Facebook is the most successful social networking site today; however, that isn't to say that there are a shortage of Facebook issues. This list details some of the issues you might want to watch out for while wasting time on Facebook.
- The glitchy chat. Facebook's chat function is a huge issue; it's extremely buggy and usually messes up after being used for only a few minutes. The chat will often lag in sneding messages, lag in receiving messages, and show people as logged out when they're not.
- The programming to bold text. In Facebook, you can only bold text by putting asterisks around the text. You can't use HTML tags to change the style of any text. There's also the issue that if anything is next to a bolding asterisk, including a period, the text will not be put into bold.
- The new "enter to comment" function. Most people are used to typing quickly on Facebook, and then pressing "enter" to make a line break in a comment. However, after a new reprogramming of Facebook, pressing "enter" will now submit your comment. While some might adjust to this change quickly, it will definitely be a huge issue for others.
- The difficult way to block someone. Blocking someone completely from your Facebook page is a strange and round-about process that only makes the process more frustraing. One of the more important functions of Facebook being so difficult to do is definitely a major issue Facebook has.
- The difficulty of changing your privacy settings. Like blocking someone, a major issue in Facebook is how round-about it is to change your privacy settings. That means that unless you change your profile from its default settings, anyone can see your name, picture, hometown, school, work, relationship status, and other information.
- The amount of information offered up to ad companies. Ever wonder why Facebook seems to know exactly which ads to display for you? It's because all of the information you put on Facebook is offered up freely to advertising companies on Facebook.
- The amount of time Facebook can devour. While many people may not spend too long on Facebook, most users find it one of the best ways to eat up time, especially when they're procrastinating. Facebook is definitely an issue when it comes to productivity. Here's looking at you, college students.
- The promotion of hate groups. The Internet is definitely a place for free speech-however, that isn't to say Facebook is a place for hate groups. Groups that endorse anorexia, racism, and other terrible social problems can be found readily on Facebook. Having hate groups be so easily accessible is definitely an issue Facebook has.
- The inability to delete an account completely. So you want to delete your Facebook so people will stop pestering you-easy, right? Not really. Traces of all accounts, whether "deleted" ot not, can always be found on Facebook.
- Lack of customer support. Say you're having difficulties with any of the aforementioned Facebook issues, and you want to get a hold of a worker to sort things out. Good luck; Facebook has extremely limited customer support. This sort of meta-issue is one of the most frustrating, which is saying quite a lot in this list of some terrible Facebook issues.
Posted on: Apr. 14, 2011