The Logical End of Social Media

Tribalism based on opinion and politics. It’s inevitable.

It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy. It could trample on the constitution and bill of rights.

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30 years ago I was fascinated by the internet and what it …

The Difficult Life of Phuc Dat Bich

Some poor chap is actually named Phuc Dat Bich. Granted, when pronounced in his native language it does not sound like that.  But Facebook can’t sort it all out and has deleted his account several times.

No Facebook account is …

Spotify Wants Your Profile For The Highest Bidder

While Pono makes news with their righteous promise to give you free content upgrades for life, Spotify is making news with an update to their privacy policy that informs the users of their service – particularly the free subscription tier …

Facebook Siding With Turkish Government To Limit Opposition?

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Reports out of Turkey are claiming that Facebook has sided with the Turkish government and are enacting pro-government policies including blocking discussion groups about Kurdish independence and banning users that insult the current Turkish president or his policies towards theKurds. …

Snark Attack

Internet snark has become a major annoyance. I often long for the days when only nerds were on the internet. If you haven’t heard it before, snark is the term used for sarcastic, asshole responses in the comments at the …

More Facebook = More Loneliness

File this under the “no shit” category – but new research is showing that women who share more private information to Facebook end up feeling lonelier than those that don’t.

This type of thinking has been out in the public …

From Your Face

Save face? About face? In your face? A Chicago artist has decided to have some fun with digital surveillance – he’s printed and is selling a realistic mask of his own face for your public enjoyment.

The idea isn’t …

It’s Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car

It’s Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car – Slashdot.

I told y’allz.


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I build (and then query) databases, and have been doing it for many years.

Facebook, Google, NSA, the cops, drug stores, retailers, the education …

Facebook Is Also Tracking What You Don’t Do

It’s kind of obvious at this point that Facebook is storing, packaging, and selling every bit of data you give them while you use their “free service” to connect with your family, friends, and whatever.

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I think most people get …

Facebook Wants To Kill Your Apps (and the Free Internet)

Recently Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first website was discovered in a cache somewhere. It was from the late 90’s and little Mark was in 9th grade and learned how to make a HTML page and post to some defunct blogging …

It’s Just A Website And You Work For Them

This guy nails it.

Why I’m Quitting Facebook

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He wrote a good summary of many of the reasons I’ve been anti-facebook. It’s good to see even the hardcore users are starting to figure out they are being played.

Where’s Fahqfasse …

Racists and Haters Posting Everywhere – The New Red Scare

Is the internet more racist these days?

Feels like it. I can’t read a single story about anything current without racist, ignorant comments blaming it on Obama the muslim and his lazy no good supporters.

I think it’s because everyone …

How Facebook Can Out Your Most Personal Secrets

inline-facebook-privacy-group-photoGreat discussion and article about two teens who were outed by Facebook even though they took great pains to control this using privacy features.

This is yet another example of Facebook’s facade showing – they are a data mining company …

Junkies, Put Down That Facebook and Look In The Mirror

You are selling yourself short. You are worth more than that. Have some pride! Here’s a mirror, take a look.

Looking at friend and family pictures is not bad. Seeing them in person and catching up is a much healthier …

We Are Definitely Being Tracked

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It’s been happening for years. Much of it was enabled using this technology you are looking at now (http, html, etc.).

But the big difference now is the slow but steady increase in shared data. Let me explain. …

That’s Not Even A Real Puppy

Haha good advert from Toyota, co-produced by Fahqfasse Bookman and Collinwood Sun 😉

Facebook and the Rise of the Idiots

Snark. Smart ass. Quick. Whoa. Fail.


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Anyone who runs their personal life through facebook is kind of an idiot. Break the grip of the snarky randomness! Try actual content and contact again. Keep your business private! Pick up your damn …

Facebook Sees The Shark

I have been observing the growth of Facebook in the social space for years now, and after growing more and more frustrated at the ‘facebook effect’ taking place online I’ve decided to start posting about it. My fear is that …

Stop Using Facebook To Login To Other Sites

If you love or hate Facebook, never visit or live on it – that’s fine by me. Waste your time however you see fit. But please don’t contribute to Facebook ruining the internet as I know it. Using a Facebook

Data Mining Your Past, Present, & Future

Lots of privacy-politics news lately: First off our good buddies at Facebook want even more information, and will happily put it on a timeline and sell it to the highest bidder for you.


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If you find this a little …

Enough Already, Let’s Play Tetherball!

Gonna Need 200 Thousand Paper Cups

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I love it. My manager Fahqfasse said I wish I could be so lucky to have 200k people show to my birthday bash. The best I can do is get 4 half-naked fake females with similar sounding fake names to …