I hate Facebook. That’s right, I hate it, but I still use it, it is compulsive, compelling, addictive, it is pointless, waste of time, redundant, everyone uses it and everyone wants to be your friend. It has pointless add-on applications and a ridiculous “Poke” feature that once you poke someone you can’t stop. Currently I am a couple of weeks in sending Pokes to Azhar Usman as we send pokes back and forth, if someone pokes you, you just have to poke back, it’s crazy! I got an idea, if someone knows how to develop apps for Facebook, how about setting up a similar Poke feature but for duahs? You can pick from a number of “May Allah bless/increase/heal/etc…? you” or other such similar phrases, also phrases like “Eid mubarak” and the like.
The other thing I notice is that most things you do on Facebook are public, wall-to-walls, comments on photos and there is much room for potential embarrassment. The nature of this system and the networks you can form, consist of all sorts of people from all persuasions some people are friends, others acquaintences and then there are strangers, all these are designated as “friends”, only a handful of people on my FB account are actually friends others are total strangers that happen to know me or of me, or know me through someone else but they are not really “friends” in the true sense of the word. In addition, you have an extended circle of acquaintances from college, uni, work and elsewhere and sometimes, whilst these people are perfectly OK on a personal level, they may have somethings on their FB page that may be risqu? or in appropriate and because they are on your contact list people may make you guilty by association!
I don’t like FB but it does have its uses in keeping in touch with people and posting messages to groups of people and the like, the danger is getting addicted to it.