Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

Facebook Is Unamerican

Posted: October 16, 2011 by Keith Stone in Courtney Stodden, Facebook, U!S!A!

Child bride and Suite favorite Courtney Stodden is just like any other 17-year-old. She enjoys the newfound freedoms of earning her driver’s license, takes care of her creepy pedophile husband, and posts sexy pictures of herself on Facebook. Until recently. Our girl Court was banned from Facebook for “inappropriate sexual content.” Facebook exists pretty much solely FOR inappropriate sexual content, Zuck. This could be the start of a disturbing trend. Now all the other little high school sluts are going to get banned, and then I won’t have any to do while I’m procrastinating from writing posts. This isn’t Communist Sweden. If whores want to post pics of themselves with their boobs out or making out with each other, then I say God bless ’em. George Washington sacrificed his life so Courtney Stodden could exercise her First Amendment rights. Forget Occupy Wall Street, we need to Occupy Facebook. Hit the music…

Us Weekly

Most studies that researchers do are idiotic. 58% of New Yorkers like the Yankees! Thanks, chief. Now get a real job. But this new study that was released is by far the worst I’ve ever seen. The geniuses over at the University of Wisconsin have deemed that students who had Facebook postings related to alcohol were more likely to be considered “at-risk” for alcoholism. I would tell these researchers to get a life, but what else is there to do in Wisconsin besides drink, eat cheese, and do stupid research studies?

This is the most obvious thing I’ve ever heard in my life. The kid that posts, “Just drank three sixers of Old Style. I’m ready to go to College Gameday and taunt Lee Corso,” might be a bit at-risk. If a kid posts a pic chugging from a bottle of Georgi, he might drink too much. Don’t we all in college? It’s like saying the stripper with the huge implants probably has some daddy issues. We don’t need a researcher to tell us this. So put away your supercomputers, scientists of Wisconsin, don’t judge, and crack open a cold one.

ABC News

Germany Unlikes Freedom

Posted: August 24, 2011 by Keith Stone in Facebook, Germany

Well, it’s not like Germany has ever violated anyone’s civil liberties before. The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has deemed Facebook’s “Like” button illegal because the company gets too much personal data from users that “Like” stuff. State Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert contends ordered government entities to remove their fan pages and “Like” buttons. To that I say, “Mr. Weichert, put back those ‘Like’ buttons.”

Facebook says they’ve done nothing wrong and in fact their standards are pretty much the same for every tech companies. I’ve never understood this big hullabaloo about privacy on Facebook. If you don’t want people to know that your hobbies are “Neo-Nazism and hooliganism,” then don’t put “Neo-Nazism and hooliganism” as your hobbies. Who the fuck cares if you “Like” schnitzel and Rammstein?

Huffington Post

Do Not Mess With Facebook

Posted: July 6, 2011 by Keith Stone in computers, Facebook, Google, MySpace

MySpace was recently purchased for $35 million by Specific Media and Justin Timberlake (wha???) from News Corp. You may remember that News Corp. paid $580 million for MySpace, however earned a ton of money through an exclusive advertising deal with Google. Now that deal is over and MySpace is hemorrhaging cash because everyone has fled for the greener pastures of Facebook.

MySpace was fun for a while. It was like Bad Kids Facebook. Didn’t get into a good college? It’s MySpace for you. Plus, there were a ton of slutty girls on MySpace. Once Facebook opened the doors to let anyone join, it was all over. That hasn’t stopped Rupert Murdoch from trying to salvage it with a bunch of go-getter managers but the truth is MySpace has gone from the world’s top social networking site to a place where local bands try to plug their music.

Now Google is throwing its hat in the ring again against Facebook. After the failure of Google Buzz, it has decided to launch the similar Google+, which smells a lot like Facebook but emphasizes sharing more directly with your real friends. It will not work. The advantage that Facebook has is that everybody is on it.

Some people enjoy being on 18 different social networking sites that each fill a specific niche. You wouldn’t go to a clothing store, hardware store, and grocery store when there’s a Walmart in your town. Mark Zuckerberg does not want that to happen so he’s on top of it. He’s already replicated several facets from Twitter, Foursquare, and Groupon. Why would anyone want to share a deal with 40 of their friends when they can share it with 500? It’s simply easier to stick with an existing product that you and your friends already use.

To Facebook’s credit, they have been on top of every trend and integrated it on their site. That’s why I don’t understand Google+. It has to bring something markedly different to the table or everybody is going to ignore it. Of course, being used in conjunction with Gmail will enhance the product, but is it really worth Google’s time and money? Pictures are still going to be uploaded on Facebook because that’s where everybody is going to be.