10 Ways to Make Facebook a Better Socializing PlatformOctober 20th, 2009 by James | This article was viewed 10,052 times.
With the growing trend of internet socializing, it is no doubt that Facebook is one of the “must-haves” for people of all ages to keep in touch with friends and families who are miles apart. However, as futile applications start to blossom within Facebook, paired with some of the attention seeking nature of human being, socializing in Facebook has become not as fun as before.
Without wasting too much of your time on the introduction, we will dive straight away to the 10 ways to make Facebook a better socializing platform.
1. When you add people you don’t know, introduce yourself
Have you sometimes got some unknown people you have not seen before in your entire life replying to your threads? And sometimes, that person just wouldn’t leave you alone? Isn’t it irritating?
So, when you add somebody you think they have not met you before, introduce yourself and let them know you want to be friends.
2. Don’t message people in Facebook, get IM contact and do it there.
Even though Facebook is meant to be a socializing platform, but chatting in Facebook is really a pain in the ass. Get the person’s Instant Messenger and do your talking there!
3. Do less quiz, because nobody gives a shit
Honestly, all these quiz in Facebook, they are all b.s. and are regarded as spam to me sometimes. You want to know how many partners would you sleep with and which sex position would you use? By all means, do it quiz but don’t publish it, because nobody gives a damn.
4. 10101 does not predict your future
Wow, you are 100% lucky today. Well prove it, go out, stand in the middle of the freeway for 30 minutes and come back alive. Machines do not predict our future.
5. Stop sending the same app/game/group/event invites
Ok you have just sent like 20 game invitations to 20 of your friends today. Don’t do the same thing tomorrow, chances is that we will click the magic link “Ignore all”, because Facebook won’t tell you we ignored you.
6. Virus affected friends
They just contaminate the news feed with unnecessary information and links.
7. Quit Whining on Your Status Update
I am totally fine with people seeking attentions and shouting out of joy in Facebook, I would even join in and share their happiness as well. What annoys me most are status updates like…
“Im sick of you”
“My life sucks”
“Bad mood today”
Or anything of those sort. Seriously, that is not really a wise thing to do if you ask me. It is not effective and the 500 friends in your Facebook list couldn’t care less what happen to you. In fact, for every 10 people you tell about your problems, 7 will be happy that you have a problem, 2 will listen half heartedly and only 1 would listen.
A better choice will be to find that 1 person that would listen and whine to that particular person.
8. Quit begging people to buy you in Friends for Sale
Another irritating status updates are those who are begging people to buy them in the application called “Friends for Sale”. If people want to buy you (as if they would) they will buy you without having you to beg them like a dog.
9. Don’t emo in your Facebook
Even though this is sort of like what I explained at 7, but I purposely have this part separated because I once had a friend who literally took a picture of his emo self and posted it all over Facebook. I don’t see why anybody should remain in an emo state for such a long time.
The lack of attention maybe…
Fortunately, Facebook has created a function called “Hide”, where we can hide any applications and they will never appear again in your news feed.
Nonetheless, there is this application that utilizes your photo and that is…
10. Stop playing applications like “FanCheck”
The last and the least favourite things, the FanCheck application. Whenever a picture is posted in your profile by FanCheck and 20 of your friends has been tagged, a human kid died. Whenever somebody commented on the application, a kitten died. Whenever that thread of comment is replied, the Earth becomes hotter by a certain degree. So, for the sake of all the things God had created for us, stop playing FanCheck!
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