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[KATU]  I’m quitting Facebook because it makes me feel like a loser. I don’t mean reading posts about babies taking first steps and people flaunting their engagement ring makes me feel bad. I mean that the simple act of logging in, scrolling the news feed and posting about something mundane I did isn’t worth my time. I’m about to turn thirty, and as such, I’m looking at every decision in my life. And after weighing the costs and benefits of visiting of Facebook, I’ve realized I get nothing out of it. The truth of the matter is that Facebook is no substitute for a phone call or dropping by a friend’s apartment to catch up over coffee. For some people that’s the point—all they want is a glimpse of their friend’s lives. I don’t need that. And I don’t want to read the musings and rants of people that have floated through my life, but aren’t really friends. Which brings me to the second reason I’m quitting: the pressure to add people I’d rather not let into my life. Whether it’s a parent’s friend or someone I met out, I’d just rather not do it or feel guilty for letting their friend request go ignored. There’s a professional me, an off-work me and neither need to be on full-display, all at once. The mind-boggling privacy settings and inability to categorize “friends” has also been frustrating. Unlike Google Circles, which featured the ability to lump acquaintances in one group and family in another, achieving the same results on Facebook is a 30 minute endeavor that doesn’t always work. With all the drop-down menus to click through and the confusing “Friends” vs. “Only Me” settings, I abandon the process altogether. Finally, and this might be the biggest thing pushing me to leave, I don’t like the idea of Mark Zuckerberg having access to something I posted at 21 when I didn’t know any better. A marketer doesn’t need to know it, and I shouldn’t have to wonder where it’s being stored or what it’s going to be used for. So I’m going to dump Facebook at the end of the month when I turn 30. Hopefully, I won’t feel like a loser, standing on the outside of the world’s biggest social network.

Good for you, twat.  Draw the line in the cyber sand.  Let’s overlook the ironic fact that this article you wrote is simply a wordy Facebook status update that’s not on Facebook.  No need to dissect why you feel like a loser, either.  I doubt it has anything to do with your tiny head, big teeth or that you’re the type of annoying bitch with such an overblown sense of importance that you sat around compiling a list of Facebook pros & cons as it pertains to your remarkable existence.   (more…)

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[Daily News]  Her drinks may be easy to swallow, but racist remarks on one bartender’s Facebook page didn’t taste good to the high-end Chicago club that fired her. Jessica Elizabeth, a now-ex-bartender at Proof in the Windy City, lost her job after she started a conversation on her Facebook page about African Americans, dropping several N words, calling them “apes” and “f—– animals.” “Wow so insane how one race of people can be so f—ing incompetent and disgusting,” she wrote. Surprisingly, several of her Facebook friends seemed to feel the same way and joined in with racist rants of their own. “Wanna beat them up? Bc id like to with some of them,” a man identified on the site as Andy J Cuthbertson replied. The bartender added, “I just about dropped one on her f—– nasty face and huge nose. They really are apes and must not be fully developed.” Finally, one friend, Zoe ProofChicago, piped in that something was wrong with rant. “Hey hitler,” she posted, “this is in violation of your social media contract. Please remove it ASAP.” Elizabeth, clearly not understanding the warning or perhaps that her Facebook page was public, replied, “r u joking? I have a life outside of the club” The rant was first posted online by 312diningdive.blogspot.com. In a statement to the blog, Proof’s owner, Mike Bloem said, “Proof would like to confirm its belief in equality, fairness and tolerance to all our friends and partners. Sadly, on occasion, we are all exposed to ignorance and racism. We believe that by continuing to be true to our ideals and leading through our actions that each of us can be an agent for positive change.”

