What do you hate about Facebook?

Andrew Tye
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What do you dislike (or like) most about Facebook? For me, it's the extra stuff and ads and clutter...

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Product Marketing Manager
Like it's awful! Especially UX! they are doing very very bad things just because there are no other alternatives
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@unrealartemg what would you want to see in an alternative?
Product Marketing Manager
@awt something simple, secure, less revenue-oriented
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@unrealartemg makes sense, thank you!
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@unrealartemg any suggestions on how to monetize without being too revenue focused? I agree with you btw
Product Marketing Manager
@awt I think it is more philosophical question! You always have to chose between two options: money or being useful for the people. For me, it is more important to make a product that can change people's life to better, give them more opportunities and so on. At the very end our life is how useful we were for the others.
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Teenage tech entrepreneur
Probably its attitude towards privacy. In the 2016 US Presidential Election, Facebook was working with Cambridge Analytica, who was working with the Trump Campaign to get more people to vote for Trump. But what people didn't know until a couple of years later is that Cambridge Analytica had 5,000 data points on every American voter - with Facebook doing nothing about this until whistleblowers came out and started exposing them. This is just one example out of many.
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@madface425 ya, privacy issues are huge!!
Building MMOBomb & GamerPower
Facebook Pages... Now with only 10% to 40% reach....
I can never tell if there are messages, comments to deal with. The little red "things to be dealt with" counters strewn about the desktop interface don't get updated as things are dealt with, so it's hard to tell if you're caught up. When I get a notification of a post comment on my phone, clicking on it brings me to the post, not to the comment, so I may have to hunt through 100 comments to find where to reply. Generally, it takes a long time to do things that should be really simple and smooth. Organic reach seems to be lousy, and paid reach has not been beneficial.
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@dean_verhoeven1 these are really good points. Hard to reach people, and an over complicated UX
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happy Software enginner
when you want to change one setting in your profile or edit anything you need to call it xD
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@tricksterdtm haha right
I gave up on FB a few years ago, interface is awful but even if it was the best in the world it would still me one of the worst social media application ever, from their lack of privacy, the trolling and the 90 % totally useless and crappy content from FB and users alike.
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@mark_allen6 thanks for that. Seems like many ppl share those concerns
Founder | Frontend designer.
I agree with Artem Galenko, it's awful. Is just really cluttered....I don't even know how to use it anymore...
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@michael_andreuzza ya, I almost never use it either
ML, Product, Industrial, IxD/HX Designer
Facebook?
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@lyondhur well played
I have to use Facebook because it becomes the fast way to connect and follow my family and friends. Follow ex, too lol
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@awt I'm expecting the ability to hide the number of likes of facebook, this feature has not yet applied in my region
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@new_user_224bff08a9 what region are you in?
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@awt Asia :D
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@new_user_224bff08a9 cool! Product Hunt is a great place to interact with people in all regions.
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Ideas, design research, copy
In 2016 they had a real problem with the friend-interaction algorithm that felt like social engineering - who sees whose content about particular topics and just in general. I felt like I was being relationship-funnelled; it was also the year that everyone seemed to be positively addicted