WARNING: THIS GUY IS ABOUT TO GO OFF ON FACEBOOK, AGAIN. CONTINUE READING AT YOUR OWN AGREEMENT (because we all know he’s right).
So now Facebook is annoyingly prompting me to suggest friends when I add them.
Why do I have a problem with this?
Because I STILL have to manually add people to lists when we become friends, whether I add them, or they add me. And to make it worse, I now I have to click an “X” to close a popup, then hover over the “Friend Request Sent” button, then sift through tons of lists to find the one I want. WHY?! What is so hard about prompting (or better yet, requiring) people to create categories and lists of their friends, like Google+ does.
No. Instead, you’ll occasionally make suggestions as to who I should have in these smart lists you’ve created for me, like “Close Friends”. Don’t get me wrong, I find those useful, but what’s annoying is 1) I can’t remove them if I had a duplicate prior to you, Facebook, creating them. And 2) you still don’t make people use them! What’s the point in having lists (which are supposed to add a level of security, right?) if you won’t require them to be used.
You might say, but I don’t want Facebook to make me do anything.
And to that I say, fair enough, but then you simply don’t understand what I mean. Google+ did an excellent job at integrating lists (AKA Circles) into their social network — when you follow someone, you must add them to at least a single list, and that’s how you follow them — brilliant!
Why can’t Facebook get that through their head? Is it because they have the target audience that simply doesn’t care or have any idea how convenient it really is? Is that it?
Anyway, I think I’ve made my point.
/END OF RANT/