I never thought I would say this. I mean, I built my own sites, since, well the beginning of the internet basically. Online communication is what I do. But still, some digital inventions would have been better off, if they’d had died on the designer table. Especially if they make me feel digitally clumsy. Who for instance, thought a wave button on Facebook would be a good idea?
It’s somewhere hidden in the lower right corner of my screen if FB is open. I can’t see it. I didn’t even know it was there. But I somehow am waving to people, I didn’t know I wanted to connect with at that particular moment. Some are good waves! The one who sent me back some hearts, for instance. I felt instantly loved. But other waves are embarrassing. A guy I hadn’t talked to in years, started talking to me. Out of nowhere, as I thought. Until I noticed that I had waved at him the day before. Me. I instigated that conversation that soon ended as awkward as a virtual conversation can be silently awkward. Who knows how many people I waved at. Unwittingly. People who didn’t start a conversation, but just thought, what a nutter. Apparently I’m not the only one:
Right so why the fuck is the ‘wave’ button right there at the top of messenger as soon as you accept a friend request on Facebook. The amount of times I’ve accidentally ‘waved’ 🙂🙂🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 had it
— Rachel Baronet (@rachelbaronet) September 3, 2018
So,I full heartedly agree with Brian Thomas:
I want to turn the wave button off on #Facebook 😠
— 💙 DARBO | BRIAN THOMAS 💙 (@darbomusic) June 7, 2018
Please, please, Facebook. If you don’t want to delete the button, could you at least give us the chance to turn it off? It would save me from digital clumsiness.