Facebook has made several radical changes to support its drive to increase revenue. Twitter is on the same path. But have they tipped the balance and found your breaking point yet?
Dangerous Minds has written a lengthy and eloquent complaint about how Facebook is deliberately "broken" so that your posts are held hostage unless you pay to promote them. They didn't cover the other parts of this plan, such as removing or obscuring access to RSS feeds of Facebook content, or treating cross-posted content as inferior, so that not even the 15% of your friends or fans - who might see content you posted directly - get to see those posts.
You probably know this but recently Borderlands 2 came out.
Like other Christmas releases, it’s one of those annoying games that everyone else seems to have, but you have to wait for Christmas to play on it because you have no money to buy it. And you just know that when you do get it, everyone else will have completed it about 50 times over and when you want to talk about it, they already know everything.
Anyway, onto more pressing matters.
I literally just got an update alert on my iPad for iOS 6 and I downloaded it immediately with no questions asked.
This made me think.
“Am I a slave to updates?”
I mean, think about it, how many times have you gone on your Xbox/PS3 or whatever, and questioned an update for a game?
You don’t, you just do it.
Adobe is the worst. When it asks you to update to Adobe Reader 5.4.3 blah blah blah, the update alert is slightly more annoying than losing 300 or so megabytes of hard drive space.
Also, if you choose not to update right at that moment, there is always an unchecked box saying ‘Don’t ask me again’. You never check it because a little part of you thinks “But what if that update makes the program really really really awesome?”. I can never quite commit to getting rid of that annoying little update.
I probably have a problem with commitment in general…
Alright, lets give this a go.
I like memes. You’ll probably see them popping up on here occasionally. They’re my default posts on facebook when I have nothing of interest to say (which is often). Here’s an example:
I love my Xbox with a passion, my computer, and my friends and family… in that order.
I also like brussel sprouts.
I’m currently doing my GCSE’s, but the fact that I set up this blog shows that I’m not taking them particularly seriously. All jokes aside, I’m probably going to make this a weekly thing since I need time for studying etc.
I’m a Christian and I love Jesus. Whoo!
I own four cacti that I’m meant to water regularly. Somehow, they still survive. One of them does, however, look suspiciously like a certain part of the male anatomy that I will not mention for legal reasons.
I have two parents, funnily enough, and a brother. My mum knits, my brother plays guitar and my dad… I’m not really sure what he does. Something to do with sales? I also have several grandparents who’s names and disabilities escape me.
One of my grandmas owns an iPad, she consults me regularly on how to use ‘the safari’ or ‘the FaceTime’. She has never owned a computer in her life and she can videochat with me already.
This scares me.
I own a cat named Archie. He is the most awesome feline being known to man mainly due to his laid back nature. However, he does have the psychological capacity of a toenail clipping and the IQ of a dead goat. This is probably why he’s laid back, he’s far too stupid to get stressed about anything apart from the neighbours fat tabby who pops in on occasion to terrorize my mother.
I will one day open a shop called Gagel’s Bagels and turn it into a multinational corporation that will surpass the likes of the Google and Facebook corporations.
I have a mate called Felix who I talk about memes with. He is a lad.
Well, this is my life, so welcome.
This is Josh, signing out.