Why I Have Facebook Fatigue
Om Malik ruminates about why people have Facebook fatigue. While I don’t claim to speak for everyone else, I can explain why I’m not using it.
To put it bluntly, their mobile interface sucks. Their mdot interface only provides a small subset of the required functionality. The SMS interface requires I send way too many ‘n’ messages in order to read a message someone sends me.
And yes, I have to spend time managing when people try and “add” me. Or send me a stupid zombie eating game. Anything I have to spend too much time managing and not getting value out of isn’t worth my time.
Right now, my “social network of choice” is Jaiku. I can get to it from anywhere, it has a great mobile interface, either the closed-beta Symbian client or their mdot interface. It assimilates my lifestream (i.e. anything I do with an RSS feed attached). My “friends” can take as much or as little as they want. Same me and the people I’ve friended. Best of all, I don’t have to manage it. It just lets me connect.