#nothanksfb

So I guess by now the word is out and about regarding Facebook‘s impending implementation of the HASHTAG. We all know the hashtag has been Twitter‘s thing since its’ inception, but this little sucker has been creeping onto other social sites. It used to be that you’d only see them on Facebook if people had Twitter posts that were connected to FB. Now you find regular Joes throwing them around in their regular updates.

Now, I really can`t say that I have a problem with the happy hashtag. It serves its`purpose well. I will occaisionally throw one or two around just so I can be like the cool kids! My problem is when folks over-use the little guy, turning statements into coded messages. Spent a great day shopping with my girls!!! becomes: #shoppingthereapy #girlzrule #shoutouttomiamihs. Yeh, right. It`s also a bit of a pain to stop and find the hashtag and add it before everything I want to say.

And Facebook has come to the conclusion that making hashtagging a part of how we post is a good thing. Not because it`s what the people want, cuz I`m pretty sure no on at FB HQ called me to ask my opinion; it`s for monetary purposes. Hashtagging narrows your likes down, making it easier for advertisers to target you. This translates into MO`MONEY  MO`MONEY  MO`MONEY!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/15/tech/social-media/facebook-hashtags/

Personally, I think Facebook and their ad crews are already way too far up in my bizniz. And all the privacy settings don`t fool me one bit. I haven’t yet reached the point of leaving FB….but that`s another topic for another time. I like FB just fine. I just don’t think I`m ready to squish my thoughts into bite-sized offerings headed by a number sign. #thanksanyway.

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About Bella

I've reached my 40's with a few battle scars, but I'm still in one piece so I guess that's something to be thankful for. Married for a long time...well, what passes for long compared to many of my other friends. Almost 20 years. 3 kids: a teen and two tweens. Heaven help me! There's a lot about me to know but I always think that others won't find me interesting, isn't that sad? Writing is my passion. It's an outlet; it's a way to filter my world and the experiences I have. Blogging was a foreign concept to me when it first came out. But I GET IT now. It's therapeutic to unload. It's fun to read about the experiences of others. This is my way of meeting and greeting, overcoming the obstacles of time and distance. My hope is that you will stop and read my blog. That you will enjoy what I have to say, and we can have a chat. You're welcome anytime!
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