Does Facebook’s photo album system really suck? Yeah, it does. It really does.
I haven’t even checked yet to see if I have these photos stored anywhere else, so it’s just starting to set in now while I’m writing this how bad Facebook is at keeping pictures. This album, a bunch of concert photos of Wyclef from “over a year ago” (great info Facebook, keep that up and you’ll continue to suck). Most of them were crappy camera phone shots, but a few were very close up from when he came out into the crowd right next to us. Those were really good pictures. Now they’re gone.
So, yeah… Facebook can’t be trusted to keep photos for “over a year” apparently.
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.
We’ve known that social is growing lightning fast — notably, Facebook consumption, which grew by 69 percent — but now it’s clear that Facebook is not growing in addition to the Web. Rather, it’s actually taking consumption away from the publishers who compete on the rest of the Web.
Someone tagged me in one of those ridiculous infographic “photos” that anyone who has ten friends on Facebook has probably seen more than once. Usually, they don’t show up on my profile page, but this one did for some reason, so I hovered over the “x” to delete it and got this message.