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

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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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

i mean, holy crap on a cracker.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:02 (twelve years ago) link

Well, you can't say she aesthetically inconsistent, at least.

Matt DC, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:07 (twelve years ago) link

true, true

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:10 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

or sit on it until it becomes useful

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 09:44 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

I use Google Docs but very VERY rarely.

nathalie, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:15 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

Dude, at least she reads.

Mark C, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:19 (twelve years ago) link

reading is overrated

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:22 (twelve years ago) link

reading schlock horror and soft porn is... well... rated exactly right.

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:24 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

but can she spell?

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:26 (twelve years ago) link

spelling is sublective

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

oh fubk both of you

kenan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

maybe you should test her by playing her in scrabulous, kenan!

ken c, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:28 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

web-based Outlook is like going back in time 10 years

Alan, Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:44 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

mumblocking?

Mark G, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:58 (twelve years ago) link

lol

pre-emptively cock-block your mum

ken c, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 10:59 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

Friend's cousins on your friends list??

Alba, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 13:22 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

'Ken Livingstone and Chris Kamara are now friends'

Matt DC, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:20 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

aww imagine the broken heart was where it belonged there

Will M., Monday, 12 November 2007 17:25 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link


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