So I covered memes on facebook and the great Asian food debate, but a I actually have a lot to say about Toaden Kay's blog request.
When Google+ came out I thought it was revolutionary. Some people still DO think that, but I have come to find a lot of things that i really don't like about it. Most importantly is this...
Out of the 332 people who have me in circles... I only know the 166 people who are in MY circles. I fucking HATE that people i don't know can add me to their shit. Yeah, who cares if I can make it so that they can't see my posts... I don't want random people adding me. Not only that, but even when I don't add them back, which I never do, G+ still puts their shit in my feed. WHY?! I don't want to read crappy news stories about someone I've never heard of! I Don't want a chance to win a free anything! I don't care that you are in love with the new Nikes! Fuck off!
The only way to make it so that I'm not their friend anymore is to block them. That's like having to block every stranger in the entire world. I don't want to block everyone I don't know. Shit is too much work. I just want to be able to say "No, weird European looking person, you cannot tell people you're friends with me."
I wouldn't mind so much if these people actually looked at the shit that I post on there. But they don't. They're using me for my "friendship". I'm just another face in a circle that they don't care about. On any day that I share a post on google+, I will MAYBE get 6 views from that post. On that same day, I could not even share a post on facebook, and I still get about 40 clicks per hour... just from facebook!
Yeah, sure... hangouts are fun, but seeing as my new laptop is broken, and i can't afford to fix it or replace it, I'm SOL. Maybe I'll come back if someone gets Jenna Marbles into a hangout so i can profess my girl-love for her... just maybe, though.
There are plenty of other things that I dislike about G+... I've thought about it all before... but in all honesty the main reason I gave up on it is that Facebook will never be trumped. All my pictures are there, all my friends are there, it's familiar and comfortable, and despite what anyone else says, I feel less safe with my information on Google+.
Bitch and moan all you guys want, but Facebook is here to stay. Google+ is/was a trend that I just can't get back into. I'm not sorry.