I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.
On one hand, I detest that most people (and companies) treat it like it was the internet and that it was the ONLY thing out there. As such, the whole notion of “net neutrality” goes right out the window. Remember, that a single corporation controls it all and as such if you value your data, product or brand, be aware that Facebook can do whatever they damn well please. At any time.
So there’s that.
Then I hear about all the family and friend spats that happen on Facebook. This person unfriending that person because they did x,y and z. So that puts me off as well. I’d rather stay right out of that sort of thing.
But on the other hand, if there is one social media to unite them all, it’s Facebook. Many of my friends are on FB and not Twitter or Google+. Google+ is a lovely social media platform, but Google doesn’t really seem to know what to do with it, and it’s all a bit of a mess if the truth be told.
So I’m going to give Facebook (or Facebonk as I affectionally call it) another go. If any of my regular readers are on Facebook, my profile is here. I make no promises to how long I stay around, but I’ll try my hardest this time not to lose my patience with Zuckerberg and chums.
One of the benefits of Facebook is that I’ve already been able to reconnect with family. So that’s a positive side already.
(Note to Facebook iOS development team – how about fixing it so that the iPad app makes full use of the iPad Pro resolution – at the moment it’s like looking at an app for somebody with bad eyesight.)