Do you think I’m stupid, Facebook?



What follows is a rant.

I’ve been using Facebook for a few years now.

It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues, college chums, etc.

I’ve hung in there with lots of Facebook changes over the years, but this latest batch of “improvements” has me really irked.

There’s this new feature on Facebook where you can subscribe to random Facebook-ers, not your friends.

And other people can subscribe to your posts.

Facebook is really pushing this feature, how great it will be to connect with journalists and other like-minded intellectuals.


So every Time I log onto Facebook, on the right hand side of my home page, why do I see pictures of big-busted, very young bikini-clad women?

Don’t get me wrong, folks, I agree that anyone can be a journalist, an intellectual, etc., but hey, if you wanted me to subscribe to a journalist’s posts, why not show a sample of their latest blog post, newspaper or journal article?

I’m the first one to admit that hot young women can be brilliant also, but come on, do you think I’m stupid, Facebook? I’m a sixty-two year old grandmother–what in the Sam Hill do I care about a Facebook poster named Fatima who’s got a doctorate in the art of love? Or my favorite potential subscriber, “Princess _, MD at I’m the boss?” Good for her and all her 9,999 subscribers!

Come on, Facebook!

Here’s the deal, friends and neighbors, I’m going to concentrate on Google + for awhile, instead of Facebook.

And if Google+ starts recommending I subscribe to the types of posts I wrote about above, then I’ll consider starting my own social media website, without the cheesecake pics.


Rant over.






About boomergrl49

Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

Posted on September 22, 2011, in Facebook, Google+. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I’m not liking the new changes either.


  2. Not a rant, a reasoned & reasonable post!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral





  3. Cloudia, you’re the best! Thanks!


  4. Mami, glad it’s not just me.


  5. FB’s recent constant changes are driving me nuts! I didn’t figure out ’til last night how to see my newsfeed. Ha!

    There’s an article in today’s “Toronto Star” about the changes …–facebook-overhauls-your-home-page-you-might-not-like-it


  6. Thanks for the link, Teena.


  7. I joined facebook to stay connected with family and friends so I agree with you. I have under 30 “friends” because that’s all I want. I’m as private as I can be on there. I don’t want to be found. Rant on my blog friend.


  8. It is all a bit odd.. Depends how you want to use it. Mine is just for a few close friends & family..


  9. Kathy, thanks 🙂


  10. Lady Banana, I hear you. I’ve stayed in contact with some college chums also, folks at work.


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