Facebook Fridge

Ever realise Facebook is one big public fridge door? You know, the kind of fridge you left messages on in a share-house when you first left home. The fridge door you stuck your favourite photos on, your housemates put their odd magnets, messages, fridge poetry, postcards from friends or lyers for events and films. It became the hub of your household activity, a “what’s happening in your life in glance” central point of contact in busy lives.

Tonight catching up with the lovely Stellah de Ville and Starr Sonic we were discussing the cheesiness of some web2.0 design and how Facebook is one big cheesy bad design aggregator. And how the cheese sticks. People like the cheese. Then I starting thinking how Facebook becomes one big public fridge door for notices, photos, trashy postcards…only this time the pictures move, dance, spin and sing (Funwall anyone?).

For the record, I like a relatively clean fridge door ok? Beautiful pictures and words please. And maybe the odd cheesy magnet to hold up preschool art :)

5 thoughts on “Facebook Fridge

  1. Ryan

    i think this sorta proves my theory that The Facebook is the MySpace of 2007. as much as people try to prove that they are totally different, the similarities shine through. and there will be a new fridge door many will say is newer, better, hipper, shinier next year.

  2. Andy Piper

    You do of course have the actual Facebook Fridge application too.
    I like the concept you’re expressing.

    “MySpace of 2007”? Completely. Only, nicer looking, easier to use, and more actually useful.

  3. mage ringlerun

    intresting idea… facebook being the fridge… i think social network is a fridge… but as of today, i have “realised” that facebook is pure malware… its a fridge all right, but its not “your fridge” … you only think its yours! you keep it on your house, but then, before you know it… its been moved outside your house for all to see the messages on it… suckerborg is one hellofa dodgy guy… moving the goal posts all the time… you think you turn off all your public feeds, and then suddenly… like a “beacon”, you’re out in full view again! i don’t want my ebay purchases published on facebook… so the idea of facebook as a fridge… it certainly is… but don’t mistake it to be “your fridge”!

  4. mage ringlerun

    nothing’s happened yet… i’m usually buying just silly old things like camera lens’ :-) but what facebook are doing with beacon… well, actually… i don’t object to beacon at all… the principle of it saying that all sites an share info is not against my principles at all… its the *way* facebook is going about it… default optted in unless you opt out… and optting out is quite difficult… its deceptive, and against the trust of their user base… and without their user base, they are nothing… its nothing more than an online message board / forum site… absolutely nothing more… and guess what they are going to be after they have abused their users trusts… (as they are doing now!) an empty online forum/blog mixture website! suckerborg has sold out… he did a long time ago… but now he has gone far enough for people to start playing an active rebellious role against “malware facebook”!

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