Why Facebook Messenger’s “Seen” feature is nothing but trouble

What's Hawt: After brushing off Facebook’s new Messenger “Seen” feature, I got into a bit of “trouble” just two weeks later because of it.

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fatstarr1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

I love the feature its epic as fuck.

its helped me figure out who to talk to and not
stopped me from wasting my time as well

send a girl Hi __________ and you get no response
but it says seen means stop wasting time.

just gotta figure out how it works. but until I do I will not read messages.

but a lot of people are going to get caught up in lies... always adapt always!!

ilikestuff1619d ago

im excited about it too. now i don't have a Facebook, i had one a couple years back, it was cool for a couple months but got boring. but this new "seen" thing is going to make Facebook fails more entertaining.

Speed-Racer1619d ago

The truth is ppl lie all the time about what they're doing but I guess you want to work at your own pace... ppl shouldn't have to be breathing down your neck once you get the job done. Oh well. Now my FB messages is always lit up with notifications.

sjaakiejj1619d ago

How about instead of blaming facebook for your friends not liking your behaviour, be honest with them. I know, it's hard to say "Sorry guys haven't made up my mind yet", instead of ignoring their calls, but hey they're your friends.. Right?

Facebook's "seen" feature is nothing that MSN didn't do 10 years ago. It prevents you from being a dick to people you pretend to care about.

TheEatingOrange1618d ago

"pretend to care about" sometimes you just don't feel like giving explanations when you're in the middle of doing something important or doing something you don't want people to know about..
Am i in the big brother now? are you supposed to know my every move? caring about someone doesnt mean they have to know everything you do at any given moment.

Speed-Racer1618d ago

Totally right. I don't need my friends policing my every move. What happens if the person calls 20 times in the hour.

As for relationships...sometimes we might say "hey, I'm going to bed"...but end up browsing the web or playing doesn't mean there is trouble in paradise, it just means that people are entitled to their own free time and don't necessarily have to justify it. If things could have gone well when technology wasn't so invasive, why do we need it now? From what I've seen, it has only ruined things for many people.

sjaakiejj1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

No I don't have to know your every move, but I would never ignore a friends phone call. Explanations? All you need to say is "I'm not sure yet", which probably takes you just as long as ignoring your phone call!

This isn't about your friends needing to know what you're doing. If they call you, take their call - it's the polite and respectful thing to do. If you can't take the call, call them back.

Speed-Racer1618d ago

What if you were busy doing something and couldn't take the call? It doesn't mean that you can't check your messages though... i.e. at a meeting.

Baka-akaB1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

That's ridiculous , i know some friends that do , but not everyone is going to be riveted on their pc , tv , consoles or mobile phones screens and waste every second replying in hurry to everyone in their 50+ members list .

People are entitled to their free time , and last thing we need is being pestered and yelled at for not answering the damn silly call every min .

sjaakiejj1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

@Racer-X: Already said - Call them back when you can. As for the "20 times an hour", tell them to stop calling you so often. Be upfront and honest to your friends - I really fail to see the problem here. Isn't friendship about trust and care? Telling them you're going to go to bed, and ending up doing something else is something very different from ignoring them.

@Baka: You don't have to be rivited to the screen. When you see a message, you can reply. If you don't have time, say "sorry don't have time", because if you have time to check facebook, you have time to say that.

Also, you're never going to be able to convince me you have any more than 5 people talking to you on facebook at any given time, unless you're INSANELY popular. Phone calls much less than that.

Bottom line is that if you're concerned about your privacy, or your ability to ignore your friends... Stop using Social Networks, MSN and Phones. After all - nobody's forcing you to use them and, as you put it, "ruin things" with them.

Baka-akaB1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

I never said i did . Actually i dont because seeing the level of crap , i made damn sure i'd get my peace even on facebook . But i do know silly people that can't even play a 90 sec round of fighting games without being spammed msgs or calls .

"Bottom line is that if you're concerned about your privacy, or your ability to ignore your friends... Stop using Social Networks, MSN and Phones"

That's sheer idiocy , privacy options are there for that purpose , and without a modicum of it fat chance any of those would survive .

That idiotic feature will either get tweaked or be removable in options soon enough

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Soldierone1618d ago

Makes no sense really. Why not just have it say "sent" and let Facebook be reliable about it.

If its important send a follow up "did you get my message?" they are human and can reply to it. This is stupid because we all know how idiotic some people are. You get a message, read it, and suddenly get another message telling you to reply. If you don't reply within their short attention span they get all mad at you....

QuodEratDemonstrandm1618d ago

Have we not met?
Hello. I'm the Mtv generation. Self-entitled, no attention span, everything is disposable, and my convenience is YOUR resposibility.