Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hating Face Book Again
Several years ago I started a Facebook account. It seemed a valid reason for connecting to friends and family. I started blogging before FB. I was racing speedway motorcycles and began reporting my races on my blog and posting each new blog on FB.
Then my FB friends started getting hacked and my Yahoo Email contacts started getting spam.
Early on when the ads on FB became a pain in the ass you could block them and of course FB figured out how to stop that.
The ads got me madder as they kept pointing to Dating Russian women or similar scams. So I changed my birthday to a teenager.
Then ads were aimed at selling me something in my living area. So I changed my location to a remote island.
One day while riding around the Rose Bowl on my road bike I saw all these tailgaters before a football game. Several had portable outhouses aside their RVs. When I gone back I did a search on Google about these portables then saw the product on Amazon and clicked that. The next day my FB sidebar is full of portables.
FB kept changing the rules and procedures and the hackers kept on hacking.
I had two parakeets and got them a Facebook account. It was a great way to see pictures of other pet owners. Then FB closed the account because my birds were not potential buyers.
So I deactivate the account. I waited a while then deleted everything.
My blogging slowed when I moved on to my sailboat to live full time because the WIFI connection was a total waste. It worked some days but most often not.
For a time I lived with my daughter on shore and she had DSL so I blogged a little but not motorcycles. I had been using Goodreads for several years then one day it required my FB account to login. So without a FB account my Goodreads account was blocked. So I emailed them and two weeks later they allowed me to sign on without the FB bullshit.
By accident I discovered N.Y. Bike Snob and his blog. Here was a bicycle guy making money off of his blog.
Then just before Christmas my daughter got me a German Shepard puppy. It is hard not to take pictures of him.
but several of my old FB friends don't so I thought about trying FB again to show my puppy to old friends and republish my old speedway blogs.
I created a new Gmail address and login to FB as a new user. Then the notifications started (more BS).
Then the find a friend (more BS). I added a few old friends and family and posted each new blog on FB. The FB app was deleted on my Samsung Phone right after I bought it. Three days ago I restarted the app so I could post my puppy pictures directly on to FB.
This morning FB will not allow me to sign on without posting detail personal information (more total BS).
So much for this crap so I try to delete account but I can't sign in because they are blocking me until I give them personal info (so Fuck them)
Catch 22 (I read the book) places me in FB Purgatory whereas I am unable to sign in to delete.
Many others have faced this problem and the web offers many solutions but most point you to the three dots on the FB page to delete the account. After many years I can't fight back because I don't have a 3 dot rating.