I watched that film the other night.
You know the one I mean? That one about Facebook?
There were two things that struck me about the film. One was that the sound was fucking terrible in it – they seemed determined to drown out the voices with the background noises, so I missed a lot of the dialog. Not that I think I missed much. The other thing that struck me was that it made Yer Man Mark Zimmerframe out to be a right little cunt. I’m surprised he didn’t sue.
Anyhows, it got me thinking about Facebook once more.
One of the things about Facebook is the weird
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Another thing that baffles me is the latest craze for starting a group and begging people to join. As soon as A Cause presents itself, someone creates a group and expects us all to follow it. They then get themselves into the meeja and spout on about how their Cause has attracted 500 members in Facebook, as it that is the ultimate supreme court in the land and the final arbiter. Speaking for myself, I get a few invites to join Causes and all I do is go into my Facebook thing and click a button at random. I haven’t a clue what Causes I am supporting or rejecting. The simplest job in the world is clicking a mouse button. It means nothing.
And I wish companies would stop this shite of begging people to “follow” them on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to advertise your wares, then build a fucking website. Fucking cheapskate. It is pointless “following” a company unless you are going to have hourly updates about your products. And if your products have to be updated every hour or so they are either crap products or you are Microsoft.
I joined Facebook for the laugh. Then for a long time I ignored it. Now it’s just plain annoying me. I wish it had never been invented.
The film is right.
Mark Zimmerframe is a cunt.