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Reblogged from pimpunderthemountain

pimpunderthemountain:

had to shut a bitch down today

Yeah. No.

Seven Reasons You’re Wrong

.1.

This looks fake. It looks very, very fake. I have no way of knowing that it’s fake, but it looks fake. I’m assuming it’s fake in the absence of any reason not to, as anyone should when they see some easily-shoppable convo snippets with any possible verifying information conveniently blocked out.

I’m assuming it’s fake also because it slots so perfectly into a certain sort of girl’s counter-argument to an argument that no one ever actually makes. That’s my first observation.

Everything after this entertains the unlikely suggestion that it might be real.

.2.

As a girl, you would have no way of knowing this, but there is a lot of cultural pressure on guys to approach women. It’s a big deal. If you’re a guy living in this society, you instinctively understand that if you don’t make a move on a girl you like, nothing’s going to happen.

We can pretend, if you like, that you’re not “one of those girls” and you approach guys you like and so on, and you’ll be wrong.

The guy has to approach the girl every fucking time and take the risk that she’ll think he’s creepy and it’s a huge mess and if you’re a guy it’s just awful. A total fucking nightmare. And people like you are making it harder.

.3.

It’s deeply possible this guy has some sort of social issue which make it difficult for him to express himself properly.These same issues can sometimes mean he finds it difficult to read the obvious (to you!) signs of not-interested.

When he thinks he’s interested in a girl, or that he’d like to date her, it’s because he really likes her, and that might come out in weird ways if he’s not socially fluent. This is not altogether uncommon and I’m surprised it didn’t occur to you.

Punishing people for having behavioural disorders or for not being socially fluent seems churlish.

.4.

Yes, it’s shit when girls find a guy’s magical fantasy of a girl is projected onto them, but we all do that every day to everyone we deal with. We relate to one another in a matrix of references and opinions and ideas, some of which will directly refer to fictional works.

Some girls seem to cast the men they’re interested in as a knight in shining armour, or their caretaker. I don’t mind that, and it’s easy enough to disabuse someone of those notions in the first flush of a relationship.

.5.

You seem to be annoyed that some friend of yours and his hooked him up with a way to contact you. If no one ever did this, how the hell would anyone ever contact anyone (see .2. above)?

.6.

You took a screenshot of this interaction and and posted it on the internet calling him a “bitch” to show what a badass you are. You couldn’t just be a badass. You had to make sure everyone saw it. You think you’re some sort of crusader against creepy-rapey guys, but you’re not.

You’re not a badass. You’re not a crusader. You’re just a girl who didn’t like this guy and think you deserve praise for smacking him down. Do not think you’re anything more.

.7.

The true test of whether or not this guy’s behaviour was unacceptable: if this interaction happened with a guy that you were interested in and wanted a relationship with, you wouldn’t think it’s creepy at all. You would be telling this story to your grandchildren with pride and giggles and loving glances exchanged.

You know I’m right.

This implies that the problem is not necessarily with what this guy did, but inside your mind. Which is fair enough, but again it seems churlish to make a big deal about it.

Some Questions

1. Why didn’t you just tell him as soon as you knew you weren’t interested (which we can only assume was almost immediately) instead of engaging with him in a manner which could be translated as expressing an interest in further interactions?

2. Why didn’t you block him as soon as? Problem ends immediately. The Facebook block function is easy to use and is more or less waterproof. I’ve never had any trouble with it, and I’ve blocked literally hundreds of people whose bullshit I don’t have to see ever again.

Or every time you download a photo, Facebook sends a notification to the original uploader: “XXXX has downloaded that photo of you in a bikini.”
Someone make this happen.

Or every time you download a photo, Facebook sends a notification to the original uploader: “XXXX has downloaded that photo of you in a bikini.”

Someone make this happen.

Trolls Trolling Trolls

Reblogged from classyskuntank

classyskuntank:

can i just say

arguing about stupid shit with strangers over facebook

is so fun

they just get so passionate about it and i’m just sitting here like

bitch lol idec

What if the “stupid strangers” are doing the same thing? 

