I admit it. I love Facebook. The FB app is on the first page of my phone’s apps, so when I turn it on it’s staring me in the face. I love Facebook so much that I even have the separate FB Messenger app, and the FB Page Manager app, even though I could probably do both of those things just fine from the original Facebook app. I just like being able to say I have three FB apps on my phone. Yeah, I’m just cool like that.
But I noticed something in the last couple of weeks that causes me distress. It seemed like everybody else who used the mobile FB app could display how they were feeling in their status lines and I couldn’t. Heck, I still can’t. And I’m beginning to think that it’s some kind of conspiracy. Maybe not quite on the level of the “grassy knoll” thing, but pretty darn close. It’s like identity theft or something, but instead it’s app functionality theft.
And my wife can’t possibly pass up the chance to lord it up over me that her iPhone can do this while my Droid cannot. So, I first thought maybe it was just an iPhone thing. Apple wanted to give iPhone and iPod Touch users the bonus function. But that’s not the case, as one of my friends uses it from her phone… which is also a Droid. Eek. Maybe it’s Verizon’s way of saying I need to upgrade my phone. They did send me a text (how is Verizon sending me texts when my own mother won’t?) saying that an upgrade is available for me. All I need to do is sign my life away to them for another two years AND pay them $100 for the privilege. Huh?
So I’m on app-strike. Okay, who am I kidding? I can’t NOT use my FB app, but I’m doing it in protest. I’m going to create my own version of the “mood thing,” and I’m going to lord it up over Apple and over Verizon, and even over the mighty iPhone itself! (cue the heavenly bells — that or the evil plan laughter.) And I will keep it up until they recognize their slight and give me the same respect they give to everyone else.