Hello, my name is Kristy Sullivan.
I’m a User Experience (UX) Engineer in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
What is User Experience?
User Experience, or UX, is the successful reduction of friction between a person and the tool they are using for access to the information they need in the most simplistic and enjoyable way possible.
Who am I?
From a professional standpoint, I am a user experience and user interface engineer for Ramsey Solutions (Dave Ramsey) digital products. I provide guidance on how to improve the user journey by solving process issues, usability of layout elements and components, accessibility, and so much more.
From a personal standpoint, you can learn more.
If you are like me, you are probably shaking your head at the latest shenanigans of Facebook. I will admit, after the latest news regarding Facebook messing around with people’s emotions by displaying positive vs. negative news feeds (see NBC News article – “Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant“) on a select 700,000+ people, it makes you wonder if you were one of their lab rats.
After much thought, I am seriously considering deleting my Facebook account and just being done with it. A lot of people I know have started doing just that. Why? Because Facebook has become out of control over the past couple of years.
Before you start yelling out, “Girl, what the heck are you thinking?!”, consider these very interesting thoughts (from my experience).
What are some bad things about Facebook?
So, my question that repeatedly comes to mind is all this worth it? Is Facebook worth ruining important friendships with family, friends, etc.? Is it worth wasting my precious time scrolling through other people’s lives to compare it to my own?
What are some good things about Facebook?
Then I have to ask myself these questions before I get happy with that red delete button under my Facebook account information. What are some things that Facebook has done to keep me using their services? Why should I NOT delete my account? Here are some things that come to mind.
My Verdict of Facebook?
After reviewing the pros and cons of Facebook, I have decided that even though Facebook does have some bad qualities about it, there are still more good things that help everyone out.
So, what am I going to do? I will be keeping my Facebook account open, at least for now.