"Can I say you're my girlfriend on Facebook?"

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Just so's you lot know...

Basically, Facebook, the "MySpace" for posh students only...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:19 (thirteen years ago) link

HURRAH! Keep the students off the rest of the interweb that's what I say.

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:26 (thirteen years ago) link

this is v. widespread for US college students. And not the posh ones, neccessarily.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:36 (thirteen years ago) link

people with myspace accounts should be culled.

Roughage Crew (Enrique), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:37 (thirteen years ago) link

"tremor"

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:43 (thirteen years ago) link

why is this any better than myspace? i don't get it.

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 12:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i thought that despite being a harvard thing, it had spread into non-posh kids too

olenska (olenska), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:08 (thirteen years ago) link

, it had spread into non-posh kids too

Like I said, all US college students do this these days.

It's different from MySpace b/c you have to have an email with the associated university to have a page. if you have a utexas.edu email you can't link up to people at ugeorgia.edu. if you're just gmail.com then you can't do either.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:11 (thirteen years ago) link

So it's only going on email addresses eh.... and seeing as my employer is a fairly prestigious major university and as such has kindly donated me an email address... does that mean I could SPY ON 'EM??

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :)

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:15 (thirteen years ago) link

staff and faculty can also join, so yes.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:15 (thirteen years ago) link

my balls are better than myspace.

teh_kit has 21 friends (g-kit), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:16 (thirteen years ago) link

well that's not saying a whole lot kit.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:17 (thirteen years ago) link

We call them 'ball bags' these days g-kit, do you not slavishly follow Am I Russell Brand Or Not like wot everyone else doth?

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Incidentally (hello I am old), isn't there something else called faceparty? Is it the same? You young people!

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:19 (thirteen years ago) link

If I put myself down as 'staff' and not 'student', does that exlude me from one set or the other? Cos like, I know other staff at [INSERT UNIVERSITY NAME HERE] and don't want to exlusively find out details of academics/administrators when I could larff at STEWWDENTS :)

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:21 (thirteen years ago) link

faceparty is different
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceparty

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:23 (thirteen years ago) link

who wants to be in my Ballsbook, ladies?
xpost Ballsparty?

teh_kit has 22 friends (g-kit), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:24 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know Starry. I'm not sure if the site is able to verify past a legitmate .edu address. I am uni staff but have yet to facebook myself. the shame.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Answers for starry re Facebook

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook%27s_use_in_investigations

wikipedia:

Privacy Settings

Facebook contains privacy settings that individuals can set to prevent school administrators or other groups from accessing their profiles or photos. Under the "My Privacy" settings page, a facebook user can select which of the following groups are allowed to view a page:

* Undergrads
* Grad Students
* Alumni
* Faculty
* Staff

However, there is no guarantee that school administrators or law enforcement agencies will not choose to identify themselves falsely on Facebook, or that they cannot gain access to profile information via other means.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Can you change your profile if necessary? What if you are eg, an employee doing a research project, for debate :)

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Two stories:

1. My girlfriend just graduated from college last year (2005) and doesn't have a Friendster or MySpace profile but does have a Facebook profile. This makes me feel old. However, I think what she likes about Facebook is that it is relatively closed off to the outside world, whereas I don't generally care what yahoos have a gander at my drunken photos.

2. I was at a frat party at the Univ. of Chicago a couple months ago ... an ILXor invited me, and I went for the anthropological experience as much as anything, really. Anyway, so I'm talking to this BMOC in a felt cowboy hat, who's somehow convinced that I had been dancing with this girl he has a crush on named Allison. (The only girl I'd been dancing with was this gawky philosophy major named Ethel who hurriedly told me within the first minute, "By the way, I don't wanna hook up with you, I have a boyfriend." Whatever!) I try to deny it at first, but he's not upset or anything, his attitude is more like "good for you, bro -- she's fuckin' hot, isn't she?" -- so eventually I agree that yes, I was dancing with Allison. "You know what you can do for me?" he slurs. "You can have her look me up on Facebook. That's Bret. With one T." At which point I laughed out loud.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh and re the thread title: when my gf was showing me her Facebook profile, I was surprised to see that not only could you say you were "In a Relationship" but you could actually designate who your partner was and link to their profile.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

no idea !

i would expect most streetwise students would probably lock out snooping staff via the privacy settings

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

BMOC

??

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Big Man On Campus! (I hope)

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Facebook is pretty useful. It makes keeping in touch with uni friends nice and easy. I'm young and went to a 'posh' uni though.

jng (jng), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:59 (thirteen years ago) link

No-one has yet addressed the fact that the titular quote is incredible cute!

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link

jng, how long can you keep your uni account open in the States? Over here, perhaps a few months... i mean, you cannot really use Facebook (if I got the rules right now) to keep in touch with uni friends once you graduated

olenska (olenska), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:09 (thirteen years ago) link

most universities offer alumni accounts.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

surely it stops people who aren't at uni going on it? what happens when you graduate?

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost, sorry.

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Over here, perhaps a few months

Says you. I've had mine for nearly 10 years after graduation by now.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Aww yeah - I just signed up as an alumni! It makes me feels old and lecherous though. Like going to a student party would, I guess.

Baaderonixx immer wieder (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

But Alumni can only perv on other Alumni? I might be wrong.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Clearly I am, if I'm capitalising alumni.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha, I started doing some work and clicked away from the register window, I guess I am not that bothered after all!

The sad truth is that I think it would make me feel lonely, and out of it! And I have a perfectly good LIVEJOURNAL for that arf arf ARF.

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm in the UK, so no idea about the US. I signed up with my uni email account a couple of years ago, and then just switched the profile over to my alumni email account when I graduated.

xpost

jng (jng), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe we could have an ILX SOCIAL GROUP????

Baaderonixx immer wieder (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Its a really good way to stay in touch w people after you graduate.

deej.. (deej..), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Big Man On Campus! (I hope)

Yes. He seemed to know everyone and was walking around making sure people were having a good time.

I never signed up for an alumni e-mail account, and now I'm unsure of how to do so, but the only people I'd know on Facebook are young punks like deej, anyway.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Its a really good way to stay in touch w people after you graduate.
-- deej.. (clublonel...), June 27th, 2006.

a bit like MEETING THEM, HOLDING CONVERSATIONS, THAT KIND OF SHIT.

Roughage Crew (Enrique), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

As a current college student, I can vouch for how omnipresent it is. In the official UC Berkeley student questionnaire (rate the counselors from 1-10 etc.) the university had an entire section in the survey asking students about facebook. I can think of two people I know who *aren't* on it.

It's far classier than myspace because you can't change your page much. No background music. No videos. This is good.

Very recently though, there has been a very noticeable trend (in Berkeley at least...can't speak for the nation) to make your profile super-private and only visable to friends. People are either getting wary, or snobby, I'm not sure which.

starke (starke), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah its real easy to do that with my friends in San Francisco xp

deej.. (deej..), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

A few more things:

1. My brother is a grad student and when he TAs a class, he always checks out his students' Facebook profiles and is sometimes surprised at what they're willing to divulge. (Then he stores this information in an Excel spreadsheet ... oh wait.)

2. I have a cousin who just finished his freshman year at Northern Illinois University. He tells me that as soon as he received his school e-mail address last summer, he immediately signed up on Facebook and found that dozens of other incoming students had done so as well. In fact, the ability to notate your dorm and room number within your profile meant that he knew nearly everyone in his hall before they ever actually met face to face.

3. Haha, my dad moderated a panel about Facebook last month.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:41 (thirteen years ago) link

High school students can join it now too. Which is weird.

deej.. (deej..), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

See, that's not weird to me because as far as I'm concerned, EVERYONE under 25 is on it.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, trading facebooks was the first thing the staff did when we got to camp. I think the basic reason it's so much more universal than eg friendster is the total lack of crepey hookup connotations?

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 14:59 (thirteen years ago) link

he always checks out his students' Facebook profiles
Not always, just for the cute ones ;)

robots in love (robotsinlove), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:06 (thirteen years ago) link

facebook is even creepier than myspace/friendster cuz then you can anonymously crepe on cute girls in your classes.

the eunuchs, Cassim and Mustafa, who guarded Abdur Ali's harem (orion), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:09 (thirteen years ago) link

It's strange--I do feel like there is a generational divide with facebook. I joined just this year, as a 24 year old grad student. But, the first year grad students, who are right out of college, already had facebook accounts from undergrad days. they just had to switch over the designation to their new university affiliation. But the point is they already had them and were totally accustomed to using them, whereas they had convinced me to join, and then were disappointed when facebook did not function the same way they were used to (nobody checked it frequently enough, thereby making announcing parties useless).

robots in love (robotsinlove), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Did you read the Lewis Flyer article yet, M.?

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Regarding the quote in topic, yeah, the relationship status on Facebook does lead to a lot of awkward situations. A friend of mine had that she was married to her boyfriend on Facebook. After they broke up for a while, he eventually changed the setting to say single which automatically did it for her profile too. It was like a whole 'nother stage of breaking up.

There's an annoying girl at my job who has some serious growing up to do. One of her many horrifying common behaviors is playing "house" at the job and designating different coworkers as different members of her family. For a while she had a huge crush on me, and thus I became the husband. Whenever new people were hired, she'd excitedly hug me and exclaim in her nasal voice, "This is Derek, he's my husband! He's the best husband in the world!" Then she'd switch to a more serious tone to warn the girls that they'd better not flirt with me. Terrifying. Of course, she wanted to marry me on Facebook. After weeks of continually reminding me that I have yet to click "yes" that we are indeed married, I finally gave in and did it. After a while, trying to finally give her the message that I'm not interested, I switched to being married with another one of our coworkers, a girl I'm good friends with but my "wife" hated. When she saw that I'd switched the status, she had a real break down. Female co-workers told me about her heart break over the incident.

In conclusion, jesus christ, be glad you're not on Facebook.

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:42 (thirteen years ago) link

why is this any better than myspace? i don't get it.
-- dog latin (doglati...) (webmail), June 27th, 2006. (dog latin)

Certain features that make it really useful for college students. You can list your classes in your profile and the page can create a list for you of people in your classes. You can easily find people in your class to ask them questions about upcoming tests, what the homework was, etc. Also, unlike MySpace, there's more local community centered stuff since the only people on Facebook I interact with are fellow UNCC students and I don't see anyone from Harvard. For example there's groups with local interest like "I LOVE " rather than just "I LOVE LIMP BIZKIT." Like other people mentioned, there's the announcing/organizing events too.

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

But what is this thing that US students say is now more important than sex and texting?

MORE IMPORTANT THAN TEXTING?!?!?!?!??!

matlewis (matlewis), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

he eventually changed the setting to say single which automatically did it for her profile too. It was like a whole 'nother stage of breaking up.

That is pretty harsh.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I think the basic reason it's so much more universal than eg friendster is the total lack of crepey hookup connotations?

Au contraire. I think a lot of people use it for exactly that reason. That's the impression I've gotten, anyway.

Deric W. Haircare (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 16:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Facebook is fucking annoying. I'm an elderly undergrad, surrounded by people who use it as a substitute for actual communication. So I decided to get kicked off of Facebook but it's not working yet--I've replaced my entire profile with excerpts from Pilgrim's Progress and some Duran Duran slash fiction, I've started reporting every person whose profile says "Libertarian," etc. No luck.

adam (adam), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link

surrounded by people who use it as a substitute for actual communication.

hi, do you know the internet?

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

hah yeah wtf how is it different than anything else on the internet?

deej.. (deej..), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

that facebook thing would have been so useful for my social life in '96. and myspace too. and p2p files exchange softwares (I was so informationally poor). also, ah, if only I had pentium3 +highspeed+100gig storage+ free video editing software back then, when
i was more interested in cinema , because most of the canonic cinematographic trips were new to me etc good grief I should have been born in '81

S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:03 (thirteen years ago) link

believe it or not, there are things better for your social life than exponentially raising the amount of time you spend sitting in front of a computer.

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:28 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't.

jeffrey (johnson), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Hating facebook doesn't make much more sense than hating cellphones, the yellow pages, AIM and email. It's a social lubricant. If people were really replacing their social lives with it, facebook wouldn't be filled with ten trillion pictures of people getting drunk at parties.

starke (starke), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

(which would be a better thing to complain about)

starke (starke), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

mickey, the way I see it it's all about saving time rather than wasting it,of course; it would have been useful in my early 20's to help me find out fun places to go out , with with people I have affinities with, rather than rely mostly on luck. anyhoo, now these apps are less "urgent" to me at this time in my life.

S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:46 (thirteen years ago) link

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S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:47 (thirteen years ago) link

If people were really replacing their social lives with it, facebook wouldn't be filled with ten trillion pictures of people getting drunk at parties.

It's not that social networking replaces your social life, it just... mediates it. Instead of personally inviting people to parties via word of mouth/telephone/email or just throwing it up on a flyer, you're sending it to a reasonably targeted, much larger group than you'd be comfortable calling. The downside is that pretty soon you're doing the majority of communication through there, any "event" that can vary from a party or concert to two people sitting around drunk turns into some "scandalous" photo diary, and there's the online backchannel that sucks everyone in.

I've been around people where there's this obnoxious feedback loop where they're pretty much trying to come up with new people to befriend and more pictures/content to put up on things like myspace, and half of what they talk about is myspace. Urgh.

business up front, party entrance at side door (mike h.), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 18:20 (thirteen years ago) link

That's an interesting way of putting it.

Still, why is word of mouth/telephone/email an inherently better form of communication? I agree that it's a "larger group than you'd be comfortable calling" but I think that's very likely a good thing. For example, tonight I'm going to play soccer with a casual friend from a class. He invited me and the rest of the group with a facebook message. It would have been awkward for an acquaintance to call/email, and probably would have never happened.

starke (starke), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 18:49 (thirteen years ago) link

man, facebook was so much better back when there were only like 8 schools on it

lemin (lemin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 19:21 (thirteen years ago) link

snob

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Facebook's early history is pretty snobby and reflects the fact that it was started by a Harvard kid. The schools were added pretty much in order of prestige. No doubt the public school kids just weren't mature enough to deal with such technology until much later.

starke (starke), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 19:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Now they even have community colleges, though. Anyone who takes an adult continuing education course could get on there! It'd be amazing if people in cooking and wine tasting classes started using facebook to set up events and communicate outside of class.

business up front, party entrance at side door (mike h.), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 20:04 (thirteen years ago) link

The influx of philistines brought Facebook down to Myspace levels of social networking websites, ones it could never recover from! Oh, how I long for the days of only having to add friends from ivy league schools.

lemin (lemin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

he eventually changed the setting to say single which automatically did it for her profile too. It was like a whole 'nother stage of breaking up.

I had a friend whose girlfriend changed her facebook relationship status to "single" in order to make him jealous, or something.

31g (31g), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 20:10 (thirteen years ago) link

oh c'mon, thinking the relationship status setting on your facebook profile matters to you or anyone else is pretty ridiculous, right? also, there's an "it's complicated" setting

lemin (lemin), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 20:22 (thirteen years ago) link

if someone changes their relationship status on their facebook profile it tends to cause gossip round our way, so it's not as ridiculous as all that to worry about it. Also people use facebook for looking up friends' new beaux etc. I keep forgetting I have a facebook account, every so often I log in cos someone's 'written on my wall' or put up an embarassing photo and discover month-old messages from people who clearly know my email address, but for some reason seem to believe that everyone checks facebook more often than webmail.

putting yr actual girlfriend/boyfriend as 'wife' or 'husband' on facebook is kind of crepey though, surely it should refer only to actual married spouses or to best friends.

permanent revolution (cis), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 21:18 (thirteen years ago) link

a bit like MEETING THEM, HOLDING CONVERSATIONS, THAT KIND OF SHIT

which reminds me ... enrique, are you still gonna be in glasgow this weekend?

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 21:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Well when I'm all "let's go to the bar and watch the game" and my girlfriend makes it some huge elaborate Facebook event, it's irritating. Also, I liked most of my friends better before I knew what their favorite books are.

adam (adam), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link

i cancelled my facebook account when i dropped out of school.
in retrospect, i should have kept it to creep on co-eds.

the eunuchs, Cassim and Mustafa, who guarded Abdur Ali's harem (orion), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 21:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, I liked most of my friends better before I knew what their favorite books are.

haha this is true.

deej.. (deej..), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 21:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Now they even have community colleges, though. Anyone who takes an adult continuing education course could get on there! It'd be amazing if people in cooking and wine tasting classes started using facebook to set up events and communicate outside of class.
-- business up front, party entrance at side door (neupun...) (webmail), June 27th, 2006. (mike h.)

I know a fair amount of Johnston & Wales -- a local culinary school -- on there.

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

I hate the "it's complicated" relationship status. Relationships are confusing anyway, facebook doesn't need to add to anxiety-inducing ambiguity!

i don't know anyone obsessed with it, though. thank heavens.

Maria (Maria), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 23:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Does the opposing partner's status change to "Married to someone who thinks it's complicated" ?

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 08:58 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
HI DERE

http://badge.facebook.com/badge/36910239.80.948704031.png

Scourage (Haberdager), Sunday, 20 August 2006 00:50 (thirteen years ago) link

i have learned about two new forms of manipulation using facebook in the last week! one of my friends put that she was married to a boyfriend she wasn't serious about so that it wouldn't scare off possibly interested guys looking at her profile, who would think it was a joke. another used facebook to stalk and then get in touch with someone from catholicmatch.com, which doesn't give you contact information unless you pay, and now has a possible catholic boyfriend (as long as he doesn't decide the priesthood is his vocation). it's hilarious, i love it.

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 20 August 2006 01:46 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Have people seen the latest features of facebook? They're terrifying. They tell you everything that your friends have done. Nothing gets by them. Before, it was a little creepy, and easy for stalkers to use. Now, it does your stalking for you. This is not right.

clotpoll (Clotpoll), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:02 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't think they'll stick

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:08 (thirteen years ago) link

web 2.0 gone awry

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:08 (thirteen years ago) link

"everything your friends have done" --? what does this mean?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:13 (thirteen years ago) link

It records every change in favorite movie, relationship status, events attended, everything in your friends' profiles, and then informs you on the facebook front page. When it tells you of a relationship ending, it adds a little broken heart symbol.

clotpoll (Clotpoll), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

!

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:23 (thirteen years ago) link

everyone in my office today was talking about how creepy facebook suddenly was! it sucks because i'm the kind of dork who constantly makes pointless minor changes to his profile.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Crystal posted on Brian's wall. 4:56pm
Hey. Thank you for calling me back and for sending my stuff. I'm sorry I didn't leave a message but just pretend I didn't even call. It wasn't a good ide...

...


Yesterday
Brian is single. 12:19pm

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 03:53 (thirteen years ago) link

haha oh man that is sad

like murderinging (modestmickey), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 13:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't think this is really how they planned on it working out. here's most of my facebook front page:

Molly Daniel is hating facebook right about now. 9:59am

Molly Daniel joined the group I hate the new facebook. 9:39am

Molly Daniel joined the group Students against Facebook's "Mini-Feed". 4:52am

Danielle Cohen joined the group WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK FACELIFT. 3:39am

Ann Marie Coddington added new photos. 3:19am

Lauren "Philly" Grimsley wrote a new note. 2:59am
THIS IS WACK!!!
THIS FACEBOOK SHIT IS WACK...CUZ ACCORDING TO FACEBOOK I KNOW WHAT U DID ONE MINUTE AGO, 3 HOURS AGO ANDDD THIS WEEKEND!!!
Continue reading...

like murderinging (modestmickey), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 13:23 (thirteen years ago) link

This is great! Folks like me who are comfortable with others knowing a little about my life won't mind the changes, and the more secretive types will be forced to grow up and stop minding what everyone thinks!

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

or QUIT, a milestone every posh young student should reach at some point in their blowdried little lives

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 13:33 (thirteen years ago) link

That sentence contains an unhealthy amount of ad hominem bile. Untrue ad hominem bile, moreover. Pfft, I suppose I'd better get used to it.

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 13:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I want to meet Lauren "Philly" Grimsley.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Facebook's early history is pretty snobby and reflects the fact that it was started by a Harvard kid. The schools were added pretty much in order of prestige. No doubt the public school kids just weren't mature enough to deal with such technology until much later.

It spread this summer beyond Trinity in Ireland. And resulted in much "Oh no! PLebs!" type comments.
Bebo is more popular here for the reason that you can find your old school friends and facebook wasn't available to anyone with anything less than an (a)tcd.ie address. Radio stations, music things etc have bebo pages rather than MySpace, which seemed a bit odd to me. I committed beboicide a while back. Considering commiting Facebookicide.

That said it's been handy for me, esp now that people I know are scattered to the winds, to toronto and cambridge and london and shit. There's no option for saying you're a drop out though..

The new changes are horrible. I mean it was a bit weird before that you could check who's profile had changed, go see and not notice or realise what had changed. But this is odd. It should be possible to disable it.

Major Alfonso (Major Alfonso), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 14:26 (thirteen years ago) link

my bile comes from trying to use the internet in a public library recently and having to sit next to two gangly university "chaps" who sat in the same chair and sniggered at facebook for TWO HOURS

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 14:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Next up: facebook chips implanted at the base of your skull to alert your friends to your every movement! YAYYYY

Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Euai: Forget everything I said. :-)

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Anyway, more worrying than the new facebook is the number of groups that have sprung up in the past day either praising, slating or being conspicuously ambivalent about the changes. Guys, calm down, it's only an irrelevant Internet database.

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Guys, calm down, it's only an irrelevant Internet database.

Next time someone slates Mansun remember these words.

Major Alfonso (Major Alfonso), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 16:36 (thirteen years ago) link

music != irrelevant :P

I'll grow out of Mansun at my own speed, tyvm.

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 16:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Nevah said Mansun or music were irrelevant boyo

And I couldn't give a rat crap roulade when you grow up!

hehe

Major Alfonso (Major Alfonso), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:10 (thirteen years ago) link

MUMMY HES BEING NASTY TO ME! *bawls*

Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Please stop posting. Please.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:19 (thirteen years ago) link

I really love the new Facebook? I suppose I would.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 17:19 (thirteen years ago) link

"Updated: 28 of your friends joined the group Students against Facebook News Feed (Official Petition to Facebook). 4:23pm"
"Updated: 28 of your friends joined the group I Hate Facebook's Facelift. 2:59pm"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 6 September 2006 21:12 (thirteen years ago) link

TIME magazine has picked up on the Facebook backlash. Strange. This is news?

Major Alfonso (Major Alfonso), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 21:50 (thirteen years ago) link

tracerhand OTM, people petitioning to facebook about this shit need to go read a book or something.

joseph (joseph), Thursday, 7 September 2006 02:18 (thirteen years ago) link

a book about faces?

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Thursday, 7 September 2006 02:21 (thirteen years ago) link

When I read things like this, Im kinda glad I grew up without computers.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 7 September 2006 05:09 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
I just got the following e-mail from Facebook:

Hi John,

Now you can join Facebook! You tried to register last April, before we allowed everyone to sign up.

To register for Facebook using any email address, go to:

http://register.facebook.com

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

someone on Facebook tried to bro rape me last weekend!

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

it's not all about you, y'know

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

they sure taught you good values in the boy scouts

like murderinging (modestmickey), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

at least i'm not a convicted felon!

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 19:48 (twelve years ago) link

i'm gonna leave my house now!

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Tuesday, 3 October 2006 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

weak

like murderinging (modestmickey), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

omg, i am jaymc's friend!

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 02:01 (twelve years ago) link

HI DERE

roc u like a § (ex machina), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 05:48 (twelve years ago) link

be my friend

gbx (skowly), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 05:54 (twelve years ago) link

Now you can join Facebook! You tried to register last April, before we allowed everyone to sign up.

So now the concept of waitlisting students has spread to their social networking sites. Beautiful.

I couldn't find an old friend of mine last week searching his name on myspace when it hit me, "______ has always been a bit too conceited and way too social to not have any social e-profile networking thingamajigger...but he wouldn't be on myspace anyway...too popular...doesn't show elite status or isn't some club...if only there was some other sites just like myspace but seemed to be more about distancing yourself from the unwashed masFACEBOOK DOT COM!"

I checked out the site and sure enough I found him. Just goes to show how far mean generalizations about people will get you in life.

