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Whats up with Facebook
Entered on: January 10, 2008 5:39 PM by BigFatty
I've been apart of Facebook for over two years now. It sounded like a good thing... keep in touch with distant friends, find lost friends.... I will admit it is good at keeping you connected. But, what can you do with it? I don't use it too much, but to me it is a bunch or worthless messages about which person joined which stupid group, sent a message, changed something, or played a game. What good is this information? Plus all the stupid applications that you are encouraged to spam to your friends so they have worthless applications like you. I originally joined thinking I could post updates about me and what I was doing. I am still looking for that feature. I say it is BULLSHIT! Why is it so popular?? Rad, I see you and your peeps on and active. Whats the deal with it???

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From: NickNick Entered on: January 10, 2008 6:12 PM
Yeah.  It's all about the distraction for me.  I do, occasionally, use facebook to actually discuss things with people.  But it truly is tool to help me stay dumb and in the dark about things.  I will freely admit that I lap up Facebook's creamy goodness because I want to keep myself as far away from reality as I possibly can.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: January 10, 2008 7:03 PM
Facebook?  Is it better than MySpace for meeting 14-year-old girls?
From: Bunky Entered on: January 10, 2008 7:40 PM
Zilla, isn't facebook where the Fatophiles hang out?
From: NickNick Entered on: January 11, 2008 7:40 AM
I'm not sure Zilla. I haven't tried with girls yet.
From: Ross Entered on: January 11, 2008 8:11 AM

I've never joined any of those social networking sites (unless you count LinkedIn, the professional "social" network).  When I took one look at MySpace, my first thought was that I had gone back in time to 1996 and I was looking at everyone's first attempts at making really shitty web pages.  There is so much bad design and noisiness on those pages that it hurts my brain.  I guess facebook is a little better, but in general I do kind of fail to see the appeal of these sites.  

Besides, with Jackassery, you get a real social network, custom made for us! Though, granted, I have toyed in the past with making individual pages available to each member here (technically this does exist) but I don't have any nice tools for creating pages.  Of course, looking at MySpace pages, I'm not sure I want to provide any if that's what they produce...

From: Bunky Entered on: January 11, 2008 9:15 AM
I am connected to LinkedIn as well. F Myspace. The fact I have been asked a million times on XBOX Live if I have a Myspace makes me not want to have one...
From: NickNick Entered on: January 11, 2008 11:37 AM
Well, Myspace truly doesn't let you design your own page. It provides you with a couple of tools and services but I've never taken the time for it. Myspace wasn't for me to design a webpage on anyway. It was to keep in touch with some friends who didn't have consistent phone numbers or e-mail address. Let me design a page and I'll show you how it's done. Of course, I have to learn html first.
From: BigFatty Entered on: January 11, 2008 11:45 AM

Yes, Facebook needs a facelift.  From what I seen, your personal page consists of a few bits of biographical data (fine), a bunch of worthless lists (well good for some people), a photo album (Okay, this is good and being able to call out other Facebook members is pretty sweet.)  But 90% of the main page is devoted to messages and invitations about inane things your 'contacts' are doing.  Rad - thanks for telling me your fancy Pants score, much needed information.  Oh I get the Travel Bear on my superwall about every F'n day.  I see no place for personal news, reflections, or blog style conversation.

JA is a lot of what Facebook should be.  Everyone should have their own personal page, linked to friends.  On the personal pages, you have your own discussion topics, which you can invite your friends to participate in on a individual basis (for both friends and topics) or your friends can stop by and ask to participate in a certain discussion.  Also on your page is all of the 'Discussions' you are apart of.  When one is updated, you get notified and you can read and respond right from your page.  Its like each of the JA Threads is a conversation you can start on your page, or be apart of if started on another page.  If your friend starts a new thread, you can be notified automatically, or just have it so your friend has to invite you.

This is your million dollar idea Ross.  You got most of the work done and tested here.  You just have to change it around a bit more and it is Facebook beating sweet!

If you decide to go off and make the millions, just make sure you remember Fatty with your riches and throw me a few 100 grands.  Thanks Chief!

From: BigFatty Entered on: January 11, 2008 11:46 AM
Dude.....  I just realized what I described....  Facebook, but for intelligent adults.

From: NickNick Entered on: January 11, 2008 2:06 PM
Yeah. I like those candy bars as well.
From: Radmobile Entered on: January 12, 2008 12:45 AM
Yeah, I'm starting to lose interest in facebook.  I keep adding all these dumb applications and stuff.  I think I'd like it better if it was just messageing and pictures. 
From: Ross Entered on: February 8, 2008 1:35 PM

Oh: Fuck MySpace!


From: NickNick Entered on: February 8, 2008 2:00 PM

I declare bullshit!!  Ridiculous thuggery.  I'm getting incredibly tired of the double standards we throw on "discrimination."  Whether it's religious in form or racist or sexist. 

