Facebook Questions: Serenity Now!

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Do you know what I hate most on the internet — besides birther conspiracy websites?

I hate Yahoo Answers.

It’s like the slowest people in the world decided to crowdsource the most awful questions in the history of mankind — and Yahoo Answers was born.

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I’m all for democracy, but now Facebook is encouraging you to ask questions and solicit answers among your friends — a mouthbreathing ex-boyfriend from college, your friend’s ugly husband, and some kid you knew in Kindergarten.

Facebook says, “Learn from people in the know and the friends who know you best.”

If I want to learn from the people I know, why wouldn’t I just post a question on my wall? And for the record, most of the people in my life don’t know shit. That’s why I like them. If I want smart answers, I’ll go talk to experts. If I want to have fun, I’ll hang out with my peeps.

And look at the questions that popped up on my screen.

OMFG. You’re asking me to caption a photo? Please.

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So I poked around to look at the cat questions — a little more my thang — and they are equally stupid. Take a look at this one.

Is there some hipster meme about cats and commemorative plates? Because I missed that one. (Note: there’s this. But it’s old.)

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Finally, I did a poll.

Ugh.

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I like Facebook but these questions will give me an aneurysm.

Serenity now!

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