I've all but left Facebook. For the past few months now I've logged in maybe once a day to get rid of those annoying red message alerts, which are usually nothing more than requests to work on a farm or an invite to an improv show. But I didn't abandoned the social ship because it’s awful, I abandoned it because the people on it are. Whether it's 'friends' going on and on about their boring jobs or 'poking' you for no reason, all the social courtesies that we enjoy in the real world go out the window on Facebook.
Do you have a strong opinion about what's going on in politics? Guess what, I don't care! So you can just go a head and stop posting 'Ron Paul: 2012' on my wall. Oh and no, I didn't see those cool pictures of that party you had with your beautiful friends. I was too busy unfriending you.
And the thing that allegedly makes Facebook so great is that it let’s you get in touch with old friends. The reality is, most of your friends from 'back in the day' suck. Yeah I know you promised your old D&D pal that you’d be BFF’s forever but time has a way of showing us how awful some people are. Plus, you can go ahead and kiss that dignity goodbye when your best bro tags you in that old picture of you during your frosted tips phase.