All CEOs including Facebooks’ Mark Zukerberg are paid the big bucks to be dreamers. They all have to have a vision of where their company dominates all the competition in the years ahead. Of course there are only a meager few who actually get it right. The rest take their millions and walk away and another dreamer takes over. I think Zuck really understands that by 2030 which is fourteen years away something else will likely replace Facebook as THE social site of the age. Fourteen years is an eternity when it come to technological change.
But I want to get a little more personal with this post and tell you what I don’t like about Facebook. I have been getting on site daily for some time now but it is getting on my nerves. I know that Facebook like any other corporation HAS to grow. If they don’t they lose favor with Wall Street. How they do that is what is important.
I admit that I like to keep up with some of my friends via Facebook. Even if I don’t see them face-to-face much anymore it is nice to see what they are up to in their daily lives. The Walters clan, if it even deserves to be called that, have never been to connected with each other. I have two brothers and a deceased sister as siblings. The last time I saw them in person was in 2002 when I made a trip south to visit them. They for the most part never seemed interested in connecting on any serious level so they have never reciprocated with a visit north. But still it is nice to see some of their daily interactions with their immediate families.
As I said I enjoy keeping up, even on a trivial level, with my friends and relatives but lately it seems that I must also keep up with any comments or interactions with people they “like”. For some of my friends that means dozens more daily reads. I like my friends but I don’t necessarily care to know who all their friends are. Simply stated it is just taking too much time to parse through what I don’t care to see in order to keep up with them. I will shamefully admit that I have “unfollowed” several in order to keep my Facebook viewing to a manageable level.
I know that kids spend hours each day on what I consider frivolous social media interactions but I just don’t see the point in knowing why my BFF had for breakfast this morning and don’t really care what their friends had!
Zuck may eventually have to subtract one from his 7 billion human count estimate.