Formsvote.com – it’s great!

    Comment by Allan Cocco — June 20, 2012 @ 11:59 am

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