Facebook is a great place to interact and keep in touch with friends and family all over the world. But it’s not perfect – the site has a lot of annoying glitches that make it sometimes not so fun to use. (I'm not the only one to notice some of the faulty mutations that found their way into the site's latest evoutionary stage.) For instance, Facebook is good at providing a variety of ways to keep in touch and updated with your friends’ lives. But there can be too much of a good thing. The site’s automatic news feed overpopulates your home page with status updates, mobile uploads and quiz results, making it all but impossible to use. But that’s just one pet peeve. Here are the 10 things I hate most about Facebook:
1. Text Box-
The text box pop ups are annoying because you'll be in the middle of writing something and the text box chat will temporarily freeze whatever your doing so you will write back right away.
2. Group Invitations-
The Group Invitations are when people tag as many people for some nonsensical event that's usually not even real. “Texas Hold 'Em” was a recent group invite that I was aksed to ignore or accept. I don’t even know what that is. So I ignored it, which is always my first reaction anyway.
3. Quiz Requests-
The Quizzes your friends take always show up on you News feed and get sent to your inbox, so you'll take them too. For some reason my friends take a lot of quizzes!
4. Random and erroneous videos tags-
These tags show videos that friends have posted that have no importance to yourself what so ever and your name is tagged in.
5. Comments on pictures-
The problem with picture tags is every time someone makes a comment about the photograph you’re in, Facebook lets you know about it. It gets to the point where you don't care what your friends are saying about the photo.
6. News flashes-
News Flashes are of no importance on Facebook. If you want to learn about news, read the newspaper!
7. Upcoming event flashes-
These events come up because these days everyone is so open about their lives and they feel the need to share everything they do no matter how boring it is. When something pops up like “Going Swimming!” I think to myself, “Who Cares?!” Have Fun! But the whole world does not need to know!
8. Notifications that have nothing to do with you-
Even though it happens all the time, I still can't help feeling disappointed when I get a Notification in my inbox and all it is an automated message telling me to compare quiz results with my friends.
9. Updates on your friends’ friends-
The new Facebook assumes that you're interested in what your friends are saying to friends of theirs who aren't in your network. Wrong, Facebook! I don't need to know every single aspect of my friends' pages.
10. Photo blocks on Friend Requests-
When you don’t recognize the name of someone who has sent you a Friend Request, at least you can see if you recognize their face, right? But what if their profile pic is a picture of their cat or of Zac Efron? Well, just look through the photo collection on their profile where you have a good chance at seeing their real mug. Not so fast! Facebook blocks those photos until you accept the request. At which point you may have just befriend a scary cat-man hybrid... or worse, Zac Efron.