No Right Answer: Worst Social Network Ever

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Grabehn:
I don't care about any of these, but I gotta say Google+ cuz they keep trying to force it into people harder and harder every single time.

It will squeeze in some day right? I mean, it's not like it gets tighter because we're forcing it.

I'll walk towards the exit myself, thank you.

And I agree with people on why not both? I've never used facebook, but I do know what happened to my twitter account. I kinda let it gather dust while there's too many status updates from people I like to follow. Which is the reason why I left it. I only got so much time in a day, I can't waste it with twitter. I'm already doing that with videogames.

Also facebook. It wants real names. And I heard it kind of acts like spyware. Screw you facebook.

Its turned my friends into lazy assholes. No friendship is worth it unless your on facebook ? WTF. Its one big fucking popularity contest. Its abit fucking stalker-ish. Checking in to every fucking place. And god forbid if i fucking bitch about my job like EVERYONE DOES on facebook i get fired ?! Fuck facebook. MSN messenger like the old ad said fertilizing friendships. BRING BACK MSN MESSENGER.

hickwarrior:

Grabehn:
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It will squeeze in some day right? I mean, it's not like it gets tighter because we're forcing it.

I'll walk towards the exit myself, thank you.

And I agree with people on why not both? I've never used facebook, but I do know what happened to my twitter account. I kinda let it gather dust while there's too many status updates from people I like to follow. Which is the reason why I left it. I only got so much time in a day, I can't waste it with twitter. I'm already doing that with videogames.

Also facebook. It wants real names. And I heard it kind of acts like spyware. Screw you facebook.

I've never had any, but technically I had a Twitter account once... which basically was some c*nt that created it with my email so I received the feeds, but since Twitter has a way better email handling system than FB I erased that thing, it felt so good.

Captcha: Against the grain... I feel like you're trying to tell me something here...

I hate to be this guy, but it's really secret answer "Beta majQa' 26".

Google Plus.

It was the ultimate trap that I feel literally 4/5ths of the planet fell for. The best email system, the most comprehensive search engine. I mean, we say 'google it' more than we say 'look it up on the web. We liked their pr and how they marketed themselves.

And they slowly took over. We didn't complain because hell, it's google! I like google! It does everything right.

Then, the restrictions. The forcing of their limitations. The acquisitions of popular sites (second they got Youtube, I knew it was all down hill).

The reason why Google+ is the worst is that I can and have avoided Facebook and Twitter. I'm not even really sure what a Tumbler is. Google waited until literally most of the world used their products before implementing rules on you that few people like. Yes, Google, it's nice that you want us to be up front about who we are, but identity thefts are still a thing, and I don't like the idea that to use the services that I have for YEARS, I suddenly have to have my real name plastered over my email. Especially if I use that email for business transactions. It's like Google decided that they wanted to play nice with identity thieves and offered us all up like it's Christmas...

ritchards:
I'm on Twitter and refuse to Facebook... so that's my vote sorted out.

... The shittening....

Lvl 64 Klutz:

Martin Drkos:
I vote for Reddit.

Seconded. For the same reason I hate Facebook:

"Do you want this cake? Like us on Facebook and you too can have some cake!" For instance, I've been following Wildstar like crazy because it seems like a fantastic game. But I miss half their announcements because they prefer to make announcements on Reddit instead of their official website.

Well, you guys could always take it /r/norightanswer and find out how little anyone on reddit cares.

Facebook is for narcissists and Twitter is for stalkers. I rather waste my time with games, too.

Isnt this like choosing what manner you want to be rape/murdered? The differences are so inconsequential.

I would put forth Bolt as the best one though. It preceded all of the contenders even before social networking was called social networking, and at least with Bolt it had the simple common decency to go away peacefully and die without a whimper once it was irrelevant. Myspace & Google+ should have taken notes.

LinkedIn. Social networking minus any kind of joy. Transparently sucking up to arseholes because you want their money. "Business gurus" posting paragraphs of goodthinkspeak of the very worst kind. Recruitment agents trying to get their commission by spamming you with ads for low-paying jobs in towns you hate.

Blitzing:
No offense, but you are obviously wrong, you forgot about google+. definitely the worst social network ever.

I was all for saying Twitter because Twitter removes the option to actually communicate and be social (which is bad for a social network) by severely limiting how much you can actually say which leads to abbreviations (which I loathe) rather than actual words.

