Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Twit

I've just remembered something I've been meaning to say for ages.

I’m a Facebook F’wit!

It’s no good. I just don’t understand it. I don’t know what to do when someone throws a snowball at me. Or how Superwalls differ from Funwalls. How is it even different from email? Or a blog? Or a combination of the two? And, when I get a mail saying that someone has sent me a message and ‘click here’ if I want to see it, why can’t I see it? Why do I have to go searching for it? How do I know where to go to look? I’m permanently perplexed.

And I’m sounding worryingly like my mother.

So to all you ‘Facebook Friends’ out there, I’m sorry, I’m not ignoring you, I just don’t quite know how to operate Facebook.

PS Have you seen this? Yum Yum.

13 comments:

Charlotte said...

Delurking to say, me too! I like some things about Facebook - playing Scrabble, seeing people's photos and what books they're reading - but all that other stuff plain bores me. Pokes and prods and hugs and throwing things at people, I don't get it.

JJ said...

Hello Charlotte, Thank you for delurking and welcome. I don't understand it - I can't find anything on it; I've no idea what my profile says if you're not a friend, it's a nightmare. What I object to more than anything is how stupid it makes me feel!
JJx

SpiralSkies said...

JJ, it is all rather hideous sometimes. I think perhaps you can't see things if they've been sent using an application you haven't added. I can't be doing with all the different walls and throwing sheep and knowing which soap star I'm like.

I think the easiest way to see things is to click on the notifications link on the homepage. Maybe. It's all a bit clumsy really.

I think people can't see anything if you're not friends.

Not sure about those new age photos made out of cabbage. Sort of thing that gives me nightmares, that!

X

Pacha said...

Hi JJ, This post made me laugh sooooo much.

You're not a Facebook F'wit, its just you're giving Facebook more credit than it deserves.

These two quotes from your post really made me laugh:

"How is it even different from email?"

"And, when I get a mail saying that someone has sent me a message and ‘click here’ if I want to see it, why can’t I see it?"

I have these exact same problems. Only I later find out that I haven't managed to read the message sent me but somehow have managed to send that same message onto everyone else on my friends list.

I've begun ignoring facebook now too (unless it's a personal message or there are new photos of my friends to have a look at!)...

I wonder whether the facebook fad will pass...

hesitant scribe said...

I'm with you lot on this one! I've been sitting here with all this stuff in my head, and then get the email saying 'click here to read message' and I too want to know why I can't just see it there and then!

Not a Facebook F'wit at all JJ, just someone with lots more to do than throw virtual snow-balls! I am just as guilty (if that's the right word) of ignoring all the 'extras' too!

Lane said...

I don't get it either jj.
There are so many applications and I don't understand what they're for. Also it's set out really weirdly.
I've also forwarded something, thinking I'm doing what is asked, polite person that I am, only to find I've forwarded complete rubbish to everyone. I'm just worried that people will think I'm nasty and rude for not throwing a snowman back at them or whatever. Aaaaargh and *sigh*

Casdok said...

That picture looks deliseous!!

laurie said...

my sister had a facebook page once, but i couldn't get beyond her homepage without registering, and i gave up.

my little nieces got me on bebo (which they used compulsively for about four months and then kind of quit), and that was enough for me. with three different email addresses, three blogs, and bebo, i just can't see adding facebook on top of it....a person has to walk away from the computer sometimes. no, really.

JJ said...

Jen, oh I do despair. The cabbages are quite cool though, eh?

Pacha, laugh? At me or with me? No, just joking. It's impossible.

Lisa, Hmmm, more to do, but not doing any of it...

Lane, yes, you see I worry that people will think I'm a snotty cow for not lobbing a snowball back aswell...

Casdok, hello, welcome. I think they're rather fun, too.

Laurie, my daughter was into bebo for a bit, but I haven't heard it mentioned for a while now.

JJx

Flowerpot said...

If it's any comfort, I am a complete Facebook virgin. I'd have to get up at about 5am if I was going to take part in Facebook I think!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Me too, Flowerpot. I'm ignoring the whole social networking thing, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, the lot of them. 'Life' and 'too short' spring to mind.

Leigh said...

Don't worry, JJ. From what I hear, Facebook is a mystery to anyone over the age of fifteen.

Edible to Incredible? I'll say. My favourite was the last one, with those scrumptious calorie-filled potatoes just lying there asking to be eaten...

CC Devine said...

Glad it's not just me!