Facebook: Ugly Irrelevance

I visit my Facebook page every few weeks just to see what’s up. I find my distaste for FB growing with each visit. All I see is a steady stream of invites for something called the ‘Funwall’, or ‘iLike’ or some other 3rd party Facebook app. Even Steve Gillmor is trying to leverage Facebook in his recent call out for people to listen to his most recent ‘Gang’ podcast by joining a Facebook Group.

I’ve checked out some of these things and find the whole FB thing useless and a navigational mess. A hot steaming pile if you get my drift. Sure, there are no starry backgrounds (likely copyrighted by Leopard anyway) or animated gifs (yet!) but it sure doesn’t feel or look like the social app of the future to me. Every time I visit there just seems to be more and more crap squeezed into every nook and cranny of my home page. It actually looks busier than Yahoo.ca. And that people, is no mean feat!

Maybe I’m just behind the times, but I can’t for the life of me find any real value in Facebook.

Just give me a decent browser, Google Search, Google Reader, and GMail and I’m all set.

Do you frequent Facebook? If so, Why?

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