I find myself spending less and less time on Facebook recently, and most of that time is spent looking at notifications, and clicking on ‘ignore’, because I don’t want to join the Oregon Trail, or allow my friends to buy and sell me.. . A large part of the problem is applications that insist you invite friends (generally at least 20) before you can see your results / scores / what other people have said about you. If I add one of those applications, and it demands I invite my friends to play too, I just exit, and uninstall it. I like my friends too much to bombard them with invites every time I decide to while away some time playing a quiz!
It seems even Facebook themselves have finally realised that the amount of invites / notifications to play whatever game your friends are playing at the time is statring to get ridiculous. I noticed today that this information has appeared in my News Feed:
Too many requests?We’ve added a “clear all” option for when you have more than 25 requests waiting on your Requests page.
Yay – Now in one fell swoop I can get rid of the zombie requests, pirate requests, the pokes, the super pokes…
You know, I think I may be becoming the least social social networker possible! Or maybe just the one that feels it’s not really essential to know minute-by-minute what games my friends play?