Is it me or is Facebook getting noisy?
Maybe it’s because I’ve got more junk on my profile, but I’m starting to get annoyed by all of the notifications and the messages in my inbox. It’s all junk that I can only blame myself for I guess.
I get a lot messages because I became of a fan of DJ Craig Mitchell. He’s a SMC alum who owned a club here in Burlington. He’s moved onto bigger things and is a regular on the techno scene in Boston and NYC. I became a “fan” because he’s a really nice guy and I want him to be successful. I don’t think I’ll ever go to one of his shows in Boston or NYC so I find the notifications and updates more annoying then helpful.
A certain alumni office sends out notices often too. Especially when it’s the end of the fiscal year and they are revving up their fund raising for one last push.
I took one of those movie compatibility tests. It’s constantly telling me that someone else took that same test and I should check out how we match up. I’m trying to figure out why I care.
One of my friends from high school sends me a Lil’ Green Patch thing every day. Maybe I’m too cynical, but I don’t really believe that 1 acre of rain forest is saved each time I accept a Lil’ Green Patch request.
So I guess my question is, is it me? Am I too much of a curmudgeon to appreciate these little notes? Should I care that someone matched me on the perfect match personality test?
Or is Facebook heading the way of the email? Too much spam and too much junk has turned a once efficient communication device into annoying time waster.