Nestled at the bottom of today’s Hot Clicks (hint: follow @jimmytraina) is an outstanding video that I feel needs to be shared with the masses, mainly because nearly every single person implied by the phrase “the masses” is probably on Facebook.
And in my humble opinion, Facebook sucks.
Yes, Facebook has its positives. At one time it was a nice, organized, relatively private and controlled way to keep in touch with friends and family, share photos and events, and – in a much less garish way than MySpace – create your own little personal shrine to yourself on the web. (Narcissism rules!)
It is not that anymore.
I, of course, once actively used my Facebook account but deactivated it about a year ago. For those curious, yes, it has made my online life much easier and less cluttered. No, I do not really feel like I’m missing out on anything.
Many of you have asked why MSF does not have an official Facebook page, and it’s a good question. We probably should; but I’ve developed an even more severe disdain for what Facebook has become, thus keeping MSF off of it can be pretty accurately described as my own subconscious, irrational, traffic-debilitating act of petulant social media rebellion.
Anyway, I may or may not get around to getting MSF officially on Facebook at some point. Regardless, I highly doubt I’ll ever use it all that much personally in the future other than logging in once in a great while when I forget someone’s birthday or contact info, and then immediately deactivating again to prevent – among other things – being ‘facebook abused’, as the aforementioned video below sums up perfectly.
Video: Facebook Abuse by Man in the Box (warning: NSFW language)
While I am sure that some will find the snarky, caustic humor of Mike Polk (the “man in the box”) a little off-putting – especially those of you who fall into the Facebook stereotypes he lambastes – I think he’s hilarious. He’s also probably in his late-20s, early-30s, so he and I probably have a lot in common.
Regardless, “Man in the Box” has a pretty prolific YouTube Channel, so the rest of the these videos are embedded for you to enjoy if you want to continue procrastinating at work.
Video: Greg’s Lawsuit by Man in the Box
Video: Blooper Police by Man in the Box
Video: The One Upper by Man in the Box
For more, check out the Man in the Box YouTube channel. I just checked it out for the first time today, and this post was the result. So obviously it’s pretty entertaining.
Thanks for indulging in me in this off-topic respite from the sports world. The truth is, I work in social media…so I’m not sure my boss would appreciate an anti-Facebook rant on any of our other sites. Since he’s not into a Midwest sports, I figure I’m safe here among friends.
Now back to your regularly schedule procrastinating on other websites.