Top Three Reasons Why Facebook Sucks
Using online social networks to keep in touch with friends, family and business associates can be beneficial and for some, even addicting behavior. For those who are interested in the reasons why one should not join online networks such as Facebook, there are plenty to choose from that can deter anyone from registering and signing up themselves.
- Privacy Matters
- Employment Issues
- It’s a Fad
A major reason why Facebook sucks is its issue with user privacy and the ability to search nearly anything on a user within an instant. Unless the registered user has manually set all of his or her own privacy settings to stop others from viewing their profiles, seeing their interests and even getting their contact information, the information remains public and is visible even by those who are not friends of the user. Privacy issues also arise from Facebook now being a public company with shareholders, giving other businesses access to information regarding users including advertising insight, virtual “likes” and shares”, interests and even the friends that each member has on the network. Setting privacy on one’s account must be done manually to ensure that all of the sharing, updates and even photos of the user on Facebook is entirely hidden from those who are not within their group of friends or personal acquaintances online.
For those who have an account that is public on Facebook but may not realize this, it can often deter employers who are seeking to hire a new employees, especially if photos and updates on the user’s Facebook are inappropriate or unsettling to the potential employer. Not being hired due to a Facebook profile is not only invasive to one’s own privacy, but it is quick way to lose out on potential job and career opportunities that could have otherwise been extremely beneficial to the user. Ensuring all privacy settings are updated and that one’s page is appropriate and without any potential offensive or belligerent behavior is the only want to prevent the chance of being denied a position due to one’s account.
Although currently Facebook is the most popular social network across the globe, many marketers predict that it is simply just another fad that will slow down and essentially “die off” when something bigger and better comes along. Facebook sucks as a fad because of the hype that it is extremely valuable to advertisers and companies looking to gain more insight into users and their activity each day.
Using Facebook may be ideal for those looking to stay in touch with long-lost relatives and friends from the past, but it can also be truly invasive and in some cases, it can negatively impact your chance for a career in any field you are interested in regardless of your skills, education and qualifications
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