Data Harvesting, Lesson 1


If you’re ever curious what goes into computer security, take a glimpse at Facebook’s privacy messages in the off-chance that they happen to appear. Make sense? Kudos to you for at least making the attempt. If they don’t—which is usually the case for the small number of people who actually try—consider talking to your local trustworthy IT person. What’s that? You don’t have a local IT person whom you can trust? Okay… now you are starting to understand the current state things.

Facebook, In a Nutshell…


This jocularly-captioned image by the popular Facebook user and “public figure” Shitheadsteve icon-external-link-12x12 is just one of millions uploaded to the popular social networking site every day.

Antiphony, Entry 1: Free Lottery Tickets

I’m not sure if this still works here since I am using ChadPress instead of Facebook, but I guess it can’t hurt to try.  Also, I have included some of my responses in the event that it increases my chances of winning.

THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG [who?], for your forward-thinking generosity! [What did he do?] And congrats on becoming a dad! [Huh?!]

Mark Zuckerberg [oh right... the Grand Poobah of privacy and productivity erosion] has announced that he is giving away $45 billion [with a "B"?] of Facebook stock. [Hhmmmm... sounds a little fishy to me.] What you may not have heard [no I haven't, must you go on?] is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! [Really..? What a dumbass!] All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY and tag 5-10 of your friends. [Or irritated acquaintances that don't really like you.] At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day’s posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH [that's really a lot of money] as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy [and watered down relationships].

I hope someone I know gets a piece of the pie [blueberry or apple?] — let me know if you do!!! [Yeah right, asshole!]

In case you’re wondering what this is about, you can read about it at The Washington Post and many other fine news agencies (that apparently have nothing better to report).