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2010-02-11 11:57:05 PM  
I know there was a sign song in the late 60's or early 70's, but every time I try to think of the words the other song "signs,signs everywhere signs" comes to mind.

I think this was a Roger Miller song or maybe some other country artist. If anyone remembers, you can appreciate how it fits those incessant Googlers.
 
2010-02-12 12:10:34 AM  
After reading those comments saying "you owe me a new keyboard" just won't cut it. You owe me a set of lungs because mine just collapsed from laughing so hard.
 
2010-02-12 12:12:42 AM  

i am the infidel: FTA

"This will allow AIM's 17 million users to continue using AIM while being able to keep in touch with their existing friends on AIM."

Am I missing something or couldn't they just use AIM instead?


No, no, no. Direct communication? Have you gone mad?!
 
2010-02-12 12:15:03 AM  
My son is constantly texting on the cell and simultaneously texting and playing games on facepuke, along with playing games and texting on itouch.This is all accomplished in tandem with playing and texting on xbox live. BTW he is ADD and still finds time to masterbate.

Dont ask!
 
2010-02-12 12:20:49 AM  
I can't believe that all these people can't login to facebook (new window)
 
2010-02-12 12:24:08 AM  
these are probably all those AOL users the article talks about
 
2010-02-12 12:31:37 AM  

SakuraDensetsu: On the actual topic of Facebook changes, I never really understood other people's beefs with changes other than the fact people do not handle change well, or biatching about facebook is just a new meme.

However, the new FB actually is ass. Why do I have to click to my News Feed first before going anywhere else? Seems like a loss of functionality. Looks really nice otherwise though.


Why? More ad views/revenue, probably.

AdBlock Plus FTW
 
2010-02-12 12:36:22 AM  

hitlersbrain: I am feeling blue today. am i doing this right?


winnar.
 
2010-02-12 01:01:15 AM  

Panty Sniffer: Facebook login on Google. (new window) I got to about the fifth or sixth page and did not see this idiot's blog.

And why is this shiat green lit?



// because the itsie bitsie blogoramasite searches higher now its on page one
 
2010-02-12 01:09:22 AM  
fatassbastard joined the group "FACEBOOK DISLIKE BUTTON IS HERE FO *REALZZ* THIS TIME!! CHECK IT OUT!!!!"

/no he didn't
 
2010-02-12 01:22:47 AM  
Dear visitors from Google. This site is not Facebook. This is a website called ReadWriteWeb that reports on news about Facebook and other Internet services. You can however click here and become a Fan of ReadWriteWeb on Facebook, to receive our updates and learn more about the Internet. To access Facebook right now, click here. For future reference, type "facebook.com" into your browser address bar or enter "facebook" into Google and click on the first result. We recommend that you then save Facebook as a bookmark in your browser

LOL WUT?
 
2010-02-12 01:41:15 AM  

editorial_distractions: Not bookmark it, but actually drag the URL to their desktop. That kills me. Like they are each their own separate internet thing, and you can't remember to type in "bankname.com" to get to your bank.


// bookmarks are preserved in the browser, if a hack gets to the browser, there;s your info and cookies...
got an mr. goodbar?
yer info is likely already distributed before you finish making the bookmark.

shortcuts can be to a specific page in a site, and renamed, re iconned.. and put in a more secure location.


preserving any info in the browser is like re using a condom, its unwise and unclean.

typing into the address bar requires good speling,
mispel and you could ruin your day,
in about 12 ms.
spel chek doesnt work on adress bars,
LoL thats the only way most folks can spelitrite.

BtW; why wont FF respect icos from websites like IE does?
Maybe its a security issue with them, but the standard FF ico is uggglyy
 
2010-02-12 02:23:51 AM  

MidnightSkulker: I work in tech support (one of the few who actually knows what they are doing...) and am consistently surprised by how many people do not know how to navigate to a website without Google.

To get a site with a known address, they type the full address into the Google search, and then click the first result. This happens with around 10% of people I talk to.

When I show them how to use the address bar, they are shocked, and many had no idea that they could do that. It isn't limited to old people, either.

So, I really do not doubt the veracity of this story at all.


OMG, my stupid farking brother does this!

I'll be on the phone with him, and will give him a url... and hear him typing it into farking Google and using that to find the site.

Even if I tell him to take his hand off the mouse, and press Alt+D and start typing, the retard still doesn't believe that there's another way to get to a site.

Drives me farking bonkers, it does.

/And yet, he tries to claim he's smarter than I
//Riiiiiight
 
2010-02-12 02:30:55 AM  
You guys gotta help me.

I stumbled into this site by mistake, and I can't find my way back to the rest of the internet!
 
2010-02-12 02:48:38 AM  
And, the follow-up article:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_google_failed_internet_meme.​p​hp (new window)

/I googled it
 
2010-02-12 03:01:54 AM  

Glenechocreek: Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak


There's also the scientific principle that ideas seem smarter the faster they come at you. This illusion is known as the "Dopeler Effect."
 
2010-02-12 03:04:35 AM  

Fruvous: When Facebook became mandatory for an entire generation of Millennial kids, that was bound to sweep up a lot of people who previously were kept away from the Internet by their vague and hazy but extremely potent notion that it might have something to do with nerds.



HA! You sir are a true wordsmith.
 
2010-02-12 03:16:33 AM  

toast4269: And, the follow-up article:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_google_failed_internet_meme.p​hp (new window)

/I googled it


"IS THIS THE ARTICLE!!? ALL I SEE IS COMMENTS!!!!! HOW COME WHEN I TRY TO LOG IN I PEE ON MYSELF AND PASS OUT?!?? I LIKED REDDIT BEFORE THE PEE!!!"

