Sunday, July 4, 2010

You Don't Know Jack, Facebook!

I like a lot of things about Facebook. It really is the most engaging social networking site out there and I can't believe I haven't become bored with it over the past 2 or 3 years of accessing it. One of the increasingly annoying aspects of the site, however, is how Facebook seems to think it's all hot shit and knows what you like before you choose to "like" it yourself. The recommended pages area of the front page allows Facebook to post suggested pages based on existing pages and content you've decided to "like" over the history of your profile.

Sometimes the all knowing Facebook actually gets a page or two spot-on, but mostly the suggestions seem to be all wrong for me. This glaring Facebook assumption just presented itself to me a few minutes ago:

Ummm Facebook... I hate to break it to you. I'm a big movie buff but one of the reasons I love movies so much is because I can watch a story and I don't have to actually read the book. Reading in general can be OK in small doses but I would much rather take in a two-hour movie than start a long novel that can sometimes take me a month or so to finish. Maybe it's because I'm a slow reader and feel I need to re-read paragraphs a lot when my mind starts to wander. Maybe it's due to the fact that I'm a very visual person and wish I had gone into film school to pursue a different career path. Movies completely trump books for me and for Facebook to automatically think I would like Reading just because I enjoy Watching Movies is ridiculous.

Listen Facebook... stick to what you do best: allowing us to post pictures and video, comment on statuses and play goofy games with friends. You don't need to try to run my life and steer my personal preferences as well. Thanks but no thanks.

And oh yeah... I've never seen an episode of House and Fringe is my favorite show. Strike two!

1 comment:

Mommy, Esq. said...

I love when it tells me to reconnect with my husband.