Cunga (Cunga), Wednesday, 4 October 2006 06:09 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...
thought control experiment successful

You've Got Scourage On Your Breath (Haberdager), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 08:55 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...
okay, this is because i got a group email from the guy who runs the web company that oversees a site i sometimes write for, saying that that website now has a facebook profile and that we should add it, oh, and hey, add him while we're at it, cheers, etc!

so, okay, it's kinda creepy for people not in college/over 30 to be on facebook, right? myspace, sure, 'cause of like, the music/bands, whatever, i don't know, it's unwashed hilarity (what i'm saying is i'm still on myspace, yeah. and the site in question isn't even), but, uh, facebook? i thought it was really just for college kids who want to fuck each other? am i so wrong for doing a spit-take and laughing when i received the above email from mr. internet entrepreneur?

rrrobyn, Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:10 (twelve years ago) link

It isn't just about college kids who want to fuck each other. It's about anybody who wants to fuck college kids.

Gukbe, Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

I just had to create a Facebook profile for work! Their reasoning: "You're one of the more technology-savvy librarians. We should start a staff group! You must join!" Don't they know it's weird? They don't! Sad!

I was tempted to say, in the section where you say how you know each other, that I had slept with every one of my coworkers on Facebook.

I didn't.

You can be my friend, if you like. last name: dahl

molly mummenschanz, Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:15 (twelve years ago) link

that kind of temptation wld be too much for. i am having a hard enough time not replying-to-all with something 'comedic' about this email.

i promise not to join facebook

rrrobyn, Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

The Lex just befriended me on Facebook.

jaymc, Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

facebook's not just for college kids--professors and recent alumni have profiles, too; but i do think it's weird to be in your mid-30s and get on facebook and none of your friends have it. i cant speak for all college students, but i (and almost everyone i know) don't use it as a myspace-type meet-people-over-facebook thing; really, it's a friend-people-i-already-know-and-keep-in-touch-with-people-i-don't-see thing. so i reject randos who friend me (altho im happy to accept any ILXors who want to be my friend unless youre weird; my real name is m4x r3@d and i go to 0cc1d3nt4l c0ll3g3)

i dont like the idea of facebook getting all democratized and ugly like myspace (and having a ton of "entities" like companies/bands have their own profiles instead of just "groups").

keep it clean and efficient and fascist--and well-designed--and there wont be a problem.

max, Thursday, 1 March 2007 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

everyone, befriend me! :-D

p.s. I'm never touching myspace, it's DIRTY

unfished business, Thursday, 1 March 2007 23:29 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...
I'm fckn lurving facebook atm. So many random knobs from the ol' school days on there.

Drooone, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:12 (twelve years ago) link

This is great! Folks like me who are comfortable with others knowing a little about my life won't mind the changes, and the more secretive types will be forced to grow up and stop minding what everyone thinks!

-- Obvious Ninja (Haberdager), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 23:28 (7 months ago)


O the ironee.

Trayce, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:00 (twelve years ago) link

hahahahahahaha

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

I still regret my hand in LJ's downfall

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Aw quit beating yourself up about that!

Trayce, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:02 (twelve years ago) link

Should I use Facebook? I have my email address for grad school now. I still don't really know what it is.

admrl, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:07 (twelve years ago) link

Use Facebook, and join the IRM appreciation group.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:11 (twelve years ago) link

why would I do that if I don't know what IRM is? It's difficult to appreciate the unknown.

admrl, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:16 (twelve years ago) link

join the IRM appreciation group.

OMG

Trayce, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

i promise not to join facebook

-- rrrobyn, Thursday, March 1, 2007 4:21 PM (1 month ago)


yeah. i forgot i even wrote that.
so it's not really a broken promise then.

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

I still regret my hand in LJ's downfall

-- Curt1s Stephens, Monday, April 30, 2007 5:01 PM (2 hours ago)

Aw quit beating yourself up about that!

-- Trayce, Monday, April 30, 2007 5:02 PM (2 hours ago)


Yeah, Curt1s, you weren't the jerkoff in that situation.

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 02:45 (twelve years ago) link

join the IRM appreciation group.


Yes, yes indeed.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:27 (twelve years ago) link

i am an officer of squeee!

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

NUVVIEWORLD

get bent, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

i hope when the IRM "spiceworld" type biopic gets made it's called "nuvvieworld"

get bent, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

i hope when the IRM "spiceworld" type biopic gets made it's called "nuvvieworld"

get bent, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

I hope E. Costello cameos in it as well, like he did in its namesake.

Abbott, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 03:46 (twelve years ago) link

Cuddlestein Mountain!

Matt DC, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 08:21 (twelve years ago) link

ok guise i joined the I R-M facebook grp what now?

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 08:41 (twelve years ago) link

you will be bestowed a title, then you should post on the wall. i mean that's all we really do.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

is there some kind of identification card i get to carry?

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

you get to carry pride.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

And Max's wall post was well worthy.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:41 (twelve years ago) link

Max Wall? http://www.uk-ch.org/activities/picts/grock.jpg

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

NED RAGGET MY FIRST ILX FACEBOOK FRIEND

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

im going to cry i think

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

Well done.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

Can I say you're my girlfriend on MYSPACE

ian, Thursday, 3 May 2007 20:40 (twelve years ago) link

I am Facebook now. It's interesting. Not much happened. At least now I know what Facebook is.

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:31 (twelve years ago) link

wow i kind of want ilx facebook friends
but i'm a real college student so that might be a bad collision of 2 worlds

Maria, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:39 (twelve years ago) link

It makes me feel deeply lonely.

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:40 (twelve years ago) link

facebook is abt the collision of worlds
i mean, i'm facebookfriends with one of my brother's ex-girlfriends! it is weird
xpost
sometimes yes

rrrobyn, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:41 (twelve years ago) link

I am at Facebook and also really in college - but no one from my current college knows about it. Perfect!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544127446

Sara R-C, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

Is Facebook a narrative?

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:43 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook.

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:43 (twelve years ago) link

I am Facebook now.


There are many Adam L****es -- which are you?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:45 (twelve years ago) link

I don't know how to tell you without telling you!

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

ssshhhhh

admrl, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

Just search my name and send me a mail through it.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 May 2007 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

I added a whole bunch of people yesterday and now it's starting to make sense, although I understand the loneliness of having just started on there.

the next grozart, Friday, 4 May 2007 08:21 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Oh hey, Nuvvieworld! sweetness.

Also, I'm not appreciating the amount of jocks I went to school with accosting me on facebook.

"let's catch up for a beer etc". No.

Drooone, Monday, 21 May 2007 05:07 (twelve years ago) link

I was sucked in to join by a friend just so I could look at her O/S pics. What I find odd is random strangers adding as a friend. wtf is that all about?

Hard like armour, Monday, 21 May 2007 06:52 (twelve years ago) link

Still haven't joined (pats self on back)!

Tape Store, Monday, 21 May 2007 06:53 (twelve years ago) link

I joined about two weeks ago, and am quite addicted at the moment, but I can feel the novelty starting to wear off already (I'm running out of friends to add for one thing).

chap, Monday, 21 May 2007 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

Joined for 5 mins last week. Account already deleted. No interest in interacting with people from the past sort of thing. I've stayed in touch with those I wanted to.

I'll probably rejoin another boring Friday!

kv_nol, Monday, 21 May 2007 11:25 (twelve years ago) link

quite funny thing by charlie brooker in G2 today.

the next grozart, Monday, 21 May 2007 11:30 (twelve years ago) link

I knew he'd regret mentioning it in last week's column.

I've stayed in touch with those I wanted to.

I've heard this argument a lot, but I'm a bit rubbish at staying in touch, so it's actually proved useful for me in catching up with people. Also, I've found some people I used to quite like who I'd forgotten about.

chap, Monday, 21 May 2007 11:45 (twelve years ago) link

I feel that I made the effort. There are times when I feel guilty but what can you do? I can't keep up contact with everyone I liked, can I. Also I use things like that to find out about people, I don't want people finding out anything about me! [/paranoia]

kv_nol, Monday, 21 May 2007 12:25 (twelve years ago) link

charlie brooker's just an unfrozen caveman columnist. you can't expect him to master these whiz-bang doodads. i mean, what are they like??

Tracer Hand, Monday, 21 May 2007 12:35 (twelve years ago) link

So, i'm getting a bit tired of the dudes i know on facebook
Is it 1) somewhat crepey to be approaching random ilxors to be "friends" on this fucking thing?

or 2)muygoodbutstillslightlycrepeytimes?

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:24 (twelve years ago) link

if these ilxors know who you are, i.e., you are regularly interacting with people on ilx, then not so crepey, i don't know, maybe depends on time known too

what is crepey is poking, to me. why not just send a msg saying hi? i don't understand it.

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:31 (twelve years ago) link

The "hilarious" innuendo that goes with poking is upsetting.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:35 (twelve years ago) link

Just found an ex of mine I haven't seen for five years. DO I SEND HER A MESSAGE? God, the anguish.

chap, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

I have never poked anyone nor been poked

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

chap you should friend her and detail that "We hooked up and it was torturously awkward"

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

I also hate the hilairrriousness of dudes status updates. This one wank i know currently has his as: 'is starting to get over fielding calls from models who want to get dirty on his arse.'.

it was previously: 'is wondering why he is doing multi-coloured turds'.

NOT FUNNY, my friend.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

Bizarro. So far I'm just mostly using it as a good myspace analog.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:42 (twelve years ago) link

so now it's just Evil Ned on myspace?

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:43 (twelve years ago) link

Nah, just cloning.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

I think I'll do it tomorrow. A 2.30AM message would have 'crazy internet stalker from the past' written all over it.

chap, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

if you figured out cloning, ned, the internet would have to be renamed the interned

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

Give me time.

(Unrelated rofflyness -- from a recent Momus comment on his LJ re:ILX :

I'm not going to launch into a diatribe about how it's all polls now, or how you have to be Ned Raggett to fit in, or how idle watercooler-style chatter has banished the intelligent discourse.

Hooray! Oh wait.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

My sister's ex just added me as a friend. Now I have 2 friends. I am so popular.

Hard like armour, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:50 (twelve years ago) link

i cant find any friends on this thing!

chaki, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:52 (twelve years ago) link

did they all tell you their last name was smith?

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

You can find me, surely!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

found you!

chaki, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:56 (twelve years ago) link

Yay!

Stepping out, will be back later, etc.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:57 (twelve years ago) link

so does one 'poke back'? like, out of curiousity? (pos know this person? hm, memory not so helpful)

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:07 (twelve years ago) link

Don't poke, write a "please to explain poke" message to it.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:09 (twelve years ago) link

hm

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:14 (twelve years ago) link

i'm a fan of less effort on my part
hence poking back
holy crap i am totally procrastinating

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:18 (twelve years ago) link

I think the poke-back is a little too lols and chummy, keeping distance with a "how do I know you?" is how I would approach this grave dilemma.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

i am lols and chummy these days

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:24 (twelve years ago) link

sort of

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

This photo is further proof that that guy I was whining about before is a twat. On the left. (sorry abt the whining, btw)
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/mdanielwalter/1.jpg

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

they had better be listening to Christopher Cross

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 03:58 (twelve years ago) link

Is he a twat because he has a six pack or because he is on a fuck-off big boat posing on the Harbour?

Hard like armour, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 04:46 (twelve years ago) link

Ok, first he's a twat because every single thing he says on facebook is forged in the fiery pit of lolzheeelarity.
second the vizor.
third at school he was a scrawny tiny little coxswain now he's sporting a sweeet kind of flabby twopack or something and obviously here to show it off and party.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 04:51 (twelve years ago) link

that's all I got.

maybe i'm the twat.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 04:52 (twelve years ago) link

..It's his facebook profile photo btw.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 05:04 (twelve years ago) link

did this guy beat you up or something?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:12 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, no, he's about a foot shorter than me.
We used to be good m8s, but drifted apart etc etc.

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:17 (twelve years ago) link

Coxswain. Private school I presume.

Hard like armour, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:21 (twelve years ago) link

yeah m8. JEEPS m8

Drooone, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:24 (twelve years ago) link

What's with the matching shorts?

Hard like armour, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:29 (twelve years ago) link

I think if you poke someone back, then they can see your profile for a bit, and you can see theirs. I think.

Is anyone using Virb? It's like a prettier version of myspace but with flickr/video integration. I'm not convinced it offers enough that is new, and there are only about ten people on it, but it's definitely nicer to use. (http://www.virb.com/missekawasaki/)

emil.y, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 08:26 (twelve years ago) link

everyone add me!! im c0ry sk1ar.

chaki, Thursday, 24 May 2007 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

i thought your name was chaki

lfam, Thursday, 24 May 2007 02:46 (twelve years ago) link

still do not understand pokes
will add chaki

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 03:05 (twelve years ago) link

I don't get the pokes, either. The one person I've poked is my husband. (Oh, how that SOUNDS.) But neither of us get it.

Chaki, I will add you! (You may reject me at will.)

Sara R-C, Thursday, 24 May 2007 03:37 (twelve years ago) link

ok, i'm now here now. hunt for j3remy s41m0n.

kingfish, Thursday, 24 May 2007 04:16 (twelve years ago) link

Ha ha just joined ILX/M group. Sadly this means that people will now find where I spend my day and get all my jokes! Maybe I should unsubscribe just to be safe!

kv_nol, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

I don't get the pokes, either. The one person I've poked is my husband.

Yes, me and my boyfriend poke each other several times a day. Wait, what?

emil.y, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:16 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2223261784

braveclub, Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

Dear god how I hate humanity sometimes...

kv_nol, Thursday, 24 May 2007 10:03 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Does "I hooked up with..." imply a sexual relationship or not?

Alba, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

it's only used ironically

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

not from this angle

Will M., Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, me and my boyfriend poke each other several times a day.

hahaha. You kids and your boundless energy.

Sara R-C, Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

finally joined facebook this afternoon and I am frankly amazed how many ppl contacted me in a v short period of time, compared with myspace where I find i get friended in dribs and drabs (and mainly by bands these days, tho I don't mind that).

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

Still won't do it.

I mean, my boss is on Facebook. 'Nuff said.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

What is the ILX0r group? How do I join it?

Does anyone else find this more incomprehensible than MySpace/Friendster. I have no idea what to do.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

"Hooked up with" does imply snogged/boffed, but most people use it as a joke.

I have managed to avoid being friended by ex-school people by using my name that only came into being a couple of years after I left. Ha!

emil.y, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

"hooked up with" has the virtue of being open to interpretation, and a casual, short-lived sexual relationship is definitely one of those interpretations

Tracer Hand, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

I used my internet psuedonym which confused old college friends. But I really don't want to use my real name. I don't know why, this seems more adult and almost every one else is.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook is easy for me, but I think it's harder for new people to get a handle on now that they've got all the new features and "applications" (ugh)

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

people don't use pseudonyms on Facebook, if you want to be less searchable just use your last initial instead of your last name, or something like that. Personal FB pages don't show up on Google, and only FB members who are in your network/are your friends can see your page.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

I finally relented a week or 2 ago and signed up after being hassled by several friends to join as "everyone we know is on it". But actually pretty much only the friends who were hassling me are on it! I joined the ILM group. No-one from my past who I either wanted to get in touch with or wanted to avoid has turned up yet.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

I might try the last inital. I wanted to use MsMisery as nearly everybody knows me as that. Real-life friends I've known in the past few years know me as Samantha as well but not people I was in school with 12 years ago. :(

What is the ILx group called? I could only find my college.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

"I Love Music"

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

yes, where's the ILX group?

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not ILM.

Ms Misery, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

i am the small ILM

blueski, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

i finally got on there on friday, so bored was i at work. i was tempted to tick 'we dated' when Dan friended me - i'm mad me.

don't really get this 'poking' thing.

blueski, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

ah.....

That one guy that quit, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:32 (twelve years ago) link

don't really get this 'poking' thing.

guess it's a bit like winking on okcupid....

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'd mind being friended by ex school ppl now. Time is a great healer! I would imagine that if I was tho it would follow the same pattern as with Friends Reunited, a couple of emails back an forth to ascertain what we were doing these days and that would be that.

does anyone bother w/ friends reunited anymore? (i'm guessing not)

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:10 (twelve years ago) link

I am your friend, Mark!!

C J, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:11 (twelve years ago) link

I look at Friends Reunited (very) occasionally when they send me an email saying someone has updated their details - which usually is a lie!

There is no-one from my year at school on Facebook, but loads from the years either side. Curious.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

Not for a long, long time (xpost x 2).

I've just had an email from someone I've never heard of in my life wanting to add me as a "friend" to Facebook. The cheek of it. It's a disgrace.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

Myspace is for Proles. Let us over throw the bourgeois Facebook, all power to the soviets, etc.

Ed, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

That might have been me, Marcello :)

C J, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

No it wasn't a CJ.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:15 (twelve years ago) link

the whole point of facebook is a bunch of randoms calling each other friends.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

Registered for Facebook last Friday, immediately re-established contact with people I hadn't seen for 5-6 years. And that's without just randomly typing names of old friends in the search box (which I obviously intend to do next). So it's done its job for old geezers like me, I suppose.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:18 (twelve years ago) link

the take-up in the last, like, month of two seems to be huge, based on total lack of statistics.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

FR was oddly therapeutic for me since it first came up just after Laura died, so it was quite reassuring when people I hadn't seen for 20+ years got in touch and I had to tell them what had happened and they were all very nice and understanding about it though I haven't really kept in touch with any of them since because, well if you know "Do You Remember Walter?" by the Kinks that sums it up pretty acutely.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:21 (twelve years ago) link

If my emailer "CW" was in fact CJ then fair do's and thanks, but being added as a "friend" by people I don't know is pretty creepy, like people coming up to me in the street wanting to hug me or something (not that that ever happens) - you just want to run as far away from it/them as possible.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

it's probably an ilxor, MC. this is kind of what you sign up for with facebook!!

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:23 (twelve years ago) link

fair do's, Marcello Carlin

RJG, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:25 (twelve years ago) link

like people coming up to me in the street wanting to hug me or something (not that that ever happens)

I'm reasonably happy with it, but I see it more as a random person coming up to me and starting a conversation in a pub, which happens quite a lot! So i guess a person's reaction to being friended by someone who is not in fact their friend is largely governed by which real life situation they think it is most like....

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:26 (twelve years ago) link

the whole point of facebook is a bunch of randoms calling each other friends.

i think for most people i know, it's limited to actual friends. for me at the very least people i've met a few times and like (as opposed to "people i see every weekend"). i've had a few friend requests which i didn't recognise but it was usually because i'd forgotten them rather than didn't know them in the first place.

it does seem to have exploded in the last few months rather and is the first of this type of site that i could actually see being a part of everyday life for normal people in the same way that, i dunno, a mobile phone is - the events thing is really such a handy way of keeping upt-o-date w/ your diary.

pseudonyms on facebook = lame.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

what is dud is PRs friending you and then HASSLING YOU VIA THE MEDIUM OF FACEBOOK

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

I don't mind people getting in touch with me via the blog or ILx or wherever - after all, that's how I met my fiancee! - but the whole MySpace/Facebook "friend" business doesn't really gel; for me the randomness of "friending" in that context is just one step up from URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED TO NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CRISIS-type spam.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:43 (twelve years ago) link

pseudonyms on facebook = lame.

tell it to little terry lennox

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:44 (twelve years ago) link

i don't mean "random" in a bad way entirely -- but i wouldn't call someone i'd met a few times a friend (or not 'actual friend'), necessarily. i guess it depends. i only just put my real email addy up, not really sure if i want in.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:45 (twelve years ago) link

fear of random weirdos friending you seems to take up about 50% of the chat around facebook, compared to about 1% of actual stuff which happens on facebook. and if you don't like it just deny them!

tell it to little terry lennox

i have done, repeatedly

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:46 (twelve years ago) link

i don't mean "random" in a bad way entirely -- but i wouldn't call someone i'd met a few times a friend (or not 'actual friend')

well no, neither would i, but facebook friend != actual friend. it's a useful way to keep in contact w/ people who'd otherwise be relegated to "i remember a nice conversation with this person at this party that time" and, you know, make more actual friends

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:47 (twelve years ago) link

i gave in to the peer pressure and registered a few weeks ago. Haven't met any random weirdos or creeps from the past yet.

Roz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:11 (twelve years ago) link

myspace>>>>facebook

facebook is basically oldschooltie shit. though, the explosion on facebook has suddenly made myspace look dated and even empty. myspace feels a tiny bit like makeoutclub or lipstickandcigarettes now

696, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:26 (twelve years ago) link

facebook is better designed than clunky myspace, if only because it's newer, and despite lacking the 'pizazz' of the latter.

it's the third time i've gone through the process of 'adding friends' after friendster and then these two. progress eh.

with Friends Re-united I could pretty much tell before looking which people in my year at school were going to be on there and which ones would never be on there.

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:42 (twelve years ago) link

696 otm. but myspace looked horrible and was shitty to use.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:44 (twelve years ago) link

it's the third time i've gone through the process of 'adding friends' after friendster and then these two. progress eh.

not including flickr or last.fm

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:47 (twelve years ago) link

i could live with bad design but the worst thing about myspace was music exploding on you when you didn't want it.

Roz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:50 (twelve years ago) link

oh yeah, bands embedding their videos in windows media somewhere down the page which then played automatically at the same time you're trying to listen to the tracks in the audio player. stupid.

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:52 (twelve years ago) link

i.e. bad design

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i really meant bad design as in horizontally-scrolling pages, unreadable fonts, shitty backgrounds etc but that works too.

Roz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:57 (twelve years ago) link

^ agree with all the above. i ended up kind of liking the bad design (again kind of reminded me of makeoutclub) though, all the same, it feels like it should have bad design

696, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

i already have a myspazz and i was avoiding facebook, but i got conned into joining by the lure of being able to see photos of a certain friend. but that's the whole problem with it - you can't go perving at anyone's profile unless you're their friend. and apart from my best friend who lives in the states, and an old and vague acquaintance in the uk, my only other facebook buddies are my freakin' workmates (which is pretty lame).

i like myspace. mostly because of a conversation i had on another book forum about a crazy white supremacist who stalked me there, which then led to becoming myspazz friends with someone from that forum, which then led to bestfriendship and possible true love. and another good friend of mine is someone i met on myspazz, and he lives in my city.

and the myspazz crazies who send creepy messages make for good stories at the pub. i had one guy ask me to be his mistress, because he wanted to perform errands and bring gifts to a superior woman.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:01 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno what makeoutclub is.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:02 (twelve years ago) link

making out is great though.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:03 (twelve years ago) link

in terms of how i use it, myspace is barely any different from facebook, except a) more people on facebook b) facebook LOOKS BETTER and also WORKS most of the time - to defend myspazz on these grounds is ridiculous c) less as in no lame bands/whores trying to friend you, i don't understand what ways myspazz could possibly be considered superior except through force of habit

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:04 (twelve years ago) link

facebook reminds me of school and it has my workmates on it

696, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:05 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really have massive issues with either of those

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:06 (twelve years ago) link

i like that you can make myspace pages look all fucked up and shit with pictures.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:14 (twelve years ago) link

when i'm bored at work i jazz up my 'spazz page... i mean, it's hardly brain surgery, it's just a bit of a piss. one of the best things about it is how many great artists i've discovered. because my profile is quite arts-centred, and i have a ton of pictures up, it seems to attract a lot of people with similar tastes, which then leads to discovering new artists who have profiles. i avoiding putting any personal pics, or pics of myself, up for a long time, but then they got the new photo album set-up, which allows you to block anyone but friends from viewing them.

myspace and facebook seem to have very different motives - fb is more for connecting with people you actually know (or used to know) while the 'spazz is more for meeting new people.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 11:42 (twelve years ago) link

i already have a myspazz and i was avoiding facebook, but i got conned into joining by the lure of being able to see photos of a certain friend. but that's the whole problem with it - you can't go perving at anyone's profile unless you're their friend.

... unless you're in the same network as them and they have their profile open to people from their network. which a lot of college students do, although I don't know about other users.

bernard snowy, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook is much better than MySpace for all of the design reasons just mentioned, but unless you're a student, there are still way more people on MySpace. When I joined a year ago, I had to add my 23-year-old gf's roommates just to look like I knew people. This does seem to be slowly changing, though.

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:23 (twelve years ago) link

Fuck'em both. Maybe FB because I'm a university dropout so i can't get in. Myspace is just. Urrgh (and not only designwise, also the way you have to interact).

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

I'm a bit worried that FB is going to become more and more like myspace -- but even if it does at least it (probably) won't have the disgusting level of customization that leads people to overlay translucent graphics and paste in lots of oversized pictures/text and render their profile completely unreadable

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

I think anyone can join FB, nath. Not just uni kids. It's my first day there .... would you like to be my friend??

C J, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

pseudonyms on facebook = lame.

