I was having an interesting conversation with Mrs Shilts the other day about how every passing day rendered Facebook less and less useful.
I have now come to the conclusion that for certain things I follow, there ought to be an option to disable the ability to see any public comments made.
Now before anyone says that I am in danger of living in a vacuum if I do that, that is exactly what I want in these cases. I follow WFC channels (the official one, the Excrete and Stir one) to get news coming out the club. Within seconds of anything being posted anywhere, there is a motley crew of posters jumping on with all sorts of whataboutery and negativity with zero substance. It makes finding the posts that actually provoke thought really tough on that particular medium, which is why I’m glad of this place (although this board has its moments too!)
Its not just WFC, it’s almost anything current affairs related, or political - Facebook seems to be increasingly populated with nutters, trolls, attention seekers and naysayers. I blocked a few of the worst last year which improved things a little, but I’m now almost at the point of getting rid of it.
So my question is, am I alone or does anyone else feel that their WFC Facebook experience is less than helpful?