By Alain Houle, Alco Web Design LLC
Now that I had an account, I looked for Facebook friends. It was pretty cool to hear about a few high school buddies that I had lost track of but I did not care much about what movie they recently watched or at what restaurant they like. I did not feel like sharing that kind of information either, so I did not post much stuff and did not come back to my wall too often. But since then Facebook drove me nuts by sending me emails every time my Facebook friends were doing something. After a while I was able to close the gate but sneaky Facebook periodically changes the rules and finds new way to send me more unsolicited emails. I come to my wall about once a month and every time I go there I feel that I have lost an hour of my life. Facebook wastes my time, invades my privacy, and crawls through my personal information like a virus. I have real friends that I talk to and do things with; I don’t need any Facebook friends.
I run a small website design business (www.alcowebdesign.com) and I thought that Facebook might be a great marketing tool that would bring me new business so I created a page for my business. All my Facebook friends quickly liked it but nobody ever goes there; Millions of people “like” the Coca Cola Facebook page but don’t go there and don’t get thirsty for a Coke every time they go on Facebook. I thought that my business Facebook page would at least help my Google ranking by adding an incoming link to my website but Google and Facebook are not exactly friends and Google does not index Facebook pages. Maybe I simply don’t get it but to attract new business, maintaining a Facebook business page is not an efficient use of my time.
All that being said, I conclude that Facebook is not worth my time and I will shortly cancel my personal and business accounts.
Alain Houle, President
Alco Web Design LLC - http://www.alcowebdesign.com
N1337 Westgreen drive, Greenville Wisconsin 54942