Lex, I don't like the ideas of strangers or near-strangers knowing too many personal details about me. With a real name, a school, etc. it could be too easy to track me down IRL. The world's a strange place these days.

myspace feels a tiny bit like makeoutclub or lipstickandcigarettes now

You mean it feels like Friendster did when MySpace exploded?

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

CJ, sorry, I am not that interested in FB. Just doesn't seem to appeal to me. Another social circle. Nah. I liked Friendster, that was okay,but the rest can go eat dick shit.

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

Dick shit? STRIKE THROUGH, you moron.

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:30 (twelve years ago) link

dick shit sounds unbelievably foul

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

OMG the synchronicity: someone just invited me on FB. I'll probably give in. I'm a total wimp. ;-)

Yes, Sam, I know. I tried to avoid that fuck or suck thread as well but to no avail. :-)

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

Lex, I don't like the ideas of strangers or near-strangers knowing too many personal details about me. With a real name, a school, etc. it could be too easy to track me down IRL. The world's a strange place these days.

i understand this but you don't have to put your school in, i haven't (though i have joined my school's group), and if you're rigorous with the privacy settings all that strangers can actually see is your name and your picture (and there are lots of profile pictures which don't give any clues as to what the person actually looks like...)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:40 (twelve years ago) link

What have I done. I already regret it.

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:40 (twelve years ago) link

At this point the school association is the only benefit I see! I mean I can associate with ILX0Rs here and on Flickr so it's not like I need another place to link up with you weirdos. ;)

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

You mean it feels like Friendster did when MySpace exploded?

not really, friendsters design was kind of sober, myspace more like moc etc

696, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:59 (twelve years ago) link

I meant more in terms of use. I remember it took MySpace a while to get going but when it did Friendster was abandoned. Obv. that's not happened to MySpace yet but it could be coming.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

Myspace does lose what remains of its appeal pretty fast once you've got a few friends on Fcbk.

I'm mostly just glad to not be bombarded with terrible bands and Cool Videos uploaded by mongs.

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:05 (twelve years ago) link

you can block all requests from bands etc. and you can also disable the automatic music player.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

I have done this before but for someone reason this often doesn't stick.

Whatever, I've finally ditched MySpace. It all became too junior high. lame.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

I have about twice as many Facebook friends than Myspace friends in a tiny portion of the time, there must be something about it that appeals to people who aren't anywhere else on the Internet. Perhaps its the privacy thing.

I still get a bit weirded out at having so many FB friends on one page on the internet, when previously I was used to having them separated into carefully delineated groups for different periods of my life.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

Why did Myspace beat out Friendster? Was there really that much difference between the two? Was Myspace just a copycat that struck it lucky or is there some bigger reason?

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:33 (twelve years ago) link

MySpace had more features than Friendster. Blogging, etc.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

Ya - I've noticed some odd worlds colliding within my friends on FB. may or may not be a good thing.

xpost

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

Matt has loads of hot girls on his facebook friends list.

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

the last few times i've logged into myspazz i've got the "sorry! unexpected error!" message - how can you love a site which fundamentally doesn't work, when a functional alternative which does exactly the same thing is available?

all my friends in one place = convenient. though it is apparently weird to want all your friends to be friends with all your other friends.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

MySpace didn't really blow up until bands started using it but in the six months before that I think it did attract people BECAUSE it was messier/noisier than Friendster which was somewhat sober as gareth says and this is also true of facebook - the pendulum swings back.

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

though it is apparently weird to want all your friends to be friends with all your other friends.

idealistic yo

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

Lots of bosses are now turning up on Facebook, which has me checking out the tightness of that limited profile thing

stet, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:46 (twelve years ago) link

i always make sure i have a cool boss who wouldn't take umbrage with anything i write on there.

blueski, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

i said this already but im reposting it--we had a lot of these myspace vs. facebook discussions upthread:

i dont like the idea of facebook getting all democratized and ugly like myspace (and having a ton of "entities" like companies/bands have their own profiles instead of just "groups").

keep it clean and efficient and fascist--and well-designed--and there wont be a problem.

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

yeah all the new companies and applications are a bit much. Tho I like having my last.fm on FB.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

xpost democratized -> idiots like me (uni dropouts) being accepted?

nathalie, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

CAn bands do pages now?

Ed, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

I hope not. I don't want to be a part of another MySpace.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

i hope not

(they can do groups)

xp

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

it's not so much the democratization/opening of FB to non-students as the corporate presence, for me anyway. I mean, over time FB would be open to more non-students than students anyway, as more and more original 'book members graduate

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

i marvel at the stupidity of anyone who puts anything on their facebook/myspazz page which they wouldn't want their boss to see!

(or pity them if their boss takes serious umbrage to pictures of their employees drunk in their spare time)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

I just took a look around to see if I could find any other people who I knew from my major. Besides feeling pangs everytime I saw someone listing their class as '10 or '11 (mine is '96) I was amazed at how many listed their dorm and ROOM NUMBER as their residence. I could see this without even being their friend. Madness.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

Besides feeling pangs everytime I saw someone listing their class as '10 or '11

hi dere

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

yeah but ms. misery, most schools allow you to find your classmates' room numbers via their own website. facebook isn't really providing any information that isn't already out there and accessible, and it actual has much better privacy controls than most schoolwide student directories.

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

I have to say I like Facebook for putting me back in touch with a Russian friend now teaching English in China (strange but true).

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

xxxxpost by democratization i mostly meant the insane "customizability" of myspace pages which allowed 12 year old idiots the ability to make their pages entirely unreadble

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

the applications don't bother me because at least facebook requires them to be designed within the parameters of the site's general aesthetic.

i dont know why everyone uses ilike instead of last.fm tho

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

you can block all requests from bands etc. and you can also disable the automatic music player.

Yeah, it just annoyed me that it was so bound up with the idea of shilling shit bands

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

<i>myspace and facebook seem to have very different motives - fb is more for connecting with people you actually know (or used to know) while the 'spazz is more for meeting new people</i>

'xactly. i've never even considered myspace, and doubt i ever will. iresisted facebook for some time there, despite getting invites from increasingly unlikely mates ... i finally gave in and have already found myself in contact with a dude i was friends with when i was six or seven, and haven't seen in the best part of 20 years. so it's been worth it for that alone. plus various other people from my past who i like, and am pleased to be able to keep in some form of simple contact with.

stet's right about the limited-profile thing, but hey. it's really simple: if you value your privacy that much, don't, umm, post shit about yourself on the internet. at all.

FB is very much the bourgeois ex-student social network of choice, innit? it's totally exploded among my meeja chumz in glasgow and london in the last fortnight. maybe it'll be a passing fad; i dunno. right now i just like the fact that it's a really good way of keeping up with a shitload of old friends.

(fuck: IT dude just came round to tell me the server was back up and stood staring at a collapsed browser window [1] with "can i say you're my girlfriend on facebook?" plastered across it. christ knows what he thinks i'm up to.)

[1] mac OS 9, since you ask :(

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:04 (twelve years ago) link

xxxxxpost

Our directory doesn't appear to do so. Also you have to know someone's name to look them up in a directory and you don't see a photo. Kids be dumb.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

man... it took a lot of time and effort to make my page entirely unreadable. :(

g-kit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

you have to know someone's name to look them up on facebook, too...

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

I actually stay in touch with people more regularly through MySpace, which unlike most of creation I really have no problem with (though a lot of that has to do with Greasemonkey making things very handy for me). That said others prefer Facebook more, it's whatever works.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

xpost

That's what I'm saying . . .I just did a search for my major and hundreds of people came up. I could see their name, photo, networks or whatever and residence. Most people just had something like "Austin, TX" but some had "Blanton Rm 406". Dumb. I didn't know them or their names. Yes I'm part of the same University network but that's not hard to join.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

or their friends' name

2xpost

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

at my college, a "facebook" was like a telephone directory except with PHOTOS of everybody, and the whole point was to find the deets of someone you'd only seen at a party, or somebody cute in your english lit class that you were too shy to approach

i see no indication that Facebook can be used the same way, in fact it seems like it functions in the opposite way: the only people whose details are accessible are people you already know! bo-ring

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

FB is very much the bourgeois ex-student social network of choice, innit? it's totally exploded among my meeja chumz in glasgow and london in the last fortnight. maybe it'll be a passing fad; i dunno. right now i just like the fact that it's a really good way of keeping up with a shitload of old friends.

it's the way it acts as a social diary which makes it potentially more than just a fad/way to pass time at work - it's really handy for planning anything from meals out with four or five people, to big parties, to even holidays - all the details on one handy page rather than a mass email which gets lost in the inbox. and this is why people are joining up, too! they don't want to be out of the loop.

fb also put me back in touch with someone from The Past, who i'd had no other way of contacting, which is really brilliant and more than myspazz ever did for me.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

I am up to four or five 'I've added you as a friend on Facebook...' mails a week now.

Ed, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno, i think youre mostly being paranoid ms. misery. all this shit is out there for the dedicated stalker even in facebook's absence.

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

Tho I like having my last.fm on FB.

yes! but that's about the only app I currently like.

Roz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

I think MySpace put me in touch with too many people from the past. Once all those weirdos find me on FB I'll probably abandon it too.

FWIW when I was in college we kept in touch by carving messages on rocks and leaving them at the creek where everyone washed their tunics.

xxpost, perhaps I am being a bit paranoid but there is something to say about young people being too trusting of the this technology.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

i have pseudonyms because i don't wanna be found! srsly facebook sounds like my worst nightmare.

g-kit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

i dont think its a question of trusting the technology so much as trusting yr classmates/friends. fwiw id say its mostly a minority of people who actually have their addresses/dorm rooms in those fields (or who keep those fields updated)

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I'm kind of all "if I'd wanted to stay in touch with you, I would have just stayed in touch, thxbye."

that said, I've had a couple of repressed memories track me down on that god-forsaken myspace. hahahawesome... :\

will, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

xpost

You are probably right. But for cute blonde Jenna over in Carothers dorm it could be all I'm in ur room sniffin ur panties and explioting ur fresh young credit.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:26 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I'm kind of all "if I'd wanted to stay in touch with you, I would have just stayed in touch, thxbye."

a lot of the people from eg school whose company i've most enjoyed recently are the people i didn't really get along with at school, while a lot of my actual friends from then who i've conscientiously kept in touch with, i now find quite awkward to communicate with. gosh what a torturous sentence that was. but anyway, gist of it = people change, and the people whose company is pleasurable and useful now aren't nec those you expect, and nor should they be

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:34 (twelve years ago) link

meh... i'll take the risk.

g-kit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:37 (twelve years ago) link

I'm really lousy at keeping in touch with people, so something like Facebook might turn out to be useful for someone like me. As I said upthread though, seems like not many people I know are on it anyway.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:38 (twelve years ago) link

i see no indication that Facebook can be used the same way, in fact it seems like it functions in the opposite way: the only people whose details are accessible are people you already know! bo-ring

Not true, you can look up the details of anyone at your university who chooses to make those details public to the entire university (most people do)

jessie monster, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:39 (twelve years ago) link

Like I just said to my colleague, my social network works perfectly well on email

Ed, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

xpost but the point is that where with the paper facebook you found the picture to get the name, with online facebook you need a name to find the picture

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

You really can't beat rocks.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I'm kind of all "if I'd wanted to stay in touch with you, I would have just stayed in touch, thxbye."

i totally agree. i can think of only one person who i've lost contact with that i would like to be in touch with again.

the kind of myspazz profile you have tends to dictate the kind of people you meet. i don't actually encounter that many weirdos; i only accept friend reqs from people who make the effort to write me an interesting msg; and i periodically cull my friend list of people i haven't stayed in contact with. and srsly, i've met some absolutely awesome people thru 'spaz that i wouldn't have otherwise encountered.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

that's true, although there are WAYS xxpost

jessie monster, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

I just prefer facebook because myspace is ugly and broken a lot.

jessie monster, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i refuse to join myspace on design principle

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook could be pretty awesome with the api and whatnot

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

xpost
If you mean by design otherwise perfectly sane adults putting hideously loud backgrounds and sparkly Zwinkys on their pages, then yes I agree. MySpace is like the worse of GeoCities and LiveJournal combined.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

ok, i wasn't going to do this but i remembered i put my 'spaz url on my ilx profile-thingy anyway... for all you haters:
http://myspace.com/red_rubies79
go and have a laugh if you want. feel free to take the piss.

[although i've just added some art slideshows and they seem to be slow to download, but that could just be my computer]

Rubyred, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

If you mean by design otherwise perfectly sane adults putting hideously loud backgrounds and sparkly Zwinkys on their pages, then yes I agree

hehe :D

g-kit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

There's all sort of folks i've met irl that i don't have the time to keep in touch with. FB is awesome for that.
and also for letting me know which ex's literally want nothing to do with me!

big time xposts

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:53 (twelve years ago) link

it's the way it acts as a social diary which makes it potentially more than just a fad/way to pass time at work - it's really handy for planning anything from meals out with four or five people, to big parties, to even holidays - all the details on one handy page rather than a mass email which gets lost in the inbox. and this is why people are joining up, too! they don't want to be out of the loop.

This actually annoys me, if people are organising things I prefer it if they do it by email.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

a lot of the people from eg school whose company i've most enjoyed recently are the people i didn't really get along with at school, while a lot of my actual friends from then who i've conscientiously kept in touch with, i now find quite awkward to communicate with

absolutely OTM. i have no problem with people from my "past" seeking me out. if it turns out we like each other in 2007, great; if not ... what, are we gonna start giving each other fucking chinese burns and bogwashes?

(actually ... that's one they should put in superpoke.)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

fwiw: with one exception, all the ilx0rs i've added as FB friends are ppl i know in real life. does this make me rude and standoffish? it's not meant to. i'm still a little unsure about the etiquette of "friending" people you don't really know.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

(whereas on last.fm, for instance, it's never been a consideration.)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

that's one they should put in superpoke.

Fuck supering a poke. (The whole poke thing is kinda weird -- just say hi, gawdammit!)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

I refuse to join MySpace on MURDOCH EVIL principles.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I'm a little weird about adding ILXors, too. I'll say yes to those who ask me, but I don't add others unless I've met them IRL. I was the same way on Friendster and MySpace.

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:02 (twelve years ago) link

The past two months on facebook for me

- friends with 19 yr old uni students on my course
- old friends from school appear (ie people in their late 20s)
- people I know from my gap years appear (people in their late 20s/early 30s)
- people I used to work with pop along (people either about to hit their 30s or in them)
- bosses appear (old)

(And now - the cooler people I know, people like my trendy early 20s cousin, are defecting from myspace)

From where I'm, er, poking it seems fb has morphed very rapidly into a more grown-up/varied space just within the last few weeks.

A head-mashing collision of worlds, but has been a handy way for me to update my address book and say hi to people I was crap at keeping up with when I was much busier than I am now and not in the mood for chat.

Zoe Espera, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

^ 8080. I'm just not quite used to granularity of it all yet. It's not about posting shit you don't want your boss to see, it's the unease of a party when both your mates and your boss are there. You have different social registers for these people.

stet, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

Precisely. I did feel very out of place on there when it was just me and uni mates writing 'wot time is the oral exam lol I forgot!!!!!" Was more at ease when friends my age appeared but, yes, the boss thing feels slightly gatecrashy - not cos they're mostly older but because there's obv a professional relationship there and now I'm supposed to call them my 'friend' and vice versa. Although some of the bosses I've seen making 'friends' with colleagues are probably more likely to write inappropriate stuff than I am.

Zoe Espera, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/519PAH2SC0L._SS500_.jpg

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

I thought that said "pubics"

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

None of my bosses are on Facebook. I'll take this as a good thing.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

you guys know that you can set specific parameters for privacy on a person-by-person basis? so your boss, for example, doesn't have you see that your interests include "pedophilia" or "arson"?

max, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

why would you want to censor that

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

max works at a daycare with no fire exits.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

no fire exits makes it harder for arsonists to get in, see

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

your interests include "pedophilia" or "arson"?

But that would be the only thing we have in common! Seriously my bosses are far too old to care about shit like Facebook.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

people with myspace accounts should be culled.
-- Roughage Crew (Enrique), Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:37 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link

damn i should chillax

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 19:44 (twelve years ago) link

Most everyone at work jumped on the FB bandwagon, so they could be "hip like the students." They strong-armed me into signing up. I had to explain what a poke was to my boss, and then show her how to send a personal message.

It was depressing.

molly mummenschanz, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

I just signed up for this today, totally different world to myspace. It's like a more grown-up bebo really, and I never warmed to bebo. It'll take some time to get used to.

Chris in Belfast, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 21:24 (twelve years ago) link

How Facebook could crush MySpace, Yahoo!, and Google (from Slate.com).

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 21:40 (twelve years ago) link

zoe, i'm intrigued as to which "bosses" you mean ;)

it's the unease of a party when both your mates and your boss are there. You have different social registers for these people

er. i don't, really. there are subtleties and niceties, but it's all one big swirling vortex round grimly's social sphere.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

The typical Facebooker spends hours each day sending messages, posting "notes" or blog entries, and uploading photos, along with trolling for freshmen girls who love the Decemberists.

journalists be hyperbolizin

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

some people on there have like 20-30 comments a day, most of which are the same message

"wow sounds like you had a great time!!! how was steve?? work is really busy at the moment! im off to Madrid in August!!! How cool is that????!!"

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:04 (twelve years ago) link

feels like being in a town centre pub in somewhere like Hatfield

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:04 (twelve years ago) link

"im really excited about the wedding!! photos look amazing!! have you seen any of the old gang around at all?!!! mikey is still just the same!!"

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:09 (twelve years ago) link

WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:11 (twelve years ago) link

6968080

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

which incidentally was my telephone number in 1985

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:15 (twelve years ago) link

Ed how was last night!!! sorry i couldnt make it round!! I had to work late!! crazy busy! what are you doing this weekend??? Is it ok if i bring round the macbook so you can do that cloning thing!! We'll have to meet up for drinks soon!! I'm busy all week and then its Dezzers stag on friday which should be AMAZING!!! How about sat??

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:21 (twelve years ago) link

I deleted my MySpace Account. I feel much cleaner now.

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

but 696 you must know these people if you can read their messages... surely you don't mind it that much.

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

he's looking for insider info on the housing crash

"I just paid £95,000 for a 2 bedroom buy to let in Croydon! WICKED!! I'm in the $$$$s now!"

acrobat, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:24 (twelve years ago) link

fwiw: with one exception, all the ilx0rspeople I've added as FB friends are ppl i know in real life. does this make me rude and standoffish? it's not meant to.

I would be exactly the same! I don't need to keep up with strangers and their doings...

kv_nol, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:27 (twelve years ago) link

i don't need a public internet site to keep up with people i properly know though...

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

Sat could be good but I might be on for some beers up north (North of Luton!!!!! Scary!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!), go clubbin' with the Lads. Buzz me friday see if there underwater or not.

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 09:35 (twelve years ago) link

<i>i don't need a public internet site to keep up with people i properly know though...</i>

ach, i don't *need* one. but it's kinda fun. also: experiments with private internet sites (no, rly) haven't been resoundingly successful.

i'm not saying facebook is revolutionary -- it's palpably not. i think its current popularity will wane quickly. but fuck it. it's put me in touch with a couple of old friends, and it suits my purposes well.

grimly fiendish, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 10:58 (twelve years ago) link

i'd probably be fine with it but it sort of makes complicated situations public and more complicated....

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

r u on last.fm?

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 11:02 (twelve years ago) link

lol

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 11:05 (twelve years ago) link

"Facebook users who like to control who gets to see your account details, take note: political views, religious back ground and other sensitive details may be wide open to prying eyes even though you've configured your profile so its viewable only to designated friends.

That's because the user setting that allows only designated friends to view a user's profile has no effect on whether the contents of that profile can be searched by the Facebook community at large. Users who want to block their profiles from being searched must go through an additional step."

more - http://paranoia.dubfire.net/2007/06/go-fish-is-facebook-violating-european.html

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 11:37 (twelve years ago) link

it wasn't a joke :(

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 11:39 (twelve years ago) link

i keep adding people from my degree course at university who i've not seen since then. probably silly but nice to see old faces again at least.

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:02 (twelve years ago) link

i can't find the i love music group on FB. :-(

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:06 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200160366

I keep meaning to join it, but I don't want people I know to think I love music :/

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:08 (twelve years ago) link

I may have already exaggerated my love of Ivan Campo in that regard

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:09 (twelve years ago) link

I am the small Pogatetz

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:12 (twelve years ago) link

i keep adding people from my degree course at university who i've not seen since then. probably silly but nice to see old faces again at least.

-- blueski, Wednesday, June 27, 2007 6:02 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

i'm halfway to quitting it because this just leads to headaches and/or aforementioned randoms. i'm being a bit prissy about it i guess.

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

I've started getting former school mates bringing the "AIN'T SIN YOU FOR AGES" to what was previously a contended quip-trading circle-jerk between a bunch of people I already spend a lot of time with. It's all turning from gold into shit.

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

contented, I mean

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) link

it's only as complicated as you want to make it.

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe I don't really know what I want, Steve

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:20 (twelve years ago) link

in these crazy times i can't say i blame you. but thanks for friending me.

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:21 (twelve years ago) link

two mutual friends~!

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:25 (twelve years ago) link

Somebody start an ILx group. I feel like a liar in the ILM one.

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

Ok, should do that. I don't listen to enough musickness these days.

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:35 (twelve years ago) link

ILE on FB.

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

nope

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

he's right.

Mark G, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah I would do it but I really have no clue how. I can barely join groups.

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

:-( I made it a closed group. So if you change your mind, I will reject you anyway. Actually if you (no matter who) prefers it is an open group, I'll switch.

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

waht

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

*note to self* insert appropriate emoticons showing you are joking.

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

I couldn't find it. . .

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

(Open group: can we deal with open relationships?)

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

Urgh. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2382779449

Would that work?

nathalie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

anyone else with a myspace who has resisted facebook feel like they may have backed the wrong horse...

acrobat, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

I have too much Facebook crossover with work to join an ILE group I think...
When worlds collide!

Archel, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

they probably have a red face right now

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

there seem to be some odd features on facebook which I can envisage as being ILE threads, like the foodfight option. AFAIK, there has never been an ILE thread called "this is the thread where we have a food fight" but it's being realised by ilxors on facebook as I type (and w/ pics of the food handily provided so you don't have to faff around searching for 'em on google images).

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:54 (twelve years ago) link

an ex cow-orker has invited me to become a zombie and go round chomping ppl, bizarrely....

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:55 (twelve years ago) link

how wonderful life is on a perennial rag week

696, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

some weird dude just friended me

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:05 (twelve years ago) link

Hooray, have joined ILE!

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:06 (twelve years ago) link

I am a zombie! I have no minions as yet though.

I joined ILX group :)

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

I thought the Louis "Jigger" Jagger Appreciation Society was ILE's unofficial group

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

I think it was but is now full of LJ's IRL friends or something.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

haha

I thought it was other way round!

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

I've just sent a request to join the ILE group!

C J, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

One of us (collectively).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:39 (twelve years ago) link

Me too! I'm still not sure of the point of this, but CJ hit me with a haggis, which seems suitably bizarre enough to count as fun.

ailsa, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

Ooh I have ILX friend now!

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

I am going to sulk until you start having fun on ILX where you all belong.

Ed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 15:55 (twelve years ago) link

Henry joined the group Flipmode Squad. 4:03pm lol

blueski, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

If I had my druthers, I would say I'd hooked up with all of friends, just for shits and giggles, but my coworkers, on FB, might think that's weird.

molly mummenschanz, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

i was gonna do that, don't really know why i didn't.

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

i have sent in mah request.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:04 (twelve years ago) link

it can be vaguely creepy if it's not obviously a joke. :/

jessie monster, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:05 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, exactly. My coworkers, who are "ready to embrace social networking" because their big librarian conference told them to do so, probably wouldn't be hip to the fact that's it's an obvious joke.

molly mummenschanz, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

that's the main reason why i didn't

xpost

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

But, the major bonus of having coworkers on FB, is that I can be wasting excessive amounts of time on it, but if someone walks by and sees my screen, they'll think, "oh! it's work-related! she's networking like all the kids do!"

(NB: there is a major age gap between me and my officemates)

molly mummenschanz, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

This morning my big boss came up while I was friending Nath. haha! whatever.

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

He knows I'm cool. ;-)

stevienixed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah your big question mark screams productive networking. As did the Victoria Secret's ad that was up next to it.

Ms Misery, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

:-) I uploaded a pic now!

stevienixed, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:01 (twelve years ago) link

ach, what the hell. i'll chuck my request in too ;)

grimly fiendish, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 21:08 (twelve years ago) link

kenan, you are now in my myspazzy hall of fame. i sent you an initiation message.

