There are times when “social networking” really pisses me off.
It was bad enough when there was just Facebook and Twitter. Now there is a clatter of other wannabe Facebooks around trying to cash in. Frankly I can’t see the point in this as presumably anyone who wants to live their lives in the full public gaze have already joined Facebook.
One of those sites is a thing called Badoo.
I started getting mails from Badoo a few days ago and I have been receiving them at the rate of several a day since then. Apparently someone left a message for in in there, and the site started sending me emails telling me to log in. Now I don’t remember ever hearing about the site before, but presumably in a moment of weakness and curiosity I must have joined it. As I don’t remember joining, there is fat chance of my remembering the password so I asked for a new on. This of course led to six or seven mails all telling me that someone is trying to hack my account and at the same time welcoming me to Badoo.
Having changed my password I entered the site. The first thing I see is that apparently a whole bunch of people are only dying to see my photograph and could I paste one up immediately. The can fuck off with that one. Anyone who wants a photograph of me will have to join the queue and pay for it through the normal channels.
I am also told that there is a gaggle of wimmin who live in my area who are dying to meet me. Seeing as I gave my address as Dublin, they will have to remain frustrated. And do I want to meet someone who is so fucking desperate that they will pine to go out with me just because they have my name? I know I am legendary but that’s pushing it a bit.
Now that I have a password I also have The Power. Yup, I can now control every aspect of my account. There was one item I wanted so I searched through all the pages and eventually I found it….
The Delete Account button.
All those wimmin will have to find someone else to pine over.
*click* ..perfect thanks for the tip
Most of these sites keep your account info even after you’ve closed your account. So I zero as much of their existing info as possible, before deleting the account – particularly email address and name.
For the purpose of changing a pre-deletion account, I have a “junk” email address which people can spam as much as they like, because I use it for nothing else.
What is this “Facebook” of which you speak?
Cat – Don’t overdo it though. You might accidentally delete yourself.
Welcome Fausty! They did send me a mail saying they were holding on to the account [in case I want to resuscitate it! Hah!]. It’s marked for total deletion in 30 days. In the meantime they can feel free to use any info in there. It’s all a pack of lies anyway!
Mossy – It’s a place for people who have no other place to live.
You should have posted a photograph of Sandy –
Hmm delete self button, hard to find the right menu, but there it is. Press once, nothing seems to happen, try to double click, still noth…… <!connection terminated>
Where’s the LIKE button for this post?
A Grandad – Bloody hell!! If I posted a photo of Sharon I would be inundated with requests, and not all of them too savoury I would imagine.
Jim C – Jim? Hello Jim? Could have sworn I heard him?
Doc – I have one that doesn’t work just over the start of the comments. You can press it to your heart’s content and nothing will happen. Try it…….
Leaving false information and a false email is always good,these sort sites always purport to show women in my area too ,funny thing town aint that big and i haven’t seen hide nor hair of any of them yet
Good on yah grandad. I often feel the same myself. I’m pissed off with people who I hardly know, I don’t know at all, wanting to be my friend on Facebook, just because I have a disability like them. They may call us grumpy old men, but so fucking what. They make us grumpy.
Grumpy old cripple and proud of it!
Dougal – I often wondered what would happen if I turned up on their doorsteps. Would they be so fucking keen to meet me if they know I was a pensioner? Heh!
Peter – Do these same people walk up to strangers in the street and ask to be their friend? I doubt it, yet the Interweb seems to have rather strange rules where that kind of thing is acceptable. And grumpiness is a pleasure to be relished!