Social-networking bullshit

I find it annoying that so many people sign up for all these different social networking sites, sites designed to help people communicate with each other and keep each other updated about what’s going on and yet no-one bloody checks these sites for updates.

For example, Facebook has ‘groups’ that allow multiple people to keep everyone else in their group updated whenever they post something to the group. However, most people don’t keep tabs on anything that go on in the groups they are in. They seem to join ‘just because’ as if it’s some pointless badge to be paraded around “oh look at me, I’m in group X”. It just strikes me as somewhat shallow and pointless, then again so do most of these social fads.

Of course, ‘people not checking’ could just be ‘people not responding’, which is almost as bad. In that case, it’s just rude because then anyone who posts anything has no idea if people are just ignoring them or are just not interested. This situation is especially irritating when you are mentioning things that other people have requested specifically and will bitch about when they find out after the fact.

Quite frankly, I’m not going to contact everyone I know individually to tell them about something. I’m going to use the tools available to make doing that easier – and fairer. If I’m offering something on a first-come, first-served basis, calling people individually is hardly fair, because I’m deciding who comes first.

For fucks sake, use these fucking tools properly or not at all and don’t come bitching to me if you’re too lazy to pay attention and make sure you’re involved.

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  1. Social networking is crap. It is boring, useless, and a waste of time! I don’t know why it’s so popular, it sucks. If people want to contact people, or meet new friends, they should do it in the real world, not the cyber world.

  2. I could not agree more with the sentiment that social networking is bullshit..

    Have you seen or even noticed how Google’s marketing campaign for there new social networking plus service is to draw little circles around the word you?

    Then direct you to it with crayon colors!?

    Firstly I for one protest at the very concept, your not running rings around me!

    Secondly has the whole world gone social networking mad?

    F*** social networking! Google Plus is the same as facebook & twitter, Simply Bovine Excrement where the masses can gather and stroke their ego by posting rubbish that is of no interest to any body, epic titles like “I slept with Maria’s Sister!” etc

    Who the hell gives a flying rat fuck, just because I may have met you does not mean I want to instantly be added to your social networking circle, it seems a very sad statement of affairs if our social interaction as a species is that we simply Join mass media groups and start posting our most personal and intimate thoughts to be mind raped!

    I have no problem with Social Media, I am using this blog as a social outlet to vent my pent up frustrations with little or no problem, yes come read it, I could care less…

    If I want to socialize I send someone an encrypted email or pick up a telephone and go meet them for a night out, thats what having REAL friends is all about.

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