Rubyred, Thursday, 28 June 2007 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

hall of fame shame

Rubyred, Thursday, 28 June 2007 01:38 (twelve years ago) link

er. i don't, really. there are subtleties and niceties, but it's all one big swirling vortex round grimly's social sphere.
Aye, and you're probably the only person I know like this, tbh. Still, there are subjects you'll only talk about with certain people, surely? But there's no way to reflect that with FB.

Flickr does this quite well with its per-picture friends/family/public thing, whereas with FB it's either on or off - your friend can see your wall or they can't. You can't have everyone but your boss see "killing my boss" as a status, for a stupid example.

stet, Thursday, 28 June 2007 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

if a subject is only for the ears/eyes of certain people, why would you even consider putting it on facebook?

gareth, myspazz comments are hardly any less inane!

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 06:46 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.myglitterz.com/comments/weekend/6-22_02.gif

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 08:57 (twelve years ago) link

stet: yes, you're dead on -- i'd like a degree more subtlety with my FB privacy. unless i'm getting it wrong, all i can do is set up one limited profile and then say, right, these people can see that.

which isn't ideal: what i'd like is to be able to set up, say, three different limited profiles for three different people. it is a bit all-or-nothing right now.

like i say, though: ultimately, it's a public forum. so yes, there are going to be some things that even i wouldn't say, no matter what privacy options i might be offered. i mean, you and me, we know to our cost how damaging it can be when the wrong information gets into the wrong hands, perhaps because you someone decides, in a move of unprecedented madness, to paste a private e-mail onto the pasteboard next to page two of a newsp ... ah, never mind :) :) :)

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 28 June 2007 09:00 (twelve years ago) link

GF what you can do is make sure that when you're searched as an individual or they send an email they can't see your status or any other info, not even your friends. Also please to give more info re. pasteboard screw up!

I've got mine seriously limited but as TH pointed out, I'll still be in stats searches etc. I'm liking this at the moment, it's a lot better than Myspace anyway.

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

Apparently it's bad form to delete messages on your own wall but I think I might make an exception in the case of a uni mate who's scrawled YES TO GET THE NEW RADIOHEAD STUFF JUST GO TO BIT TORR....etc etc.

Yes pls more info on pasteboard.

Zoe Espera, Thursday, 28 June 2007 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

yes, i can imagine radiohead's lawyers have been poised over your profile for weeks now, just waiting to ... umm ... sorry, why would you be remotely worried?

:)

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:04 (twelve years ago) link

unless radiohead's lawyers have never heard of bittorrent. or the new album.

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

(as for the pasteboard thing: no fucking WAY.)

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

Radiohead's lawyers live in my broom cupboard.

Actually I was more bothered about the wife sending me public gifts. He's new, please excuse.

Zoe Espera, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:06 (twelve years ago) link

Haha, yes I did think re: pasteboard actually I think I don't need to know...

Zoe Espera, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:07 (twelve years ago) link

I am pushing for a graffiti application to be added to the new production system, so I can draw cocks on the pasteboard of grimly's pages.

Alba, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:13 (twelve years ago) link

why has facebook suddenly exploded in popularity in the last 2 weeks?

Ronan, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

it's all down to us.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:18 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook was always insanely popular with people of my age group. Even non-uni students are more likely than not to have an account; I've been able to track down and reunite with virtually all my primary school friends at the mere click of a button. There's been a recent explosion of non-university, non-school-leaver accounts, so now pretty much all demographics are covered (except, for some reason, 'parents'), but since early 2005, it's been pretty much compulsory for students.

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:30 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah exactly...I know it's been popular always.

But in the last two weeks this thread has been revived here and I've got about 6 friend requests on it. And then read on a blog "So I finally signed up for Facebook".

WHY?

Ronan, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:33 (twelve years ago) link

HIVEMIND. I dunno, I signed up 2 weeks ago because some friends were bugging me to (as I said upthread), but it seems I am part of some huge general trend.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:34 (twelve years ago) link

Waitaminute. Radiohead leaked?

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:42 (twelve years ago) link

"studio mixes"

I only know this because of someone's fb status...

Zoe Espera, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:46 (twelve years ago) link

It's like Day of the Triffids - we'll all go blind because of this.

I "poked" the one old schoolfriend who I wish I'd kept in touch with and he responded by friending me. Which led to me writing a summary of the last 17 years of my life in an email to him at 1:30 this morning. I finished by 1:32, obv.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

hehe....it is kinda creepy the way it has everyone's full name.

I got friended by someone I met for about 2 minutes in a bar with friends a few weeks ago and the people she was with are all in the main picture with full names.

Ronan, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

Ah right. Cheers Zoe.

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

You get a couple of web and press articles on Facebook just because MySpace talk getting boring. Then other papers and magazines see this and jump on bandwagon. All in turn convincing more people out there to join it which in turn prompts more media coverage. I think this is the only reason for the explosion - we've seen it work this way with other things before.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:58 (twelve years ago) link

southall hasn't posted his social networking meets ID cards scare stories on here has he? he should. they're very scary.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

hehe....it is kinda creepy the way it has everyone's full name.

I know. Makes me wonder I made ILE group closed cause of 90 procent of the *applicants* I didn't know their name!

nathalie, Thursday, 28 June 2007 11:07 (twelve years ago) link

Which led to me writing a summary of the last 17 years of my life in an email to him at 1:30 this morning. I finished by 1:32, obv

hahahah: i said exactly the same thing to the dude from school, ie: "how am i going to condense 15 years into one e-mail? er ... worryingly easily, i fear."

the place is filling up with my cousins now. it's quite worrying.

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:24 (twelve years ago) link

guys i got a facebook invite from Darramouss

g-kit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:26 (twelve years ago) link

I was thinking about this while bored the other day - if ILX was deleted tomorrow, how many people I really like here would I stick in touch with? Probably not many, outside London, and maybe not all of them.

This is partly why the "if I really liked them I would have stayed in touch with them in the first place" line doesn't quite hold for me. It happens time and time again that, when the context for friendships vanishes, many of the friendships themselves don't migrate or adapt. Maybe the really close ones but that's about it. Especially when you drunkenly lose your phone and all your numbers once a year like I do.

Where Facebook has been so successful is creating a context for a lot of old/dormant/current friendships to migrate to, and possibly stick there. Far more than MySpace/Friendsreunited/anything else.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:36 (twelve years ago) link

Especially when you drunkenly lose your phone and all your numbers once a year like I do

once a month more like and that's generous. did you lose it at glasto?

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

I agree. I lost touch with a some people just from having lived in 7 cities and moved house many times within an 8-year period. I've been surprised at the lack of awkwardness when re-acquainting myself with a couple of people. There's been no excuses made for why we lost touch. I think a lot of my awkward feeling of 'oh no not them' when I see some old friends pop up on fb is nothing to do with me not liking the blast-from-the-past thing but my own guilt about failing to even say hi for years and years.

xpost

Zoe Espera, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

its glastonbury not glasto, chiz chiz more champers what?

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

abbreviations are not the sole privilege of the leisure classes

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:50 (twelve years ago) link

my Uni friend Giles said so.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:50 (twelve years ago) link

Pompey fans to thread.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:53 (twelve years ago) link

Actually, no, Pompey fans fuck off.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:53 (twelve years ago) link

abbreviations are fine

just not 'glasto'

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:55 (twelve years ago) link

what's wrong with champagne?! i mean champers dahling

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:56 (twelve years ago) link

It is not real ale and doesn't come with with free flat cap and ferret.

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:58 (twelve years ago) link

all of those are really bad things though

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:59 (twelve years ago) link

Idea of drinking champagne >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> actually drinking champagne. Most overrated boozestuff ever except possibly cider.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

Not in the tipsy topsy world of 696.

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

people rate cider?

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

girls in flat caps=quality

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

- real ale makes you fat and doesn't taste nice, give me pimm's any day
- flat caps are for old men, i do not like old men
- ferrets are ugly and smell and bite

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

Where do you stand on ferrets, 696?

I rate cider over champagne.

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

i would never stand on a ferret, ed

id kick a horse in the face though, if you paid me £20

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

Is that John Willie's 'os? The one what won the the Grand National?

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

c'mon gareth, say "glastuhr"

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

that is written glastuhr' you middle class oik.

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

should i tell everyone which STDs i have in my profile?

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

Why, are you looking to collect a full set?

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

let them be pleasantly surprised

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

I really don't see how Facebook is drastically better than Friendster, except in terms of being able to anticipate users' needs and integrate new features (once MySpace came along, Friendster was always trying to play catch-up when it came to things like blogs and "top friends"). But as far as its ability to preserve contact with friends, what's the difference? I still don't have as many friends on Facebook (or even MySpace) as I did on Friendster at its peak. Whereas Friendster was so novel at the time, I get the feeling that a lot of people are cautious about joining yet another social-networking site at this point.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

Dude, the number of people (in the UK, at least), who have ever heard of Friendster, let alone been registered with it, is minuscule next to newly expolded Facebook. I don't think there's any "not another one" issue with take-up among the general population.

Alba, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:30 (twelve years ago) link

zoe otm re: guilt upthread.

I was thinking about this while bored the other day - if ILX was deleted tomorrow, how many people I really like here would I stick in touch with?

::cries::

Yeah I'm not 100% comfortable with the full name stuff yet. And I love champagne for the record. Drunk with a straw. Ferrets do smell

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

WITH A STRAW!!! Get thee hence woman.

Also you are all wrong about champagne, it can be the most perfect drink in the world. Cider just kills brain cells and makes a piece of string an acceptable belt.

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

Those !!! were meant to be ??? by the way.

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

The full name stuff is a bit weird for people like me who are used to pseudonyms, yeah. I still don't really like the idea of people being able to find me online for some reason. Also it means apart from a couple of people on ILX who I've met IRL no-one will have any idea who I am in the ILE group :)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:54 (twelve years ago) link

u_u would you believe that I don't know your full name. Feel free to webmail it to me and I will friend you. If you don't do this the feeling of rejection will drive me to drink*

*Not really. That would be the alcoholism...

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

Also it means apart from a couple of people on ILX who I've met IRL no-one will have any idea who I am in the ILE group :)

Exactly. I was looking at the group members yesterday and aside from a few that were obvious, I had no idea who half the people in there were!

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

haha enbb when you facebooked me it took me a week before i realized who you were! (of course i automatically agreed to the friendship b/c "mutual friends: ned raggett)

max, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, ok - this is funny. So one day I was looking at my fb friends and was like wait, when did I friend up these three random people (one of whom was you) from ILX? So I went to look at my history and realized that I'd done it when drunk and didn't remember doing so. Whoops!

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

I am the Pokemon kitties.

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha well im nonetheless honored to be yr friend

max, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

In that case, I've just added you MM. Although, I would never had thought that was you because I had no idea that was your real name!

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

Max, likewise. :-)

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

I put my internet name up there at first but then my college friends were "wtf?"

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

kv_nol I just poked you :)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

saucy

Ed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

Oooo sir!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

Perverts, all of you.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

You just jealous! I'll poke you now!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

LOL "you have poked Ned Raggett"

i'm such an ILX Star Chaser!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:49 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, you rapscallion, you wastrel!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

I ignored a friend's 'zombie bite'. I mean come on

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

haha enbb when you facebooked me it took me a week before i realized who you were!

^^ same!

I think it was the WDYLL thread that tipped me off actually!

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, CS - you were also friended the same drunken evening. Really, I should just stay away from the internets after imbibing.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

ps - I was browsing the ILM group when said friending occurred.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

Dude, the number of people (in the UK, at least), who have ever heard of Friendster, let alone been registered with it, is minuscule next to newly expolded Facebook. I don't think there's any "not another one" issue with take-up among the general population.

Is it just a matter of Facebook being bigger then? I don't doubt that it is, and probably has been for some time given that it's practically compulsory among students (pretty much every single person I know under the age of 24 is on it), but I guess I don't see people my age (28) jumping on-board with the same fervor as they did with the other major social-networking sites. Perhaps this will change. I just haven't noticed it yet.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, you rapscallion, you wastrel!

-- Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:53 (Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:53)

Chillax, I left the money on the nightstand under the alarm clock!

Blueski, wise choice!

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, CS - you were also friended the same drunken evening

I like how these sites have turned "friend" into a verb, completely separate from "befriend."

Erica did not friend me, though. :(

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook's just come along at the right time. Friendster and MySpace are pre-Web Too Pointy buzz.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

re 'friended' see also 'texted'

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

I just accepted random request from some girl who likes to sew (what made me befriend her). On facebook, she can't post "thx for the add" .gifs with sparkly my little ponies, can she?

molly mummenschanz, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

i should say, "one can't post..."

molly mummenschanz, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

Jaymc, your friends just don't want to add you. It's cool.

"Oh shit! Here comes Jaymc."
"Oh wow, stop talking about your Facebooks. He'll only want in like FRiendster and Myspace. Remember how cool they were before he went in? Exactly!"
"HAI GUYS"
"Hey Jaymc."
"DO YOU LIKE FACEBOOK?"
"No I am too cynical and not ready to jump in again."
"OH."

(This is all meant in jest. Not very funny jest, I'll admit. Sorry Jaymc)

kv_nol, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

one cannot.

xpost

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

re 'friended' see also 'texted'

http://www.cartoonbank.com/assets/1/124082_m.gif

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

Jaymc, consider yourself "be"friended.

Also, I was talking to a friend about FB recently and she was surprised I'd joined. She said she couldn't handle another networking site so I guess that is the attitude here, at least for some people. Whomever was talking about the UK thing was right though. Only one of my UK friends has a myspace whereas I've found loads of them on FB.

ENBB, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:21 (twelve years ago) link

To be honest, I think it just boils down to Facebook being along at the right time and looking quite sober and having real names and real friends on it. For most people I know my age (28), Myspace etc still had that last vestige of "weird geeky internet stuff", while Facebook is just what people do, like texting or something.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:25 (twelve years ago) link

Myspace etc still had that last vestige of "weird geeky internet stuff"

Are you serious? For me the perception seems to be more "lame, kid stuff".

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah. I remember mentioning Friendster to a group of teenage relatives who had just become enamored of MySpace and they looked at me like, "OK, whatever, old man."

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:37 (twelve years ago) link

AMATEUR SOCIOLOGY TIME:
Brother 1 is at university. He and all of his friends are on Facebook. Brother 2 is at vocational sixth form college and will not be going to university. He and all of his friends are on Myspace.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

myspace = lame kid stuff, as well as creepy old pervert stuff

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

all bases covered

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

does this mean media comentators are going to start saying "facebook generation" instead of "myspace generation". i'm not sure we'll cope.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

I find this MySpace/Facebook class divide strange because most people I know are on both. But then most people I know/hang out with went to college so duh. Seems a one way thing (if you didn't go to college perhaps you're more likely to only use MySpace but if you did go you'll jump on all and any friending-based bandwagon site in the pursuit of cool and socio-cultural synchronicity.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

it's not strange considering FB, until very very very recently, was only open to college students (and high school students by invite only)

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

i know i just find it strange that a lot of university-going Facebook users wouldn't also have been on MySpace.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

i've never even been tempted to get a myspace account! although maybe i'm an anomaly; my younger brother spends almost all his time on it and doesn't have a facebook account. he isn't a student yet, though, so it probably figures.

p.s. befriend me, if you like! you'll never have to request LJ in a dress pix ever again!

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

when Myspazz went mental in 2005 in my experience it was kind of "alternative" people or at least people into music who were on it in the main, whereas when I first became aware of facebook later that year it seemed to be a used by people with less sub-cultural baggage.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

you'll never have to request LJ in a dress pix ever again!

nor 'for the first time ever' i trust

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

when I first became aware of facebook later that year it seemed to be a used by people with less sub-cultural baggage.

a massive point in facebook's favour, this

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

MySpace phase 1: US collegers
MySpace phase 2: shitty bands
MySpace phase 3: me and everyone i know #1
MySpace phase 4: decent bands
MySpace phase 5: me getting a new account cos old one was neglected and got culled
MySpace phase 6: our parents, employment agencies, newborn babies, lolcats, facebook-induced backlasheroo

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

I generally agree with Steve M. that most people who are just now joining Facebook are probably already on MySpace. But I think that there are definitely some people who joined Facebook when they were in college and it was still students-only but who resisted MySpace because it was too much of a random free-for-all, lacked privacy, and wasn't as directly connected to a campus community. My girlfriend's one of them.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

I generally agree with Steve M. that most people who are just now joining Facebook are probably already on MySpace

Nah, not among my (non-internet) friends, anyway. None of them have ever been on any social networking site before.

The straights have taken over the asylum.

Alba, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

i guess there are a lot of people i know who do/would do Facebook but never MySpace, thinking about it more. Of my friends I'd say 50% are on both and the other 50 would be Facebook only. I don't know/have any chav MySpace-only friends.

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

The straights have taken over the asylum.

got it in one, jim

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

For the record I would like to note that I was using MySpace long before the bands came on. Regular Friendster users made the transition pretty early and although some bands made profiles, the "music" and "band" parts of MySpace came along after it was already pretty well along. (I was also long out of college).

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

how is this not a good thing?

xp

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

Scotty, what's left?
Just the batteries. I can give you inpulse power in a couple minutes

...We don't HAVE a couple minutes

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

myspace perhaps a lot more suited to people in the process of finding / developing their identity.

acrobat, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

scotty...SCOTTY!

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, weird, I generally think of MySpace as the site for people who have never been on a social-networking site before and probably aren't interested in joining another one. Facebook would only be appealing if they enrolled in college/grad school.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

scotty...SCOTTY!

JOHNNY!

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

ilxors be talking about weird internet types....

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

Flipmode Squad group just isn't the same without you quitney :(

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

Girls Aloud

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

i took bands off because i thought my honest list of favourite artists was needlessly long - and the ones i took out were some pretty 'obvious' ones - no other reason.

i might add Althea & Donna tho - man I have all their SONG

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

never understand why peoples band lists are so long

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

I am trying to hide my nerd life from new girl I met. How long will it take?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:14 (twelve years ago) link

step one: not knowing my last name

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

block her.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

Make sure she never hears of ILX

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

I hope you didn't tell her your name was Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, because there are only like 3 of those on the googleable internet

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:30 (twelve years ago) link

We don't know each other's last names.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

^^ thats always the best way:)

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

people's band lists are so long because they want to cast the most comprehensive possible net in which to snare gurls people using band names as search terms

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

Or because they're extremely anal (see: my band's MySpace page).

jaymc, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:47 (twelve years ago) link

Or record-collecting music nerds.

Ms Misery, Thursday, 28 June 2007 18:52 (twelve years ago) link

oh, it gets you sex? anyone mind if i copy and paste theirs?

696, Thursday, 28 June 2007 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

Or autopopulated their list

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 28 June 2007 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

i faked my list.

an ilxor knows someone i knew irl, it's wild.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

w.r.t. f-book group 'I Love Music':

Group Unavailable

We're sorry, this group isn't available right now. Please try again later.

UH-OH

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

try f-book group "i love music sandbox", perhaps?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:11 (twelve years ago) link

can't believe there's no ornaldo bloomps for presidnetn group

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

i can. some memes go far enough.

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:54 (twelve years ago) link

http://bani.anime.net/o_rly.jpg

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) link

people's band lists are so long because they want to cast the most comprehensive possible net in which to snare gurls people using band names as search terms

yes

I do need to edit mine down though, I keep trying :/

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:00 (twelve years ago) link

argh u got me good, enrique

but u will not win ultimately because i am the small cat

*weeps*

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:02 (twelve years ago) link

hot girls are always, always searching facebook for guys who like the same bands they do. how else do they get guys, after all?

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

your logic is well sound

blueski, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

i mean, srsly, how many hot progressive chicks must there be?

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:32 (twelve years ago) link

maybe i will bond with a total stranger over a shared fondness for whoever the fuck's in my list.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

no you won't enrique, because you have a closed profile, so nobody but your friends can see your music list. i know this because we're from the same area (london) and i can't access your profile. breathe a sigh of relief, why don't you.

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:52 (twelve years ago) link

shit has irl consequences bro.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

i'm working on rolling it out a bit.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

politics only go up to 'very liberal' = bullshit

milo z, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

for realsies.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:56 (twelve years ago) link

nrq you are tripping over this so much it's kind of funny

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:58 (twelve years ago) link

c'mon milo, you should only need 'liberal'! i guess in america, 'liberal' still means 'fucking conservative, but we probably need a better healthcare system'.

i've never had irl consequences from my public facebook profile, although i HAVE had (well-publicised) irl repercussions from ilx...

yeah, with regards 'rolling out', it seems you've been in cambridge all this time and never suggested a mini-FAP. i'm disappointed, nay, heartbroken. sadly, i'm now back in london. maybe next year. tissp can come along too!

Just got offed, Thursday, 28 June 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

something which people should learn: just because a box is there does not mean you actually have to fill it in

lex pretend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

sorry jiggaman, i've been keeping things covert recently, hence facebook 'issues'. i filled out the box while it was still students early and didn't think of it again till a few months ago when i happened to check my student emails...

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 28 June 2007 22:05 (twelve years ago) link

something which people should learn: just because a box is there does not mean you actually have to fill it in

Yeah I didn't realise this when I signed up and filled in all the fields, I would have just left religion etc blank but I thought it was compulsory.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 June 2007 23:28 (twelve years ago) link

i've never had irl consequences from my public facebook profile

My father freaked out a bit when my sister reported to him that I'd changed my religion from "A great record can save yr soul" to "Zen Buddhism."

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 28 June 2007 23:30 (twelve years ago) link

i think the 'social networking for non-internet people' meme is right. facebook is down right now -- classic friday afternoon slacking syndrome. and i was just about to drop blue steel :(

That one guy that quit, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

signed up yesterday and now it's down. not a good start people.

acrobat, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

That's what you get for trying to test me, son.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

It collapsed under the weight of sheer Passantino vitriol

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

I can't say I'm a fan of the political alignment choices either -- I ended up picking 'other' because nothing really exists that matches my general outlook (and thus a metaphor for my view vis-a-vis the two-party system as a whole, etc.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

It collapsed under the weight of sheer Passantino vitriol

acrobat, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

I can't say I'm a fan of the political alignment choices either -- I ended up picking 'other' because nothing really exists that matches my general outlook (and thus a metaphor for my view vis-a-vis the two-party system as a whole, etc.)

More reasons not to join.

Ed, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

there's a Libertarian option but no Socialist option

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

or you can NOT FILL THAT BOX OUT if you object to it so much

lex pretend, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

oh man, that one looked like a set-up

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

that's another kind of censorship, the lex. there was an article about it in the etc etc

That one guy that quit, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

i put moderate just to mess with your minds

blueski, Friday, 29 June 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

i wish theyd let you fill in a blank for political views like they do with religion

max, Friday, 29 June 2007 16:08 (twelve years ago) link

so i could continue to make FUNNY FUNNY JOKES

max, Friday, 29 June 2007 16:08 (twelve years ago) link

political views: indie

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 29 June 2007 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

A friend of mine is bent out of shape that there's no "marital status = widowed". I think she has a point. What should she write: "It's complicated with my husband dead and all"?

Nubbelverbrennung, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:26 (twelve years ago) link

I just learned that one of the founders of Facebook is a fan of my band. We're listed in his profile. Weird.

jaymc, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

you should add him to yr friends!

Will M., Friday, 29 June 2007 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

All people saying Myspazz, will they call FB FaceJizz or Facehooker in a few weeks time?

stevienixed, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

i like facejizz. i think i will refer to fb as that in the future.

Rubyred, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:15 (twelve years ago) link

basefuck

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:28 (twelve years ago) link

Facejizz is great! I'm definitely using that.

emil.y, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

Wait, that sounds wrong somehow...

emil.y, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.sementherapy.com/

Rubyred, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:59 (twelve years ago) link

GAY-cebook

max, Saturday, 30 June 2007 01:01 (twelve years ago) link

facefuck

Rubyred, Saturday, 30 June 2007 01:12 (twelve years ago) link

facebooke

lfam, Saturday, 30 June 2007 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

ye olde facebooke

Rubyred, Saturday, 30 June 2007 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

Hey, your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

lol

acrobat, Saturday, 30 June 2007 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

these claims remain dubious at best

That one guy that quit, Saturday, 30 June 2007 11:42 (twelve years ago) link

best error message I ever got was while searching was down; something to the effect of "We're sorry, this function is temporarily unavailable. Please try your search again in a little while, or right now."

bernard snowy, Saturday, 30 June 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

ah, i never did reply to this thread. my computer's only letting me access ilx every three of four days atm, which seems a slightly harsh rate of censorship. i'll be gone all of next week too. aren't you lucky?

the vast flood of ilxors adding me as a friend is still only a steady trickle. c'mon! it's not like you don't know my name (and I'm still, to my knowledge, the only one on F-book, not that this isn't a cue for passantino to create a fake-LJ with amusing political views/sexual proclivities)...

