Facebook Plays The Microsoft Card
February 5, 2012 at 4:58 am
If you’ve been following my usually sort of pointless screed here on the always friendly and charming BoskoLives, I’ve often made mention that I’m not now and never * in the future will be a “Facebooker”. Up until the past week that statement wasn’t more than me up on old Rocinante tilting at the windy bastards that are busy taking up far too much oxygen and earth time updating their walls and telling the world about how happy they are that they were able to get in on the I.P.O.
*Never, as it turns out is a long long time, and necessity is certainly a mother, so I’m finally going to be a facebooger, but only long enough to get my kickstarter campaign (see insert near the bottom) going to fund my sitcom pilot, more about that soon in a newer post.
Hey! Who let that chick in here?
Earlier today I tried to post a comment to a political article on a news web site, but it said that I had to first sign in to comment. So far, no big deal as that’s sort of the name of the game when you choose to respond with a comment. But wait a minute….. In order to sign in, it now says that I have to do it using my Facebook account. Uh oh. And perhaps list my phone number, double uh oh…..
Your Papers Are In Order, Yes?
Here’s a quick test here to see if you were paying attention while reading the first paragraph. Would you for any reason expect me to give up what’s left of my privacy so I would be able to share the size and color photos of my bowel movements with my “Friends”, most if not all of whom I’ve never met, who have indicated that for reasons unknown they “Like” me?
Like us or lick us
When logging in on various web sites in the past I was usually given the choice of either logging in as a guest, or by using my Google account, my LinkedIn (more about that soon) account, or a from a few other choices. Today I found that I must “sign in using my Facebook account”, which to them is the only way with no choice “B” provided. This is similar to the way Microsoft coerced people into using Windows by making it the de-facto choice you had to go with for web building, viewing, and such in the early ‘net days. Some day I’ll ramble on about how many times Windows 3.0 left me high and dry (and file-less) with continuous promises of how the next iteration of their bloated virus magnet “Vaporware” was going to fix everything on my computer and in my life.
My way or the highway, v3.1
Shades of Air Force Baseball! For those new to that game, A.F.B. was a game I learned while I spent a few years protecting the Victor Valley area from the Vietnamese, or any of those other godless communists I’ve heard about since the embargo of Cuba started. The rules of the game were simple as explained to me by the lifers; “You play ball with us or we shove the bat up your ass”. I’m not liking much of choice B.
Ask for Louisville Lube, it works even where the sun doesn’t shine
I’m waiting for Facebook to start using a code name for those special users who voluntarily stick their heads into the bars while they fatten up on the number of their newest “likes” , until they are marketed to advertisers.
By the way, our screen name is “Veal”.
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