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Okay, so… [OT]

Cidu Bill on Jan 13th 2017

This woman I don’t know not only started following me on Facebook — not odd in itself — but also liked and started following both my Crimeweek page and the Billo page!

Yeah, you guessed it: she’s a Seattle real estate agent.

Do you suppose she thinks she’s uncovered IBB’s other job writing about the criminal justice system as well as his secret coulroic life?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Billo, Crimeweek, IBB | 21 responses so far

Social Media (and Me)

Cidu Bill on Nov 30th 2012

Follow-up: Just got an e-mail from Facebook telling me 7 people tried to “friend” me on the CIDU account. Umm…

There is a CIDU page on Facebook. It was never active, but a number of CIDU regulars have tried to “friend” me there. Since there’s no “there” there, there’s not much point to that — but I’m also on Facebook as Bill Bickel, so feel free to look me up there.

Billo is on Facebook now, for those of you who know what I’m talking about.

The CJA Facebook page is where new articles and posts show up first — but that’s a moot point for now, since the CJA site will be inactive until January.

I have no idea why Google+ exists. I did sign on in order to check it out — but I don’t even remember what e-mail address and password I used, so any attempt to contact me there is futile.

I’m on LinkedIn, though I’m only vaguely clear on why. The how is that one of my cousins was in on the creation of the thing (yes, he is rich), and he set everybody up with accounts. I have very few contacts although, as managing editor of a crime magazine, I suspect I should be accumulating contacts in both the publishing and the crime fields. I keep seeing notices that “XXX now has 30 new contacts,” which is more than I have in total.

I know that’s kind of pathetic.

My understanding — since I never came across a “LinkedIn For Dummies” book, though I’m sure one exists — is that in order to get a contact, you have to contact one of your contacts and get a referral. This seems very awkward to me, and it’s hard to believe that somebody can add 30 new contacts in one day by this method.

So maybe somebody here can set me straight: it’s been my experience that collectively you guys know everything.

(Oh, and please remember that if you post here using a nickname, I’m not necessarily going to know who you are if you contact me on Facebook under your real name)

Filed in Bill Bickel, Billo, CJA, Facebook, LinkedIn, social media | 15 responses so far

Billo and Tiger Woods’s Sex Addiction

Cidu Bill on Jan 20th 2010

As opposed to “Billo’s and Tiger Woods’s Sex Addiction,” which would be unsettling on many levels.


Filed in Billo, Tiger Woods, sex`addiction | Comments Off

Billo’s Advice to Conan

Cidu Bill on Jan 19th 2010

(language advisory)

Filed in Billo, Jay Leno, television | Comments Off

Double-Quote of the Week

Cidu Bill on Jan 7th 2010

I shifted this one over to the Billo site, because it might be a bit religiously sensitive even by the standards of CIDU’s off-topic discussions (and the link is now fixed)

Filed in Ann Coulter, Bill Bickel, Billo, Brit Hume, Tiger Woods, religion | 3 responses so far

What Michael Jackson Did Not Do on June 27

Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2009

(Click on the photo -Billo)

Filed in Billo, Michael Jackson | No responses yet

Levi Johnston, Superstar

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2009

(Click on the photo -Billo)

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Tempest in a C-Cup

Cidu Bill on Jul 21st 2008

A federal appeals court today threw out a $550,000 fine levied by the FCC against the CBS television network for showing the momentary exposure of most of Janet Jackson’s breast during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl, saying the agency acted “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” and violated its own policy of only imposing fines when an offense is so “pervasive as to amount to ’shock treatment’ for the audience.” Apparently, an image that can only be seen by somebody with a TIVO does not count.

Incredibly enough, there’s still no mention of any punishment for Justin Timberlake for introducing the phrase “wardrobe malfunction” into the English language.

Nicole reminds me that Billo had a bit to say about this non-issue at the time…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Billo, CBS, FCC, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Super Bowl, breasts, wardrobe malfunction | 7 responses so far