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2012-11-21 09:42:07 AM  
Meanwhile, sister site Jezebel posts names, high schools of young people pissed off that Obama won the election... and try to get them kicked off sports teams or suspended.
 
2012-11-21 09:46:37 AM  
Meanwhile, this was news to a lot of people who have real jobs with deadlines and/or who have better ways to spend their time than worrying about the latest poutrage on facebook.

Remember how when AOL started it dumbed the internet down to idiot-level and kept it there?

facebook does this x 100. At least. And the best part, unlike AOL where at least quite a few of them went on to sort of catch a clue eventually, facebook looks like it will actively keep them at that level of internet usage forever.

Its job is to amplify nonsense and harvest shopping details. Enjoy.
 
2012-11-21 09:53:45 AM  

Generation_D: Its job is to amplify nonsense and harvest shopping details. Enjoy.


I'll drink to that! I hope they monetize the shiat outta that thing, and the stock price reflects it!!!
 
2012-11-21 10:21:28 AM  

Generation_D: Remember how when AOL started it dumbed the internet down to idiot-level and kept it there?

facebook does this x 100. At least. And the best part, unlike AOL where at least quite a few of them went on to sort of catch a clue eventually, facebook looks like it will actively keep them at that level of internet usage forever.

Its job is to amplify nonsense and harvest shopping details. Enjoy.



Pretty much (and yes, I had a rant years ago about the AOL thing).

I have a very modest friends list with respect to the typical "I needs as many friends as possible so I am cool" attitude on FB. Even then, over 98% of the people in my friends list were requests that I accepted rather than requested. There are only an handful of life friends that I actually see (as in actually hang out). I'm mostly on other people's friends lists so they can have an audience for their attention whoring. I do like catching up with some people from the past but most people I'm "friends" with are the extreme douchebags/morons you knew they were going to be 25 years ago.

I had one friend delete his account, friend the people he is actual friends with, and refuse all other requests. I'm contemplating doing the same but I have this morbid fascination with weapons grade idiocy.
 
2012-11-21 10:24:45 AM  
Whew, I'm glad I didn't post the photo of me making S'mores over the eternal flame.

- At ease Sergeant Outrage, this did not actually happen. 
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-21 10:26:07 AM  
To be fair, lots of trivial things incite heated debate on Fark.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-11-21 10:37:08 AM  

ZAZ: To be fair, lots of trivial things incite heated debate on Fark.


I was going to agree with you, but then decided YOUR A got-DAMN MORAN! LOLBBQELO!
 
2012-11-21 10:40:13 AM  

ZAZ: To be fair, lots of trivial things incite heated debate on Fark.


Two big differences, 1) they get forgotten about days later, and 2) it isn't out there for your whole family and job environment to track and use against you.

There's a real reason most profiles are private and most comments aren't readily trackable outside of some smiling guy in a bar holding a beer with a nametag that says his nick. If that.

Now once facial recognition starts up this may all devolve yet again, I wonder how many fark profile pics would have to go dark as career risks in that case.

Back to the original subject, this gal just found out what happens if you piss off the internet. Some of us know that from long long ago and contexts long since deleted. The facebook crowd seems to be just now finding out, in a context that thanks to google caching will live forever.
 
2012-11-21 10:44:22 AM  
Our interest is fickle and finite. If it had involved squirrels in some way I might have cared for another day.

/hate squirrels
//with a passion of a fiery sun
 
2012-11-21 11:41:00 AM  

Generation_D: Remember how when AOL started it dumbed the internet down to idiot-level and kept it there?


Oh, when they finally got access to the rest of the internet, back in '94 or '95, it was awesome to watch. The outrage on Usenet was a disturbance to rival that when Grand Moff Tarkin zapped Alderaan.

/AOLers
//AOLamers
 
2012-11-21 11:42:53 AM  

ZAZ: To be fair, lots of trivial things incite heated debate on Fark.


EABOD and DIAF after you STFU

/LOLWUT
 
2012-11-21 01:42:35 PM  

brap: Whew, I'm glad I didn't post the photo of me making S'mores over the eternal flame.

- At ease Sergeant Outrage, this did not actually happen.


Pics of you not doing that or it did happen.
 
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