Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Goodbye cruel….

July 28, 2012

Actually, it’s goodbye to many Facebook ‘friends’. Culling your friends list is a really strange feeling, it’s like telling a load of people that  you don’t like them but that’s not the case at all, I just got fed up with many people that I’d met through various situations and subsequently ‘befriending’ on Facebook, feeling like I needed to know all about their political or religious points of view when in fact, I really don’t give a shit! It’s not that we don’t still share the original interests because we do, and we still meet or talk because of those original interests but for me, that’s all there is to it and I would not like discussions about ‘other’ things to spoil those relationships.

Which of course bring up an interesting idea. Is Facebook actually a destroyer of friendships? Seems to me that if you let it get out of hand, it can be. Or maybe I’m just strange LOL!

Chain letters…

April 18, 2012

Remember the old days when people still communicated by using a stick filled with colored water to  scratch symbols onto a piece of highly processed wood pulp? One of less savory offshoots of that activity was the chain letter. You know the sort of thing, send this letter on to 27 other people or you’ll die (bad for you if you don’t know 27 people I guess!).

But I have noticed a worrying trend on places like Facebook (OK, only on Facebook, I have no other life!) and that’s the chain post. It goes something like this :

Blah blah blah (or some other equally obscure introduction), post his as your status in the next 24 hours. I’ll be watching to see who posts and will be removing everyone from my friends list that does not.

OMG (etc…) I must post this or I’ll lose a friend, or die, or worse even! And so it goes on…

Are we really that desperate/dumb?

 

So anyway, if you post this sort of thing on FB and I don’t reply and you remove me  as a friend…..

Well…..

Bye!

Dear Mr Zuckerberg…

April 10, 2012

I have this photo sharing ‘app’ I’d like to sell you and it’ll cost you significantly less that the billion you just paid for whatever it was…

It works like this. You buy one of these pre-printed photos so there’s no need to even own a smart phone or a camera:

Then you write a cute message on the back and the recipients address using one of these (no batteries required so ALWAYS ON!):

Then you stick one of these on it:

And finally, you put it into one of these handy distribution points that are located all over the place:

‘Almost’ instantaneously the picture is delivered to your intended recipient, all without the need for any sort of internet connection. It’s almost like magic!

Anyway, it’s yours for, oh say five  million. A gift really considering what you just paid for whatever it was.  Contact me for payment instructions (oh, and no nicking my idea either!).

The Devil loses out to Facebook…

July 8, 2011

It used to be that you sold your soul to the Devil, but at least you got something back in return (or so I am led to believe).

But these days it seems most people just give their soul away on Facebook.

 

I wonder if the Devil is doing any promotional stuff, you know, to increase business given the competition from Facebook. Sort of like “Buy one, get one free” on wealth, fame, long life etc. I’m beginning to suspect that Zuckerberg already did a deal with the Devil, and got the better of him too!