Facebook – Like Who You Hate

07 Mar 2011
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: BlahBlah, Rants  |  Comment (1)  |  Add Comment

I was trying to make a point lately about Sprint and some lies they told some customers (See: Samsung Transform Android 2.2 – Make Sprint Your Bitch).  Well, I wanted to go on Sprint’s Facebook page to help spread the word, and rant along side some other customers when I noticed something irritating.

Within the retarded world of Facebook, companies can create their own Facebook Account, even though they usually have their own dedicated website. And Twitter account.  And Mobile App. And annoying commercials.

Their presence in Facebook can be a good thing.  Sometimes they’ll offer promotions or coupons through their Facebook page.  Also, it gives you to comment directly to the company (By directly to the company I mean to some 20 something intern who gets paid pretty much nothing to maintain their social websites).

Here’s the thing…to be able to comment on a company’s Facebook page, you have to click a button titled ‘Like’ which thin updates your Facebook profile with something similar to “Joel The Great likes HorridCompany.”

SO, in my case, I want to be able to inform customers of how they can get money back from Sprint for lying to them, but to do that I have to ‘LIKE’ the company?   That seems a bit backwards to me.  Yes I understand that the point is you can ‘like’ the company’s you use and enjoy, blah blah blah. Whatever.

One Response to “Facebook – Like Who You Hate”

  1. Viktor van der Dekken Says:

    Send Sproint a Registered Letter with the return address of “Didhe, Cheatem & Howe, Attorneys at Law.” Yes it costs you a bit of money, but an attorney return address and a registeed (they have to sign receipt for it) letter, Will get their attention.
    That said, you want to use their soap box, I guess ya gotta like them enough to use their soap box.
    It does have elements of humour. Use the Sprint facebook page to tell people using the Sprint facebook page what a bunch of shysters and rip-off artists Sprint is.
    As my favorite philosopher points out: “You can’t make this stuff up, folks.”