Enough already, PT 2!

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This is an example of too much to read in less than 2 seconds. The photo is lovely, btw.

So, yesterday I had a little something to say about the “stories” feature on social media that seems to be taking the world by storm, but that some people aren’t telling stories but writing stupid novels with the overwhelming number of pics they post.

To follow up on that, can I just say that the other problem with “stories” is that people also want to put words on these photos. Not just a few words, like a caption for the picture, but like paragraphs…in small fonts…

Hey, if you want to write a paragraph on your photo, do it in the regular photo feed! I don’t know about most people, but I have a feeling I am not alone in that it is near darn impossible to READ a freaking small font paragraph in 1.32 seconds, let along all the links and other crap you include on the photo.

Again, for the love of your views and readers, keep the “stories” simple and short.

Enough already!

There is a disturbing trend going around social media these days and it bothers the heck outta me. I just don’t have all the time in the world for you, nor you me, so let’s keep it to one or two, not the whole story.

Social media has gotten this idea that people want to see a “story” about other people’s lives. Like I have none of my own, so I should see every aspect of someone else’s. So, Facebook and Instagram (yes, they are the same company) have instituted this “story” aspect where people can post multiple photos/videos that are chained together to tell a story. I hadn’t really payed much attention to these “stories” until just before the end of the year and then the end of the year came and I wish I hadn’t started in the first place.

You see, the stories have turned into a place for people to dump all their stupid photos. Instead of just spamming their account with endless photos that people wouldn’t normally see, now they post them all in stories and force everyone to look at them (or at the very least, tap through them). One person I follow posted (guess-timating) 70 photos to sum up their year. I don’t need that kind of crap. I don’t have that kind of time. I don’t have that much interest.

What’s worse, is businesses are using to sell their freaking products and I am just as stuck watching the commercial on this platform as I am on tv, only here I can at least “fast-forward” to some degree. Ugh, I don’t like it.

Social media was supposed to be a WINDOW into your life (no matter how fake it was), not your whole life! Oh, and commercial free too! Let’s get a grip here. If you are going to use “stories”, let’s keep it to one or two, three max. Don’t overwhelm people with your life.

I mean, really, we don’t care that much.

Fantasy football freaks

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Fantasy football can be enjoyable and I have participated in several leagues for many years. The leagues are free via Yahoo Fantasy Sports and relatively easy to use or participate in.

A couple years ago I got invited to a league via a friend (the friend no longer participates) and it was nice to play with some people that took it seriously enough to make it competitive, but not so serious that you didn’t feel overwhelmed with the fact that you weren’t doing hours of research each week as it related to the players on your team. I knew there were others out there spending hours upon hours preparing for the draft but I never felt the need to do so. Oh, and the league is free so there are no fees and there are no prizes.

However, over the last couple years it has gotten just a little out of hand as far as the demands of the league, both in time and attention. First it was a Facebook group. Then it was a debate about a slow draft. Then it was a test of a slow draft. Then it was a debate about moving platforms. Then it was a test of a slow draft via the Facebook group. Now it is downloading extra app to your phone so you can do the slow draft in another program and communicate with the group via another, additional, chat app.

So, I’ve had enough. I am opting out of the league. I was doing this for fun and want to keep it that way. I don’t want to have to log into multiple places for tracking or communicating about my team. Sorry, guys, I guess I am just not that into it…or your league.

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