Normally I take my questions from a book on questions that I have; this week’s question is straight from my head, though. Well, my head and the heads of all my friends, from what I’ve seen online.
The question is… What the fuck, Facebook?
Between making the page hard to read (what’s new? do drunken spastic monkeys choose these top stories? where are my friends? I wish this ticker would die in a fire!) and even more privacy concerns (tracking off-Facebook activity, being able to see what your friends comment on their friends posts) and just general fuckery and ill will… really. What. The. Fuck. I want to love you, Facebook; you keep me in touch with many of my far-flung friends. But you’re making it awfully hard to love you.
As an addendum to that question… what about Google+? Is that any better, privacy-wise? I post more there to a select small group just so I can bitch about things slightly less publicly, but I have no doubt that someday everything I whine about will “accidentally” be made public and then boy won’t I look bitchy. Also, most of the people I know on Facebook aren’t on G+. Plus, G+ isn’t yet set up for businesses, so I don’t have a HaldeCraft page there like I do on Facebook. The HaldeCraft FB page is pretty interactive, so I don’t want to totally quit Facebook because of that. But again, most people aren’t on G+ yet. So do I post both places? Put pithy comments both places? Mostly ignore Facebook and use G+, because most of my best friends are on it? But my husband JUST got on Facebook! It’ll be years before he’s on G+! Gah. Oh, confunction.
What decisions are you coming to about Facebook? Do you have any thoughts on FB vs. G+? I’d love to hear them!