Her sister is the queen of trying to elicit the "what's wrong?" comments. She will post short vague things like "This is the worst thing that coulda happened" or "I'm just devastated" without any additional storyline. When you ask her, it's something trivial like her 13 year old daughter got dumped by her boyfriend of 1 week.
"Trying is the first step towards failure." Homer Simpson
"I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well." Keith Richards
My biggest pet peeve with FB? It postures as a social experience but it's woefully shallow as a social experience. Basically, IMHO, FB is a way to vaguely keep track of second tier people in your life. As a means of serious, quality interaction, it's basically making small talk. And for the pleasure, FB gets to track all kinds of stuff about you that frankly is scary.
I guess, I see it as trading FB a ten dollar bill for a shiny, crisp $1 bill. They get more out of me being on FB than I do.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
"(blank) days until I marry my best friend!"
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Lots of things annoy me about facebook. Right now, its that EVERY single website in the world wants me to "log in with FACEBOOK".
NO I DONT WANT TO LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK. EVER. Stop asking me and get my profile picture off your stupid site.
(note to REDSZONE admins...please don't start doing this).
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
The majority of my FB friends are my high school friends from back in Jersey, and the amount of people I see coming out of the woodworks to support the newest 'hot' team like the Giants or Devils tends to annoy me (especially if I can remember when they rooted for another team).
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I created a facebook page for both of my dogs. It rules.
One that tops my list:
My friend's teenage daughters who post their picture from the bathroom mirror with that kissy, duckface. Everytime you see that duckface, post "quack" under the pic.
I have a real problem with Facebook. The company's business model is based on monetizing the connections between people, and by extension the information that makes up their online life. Thus, there is this incentive for them to find ever more creative ways to encourage users to "share" information. Obviously, there is a value swap; users populate the site with the details of their lives at no cost in exchange for creating an online network of "friends". However, to me that tradeoff is little understood by most users; for instance people who post crap loads of sensitive information about their kids, or worse, their kids problems- "Please pray for my daughter as she gets an MRI this week to see if her epilepsy is subsiding...". To me, there is far too little understanding of the personal online footprint and the potential downstream effects of loading a site like Facebook with the details of one's life.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
The folks who post things like" Wow, disappointed'" or "This sucks" and then no explanation follows. The drama stuff.
I had to block a girl who kept posting pictures of her three year old with captions of how she was going to be a dancer in New York City. Five a day, at least. I wanted to comment that nobody would pay a dime to see her daughter dance if nobody can stand it for free.
The prayer requests are dreadful....as well as the political comments from either side. Just not the time or place.