Please stop creating a Facebook group or fanpage for EVERY SINGLE THING in the world. Thank you.
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I took a 48 hour break from online communication (and that includes my cell phone) during the holiday season. It was a great detox. When I opened up my Facebook account this afternoon I had invitations to more than 100 groups and pages. Of these 100+ invitations, I joined TWO.
People can promote whatever they so choose, however they want. I’m making an observation that the fan page and group invitation “noise” is getting so loud, I’m missing content of interest, relevance or importance to ME.
As I wade through the “I don’t actually smile when I text a smiley face” and “Brown is a stupid color” pages (yes they exist) there are a few nuggets I find worthwhile. The pages I join compliment my Facebook experience and the way in which I choose to use it. (Get that I’m talking about an individual experience?)
Sometimes too many “groups I would never join” requests ruin it for others I might join. I get on a roll clicking “ignore” and miss a few or get overwhelmed. UPDATE #1: I often wonder if people create pages and then invite their entire network as opposed to thinking about those who may find it of interest. The spray and pray approach may be one of the culprits.
I posted this thought on Facebook (of course) and received a lot of feedback. What do others have to say?
“I feel that some just go group crazy – sort of like how I used to go comma crazy in middle and high school, but times change, and online communities will sift and sort everything out naturally in similar fashion to how we did during the Web 1.0 days – from the boom to bust days! When you create a page do you thoughtfully invite people you think may be interested or do you mass invite everyone in your network?” -Dwayne M Kilbourne
“Corollary request you might include, Sarah: Please stop creating 1,000’s Facebook pages for THE SAME THING. Thank you.” -Bill Attinger
“My two pennies…people should create whatever the hell they want, and you can ignore any invitations you feel don’t fit you. Seems what really irks you is that you’re getting invited to things that don’t interest you.” -Tim Patterson
“I don’t so much mind them being created what irks me is after I ignore them they keep showing up and then people have the nerve to send a message asking if I joined their group or fan page! NO! The rudeness!” -Kellie McRae
What are your observations, thoughts, feelings?
In the meantime, I’m creating a fan page for this. (That’s a joke.)