Eat24, a food-delivery website based in San Bruno, California will not be tolerating Facebook nonsense as the brand decides to part ways from the monster of all social media.
CNN reports today that Eat24 posted on their blog a clever “Breakup” letter aimed directly at Facebook stating that they will be deleting their page and don’t want anything to do with them. The website allows their users to enter their address to find and select a restaurants of their choice and order online and have them deliver to their homes.
It’s reported that the site has more than 70,000 "likes" on Facebook. Last week, Eat24 announced it just wasn't into the mighty social media giant anymore.
The post on their blog went on and read;
"Dear Facebook, Hey. It's Eat24. Look, we need to talk,
This isn't easy to say since we've been together so long, but we need to break up. We'd love to say 'It's not you, it's us' but it's totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren't the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You've changed. A lot."
The post continued with more revealing problem that the site has against Facebook.
"It makes us think all you care about is money," the letter reads. "Why should we have to wade through a dozen promoted posts about how to lose belly fat (are you trying to tell us something?) and requests for Candy Crush (NO! Just no.) and suggesting we like our arch nemesis' page (seriously, WTF) before we can finally find the perfect Doge meme? It really seems like you've lost your way and have become nothing more than an ad platform."
Eat24 have every right to be upset. They claim that the social media picks and choose which posts the users get to see in the newsfeed. They felt that it was unfair and apparently rewards the page owners who pay money to have their posts get promoted.
According to mashable.com, Facebook rep Brandon McCormick posted a defense to the Eat24 allegations.
“Hey Eat24, this is Brandon over at Facebook. I was bummed to read your letter. The world is so much more complicated than when we first met – it has changed. And we used to love your jokes about tacquitos and 420 but now they don’t seem so funny. There is some serious stuff happening in the world and one of my best friends just had a baby and another one just took the best photo of his homemade cupcakes and what we have come to realize is people care about those things more than sushi porn (but if we are in the mood for it, we know where to find it Eat24!). So we are sorry that we have to part this way because we think we could still be friends - really we do. But we totally respect you if you need some space.”
Wow, who knew social media had feelings. What can we say, love hurts and it’s time to move on to bigger and maybe better things… Like Myspace maybe.