[Air-L] The 12 most annoying Facebookers By Brandon Griggs, CNN

Nancy Baym nbaym at ku.edu
Fri Oct 30 08:02:19 PDT 2009


I find these lists incredibly annoying. For 
goodness sakes, if you don't like how someone 
behaves on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social 
network site, quit following them! There's no one 
forcing anyone to consume other people's messages.

It strikes me as mildly amusing that we are 
treated to simultaneous discourses about how (a) 
everyone on these sites is narcissistic and (b) 
everyone should behave on these sites in the way 
that most interests ME. Am I the only one who 
notices a bit of a contradiction there?

No offence to Christophe whom I recognize is 
passing this along, not claiming it as his own.

Nancy



At 3:32 PM +0100 10/30/09, Christophe Prieur wrote:
>  > 
>http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/24/annoying.facebook.updaters/index.html
>>
>>  (CNN) -- Facebook, for better or worse, is 
>>like being at a big party with all your friends,
>>  family, acquaintances and co-workers.
>
>Quite sure Barry (i mean, @barry wellman) will agree with this one.
>And if it's been posted already, just put me in 
>the adequate one among the 12 boxes (just i'm 
>probably in each of them already, oh well...)
>
>_
>   Christophe Prieur, 
>prieur at liafa.jussieu.fr
>   Liafa, Université Paris-Diderot 
>http://liafa.jussieu.fr/~prieur/
>   [user experience research, social networks, (large) graph algorithms]
>
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