Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Facebook Chain-letters

I've long rallied that Facebook is the most brilliant internet website that is not owned by google (yet?).

It came in out of nowhere and succeeded where all other previous networking websites simply struggled to stay afloat. For me, the attraction is beyond the networking, in the applications it supports.

You can really do anything on Facebook. You can have live chats, group chats, send e-mails, share videos, you can tag your friends on photos (and find out when you get tagged) -which is by far what won me over in the first place-, you can dedicate songs, rate movies, take quizzes, meet dates, grow virtual pets, play board games or even platform games (Zelda, b*tch!)!

It's the internet shrunk down to only include you and your friends!

If there was ever proof of that, it arrived with the first Facebook spoof chain-mail!

Attention all Facebook membeRs.
Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,
There have been many members complaining that Facebook
is becoming very slow.Record shows that the reason is
that there are too many non-active Facebook members
And on the other side too many new Facebook members.
We will be sending this messages around to see if the
Members are active or not,If you're active please send
to other users using Copy+Paste to show that you are active
Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks,
The user will be deleted without hesitation to create more space,
If Facebook is still overpopulated we kindly ask for donations but until then send this message to all your friends and make sure you send
this message to show me that your active and not deleted.

Founder of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg

Honestly, what do you really need email accounts for anymore, you can get spammed more effectively on FunWall!

To actually go in depth about how obviously fake this message is, is to stoop down to the level of all those brainless trolls (a.k.a. over 100 of my friends) who keep circulating this message on a daily basis). Really now, Facebook is not only bothered that it is too popular (i'm sure their advertisers are causing a ruckus there), but they have hired people to weed out the extraneous profiles (including anyone who has gone on mroe than 3 weeks holiday). They're of course not gonig about that business by -oh, I dunno- checking the mini-feeds provided by Facebook on every profile, but by hiring people to monitor each user's Fun/SuperWall, an outside source application!

Oops, I couldn't resist a little ran there. Anyway.

Now as soon as they introduce Facebook Blogs, the rest of the internet can go the way of the dinosaur ;)


Capri said...

That's just it - there's so much that can be done on Facebook - and instead, people are passing on stupid chain letters - argh! Facebook already has a blogging feature, they just call it "notes" instead of a "blog"

Michael Eckett said...

I find the notes application slightly annoying and not as useful for proper blogging.
But there is an application called Flog (I presume it's facebook-blog) which automatically updates itself every time I post to my blog.

Hazah for facebook...even if I do slightly miss the days when it was just University students on it

Manolis Vamvounis said...

hey Michael! nice to see i didn't lost all my readers during the one-month gap :)

I tried out the notes that Capri suggested but it just pulled the last 20 posts off my blog without pics and double-posted them... annoying! I'll try flog (lol) now

Anonymous said...

I was so pissed about having to delete all those moronic spam messages...

Facebook is going bad?
Trolls are everywhere..