There are SO MANY things that drive me crazy about Facebook, so many ways it falls short. Some of the things I realize are very personal, but quite a few of them are no-brainers that should be FIXED. This is my list.
- It’s ASININE that you can’t CC someone on a Facebook message that’s been sent to you. I.E.: I receive a message. I respond, but I want to CC a friend. Not possible.
Are you freaking kidding me?!
- It’s incredibly stupid that when you “like” a movie (or band, book, etc.), it’s added to your profile favorites. SERIOUSLY? Just because you like a movie, it’s automatically your FAVORITE movie?!
As someone with a Facebook Movie Page, I point out that this is SERIOUSLY DETRIMENTAL to our “like” numbers, as people will “unlike” your movie because they don’t want it showing up in their profile “favorites.” And I totally agree… just because you like my movie doesn’t mean it has to be your favorite.
- You can’t convert a page. A lot of people have created musician pages and other things of that ilk (movie pages, book pages, etc.), only to find out later that there was a better category (Facebook’s page creation page SUCKS). If you’ve made a bunch of fans (now “likers”), you don’t want to simply start a new page and lose all those fans, so you’d need to convert your page to a new category. Tough sh*t. You can’t.
- You can’t get help. I realize FB is a free service with millions (probably billions) of users, but if you need something legitimate addressed… tough sh*t! I had to file a copyright infringement form to get a human from FB to contact me, and even then the help was extremely limited.
There are a million more. I’ll keep adding them over time. Facebook has finally added a suggestion link, but I’m betting nobody really reads the suggestions.