I am one of those people easily annoyed by Facebook. I had about 200 friends, and was getting so irritated with all the political posts, medical posts, and just plain rude posts. For example a friend would mention getting together, but then say it is not for sure, and then post all the other fun stuff she did instead. I also had friends that no longer wanted to communicate by any other way but Facebook but also posts all the pictures of them being with all their other friends after she dumped me as a IRL friend. So I deleted my account, and created a new one with about 15 friends. I deleted the friend that was had dumped me as a IRL friend, and apparently she had issue with being deleted. I just didn't understand why if she no longer wants to talk via e-mail or phone, why would she care about FB?
I was recently telling another friend that I prefer e-mail to Facebook because it is personal messages instead of on a Wall in front of everyone, and she said that was so "last decade". So I guess I am wondering has the world moved on without me? I am not going to change my Facebook preferences, but am I in the minority here? Do other people not want to talk to "friends" except on their FB wall?
I also feel similar about texting. I do text one friend, the babysitter, and DH, but only short conversations. If it is going to be a long conversation, I prefer a phone call. I hate spending 20 minutes texting in what could be a 5 minute phone conversation. Its just annoying to me. Again, is the rest of the world moving on from phone conversations, and only text or talk on Facebook wall? Is the phone and e-mail completely not used anymore? I only talk to family and one friend on the phone anymore.
I just feel like since texting and FB my friendships have suffered, not because I wasn't participating, but because the quality of the interaction has greatly decreased. Anyone else feel the same? Anyway to make new friends without having that we must be FB friends expectation?