Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What have I done?

Major Facebook faux pas yesterday.

You know that "what I am doing now" function where you can post something cute? One of my friends wrote something like "Jane is looking for good books to read aloud to my husband."

Being the smart-ass that I am I quickly wrote "the necromonicon" in response. To my chagrin that comment showed up on another friend's page under her description of what she's doing at the moment: "Jen is feeling sad that she had to put Christmas away for another year."

So my suggestion for ending your end-of-Christmas blues is to read the book of the dead. D'oh!

Naturally Jen sent me a "WTF?" note which led to a quick, if not nutty sounding explanation from me.

I'm ashamed to say that I'm now afraid of Facebook.


Ubermilf said...

If I had to be afraid every time I made I mistake, I'd be hiding under my bed all day.

I inserted a nonsense "Jive Talkin'" comment in the middle of a very serious Bee Gees debate, and I'm still not afraid to make a fool of myself on Facebook.

Dean Wormer said...

It's tough to keep a Bee Gees debate civil.

ladybug said...

I haven't succumbed yet...don't like you have "sign in" for every gosh darn thing...

anita said...

don't worry dean wormer, you are not alone. i'm afraid of facebook as well. actually, i'm mostly afraid of my sister on facebook. i never realized what a nutcase she really was, well, until facebook showed up, that is. i would have preferred to been kept in the dark.

Lockwood said...

Happy to have another excuse to stay away from that stuff!

Don Snabulus said...

Facebook is crap. They (try to) force you to use your real name in their terms of service and then they use a number of widgets, web cookies, etc. to spread every thing you do all over the gorramn world (unless you opt-out).

Did you buy something a bit racier than normal at Amazon? Well, Facebook tracks that and can even post it on other people's pages. This can happen even if you are not logged in to Facebook thanks to web cookies and reciprocal agreements between Facebook and various other companies. Not fun if the boss calls you in about something you didn't know you "shared".

They have no credibility with me. My daughter and I operated under assumed names there. Screw their terms of service!

Randal Graves said...

Good job, dean, you ruined Cthulhu's upcoming visit. Ain't a surprise no more!

Dean Wormer said...


Fair enough. Though I have been able to connect with people I haven't talked to in years, so I have that going for me.


Ha! I'm afraid I'm a nutcase as well.


Sure do.


Good idea with the assumed names. I signed up for business reasons and kept it pretty bland until recently. Your warning is heeded. No porno off of Amazon.


Does he come down the chimney?

mwb said...

Indeed. Clearly the correct choice for ending Christmas blues would be the Kama Sutra.

Dr. Zaius said...

I have always been afraid of Facebook. It has pages like a book, but no spine!