I am writing this blog entry because it is becoming apparent that I need to air out my disgust with people who are unwilling to learn new things or deal with the changes in the social media.
The social media are part of our lives since the Internet has been around from the early days of the 1990s. The social media are useful to bring together people and to share ideas and memories and events. The social media all have their ups and downs over the years.
I have been on MySpace since 2005 or 2006 until most of my friends moved to Facebook. So I have been on Facebook since 2007. Then, I discovered Twitter in 2009 and joined it, and at last, Google+ opened up for me in 2011 through an invite.
I closed out MySpace I hardly go their since most of my friends have gone to Facebook or another social media like LinkedIn or Foursquare.
So Facebook has been my mainstay since I joined it in 2007. I have had met a lot of people there and also found a few of my families and high-school alumni. Even though, I’ve communicated with my friends and families in Facebook; I’ve noticed that Facebook do change over the years as long as I’ve been on there. Whenever this social media changes their layout or timelines or added new features, I see that people complained about the changes. Most do not like the changes that Facebook has made over the years. The main theme here is how people react to changes in the social media that they are a part of.
I have watched and I have learned to deal with the changes and have also learned the new features that Facebook have added over time. But most people on the other hand; are not willing to deal with the changes or unwilling to learn new features or new things. Whenever we get used to the layout or timeline, the social media changes them. I have seen that people have become complacent with themselves or becoming lazy to the point of being obstinate.
Over time; I have grown very weary of the people complaining about the changes being made in Facebook so I’ve decided to move to Twitter in order to get away from the complainers and whiners. I’ve realized that those people are so unwilling to accept the changes and learn the new features that have been added.
So I joined Google+ through an invite and then I was able to use it since Google has combined my gmail with it. I have added people like the celebrities and the ones I know to my circles. So all went so well and I really liked it. The interface was clean and well-integrated. I have noticed for some time now that Google+ have also made some changes just like Facebook! I thought that the people that I’ve added are reacting positively to the changes being made over a few months since I have began using it.
Well, in the last few weeks, I am beginning to see that history is repeating itself. One individual, I will not mention names here, have made a complaint about the Google+’s stream layout that went from single-column to double-column. I was reacting negatively with it since I found the font size was too small so I had to tweak it where I was able to make it single-column. So I changed my mind about Google+’s changes and decided that I would go with the flow and be okay with it. I know that I am learning and I want to learn new features that Google+ have added or changed. Changes can be good or bad as long as I can deal with it and learn to use the new features.
Then, today, I have seen the post in Google+ from the same individual that blew my gasket. This person have complained that she could not find certain features that are missing or disliked the features being added instead. She had admitted that she’s not tech-savvy and she’d asked her people to complain to Google+ about those changes. It has become apparent that she and many of the people like her are not willing to learn to deal with the changes. It seems that the people like her are exactly like the people in Facebook that I had wanted to get away from!
I have really thought that I got away from the complainers in Facebook only to find them in Google+ How disgusting. It has become a sickness where people have become so complacent and being obstinate with learning new things.
I really don’t understand why people limit themselves by becoming so lazy to go to the "Help" or the "forums" to find the information they need and learn to use the new features and stop whining about them.
Maybe they limit themselves so that they don’t want to deal with the changes or get over it and/or even grow up.
We are all here to learn and we need to use our brains to think for ourselves and stop limiting ourselves.
My disgust was due to the fact that the people limit themselves and become lazy to learn new features and go with the flow in the social media.
I really do wish people would be wise enough to go to the "help" menus, "forum", or even the blogs located in any social media. Those are there to teach you and they need to teach themselves as well.
So if they still think that "It’s too hard to learn this or that" or "I can’t find it" or "I don’t like this". Why don’t they just deactivate their accounts and be done with it so that they can limit themselves and be freaking lazy when it comes to learning new things.
I know that there is a harsh lesson here and I had to share this since it has been really bothering me since that last post today. People are becoming "sick" since they are not willing to learn the new features in the social media that they are a part of. They limit themselves due to laziness or unwilling to cope with the changes of any social media.
They can block me because they cannot deal with the truth that is being told here. I’m sorry that is their loss.
Everyone can deal with changes whether they like it or not and we can all learn the new features that are being added to any social media whether it’s good or bad. We have the choice whether to learn and expand our knowledge and experiences or limit ourselves and be lazy.
It is up to us.
Learn or be lazy.