I've always applauded the efforts of the Anti-Epal Facebook Page. I joined it when it only had a few hundred followers and now, nearing 30,000 followers and many sub divisions (Davao, Cebu, Paranaque, etc.), it's clear I am not alone. Obviously people have just had enough of the bizarre behaviour of claiming ownership of projects paid for by taxes from the people. It is outrageous, it sends the wrong message to our youth and at the very least just hideous.
I'm not one to mince words so here we go. FUCK YOU 7-Eleven Philippines, for determining how much you 'donate' to Sendong victims via an FB like contest.
If you really find it in your heart to help people, you would give all that money without condition, and certainly not subject to some ridiculous promotional for facebook 'likes'.
This is way old news, as in 2009, but I recently encountered one of Gmail's awesome 'why didn't anyone think about that before' features when I tried to mark a newsletter I was subscribed to as spam instead of going through the process of unsubscribing.
You know the feeling, when you're on an mailing list (either voluntarily or otherwise), and you wanna get out, but you don't care to spend the time to get out of it? Yes I know you do. Marking it as spam or telling Gmail to auto archive it and mark it as read is far easier, so when I opted to do the first, I got this:
In addition to marking the mssage as spam, Gmail can attempt to automatically unsubscribe you from ** by sending an unsubscribe request on your behalf.
Not that we need any further proof that fb's taken over our lives, but check out the potatoes I bought a few days ago:
On one hand there's a Congressman who wants the government to stop employees from using Twitter, Facebook, and (in effect) the Internet altogether, stating amazing facts such as:
“The government stands to lose an estimated P103,158,000 every month for electricity expenses alone if all the estimated 900,000 government employees use government computers for at least two hours of unauthorized online social networking activities,”.
On the other hand, the 'Laguna Police Provincial Office' (I got that from their email address: email@example.com), launched a Facebook page entitled 'Laguna Most Wanted Criminals', which (you guessed it), shows pictures of Laguna's most wanted criminals.
In the 'Probably shouldn't have Facebooked or Twittered' department, local cops nabbed car thieves and their friends via their FB and Twitter accounts, which they apparently used to communicate plans.
Let's face it, Facebook has easily become the only social networking tool worth promoting your site on. Oh I know Twitter faithful have something to say about that, but I don't twit, and since I don't twit, I'm probably not gonna read it if they do ;).
At any rate, I've been using the Addthis module for quite a while now, and I felt I needed a change. Here's a little graphic of why I think it isn't worth it anymore.
Clearly, I needed a change.
Last January, I posted details on this site about WordCamp Philippines 2010. Browsing around Facebook today, I happened onto its page again and realized nothing's changed. And for me, that's a problem.
See the last time I checked it, it didn't have an agenda. 3 months later as I write this, apparently it still doesn't have one.
But does that deter people from hyping it up? Strangely, no. As I write this, there are 190 confirmed guests, and a venue hasn't been announced yet. That is amazing.