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Clicking 'ignore'


I find myself spending less and less time on Facebook recently, and most of that time is spent looking at notifications, and clicking on ‘ignore’, because I don’t want to join the Oregon Trail, or allow my friends to buy and sell me.. . A large part of the problem is applications that insist you invite friends (generally at least 20) before you can see your results / scores / what other people have said about you. If I add one of those applications, and it demands I invite my friends to play too, I just exit, and uninstall it. I like my friends too much to bombard them with invites every time I decide to while away some time playing a quiz!

It seems even Facebook themselves have finally realised that the amount of invites / notifications to play whatever game your friends are playing at the time is statring to get ridiculous. I noticed today that this information has appeared in my News Feed:



Too many requests?

We've added a "clear all" option for when you have more than 25 requests waiting on your Requests page.




Yay - Now in one fell swoop I can get rid of the zombie requests, pirate requests, the pokes, the super pokes...

You know, I think I may be becoming the least social social networker possible! Or maybe just the one that feels it's not really essential to know minute-by-minute what games my friends play?

Comments

Unknown said…
Jennie, thanks for the post. I'm still using Facebook but I seem to get a request every day to "Find out what type of cartoon character I am" or "Find out what Beatles song best personifies me" What is the point in these applications, it seems to me that there are far too many viral applications on Facebook that serve absolutely no purpose. I like you tend to ignore them!

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