Monday, August 30, 2010

Facebook is My Nemesis

Early this morning I got this message this morning from an old friend of mine via Facebook:

I didn't think much of it, I may have (after checking the URL) actually clicked on the page but I didn't do anything which would actually activate anything (so I thought).
Of course, my friend is not a native English speaker, so the idea he'd use that BS LOLspeak is unlikely.

What's even MORE unlikely is me sending a mass email worded and punctuated like that. So my friend Anthony caught it when "I" had sent the same Facebook message to a bunch of people in my friends list (some of whom I know better than others.)

The obnoxious thing is I can't readily "reply to all" in Facebook to get people to not click on the stupid link*. More insidiously -- this might actually be an official Facebook app.

I hate Facebook. When is that new open-source "Facebook" coming online? The sooner the better.

*It turns out I can, but it's not as crystal-clear as when you do in, say, email.


Chance Shirley said...

I hear you can set up "fan" pages--for your movies, for example--without a "personal" FB account. I dropped my personal FB account a while back because of their privacy/security nonsense.

Andrew Bellware said...

I hear ya.

Soon. Very soon. Those kids from NYU are going to have their open-source-Facebook. It's coming. Soon.