Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Now I'm not one to Complain...
This facebook idea has some advantages, contact with far off friends, family information, radically important news concerning the football world, and an opportunity to plug the museum, which I do occasionally.
However it has problems has it not?
One obvious problem is the person wishing to become a friend, the person you have studiously avoided for ten years I mean. They can be persistent even if you accidentally 'ignore' them three times. Worse are the people who do that to you!
Being constantly told how to 'Find Friends' by a computer server hidden deep underground in Alaska or somewhere is also annoying, especially when 'People you may know' appears every day also. Indeed I may know these people and I may wish to 'find friends' but I do not need to be told by some geek lout how to do it!! Nor, when I think about it, do I need to be told what the 'top stories in my groups' happen to be as I have already read them!
Now don't get me started on the 'Trending News' items that appear at the side. Do I need to know about American football? NO! Does US stars I have never heard off mean a lot to me? NO! In fact does any of the 'trending news' offered mean anything to me? NO it does NOT! I am well able to find enws for myself without having tabloid pap shoved into my face.
Nor do I need lots of 'suggestions' underneath this whether individuals or 'Buy & Sell Groups!' This doe s not mention the fact that I am in Essex and such local groups as are offered in Kent lie across the other side of the Thames estuary!!!!
It begins to dawn on me that maybe making money for facebook lies behind all this....Tsk! Imagine!
Today I am irked by what people post.
Most of what is posted is OK in the long run but they way it is posted annoys.
Christians offer 'Christian encouragement' usually by posting some famous persons words. Several people post these, and they post several of these. However in my view one each would be enough, if required, as they tend to lose their meaning when several run together counteracting one another. Rail enthusiasts, real 'anoraks' they, post images of trains, sometimes steam engines running at high speed sometimes diesel or electric, some foreign and most at home somewhere. These are often excellent images and while I may be pleased to see them I see no requirement to post them all individually! Seven pictures of a diesel, often the same one, running along a route may be interesting but surely it is not beyond the capability of the poster to put them in ONE POST!
When four people do this at one time I get a hundred diesels or steam engines all looking the same, often being the same, filling the page.
Sixteen shots of a disused railway can to me be interesting but if posted one at a time it is ignored by me as I HAVE A LIFE to live, why haven't you who posts?
Children. I know people have children, I know they are the centre of your life butnthey are NOT the centre of mine! I like to see their up to date fotos as they begin school, play for a football team and grow up, but must we have all those pictures from yesteryear once again every time facebook reminds you of what you posted a year, two years or further years ago???
I love your kids, but one day I will eat them!
Talking about eating, must we see what you had for breakfast?...again!