I’m fed up with Facebook, and I’m not alone. Am I willing to leave Facebook? To just delete my account and be done with it? Well, not quite. But recently I decided to go ahead and take the time to answer three or four of my questions about Facebook’s annoyances, like those pesky email notifications I always seem to get about people adding stuff to my timeline.
As I wrote in the column:
Among Facebook’s 1 billion users, what percentage actually understands how to use its key features, such as the timeline, tags and privacy controls? I’d guess close to zero.
I don’t know if it’s possible for anyone to really understand all of Facebook’s messy controls. But here’s my attempt to help us understand some of them.