I love Facebook. I do.
I use it all day long – for work, because as a Community Manager I need to know when changes happen; and for fun, to catch up with family and stalk old friends. I think it’s brilliant for brands to use Facebook as their central digital hub.
However, I have some issues with Facebook, professionally and personally. Another existing platform has really cool features and longer extensions, but if my friends aren’t there, neither am I. Ahem…it rhymes with Foogle Flus.
There is now a whole generation of people that expect Facebook to be there.
That sentence always gives me goose bumps, and I don’t mean the exceptional book series by R.L. Stine. Facebook really changed how we think about relationships and each other. Facebook recently created an email address for me without asking first, AND posted it to my info page. What gall. What else do they have the power to do? Slowly delete a photo a minute until I write a check for $10,000? What happens if Facebook folds? What happens to all my data, photos, history? The possibility scares me a little.
OK, that was heavy. To lighten up the mood, here is one of my favorite Facebook parody videos ever (Warning: It’s a throwback – who plays Scrabble anymore?): BBC’s Facebook Parody