Facebook has done the impossible. When you thought Facebook could no longer control society more, it outright goes and creates a new kind of person. Facebook has suddenly changed the zealous people called “fans” into something that still needs a word. You can no longer “become a fan” which when first introduced was a breeze… HA get it. Anyway.
Now, you are becoming a “person who likes this”. This new kind of person doesn’t even have a name. Me being a studying linguistic thinks we should call them “likers”. Easy right. Like. Facebook, should give these people a name, for soon havoc will set in among page owners across the interwebs trying to figure how to call their new “people”. What was Facebook thinking making such a premature move. But I bet it would work for the biking industry. Has Facebook been bought by the biking industry? Rumours abound, but for now we must stick with “likers”. America, however should quickly adapt, for like, like is already, like, to much, like part of their, like vocabulary. Do you wanna become a like?
In other news, the rest of the world struggles to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull.
Here might be the site that you’ve never heard of, but knows all about you. Spokeo.com. It is very similar to Pipl, in that it searches for all your info on the web and creates a profile. Pipl calls it the “deep web”. Sounds kinda like a sci-fi. Spokeo.com, unfortunately only seems to work with US, but when I searched my email, it got some frightening results.
Websites are proclaiming it’s a “scam”. I call shenanigans. All that info is online. It’s like a that story of you being a slut, everyone knows it, but when someones says it to your face you deny it. Me, however, find this public display of all my “info” on the web exciting. It’s like I have a double life. Almost like a pseudo me trapped in the “deep web”. One day, it will start to live and become a real other me. Almost like a twin. Almost like Digimon. I find it fascinating. We’re entering an era, where most of our lives are transferred into something “different”. If, the internet still exists in about 20 years, would this info still be there? It’s like the best unintentional journal ever. Time Machine like no other.
You can go have a look. Once, I found more info on a hacker using the “deep web”. Pretty nifty.
Status updates seem to get a lot of people in trouble these days. Lamebook.com is a good example. However, shit got real at a school recently after a kid updated that “he would kill Kathy Bown, his English teacher because he did not like her.” Now, c’mon everyone’s made joking death threats before. Seems like such a lame way to get expelled for school. What about drugs or being a bully or skipping class, but no, technology had to upset the cool equilibrium. This got me wondering, how else can you get expelled from school, 21st century style?
> Taking Twitpics of your textbook and some company bans for your copyright. [also applies to tunes, video, media].
> Getting caught for IM’ing during a test. [Googling also applies].
> Looking at booty on your mobile iPhone porn vids.
> Listening to binaural beats that simulate drug effects, tripping out during maths.
> Editing a Wikipedia article to prove a teacher wrong [that'd be badass!].
> Getting your essay from Sparknotes.
I just found this unintentionally hilarious article. ReadWriteWeb reported on some Facebook login yadda yadda blah blah, but what happened is, somehow people don’t remember url’s so they Google “Facebook Login”. They then ended up on that ReadWriteWeb article and signed in via Facebook (comment section). They then complained about the new Facebook “changes”. I quote: “I WANT THE OLD FAFEBOOK BACK THIS SHIT IS WACK!!!!!”
“This is such a mess I can’t do a thing on my facebook .The changes you have made are ridiculous,I can’t even login!!!!!I am very upset!!!”
It’s really funny. I can’t believe there are still some people that realize they are reading an article, and are not actually on Facebook. Makes me kinda scared of how easily people can get caught by phishing. Silly people. Gosh.
Recently, I’ve been wondering. I often spot awards and/or nominations on other people’s sites. They somehow did something right, have the right amount of peeps following their blog and then entered a nomination and then won some award. Yay! This got me thinking, it makes that person’s blog look more awesome. So, why not do it with your own blog, with some arbitrary award?
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I’ve stumbled onto an extreme case of boobie/babe promotion. Apart from the ridiculous Evony ads, this pretty much takes the cake. Head on over to Sandpit.co.za and enjoy… if you can. The pics even switch! AMAZING! MONUMENTAL EVEN! Unheard of in the construction business. She’s got this horrible sideboob going in one of the pics though. Really odd!
(thanks to @ramperkash, @nickjackson & @jaseyacey24)
Sometimes articles like these I really like to take literally and exclude all maxims. It’s like that one time during primary school computer class, when we had to make a “website” in Powerpoint [yeah, wtf?] and one kid had an option to download a dolphin. Shyeah! That’d be so awesome. Wonder where it will come out though? Probably through your CD/DVD/BLU-RAY drive.
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After my plea for a Google Wave invite, one brave soul has answered me. I need to write him a song about “Boris the eccentric Bolivian botanist who inexplicably loses his beloved wife Beatrice during a game of Hide and Seek and after years of mourning this loss eventually finds solace in goat farming”. This is currently in the works, however, the awesome dude has been so kind to sponsor Twindie.net with another Google Wave invite! So if you want one, here’s the dealio.
Update: Changed cli.gs short url. Old one had problems, however this changes nothing. You can still enter with old link if you have already. Also you don’t actually have to do what you’re saying in your tweet. This is merely to boggle the creative juices!
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2009 seems to be the year of celebrity deaths: MJ, Keith Floyd, DJ AM, Patrick Swayze etc, but I guess the effect of their deaths had been multiplied with the onset of Twitter’s insane popularity. Nothing is sacred anymore. Death has become a popularity contest!
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