I used to love you, I really did.
I loved knowing almost always when it was someone's birthday, and who broke up with whom at the moment so I wouldn't make awkward moments.
I remember when we first met, how you were just one page for each person, with no customization at all, I liked it because it was uniform for everyone, not a mess of colors and weird letters like other sites did. Because people sometimes suck at customization.
The only thing I hated was the mini-feed of course, informing everyone about what I did. But later you removed it.
I remember having my page clearly organized with some "which character are you.." applications, so it showed a little bit about my self without being a mess, and I also remember the pointless vampires and werewolves "games". I had a couple of "bumper stickers" and a little playlist that survived the test of time until recently.
Then you started to change, and everytime you changed people complained, but I just got annoyed at their complaints, you did it all for their sake.
I, personally, have always been against the dislike button, it would allow high levels of trolling. But when you changed the "become a fan" for "like" well, people actually used it that way, not much of a change on how it was used anyway.
I think my favorite you was around 2009, when we had the little phrase on the side, our statuses stayed on top of our pages, and we had different tabs on stuff. It all felt neat and organized. I liked a lot of things from 2009 anyway. I hated 2010 tho.
Then you changed yet again, but this time I didn't support this change, the tiny pictures of the top felt awful for me at the time (I now do creative stuff with them). The pictures everywhere actually, it all feels too cramped! And what I hate the most is that you brought back an equivalent of the "mini-feed". Posting everything I do. Great I found how to hide it nowadays, we all get used to everything.
But it was how I started to hate you.
I hate that you made all this changes, stupid changes, and we all just have to accept them, because we need you.
I also hate that need for posting stuff I now feel everyday.
But what I hate the most is all the hype the media started making around you. I don't say it to sound hipster, but I liked when the internet was for me, my friends, people around my age. Not having my mom's friends going on facebook commenting on how their kids broke up or whatever. I hate the tv always saying how a big phenomenon social networking is (it is, I know, but I hate having it mentioned everywhere as if we couldn't breathe without it). And I hate how some people think that if it is on facebook you automatically know so sometimes I fear that if I don't go I'll miss something important like an extra homework a teacher sent or whatever.
Now I hate you facebook, I do, I want to leave you but I can't do it right away.
I got a google+ account the other day.
I originally didn't want you, I'm sick of being so hooked on you having another social network would just make it worse.
But I got it and I checked it out.
It's really neat. But it's not you.
It's simple, clean and not cramped, I like it, but well, I can't post on my friends walls and basically nobody posts in there.
Maybe I can start leaking my post addiction there and eventually leave you facebook.