Reblogged from dragonfirebreath

freewifihere:

“but sexism doesnt exist any more!”

are you sure

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are you really sure

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100% sure?

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1. I think you need to be educated on what counts as a stupid joke and what counts as actual misogyny. For instance, you might be surprised at how many women are members of Make Me A Sandwich groups on Facebook. At some point, if your alleged misogyny seems to be fine with a whole bunch of women, then either you’ve made a mistake, or you’ll have to develop a theory of misogyny which ignores the opinions of a bunch of women just because you don’t like what they think. I believe there is a word for ignoring the opinions of a bunch of women just because you don’t like what they think. Oh yeah, it’s misogyny.

2. I could find a similar number of groups which explicitly attack men. What would that prove? If you said “nothing”, you are exactly correct. Now, think about why you said nothing, and you’ll understand why this photoset is worthless as a measure of sexism.

3. Stop spending so much time on Facebook. It seems to be having a detrimental effect on your decision-making skills.

If you go to Romney's Facebook page and refresh you can actually watch the likes drop.

Reblogged from hayjulay

mogitha:

Lol omg it’s true.

I saw someone try to claim that these were the Democrats who Liked his page specifically to make it look bad if he lost. 

That’s hilarious.

(Source: farorescourage)

nathanlevinson:

Differences of opinion are not just okay, but critical. With social media we are not just saying things, we are broadcasting to networks. If you’re going to broadcast a statement, please articulate your point and be responsible about it. It’s for your own, and the greater, good.

It is important to explain yourself. If you drop some words of wisdom and follow it up with “if you don’t understand I can’t explain it to you”, it comes across as passive-aggressive. Just tell the poor unenlightened bastard what he wants to know! 

Reblogged from nathanlevinson

nathanlevinson:

Differences of opinion are not just okay, but critical. With social media we are not just saying things, we are broadcasting to networks. If you’re going to broadcast a statement, please articulate your point and be responsible about it. It’s for your own, and the greater, good.

It is important to explain yourself. If you drop some words of wisdom and follow it up with “if you don’t understand I can’t explain it to you”, it comes across as passive-aggressive. Just tell the poor unenlightened bastard what he wants to know! 

I give it a week.

I give it a week.

stfuapologists:

You see these names? Every one of them is an awful human being. Nobody should ever hire them, vote for them, work with them, treat them with the respect we reserve for our equals, talk to them or hesitate to punch their fucking lights out.

Notice the weird standard here. These people are being treated as if they actually raped someone. An extremely violent physical reaction is now an acceptable response to the expression of a hope, which given his second post, was clearly meant as some sort of hyperbolic joke. 

These are criminals. These are pieces of scum. These are evil. And now their names are here, on the Internet, forever, so that every background check and google can see them.

You’re not a criminal unless you’ve committed a crime. Hoping someone gets raped is not a crime, no matter how much you want it to be. They might be pieces of scum, and “evil” and so on. I don’t know. All I know is that at least one of them made a very poorly-judged Facebook comment, and seems to have a terrible sense of humor. 

BEAR ASHENBRENNER (also known as THOMAS MICHAEL ASHENBRENNER), MIRANDA PORTILLO, EDDIE VALLIE, TROY MAXWELL MARTIN, RYAN MAPES (also a music producer for TOURSAFE and BAND OF BRANDS and twitter personality), LUIS QUINTANILLA, MEGAN AMANE,  JOHN FOLTS

*sigh*
Yeah, let’s set up a witch-hunt for people who have really awful opinions and make horrible Facebook statuses. What a good use of our time.

All of them are misogynistic and violent people. It is unsafe to be around them. They should be ashamed to call themselves human. They need to change themselves drastically before they get a lick of respect from the rest of society.

