Upon stumbling across a promotional comment on Facebook that an app had made, it suddenly hit me that every day we take for granted what we have been given.
For example, the promotional comment stated something along the lines of:
"Wow, finally the Facebook team has provided us with something that is actually useful! Check it out here: [insert URL]"
I thought of this comment as a complaint that the Facebook team has created nothing that the general public might have any use for. Might I remind you that without the Facebook team creating so many resources that the general public do have use for, e.g Facebook, you wouldn’t be able to promote your app (or even have the app in the first place) that is bringing you the income that I suppose you find valuable.
Quit complaining. Facebook is free and it assists many people. Sure, many it doesn’t assist people massively, maybe there are other social networking sites but the key word is ‘free’ here.
Now, if you are going to continue complaining about Facebook*, I’m going to continue shoving points down your throat**:
Facebook is optional. Don’t like the changes they are making, or the lack of? Get rid of it. Easy as. Can’t do that? Stop complaining.
Facebook is free. Again, I’ll raise the point that it’s free. If you’re looking for something that is perfect for you a) start up your own social networking site or b) compromise c) quit looking – perfect doesn’t exist.</endrant>
*And if your not, thank you, you may skip to the next section!
**Not literally, honest.
<rant>However, Facebook is not the only thing we take for granted. Might I throw another popular website on board? YouTube.
I constantly hear people complaining about the adverts that YouTube now have. Like Facebook, we have to remember, YouTube is a free service yet I’m sure it costs more money than you imagine to run it. Companies pay for adverts which pays to keep YouTube up and running.
Let’s play a game of ‘Would you rather’. Please comment with your answers.:
- Would you rather watch a ballet or an opera performance?
- Would you rather read books of the crime/mystery and suspense genre or the fantasy genre?
- Would you rather be a geek or a nerd?
- Would you rather watch adverts before YouTube videos or get rid of YouTube altogether?
Thank you for reading and I’m sorry if rants annoy you but I feel taking granted of what is free is slightly more annoying than the occasional rant. I also understand that both my examples are of superficial things and not of things with more meaning – this was done so that the post would hopefully allow the type of people who are most likely to stumble across this article (tech geeks and the younger generation, in other words!) the ability to relate or understand the meaning of my rant.