Yes. The title is as confusing as I am finding my most recent activity – which i don’t like. Sharing my comments and cross-posting whilst twitting my status is proving to be a pain in my shared log-in identity. For crying out loud. I need some help.
I thought that I was quite across Facebook and Blog building as i have spent years creating websites and delving into php and HTML and much more besides. But as my brain has clearly reached a point of overload just by having to survive in the 21st century, I am beginning to feel frustrated and stupid. All i want to do is to integrate the status of a Facebook group into a wordpress blog and i am finding it extremely perplexing.
There seems to be many ‘simple’ abbreviations and methods of working that seamlessly integrate into different apps to provide the user with a smooth and simple experience of your site throughout their community. Bull-shit. It’s not seamless, it has more seams than the Queen’s curtains. It’s not so much the code, i can get the code by leafing through a book and looking online. It’s the underlying principles, the notions, the ideas, the weird lingo that has exploded and has taken Facebook from being a straightforward social networking tool on its own site into a raging monster. When it was rapidly expanding in its own confines, at Facebook.com, I could cope with it. But now it is spilling out all over the net and onto every website. Great, I thought! I shall have a bit of that on my site too. But what it does is spill its complexity out into the web too and leave poor old thick-os like me gasping for air.
Arrrggghhh. I want to scream. Do I want people to be able to ‘Like’ my blog and let people know about it? Do I have to so you can embed group activity? Do we all need to share our twits through Facebook connections to our blogs and back through to eshops to suggest best buy DVDs based on things our friends said we would like by liking our screaming blogs about nothing at all. I AM TIRED of keeping up with the bull and tempted to run off into the hills with my wife and keep sheep and drink ale and get fusty and old and wee in a pot.
Of course, next week I shall probably have fixed the Facebook integration into my blog (not this one) and I will be really smug about the end result and delete this entry. So forward it to your mates now, while you have the chance… I don’t know!