I never was an avid Facebook user, but now I’m officially done with it. Sure, I’ll probably keep my account around, it updates itself by syndicating my Pownce and Twitter/Jaiku stuff anyway, but any thoughts on actually using the service are cancelled, destroyed, and all out forgotten.
Why? Because it’s spammy crap, that’s why.
First there’s these Facebook Apps. Some are actually quite good and add something, like a charity drive in October for breast cancer, and boxes for displaying your Flickr photos. These are good things, they add to the experience.
Being bitten by a poorly drawn werewolf doesn’t.
Not the tenth Fun Wall invitation, or Top Friends yada-yada either.
I realize that you can use a service like Facebook for several reasons, one being to just kill time. Personally, I don’t think it’s interesting enough for that, I’d rather just play a Tetris clone online or something, or IM a bit, browse around Pownce, or whatever. The web is huge, and while Facebook might be an easy enough way to throw away your day, I’d say it’s only an option because of you being lazy not finding anything better.
Still, whatever floats your boat I guess.
Me, I’m done with it. I’ll keep it around for people wanting to message me, but that’s about it.
2008 is a Facebook free year for me.