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Ten Cons of Facebook From Personal Experiences (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1:

6. New Message compose. In the past, you were able to write new messages to your friends with ...

Continuing from Part 1:

6. New Message compose. In the past, you were able to write new messages to your friends with a new subject line, but now everything should go under the same subject line. There is no way to set aside a new important message from the old ones.

7. Hard to navigate. Back in 2008, it was easy to navigate and set the account settings. However, now there are lots of menu and submenus that requires a deep learning curve, in addition to a lot of time to pick up.

8. Relationship status. I did not like the idea of sharing my relationship status with my friends. It has an absolute contradiction between the personal and the professional life. Indeed, I think many users lie about it anyway. So, to me, it is just a useless feature.

9. Friend suggestions. As I mentioned earlier, when I log in to my developer account, Facebook exposes me to a few friendship suggestions. I do not know how they find people from my other account (perhaps from my cell phone number). Anyway, I feel they are doing what they can do to grow their dominance regardless of how it will cost the user's privacy.

10. Pain of account termination. When I finally decided to terminate my account permanently, they said that it may take up to one month for doing so. So the interesting part is that my account was inactive for one and half years by the time I asked them for the account termination. In other words, they tell me that it takes one month to remove an empty and inactive account from their system.

What I went through with Facebook are mainly cons that I personally experienced. Not only am I happy with my account termination, but also I will never ever again signup with Facebook. Now, I have lots of free time and peace of mind to follow my hobbies and live abundantly in the real world.

Ten Cons of Facebook From Personal Experiences (Part 2)

Posted: Wednesday February 20th

Continuing from Part 1:

6. New Message compose. In the past, you were able to write new messages to your friends with a new subject line, but now everything should go under the same subject line. There is no way to set aside a new important message from the old ones.

7. Hard to navigate. Back in 2008, it was easy to navigate and set the account settings. However, now there are lots of menu and submenus that requires a deep learning curve, in addition to a lot of time to pick up.

8. Relationship status. I did not like the idea of sharing my relationship status with my friends. It has an absolute contradiction between the personal and the professional life. Indeed, I think many users lie about it anyway. So, to me, it is just a useless feature.

9. Friend suggestions. As I mentioned earlier, when I log in to my developer account, Facebook exposes me to a few friendship suggestions. I do not know how they find people from my other account (perhaps from my cell phone number). Anyway, I feel they are doing what they can do to grow their dominance regardless of how it will cost the user's privacy.

10. Pain of account termination. When I finally decided to terminate my account permanently, they said that it may take up to one month for doing so. So the interesting part is that my account was inactive for one and half years by the time I asked them for the account termination. In other words, they tell me that it takes one month to remove an empty and inactive account from their system.

What I went through with Facebook are mainly cons that I personally experienced. Not only am I happy with my account termination, but also I will never ever again signup with Facebook. Now, I have lots of free time and peace of mind to follow my hobbies and live abundantly in the real world.