While I’m thankful for many good things about the Internet, allow me one more rant about the money-grubbing site that is FB, and I’ll hush forever.
FB now averages about every other day changing my preferences from seeing my friends’ most recent posts to those that FB think are most interesting to me.
FB does not respect a user’s choices. Plain and simple. Also, they restrict who can see your posts. Not all your friends will see your statuses. So why do people stay there? It’s a mystery. (The same mystery as the way so many people vote. Or, on another level, the same mystery why a person can hear the gospel and remain distant from God.)
If it were not for my grandkids showing up there, not even my kids could keep me on that Most Despicable Commercial Walled-in Site.
So I’m attempting to go completely with open-source (free, non-commercial) offerings. I’ve pretty much left FB, as far as interaction. I no longer wish anyone happy birthday there (though I pray you be blessed on your day). My likes and comments are sparse and growing fewer all the time.
I’ve also backed away from Twitter, since they started inserting ads into the user’s timeline.
If you want to talk to me, do it outside of the commercial spots that read your private communications. I’ve just reinstalled the muut forum on the Plink page, where you can take shots at me at will. For private communications, please don’t send messages via FB. Send an email. Or join one of the media I linked to above for great communication without eavesdropping.
I want to be available to you. But not with somebody between us who interferes with our interactions. We can do better.