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(Courier Mail)   More and more couples are merging their Twitter and Facebook accounts. "What does it mean when you want to portray yourself as a couple rather than an individual?"   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 38
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3269 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Apr 2013 at 10:04 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-14 10:30:01 AM
7 votes:
"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one Facebook account. "
Genesis 2:24
2013-04-14 10:33:44 AM
5 votes:
I remember the good old days, when we didn't have to share with the rest of the world how many times we sh*t each day. and post pictures of same sh*t to show the world how proud of it we were.
then we'd head out to Shelbyville with an onion tied to our belts...
2013-04-14 10:25:25 AM
5 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-14 09:39:52 AM
4 votes:
It means the inevitable divorce is going to be fun to watch.
2013-04-14 10:36:44 AM
3 votes:

Gunny Walker: "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one Facebook account. "
Genesis 2:24


And now the gheys want to ruin that too.

Your joint male/female facebook is doomed. What happened to the sanctity of joint facebook accounts? Next people will have joint facebook accounts with turtles.
2013-04-14 10:12:36 AM
3 votes:
It means this:

Not enough people follow my twitter, so if I join with my spouse, I will double my audience! Furthermore, my spouse's sibling will finally see how clever I am, and maybe toss me a fark. Of course now that my audience includes my in-laws, I will severely limit my twitter feed, and my once "edgy" self will degenerate into posts that seem ripped straight from a church bulletin board.
2013-04-14 08:06:34 AM
3 votes:

Confabulat: please not contact her anymore.


Sounds like the kind of guy we'll be reading about in FARK eventually.
2013-04-14 05:22:09 PM
2 votes:

Dragonflew: I wonder if people who share email and Facebook accounts also listen in on every phone call their significant other makes.


Also, since couples like Zero Corpse and his lucky lady can't have a single written exchange with another human without the other one being a part of it, are they allowed to converse with people face to face without the other one there? I'm thinking no. That would be like a secret and those are death to true love.
2013-04-14 11:39:52 AM
2 votes:

eddiesocket: Confabulat: I'll tell you what it means to me, as this just happened to me as I wrote an old girlfriend on her wedding night a message on Facebook only to have her fiance respond and say to please not contact her anymore.

She found Jesus.

Hmm, I'd like to take your side, but your timing is suspicious. Why did you write her on her wedding night, and what did the message say?


Oh it wasn't mean. At first. I wondered why I didn't get a wedding invite. She said I didn't respect Jesus or marriage enough.

Ok then it got a little mean. Then he chimed in.
2013-04-14 11:30:08 AM
2 votes:
facebook sucks. honestly, it is the worst. it is the 21 century version of the Christmas card you get with the photo of the family on it. only 365 24/7. please let this sink in. no one cares that you went to florida and little jimmie touched a manatee. you only do this for your self, and MAYBE your closest relatives. I gotta idea, pick up a phone, and share it.
and then we headed out to Shelbyville with an onion tied to our belts...
2013-04-14 11:24:07 AM
2 votes:
FTFA: '

"Some individuals may use it more separately because they feel more comfortable having their identity in their separate self rather than their couple self," Mr Auerbach said.

"Some couples are much more tightly bonded."'


Is it just me, or is this implying that couples who have separate FB/Twitter accounts aren't as close as couples who have joint accounts?


EbolaNYC: It means you have a lack of trust in the relationship.


I agree. Plus, my boyfriend and I have many different interests (some shared, too, of course). Our Wall would be a hodgepodge of seemingly contradictory likes, ads, and even posts. And how would posts/comments work?

Person1: "Hey honey, I want to put this on our wall."

P2: "No, I really don't want that going on there. It represents me, too, and I don't agree with the idea."

P1: "I know you don't, but I do. I deserve to put my opinion out."

P2: "I agree. But I don't support [insert controversial topic] and I don't want co-workers coming up and asking me about it at lunch tomorrow."

P1: "I want to express myself! I NEED TO EXPRESS MYSELF!!! WHHHHHARRRGGGARBL!"

P2: "Oh, for f*ck's sake. I don't want a joint account anymore."

P1: "You're Facebook divorcing me?! There's another person,  isn't there? I knew it!"

