I’ve deactivated my FaceHole account (yeah, heh, I call it FaceHole).
I can’t stand FaceHole. As a web dork, it’s just … ew in every way. I’ve despised it forever. And been a huge hypocrite by using it at all.
That said, it’s cool and great if you like it, but it’s just not my thing and I have serious concerns about some of their … everchanging, nebulous, well-hidden-in-the-fine-print (on purpose) policies (which you can easily Google up yourself — “facebook privacy” etc. — if at all interested.
Apparently they’re tweaking shit again, and it just made me realize again how long I’ve bitched about FaceHole to other web people. And yet I’ve stayed there. So I think I need to put my “money” where my mouth is and leave it. FaceHole has done NOTHING for my “career,” either. And with this latest tweak, it never will.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m WAY into social media, love the internet. Make some of my living at it (and plan to make more).
It’s just FaceHole I can’t stand. Can’tTTTT. StandDDDDD. Hideous interface. Gruesome design. Ugly-ass font. Sneaky policies (nefarious, even, IMHO).
Oh Twitter, what happened to you? God, I used to like Twitter. Met some very cool people that way. But now it’s turned into this endless stream of automated tweets that no one is reading. Just ads and “look at me!” “look at this!” and no actual live interaction. To me that’s … dull. I’ll keep my account and I’ll still TRY to engage people some there (I’m usually ignored because no one in author circles is actually READING Twitter, it really is all automated!), but … well.
Hm. That leaves Google Plus. I have a slightly better feeling about Google Plus, and actually love the interface, etc. — but many authors seem to be seriously intimidated by it and won’t use it. Damn shame. I’ll at least autopost my blogpost “announcements” there for the time being, I think, as I have done in the past. Nothing changing there for me.
Bottom line … if anyone is reading this blog or wants to keep up with me (or at least know when I post here), you’ll either have to remember to stop in here (yeah, right!), or watch for a tweet or a G+ notice. Or …
This would be the best way to know where I am and what I’m babbling about. You don’t want to miss another Venn diagram, do you? My next one will be awesome.
Truly, it’s better to subscribe and get the posts in your in-box. BUT … I know people hesitate to do that, for fear of SPAM. As God is my witness, people, I won’t EVER spam you or do anything with your info! No fucking way. The email you get with my posts in it only happens if and when I post, too, and there is ALWAYS an “unsubscribe” link in the bottom of it. By law. If I posted five times in one morning you would only get the ONE email for that day, too, not five separate emails. Unless you want that, I can send you emails all day if you just ask and pay me $1000 up front. KIDDING.
Thanks! See you here. I hope. Don’t be a stranger. I’m planning on posting here, writing more books, doing websites for authors, AND generally being a goofbag all over the internet. But not on Facebook.