Just got offed, Sunday, 1 July 2007 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

Only a few ILXors have friended me. You know you can friend them yourself if all else fails.

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 1 July 2007 00:27 (twelve years ago) link

All but one of my friends are from ILX. I should get out some more. Or my real-life non-ILX friends should get on teh interwebs more.

ailsa, Sunday, 1 July 2007 00:30 (twelve years ago) link

i like facefuck myself

696, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ and no, i cant, before you ask

696, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

i had an amusing blingee as my pic, for about two minutes.

That one guy that quit, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

i had a picture of drax power station

696, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

i look at it sometimes

696, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

Drax lack the majesty of Didcot.

Ed, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

Grain beats both

Just got offed, Sunday, 1 July 2007 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

ive just joined farcebook and found it a bit weird. kinda interesting to see where old school friends are and have them poke and add you and all that but kinda creepy all the same and theres certain schoolmates who i really dont wanna see ever again but you cant help it as theyre friends with other people you know. its also a bit farcical i think, lots of people have added me just for the sake of adding (and well prob vice versa), not for any other real reason. seems a bit pointless. im going to use it for networking with people ive never met in my life anyway.

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 2 July 2007 11:51 (twelve years ago) link

I have the same problem. All these people I'd happily left long behind certainly emerging from the woodwork, applying to be your "friend". Have we spoken in 5+ years? Are you likely to ever again make any attempt to contact me? Then wwe're not really friends are we? Better to be selective I reckon.

Uptoeleven, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:44 (twelve years ago) link

I'm just too busy trying to become a MUSICK EKSPERT

nathalie, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:46 (twelve years ago) link

i actually got sucked in and poked a few old school friends who i havent spoken to in years.

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

worse than old school friends though is women you went out with who it didnt work out with poking you. WHY?

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

Well, she wants to get JIZZY with you. I said JIZZY, yes, JIZZY.

nathalie, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:49 (twelve years ago) link

ha but no, i think she just wants me to click 'ADD' and bump up her friends list (although facebook doesnt seem nearly as bad for that as myspace).

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:55 (twelve years ago) link

I repeat: JIZZY with ya! ;-)

nathalie, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

i added them anyway
lol

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

throw her a banana and add "stuff it" message

nathalie, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:59 (twelve years ago) link

Can you help me with something? If I want to find old friends, and I search their name and lots of people come up and it's not immediately apparent if any of them are who I'm looking for, how do I see their full profile?

Mark C, Monday, 2 July 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

You can't. Send them a message or something and ask if they are who you think they are.

Ms Misery, Monday, 2 July 2007 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

I think you can click on a person's name and see a list of who their friends are .... that might narrow it down, if you recognise any of those names.

C J, Monday, 2 July 2007 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

Dear Mr Carlin

Are you Mr Carlin? If so I want to friend you. Please provide confirmation of identity, including full bank details, passport number and comprehensive list of all worldly goods and chattels.

Sincerely etc.

I think I get enough of those types of email from Nigeria...

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 2 July 2007 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

I've been seduced by FB for the past couple of weeks but now I am drifting back to the ILX fold.

Hard like armour, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 04:13 (twelve years ago) link

Can you help me with something? If I want to find old friends, and I search their name and lots of people come up and it's not immediately apparent if any of them are who I'm looking for, how do I see their full profile?

You can usually tell by looking at their friends list, I find. If you've got any people or places in common that's usually the giveaway.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:04 (twelve years ago) link

searching friends' friends, or looking for groups/networks people from the past might be in, is the better way of finding people.

the "find people via your email contacts list" reveals only that i have NO IDEA who most of the people in my gmail address book are.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:39 (twelve years ago) link

"find people via your email contacts list" = "would you like to add everyone you've ever bought or sold something to on Amazon marketplace?"

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:40 (twelve years ago) link

Also: suddenly noticing that annoying PRs are really hot

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:04 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ this.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:08 (twelve years ago) link

someone snubbed my friend add. how rude.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:13 (twelve years ago) link

who is it? i snub most people now unless i know them like properly.

ken c, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:34 (twelve years ago) link

*properly*

nathalie, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:38 (twelve years ago) link

someone i met once at a work related do... lots of people are adding me and i barely know them properly. maybe the person is part of a gimp S&M torture group and doesnt want me to see.

titchyschneiderMk2, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:44 (twelve years ago) link

Jizzy. ;-)

nathalie, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:49 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe they hate dubstep.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:49 (twelve years ago) link

Ken, define properly. Nekkid pics?

nathalie, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 11:51 (twelve years ago) link

did nobody else get a message from Darramouss then

g-kit, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 12:26 (twelve years ago) link

Who? /Lex

nathalie, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 12:30 (twelve years ago) link

Are you on Kit? Are you my friend?

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah teh_kit, friend us!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

BusinessWeek is on the case.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

xpost

For a second I thought you were claiming you and teh-kit were one. Confusing.

How was Berlin?

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 18:17 (twelve years ago) link

ow maan, i have to deal with the zombie thing now.

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 4 July 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

When people poke you, are you supposed to poke them back? What's the point of it? There's no message with it or anything.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 5 July 2007 13:53 (twelve years ago) link

Poking is a way of saying hello i am here and i want to fuck you...but for people without the confidence to actually say or even imply it

Filey Camp, Thursday, 5 July 2007 13:55 (twelve years ago) link

You ask for money to be paypaled to you. A tenner normally unless it's without the glove, then it's twenty. (xpost)

kv_nol, Thursday, 5 July 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

Poking is a way of saying hello i am here and i want to fuck you...but for people without the confidence to actually say or even imply it

-- Filey Camp

oh shit. i poked my boss today.

Rubyred, Thursday, 5 July 2007 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

What? It's just letting'em know you're here/there.

nathalie, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

that's a relief. because my boss is a married woman.

Rubyred, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

Live a little </crepe>

kv_nol, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

<a href="http://warwick.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2223261784";>Two hundred thousand members can't be wrong.</a>

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

There are a bunch of people on FB from ILX that I would like to friend but think it would through them off because they wouldn't know who I was. What to do?

ENBB, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

I think a poke to a non-friend allows them to see your profile for a limited period ("yes, it is me - I sat next to you in Geography in 1983 and now I like embroidery and Wolf Eyes"); if they poke you back you can see their profile. From such jabbing beautiful "friend"ships are rekindled. Any subsequent pokes are for laffs.

There are apparently 686,000 Londoners on Facebook.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

So far I only have ILX0rs I've actually met in IRL as friends, but that's not a conscious decision on my part. I don't think I've actually added any ILX0rs yet anyway, they've added me. I was the same as you, wasn't sure if I should or not!

xpost the pokes I was talking about were from people who are already friends, so it wasn't to add me or anything, that's why I wondered what it was for.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

Did you add me yet, I cannot recall.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

Ned - Me or CP? You were one of my first FB friends.

ENBB, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

Ned trying to brag he has a gazillion friends on FB. ;-)

nathalie, Thursday, 5 July 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

former left-wing comrade is now in the "I WILL BE A BILLIONAIRE" group, who's a self-employed investor/stock trader.

Facebook, why u shatter memories/illusions?

milo z, Thursday, 5 July 2007 20:11 (twelve years ago) link

is a 'self-employed investor/stock trader' - feel like scare quotes are a necessity there.

milo z, Thursday, 5 July 2007 20:12 (twelve years ago) link

i got poked, poked them back, never heard back from them again. which is how i like it. usually the etiquette seems to be that you get poked, then add the person.

titchyschneiderMk2, Thursday, 5 July 2007 20:21 (twelve years ago) link

I'm a zombie - thanks Trish!

Hard like armour, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

She tried to get me too but I ducked. Take that zombie Trish!

kv_nol, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:11 (twelve years ago) link

Every second dude on there has the "hilarious" Chuck Norris application. Makes me slightly angry.

Also, add mee. If you like. M4rk W4lt3r.

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:18 (twelve years ago) link

^In the ilm group.

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:18 (twelve years ago) link

Haven't joined ILM group as would feel like an imposter because I only pop on there every now and again.

Hard like armour, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:23 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, i guess it should have been an ilxor group. ah well.

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:29 (twelve years ago) link

There's an ILX group too!

ENBB, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:31 (twelve years ago) link

sweet nectar.

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

Just get onboard http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2382779449

Hard like armour, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:33 (twelve years ago) link

It's private or whatever. Was the ilm one private?

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:34 (twelve years ago) link

I don't know, I can't remember. I think you just submit a request to join this one and then Nathalie approves it.

ENBB, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

Lovely. Submitted. and eagerly anticipating acceptance.

Drooone, Friday, 6 July 2007 00:40 (twelve years ago) link

As am I.

Nathan, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:09 (twelve years ago) link

I've poked a few of you. The ones I could figure out.

Hard like armour, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

Ned - Me or CP?

CP

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 July 2007 03:27 (twelve years ago) link

She tried to get me too but I ducked. Take that zombie Trish!

Hey, you're all just chumps to me.

It's a daft application, because it operates like a pyramid scheme. But I have to beat Mister M, I just have to!

Not that it's a competition.

I applied to join the ilxor group ages ago, but Nathalie has not confirmed me.

accentmonkey, Friday, 6 July 2007 07:06 (twelve years ago) link

I just applied to join. You're listed as a member when I look at them. (although it only shows me 34, and some of the people that should be according to the thread^^^ do not seem to be like Ned, and the good Colonel.)

aldo, Friday, 6 July 2007 07:59 (twelve years ago) link

WTF. :-( I didn't receive any of you guys. Send me another application or should I just "open" the group? Okay, just opened the group so if I failed to approve you, then try again. :-)

nathalie, Friday, 6 July 2007 08:00 (twelve years ago) link

It's a daft application, because it operates like a pyramid scheme. But I have to beat Mister M, I just have to!

Not that it's a competition.

Obviously... I dunno, I don't like that kind of thing, I just want to be friends with people I 'know' not everyone I come in contact with. I am so misanthropic sometimes!

kv_nol, Friday, 6 July 2007 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, I'm sure I know more people than him. It is the thing that always annoys him, the fact that he is the colossal nerd who is a leet blackbelt sys admin type, yet I have more friends on the internet than he does.

accentmonkey, Friday, 6 July 2007 08:57 (twelve years ago) link

Ned, you have been added!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 6 July 2007 10:46 (twelve years ago) link

i got poked by my boss! she's married w/a small child

Tracer Hand, Friday, 6 July 2007 10:47 (twelve years ago) link

??

RJG, Friday, 6 July 2007 11:53 (twelve years ago) link

Incest legalized. Ewie!

nathalie, Friday, 6 July 2007 12:03 (twelve years ago) link

i know i asked to join the ILX group. i think nath allowed me in. can't remember, and can't check 'cos am at work using steam-powered browser of all fucking doom.

can't say the groups/associated discussions do much for me, really. two weeks in (is it? i think) and i'm still just enjoying the fact that a) it's a lazy-ass way to keep in touch with dudes around the globe, and b) the fact that a (second) GRATE LONG-LOST FRIEND popped up the other day, with typical insouciance, and it made my fucking month to hear from him. srsly: this is the dude who got me into SO MUCH music when i was 15/16; the last time i saw him, we were in a dodgy club back home and someone was dropping a bottle on his head. i've tried to get in touch with him a couple of times; having him suddenly appear from nowhere and add me as a friend was glorious.

so yeh, i still like this thing. how long before the backlash?

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

theres no point in me poking anyone from ilx as no one would know who on earth i am.

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

You'd probably be surprised. Get over teh fear and give it a try!

kv_nol, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

but i like my anonymity ;)

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:32 (twelve years ago) link

i've come around to it a bit, has reconnected me a bit with a couple of people. otoh it has sort of revealed to me how easily i've cut people out
: /

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

im warming to it... some people im adding just for the sake of it but its nice to see what theyre up to and just poke each other for no reason over and over.

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

"otoh it has sort of revealed to me how easily i've cut people out" just made me remember some people i havent seen for an age and lo and behold theyre on here...

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

What is the point of poking people? I don't want to poke any of my friends, particularly, but I might if I knew the point of it.

ailsa, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:50 (twelve years ago) link

I think it's just a way to say hi without having to think of a specific message to send.

accentmonkey, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

Let's see.

accentmonkey, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

i suppose its the equivalent of passing someone you know in the street and just nodding at them.

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:57 (twelve years ago) link

I've just poked accentmonkey, so we shall see. Report back, please.

ailsa, Sunday, 8 July 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

i need to create a fake ID on facebook then i will poke every single one of you til your dying days

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 8 July 2007 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

Pervert.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 July 2007 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

Why does it need to be fake? Surely your anonymity will protect you?

Also Ned just loves pokes, the dirty tart...

kv_nol, Sunday, 8 July 2007 23:22 (twelve years ago) link

(I think I might be unfriended now. One to many 'poke' jokes at Ned's expense)

kv_nol, Sunday, 8 July 2007 23:23 (twelve years ago) link

I got a notification with a picture of a finger on it to say that Ailsa had poked me, and asking me if I wanted to poke her back. But our math teacher is, like, a real hardass? So I decided not to.

accentmonkey, Monday, 9 July 2007 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

How do I get round this mobile notification thing? I don't want to have to input that 'cathchpa' (sp?) code each time I add someone but it says it can only send the mobile verification code to an American or Canadian mobile phone. I did a google and if I email them saying I'm blind they'll email me the code but I'm not blind.

NI, Monday, 9 July 2007 10:41 (twelve years ago) link

mobile notification?

nathalie, Monday, 9 July 2007 11:37 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, to verify that you are who you say you are (and thus stop you having to input a code each time you add someone) Facebook send a code to your mobile phone which you then need to input in the 'mobile confirmation' box. At the moment it seems that it's only for US and Canadian mobiles but does anyone know a way round this for UK people?

NI, Monday, 9 July 2007 11:56 (twelve years ago) link

Someone I knew many years ago just became friends with our old classmate. I want to write to him but can't think what to say! ARGH!

kv_nol, Monday, 9 July 2007 12:13 (twelve years ago) link

i just got sent a friend request from this guy i had a brief fling with about five years ago. he found me through another guy who also just sent me a friend request, a guy i met randomly on myspace and who lives in my city. fucking hell, this world is just too small sometimes. i don't really want to be friends with either of these guys, really, but it seems just too rude to deny the requests. i hate facebook. but the guy i had the fling with borrowed some books off me before we split up and never returned them, so maybe i'll get them back now.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:08 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe you should set it so they can only see your 'limited' profile. That might send a bit of a "don't think about getting too chummy" vibe from the outset.

Drooone, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:14 (twelve years ago) link

i just had an interesting message exchange with the fling guy... he's married and living in japan teaching english! which is funny, because i'm thinking about doing the japan thing next year. his contract runs out in aug 2008 and he thinks he can hook me up as his replacement... very interesting...

Rubyred, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:31 (twelve years ago) link

Cool. So not weird at all.

Drooone, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:33 (twelve years ago) link

he's also promised to buy replacements for the books he borrowed and send them to me. but i doubt that will actually happen.

Rubyred, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:35 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook 'poke' leads to awkward one-nighter

Hard like armour, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 06:14 (twelve years ago) link

marc loi, facebook satirist.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 08:31 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'll ever be joining Facebook, despite having been invited to by one friend recently. Its one online area I don't feel like I belong in for various reasons.

Trayce, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 06:53 (twelve years ago) link

G***** W**** wrote
at 12:04am
can you get rid of that terry lennox guy.. I assume he is just a spammer or something. CAn you not just delete him from your friends or is facebook heading towards myspace spamtastic land?"

696, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 07:18 (twelve years ago) link

G***** W**** otm

lex pretend, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 08:02 (twelve years ago) link

well get rid of him then

696, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 08:03 (twelve years ago) link

Right, well I bit the bullt, and registered.

Now what?

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

Waste lots of time adding applications.

nathalie, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:51 (twelve years ago) link

OK.

Maybe that's why it's so quiet here!

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:53 (twelve years ago) link

and waste some more time deleting them again.

Hard like armour, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

Jon Swift friended me!

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 13 July 2007 02:01 (twelve years ago) link

is it possible to export facebook contacts to, say, the address book on my mac? it occurred to me that this would be useful, and the same idea seems to have occurred to other people too, some of whom did something about it, for example:

http://wwww.tuaw.com/2007/04/03/facebooksync/

unfortunately, it seems that i'm a month too late:

http://www.fsbsoftware.com/

does anyone know anywhere where i could find this or similar? i tried some obvious torrent sites, but with no success...

toby, Friday, 13 July 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

facebook is now weirding me out. too much school :/

grimly fiendish, Friday, 13 July 2007 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

i got send a friend request quite randomly by an english guy. turns out he was searching for a nz friend and the search engine threw up my name (true? or a line? i dunno). so we got talking and now he wants to take me out for coffee (he lives in my city). but he's an adrenalin junkie and i'm a lazy bitch. maybe he's just trawling the net for potential shags??

Rubyred, Friday, 13 July 2007 22:57 (twelve years ago) link

would that be so bad?

Filey Camp, Saturday, 14 July 2007 00:05 (twelve years ago) link

no.

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 00:34 (twelve years ago) link

but he won't be getting a shag from me.

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 00:35 (twelve years ago) link

my facebook relationship status is 'complicated'. so hopefully that preempts any unwanted player-moves.

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 00:36 (twelve years ago) link

you think so? why? 'complicated' doesnt necessarily suggest that to me

Filey Camp, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:37 (twelve years ago) link

exactly. complicated relationship vs easy shag.

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 14 July 2007 09:16 (twelve years ago) link

not that i'm saying you're easy :) i just mean, which would most people choose? or think that a potential facebook hook-up might want?

(me: probably the complicated relationship. at least, based on historical example. but hey. i'm just weird.)

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 14 July 2007 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'll ever be joining Facebook, despite having been invited to by one friend recently. Its one online area I don't feel like I belong in for various reasons.

-- Trayce, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 06:53 (3 days ago) Link

Why, because most of the population are young enough to be your children?

ZING! ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM!

I kid, Trayce, you know I do.

Mikey Bidness, Saturday, 14 July 2007 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

um, doesnt complicated mean kind of non-monogamous, which means, (hopefully) no strings easy hookup time? cuz theyre going to stick with the other person (otherwise, they'd just be single)

Filey Camp, Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:55 (twelve years ago) link

one of my friends who claims 'complicated' status is having a fucking kid and moving in with the one he's 'complicated' with. i think it's usually a desperate bid to appear interesting.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:58 (twelve years ago) link

(jokes bruv)

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:58 (twelve years ago) link

it's complicated

RJG, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:02 (twelve years ago) link

it always is, with some people.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:04 (twelve years ago) link

my 'complicated' status is for a couple of reasons: firstly, because i'm in this more-than-friends thing with someone who lives in another country. we have no exclusive relationship, but he's the shizzle and i have no interest in casual flings with anyone else. secondly, i won't rule out meeting someone and falling for them, but the truth is that i'm totally into someone else, and i don't want to lie about it. at least this way, the subject comes up right away, so the other person knows where they stand.

um, doesnt complicated mean kind of non-monogamous, which means, (hopefully) no strings easy hookup time? cuz theyre going to stick with the other person (otherwise, they'd just be single)

-- Filey Camp
good point --- i hadn't considered this!!

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

i think it's usually a desperate bid to appear interesting.

shit, i hadn't considered this, either :(

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

it sure is complicated

Filey Camp, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:22 (twelve years ago) link

tell me about it.

Rubyred, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:33 (twelve years ago) link

Mikey why arent you out shooting lasers at James and Nick's haids?

Trayce, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:49 (twelve years ago) link

Oh wait you posted that 3 hours ago, nm.

Trayce, Saturday, 14 July 2007 12:49 (twelve years ago) link

I've discovered someone that i considered a good friend has signed up and friended lots of my friends but not me. Can't help feeling it's like being back at primary school.

leigh, Saturday, 14 July 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

leigh, a lot of times I just friend people whose names turn up in context of wall posts, etc

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Saturday, 14 July 2007 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

E****** B***** joined the group Boris for London Mayor.

:'(

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 19 July 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2424562713&ref=mf

There's a place you can go

That mong guy that's shit, Thursday, 19 July 2007 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

Holy fuck I'm happy i tracked down teh "People that HATE those frangipani car stickers and people that own them" group.

Drooone, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

Why the hell did I just join this thing?

It is already confusing me. Apparently I am a vampire now.

Trayce, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:29 (twelve years ago) link

Nice work, Trayce!

Drooone, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

I have to bite other people! This thing looks like such a damn timesink.

Trayce, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah I avoid stupid shit like that. and that zombie thing. Come on, that bullshit's for 12 yr olds. I'm a real man, I have fortune cookie app.

Drooone, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:34 (twelve years ago) link

that stuff is weird and annoying. i got made a zombie, but i can't really be bothered with it - it seems kinda pointless. but then i'm worried about hurting people's feelings :(

Rubyredd, Friday, 20 July 2007 00:58 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah I got asked to side with ninjas or some crap and I've already ignored that one geez.

Trayce, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:00 (twelve years ago) link

there seems to be a ton of that stuff - food fights, stupid quizzes etc. at least myspazz doesn't have that kinda lame shit (although it has all sorts of other lame shits).

Rubyredd, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

I like ninjas.

Drooone, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:03 (twelve years ago) link

I'm afraid of zombies.

Facebook's Scrabble application ("Scrabulous") is my new favorite time-waster.

Sara R-C, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I am getting really annoyed by all the apps - the only ones I've used are graffiti wall and today I added catbook. it lets you post as your cat and that has to be good for at least.. minutes of entertainment.

Kim, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:15 (twelve years ago) link

Finding people you used to know five, ten, fifteen years ago on facebook/myspace: C or D? (Hint: Dud)

Cunga, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

lolz. this happened the other day. But the individual involved looks like this though: http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j171/mdanielwalter/z.jpg

So it was acceptable

Drooone, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

lolz facebook "apps" are the dumbest fucking things ever. i'd rather waste my time masturbating to that picture ^^^

the table is the table, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

Drooone's inbox now currently full of 'introduce me to your friend plz' messages.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 July 2007 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2424562713&ref=mf

There's a place you can go


Duly joined!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 20 July 2007 13:59 (twelve years ago) link

Scrabulous is the bomb now that it's on a new server.

blueski, Friday, 20 July 2007 14:00 (twelve years ago) link

daaaaamn, drooone.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 20 July 2007 14:03 (twelve years ago) link

Friend Wheel application = k-classic.

Is there Facebook Pong yet?

Matt DC, Friday, 20 July 2007 14:33 (twelve years ago) link

it's silly tho, you can play all these games online together anyway, set up friend leagues or whatever. more effort tho eh.

blueski, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

I keep adding apps and then deleting'em a day later. Still, I rrrreally like FB. Much more fun than MySplat.

nathalie, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

Hey now.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

Steve yeah that's true but it's very good for Facebook themselves in that people spend bludy ages on the site at any one time. Even more time than they did before that is.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 July 2007 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

I add an app then I delete an app. There should be an app for this.

jel --, Friday, 20 July 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

My friend wheel looks like an incomplete death star! Hooray!

jel --, Friday, 20 July 2007 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

Can I say you're my girlfriend on Facebook?

admrl, Friday, 20 July 2007 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

I wanted to keep it a secret.

jel --, Friday, 20 July 2007 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

Hey Ned, have you looked at Wikipedia today?:

"Did you know....that the nickname Ned arose from an instance of rebracketing, as children interpreted the term of endearment "mine Ed" as "my Ned"?"

Mark C, Friday, 20 July 2007 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

see also Ellie --> Nellie, I'd imagine.

you know the thing I find weirdest abt facebook? The gifts for a dollar thing. Speshly as they're not real gifts! Mind you, Today's Gift is a stinky skunk. Who'd want to send anyone a Stinky Skunk, real or virtual???

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 09:57 (twelve years ago) link

yeh the gift thing is just bizarre

blueski, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 10:15 (twelve years ago) link

More proof that Americans are just wacky:

Sexual Offenders List Indiana
By Jason Ward
This application shows you the picture,name and address of registered sex offenders for your hometown in Indiana, plus you can easily check to see if the offender is on Facebook.

One would imagine there are lawsuit possibilities in this.

mitya, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 11:49 (twelve years ago) link

Instead of joining a pro-Boris Johnson group, why not join a “I was privately educated and would like to retain the unfair advantages handed out to me in life” group instead?