P2: [face palms]
2013-04-14 10:57:01 AM
2 votes:
My sister in law is a counselor at a prison and forbidden to have a Facebook account, but they can't stop her husband, so hers changed in a few months from her name to theirs to only his. Now there is a guy named Frank on my friends list who posts nothing but baby pictures.
2013-04-14 10:23:29 AM
2 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: What about women who have nothing but pictures of their baby? I was looking up people from high school and the amount of profiles with nothing but the baby picture was 95+%.


Some woman followed me on Twitter. Her profile read:

"Marketing enthusiast, cupcake connoisseur and MOST IMPORTANT a full-time Mommy!"

I thought my head would explode.
2013-04-14 10:20:48 AM
2 votes:
What about women who have nothing but pictures of their baby? I was looking up people from high school and the amount of profiles with nothing but the baby picture was 95+%.
2013-04-14 09:55:21 AM
2 votes:

ZAZ: Sounds like a good way to confuse data mining advertisers.  They'll probably end up tagging the couple as a lesbian when they see a combination of girly stuff plus occasional sports.


They're going to have a field day with us.  Mrs. Samurai and I had a little too much fun with those How to Do Anything videos on Youtube, so for a while half of our responses to each other's posts were "Instructions unclear; got dick stuck in ceiling fan."
2013-04-14 04:01:39 AM
2 votes:
I'll tell you what it means to me, as this just happened to me as I wrote an old girlfriend on her wedding night a message on Facebook only to have her fiance respond and say to please not contact her anymore.

She found Jesus.
2013-04-14 02:23:10 PM
1 votes:
If we shared an account, how would I make fun of his Magic: The Gathering posts without appearing schizophrenic?
2013-04-14 02:20:12 PM
1 votes:
1. Facebook sucks, and any of you who continue using it have no right to complain, because it sucks and therefore you add to the suck by supporting it.

2. Google makes it a real biatch to set up an account as a couple. They want a single real name attached to each account, and when it's two (or more) people you have to fight their system to make a family account.

3. There's nothing wrong with wanting to use that social media crap to allow people who  insist on using it to contact  both people at once. If anyone on Facebook has anything to say to me, they can say it to my girl, too. I have nothing to hide from her, and she is the one most likely to get in contact with me if I miss the message.

4. That said, I don't use Facebook*, but I can see why people would want a "joint account" or a "family account".  When you're partnered up, and you're HAPPY in your partnership or family arrangement, you embrace the idea that you're a team. If you have to maintain separate accounts so that you have separate friends and conversations, then you're hiding things from your partner, even if it is mundane crap. If you don't share everything with your partner, then why are you partnered up in the first place? What's the point if you aren't going to experience life together and trust each other? I already divorced someone who was big on secrets, separateness and subterfuge. Never again.

*I maintain an account under a pseudonym, but only to enter contests that obnoxiously require Facebook to enter them; A practice I'd love to see abolished.

5. My choice to use a numbered list this time seems to have been a poor one, but never let it be said that I don't follow through.

6. Swiss cheese is better with beef than with chicken.

7. I could go for a cheeseburger right now.

8. Facebook and Twitter are representative of the worst problems with our society today. Social media is killing our ability to be intelligent, thoughtful, kind, considerate, tactful, loyal, or private. With some of you assholes, every action needs to be posted and tweeted and relayed to your entire network, and I hate you for it, because I don't give a damn about the minutiae of your life, or the lives of the other few billion people on Facebook or Twitter, and I REALLY don't think Facebook is the right place to share my family's activities and minor details with friends, extended family members, and acquaintances (as well as complete strangers). If I want my friends and extended family to know what's up with the ZC family, I'll email them, or call them, or let them know in person. I'll send a snail-mail letter before I'll post on Facebook.

9. Whenver I see articles that use Facebook as their commenting system, I'm guaranteed to see some of the  dumbest, most uninformed opinions outside of YouTube. That's a fact. And it makes me consider this: Do I really want to be among those assholes? Facebook is to conversation as Walmart is to mom & pop stores.

10. I just wanted to reach number ten because it felt like the right thing to do. Congratulations for getting this far. We should throw a party. With hookers. And blackjack.
2013-04-14 01:40:08 PM
1 votes:

Malenfant: The "we" people have always existed.  They stop saying "I," and instead it's always "We..." because they've surrendered their individuality.  This is just an extension of that.


These are the same people who have no personal identity unless they're somebody else's girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife/mother/father, etc. They'll talk your ear off about their spouse and/or kids, but ask them about themselves and they're just...stumped.
2013-04-14 12:40:05 PM
1 votes:

edmo: Confabulat: please not contact her anymore.

