Monday, September 28, 2009
Once again, I'm annoyed with Facebook. I'm pretty sure you wondering, why don't I just delete my account and move on? Well, I use it for Junior League and to network with friends from the past. I actually like looking at pictures of people's children. Sometimes the day to day stuff is a nice break.
But within the pregnancy announcements, the new homes, the births, and vacations photos are the applications. I have "friends" where their entire wall is either Mafia Wars and/or Farmville. Do I want to join your mafia? Nope, not now, not ever.
Angry Husband was complaining about our computer in the office, which is not my Macbook. I won't let his hands touch my Macbook. Angry Husband has a Dell in the office, which is his "gaming" computer. He had to have the top of the line graphics card, hard drive you name it. Well he's been complaining about the computer being SLOW. I just roll my eyes. He then proceeded to tell me that the computer has some issues and then he needs to wipe the entire hard drive. I proceed to lecture him with my Facebook/MySpace education seminar. I told him that these "games" on Facebook and/or MySpace are applications which can cause viruses and other problems with your computer. Angry Husband is the king of clicking on things. He just can't stop. I also think he has a slight addiction to these little games. He plays Mafia Wars, Pirates, and even Sorority Life. He even had a Facebook War with my best friend over a Tetris Game. Guess who has to re-format the entire computer now?
I currently have over a 100 invitations hidden on my Facebook account. Here are some of the them.
*Jane wants you to join their crew in Mafia Wars, a Mob-style game of combat & criminal empire played on Facebook. Start out as a small-time hood and fight your way up to ruling your own crime family!
*Hey, I added you as my relative on We're Related. Can you do me a favor and add your relatives too? You'll help me see who I'm related to on Facebook.
*Here is a Ramboo plant for your (Lil) Green Patch. Could you help me by sending a plant back? Together we can fight Global Warming!
*I've added you as one of my favorite moms on Mommyhood. Join my Mommyhood so we can share advice and send each other fun gifts!
*Here's a Juicy Couture Dress to help you out in Sorority Life. Please send me a gift back and together we can become the most powerful house in Sorority Life!
Seriously, I'm over the games and applications on Facebook. But at least, I can hide most of them. I have a new pet peeve within the past few weeks. My best friend, Stacey, also shares my view on this. Well, actually there are two pet peeves.
1. Passive-Aggressive Statuses: They make you wonder, is this person talking about me? What the heck have I done to piss them off?
2. Political Statements: They hear something on the news, involving politics. It may be about healthcare, educations, you name it. They have to give their opinion and they want the controversy.
I just wish people would realize whom they have as "friends" on their Facebook accounts. I have family, high school friends, college friends, sorority sisters, co-workers, supervisors, bloggers and other random people. It's quite a group. We've had several discussions at work lately about some of the "statuses" we've seen. Actually several wars have started because of Facebook comments, statuses, and pictures.
So no, I won't accept your drink or play Farkle with you.