Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why I got off Facebook.


Not sure what drove me to Facebook when I had similar result with Orkut, Ryze, Buzz .....

In case of Facebook, haven't yet figured out in the past few weeks why I need to share my status, photos on a regular basis with 'friends', to be in the active mode. I am quite reserved with anything that involves self, family and friends. On similar lines, not really interested to know the 'status' about my 'friends' either. I am not really interested to know that you are now in a hotel with your kids or on top of the mountain. Nor am I interested in your profile photo that now has a red hue. Why the heck should I 'like' it ? Its your lunch, your kids, your trip, your life - great for you mate.

Call me an introvert, but you need to ask yourself if that fellow on the 'friend' list is really your friend or just an acquaintance. Don't have a clue to what drives people into sharing stuff with these acquaintances. In my case, I just need something for maintaining acquaintance/friend contact details, which Smartr currently appear to do a job good.

It appears to be more targeted at youngsters (from schools, bachelors etc.) who are always on the lookout to prove they are doing great things to 'friends' ?

It really has not helped me with getting in back in touch either. Other than the chain-messages that you share just after you 'add'ed a 'friend', your connections slowly appear to fade out.

The amazing set of applications too are good for a one time try; gets boring after that.

Facebook has turned into a unwanted cruel addiction with no real social / other benefit. To share my thoughts online, its gonna be blogs for some more time.

Quick tea anyone ?





3 comments:

Tomychan said...

Rightly said Nitin, unless you are an AB who wants to announce to the world about his daughter-in-law's pregnancy. What the heck it matters to others !!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with most of what you wrote. Except this "not really interested to know the 'status' about my 'friends' either". Why not?
When my "friend" achieves something great in his/her life or has something momentous to share ( marriage, baby, new car) I am interested.
Its only when the posts gets funny (like what I cooked for dinner, or what I won at Farmville) I find it absolutely uninteresting. -Sapna

Nitin Stephen Koshy said...

Sapna, as you rightly indicated, 'status' appears to have different meaning for most of the FB 'friends'. "status" updates from my 'friends' are no longer momentous but rather overwhelming and boring.