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.