Jun 22, 2009

Facebook Applications and why they are EVIL!

I thought I had gotten over my addiction.

I had finally stopped spending countless hours perusing Pieces of Flair. Sure, I still have the occasionally glance when someone has sent one my way, but that's just being nice. I don't like to ignore my friends.

I no longer fill out meaningless surveys and insurance quotes just to earn money for more Pull Tabs and Scratch and Win tickets. Somehow their virtual prizes and increasing levels kept me coming back for more for quite sometime, but I thwarted their temptations and sent the applications packing.

It's been AGES since I've visited my (fluff)Friend Shagun Dragon. Actually, after a small bout of research, I realized I no longer own him. The (fluff)Races were exciting and dressing him was fun, but somewhere along the lines I set aside my pride and removed yet another exciting application.

No need to fear friends! I still am an occasional user of someecards and I can't deny my love for NetworkedBlogs, but I mostly try to stay clear of the evil time consuming Facebook Application world. Then on Friday night it happened. I got bored...no one was on Facebook, no friends were tweeting, I'd read every blog...twice... and I was left with nothing to do as my husband played video games. (Granted both of us removing ourselves from behind glowing screens COULD have helped this problem....but....) It showed up on the side as an add. It looked intriguing. I clicked. I built. I served. I became addicted.

And now I am an avid fan of Restaurant City! If I'm not on Facebook, the application is sitting open so I can earn more money to level up. Again am I back to filling out pointless surveys and filling out illegitimate quotes for insurance to add money to my remodeling budget. As if I needed another reason to be on the Internet!

This friends....this is why Facebook Applications are EVIL! Stay away from them. Ignore any suggestions or invitations (most likely from me) to join these silly games! (unless they are from me in which case I REALLY need some new ingredients for my menu so please join!) They are EVIL I tell you! EVIL!!!! But isn't my restaurant pretty!!!!

15 comments:

marymac said...

I was total Yoville addict for a long time- then MyFarm- yeah, I think you just have to burn thru the phase til ya get sick of em! :) (oh and hey, the commenter commented back about the Poppins comment on my blog!)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Hey, Marybeth:
I am so glad I saw this post, since I'm considering Face Booking, but still have some reservations about the amount of time it will use up. Now, if I do decide to jump in, I'll know what to avoid.
Thanks!
Jeanette

Katie said...

Does anyone remember those dumb fish? My latest is the vampire wars... The only app I still like is the growing flowers, its just nice.

Jessica said...

LOL I always ignore apps. Good luck overcoming your addiction. *snicker*

Jessica M. said...

Restaurant City won't open for me this morning and I'm going to scream. Now I'll have to play Mafia wars instead!!

Thanks for getting me addicted to something new! :)

Marybeth Poppins said...

Memo To me...do not check out dumb fish, Yoville,vampire wars (WAIT, do they have SPARKLY vampires??? hmmmmm)any farms and for heavens sake what the heck are these Mafia Wars I get a million updates on!!!!

Ann said...

Facebook apps ARE evil....I make myself stay away!

Jody Hedlund said...

Call me naive! But I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about!! From the sounds of it, I should keep it that way!

T. Anne said...

I'm glad you came to your senses! Facebook in general are evil time kills.

Katie said...

I'm with Jody! I don't know what facebook applications are either and I think I'm happy about that.

So - I've been without internet and wasn't able to read any of your story this weekend. Hoping to get to it tomorrow! Sorry for the delay! Really, I'm just doing this on purpose to get your more used to the whole waiting-publicatin game. No...I'm not... that would be mean. And I'm not mean. Unless you're a bad driver. Than I could be mean... but I'm trying to work on that. I promise I'm not schizo either, despite what this comment may tell you.

Mrs OMG Pregnant said...

I block the lot of them, I hate facebook apps, they are indeed EVIL!!!

Miss Behavin said...

You crack me up!

If I answered every request to participate in the numerous Facebook Apps, I'd never have enough time to blog. Or parent. LOL

Seriously, I played Facebook Scrabble a few times over the winter and it took about 2 hours per game. Then, I got roped in to the whole Kidnap game. I think I'm still sitting in jail in some foreign country. Then it was the Sex and the City App followed by the 80's flair App. And I can't even keep up with receiving drinks, let alone send any.

My garden is full of leaves and my fish are dead, but I don't have time to keep up with all that stuff.

And I'm certain all my Facebook friends think I'm rude.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Oh does anyone remember Srabulous! I loved that app, then Scrabble got all upset and they had to remove it...sigh....

Yeah apps can be a blast. If you are a blogger I HIGHLY recommend doing Networked Blogs at the very least.

Once in awhile it's fun to have a fun app too!

Danyelle said...

You crack me up! :D

CB said...

Haha! Great post! I'm addicted to Farm Town... and I need to stop.
I did a Top Ten Most Annoying Facebook Friends to Have post yesterday too. Come have a look.