It seems Facebook has once again been inundated by contests and promotions encouraging otherwise intelligent people to share posts and tag friends, all in the name of winning a dream vacation (or car, or boat, or gift card, or box of kittens, etc).
Maybe it's because I'm a skeptic at heart, but I've never fallen for one of these. They're just so obviously scams. Why is it that people that I thought had common sense continually fall for them?
Let's make a few things clear. Walt-Disney.World is not a legitimate page. Neither is Disney-Cruise-Line or any other page with misspellings or incorrect usage of punctuation in the title. Shocking, right? If the contest or giveaway seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a father. His wife, Priscilla Chan, is pregnant, and they announced it on Facebook yesterday with the now ubiquitous photo of Priscilla's grinning face and their totally adorable dog.
The other day I did something highly ordinary. I shared a post on Facebook. It had a vintage picture showing a woman and her child picking clothes off the clothesline, and asked if you remembered the smell of clothes fresh off the clothesline....more
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am growing increasingly tired of the constant commercial that is Facebook these days.
It seems like I can't sign on to my News Feed anymore without being blasted with before and after pictures (eww, panties! Why are they ALWAYS in their panties?), pictures of "free" luxury cars, and invitations to Facebook parties. I like my friends, and I like Facebook, but can I just say it?
Enough is enough! Please just stop!
In light of my current frustration with Facebook, I present to you 9 simple steps to annoy your Facebook friends.
It's not necessarily that I don't want people to know. Although, honestly, it'd be nice if some didn't. But my pregnancy is my own, and nobody else's, and I like it that way. I struggle a lot with people pleasing, and when I open myself up to a ton of opinions, it makes my life a lot harder. And because I want to share with you why I think it's fine to not always post big news on social media, here's a post on #3THINGS that made me not want to post about my pregnancy on Facebook....more
Amanda Palmer recently had an article in the New Statesman about the Internet Outrage Machine.
You know the one. Someone writes something online: They put out a thoughtless tweet, trying to be funny; or a business tries to capitalize on a hashtag; or they write a blog post that rubs everyone the wrong way.
And then the Internet piles on that person, flipping out.
This is probably the most political blog I'm ever going to write, Reader. I know, I know, you expect different when you come here. I try to keep it mostly about nonsense and vaginas, and in that respect I'm still staying true to thine own self and you. But this time it's not about what's going on in my pants, but instead what's going on with Bruce Jenner's, or Caitlyn's vagina-area. ...more
Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Lake Tahoe for some down-time and much-needed relaxation. Since we drove, I packed all the food we would need into a cooler. I didn't want to leave the cabin other than to walk in the fresh air or sit under the trees on the back deck.
I thought that would be enough to relax me.
Of course my phone and iPad came along for the ride.
I admit -- I have a thing about going down foxholes I know I shouldn't be going down. Just the other day I unleashed a gmail hack to my entire contact list because I just couldn't help myself from opening an email that I knew, in the back of my head, was spam. I knew it was not going to turn out good for me. But my curiosity took over, and my good sense...who knows where it went....more