You guys are all smart – you wouldn’t be reading otherwise.  So there’s no need for me to point out this chick’s enormous jugs, bleach blonde bimbo head or her shameless hatred for one race of incompetent, disgusting fucking animals.  Good for you, boulder tits.  You might not like this, Jessica, but this blog isn’t about you.  It’s about that toolbag on your Facebook page – Andy J Cuthbertson.   (more…)

[Tampa Bay]  Doyle Hardwick found himself back at the Land O’Lakes jail this week, this time for 60 days, all because he wanted to check his Facebook page in peace. The trouble began brewing the evening of Sept. 24, as Hardwick plied his wife with beer, hoping she would go to bed. She drank. And drank. But didn’t feel like going to sleep. So he called 911. Caller (CLR) “says him and his wife are sitting next to each other,” the 911 transcript reads. “CLR is upset because she won’t go to bed. Now they are bickering about who has been drinking. CLR has had 4 beers. Wife has had 8 beers. … CLR is upset because she wouldn’t let him look at Facebook peacefully.” His wife, Julie Hardwick, 54, waited for the deputy outside the mobile home at 27022 Dayflower Blvd. in the Angus Valley area of Wesley Chapel. Doyle Hardwick, 57, was still on the phone with 911 when the deputy walked in. The house was in order and the Hardwicks were calm. Both smelled of alcohol, the report says. The deputy asked the husband to step outside and talk with him. Doyle Hardwick said he “called 911 because he was upset about his wife sitting next to him and not going to sleep after he gave her beers to go to sleep,” the deputy wrote. “His wife was supposed to go to sleep after he gave her the beers because that was their agreement. He wanted me to make his wife not sit next to him and go to bed like she was supposed to.”

See this is the beef I have with 911.  It’s emergency response, not emergency prevention.  Puts my man Doyle here between a rock and a hard place, because apparently he was going to jail either way.  Call 911 and tell them, “Listen, my cunt wife is reneging on our verbal agreement and is all up in my shit while I’m flipping through my niece’s Spring Break ’12 album on Facebook.  Can you guys swing by and tell her to go to bed like she’s supposed to before I put her to sleep myself?”  What?  No emergency has occurred?  Clink time for you, pal.  Or, (more…)

[TSG]  Chicago police are investigating the posting to Facebook of a photo that appears to show a young girl with her hands and legs bound and her mouth covered with tape. The picture, seen above, was recently posted to the Facebook page of Andre Curry, a 21-year-old Chicago man. The photo carried the notation, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ; ).” Hours after the photo was originally posted, a Facebook friend of Curry’s wrote, “U goin to jail.” Je’Vanna Cobbins, a second Facebook friend, wrote, “really??? Dre.” Cobbins, a Chicago resident, told TSG she believes Curry was just “playing around,” adding that, “I wouldn’t say it was child abuse.” Cobbins said that Curry–who once dated her sister–would “never do anything to harm anyone.” While noting that the image went “a bit too far,” Cobbins added that Curry was “being playful with his child. People play with their child differently.” The disturbing image–which began to circulate online over the past several days–apparently prompted calls to cops. A Chicago Police Department spokesman today told TSG that “detectives are looking into it.” Curry did not respond to a message sent via his Facebook page (where photos are only available to his friends). In a phone interview, Curry’s grandmother said that he is father to a young daughter, but added that she knew nothing about the Facebook photo.

Good for you, Andre.  Sure it’s unconventional but you know what?  It sure as hell beats deciding to fight her like a man because this little bitch got hand-happy instead of simply accepting the consequence for whatever she did to make dad slap her around in the first place.  Dre showed uncommon restraint in…well…using restraints instead of closed fists.  And before you say “well you shouldn’t hit a 4 year-old in the first place”, think about what a child that age is capable of.   (more…)