Actually Dom, I was thinking of starting one of those...

CharlieNo4, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

I'd join

Mark C, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

i added the last.fm 'what are you listening to now' app, but it's frozen on the songs i was listening to about an hour ago. wtf??

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

click the "recent tracks" tab, it'll refresh the list

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

ummm... there is no 'recent tracks' tab... unless i'm blind...

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:36 (twelve years ago) link

hrmmm you must have different version of the app than I do :/

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:36 (twelve years ago) link

it's only frozen on my profile page. if i go into my apps it has current tracks. i'm very CONFUSED.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

Uh oh

kv_nol, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

THE INTRIGUE

like justin broadrick all those years ago, however, i sometimes wonder whether it'd be such a bad thing if we all got swept off the streets facebook

Just got offed, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

my game of Scrabble over facebook with Archel looks set to enter its third day....

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

i sometimes wonder whether it'd be such a bad thing if we all got swept off facebook

nooooo I love Facebook :(

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

Is it custom for someone in a school network to add EVERYONE in their school as friends? I am not a young person so I don't know, but it strikes me as odd.

admrl, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

i speak out purely for effect; facebook is, alas, a depressingly vital cog in my social organisation.

Just got offed, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:44 (twelve years ago) link

xpost not at my school. It's a waste to have thousands of meaningless "friends."

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

http://i15.tinypic.com/4oq1h74.jpg

jhøshea, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

I thought I'd posted here asking about whether we had a Fantasty Football Mini-League? Seems I haven't, so, do we?

ailsa, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

I added the "Daily Book of Mormon Passage" application. Thought it wd be major roffles. But i was rong.

Drooone, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

I have a Facebook Fantasy League team, but I probably won't bother with it much.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

I seem to have mostly ended up with old IRC friends I honestly havent seen in years, which is kind of good I guess. No school friends, but I wouldnt want that anyway.

Facebook feels so isolated because it is so locked down.

Trayce, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:26 (twelve years ago) link

fucking fuck FUCK an old ex has just found me on facebook. he sent me a couple of messages, and in case i'd forgotten (which i hadn't) i've been reminded of just how incredibly stupid this guy is. oh, the shame :(

but i accepted his friend request because my fucking mother raised me with good manners.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

Oops. You can unfriend him. I don't think a message gets sent!

kv_nol, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

I think there's an option to remove people from your friend list. USE IT!!!

xpost :)

C J, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

i know. i should have just ignored him. i mean, he's not friends with any of my friends and he lives in sydney, so i'm never going to run into him. but my mum has seriously ingrained a guilt complex in me about being unjustifiably rude.

now he's telling me how 'great' i look... i was good friends with one of his best mates and when i said 'hey if i send him a message will he remember me?' he replied with something like 'of course he will, who could forget you?' ewwwwwwwww

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:13 (twelve years ago) link

Oh dear...

kv_nol, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:16 (twelve years ago) link

Jason is Tied after, working Hard, afterwork. 11:54pm

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY I'm a man, but even I cryed

COYOTE UGLY Even Girls, will Like it

i can't believe i dated this guy for almost 6 months. admittedly, i was quite yound and silly.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

*young

how embarrassing.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

"yound" is a combination of young and wounded.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

ummm...yes, that's exactly what i meant ;)

thanks GG

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:31 (twelve years ago) link

Jason is Tied after, working Hard, afterwork.

Beckett meets BDSM

Just got offed, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:36 (twelve years ago) link

^^awesome :)

Rubyredd, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

Daily Book of Mormon Passage app no longer there :(

Jena, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

the Book of Mormon has a character in it called Moron - fact.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 26 July 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

Why the hell is everyone now using facebook as an email replacement? Lame. Stop it.

ledge, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

Why the hell is everyone now using facebook as an email replacement? Lame. Stop it.

-- ledge, Friday, July 27, 2007 11:20 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

srsly

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^^ this

Really irritating as it takes forever to load!

kv_nol, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

on the money

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

"Let me check my email - oh it says I have a new message on facebook. Let me check facebook" - repeat until crying blood. I guess as a way of increasing lack of productivity at work it's pretty successful. Except I don't check facebook at work anymore so I can't even read the messages, another reason to cut it out.

ledge, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

I blame lamers dazzled by shiny new internet gewgaw.

ledge, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

I'm quite impressed that I can add a GG Allin & the Scumfucs song to my profile, though.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 27 July 2007 15:55 (twelve years ago) link

City ban on Facebook
By Mark Prigg and Sophie Borland, Evening Standard 27.07.07

About face: leading City firms such as Dresdner Kleinwort have blocked networking sites

More than two thirds of London companies - led by top City firms - are now banning or restricting the use of internet site Facebook over fears that staff are wasting time on it.

Many firms have now warned employees that "Facebooking" during office hours is a sackable offence.

An Evening Standard straw poll of major employers found that more than 70 per cent of the businesses, including banks, law firms, utility companies and government departments, have banned or limited access to social networking sites. Recent figures showed London has overtaken Toronto as the city with the most Facebook users in the world.

More than 826,000 people are registered on the site, a figure that has doubled since May.

The site was first banned by several American and Canadian companies who noticed the large amounts of time employees were spending on it.

A study found British users spend on average 191 minutes a month on Facebook and dozens of people have admitted to "Facebook addiction", where they check on their friends, and often exes, compulsively.

Our study found British Gas, the Met, Lloyds TSB and Bristows law firm all had internet filters preventing sites such as

Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Hotmail being viewed at work.

A spokesman for Credit Suisse said: "Staff are forbidden from accessing the site while at work as it is thought that they are wasting company time and money."

A member of staff at investor Dresdner Kleinwort said: "The ban is widespread across all banking offices."

A spokesman for the law consultant-firm ELAS said companies-were well within their rights to sack staff for logging on to Facebook and that the site had caused numerous problems.

"Most contracts nowadays have a clause which restricts internet use to business-use only," he said.

"A manager could quite easily sack someone if they caught them using these social networking sites during office hours. Unless you can argue it is an important work tool, people should not be accessing these sites during work time."

Some companies have imposed "Facebook time" for employees.

"We have imposed a partial ban, allowing employees to access it during their lunch hour," said Amanda Turner of IT recruitment company MDA resources.

"We did have a problem with people using it for far longer than they should."

The internet site, which now has four million users in Britain, was set up in 2004 by 23-year-old American student Mark Zuckerberg.

He is facing a legal threat from a rival website, ConnectU, the owners of which allege they and Zuckerberg conceived Facebook while at Harvard University.

admrl, Friday, 27 July 2007 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

We have successfully persuaded our bosses that using Facebook is a vital part of our job.

Matt DC, Monday, 30 July 2007 12:52 (twelve years ago) link

More than two thirds of London companies - led by top City firms - are now banning or restricting the use of internet site Facebook over fears that staff are wasting time on it.

So back to ILX it is.

Why the hell is everyone now using facebook as an email replacement? Lame. Stop it.

I assume the same people who used Friendster as an email account. I never understand why they did. Maybe they wanted to live in their little seperate universe?

"Let me check my email - oh it says I have a new message on facebook. Let me check facebook" - repeat until crying blood. I guess as a way of increasing lack of productivity at work it's pretty successful. Except I don't check facebook at work anymore so I can't even read the messages, another reason to cut it out.

Uh, you can change the settings for email alerts, y'know. Which I did. No more clutter. Well, FB clutter that is.

nathalie, Monday, 30 July 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

ok, this is weird. everytime i click on my notifications i end up in someone else's account.

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 08:55 (twelve years ago) link

My company has just blocked facebook as a restricted site. I can't tell if that's because they've noticed me using it (I am guaranteed to be the only one here), or it's blocked by the rules of our new corporate parents (timing is a little too right for that). I wonder what else they may start to block...

mitya, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 08:58 (twelve years ago) link

A few of my friends actually prefer to have their big group social arrangement discussions conducted over Facebook now, possibly because it's threaded and keeps email inboxes from being overwhelmed. I'm not really convinced by that just yet.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 09:21 (twelve years ago) link

ok even weirder. when i go back to facebook there are mystery emails in the login form. for now i have c*lld*nielle@y*hoo.com.

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 09:46 (twelve years ago) link

now i'm gemm*.skilb*ck@m*tronetalli*nce.com this must be a network thing

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 10:04 (twelve years ago) link

has this ever happened to anyone else?

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

i can't get into it at all at the moment.

blueski, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 10:32 (twelve years ago) link

We're not acrobats, so no, never happened to me.

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

now i'm gemm*.skilb*ck@m*tronetalli*nce.com this must be a network thing

At least you're not Steven Mangan any more, nice change of pace maybe

That mong guy that's shit, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:24 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe you have split facebookness? Y'know, in real life split personality syndrome.

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:28 (twelve years ago) link

It's better than being Dom Passantino but not as good as being Steven Mangan. Swings and roundabouts.

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:31 (twelve years ago) link

anyone else not able to access their profile?

blueski, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:52 (twelve years ago) link

Mines all skew-whiff with various bits of it obscured, but all the bits that are accessible seem to be working OK.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:56 (twelve years ago) link

And there are white blocks obscuring bits of my photos :(

Dr.C, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:06 (twelve years ago) link

my facebook page:

http://image.bayimg.com/aaejlaabl.jpg

(psyche)

czn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:11 (twelve years ago) link

that's from facebook extreme stress test.

czn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:12 (twelve years ago) link

jesus christ, is that really your profile???

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

xpost - oh, ok. my internet connection is running at a snail's pace so that link took forever to load. which means that if one of my friends ever had a profile like that one above (and some seem to be getting dangerously close) i would never visit it.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) link

At this rate, my cat is going to end up with more friends on Facebook than me. Although I don't understand how you can have something cutesy enough to let your cats be friends with each other, but not cutesy enough for them to send messages to each other or write on each others' walls.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:24 (twelve years ago) link

Cozen, are you sure yu don't want to stay on MySpace?

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:25 (twelve years ago) link

i've somehow racked up 39 friends but they consist mostly of old high school acquaintances, ex shags, old uni acquaintances, and a handful of real friends. and ned ;)

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:28 (twelve years ago) link

Hah! I managed to get about 70 friends. All people I know from here, Kindamuzik and a mailing list. haha

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:29 (twelve years ago) link

i'm enjoying the voyeuristic nature of it though - seeing what's going on in other people's lives.

but i'm also finding myself feeling quite embarrassed by the fact that every single one of my old acquaintances is travelling extensively/making lots of money/happily ensconced in a relationship.

meanwhile, i am still in my home country, working two crap jobs and going to school. and single.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:31 (twelve years ago) link

Traveling: they are escaping their problems.

In a relationship: the other is probably fooling around.

Making lots of money: They have to or the mob will slit their throat because they can't pay off their debts accumulated through online betting.

;-)

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:33 (twelve years ago) link

oh, nathalie - you're awesome!

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:41 (twelve years ago) link

I have searched for maybe 75 people from my school, univ, work past and present, friends, neighbours, band-mates, family.....

...and have found only 2 people outside of ILX who are on Facebook. For various reasons I'm not sure that I want them as friends anyway.

Loads of people I've asked have never even heard of it. I'm trying to figure out what that means (apart from the fact that I am old and everyone I know is old too).

Dr.C, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:42 (twelve years ago) link

acrobat, mine was doing that earlier as well.

i am mainly using mine for playing scrabble btw.

CarsmileSteve, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

ha. it's freaking me out because i keep ending up in other peoples inboxes.

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:51 (twelve years ago) link

i had a big ass message i sent completely vanish into the void :(
facebroke

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:35 (twelve years ago) link

that happens on myspace all the time too, so i've taken to writing in a notepad file or cutting and repasting them.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

hi new friend mark c!!!

;)

facebook is funny shit

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

"Hey, your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience."

been saying this since last night

blueski, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:51 (twelve years ago) link

Seems fine for me.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook doesn't want to be Stevem's friend!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

2 Ghetto Scrabulous 4 Dem

blueski, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:12 (twelve years ago) link

i just joined the ILE group. let the games begin!

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

ok, now i have full access to the account of someone called katie hobbs but no access to my own.

acrobat, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

to the account? hoo. the fun you could have.

i sincerely hope nobody is having the same fun with mine.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

might be worth dropping facebook a line and saying, er, dudes, this isn't good.

if you're going to go on a wrecking spree, do it first, natch :)

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

i'd guess they probably have an idea, it does seem to be happening a lot...

CarsmileSteve, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

Hi Ruby R!

Facebook is working fine for me. Possibly too well.

Mark C, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

What's the rule about letting people go? Is there a notification that gets sent to them?

kv_nol, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:38 (twelve years ago) link

apparently not - when i mentioned upthread that i had accepted a friend req from an old moronic ex out of politeness CJ (i think) told me that you can unfriend people and they don't get a notification.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

scrabulous is ruining my life.

molly mummenschanz, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, okay so. Scrabulous is the devil.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:55 (twelve years ago) link

It's not that bad! come on folx.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

Given that I have no self-control, I can't stop playing.

molly mummenschanz, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

Well me neither. but I've also managed to submit a design mock up for one site and nearly finish building another since this madness has become. Granted I have the manic, ADD-riddled mind of a young child hopped up on chocolate and coke so the paces suits me well.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:02 (twelve years ago) link

That said, I will wait awhile before taking my turn with Molly to give her some breathing space. :)

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

wtf?? the ILE group is 'currently unavailable'. so much for my attempts to stalk all your asses out.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

my quadrupulous bingo droppage over the last 24 hours is the only thing keeping me going right now in light of last night's PC death. at least they've let me back on now.

blueski, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

FB can be quirky. though not nearly so as MySpew.

What's your name ruby? (if you want to post it here)

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

just1n3 paul

:) okay i'm off to sleep for realz this time.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

A coworker of mine got a friend request (wich she accepted) from on old friend of her brothers (old as in they hadn't seen each other in years). He then proceed to send an unsolicited email to another (rather attractive) coworker of mine; whom he'd never even met before!
neither of the girls were amused.
i was tho.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:04 (twelve years ago) link

my quadrupulous bingo droppage over the last 24 hours is the only thing keeping me going right now in light of last night's PC death. at least they've let me back on now.

The last thing I did before it died was start a game of Scrabulous with you. I'm not sure I want it to come back up now :-(

ailsa, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

It's back.

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

official statement:

"This morning, we temporarily took down the Facebook site to fix a bug we identified earlier today. This was not the result of a security breach. Specifically, the bug caused some third party proxy servers to cache otherwise inaccessible content. The result was that an isolated group of users could see some pages that were not intended for them. The site has now been restored, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

It's not letting me send messages to people now, annoyingly.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

people from school friending me and the snowball effect (once you accept their request you feel you should anyone else on their list you also went to school with) is freaking me out right now.

blueski, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

nobody from my school seems to be on it. I am assuming this is because I'm old.

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

i'm collecting ilxors like baseball cards - eventually, when i have enough, i'm gonna sell them off to some poor fb loser with no friends.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

It's not letting me send messages to people now, annoyingly.

mods be playing ban tricks on ya. ;-)

stevienixed, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

nobody from my school seems to be on it. I am assuming this is because I'm old.

Thinking similarly here.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

Here cause we're still catching up. They are at the point of discovering electricity.

stevienixed, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

i don't have schoolfriends' email addies (or they mine) on the whole so that problem hasn't come up, fortch.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

that doesn't matter at all - you can just search by name. some lovely old friends have found me in this way.

CharlieNo4, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

500+ profiles

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

I cant find any of my old missing friends, it makes me sad panda.

Trayce, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

Trayce OTM :(

kv_nol, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

wish i had locked my profile up to friends only sooner

blueski, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

First thing I did. Hell, I don't even want my friends to know but ya gots ta chuck 'em a bone occasionally knowhutumsayin'?

kv_nol, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

I am a shameless whore. I'll be anyone's friend.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

stevem dyou mean people can't find you by searching for your name?

that's actually a pretty good idea. i've had to block extended family members and stuff.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

I love the weird random groups:

Single women who own cats but aren't crazy
Network: Global
Size: 4 members

... four sounds right!

and then there's this piece of work!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

i found these searching for "chairman meow"

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

I have joined both my primary school and secondary school groups today and it has pretty much confirmed what I said upthread; there is only one person in the secondary school group that I know, the vast majority are either at uni now or graduated in the last couple of years.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:07 (twelve years ago) link

Haha - my latest friend has Rowetta as one of his friends.

Dr.C, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:30 (twelve years ago) link

I want you to get Beryl to join, so I can be her friend.

C J, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:38 (twelve years ago) link

brainwave

blueski, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:39 (twelve years ago) link

Oh she'd love to fwend you, CJ!

"I don't know 'oo you are sweetie, but the kettle's always on 'ere, darlin'"

Seriously, I just looked and I think she IS on facebook, but hasn't got started yet. No fwends yet :( I'll ask her later. But I'm not letting you lot loose on her!

Dr.C, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:48 (twelve years ago) link

LOL people posting their phone numbers where anyone can see.

jessie monster, Thursday, 2 August 2007 13:14 (twelve years ago) link

There's a whole bunch of people I can't befriend on Facebook because I don't know their real names. Sad? Yes.

accentmonkey, Thursday, 2 August 2007 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

what about those who have gotten married. include maiden names people!

Ms Misery, Thursday, 2 August 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

You tease. (xxxpost)

Accentmonkey, problem is that I can't spell the surnames and have no way of checking. I am sad panda :(

kv_nol, Thursday, 2 August 2007 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

i don't have schoolfriends' email addies (or they mine) on the whole so that problem hasn't come up, fortch.

-- That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, August 1, 2007 3:53 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

bugger it.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

umm, my facebook news feed is going crazy. It's saying things like "9 of your friends have written on so-and-so's wall", when like one person has actually written on it.

What's the deal? Have other people noticed this? oh god.

Drooone, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 00:29 (twelve years ago) link

Okay someone from school has just tried to friend me - I've not seen him since the age of 16. Usually I am prepared to give people from school the benefit of the doubt, even if I didn't like them at the time. Then I read his profile, including choice cuts like:

"Religious Views: 102% agnostic -2% catholic 100% millwall"

"Favorite Books: Do androids dream of electic sheep? other than that
biographies of heroes of mine.
The bible, because it's really really funny.
razzle, readers wives, h & e "

and in particular:

"Interests: Football, other things too, like football, millwall, naked
swedish ladies table tennis (with or without the ball), topless farts,
knob gags, growing my beard. "

As I said, I am usually willing to give people from school the benefit of the doubt - in this case I am considering deleting my Facebook profile, leaving the country and having reconstructive surgery so that he can never find me.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 08:53 (twelve years ago) link

knob gags? is that what I think it is?

nathalie, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:17 (twelve years ago) link

Haha I dont think anyone from school will find me, unless they know my email address which is very unlikely.

Today I sent a msg to an old housemate of mine from Canberra. I'm pretty sure its him, he has an unusual name. I hope he replies, it'd be cool to catch up with him.

Trayce, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:20 (twelve years ago) link

I had my first message from an ex-girlfriend a couple of days ago. But she finished with me because she decided she was gay (yes, I'm that bad) so there's no awkwardness around it, it was actually a pleasant surprise.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:44 (twelve years ago) link

Oh dear. I just rofled. Sorry CP.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:48 (twelve years ago) link

knob gags? is that what I think it is?

No.

But she finished with me because she decided she was gay

This has happened to me too. She's now married. To my then best friend.

Mark C, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:52 (twelve years ago) link

Actually that's disingenuous. He wasn't my best friend until a year or so after I dated her.

Mark C, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:53 (twelve years ago) link

Oh she really is gay, it wasn't a line. She lives in Brighton now, even!

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:56 (twelve years ago) link

stevie nixed, we are now friends! interestingly, we list exactly the same 'activities'... ;)

plz don't challenge me to scrabble! i sux big time, and am getting some practise in with my equally suxy friend before i can engage with others.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

Colonel, mine really was gay too! After me, she desultorily tried to lose her virginity to some other guy, it didn't work, and she then exclusively dated women for several years. Interestingly, her first long term girlfriend then date my best friend after they split up, and it was only when the third part of the triangle joined together that they settled down and got married. Interestingly, they never had a threesome.

Mark C, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:18 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Oh god, I SUXOR EVEN BADLIER at Scrabble! And you like the same Bukowski books as I do! HURRAH! :-) And yes, as few/little activity as possible.hah!

nathalie, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:20 (twelve years ago) link

we are obviously the awesomest people, then!

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:22 (twelve years ago) link

Now that is complicated!

xpost to Mark C

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:24 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Naturellement!

nathalie, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

and we both have excellent taste in spectacle frames ;)

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:29 (twelve years ago) link

i think it might be time to delete my myspaz profile (now that i'm a fb addict): this fucking KID just sent me a friend request - http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=135259671. because obviously he could tell from my profile that i want to be friends with a 15yr old school boy.

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:07 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Ah we need'em to read all those GREBT books! :-)
And I also deleted the MySpace profile. Go on, you can do it!

nathalie, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:13 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, I deleted my myspace profile too. I really lost it with them when they started showing me ads while I was logging in (or they were trying to, anyway).

accentmonkey, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:22 (twelve years ago) link

i'm seriously considering it - most of my good friends/internet friends on there are people i speak with on other boards/forums/aim/email, so it seems kinda unnecessary to still have it. but i like the slideshows for all my favourite art, and i like the blog where i get to post my friend's poetry and writing.

definitely considering it, though...

Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:23 (twelve years ago) link

Is information on the rate of deletions of profiles on social networking sites in the public domain? I think it's an interesting topic. we are always hearing abt the growth in the no. of users of facebook, myspace or whatever but presumably this doesn't take deletions into a/c.

it's surely more common for social networking profiles to become dormant rather than be deleted tho. I haven't done anything on my myspace for ages apart from read incoming messages and friend requests but I have no plans to delete the profile.

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:26 (twelve years ago) link

I'm liking this virtual cd rack thing, hopefully some dudes I went to school with will now finally realise how pretentious I am.

W4LTER, Thursday, 16 August 2007 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

because obviously he could tell from my profile that i want to be friends with a 15yr old school boy.

-- Rubyredd, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 11:07 (1 week ago) Bookmark Link

Hey, if you win the fuk poll, that'll only be the first!

Mark G, Thursday, 16 August 2007 08:08 (twelve years ago) link

Okay srsly who in their right mind puts 'Looking For: A Relationship' on their profile?

Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:04 (twelve years ago) link

Obv not you. :-) I don't know, I wouldn't do it personally, but why not? If you are indeed looking for a relationship, why not post that? If I had been single, I'd want the option: "Piss off, I like being single" option

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

my particular favourite is
looking for: whatever i can get

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:17 (twelve years ago) link

^^ whats wrong with that?

Filey Camp, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:23 (twelve years ago) link

nothing! that's why i said it's my *favourite*

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:26 (twelve years ago) link

oh! yes, i see, its a pretty good way to approach anything

Filey Camp, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:32 (twelve years ago) link

thatcherkids?

acrobat, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:35 (twelve years ago) link

hi dom

Filey Camp, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:36 (twelve years ago) link

marcello

acrobat, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

i get mixed up

Filey Camp, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

it's ok

acrobat, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:46 (twelve years ago) link

I think I have "looking for: Random Play" on my profile. Yes, so I am jealous of people who have iPod Shuffles.

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

work has blocked facebook so i have to live vicariously through this thread.

actually can someone tell me some "news" from my facebook page?

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:49 (twelve years ago) link

i'm on it, ken...

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

Didn't you feel someone ate you; you mangina you?

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

WHich fits perfectly with Justine's on it line. You tart you!

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

*blushes*

*coyly bats eyelashes*

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 12:59 (twelve years ago) link

Displaying 10 stories.See All.
Yesterday
Ken and Jim Park are now friends. 4:26amKen removed the Superlatives application. 3:32amKen added the Superlatives application. 3:31amKen drew on Tricia's Graffiti wall. 3:27amDraw on Tricia's wall or on Ken's wallKen is the mangina from China. 3:17amKen and Calumn Shearer are now friends. 2:43am
August 19
Ken and Madeleine McNeil are now friends. 10:02pmKen and Niclas Holme are now friends. 3:46amKen and Julian Churchill are now friends. 12:58amKen and Sonja Vujovic are now friends. 12:54am

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

12:30 Justine in on Ken's Mangina
12:31 Stevie Nixed threw a condom at Ken

ROWR!

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:02 (twelve years ago) link

stevie nixed removed "pron" from her interests
stevie nixed added "philosophy" to her interests

i saw this the other day and it gave me a chuckle ;)

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:05 (twelve years ago) link

stevie nixed, i want a song dedication from you!

