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Facebook -- the fastest I've ever dropped a social contact website.

By Andrew Pollack on 08/16/2007 at 10:42 AM EDT

Someone please tell me what possible value is to be gained from this other than a nightmare of constant message pings telling me this one has added me to a "friend list" or that one has left his bedroom and moved to the kitchen or no longer likes the color blue.

Who cares? Are they trying to re-create the seventh grade?

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re: Facebook -- the fastest I've ever dropped a social contact website.By Nathan T. Freeman on 08/16/2007 at 11:57 AM EDT
So did you invite me via IM last night as some sort of vengeance play? ;-)
LOL. Sorry. Based on recommendations from others who I normally respect....By Andrew Pollack on 08/16/2007 at 11:58 AM EDT
....I assumed I'd at least be in it for a few weeks and give it a fair try.
Seems like it took less than 24 hours to give all the try I'm willing to give
it. Gack.
re: Facebook -- the fastest I've ever dropped a social contact website.By Philip Storry on 08/17/2007 at 10:19 AM EDT
I know what you mean, Andrew. It's shockingly bad.

What I particularly hate are the never-ending streams of "xyz has installed an
application" and "xyz has uninstalled an application".

I don't care. Facebook throws away valuable goodwill by keeping me too
informed, and not allowing me to filter notifications appropriately.

I'm persevering for the moment, but unless they provide decent filtering...
re: Facebook -- the fastest I've ever dropped a social contact website.By Alan Lepofsky on 08/17/2007 at 09:12 PM EDT
LOL.. funny how different stokes for different folks. That stream of info is
what I love about Facebook. Anyway, you can easily change it, just click
Preference on your newstream, and move all the slides (cool UI) to the bottom.
re: Facebook -- the fastest I've ever dropped a social contact website.By Caitlyn on 10/05/2007 at 11:01 AM EDT
OMG, does that mean you don't wanna be my BFF? IDK...seems like FB isn't
much worse than all of these geeky blogs. It's all pointless drivel...

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