Thursday, June 5, 2008

I HATE! Facebook Wall Fake-Outs

Have you ever gone into your email and found a message from those friendly fellows at Facebook stating that someone has written on that wonderfully glorious invention that is your Facebook wall? Here's how the rest of the scenario plays out: excitedly, you close your email account and log into Facebook, scroll through the profile where you've announced your unwavering love and dedication to Fall Out Boy and Pete Wentz, scroll down past the dozens of useless applications you've been tricked into downloading, past the so-called 'gifts' Facebook has the audacity to charge you $1 for, only to find that the alleged wall post is nowhere to be found!

The Wall is, in my opinion, one of the best features Facebook has to offer, and that's why it's so devastating when you get an email that gets your hopes up that someone has written on your wall, only to discover that it was a false alarm. Your emotions skyrocket and then when you find out the truth, your heart sinks into your stomach. It's such a let-down!

The cause of this phenomenon is clear: someone writes on your wall, the email notification is sent immediately, but then the alleged wall-poster deletes his or her comment, leaving the re-maturely sent notification sitting in your inbox, now void and invalid, and a cold, harsh reminder of your fleeting popularity.

Certainly, with all the money Facebook has spent on creating all those ridiculously irrelevant applications, there must be a dime left over somewhere that could be put toward fixing this excruciatingly annoying problem. It seems simple enough (granted I'm not computer programmer): the wall-poster deletes his comment, the email notification should also delete itself - automatically...

Now, how to get this suggestion to Zuckerberg.... He needs to know how many people's hearts he's broken with those cruel email notifications.

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