Sounds like the kind of guy we'll be reading about in FARK eventually.


seriously. old friend miles away? not MY wife! well hello Mr.Insecurity

Mad_Radhu: One of the partners found out they can keep all the kinky stuff on the downlow at Fetlife.com?


one learns of all the best sites on Fark.
2013-04-14 12:40:02 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: One of the partners found out they can keep all the kinky stuff on the downlow at Fetlife.com?


I'm picturing insurance-company commercials with Snoopy in leather.
/NTTAWWT
2013-04-14 11:31:06 AM
1 votes:
my parents both use the same email account and they both hate it.  Emails one of them wants get marked read or deleted and vice versa.  I've pointed out that email accounts are free and I could even help them set one up but they're both too stubborn to give up on using the same email.
2013-04-14 11:23:38 AM
1 votes:
"You're Schmoopy!"
"No, you're Schmoopy!"

Where's George Costanza when you need him?
2013-04-14 11:14:11 AM
1 votes:

Gunny Walker: "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one Facebook account. "
Genesis 2:24


+1

I closed my FB account ages ago and so did my BF. I guess if we were ever married and he wanted to open a new account and have us share it, I wouldn't care but I doubt he'd want to open another FB account.

Every so often I think of getting back on Facebook but then I slap some sense back into my self.

Now if he wanted to share my Fark account....no way-no way!
2013-04-14 11:04:05 AM
1 votes:

SundaesChild: Koodz: My sister in law is a counselor at a prison and forbidden to have a Facebook account, but they can't stop her husband, so hers changed in a few months from her name to theirs to only his. Now there is a guy named Frank on my friends list who posts nothing but baby pictures.

Please esplain. Why is she forbidden to have a FB? I can see a very stern advisement that it would be unwise, but forbidding seems like a Constitutional violation or something.


Safety. You don't want some disgruntled prisoner tracking down your family. My friend is a parole officer, and the same rule applies.

Oh, and the day that Facebook becomes a constitutional right is the day we need to nuke the Earth from orbit and start over.
2013-04-14 10:58:33 AM
1 votes:

derpy: accepte


that's the french spelling
2013-04-14 10:56:57 AM
1 votes:
I have a former high school friend who does this. She signed up on Facebook as "Ted LovesHisWifeShelly LastName". He has never once posted. But she posts about him all the time, so now he looks like one of those pompous asses that speaks only in third person. I'll bet you $20 that he never even knew she started the page.
2013-04-14 10:43:05 AM
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It means the husband's got a secret account through a gmail address operated by a "Captain Dick Hammer"


But the hammer is his penis... So Captain Dick Penis?
2013-04-14 10:38:25 AM
1 votes:
Yeah considering it took the manfriend and I two years or so to even friend each other on Facebook. The idea of combining accounts to become publicly One Entity is just f*cking weird.
2013-04-14 10:36:10 AM
1 votes:
That crap drives me crazy. I have a friend who has an account that includes his wife. I don't know his wife... I never know who's commenting on what.
Sometimes they'll leave initials to let you know, but not often. His wife commented on a picture of mine one time and signed with her initials and I was like, I don't know you woman!

She also loves to post about how happy and in love she is like 10 times a day... I should really de-friend them.

/css
2013-04-14 10:33:49 AM
1 votes:

phenn: Because sometimes... just sometimes... my husband doesn't want to hear about Grumpy Cat.


There is never a wrong time to hear about Grumpy Cat.
2013-04-14 10:24:44 AM
1 votes:
I want egg salad.
2013-04-14 10:19:07 AM
1 votes:
If merging your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts is a "thing" for you, you have no relevance in this world and should go kill yourself.
2013-04-14 10:13:46 AM
1 votes:
sharing online accounts is the electronic equivalent of these:

rachelgit.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-14 10:10:06 AM
1 votes:
Because sometimes... just sometimes... my husband doesn't want to hear about Grumpy Cat.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 09:49:42 AM
1 votes:
Sounds like a good way to confuse data mining advertisers.  They'll probably end up tagging the couple as a lesbian when they see a combination of girly stuff plus occasional sports.
2013-04-14 08:08:57 AM
1 votes:
It means I hate you.

And stop sending your spouse public lovey messages on Facebook.
2013-04-14 04:25:38 AM
1 votes:
The Smith's went from being "sexually stale marriage" to "swinging"
 
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