This could be such a short post, but it may not end up being so. I’ll just free-type and see where the road leads…I don’t even know why I came up with this title…It’s kind of stupid because to me, Facebook itself is a “social” network that really isn’t that social. While it can be a useful tool to network with, I find it ironic that many members end up penalized for actually “networking”.
You know what I”m referring to–that phenomenon that many subscribers on Facebook call “Facebook Jail!” That’s right. It works this way…FACEBOOK will suggest people to you that you may or MAY NOT know personally so that you can send friend requests to them. However, if you do that, they can suspend your account and penalize you for each time they think you make friends with someone you don’t know. Ironically there are ways around this. Make sure they email you if you are networking with each other for a few days before requesting them to be friends. THOSE particular emails are enough to shoot down their accusations.
First off, I feel that Facebook (Are you paying attention Mr. Zuckerberg?) needs to get a life and new employees. Many accounts are suspended in error, or people get suspended for actually making friends with FAMILY members and co-workers! I’m serious! They also force changes upon subscribers that they detest without giving options to not use these so-called improvements, the latest of which is a feature they forced upon everyone called “timeline” which is a complete pain in the ass.
Personally, I cannot wait for a new social network to come into play to give them some competition. When that happens, people will flock to it in droves–especially if that particular competing network respects the privacy of its clients. Of course there are those die-hard fanatics of the Facebook status quo that say, “It’s free and you get what you pay for!” and they are absolutely right because they get nothing from it except a false sense of satisfaction from sitting behind the computer and constantly posting about crap that means absolutely NOTHING to anyone besides themselves…Yes, one can see a lot of people like that–and there are also those who are seriously using it as a tool to market themselves, or they are trying to make the world a better place. However, I see more trolls as of late…They simply like to read their posts, the contents of which are equal to bovine fecal matter of the male variety. Whoever guesses what that is gets 3 brownie points in Tina‘s “Book of the Asinine”.
I would do a book of “Fear and Loathing” but Christopher Pennock does a better job of that than I ever could. I strongly urge you to check his readings on YouTube. They are freaking hilarious. They should get him on “Saturday Night Live!” Here’s a link to part 1:
I would like to add here that the funniest are parts 3 and 4!!! After you listen to that, go like his fan page! He’s working again and he deserves the support. HERE is the link for that but just so you know, most people know him as Jeb Hawkes from the original “Dark Shadows” series: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christopher-Pennock/202548139768998 While there, you will find that he is about to work on a film called “Posey” with Sally Kirkland. Check that project out!
That being said, I am moving into a new house and taking up my Insanity workout program again. I’ll get the body I want in 6 weeks time and only spend time on FB to do admin duties and promote those people whose work I believe in. Most of the people I know personally, I socialize with right here in my community or via email. IF one can’t find me there or via my cell phone–I am most likely on my mountain enjoying my fellowship with my surroundings. Why? Because I am really tired of the crap Facebook does that I mentioned above, and Chris Pennock: I hope you keep giving ’em enough hell for us both!