Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Things That Make Me Crazy About Facebook

As I have already mentioned, I am completely out of my depth when it comes to working anything technological. For example, I believe I just published the title to this little entry...without the essay attached. Because of this I find myself frequently frustrated by, really, the simplest of things. Facebook is the current bane of my existence.

People are continually sending me plants, fish, hearts, quizzes, Easter eggs, candy, (the candy kind of made me happy until I figured out that this wasn't really a notification that a package was due to arrive soon), shoes (ditto to the candy), shamrocks, Christmas ornaments, gifts, dachsunds. The list goes on but really, I'm sure you get the picture. The problem? I can't actually retrieve any of them. I am notified that they are there, I press "accept" and then I can never figure out how to view them.

Also, on my little sidebar of notifications, it always says "Congratulations". Just at random intervals. For no particular reason. And I have to rack my brains trying to remember what great thing I've done to deserve this. This is too much work, people.

I only signed up to keep an eye on my kids and while I have found some old friends (for which I am very grateful) I don't really know if this is worth it. I have enough stress in my life without adding this.

P.S. Zoosk, I don't know who you are and I don't care HOW many flirts I'm missing out on...I'm married.


~j. said...

I get the notifications and I click 'ignore' on just about every single one. Because I don't understand, either.

By the way, Congratulations.

Teachinfourth said...

I ignore all of that other junk too. I don't have time for 'fake presents' and the like.

This will be good though, I hear that there is lots of technology in heaven...you want to be able to network it all when you get there, you know?