As long as Patrick is cheerfully bashing Facebook — that unrepentant bull in the china shop of our dwindling online privacy — I feel duty-bound to join in. So, via Hit&Run, that government agents have been "friending" citizenship applicants, and other people of interest to the government, to monitor their status. And does the government […]
A friend of mine on Facebook just had the following message: "Bob Sample likes Burning Man (Products)" Yes, whatever ersatz hippy free peace and love might have once been the driving force behind Burning Man (and I know more about that than most, as my Mom was one of the original Burnies (as they used […]
Or was it James Ellroy? It was definitely James Ellroy. A Los Angeles County sheriff's detective is the subject of an internal investigation looking into accusations that he had an affair with a woman whose husband he had investigated and helped prosecute for allegedly threatening her. The department opened an investigation into Det. Phillip Solano […]
I just had one of my facebook friends become a fan of "Fighting Zionism." Now, I know that I am one of those self-hating Chomsky Jews, but still – has he met me? Sheesh.
I've been using Facebook for a couple of years now. I've had a substantial amount of fun with it. I've reconnected with people I'd lost touch with, grown closer to others, and followed events in the lives of family and friends that otherwise I wouldn't know about. Despite that — and despite the fact that […]
Remember the Facebook "Beacon" scandal, in which the world's leading social network suddenly began broadcasting purchases made through through other sites, like Amazon, to users' friends? "Why no, honey, I did not buy a dvd box set of the entire run of CHiPs to watch during your business trip, nor did I purchase $300 worth […]
Is this a story about police overreaching? Or is it a story about the horny idiocy of young men, one in particular, who are so stupid that they can be taken in by an internet photo of a pretty girl? Could it be a story about the internet becoming a virtual Oceania, where Google and […]
I wonder just what effect this is going to have on the market for Evony? Are we going to see Evony ads featuring women with four breasts? In any case, it's exciting news if you're a gamer and on Facebook.
Ask Officer Cody Anderson, of the Bozeman, Montana Police Department. He was, after all, dumb enough to write on Facebook that he and fellow police officers should be allowed to send "stupid" people to jail. Anderson’s Facebook postings about jailing “stupid” people and how he enjoys “messing” with the public are cited in a lawsuit […]
Want to promote a cause or trend? Want to catapult your pet issue from obscurity to fame? Why not befriend a reporter for the New York Times? Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever. If you ask around, as I did, you’ll find quitters. Specifically, New York Times reporter Virginia Hefferman asked […]