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

Ah did I delete that from my interests? Shit, have to add it again. Probably hormonal imbalance caused that unnecessary deletion. :-)

Song dedication coming up!

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:11 (twelve years ago) link

Er, do you think those people on Ken's page really want their full names on a googleable site?

ailsa, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

just think, their perspective employers could find out that they're all friends of KEN!

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:18 (twelve years ago) link

perspective prospective employers

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:19 (twelve years ago) link

S'pose. I just don't like people using my full name anywhere on teh internets as I am paranoid about everything.

ailsa, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

Their perspective employers?

http://www.supercentral.org/lk/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/hall-perspective-1.jpg

xposts

emil.y, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

would that hinder or help their chances of future employment?

xxpost

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

I should think help, cos it's never about what you know, but WHO you know. and knowing a mangina has to my knowledge never hindered the career of anybody, no matter from what angle you look at it (see what i did there! perspective, see??)

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

If you're blocked from using Facebook at work but can see your iGoogle homepage, there's a gadget you can add that'll let you know of any friend requests, messages, that type of thing.

nate woolls, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

but no Graffiti or Scrabulous!! :(

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

i have sent you a very special song dedication, ken ;) ;)

nathalie, the song you sent me isn't playing :(

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

oh man! Now I have something to look forward to when I get home :)

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

no graffiti so mspaint will have to curb my drawing needs for now.

this is our wedding, look. i don't know why you had a quizzical pose there.
http://lolrider.com/images/wedding.jpg

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:36 (twelve years ago) link

did we have 'masquerade' as our theme??

i always stroll round with a quizzical look on my face.

Rubyredd, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

i think it may have been a nuclear fallout theme.. illustrated by multicoloured dots, as nuclear fallouts are usually represented.

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

my particular favourite is
looking for: whatever i can get

-- Rubyredd, Monday, August 20, 2007 1:17 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

^^ whats wrong with that?

-- Filey Camp, Monday, August 20, 2007 1:23 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

nothing! that's why i said it's my *favourite*

-- Rubyredd, Monday, August 20, 2007 1:26 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

oh! yes, i see, its a pretty good way to approach anything

-- Filey Camp, Monday, August 20, 2007 1:32 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

could sound a bit, i dunno, desperate?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

looking for: whuddya got

blueski, Monday, 20 August 2007 13:51 (twelve years ago) link

looking for: You. Yes I mean YOU!

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:04 (twelve years ago) link

xxpost Oh NOES! People wanting a bit of action!

Justine. :-( I'll try again. Or can I send you an MP3 file? It's a cover of Joni M by dEUS' Tom Barman. He's ROWR. :-)

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

I interpret "whatever I can get" as "you know, beer, sweets, drinking cider in fields, good times with cool people, that sort of thing" rather than "I will fuck anything with a pulse".

Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

that would all come under 'Friendship' surely. 'Random play' sounds so vague and poorly phrased also.

blueski, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

whatever i can get: as mdc says, undefined could be anything good times
friendship: uhh, sounds a bit twee
random play: casual sex

Filey Camp, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

i read 'WICG' as 'casual sex' and 'random play' as 'dicking around on facebook'. i *guess* friendship *could* sound twee.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

I always assumed Random Play meant casual sex and WICG meant 'if you don't want to go out with me, at least shag me'.

emil.y, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

if everyone on FB is interpreting 'random play' to mean that they might as well just have it say 'casual sex'.

blueski, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

I interpret "whatever I can get" as "you know, beer, sweets, drinking cider in fields, good times with cool people, that sort of thing" rather than "I will fuck anything with a pulse".

Yeah, I also love a bit of the humping a dead body. Srsly "whatever I can get" could be interpreted as "serious relationship, one night stand, orgies,... I AM OPEN FOR ANYTHING!"

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

LOL being friended by someone I haven't seen since primary school who appears to now be (literally) an aspiring FHM High Street Honey. Classy!

Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

FHM?

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:31 (twelve years ago) link

"for him magazine", i think it originally stood for.

"fucking hell; men" might be better.

kinda like nuts or zoo but with aspirations towards GQ. which makes it about vile as vile can be.

grimly fiendish, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

link please matt, can i add her and say i know her through you?

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:35 (twelve years ago) link

(there's probably some small newsagent behind the station in amsterdam that orders a few copies in and sells them in brown paper bags, hidden inside hardcore dutch porn, nath.)

xpost

grimly fiendish, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

Another girl from my (strict, Catholic) secondary school ended up doing pr0n as I remember. Mercifully not on Facebook.

Matt DC, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

have you tried searching her name?

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

ken. take a cold shower, dude.

grimly fiendish, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

or buy a copy of FHM.

grimly fiendish, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

he found out when he was renting a stack of Pr0n at the local videoshop.

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

i deleted all my 'what are you looking for' stuff when i realised i was entering a period of my relationship with a facebooking friend that i couldn't (and wouldn't want to) define within even their vague parameters. some things should be private (i know thats a very 20th century sentiment, but...)

stevie, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

I deleted my 'what are you looking for' stuff when I realised I didn't actually have to put anything in there. I mean, I'm married and putting "friendship" as above seems a bit twee.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

I always find the sex thing strange. Why not put "gender" in there.

nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:25 (twelve years ago) link

argh just found a load of my old workmates from 6-7 years ago. this is good but one of them set up a group for ex-employees which inevitably includes our ex boss who was a massive tosspot much of the time.

blueski, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

now you can tell him!

Dr.C, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:33 (twelve years ago) link

I always find the sex thing strange. Why not put "gender" in there.

-- nathalie, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:25 (11 minutes ago) Link

Prolly 'cause sex and gender aren't always the same thing, and we need to make sure the more predatory members of our nation's frats know exactly what they're getting into.

jessie monster, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i got confused when there was no "yes please" option like innit.

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

and also, i discovered near the start of my facebook career, that changing your gender is not considered by facebook as an important enough event for the newsfeed!!!

ken c, Monday, 20 August 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

A couple days ago one of my friends told me, "I wanted to tell you, since a couple other people know already, that if I were to post my relationship status on facebook, it wouldn't say single anymore." She could've said "I wanted to tell you that I'm dating someone," but didn't. What does that SAY about our TIMES?

Maria, Monday, 20 August 2007 18:24 (twelve years ago) link

haha that's the kind of thing i say when i am embarrassed abt some similar declaration -- i go SO round the house w/it that everyone is left less the wiser than when i started ("wtf, either mark is dating or he is redecorating the bathroom or... something is difft, unless it isn't?")

= it sez nothing abt our times except some ppl (ie me) are circumlocutory ninnies sometimes

mark s, Monday, 20 August 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

tell me what's going on on facebook today please!

ken c, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 11:59 (twelve years ago) link

nothing new in your news feed, ken. did you like my song?

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 12:05 (twelve years ago) link

nothing new? so it's old hat that he's gangbanged by a bunch of pink rabbits?

nathalie, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 12:06 (twelve years ago) link

oh shit, i forgot to mention that. thanks nath :)

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 12:10 (twelve years ago) link

The song was smashing justine! And I'm glad there was some pink rabbit gangbang action on my newsfeed!

What's happening with your feeds?

ken c, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 12:35 (twelve years ago) link

"justine and w4lter are now friends"

i think i have more ilxors as friends on facebook, than any IRL friends. but i love you all!

i'm waiting for my song dedication, ken.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 13:11 (twelve years ago) link

Haha, I have just found a gap in the facebook block - i can't access the main bits, but i can use the applications!

ken c, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 13:18 (twelve years ago) link

i love my song, ken :)

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

:))

oh man, scrabulous works too! just as i thought i was starting to become more productive at work again..

ken c, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 13:47 (twelve years ago) link

Good, play yr shot then.

(anyone else want to challenge me, feel free, I need distractions from packing away all my clothes)

ailsa, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

the shot has been played!

ken c, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 14:03 (twelve years ago) link

facebook groups really are just a way for you to collect a bunch of opinions you agree with to present in a column on your profile know where you stand on things i guess. not including the "jokey" ones.

blueski, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

that's bollocks, the holloway road/cally road appreciation society is a really close-knit, informative community!

ken c, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

didnt know about that one, i'm in the 'hooray for holloway' group though!

Filey Camp, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

hey, i live on holloway road in WELLINGTON - can i still join one of those groups??

Rubyredd, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

you should join the one i'm in - there are loads of great photos, including the FACEBOOK BINGO.

ken c, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

my street sign was featured in peter jackson's "the frighteners". it's my sole claim to (lame) fame.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 23 August 2007 14:33 (twelve years ago) link

anything good on my facebook today?

ken c, Friday, 24 August 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

i'll check

Rubyredd, Friday, 24 August 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

Just1ne P4ul wrote
at 2:41am
so are we eloping to vegas or what? i've always wanted to be married by an elvis impersonator.
Wall-to-Wall - Write on My Wall - Delete

Sh4r0n L3ach (London) wrote
at 12:21am
GUSTATION????
Message

S0nja Vuj0vic (UCL) wrote
at 7:46pm on August 23rd, 2007
HI Ken!

I'm really good - Edinburgh is great, especially now with the festival on. Actually, I only just moved up in July so still settling in. How are you? Still working a UCLH?

Message

Em1ly R0bins0n (Knoxville, TN) wrote
at 2:13pm on August 23rd, 2007
aw, you are listening to blur

those times will be in the fucked cuz NZ is like a week ahead of britain or something.

Rubyredd, Friday, 24 August 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

Bizarro.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 August 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

facebook groups really are just a way for you to collect a bunch of opinions you agree with to present in a column on your profile know where you stand on things i guess. not including the "jokey" ones.

They'd probably make for pretty good epitaphs

"humoured friends, liked electronic music, hated Boris Johnson"

That mong guy that's shit, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

"liked Clement Atlee, hated the hoff and Boris Johnson, posted to ILX"

acrobat, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

ooh is it really that late in NZ?

ken c, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

also: i'm creating an event for a marriage on facebook when i get home and you're invited

ken c, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:21 (twelve years ago) link

it's september 1st, 3:23am in NZ.

i like the sound of this event.

Rubyredd, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

people who joined this
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4649994421
should really join this
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2219762655

ledge, Friday, 24 August 2007 15:53 (twelve years ago) link

OTM

Colonel Poo, Friday, 24 August 2007 16:10 (twelve years ago) link

why are there SO many copies of the same SO-SO group SO much? SO retarded

blueski, Friday, 24 August 2007 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

What the fukk is the go with "Jedi vs Sith" and zombies and pirates and all that horseshit??
Are they actually "fun"? Is there a point to these things? Is there any skill involved?

I don't understand :/

W4LTER, Monday, 27 August 2007 06:58 (twelve years ago) link

The pirate-ninjas thing sounds like a pyramid scheme to me, except nobody gets paid. Saw a guy shilling for an America vs Canada one earlier... "First to a million members wins!" No, you don't. The Internet: Making the Internet sadder, one day at a time.

And what is with the gifts?

I'm never an early adopter, though. So if any of those applications and customizations are worth anything, I won't know 'til 7 months later.

Kerm, Monday, 27 August 2007 08:50 (twelve years ago) link

What the fukk is the go with "Jedi vs Sith" and zombies and pirates and all that horseshit??
Are they actually "fun"? Is there a point to these things? Is there any skill involved?

I don't understand :/

WHO WUD WIN CHUCK NORRIS OR A ROBOT

The whole student pirate thing is utterly, utterly pointless, and fucking irritating. And so many people do it!

Just got offed, Monday, 27 August 2007 08:56 (twelve years ago) link

ezzactly.

W4LTER, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

ex-arrrr-ctly

Dom Passantino, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

none of this changes my opinion of ninjas

latebloomer, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

xpost - It's just such a fucking hackneyed, lame, unimaginative means of adopting a frivolous alternative character. If you're not going to be yourself, at least be something original.

If you could genuinely pull off being a ninja, however, you have my maddest props.

Just got offed, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:51 (twelve years ago) link

Maddest props?

nathalie, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:52 (twelve years ago) link

I keep imaging you saying this while gyrating.

nathalie, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:58 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mad+props

Just got offed, Monday, 27 August 2007 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Oh I know what it means, but as English is still my second language, some things just sound really... weird/funny.

nathalie, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 12:00 (twelve years ago) link

tell me facebook news please xx first to do it will get mad props from me.

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 12:49 (twelve years ago) link

no news for you

except that nathalie is going to be my bridesmaid

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 12:53 (twelve years ago) link

oh wow, has she been invited to our event yet?

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

(mad props, btw!)

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

(does props stand for proposals?)

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:10 (twelve years ago) link

no it is just prop as in propping something up

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

well, nathalie saw the message i left on your wall - which was
damnit, i haven't
maybe i should ask stevie nixed. you should buy my wedding ring from her jewelry store :)

and she agreed to be bridesmaid. so i'm guessing she's coming.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

Hurrah!

I still need to get my blue tux.

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:40 (twelve years ago) link

and my plane ticket.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

I'm seeing Ken tonight, Rubes, want me to lean on him about anything on your behalf? I can resurrect my internet hardman guise for one night only if he's messing you about...

Mark C, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

Mark C is going to contribute some funds towards our wedding tonight.

ken c, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

actually, i've just had another marriage proposal... and this one is willing to fly to NZ to follow through on it...

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:31 (twelve years ago) link

btw, how was your holiday, mr mark?

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:33 (twelve years ago) link

Nath, does you store have a website where we may shop from afar?

Ms Misery, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

ken, nath is so eager to see us married she offered us FREE rings ;)

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

no it is just prop as in propping something up

-- Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:22 (1 hour ago) Link


nah I'm pretty sure it's just a contraction of "propers"

bernard snowy, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

more ILXers should add the Political Compass app

i wish i could block all the 'fun 'n games' app invites from friends tho

blueski, Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:01 (twelve years ago) link

You could join the "Stop asking me to use wanky new applications" group. Not that that'll achieve anything.

ledge, Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:03 (twelve years ago) link

yes yes, FREE RINGS. I wanna see you guys married! :-)

nathalie, Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:41 (twelve years ago) link

yeah it is annoying how many of my friends facebook asserts want me to add wanky new applications. i thought i picked smarter friends.

Maria, Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:53 (twelve years ago) link

How do I turn off being updated of what my friends did with their wanky applications? I don't care who J**** T****** is nominating as mostly likely to end up in prison or whatever.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

you can change your settings for your newsfeed preferences, just turn the applications update right down?

i can't believe in just over 2 weeks' time i'll be married!

ken c, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

I would do that, but there's isn't an applications update on the newsfeed preferences.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

soz :(

ken c, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

i've just checked - what about those tick boxes on the side?

ken c, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

Which tick boxes?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

tick boxes, mite fights

Just got offed, Thursday, 30 August 2007 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

how do you feel about reading your friends wall-to-wall's with each other?

blueski, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

I feel like a crotchety old man who wants to shout "keep your private conversations in your inboxes! Use the in-game messaging for scrabble talk! Stop using facebook where email will do!"

ledge, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

facebook is full of jizz-gargling arsefaces.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

the other day i found out a guy from my year at school died last year via 2 other friends wall-to-wall.

blueski, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

sorry ken, you've been relegated to plan B - i've just gotten hitched to someone else.

Rubyredd, Friday, 31 August 2007 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

damn! i thought it was forever ;)

who is the lucky fella?

ken c, Friday, 31 August 2007 10:12 (twelve years ago) link

can someone explain to me the point of 'poking'? It doesn't seem to have any function?

gem, Friday, 31 August 2007 11:37 (twelve years ago) link

i only poke when poked; rather than being a means to acknowledge another's presence, it seems to be more a means to remind another of one's own presence. i.e. ppl be attention-seekin'/horny

Just got offed, Friday, 31 August 2007 11:40 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really get the point of the aquariums and gifts an superpokes and whatnot either. actually I'm struggling a bit with the point of facebook itself. perhaps all of my confusion can be explained by me joining the 'unlike 99.99% of users I was born in the 70s' group.

gem, Friday, 31 August 2007 11:42 (twelve years ago) link

also no one has suggested horniness to me! The only people who poke me are female friends who I've known for years at a stretch. Don't tell me I'm being rejected on yet another interface...

gem, Friday, 31 August 2007 11:44 (twelve years ago) link

my friend's 30 next week and there's gonna be a lot more people from school there thanks to facebook.

won't know if this is good or bad til after the party but will be nice to see some if not all of them i think.

blueski, Friday, 31 August 2007 11:59 (twelve years ago) link

i think the point of poking is it allows whoever you poked to see your profile page for a week; i guess it's kinda giving people who you want to friend a chance to friend you first - and save you the humiliation of rejection if you friend them and they deny you (well, that's what i've used it for)

Rubyredd, Friday, 31 August 2007 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.base58.com/ilx/londonflyer.jpg

she reminds me of someone - but who?

blueski, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:34 (twelve years ago) link

misha barton

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:38 (twelve years ago) link

i never have poked, but got offered 'superpoke' application. fuck poking.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:38 (twelve years ago) link

Girl looks like Ally with ginger hair.

Matt DC, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

""keep your private conversations in your inboxes! Use the in-game messaging for scrabble talk! Stop using facebook where email will do!""

i say this all the time.

titchyschneiderMk2, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

I'll be really curious to see if ILx lasts until we're all in our sixties. I can't even imagine the level of moaning over trivial annoyances by that point.

Ms Misery, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_2174104,00.html

Mark C, Monday, 3 September 2007 11:25 (twelve years ago) link

i think the point of poking is it allows whoever you poked to see your profile page for a week

rilly? i didn't know that.

CharlieNo4, Monday, 3 September 2007 12:09 (twelve years ago) link

so it turns out they didn't want to have sex with you after all :(

blueski, Monday, 3 September 2007 12:20 (twelve years ago) link

the only offers of sex i get from facebook are from people who haven't seen my profile. make of that what you will!

CharlieNo4, Monday, 3 September 2007 12:22 (twelve years ago) link

I'll be really curious to see if ILx lasts until we're all in our sixties. I can't even imagine the level of moaning over trivial annoyances by that point.

hahaha We'll be slapping eachother with cyber incontince pads by then.

nathalie, Monday, 3 September 2007 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

Oookay, that was something I didn't want in my head. Please delete previous post.

nathalie, Monday, 3 September 2007 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

I'm afraid of what the movie compatibility results will be with my wife. Our tastes seem to be diverging these days.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 3 September 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

'young professionals'

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 12:16 (twelve years ago) link

i can see cameron pursuing facebook as an outlet, and it working for him, in a way that myspace just wouldn't have worked, whereas for certain elements of the right in the us, myspace would work a lot better (though prob by proxy),..i dunno if theres something still prim/proper/stuffy about the right here in a way that is less so about the us?

Filey Camp, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

I think it's because doing anything on MySpace looks like bandwagon jumping regardless of the party doing it, whereas Facebook is beginning to be taken seriously as a medium for communication like, say text messaging.

Alternatively TS: "A place for friends" vs "a social utility".

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

hmm fc. is anyone angling for the working class vote? wasn't thatcher's truimph fueled by wooing traditional labour voters over?

acrobat, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

you can't win without working-class votes.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

i suppose facebook young professionals are tomorrow's middle england-y mondeo men though.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

but no one seems to be courting them in any overt way.

xp

acrobat, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno if theres something still prim/proper/stuffy about the right here in a way that is less so about the us?

bigger culture in the States - more permutations?

blueski, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

i am planning a trip with a not close friend over facebook, and i thought it was kind of silly that we were not just using e-mail until i realized that our school e-mails were closed after graduation and we actually don't know how to get in touch outside facebook anymore! and suddenly it makes sense.

Maria, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

suddenly it makes sense.

To ask eachother's new email address? ;-)

nathalie, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

we could do that, but why bother at this point? facebook's working!

Maria, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

any updates for me today?

ken c, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

Search is currently unavailable.
Please try again at a later time or right now.

I don't like how funny these dudes try to be.

W4LTER, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

This makes me very depressed. A lot of old friends are on Facebook and it hurts to see them all still friends, while I have been forgotten

Carlos, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

maybe now they'll remember you?

blueski, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:16 (twelve years ago) link

I am too scared to show my face, maybe they think I am a loser

Carlos, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

better to know than to forever wonder

blueski, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) link

I just discovered my cousin's on FB. It was really... strange. Like two worlds colliding, really. I added her and we've been messaging back and forth.

nathalie, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:20 (twelve years ago) link

my cousins are all over the bloody thing. it's quite good fun.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:22 (twelve years ago) link

ken's application is amazing

ken c, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:22 (twelve years ago) link

Same here grimly. Shocked at their spelling though!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:23 (twelve years ago) link

i blocked my cousins.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:28 (twelve years ago) link

Par for the course with you, I'm sure.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:28 (twelve years ago) link

xpost me too. :-( I mean, she only spelled one word wrong, but I also noticed how "internetty" she wrote. VEry strange. But then I realize it's my fault, I'm a bit oldfashioned when it comes to spelling and text messaging, I PH34R.

Ken, what's the app DO?

nathalie, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:29 (twelve years ago) link

My mother joined Facebook, friended me, and now writes stuff on my wall constantly. Surely this is the kind of awkward social situation one is supposed to transcend post high school.

Tim F, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

that is just wrong. facebook should be logan's runned.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

and then you have to move on...to 'facelift'

Just got offed, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

your host on 'just a minute' this week was louis jagger

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

REPETITION!

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

my sister just joined. i feel a bit guilty about only letting her see my limited profile but...will she know that's all she's seeing? i think not. so fuck it. she doesn't know a single one of my friends so it really doesn't matter...

CharlieNo4, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

Ha my little sister refuses to friend any family members or mutual friends so we can't spy on her!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

i knew it was weak from the moment i pressed 'submit', enrique, but that's LOW

Just got offed, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

My mother joined Facebook, friended me, and now writes stuff on my wall constantly. Surely this is the kind of awkward social situation one is supposed to transcend post high school.

My mom labeled knowing about myspace a waste of time. So I doubt she'll be getting on FB.
Thank GOD.

nathalie, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

my sister is 40 with three kids (two teens). i'm more worried about the teens finding me tbh...

CharlieNo4, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:41 (twelve years ago) link

Is that on the wrong thread, L?

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

hmmmm.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200710/facebook

kenan, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:23 (eleven years ago) link

"I like it because it's something for everyone (until everyone is on it)." Lather, rinse, repeat.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

CIO: english newspaper columnists in their late 20's or older being all "i just joined facebook, here are some of the things i can do, the old social order is dead, lol poking"

Just got offed, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:30 (eleven years ago) link

The experience is initially unnerving, but once you get the hang of it, you start feeling like you’re part of some great undulating, pulsing virtual experiment—like that scene in Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire when Cassiel and Damiel wander Berlin hearing the innermost thoughts of everyone around them, except funnier and less pretentious.

I wish that sentence was funnier ans less pretentious.

kenan, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

Meanwhile Apparently last month Bebo overtook Google as the most-viewed website in the UK

Matt DC, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

There was an amusing Talk of the Town piece in the New Yorker last week about a freshman-orientation workshop at NYU that teaches students who conduct most of their social interactions on Facebook how to interact with people IRL.

jaymc, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

kenan otm

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:54 (eleven years ago) link

That article in The Atlantic is pretty good, but contrary to the author, I think all the new gadgets that have started cluttering up people’s pages are a harbinger of impending doom. I bet it’s only a matter of time before people start adding music and irritating GIFs to their pages, to say nothing of auto-playing video clips and epilepsy-inducing colour-schemes.

Jeb, Thursday, 20 September 2007 00:50 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/friends.php?id=653621937

negotiable, Thursday, 27 September 2007 06:50 (eleven years ago) link

Ruh roh scrappy

kv_nol, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

"swatted away collywobbles "
what the?

sunny successor, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:41 (eleven years ago) link

I went away for five days and got about twenty app requests argh. When will people learn not to press "select all"?

Roz, Thursday, 27 September 2007 17:23 (eleven years ago) link

My mother is now aware of Facebook as I had forwarded pics my cousin posted on her profile.

Mom: "Oh, yes, I read a piece aboutr that in the NYT, they said it was a potential threat for pornography and luring teenagers into it." (Sth like that.)

Me: "?"

stevienixed, Thursday, 27 September 2007 17:44 (eleven years ago) link

Roz very much OTM!

kv_nol, Friday, 28 September 2007 08:22 (eleven years ago) link

that is just wrong. facebook should be logan's runned.