Farking hilarious, thanks for the link. :)
 
2010-02-12 04:28:58 AM  
eagles95:
Was it this guy?


www.mydwynterstudios.com
/Hot
 
2010-02-12 05:02:19 AM  
I, too, blame AOL...

i1002.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-12 05:42:09 AM  
Help need pliiz:

How the heck do you get someone banninated from FB these days? I'm getting scam mail from a bunch of @ssclowns and I would like to see them dead, their houses burned down, their dog dead etc.

Seriously, can somebody offer any advice?
 
2010-02-12 06:25:36 AM  

Thudfark: Seriously, can somebody offer any advice?


you could change your email address that facebook displays
 
2010-02-12 06:41:05 AM  

syndre: Thudfark: Seriously, can somebody offer any advice?

you could change your email address that facebook displays


That's not the problem, the spam comes in the form of a message/friend request. Plus it doesn't address the issue at hand, namely getting these farks banninated.
 
2010-02-12 07:15:21 AM  

Thudfark: syndre: Thudfark: Seriously, can somebody offer any advice?

you could change your email address that facebook displays

That's not the problem, the spam comes in the form of a message/friend request. Plus it doesn't address the issue at hand, namely getting these farks banninated.


Report it as using your copyrighted material. They'll be gone by the end of the day.
 
2010-02-12 08:21:21 AM  

TorontoTonto: Thudfark: syndre: Thudfark: Seriously, can somebody offer any advice?

you could change your email address that facebook displays

That's not the problem, the spam comes in the form of a message/friend request. Plus it doesn't address the issue at hand, namely getting these farks banninated.

Report it as using your copyrighted material. They'll be gone by the end of the day.


Then won't I get the foshnizzle for crying wolf? The complaint options don't cover this and of course there's nothing helpful on the help page either. In an ideal world I'd love to spam the spammers.....
 
db2
2010-02-12 08:45:34 AM  
You guys are missing the very important realization that we need to google-bomb /b/ up to the top result for "facebook login".
 
2010-02-12 09:25:24 AM  

db2: You guys are missing the very important realization that we need to google-bomb /b/ up to the top result for "facebook login".


i242.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-12 09:57:51 AM  
my new years resolution was to learn computers. looks like i waited too long. :(
 
2010-02-12 10:22:41 AM  

db2: You guys are missing the very important realization that we need to google-bomb /b/ up to the top result for "facebook login".


I think I just came a little.
 
2010-02-12 10:28:34 AM  
You can't arrange by penis.
 
2010-02-12 11:46:46 AM  

MayoSlather: I have a deep seated and somewhat irrational hatred for facebook, and all the fake farking people that are addicted to it.

I've searched my feelings and facebook I'll never join you. Never!

/These are not the friends I'm looking for


I used to despise social networking sites as well, but found FB actually somewhat usefull. Yeah there are some idiots on it, but being able to organize and connect with friends and family so easilly without having to call everyone or text everyone individually is pretty awesome. Email is good, but people check it less often than FB, most of my friends have FB on their phone, and I can talk directly to them when they are online.
 
2010-02-12 11:51:28 AM  

Caturday Nite Fever: MidnightSkulker: I work in tech support (one of the few who actually knows what they are doing...) and am consistently surprised by how many people do not know how to navigate to a website without Google.

To get a site with a known address, they type the full address into the Google search, and then click the first result. This happens with around 10% of people I talk to.

When I show them how to use the address bar, they are shocked, and many had no idea that they could do that. It isn't limited to old people, either.

So, I really do not doubt the veracity of this story at all.

OMG, my stupid farking brother does this!

I'll be on the phone with him, and will give him a url... and hear him typing it into farking Google and using that to find the site.

Even if I tell him to take his hand off the mouse, and press Alt+D and start typing, the retard still doesn't believe that there's another way to get to a site.

Drives me farking bonkers, it does.

/And yet, he tries to claim he's smarter than I
//Riiiiiight


I dunno...he has you believing he doesn't understand the internet and constaly trying to explain it to him. Potentially he is genius
 
2010-02-12 03:16:29 PM  
I've archived the entire comments thread just in case. Epic does not begin to describe...
 
2010-02-12 03:21:45 PM  

FunkyBeets: db2: You guys are missing the very important realization that we need to google-bomb /b/ up to the top result for "facebook login".


I missed db2's original comment and saw your response...
I almost spit my coffee out and started giggling, now I have to explain myself and no one will understand me. I thank you sir.

\do the google spiders even go to \b\?
 
2010-02-12 06:26:12 PM  
I know someone who also Googles a URL rather than using the address bar.

However, she does not realize that modern browsers come with an embedded search box.

Do you see where this is going?

That is correct: She types "http://www.google.com" into the address bar, then (e.g.) "http://www.amazon.com" into the Google search field.

I shiat you not. It's an artifact of discovering the internet at exactly the wrong time: Early enough that the old habits are deeply ingrained, late enough that she lacks a basic understanding of how things work.

We wouldn't have these problems if we'd just stuck with Gopher.

http://nowgetoffmylawn.com
 
2010-02-12 08:54:08 PM  

joePM: I know someone who also Googles a URL rather than using the address bar.


Ever see someone use the Google bar to search for Google, click the link to the Google frontpage from the results, and then use that to search for "amazon.com" or something that they could have just typed into the address bar to begin with? It ain't pretty.

/sup dawg we heard you like Google
 
2010-02-12 09:25:52 PM  

Impeesa:
/sup dawg we heard you like Google



So we killed, sauted, and ate your family.
farm4.static.flickr.com

You're welcome.
 
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