I held off writing this until I had actually done the deed. And I kept put off doing the deed because I knew it would be mind numbingly boring and time consuming for reasons I’ll elaborate on in a sec. But it is done, my Facebook profile is all deleted. At first, they only let […]
So, I’ve been a very naughty Facebook researcher. A few days ago, I tried to delete my Facebook account. Despite my best attempts, I’ve only gotten as far as deactivating it, thanks to the insane demands of Facebook. I’ll save that story for another post, because its a fun one. I’ve been toying with the […]
just getting on facebook? forget it. the next big thing is rejecting social networking. in other (yet seemingly related) news, luke tells me that a bunch of australians have discovered that printers are as bad as cigarette smoke. i don’t have a printer so maybe i can start smoking now. clearly, it’ll all balance out […]
[stolen from richard stelmach]
remember internet explorer versus netscape browser wars of the mid 90s? myspace is copying facebook and adding applications. so, get ready for the social browser wars – facebook versus myspace!
there is a little known feature on facebook that allows you to be invisible to everyone but those you’ve added as a friend. this means that no one can find you in searches as well as network browsing (people looking through other people’s friends lists), wall comments, anything. you are entirely invisible to anyone who […]
i talked to greg early this morning about jack layton being on facebook. he told me kinda fearfully (or maybe its just me projecting) that he thinks facebook could get so big it just never goes away. like email or msn messenger. he pointed that facebook is moving upwards, age wise, which is usually an […]
i found an amazing article today on the political economy of facebook, myspace and the other usual suspects written by ryan bigge (former adbusters staffer before kalle lasn went apeshit and turned the mag into an antisemitic brand of shoes). basically, bigge argues that use of social networking sites can actually be seen as unpaid […]
i’m obsessed with how people (myself very muchly included) are obsessed with facebook and world of warcraft. meta-obsessed, if you will. i became fascinated with both independently, but the more i use both the more i see some interesting similarities between the two (and a lot of interesting contrasts, which i will probably write more […]
i’m doing research on the culture of facebook in attempt to narrow down my thesis topic, and came across doc mara’s genius description of facebook friending “as a quick consumption deal rather like Pokemon.” its funny cuz its true. gotta catch em all!