Sunday, June 10, 2012

Social Networking.

The other day I saw in my "Traffic Sources" that I was found on Stumble Upon and Pinterest.

I had created a Pinterest account, but then deleted it because I didn't understand how to work it, I was following people I didn't want to follow and didn't know how to unfollow them, mind you I was only on for about an hour, but It just gave me the idea that I no longer wanted a Pinterest account.

But when I saw something of mine on Pinterest, I start to feel like I wasn't getting the credit, that my image would float around the internet for Pinterests use and I felt like it was mine, well, really it was mine.

So today I got an e-mail that said I was invited, I do now want to join, but I am puzzled by the fact that I MUST join using Facebook or Twitter. I deleted my Facebook account about 2 weeks ago now, and I have to log into it to get into my Beautylish account, and now I must if I use Pinterest. So I gave in and clicked the button to go to "Login with Fb" and because I have had to reactivate my Facebook and then deactivate it, I am temporarily locked out of Facebook, which means I have to wait till some time tomorrow (24 hrs, so I guess around 4:00) to join.

To me this is frustrating because It's like I HAVE to have a Facebook. But I do not want a Facebook anymore, but If I want to use these sites, I guess I have to have one now. For me it is kind of a big deal because choosing to have a Facebook should be my decision, and I don't think it's good for the company really to say you need to connect with Facebook or Twitter. Maybe I don't want followers, but want it for my own personal use! But what else can I do, just as with Beautylish, I tried to change my account to unlink Facebook, but all I ended up doing was creating a whole new account which lost my followers and the people I was following. Sigh. I guess you really can't escape Facebook, and I am glad I have never created a Twitter. But maybe I will create an account and accept no followers and follow no one so I can sign up for things like Pinterest and have it for personal use.

I know it is to help, but I think they should have the option to opt out of connecting with Facebook or Twitter from the BEGINNING.

What are your thoughts on this?


3 comments:

  1. Hey, found you on Beautylish.com Follow me back ;)
    http://rachelshuchat.blogspot.ca/

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