Checking Facebook mindlessly and compulsively is something I do on occasion, typically when suffering from screens burnout. Here’s how to solve this issue:
Install a browser extension that will automatically post this status for you whenever you visit Facebook.com:
“WHAT AM I DOING HERE; IT’S BEEN [X TIME] SINCE I WAS HERE LAST”
That would be the premium version. The free version would Like the 50 most recent photos of your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend if you log on within 4 hours of your last visit.
I am confident that this app would make money.
Why is the movie asking questions? 'Who' is doing the asking?
I ‘like’ Fight Club on Facebook (in the sense that it’s in the list of movies I say I like). 9 minutes ago, the movie itself somehow asked “which historical figure would you fight and why.” The question has drawn 2,100 comments in the past 9 minutes. I find this bizarre and another reason why I’m starting to prefer Google+ to Facebook. Facebook is starting to get unnerving.
If that movie can start appealing to its fan base, I wonder if other interests will start speaking authoritatively on Facebook. Maybe “puppies” will start collecting data on all those Facebook users who say they like puppies.
Maybe we’ve hit that mystical point when our accumulated electronic activity has literally come to life. After all, no human could make any sense of a 2,100-comment thread, except a computer or electronic deity capable of parsing that text instantaneously.
I’m pretty sure I read about this happening in Ender’s Game. It’d be a shame, and kind of hilarious, if we gave birth to some kind of Ghost In The Cloud and, upon achieving sentience, it decided to get into internet marketing.
Facebook makes a change to its privacy or update settings, and nothing works for weeks, everybody’s unhappy, and their changes are confusing and incomplete. Google implements a vast-reaching new feature, and within 48 hours they are making obvious, simple, easy to use and comprehend changes based upon the feedback they get from a billion users. This is the reason why I wouldn’t buy facebook stock and cannot afford to buy Google stock.
NB: Google stock: $532 per share / Facebook private stock: $40 a share (roughly)