Thursday, September 22, 2011

On Change and Facebook

Come on people.  Are you frigging kidding me?

From looking at most of the web today, and certainly at Facebook, the only thing that people did all day was bitch about the new changes coming at FB.  The first part of the day was spent complaining about the changes to the Facebook feeds that were rolled out yesterday.  Legitimate news organizations devoted entire programs to the changes and the complaining.  The second act in the Day of Facebook Change was the rapt attention paid to FB founder Mark Zuckerberg's unveiling of the real changes coming.  After an intermission of rejoicing that the 'Like button' survived the update, the final act of today's drama was a wave of whining and moaning by people who don't want others to see their comments or 'likes.'

It's not like nothing else happened today.  The stock market crashed.  The Republicans continued pandering to the lunatic fringe.  REM broke up.

But everywhere you looked today, or listened or read, it was all about Facebook.  I know most of the world is addicted to Facebook, heck I know I spend too much time on it, but this is insanity people!


Melissa said...

I've done my fair share of complaining about the FB changes, but you're absolutely right. In the scheme of everything going on in the world (and in the world that ended for two of our mutual friends), changes to Facebook are most trivial and ridiculous indeed.
Well said.

Chris said...

Yeah - The Baby Gia thing got me rolling on this idea, but I have avoided publishing here about that tragedy. So I picked out some smaller issues of the day to contrast to FB changes.