Mounting Paranoia: Facebook. Scary. No, really.
October 6, 2009 3 Comments
I brag from time to time about the fact that I have never, not even once, taken a Facebook quiz. I don’t like giving information away for free, for one thing*, and I take the attitude that anyone who doesn’t already know which Muppet they are leads an insufficiently examined life.
I did, however, try the Statistics application which mathematically collates the words in all your status updates. My (cheery, devastatingly witty) output yielded up an uncomfortable little sentence in—of all things—haiku. The first line of one, anyway.
And now, as I stumble around the Internet searching for information about something totally unrelated, I find the Firefox Screengrab tool (of which I’ve rapidly become overfond, but that’s a story for another time) and this:
If Facebook turns into a tool for introspection or reveals any kind of truth about emotional states, we will have reached the End Times. That’s all I have to say about that.
In the meantime, I will avoid ovens.
*(luckily blogging pays well.)