Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fuck Facebook: MySpace and Google+ Await


I've fucking had it up to here with Facebook. And so have countless tens of thousands, at least.

Since Zuckerberg's IPO took Facebook public, a lot of funky shit's been going down. I've managed to keep my rising rage at FB off these pages because I didn't think anyone would care to hear how I'd been falsely reported as trying to "friend" people I didn't know (essentially, FB's way of telling me I was being punished for online stalking) and then suspended from "friending activities for seven days. Beyond that, my other problem was that the meter never started ticking and for five or six days in a row my suspension was still stuck at seven days.

Ergo, I voluntarily deleted my old Facebook account, rebuilt about 90% of my old friend list in no time then I started seeing some other strange shit. For a more comprehensive account of what I'm talking about, go look at my provisional manifesto against everything about FB that pisses me off the most at my new anti-Facebook wall.

But I'll give you a sample: Facebook now empowers celebrities to block all comments pending the surrender of a credit card number. Yeah, you heard that right: You have to give Facebook your credit card information or phone # and just trust these faceless, nameless, soulless entities don't put unauthorized charges on your debit or credit card. Essentially, you may have to buy back your First Amendment rights from a company that's already worth, thanks to their Goldman Sachs-bloated IPO, tens of billions of dollars.

So if you already have a Facebook account, go follow the link then encourage others to go back to MySpace or join Google+ as I did just yesterday. There's no suspension policy and no right wing social engineering masquerading as civic responsibility and customer service. MySpace got Obama elected President of the United States. It can be great again if we but go back and teach Mark Suckerberg the lesson that we've just showed Rush Limbaugh: Don't piss off the 99%.

If you don't have a Facebook page, well, it would defeat the purpose if I encouraged you to create one.

6 Comments:

At March 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Blogger D. said...

Google+ has issues of its own. Frankly, not joining Facebook back a couple of years ago is looking more prescient by the minute.

 
At March 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Capriciously banning people indefinitely for trying to friend people they allegedly don't know in some twisted simulacrum of propriety and morality is not among them. Until something better comes along (and that may be sooner than you think, if a friend in Vermont gets his way), I'll stick with Google+.

 
At March 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

google plus ? the ppl who gave us google in the first place ? the people who save all our searches and sell the information to ANYONE who wants it ??? as i used to tell my wonderful, formerly innocent nieces, you must be effing well delusional. for now i will be sticking with FB.

 
At March 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

You forgot how Mark Zuckerberg made his billions? Did you even read my Facebook post? He made his $27 billion by selling your personal info to corporations.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM, Blogger Mooser said...

I'm sorry, I'm a bit confused. Do you want me to delete my Facebook page, or use my Facebook page to support you? If you'd just let me know, I'll do it.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I'd be happy if you just deleted yourself off the face of the earth, with your little wall a pitiful testament to the grease stain on the world you left behind. Just a suggestion, mind you...

 

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