When Facebook emerged on the scene in early 2004, it was the plucky young challenger to big bad MySpace. Over time, Facebook has risen to dominance by offering its users a far longer list of ways to annoy their friends to the point of physical violence.
The worst of the annoyance techniques has to be the copious and utterly pointless group invites which come standard with any account. You may recognize them as...
6Facebook's Latest Feature has been Sent to Destroy Us!
Why You Invited Us:
Human beings thrive on familiarity. It's a big warm blanket in a cold, scary world. We've been using the Facebook we know and love for years, and now they went and changed it! Join this group to force them to change it back and keep it that way forever!
Why We Unfriended You:
For starters, you haven't been using Facebook as you now know it for years. It has evolved constantly in that time, and each innovation has been treated as a crisis, causing the community to descend on Mark Zuckerberg's e-house like it was Frankenstein's mansion.
Or, at least, to swear to never use Facebook again.
Of course, you came to accept all those changes with time, maybe even came to enjoy some of them. But more importantly from Facebook's point of view, you're not going anywhere and they know it.
So for the seven people from this group that actually do stop using Facebook, there will be 100,000 new profiles created... today.