[Des Moines]  The alleged motive in a Des Moines arson case is tied to actions on Facebook, a social networking site, according to police. Detectives have arrested Jennifer Christine Harris, 30, of Des Moines, on a charge of first-degree arson. She is being held in the Polk County Jail on $100,000 bond. The fire broke out in a garage at the Jim and Nikki Rasmussen residence, 2351 E. 40th Court on Oct. 27. Officials said the fire at 1 a.m., caused a popping sound and then a “boom.” The family was sleeping at the time but the sounds alerted family members to the danger. They managed to escape as the siding on their house began to melt from the heat of the fire in the detached garage. The roof of the garage collapsed on cars stored in the garage. Other stored property also was lost in the blaze. Officers asked Jim Rasmussen if anyone would want to harm him of his family and he provided the name Jennifer “Jen” Harris. He said Harris was a long-time friend of his wife but they were now involved in a dispute. A police report says that when an officer asked Nikki Rasmussen about Jen Harris, Rasmussen said “… the two are no longer friends due to a dispute over Facebook. According to Nikki, Jen is angry with her because she ended their friendship on Facebook.” The report goes on to mention a “fake Facebook account.”  But Police Detective Jack Kamerick said only that it involved “Facebook issues and kept building and building and text messages that were sent.” “Things were posted on Facebook,” Kamerick said. “Jen asked Nikki to create an event on Facebook for a party. Nikki did that. As the date for the party approached “there were a lot of ‘declines,’ on Facebook, the detective said. It was looking like the party might be a bust. The dispute apparently blossomed. So when the garage went up in flames, Harris became the first name that occurred to the victims.

Fucking Zuckerberg.  Transforming the social media game and creating the site which all sociopaths who can’t function in the real world rely upon to make it seem as though they have a life.  There was actually a time where the only thing you could hide behind to deliver bad news was a telephone – but at least the recipient had the opportunity to plead their case.  There was no audience either.  And in all actuality, that only happened when you had to dump a bitch.   (more…)

[HP] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The wave of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East that have overturned three governments in the past year have prompted the U.S. government to begin developing guidelines for culling intelligence from social media networks, a top Homeland Security official said Monday. Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the use of such technology in uprisings that started in December in Tunisia shocked some officials into attention and prompted questions of whether the U.S. needs to do a better job of monitoring domestic social networking activity. “We’re still trying to figure out how you use things like Twitter as a source,” she said. “How do you establish trends and how do you then capture that in an intelligence product?”

Well this is some scary shit. Homeland security is about to start tracking our every move using Facebook and Twitter. They plan on harnessing the power of the internet to find out highly personal and sensitive information on the millions of people using social networking sites regularly. Oh, I don’t want to be misunderstood though. I don’t mean it’s scary in an Orwellian, 1984, Big Brother sort of way. What’s scary is that they’re just starting to figure this out now. We have an entire government agency designed to gather as much information as they can on specific individuals and they never once thought of creeping on Facebook? Unbelievable. That’s step number one any time you need to do some stalking. I’m reading this and thinking to myself, (more…)

[Daily Mail]  A special education teacher is under fire after he posted photos of himself on Facebook wearing one of his student’s helmets. Jeremy Hollinger, a teacher in Mobile, Alabama, mocked children in his second-grade class, making jokes about them going to the bathroom on themselves and eating crayons. ‘I guess crayons are on the menu’ and ‘Why is there s**t on the floor?’ the Eichold-Mertz Elementary School teacher wrote on his profile, which was open to be viewed by anyone. Parent Celeste Dennis found pictures of the teacher wearing the helmet her son has to use during physical education. ‘It hurt, it genuinely hurt me,’ said Ms Dennis who has transferred her son to a different school. ‘My son wears a helmet for seizures during PE. He had a picture of himself with my son’s helmet on making fun on him like that was some type of joke,’ she told local station Fox 10. ‘It takes a special type of person to deal with special children and he is not that person,’ she added. ‘I just want him out of there.’ The school department refused to comment on the situation, but Hollinger is still thought to be working as a teacher. Nancy Pierce of the  Mobile County Public School system told Fox 10: ‘Because it’s a personnel matter, I can’t discuss that with you. ‘The appropriate measures were taken by our Human Resources Department.’

Parents are upset, huh?  So what?  Has anyone asked any of these tards what they think or how they feel?  I mean if the kids are having a blast in their rubber rooms with helmets on because their teacher is ‘one of them’ then I really don’t see the problem here.  Are you trying to say retards can’t be teachers?  (more…)