Okay. I’ve been very critical of Facebook since before retuning back to the u.s. because as I’ve said countless times; I don’t get it. I also didn’t like the fact that actual research PROVED Facebook was a “Benedict Arnold” when you find that the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, said; “facebook users were dumb f*cks” (a direct quote– see that HERE). Not to mention seeing Zuckerberg give one of the most guilt ridden interviews I think I’ve ever seen because he was asked about being in a ‘secret society’ (see that HERE) and nearly peed-his-pants. And as time has gone by (first “Why O’ Why?” article on facebook was in 2010), I inadvertently discovered that facebook was indeed monitoring this lil blog on occasional articles– ones tellin tha truth, ya’ll (see that HERE). So, yeah– never dug it and have managed to stay away completely until this Monday when I “launched” the t-shirt campaign (the article below) for the blog! Are you guys ready for this? Check it…
Using someone’s elses’ newly created account (they were just starting to advertise their business so I’m talkin’ brand spankin’ new) they allowed me to post my ad (therefore the link to this blog) only 2 days ago. NOW, facebook has completely blocked this person from accessing their account! After posting what they needed, I posted my ad in a few groups that (through that account) got approved to join. I was able to post everything with no problem. Remember– that was only 2 DAYS ago– 3 days AFTER this person created their facebook account!
What was odd– after it dawned on me that I didn’t have to limit potential sales to the u.s. only and that I could “go global”– I found a cool looking group located in Japan with tons of members! As soon as I hit the “join” button and it showed “pending” I clicked back to the home area and SHA-BAM! I was suddenly logged out! I typed the username/password then all of a sudden I was shot to an area asking for a cell number! I was with the person when the account was created. That area said ‘optional’ which was opted out. A security question WAS submitted and the account was sailing away for 3 whole days UNTIL I put that t-shirt on that account! Hey– I know there are far more “risque” phrases on political humor t-shirts than mine but this points to “a hit” if you ask me.
Still blocked from the account– can’t see it, nor can others BUT the email associated with facebook is getting tons of postings from others in the groups I joined! I also got 3 additional approvals out of the 5 that were still pending since the account has been non-accessible! So– you know me– I “hit ’em up” and just asked some simple questions ;). Hey– you tell me what you see… 😉
Really, facebook? “The case has been closed”? Hey– my thing is real simple… if a number of any kind was required from the beginning– the account would not have been created/activated or accessed. Clearly there was an option otherwise there would have been no postings, no ‘joined groups’, etc., right?
I will say this. The one thing I did like about my brief experience as a facebook user is that I got some immediate “likes” with admins of the different groups upon approval and submission of the t-shirt! Hey– they got the slogan right off the bat which was cool to get some instant feedback :). THAT was cool but otherwise — facebook SUCKS, always will and finding another medium for what it offers IS possible! In my brief search– I did find a list of 11 competitors. You can locate that HERE.
Lastly– I found it to be one of the most time consuming sites I’ve ever experienced! Pretty friggin shocking to my eyes as I expected one of the most “popular media social sites” to have a friggin DASHBOARD! LOL Not streamlined at all even when I compare it to a “Craigslist type”! Didn’t get it then and I sho don’t get now. It only confirmed to me what facts have revealed about facebook which is they are in cahoots with DARPA, IAO and a whole host of other ill-intended cyber bullies you’ve probably have not heard of (like Cass Sustein).
By the way– because that lil help center facebook directed me to (the above screenshots) would not allow me to hit “send” WITHOUT an attachment (like I was really gonna scan my friggin passport LOL)… I attached the below. (tee hee)
I haven’t cussed in a very long time on the blog, but seriously?! This deserves a certified “FUCK ‘EM, maaann”!
*** UPDATE *** (12/13/14)
I decided to check the email that’s associated with this facebook account and do you know that facebook still has the nerve to keep me on email notifications?! In case you’re doubting the groups I claimed to have joined and that I am indeed seeing the activity from these groups, here’s your proof. 🙂