Then you remind me of Google+. I am technically on Google+. I haven't signed up for it, I haven't once logged in and I haven't ever had any interest in it. I have clicked no on getting a Google+ account when I have signed into my Youtube account on numerous times, but at some point I just started getting messages about my Google+ account. Which they made for me without my permission or my confirmation.

I don't like Facebook or Twitter, but those two gave me the choice to sign up. Google knew I wasn't going to sign up so they did it for me. I know nothing about how Google+ looks or functions, but I still hate it for the way they reeled me in.

I have to say Facebook because of the level of advertising going on in it. Yes, I like Doom and Just Cause 2 but that doesn't mean I may be interested in 5 other games I may or may not have played/like. At least Facebook gets next to no info next to the less important info on my page, and they definitely do not suggest crap to me due to using Adblock and other browser extensions for Chrome that keep advertisers from tracking me.

I also killed the "People you may know" window via Adblock because it was showing mostly people I don't even know, likely friends of friends or friends of friends of friends.

The only things I hate about Twitter is on the mobile app I sometimes see sponsored posts with a tweet by a big/semi-big company posting about crap I have no interest in or don't like. The other is the bots I sometimes see replying out of nowhere when I reply to someone on my feed. They don't happen often but they are reported immediately.

All of 'em.

And am I the only one who thinks 'blog' sounds just like the noise you'd make before puking?

Both are horrible, and I don't use either, but I'm more offended by Twitter's character limit than by the fact that Facebook is high-tech gossip.

140 characters is utterly useless when a typical paragraph weighs in at around 500 characters and it takes several paragraphs to say anything substantial.

Facebook and Twitter? Geeze guys at least try to make things interesting. Those are the top two social networking sites you could have at least gone with Myspace and Google+ you know the bottom two of the largest social networks to find the worst.

Bad choices, bad episode.

Worst social network is One.lt
It was facebook before facebook existed (so no, facebook was not the first one with the idea), but once facebok came out it has went with so extreme "dumbest of the dumb" audience pandering. you know a person blocks you if you dont give his picture maximum rating because "Your ruining his rating", hats how dumb the audience there is.

Grabehn:
I don't care about any of these, but I gotta say Google+ cuz they keep trying to force it into people harder and harder every single time.

the thing i hear from people that use it (including famous bloggers) is that G+ is actually much much better than Facebook but since noone uses it it becomes kinda crap for their work. personally i apperently "use it" without even knowing because whatever i do in other google services automatically become there because fuck privacy right.

tzimize:

Vigormortis:
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Seriously? Why not just beg them both as banes to human decency, rationality, intelligence, and society as a whole and move on with our days?

Seems like a good idea to me.

Yep.

Fucking social networks. How people can get so caught up in SO useless information I will never know. I vote both.

Isn't Escapist a form of social network?
Granted, it is social network with certain flavor, but still ranting about social networks on social network is kinda ridiculous

P.S. If you want to rant about social networks, write an article to some magazine.

Strazdas:

Grabehn:
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the thing i hear from people that use it (including famous bloggers) is that G+ is actually much much better than Facebook but since noone uses it it becomes kinda crap for their work. personally i apperently "use it" without even knowing because whatever i do in other google services automatically become there because fuck privacy right.

I've heard that is good, but considering that Google won't allow me to comment on Youtube without it I said fuck it, and just stopped commenting on YT instead.

blackrave:

tzimize:

Vigormortis:
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Seriously? Why not just beg them both as banes to human decency, rationality, intelligence, and society as a whole and move on with our days?

Seems like a good idea to me.

Yep.

Fucking social networks. How people can get so caught up in SO useless information I will never know. I vote both.

Isn't Escapist a form of social network?
Granted, it is social network with certain flavor, but still ranting about social networks on social network is kinda ridiculous

P.S. If you want to rant about social networks, write an article to some magazine.

Well, yes and no. While I take your point, a forum has traditionally been (and still is) a place to exchange opinions on a variety of topics. Usually a topic of specific interest to you. This is a gaming forum (mostly) and the discussions I partake in is gaming related (mostly).

If you cant see the rather obvious difference between actual discussion of a topic with your peers and endless pictures of what you're having for dinner today or "got a new phone" updates...well...there are social networks and then there are social networks...

In my experience, Twitter is at least not as bad. I can read a short discussion on Borderlands between the creators of Minecraft and Antichamber without having to create or log in to an account. The one time I tried reading comments of facebook, all I got was a login page...

So, as Twitter at least makes it possible to read tweets from interesting people without any actual investment in the site, I think that facebook is clearly worse (though if you want meaningful discussion, Reddit would be better than either, though it sucks, too.).

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