Amen, sister! People joke about the old myspace, but has anyone looked at facebook......that look was worn out 2 years ago. It's about 1 step more modern than Craigslist
Craigslist looks like a grade school web page project, when they are learning html.. so sad but yeah that was a good laugh!
... I dunno, i am getting over this social networking thing altogether, really. Run a blog, hang out in forums like this... Its enough. I really really don't care that one of my friends got too drunk last friday night and had a dreadful hangover the next day... He wonders why i don't comment on his posts. Gaaahhhhhhhh!!!
There is a very useful little Android app called something like "scrubber" (yes I know) that erases your Facebook tracks entirely. It is not enough to delete the contents of your own timeline, you also want to get rid of your fingerprints on other peoples. Anyone who has ever befriended you or liked what you have said or reposted it in their own timeline has spread your uniqueness. Your own timeline content deletion doesn't get rid of that. I had a facebook account for about a year then got rid - really got rid, which is not easy. I realised that my true friends don't use or need it, nor do I need it to keep up with them. Above all I hate the stickyness of it and the high handed attitude to privacy.
I have a facebook account, but rarely use it (my kids set it up without my approval). But, the big but, I do find it very useful for keeping up with my daughters. It is nice to see their posts and images of their activities, (fortunately they refrain from posting stuff like, "woke-up", "got out of bed", "dragged a comb across my head".
They've done an "about face" for now: Instagram Does an About-Face - NYTimes.com and have posted about it here: Updated Terms of Service Based on Your Feedback - Instagram Blog Only time will tell.
BB its not over yet. Zuckerberg has wanted to be able to use people, their information, their posts, and their photographs, pretty much since the beginning. There is always an outcry, he backs off a little but never to the previous point and gains ground with every adjustment of the terms. Thats why I am getting out of FB as soon as I can. I may yet also abandon G+.
and this is why people will stay with it. People post their updates to facebook instead of sending emails with pic attachments if they are at distance, or picking up the phone if they arent. I remain unconvinced that this is actually a good thing.