I’ve left Facebook. Oh, but how will you keep in touch with all those friends? I’m not convinced that I really was. What does being “friends” with someone on Facebook really mean? It means that one of you clicked on … Continue reading
or: why I’m leaving Facebook This is what I posted on Facebook yesterday: I’m sorry, friends, but Mark Zuckerberg has said in the past that he doesn’t believe in the concept of privacy, and he keeps proving this again and … Continue reading
ALERT!! New privacy issue with Facebook! As of tomorrow, Facebook will creep into your bathroom when you’re in the shower, smack your tush, and then steal your clothes and towel. To change this option, go to Privacy Settings > Personal Settings > Bathroom Settings > Smacking and Stealing Settings, and uncheck the Shenanigans box. Facebook kept this one quiet. Copy and paste this on your status to alert the unaware!
Either I’m supposed to show my respect to all people with cancer by copying&pasting a message, or declare how wonderful my husband is, or – oh yes, the latest was to show my dedication to Jesus by proudly copy&pasting this bit of emotional blackmail so that other friends would feel pressurised too… *end of eyeroll*
A friend asked me which of all the sites I’ve joined I prefer, and I thought I might as well copy&paste my reply into a post for others:
so there is a lot I like about Multiply. but for blogging I think WordPress is wonderful and Multiply is just kind of ok. and for a lighter kind of social networking I think Google+ is fantastic – or it will be once more people join. I have been on Facebook for a few years but only because there’s a whole bunch of people I want to keep in touch with and they hang out on FB – I think FB is pretty abysmal and when I heard about Google+ coming out I was keen to check it out because I detest FB so much… and from what I’m seeing so far (it is still in Beta so not the final product yet) they are doing most of the FB stuff but doing it way way way way better… and they are showing a huge level of sensitivity to privacy concerns – unlike Mark “privacy is so last year” Zuckerberg…
I was looking at someone’s Facebook profile and saw what he’d put down under Religious Views:
Messianic JewishJewish people who believe that Y’shua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah of our people. And for the world!
I’m always interested to see what Jewish people who share my faith put down in that section, because it’s something we’re having to be creative with expressing, we have to think what to say – if you’re a non-Jew and you believe in Jesus you can just say “Christian” and be done with it (though yes, of course we could spend all night discussing what people mean by the term “Christian”… but that’s another story) but if you’re Jewish and believe in him and you want to state your faith, the terminology is less clear and obvious. Which is why some choose to add an explanation.
ok, I’ve really tried to avoid saying this, but I’ve got to get this off my chest: Facebook news feed absolutely sucks. there, I feel better now.
what prompted this outburst, you ask? I had posted a photo album one day last week, when I was feeling creative enough to explore how to post photos there (not quite as straightforward as here, but I managed in the end), and it was only today, by accident, that I discovered that someone had responded to it. how did I discover that? because I happened to go to this person’s page (wall? give me a break…) and saw on her list that on 29 October she “liked” meirav’s photo…
not only did this never show up in my news feed, it never even showed up on my wall (ok, it’s a stupid name but there you go) – I’m so used to the Multiply Inbox, where I can see everything that I need to see all in one place – comments on my posts, contacts’ posts, group posts, you name it and it’s there – but in fb I have to keep running around from one place to another or I can miss that someone has noticed my photo!!!
(and of course you can’t use html there, and you can’t post something for just a certain bunch of friends or just family or all those things we take for granted here… but I’ll stop here.)
edit: and you can’t edit your comments there… blah…