Fakebook

 - by JK

Okay, I think I’m finally tired of Facebook. No, not because of you my dear friends, it’s just this new ad-infested, apps-ridden and spam-inducing thing that’s disguising as Facebook.

Remember how exciting Facebook was? It was an amazing application that revolutionized the way we communicated. We vowed we could never live without it. We then continued our FB love by creating events, uploading our lives and adding total strangers as friends. Much love!

Fakebook

Ladies and gentlemen; Facebook has mutated... beware!

And in the rumble-tumble world of copywriting, Facebook provided inspiration for dull minds and the perfect respite from work.

Now Facebook is nothing but another chore to do in the mornings… and the rest of the day. It has turned into a dark, evil brother that invades our privacy, sends us unsolicited messages and forces suggests us to be friends with virtually everyone… virtually.

So I thought if I was the only one who felt this way. Apparently not, because according to ZDNetAsia, 31% of younger, more mobile and brand conscious consumers have indicated they are getting bored with their social network – leading to social fatigue.

Well, I’m not really that young, mobile or very brand-conscious; but the feeling towards Facebook is definitely mutual.

Ah yes, how can I forget the annoying little ads that appear in the right sidebar. From “cepat kaya” messages in broken Malay to those sexually suggestive ads for medieval role playing games; they are becoming increasingly ridiculous.

And just when I thought we couldn’t be more connected, some wise guys go and create Rock Melt – a web browser with built-in social tools. Basically you can do every social thing from your web browser, including being there for your grandfather’s birthday. I kid you not… watch the video:

Ready to turn off your PC and start a self-sustaining life in a farm? Call me; if you have my number that is. Hah!

P.S. I decided not to add the customary Facebook Share button in this post just to prove a point.


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