They might be misogynistic, although you’ll run into trouble when trying to consider MEGAN AMANE, who seems to be both female and in complete agreement with the status update. You could argue, I suppose, that she’s a self-hating woman, but I think it’s always a sign that your argument is faulty whenever you have to resort to the “self-hating X” canard. It’s basically admitting that there’s something seriously wrong with your argument but you’re too lazy to actually work out what it is.
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Another thing you’ve said here is that it’s unsafe to be around them. Now, again we don’t know how true that is.
Let’s take a step back to get some perspective. Remember perspective?
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Now, let’s say I posted a Facebook status update that said "I wish everyone who had really stupid opinions on rape culture would just fucking die in a fire. I want to watch the expressions on their stupid fucking faces as they melt off their bones."
Now, that’s not really “funny”, is it? But it’s also not something you would take seriously. I mean, not if you’re an intelligent person. You wouldn’t take that as a genuine death threat, would you? And if people agreed with it, you wouldn’t also regard those people as beneath contempt, would you? I mean, maybe you would, and what a terrible life you must lead if you would, always on your guard with angry words and a hostile attitude because you never know what sort of offensive shit is going on around every corner.  You don’t live your real life like that, so why act like that on the tumblr machine? It makes no sense. Take control of yourself, take responsibility for your own emotional responses and quite looking so hard for reasons to get offended. You will have a happier life. I promise.
Furthermore, would you consider me, if you saw this status update, as more likely to murder someone? Would you consider someone who posted that update as a menace to society? Would you think it’s reasonable to infer that it’s “unsafe to be around” him? Would you feel the need to distribute his name, address and job details, his private details, to every anonymous fucktool on the internet? Do you think that would be a valid response. Yes, I wished death on some people. But you understand that it doesn’t actually mean anything, right? That it doesn’t require some sort of mob response? That at the very worst, it means I have a shitty sense of humor?
All this is assuming you believe that murder is worse than rape. If you’re the sort of person who honestly believes that a rape could be improved if only the victim were killed, then you’re on your own.
So, in essence, what this guy has done is what he imagines to be calling out women who get drunk and lose control of themselves. But what you’ve done is accuse people, by name, of non-existent criminal activity, and given random internet people the means by which they are recommended to harass them. Moreover, you seem to be proud of it. So, if anyone’s going to be subject to legal action, it’s not going to be “Bear Ashenbrenner” or any of his odious friends…

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stfuapologists:

You see these names? Every one of them is an awful human being. Nobody should ever hire them, vote for them, work with them, treat them with the respect we reserve for our equals, talk to them or hesitate to punch their fucking lights out.

Notice the weird standard here. These people are being treated as if they actually raped someone. An extremely violent physical reaction is now an acceptable response to the expression of a hope, which given his second post, was clearly meant as some sort of hyperbolic joke.

These are criminals. These are pieces of scum. These are evil. And now their names are here, on the Internet, forever, so that every background check and google can see them.

You’re not a criminal unless you’ve committed a crime. Hoping someone gets raped is not a crime, no matter how much you want it to be. They might be pieces of scum, and “evil” and so on. I don’t know. All I know is that at least one of them made a very poorly-judged Facebook comment, and seems to have a terrible sense of humor.

BEAR ASHENBRENNER (also known as THOMAS MICHAEL ASHENBRENNER), MIRANDA PORTILLO, EDDIE VALLIE, TROY MAXWELL MARTIN, RYAN MAPES (also a music producer for TOURSAFE and BAND OF BRANDS and twitter personality), LUIS QUINTANILLA, MEGAN AMANE,  JOHN FOLTS

*sigh*

Yeah, let’s set up a witch-hunt for people who have really awful opinions and make horrible Facebook statuses. What a good use of our time.

All of them are misogynistic and violent people. It is unsafe to be around them. They should be ashamed to call themselves human. They need to change themselves drastically before they get a lick of respect from the rest of society.

They might be misogynistic, although you’ll run into trouble when trying to consider MEGAN AMANE, who seems to be both female and in complete agreement with the status update. You could argue, I suppose, that she’s a self-hating woman, but I think it’s always a sign that your argument is faulty whenever you have to resort to the “self-hating X” canard. It’s basically admitting that there’s something seriously wrong with your argument but you’re too lazy to actually work out what it is.

Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.

Another thing you’ve said here is that it’s unsafe to be around them. Now, again we don’t know how true that is.

Let’s take a step back to get some perspective. Remember perspective?

Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.

