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Posted 2007-10-11 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Dear Facebook,
Since getting dumped on by piles of irrelevant requests and notifications seems to be your idea of a party, I'm afraid you might not be the kind of people I enjoy hanging out with.

I don't know if there's a way to turn off the stream of spam, and that's not entirely my problem. Each one of those irritating little messages should have a "STFU" button next to it. The absence of idiot-proof noise-filtering features seems to be a deliberate design choice: Why else would you join Facebook if not to be notified every time your "friend" wipes her nose?
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by Secureplay
October 11, 2007 @ 11:59 am
     
 
Actually, the scariest part of Facebook is how much time people who have jobs seem to spend in it.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Scott McMillin
October 11, 2007 @ 1:14 pm
     
 
But if you take away the notifications, what else is left?
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by FlipperPA Peregrine
October 12, 2007 @ 10:50 am
     
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you; I thought I was the only one who felt this way amidst all the silly praise thrown on Facebook.

And NO, I don't was to be superpoked or turned into a zombie! If there's a way to ignore an app created through Facebook's API, I sure as hell haven't found it.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by purewestdocs
October 12, 2007 @ 12:49 pm
     
 
I think Facebook deserves the praise it's getting- it's an elegant site and lightyears ahead of other social sites.

That said, if one more person superpokes me or turns me into a zombie...
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Scott McMillin
October 12, 2007 @ 12:57 pm
     
 
@purewestdocs: Agreed, it's definitely the best out there. Hopefully we'll see more mature/interesting/useful Facebook apps as time goes on.

I wonder what the average lifespan of an one-note Facebook app like Zombies/Vampires is? I notice there's an initial rush to sign up for them followed by users slowly removing them over time. (As opposed to more useful apps.)
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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