After years of resisting putting up a profile on Facebutt, I succumbed to the urging of others who said it was the best, cheapest way to promote the station. So I’ve been active for just over a year and came to a couple of conclusions…
- You get what you pay for
- Facebook is a magnet for stupid people
I admit to being a cheap bastard but after a major investment in studio and broadcasting gear, there isn’t any money in the budget for advertising. It costs some dinero for the multiple hosting fees you need to keep a station on 24/7. So, like every other streaming station, Twitter and Faceballs are the no cost alternative for promotion. The dirty little secret is Facebitch will throttle down your reach after a while, especially when you ignore their notifications about expanding that reach by giving them some of your hard earned and now scarce cash. Oh sure, they can put your posts in front of a thousand more eyeballs for a price but when you decline to take action you will soon notice that posts that got a reach into the hundreds now only get seen by tens of people. I get it, they have to make money to satisfy all those investment brokers who are now demanding a return but a bad business model isn’t my problem.
The second reason for my disdain of Facefart is the incredible amount of open stupidity from a vast majority of the users. It’s like common sense, grammar and cognitive thought are gleefully tossed aside as people embark on the SS Dumbass. I can understand that Facecrotch gained popularity because 14 year olds with arrested development flocked to a site that required clicking a thumbs up icon as its major source of communication. But as the platform grew in size and complexities, the IQ of the users never seemed to grow with it. And here’s the deal. It’s not really brain power that can allow a doofus like me to navigate my way thru the idiocracy. It a simple grasp of comprehension. Actually understanding and thinking about what you are reading. That doesn’t take a diploma to engage the words and pictures on a screen. Just simply thinking about what your eyes see. People commenting on links to news articles without reading the story because its too fucking hard to read an entire paragraph of who, what, why, when and where. Offering their worldly opinion and advice when they’re actively engaged in wiping the drool off their dropped lower jaw. Example: A post about a house fire with a short sentence about everybody getting out okay and the accompanying link to the TV station’s news story, which also says no one was hurt or hospitalized. The very first comment? “Is everybody ok?” In 5…4…3…2…1…
OH MY FAT FUCKING ASS, WHAT DID THE VERY FIRST SENTENCE SAY??? ARE YOU ACTUALLY THAT FUCKING STUPID YOU CAN’T COMPREHEND THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE SENTENCE PROVIDING YOU WITH THAT IMPORTANT DETAIL??? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WAS YOUR BRAIN DOING WHEN THE COMBINATION OF LETTERS FORMED A SENTENCE LETTING YOU KNOW EVERYBODY WAS O – FUCKING – KAY??? AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
I think I just blew an O ring. I’m not even going into the political arena except to say that most of these fucktards should never be allowed near a voting booth. Seriously.
I’m done with Facecrack.