I Can't "Hate" Facebook, But I Sure Don't "Like" It
There's lots I love about Facebook. I love that I can stalk people without coming off as a creeper, keep in touch with my far-flung friends and relatives, and flirt with people shamelessly (cowardly?) from behind a laptop. But despite Facebook's innovations, there are still quite a few things it does that truly baffle me, so I'll address these very pressing concerns in lieu of, you know, actually helping someone. I know that this is an advice column, and that my rants won't save humanity, unlike this timely and evocative post, for instance, but there are a few issues where I feel I cannot remain silent. To remain silent, in fact, is tantamount to giving up. And I refuse to give up, because even though "Facebook" is not a terribly clever name for a social networking site, it is also not Facepalm! Yet.
It's especially confusing when this ad comes right after what is clearly meant to be a precursor to a lesbian orgy:
You don't have a great process for approving apps, as I've talked about before, which is why iterations of the same dumb spam keep popping up again and again. I fell for one recently -- the "see how ugly you'll be in 50 years" one. I'm blaming you this time. Please regulate your shit better.
P.S. You are also the reason this happened, which I admit is both horrible and kind of amusing, so it's a draw this time.
P.P.S. Have I mentioned the weird ads?
Social-media mistress Anna Pulley likes to give advice about how to play well with others on the internets. If you have a question about etiquette involving technology, shoot her a question at AskAnnaSF@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter: @annapulley and @ExhibitionistSF or Facebook