Cidu Bill on Mar 20th 2013
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Cidu Bill on Mar 12th 2013
- The CJA site is temporarily inactive, but the magazine’s Facebook page is still being updated.
Cidu Bill on Dec 1st 2012
Either way, this gets the “Unaccountable Anger” tag, because there’s nothing going on here that should get her anywhere near this agitated.
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)
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This CJA post, about a middle school teacher who accidentally posted a nude photo of himself on Facebook (he thought he was e-mailing it to a friend; come on, who among us hasn’t done that?) and was fired after a school parent on his Friends List reported him, got me thinking…
How different is a Facebook Friend and a “friend” anyway? And how different should they be?
Do you have people on your Friends List who would rat you out over something like this (or for that matter, real-life friends who would)? We’re not talking about posting that you just ran somebody over while you were driving drunk on your way to molest children: probably your own mother would report you for that. But something like this, clearly unintentional, the equivalent of accidentally leaving your house with your fly open (except of course a zillion times worse)… does a friend say “XYZ,” or does he call 9-1-1 and report you for indecent exposure?
Just throwing some thoughts out here, wondering what the rest of you think…
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You can help choose the winning entry by going to the Creepiosity Facebook page by midnight tonight (Friday).And while you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to visit the new CJA Facebook page.
Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2011
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My son’s on an out-of-town trip with friends this weekend. God forbid he should give us any first-hand information about where they are — but he and four of his friends have cell phone cameras and Facebook accounts, so by combining the various photos, I’ve been able to follow their progress online.
I guess this is the “new normal,” like “What time is it?”/”Hold on, I’ll check my phone.”
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Cidu Bill on Mar 12th 2011
This is actually timely, since “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” is being resurrected as a Facebook game (gotta wonder whether Mike Peters is getting product placement for this comic). Which begs the question… Is Facebook even going through the pretense anymore of not accepting members under the age of 13? Because the demographic for this game is something like 8 through 10.
Cidu Bill on Feb 16th 2011
Monica Lewinsky will turn 38 years old this week. Can you believe it? Why, it seems like only yesterday she was crawling around the White House on her hands and knees, putting everything in her mouth. They grow up so fast, don’t they?
Cidu Bill on Nov 9th 2010
Here’s a novel thought: maybe neither of them?
I remember maybe 20 years ago we were at the mall and there was a booth there for a bank or something, and essentially if you signed up to receive some information — giving them your address and telephone number — they’d give you a cheap pen and pencil set. People were lined up to take advantage of the deal. I said to my wife “Either they don’t see anything wrong with giving out their personal information, or they must really, really need that pen and pencil.
Today the same thing is going on, but nobody’s asking first and we’re not even getting the freakin’ pen and pencil set.
Cidu Bill on Oct 12th 2010
Okay, the business where they share your phone number (without your permission or knowledge) if you use their cell phone app was bad enough. I thought my number was safe because I had nothing to do with their app. But now it turns out that if you use your phone’s browser to log into Facebook, they acquire and keep your phone number from <B>that</B>. There’s no way on earth they can claim this was information I chose to share.
The most alarming part is that so few people care.