Now, let’s say I posted a Facebook status update that said "I wish everyone who had really stupid opinions on rape culture would just fucking die in a fire. I want to watch the expressions on their stupid fucking faces as they melt off their bones."

Now, that’s not really “funny”, is it? But it’s also not something you would take seriously. I mean, not if you’re an intelligent person. You wouldn’t take that as a genuine death threat, would you? And if people agreed with it, you wouldn’t also regard those people as beneath contempt, would you? I mean, maybe you would, and what a terrible life you must lead if you would, always on your guard with angry words and a hostile attitude because you never know what sort of offensive shit is going on around every corner.  You don’t live your real life like that, so why act like that on the tumblr machine? It makes no sense. Take control of yourself, take responsibility for your own emotional responses and quite looking so hard for reasons to get offended. You will have a happier life. I promise.

Furthermore, would you consider me, if you saw this status update, as more likely to murder someone? Would you consider someone who posted that update as a menace to society? Would you think it’s reasonable to infer that it’s “unsafe to be around” him? Would you feel the need to distribute his name, address and job details, his private details, to every anonymous fucktool on the internet? Do you think that would be a valid response. Yes, I wished death on some people. But you understand that it doesn’t actually mean anything, right? That it doesn’t require some sort of mob response? That at the very worst, it means I have a shitty sense of humor?

All this is assuming you believe that murder is worse than rape. If you’re the sort of person who honestly believes that a rape could be improved if only the victim were killed, then you’re on your own.

So, in essence, what this guy has done is what he imagines to be calling out women who get drunk and lose control of themselves. But what you’ve done is accuse people, by name, of non-existent criminal activity, and given random internet people the means by which they are recommended to harass them. Moreover, you seem to be proud of it. So, if anyone’s going to be subject to legal action, it’s not going to be “Bear Ashenbrenner” or any of his odious friends…

(Source: pisssmoker)

inothernews:

Besides the hype, besides the technical fuckups of NASDAQ, besides the overvaluation and offering too many shares during their IPO, I think the reason Facebook’s stock is failing as much as it is right now is that people have come to realize that Everybody’s Favorite Social Network is just too obnoxious, intrusive, and data-scrapingly assholish in the way it treats everyone from its most ardent users to, sadly, people on third-party platforms like, I dunno, TUMBLR, that perhaps want nothing at all to do with the privacy black hole that is Mark Zuckerberg’s dickishness incarnate but wake up and log on to find THIS UTTER BULLSHIT.
I go on Tumblr to be on Tumblr, Tumblr.  Please leave the shitty Facebook tactics to Facebook.

It’s a new service on tumblr that lets you find blogs of people you already know, people on your Gmail contacts and your Facebook friends. What’s the problem? If you have a Facebook, you might find it useful, and if you don’t, just ignore it.
Unless your problem is that you object to the very existence of the word “Facebook”, in which case you may have a problem more serious than the ability of tumblr to help you.

Reblogged from inothernews

inothernews:

Besides the hype, besides the technical fuckups of NASDAQ, besides the overvaluation and offering too many shares during their IPO, I think the reason Facebook’s stock is failing as much as it is right now is that people have come to realize that Everybody’s Favorite Social Network is just too obnoxious, intrusive, and data-scrapingly assholish in the way it treats everyone from its most ardent users to, sadly, people on third-party platforms like, I dunno, TUMBLR, that perhaps want nothing at all to do with the privacy black hole that is Mark Zuckerberg’s dickishness incarnate but wake up and log on to find THIS UTTER BULLSHIT.

I go on Tumblr to be on Tumblr, Tumblr.  Please leave the shitty Facebook tactics to Facebook.

It’s a new service on tumblr that lets you find blogs of people you already know, people on your Gmail contacts and your Facebook friends. What’s the problem? If you have a Facebook, you might find it useful, and if you don’t, just ignore it.

Unless your problem is that you object to the very existence of the word “Facebook”, in which case you may have a problem more serious than the ability of tumblr to help you.

Instagram + Facebook

Reblogged from shinyai

I can’t believe Facebook spent one billion (!) dollars on Instagram.

They could have downloaded it for free.