From: Ross Entered on: August 17, 2008 12:17 PM

Well, I have to admit, I was wrong about Facebook.  It's much better than MySpace, and has actually been pretty cool for finding people that I haven't heard from in ages.  Interestingly, Jay Kus posted a class photo that I was completely unaware of, and it shows both Creeko and I in the same class!  (I hope this will load if you're not a member of Facebook):

Creeko is second row, third from the right, and I'm third row, far right.  Yes, I know I look like a complete sissy with my shirt buttoned all the way up, you arsehurls.

From: Bunky Entered on: August 17, 2008 12:52 PM

Is that Creeko with the mullet?

From: BigFatty Entered on: August 17, 2008 3:33 PM

HAHA!  That is sweet.  How come you two never became buds back then?  It is a small class... you'd think you'd at least remember each other!  Both of you must have been shy.

Fatty update.............  I just bought my tickets to GR.  We are flying in on Friday, Oct 17 into Detroit, then leaving on Sunday Nov. 2 from Chicago.  We plan on a few days that last weekend in Chicago.  Maybe Thursday Bert????  I am bringing the wife, daughter, AND sister-in-law.

Mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

From: Ross Entered on: August 17, 2008 4:16 PM

I honestly don't remember my fourth grade class being composed like this.  To my knowledge, I was never in a split class.  However, I do remember having Mrs. Breederland for both 4th and 5th grades.  So either my memory is pretty fucked up, or this picture is, or else it was taken before the classroom assignments were fully fleshed out - actually I do recall being in another split class for fourth grade initially, but being reassigned to Mrs. Breederland's class early on, which was not a split.  So even though I am usually quick to admit faulty memory, I am going to say that this picture is not correct, and I actually never did share a classroom with the Creeko.

From: Ross Entered on: August 17, 2008 6:35 PM

Oh, and yeah, that sounds good, Fatty.  Once you can firm up when you guys want to swing into Chi-town, let me know and I will make sure I can take a day or two off work if need be.

From: Creeko Entered on: August 18, 2008 10:27 AM

If my memory serves me correct, I recall having Bertstains in Mrs. Bakers 5/6 grade split until I (my mom) requested a tranfer to a non-split 6th grade with all my friends (also because Mrs. Baker was suposedly mean).

From: Ross Entered on: August 18, 2008 12:45 PM

Well, I remember something very similar.  I was in the split for 4/5 (it could have been 5/6, though), but requested (via my mom) to move to the normal non-split grade class.  But I thought Mrs. Baker taught 1st and 2nd grades?  In any case, I'm pretty sure Mrs. Breederland didn't teach the class in that photo above, it was someone like Roberts or Robertson or something maybe?  Not one of the long-standing teachers of note.  But I was never in a split the whole year. 

From: Creeko Entered on: August 19, 2008 1:43 PM

I've been an offical Facebook member for a full two days now. From what I gather is that it's a place where people you knew from High School try to make themselves seem interesting.

I don't think I can get into it, I don't feel the need to make my business open to everyone I've ever known and everyone they know.

From: Bunky Entered on: August 20, 2008 10:34 AM

Creeko, it Facebook isn't working for you, maybe this is more your brand:

It is a social networking site creating by The Hoff (not to be cornfused with The Bone) himself!

Here is why he created it:

In my travels round the world I have always been surprised that no matter where I go people recognize and know me, from Europe, Australia and India to the Philippines and the Zulu Nation in South Africa. This got me thinking... I realized that while two people from two entirely different countries and backgrounds may seem to have nothing in common, the only thing they might have in common is me... So I decided to start a network where people from across the world might come together and get a conversation started over me. Where it will lead, I don't know but the world would be a better place if everyone talked a little more to each other...

From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 20, 2008 10:50 AM

WTF?!  Is this for real?

Wow!  It makes me wonder what The Hoff's Org Chart would look like!  It would be off the hook considering how he's the Center Of All Creation!  Get on it, Spider!


From: Bunky Entered on: August 20, 2008 11:33 AM

Jack, don't play dumb. I read your testimonial on the site. I can't wait until he has his own Hoff Magazine. He he he he....

I didn't see the link for his cheeseburger video though....

From: NickNick Entered on: August 20, 2008 11:39 AM

Yeah.  Jack even took his name..... wait for it..... this one is classic...... his new name is Jack Hoff.  HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!  I'm incredible.  OK.  I'm leaving now.

From: Bunky Entered on: August 20, 2008 11:43 AM

Okay, that had a strange Fatty vibe to it!

From: NickNick Entered on: August 20, 2008 12:18 PM

I apologize.  I think I've been channeling him recently.  A little while ago,  I found myself dancing strangely.  I have also developed this fondness for the young sisters of my friends.

From: NickNick Entered on: August 20, 2008 4:38 PM

.... And now back to what I do best.  Posting unexplainable disturbing pictures that truly have nothing to di with the topic.

robot spider

Robot, found a picture of you to post.


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