One boomer asks, is Facebook the new Big Brother?

Is Facebook the new Big Brother? Baby boomer Wayne Merry of Stokesdale, North Carolina, thinks so, and that’s a bit ironic since Wayne’s business is about people with stories to tell. But Wayne thinks that Facebook carries things too far.

Okay, it is a well-known fact that a lot of the Boomer generation are on Facebook today. It is also a fact that this type of social media has people upset and thinking of reducing or jumping off of it, just like many in the younger generation have already done.

Wayne Merry

Wayne Merry

So, I have decided to list 10 reasons why Facebookers are getting fed-up with FB. I will start at the least and move toward the most disliked elements.

  1. Being asked to be a friend of a friend of a friend that you met at a football game for 3 minutes in 1957! WHAT? Or even worse … never met! So, you “Liked” them and found out the following:  (a) They are very crazy (b) Mad at the world (c) On too many prescription drugs. Suggestion … go “Like” rehab sites and read about them.
  2. Invites to play games. Dude I don’t play games! I work, sleep, and try to reduce my frustration as much as possible!
  3. Tired of seeing the following: a) Your last lunch intake; b) Your family information and pics all the time; c) Offensive postings; d) Cryptic postings that make you think … looks like their power was just cut off? lol!
  4. Stupidity of FBers telling everyone that they will not be at home for 2 weeks and posting many pictures of the home (with the address visible). Advice… see Craig’s List for your stolen property on Week 3 when you return.
  5. Tired of the same old same old noise! The same posting and same jokes on and on and on.
  6. Cannot take the ranting of FBers and the ones who have designated them to the Facebook police security enforcers.
  7. 7. Crazy feed algorithms invented by Facebook. This refers to the “did you see my pictures and post of the wedding?”… NO … what wedding?! And, Lord help you if you want to find it again to repost! Try the magic black hole of where your left sock goes in the drier.
  8. 8. Befriends that turn into to DEFRIENDS and then their attaches.
  9. Spammed ads. FB is tracking you like a hound dog. I get popup questionnaires on my location and other personal things. “Hello Hal”… lol.
  10. INVASION OF PRIVACY! This is the number one complaint by most users.


Now, I also must add that Facebook reunites friends and family and has actually solved crimes so, it comes down to how you use it …. just like your words!

So friends … please think before you post and consider other more private opportunities that are online, and remember, sometimes a phone call and hearing someone’s voice is still a good feeling. i.e.: Google “phone call” if you don’t remember any more how to do this!

Please check in on Wayne’s digital endeavor – Life Book.

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