Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

An Open Letter To All My Facebook Friends

January 22, 2015

Look . . . we’re friends, right?  You know I’d never say you look “great” in a picture if I didn’t actually think you look great.  Sometimes you really do look great! (And don’t let the fact that I don’t always think to say that lead you to believe otherwise.)

But you know those people on Facebook who say you look great in every picture of yourself you post?

They’re lying.

Sorry.

Truth Can Still Be Funnier Than Fiction

September 18, 2013

A couple of years ago I laughingly mentioned the type of banner ads Facebook was trying to match to my profile.  I still chuckle about that from time to time, in fact.

But recently Twitter has started to top Facebook on the joke.

It doesn’t happen every time, of course, but it’s happened often enough that I’ve started to notice a pattern on Twitter’s top three suggestions on whom I might like to follow.  When it does happen, the suggestions tend to run something like this:

Actual example #1:  Patrick Stewart @ SirPatStew.  (Okay, I’ve never really said anything about liking any of the many things Patrick Stewart is famous for, but I do, so I understand this.)

Actual example #2:  Seth Green @ SethGreen.  (Ditto.)

Fictional example (I think!):  18+SexyGrrl @ TehSexyPlace.

Wow!  Really?  You know what?  When I signed up for Twitter, I flat out (and naively) did not expect to see something like this there!  I’m not offended, of course, just a little surprised, and even more surprised that this keeps happening.

With all due respect to Sir Patrick Stewart and Seth Green, I hope they stop cluttering up my suggestion list soon.