-- That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:57 (2 weeks ago) Link

I thought that too but then my neices and cousins were saying to me "Why aren't you on facebook so we can laugh at you being so old" (actually they only said the first bit to my face).
So now I am.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581671453
And my only friends are my nieces. And two other people.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 28 September 2007 08:42 (eleven years ago) link

stevenixed's mum OTM.

ken c, Friday, 28 September 2007 12:39 (eleven years ago) link

Fuck an X Me application. "Someone decided to hug you" "you decided to hug someone". No, I didn't, stop spamming me.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 1 October 2007 13:21 (eleven years ago) link

so they're getting sued now?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 1 October 2007 13:44 (eleven years ago) link

updates for me today, guys?

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 14:14 (eleven years ago) link

my fucken phd supervisor is on facebook. really want to quit it.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:12 (eleven years ago) link

you should hit it first.

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

p.s. i didn't you know are on facebook

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

Oh noes it is broken :( Who is this mysterious individual who has poked me? Sigh.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 07:59 (eleven years ago) link

I'm thinking of getting off Facebook, already. Too many people I don't really like but have to pretend to care about! Cousins! Exes! Friends of friends!

Too much like real life. Do not want.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:37 (eleven years ago) link

Is anyone else's login saying its down for maintenance "for a few hours" wtf?

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:04 (eleven years ago) link

noo..oh

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah it just happened then. And then if you retry it says yr password is wrong. But it isnt.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:09 (eleven years ago) link

is your caps lock on?

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:12 (eleven years ago) link

I just get thrown back to the login page time after time. :(

Raw Patrick, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:12 (eleven years ago) link

No I really was doing it right... its working now. Weird.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:30 (eleven years ago) link

Oh noes it is broken :( Who is this mysterious individual who has poked me? Sigh.

-- kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:59 (Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:59)

Accentmonkey, was there one person you added and all this stuff followed on? I had that and am thinking of quietly telling them irl that I think they're great but I'm letting them go because I'm sick of people going: "Oh here's x, oh and there's y. Let's add them both."

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:35 (eleven years ago) link

I added my first bf who i havent seenin 15 years and now I kind of regret it... he's just so different to me now it is weirding me the fuck out.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:45 (eleven years ago) link

Then un-add him. No need for drama, he won't be hurt. You can also put him on limited profile and reduce the amount of news you get from him.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:50 (eleven years ago) link

Eh, its no big deal. Ive added a heap of ppl I never engage with. Its not like I do anything deadly important on FB :)

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:07 (eleven years ago) link

Wait, how do I limit the news I get from people? Cos I'm really fuckin sick of getting status updates from school menks every ten seconds going "IS WISHING THAT CERTAIN PPL WOULD JUST BE HONEST GOD MEN ARE SO STUPID"

That mong guy that's shit, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:10 (eleven years ago) link

the top right of your news feed there is 'preferences' - click on that and there are a bunch of dials you can adjust. just turn them all down and you'll get no news at all.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

Chrz!

That mong guy that's shit, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

if only there was a dial you could turn down on all the stupid apps. wtf is the point of being a ninja, werewolf or vampire? why would i want to come to an imaginary happy hour?

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

I just ignore most of em.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:54 (eleven years ago) link

Tho I have scrab, sudoku and astrolgy/tarot apps... and i like the ask a question thing, thats created some amusing creativity from friends. My latest question is "lads: are you impressed by a girl who can out-belch you?"

Only my ex has answered it so far though :(

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:54 (eleven years ago) link

I would be, Trayce!

I removed the Ask A Question app because it seemed to have asked questions automatically for me, which was annoying.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:00 (eleven years ago) link

I removed it because I couldn't find a way to get it to stop emailing me every time one of my FB friends asked a question, and even now I keep getting noitifications in FB to tell me that so-and-so has asked a question. I'm sick of it.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:04 (eleven years ago) link

I think you can turn some of that off... people are nongs and leave everyone ticked when they ask a q'n.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:09 (eleven years ago) link

ken c has asked a question "shall i turn the notifications for ask a question off"

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:16 (eleven years ago) link

I have been avoiding Facebook because a) it annoyed me by being students-only when I wasn't a student, b) assumed myspacesque "who can win most friends by how hot their pouting emo teenage bathroom mirror photo is" competition reasons, and c) it seems kind of OLD now and if I can't be an early adopter then I don't want to know etc, but last weekend I met some people I hadn't seen in ages and would kind of like to see again, and they asked if I was on it, and joining up now to say hi seems marginally less creepy than trying to google up an email address, maybe.

This makes me very depressed. A lot of old friends are on Facebook and it hurts to see them all still friends, while I have been forgotten

Oh God, I find livejournal super-depressing for this reason so maybe I should be happy with not getting to spy on their Facebooks. Everyone I ever knew or thought seemed interesting even though they were too cool to talk to me from like 4 or 5 separate groups of long-lost friends is now in the same LJ friend circle (and there was me trying not to mix a couple of the groups when I knew them under the assumption that they wouldn't get on).

Meanwhile I don't see any of them except some of the too-cool types from a distance and one once-friend I bump into maybe twice a year who gives me that busy "oh yeah, I used to know you, but I have much better stuff happening in my life now" vibe each time. Then again maybe she would be nice and chatty except she thinks I'm giving off that vibe too? Arghs etc.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:36 (eleven years ago) link

dude pouting bathroom mirror photos are GRATE!

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:59 (eleven years ago) link

ken who are these two american girls you are in the shower with? did you pick them up in vegas?

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:04 (eleven years ago) link

i can't log in either. and i have a MESSAGE from a crush awaiting me inside. facebook, y u torture me like dis?

stevie, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:06 (eleven years ago) link

OH WOW poor you!! i'm not having any trouble logging in over here.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:08 (eleven years ago) link

i picked up those two american girls when i was in a mars bar eating competition (i ate 6 in half an hour!), this was the day after i unearthed a bomb while working on a site

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:31 (eleven years ago) link

i hope a crush will have messaged me next time i log in :\

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

* After the maintenance is over, you will still be able to login with the same password
* Your profile and account will not be affected by the maintenance
* There is no need to notify Facebook of the site maintenance. We're the ones doing the work, so if you see this notice, it means that we're already aware of the issue.
* We don't do site maintenance on all accounts at the same time, so it is possible that some of your friends will be able to access the site while your account is unavailable.

stevie, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:35 (eleven years ago) link

fucking hell, phd supervisor has friended a mutual friend.

this shit is wrong.

but it's too late to block him now. i just hope he has the good sense and tact not to friend me.

there is a time for earnest academic discussion of bullshit old movies no-one cares about, and there is a place for mondeo pop and... they're not in the same place.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 09:59 (eleven years ago) link

Dude I've seen I Love Film, I'm calling bullshit.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:09 (eleven years ago) link

no crush has messaged me yet :\

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

I'm too shy and scared of rejection for facebook.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

I'm too easily swayed by peer pressure *not* to be on Facebook

Forest Pines Mk2, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:24 (eleven years ago) link

i'd totally reject you ned trifle ii as we had never met

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

although sometimes i make exceptions so you may get lucky

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:27 (eleven years ago) link

i think this glimmer of hope of becoming my facebook friend should be enough for you to join.

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:28 (eleven years ago) link

but it's too late to block him now. i just hope he has the good sense and tact not to friend me.

You can let him see just a limited profile. Check your privacy settings...

kv_nol, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

or just not accept his friending

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

Stone cold rejection is an option, yes. Perhaps not the politest mind!

kv_nol, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 11:01 (eleven years ago) link

I'm figuring out what to do in this situation. The person tries to get you to befriend them, and you choose ignore. Then you see them in real life and they go 'hey! You didn't befriend me!' and you act all confused and say 'oh, sorry, some spammer was trying to befriend me last week, I must have hit the wrong button. Send the request again.'

If they never say anything, you never have to worry.

accentmonkey, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

I'm already in it ken and, of course, it is your rejection I fear the most.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:16 (eleven years ago) link

xpost instead of rejecting per se i've currently left about 10 requests in limbo.

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:21 (eleven years ago) link

it was just that the last time i rejected somebody, they came back with a request again - so if i leave everything in limbo at least i won't get another notification that i don't need if they do.

it's getting increasingly annoying having 10 friend requests pending though so maybe i should actually just reject it all.

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:23 (eleven years ago) link

I wish there was an "abjure" option. I just really like that word.

accentmonkey, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:27 (eleven years ago) link

this has just appeared:

"My Band

Are YOU in a band? Promote it on your Facebook Page w/ MyBand!"

...is this the killer blow to myspace???

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:41 (eleven years ago) link

i thought my band has been there for ages! i looked it up because i wanted to make a similar application myself. but it seems to have like 10 people using it to last time i looked.

ken c, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:47 (eleven years ago) link

The 'Friend Groups' thing that Facebook are supposed to be launching rsn could solve some of your problems, accentmonkey. You can friend someone, and then add them to the group "wish I hadn't friended this person", where they never see your updates and you don't see theirs.

Ray, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 13:39 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, that sounds like exactly what I want.

accentmonkey, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 14:04 (eleven years ago) link

this has just appeared:

"My Band

Are YOU in a band? Promote it on your Facebook Page w/ MyBand!"

...is this the killer blow to myspace facebook ???

-- Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:41

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 15:36 (eleven years ago) link

Top Movies in the London network.
1
Pulp Fiction
2
Shawshank Redemption
3
Dirty Dancing
4
Anchorman
5
Fight Club

which says to me people aged 25-35.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 14 October 2007 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

I heard an awful tale at lunch today. One of my colleagues missed someone's wedding coz they had sent out the invitations via facebook rather than in the traditional way.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 18 October 2007 15:18 (eleven years ago) link

wtf i've just been added by an extremely hot girl, i check her profile and a) there is no information except the basic 'interested in, relationship status, DOB, hometown' shizzle at the top, and b) i am, at time of writing, her only friend.

is this some sort of joke? does dom really have that much spare time?

Just got offed, Saturday, 20 October 2007 20:59 (eleven years ago) link

You're in there.

Ned Trifle II, Saturday, 20 October 2007 22:48 (eleven years ago) link

OK, I'm still her only friend. OWN UP, SOMEONE.

Just got offed, Sunday, 21 October 2007 08:50 (eleven years ago) link

it's yr mom dude

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 21 October 2007 09:06 (eleven years ago) link

I was going to have a look but you've got 544 friends! That's more friends than I've had in my entire life. In fact that's more people than I've known in my entire life. I am depressed.

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 21 October 2007 09:06 (eleven years ago) link

xpost

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 21 October 2007 09:06 (eleven years ago) link

There's a chance it might be my 16 year-old brother playing an elaborate stunt, but it doesn't really strike me as his style.

Just got offed, Sunday, 21 October 2007 09:14 (eleven years ago) link

And old, faint high school acquaintance found me on facebook, and tonight I was forced to personally message her. It was the last straw.

I 'member you! :)

But plz, no more werewolves, vampires, pirates, zombies, mummies, dragons, unicorns, satyrs, bigfoots, chupacabras, loch ness monsters, centaurs, sphinxes, angels, krakens, or hippogriffs.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:22 (eleven years ago) link

Most depressing message I have received so far from an old school person:

"Hi Matt, not much has happened in the last 12 years, apart from me getting older. How are you?"

I didn't really know how to respond.

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:40 (eleven years ago) link

wtf i've just been added by an extremely hot girl, i check her profile and a) there is no information except the basic 'interested in, relationship status, DOB, hometown' shizzle at the top, and b) i am, at time of writing, her only friend.

First fake Luna - took a little while...

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:41 (eleven years ago) link

I had a friend request from someone with the same name as me, so I added him. The next day I removed him, it was way too confusing.

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:46 (eleven years ago) link

ok i don't want to get too jon williams on this girl, except that I do. I was just chatting with someone else who went to school with us -- her facebook profile photo is of her in a wedding dress, and she's been married for THREE YEARS. And her list of "want to read books" looks like this:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i191/fluxion23/want_to_read.png

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:02 (eleven years ago) link

i mean, holy crap on a cracker.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:02 (eleven years ago) link

Well, you can't say she aesthetically inconsistent, at least.

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

true, true

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:10 (eleven years ago) link

Also no comment yet on the news that Microsoft has spent $240m on a 1.6% stake in Facebook? That values it at $15bn, for a site that's expected to make maybe $150m of revenue this year.

If I were Mark Zuckerberg I would sell the whole thing now and laugh all the way to the bank when the thing fails to make anywhere near as much money as people are hoping.

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:31 (eleven years ago) link

or sit on it until it becomes useful

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:44 (eleven years ago) link

but maybe you're right, maybe open-sourcing a social network will only make more zombies, so to speak. How's th IM app working? Anybody using it? Any word on email integration?

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:49 (eleven years ago) link

Kenan, so she likes Stephen King huh? (I'm not one to speak tho as my book collection is very inconsistent.)

nathalie, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:56 (eleven years ago) link

Well yeah, email integraton and so forth is the next logical step. I presume what Microsoft is trying to do is find a way to take on Google as the portal through which people access the web and organise their online lives, without trying to beat Google at its own game.

I'm pretty sure that within a year, all Microsoft applications will be fully operable through Facebook in some form or another, maybe Google Docs style. That could lead to a lot of people spending a lot of time on the site.

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:02 (eleven years ago) link

do people actually use google docs a lot? (this is a genuine question)

if anyone wants to make money they should buy scrabulous cos that's what people do solely on facebook these days!

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:09 (eleven years ago) link

I use Google Docs but very VERY rarely.

nathalie, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:15 (eleven years ago) link

so she likes Stephen King huh?

christ almighty, apparently.

my point, nath, is that someone who never reads anything OR EVEN ASPIRES TO READ anything outside of three authors is intellectually stunted. Obviously!(?) I mean, maybe if the three authors were not King, Nora Roberts and Anne Rice.

xpost.

all Microsoft applications will be fully operable through Facebook in some form or another, maybe Google Docs style

but MS apps are already operable through the web, it's just nobody uses them like that -- it's frustrating. People in my company bitch about the poor quality of their web-based Outlook access, or how they can open a word doc on one machine but not another (well, there's a very simple explanation for that, they're idiots, but i'll save that rant for later).

The thing is that most businesses use MS Office, and MS office does not work so well on the web (if at all). It just don't, sorry microsoft. Your code is inscrutable, and no one can develop for the web at all with MS products except by using MS products. Which is a clusterfuck that will continue for a while, if my company is any indication, but it's no model for the future.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:16 (eleven years ago) link

Dude, at least she reads.

Mark C, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:19 (eleven years ago) link

reading is overrated

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:22 (eleven years ago) link

reading schlock horror and soft porn is... well... rated exactly right.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:24 (eleven years ago) link

I suppose we could congratulate her on gratuating into adult sublect matter, if not reading level? I dunno. Yeah, at least she can read. I mean, at least she reads.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:25 (eleven years ago) link

but can she spell?

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

spelling is sublective

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:27 (eleven years ago) link

oh fubk both of you

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:27 (eleven years ago) link

maybe you should test her by playing her in scrabulous, kenan!

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:28 (eleven years ago) link

but word of caution: imagine the humiliation of losing to a stephen king reader..

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

hey hey, that's just ugly. Let's not drag something as personal as scrabble into this.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

The worst book I've read in recent times was a Stephen King book (I had to read it for work). It was SO BAD.

Mark C, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:31 (eleven years ago) link

I remember a Steven King interview where he talked about how he doesn't really know how his books are going to end, he justs starts with an IDEA, and then just lets that IDEA take him where it will. I think it was Truman Capote who called that "typing."

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

web-based Outlook is like going back in time 10 years

Alan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:44 (eleven years ago) link

"Yes," your friendly local IT guy will argue, "But it's THE BEST of 10 years ago!"

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:53 (eleven years ago) link

But plz, no more werewolves, vampires, pirates, zombies, mummies, dragons, unicorns, satyrs, bigfoots, chupacabras, loch ness monsters, centaurs, sphinxes, angels, krakens, or hippogriffs.

I'm going to have to start doing this. One of my old co-workers seeme to be adding EVERY APPLICATION UNDER THE SUN and sending me crap. He even sent me some stop smoking message the other day. Grrrrr.

ENBB, Thursday, 25 October 2007 13:43 (eleven years ago) link

It's too easy... every frickin' application gives you this automatic screen to "send to your friends!" with a list of your friends and every one of them checked.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 13:45 (eleven years ago) link

I know but I make the effort to uncheck those things so that I don't piss people off. Why can't he? /vent.

ENBB, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

because it's specifically designed to seem like more of a pain in the ass NOT to send a message to everyone in the world (even if that's not actually true)

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:23 (eleven years ago) link

It's too easy... every frickin' application gives you this automatic screen to "send to your friends!" with a list of your friends and every one of them checked.

And the horrible thing: I CAN NOT UNCHECK ALL most of the time. :-(((((((( I'll have to try Firefox to see if this is due to Safari or something. Sometimes I uncheck them all seperately but most of the time I'm too lazy and send it to you guys. Sorry. Really. :-(

my point, nath, is that someone who never reads anything OR EVEN ASPIRES TO READ anything outside of three authors is intellectually stunted.

I hate to agree, but you're right. :-(

stevienixed, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:32 (eleven years ago) link

just seen this on facebook, or, at least a link to it:

"Are You Sexy ?
Enter your date and time of birth and find out now! "

er, rly?

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

I tend to "unclick everyone" button then reselect.. usually one Stvynx.. (gets too many mesages all the same no doubt)

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

xpost yeah and if it's earlier than the eighties, then it's not got love for you...

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2007 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

My sister asked me if I'm on Facebook, I found her profile and my mum is one of her friends... this means if I add my sister I will be Facebook friends with my mum. There's not really any reason why I wouldn't want my mum to see my profile but it still feels a bit odd! Hmm.

Also xpost to people having trouble with applications wanting to send to all your friends, you know you can skip that step right?

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

no, they don't seem to.

i don't want to be a fucking zombie, werewolf or vampire, or add any other cunting stupid feature. pls to naff off.

Upt0eleven, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:37 (eleven years ago) link

colonel -- i've had that problem. just pre-emptively block your mum.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

mumblocking?

Mark G, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:58 (eleven years ago) link

lol

pre-emptively cock-block your mum

ken c, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:59 (eleven years ago) link

Oh great, now my friend's cousin is posting anti-immigration "funnies" on my "Fun Wall". I think I may have to remove that application, unless I can block certain people from posting on it...

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 12:51 (eleven years ago) link

Friend's cousins on your friends list??

Alba, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 13:22 (eleven years ago) link

I know, I know. His dad friended me as well. I do know them all, have been out drinking with them etc. Seemed rude not to.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

'Ken Livingstone and Chris Kamara are now friends'

Matt DC, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:20 (eleven years ago) link

I wish celebs were on Facebook, putting gossip bloggers out of business...

http://www.pixelbuddy.com/images/broken_heart.gif Jake Gyllenhaal is no longer in a relationship.

Will M., Monday, 12 November 2007 17:25 (eleven years ago) link

aww imagine the broken heart was where it belonged there

Will M., Monday, 12 November 2007 17:25 (eleven years ago) link

I have now rejected one individual's friend request three times. I almost feel bad but there's a reason I haven't spoken to him for 7 years. He was a cockfarmer then and by all accounts, having seen his uber-twattish professionally taken pictures (in many of which he is shirtless) on someone else's account, he is still a cockfarmer now. and he has a terrible terrible tache too.

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 15 November 2007 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

no luv for the selleck

darraghmac, Thursday, 15 November 2007 11:25 (eleven years ago) link

i should have blocked my sister. her social life is not something i want to know about.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 19 November 2007 16:07 (eleven years ago) link

lolololololololol

my brothers aren't interested in f-book thank heavens. although they are not yet 18 so maybe there is time yet.

Just got offed, Monday, 19 November 2007 16:10 (eleven years ago) link

GET THEM ON ILX.

Matt DC, Monday, 19 November 2007 16:11 (eleven years ago) link

one of them is a long-time lurker, but if he joins it will be as an ILM-specific thing. he is a lot more mature and discreet than me in many ways. he is very experienced with internet dialogue and will fit in seamlessly, only posting about things he is an expert on. the other one will not join ilx. i can say that with confidence.

if the first brother joins ilx, i will not draw any attention to him, and you will not be able to tell who he is.

Just got offed, Monday, 19 November 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) link

ok, wtf, my mom is on facebook now. how did i find out? she's friends w my aunt. argh!

stevienixed, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 02:54 (eleven years ago) link

I remember a Steven King interview where he talked about how he doesn't really know how his books are going to end, he justs starts with an IDEA, and then just lets that IDEA take him where it will.

WHOA I tried that and it's like throwing armpit hair into a bottomless tunnel, ie pointless.

Abbott, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 23:28 (eleven years ago) link

You need different hair.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 23:29 (eleven years ago) link

Your favorite musicians and businesses are here.

Your favorite bands, businesses, and products are coming to Facebook. Check out Dave Matthews Band, become a fan of (RED), or search for your favorite brands. You can also find out about what your friends like through the new "Fan of..." box on their profiles.

Mark G, Thursday, 22 November 2007 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

Syria: not a fan

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 November 2007 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

This was my first Thanksgiving away from home, and after a phone call with most of the extended family gathering, I ended up facebook friending my aunt and both her kids to see the pictures they posted the next day. Crazy!

Maria, Saturday, 24 November 2007 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

and also to make them werewolves.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 24 November 2007 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

haha my brother-in-law's uncle is a weird dude to begin with but now i'm seeing strange comments from him on my sister's facebook page. it's freaking me out that he's going to find me next! alsdkgj!

tehresa, Saturday, 24 November 2007 20:26 (eleven years ago) link

Apparently your activity on other websites may soon show up on Facebook's news feed. I was forwarded an e-mail from my girlfriend's co-worker that said that after he bought something on Amazon, a comment about the purchase then appeared on Facebook, even though he uses a different e-mail address for each site. MoveOn.org is starting a petition against this blatant privacy violation, and they've created a Facebook group as well.

More from the NYTimes.

jaymc, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:25 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah this is part of the new advertising model cooked up to attempt to justify Facebook's ridiculous overvaluation (see also becoming a 'fan' of things). *Apparently* you can opt out of this somewhere but I'm going to be keeping an eye on my newsfeed whenever I buy something.

There is a huge potential backlash here.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

I went to my privacy settings to see if I could turn this off, and it said that no websites had tried sending my data to Facebook yet, so there was nothing I could do, even preemptively.

jaymc, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:34 (eleven years ago) link

I just saw this via kv_nol posting a comment on Facebook - how the fuck does this work anyway? How does Amazon etc know what yr Facebook account is? Via your cookies or something? This sounds pretty fucked up. Not that I've noticed anything on my news feed yet.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:15 (eleven years ago) link

Amazon & FB both use email addresses as logins - I assume they're just feeding back for every email address that matches up on both sites.

onimo, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

Well, as I said upthread, my girlfriend's co-worker uses different e-mails for Facebook and Amazon, so he was guessing IP address (although that doesn't seem like it would be very accurate if you share your computer with someone else).

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

domain cookies

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.ideashower.com/blog/block-facebook-beacon/

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:29 (eleven years ago) link

Sorry jaymc, didn't notice you said they were different emails. As you say IP addresses are no good (I share one of my work IPs with a squillion others). Unless they're 100% sure about someone's identity (and even if they are!) this could lead to some very dodgy situations.

xpost thanks Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃 - if that's the case it can be prevented locally, though many wouldn't know how to do it

onimo, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:30 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.realclimate.org/images/Sheep.jpg

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

WHAT'S NEXT GUYS? WHERE TO?

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

I like facebook, and lord knows I like scrabble, but lord also knows that if I get just one notification from facebook that says "Congratulations! We're going to tell all your friends that you heartily endorse the Hitachi Magic Wand!" I am so deleting my account and never looking back.

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:41 (eleven years ago) link

WHAT'S NEXT GUYS? WHERE TO?

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

Kenan, don't go! I mean, fuck it, just ignore those notifications. I unselected most so I don't get'em in my email account. And you can go directly to Scrab, bypassing FB and stuff. :-)

My mum ignored my friend request. BITCH. ;-)

nathalie, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 17:02 (eleven years ago) link

nath, the point is not that I'm mildly itchy when I get too many notifications, it's... um... where to begin?

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 17:04 (eleven years ago) link

If I get bitten by another werewolf I will consider deleting my account too.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

OTM. Werewolves, pirates, zombies: I don't have time for that shit.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:02 (eleven years ago) link

How long before there's a malicious app that tells everyone's entire friends list exactly which porn sites they've been looking at?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

OTM. Werewolves, pirates, zombies: I don't have time for that shit.

-- jaymc, Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1:02 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

^ maybe you should join a facebook group about this?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:13 (eleven years ago) link

Facebook's security registration code got personal on me this afternoon:

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4626/facebooksecuritycheckao1.jpg