How to get around Facebook’s latest invasion of privacy: Facebook Unseen

So, in case you haven’t heard, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows someone to see if you saw their message. I already wrote my rant about that one here:

http://jcoinster.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/facebook-where-do-you-draw-the-line-the-messenger-app-just-ruined-everything-3/

But there is already a way around this privacy invasion for Chrome users.

So before you get into one of these dreaded situations, I suggest you get this extension for Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gfjpoahaombpolfifdahikhbdnjjeifk

Stupid Age Facebook Like

I have lost all respect for all of 67,977 people today.

You’ve got to be kidding me right now.

“Like if you see your age?” Ok. Let’s look at the ages they listed. Hmm… Oh. Age 12 to infinity.

Basically, the only people they left out is the group of technologically advanced kids younger than 12 on facebook who would never think to like something so desperate for attention in the first place.

But… I have to admit. My age IS there. Too bad they didn’t threaten me with a time limit to find my age, or say that i’ll get killed if I don’t like the post. Oh well. I’ll take my chances.

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A picture really does mean 1000 words.

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I could sit here for the next 7 hours typing out my past few days. Im sure I could even spend that time writing about the past few hours if I tried. But I found myself looking through a few old pictures, and by that I mean the ones from a few days ago, and I realized that you can live my life through the terrible pictures I take with my phone every day. I really do mean that. Watch.

I took a picture of my baby sister sleeping, something I’m sure she’ll hit me for when I show her when she’s 16.

I took a picture of the clouds that were below me. I took a picture of the pile of tissues that laid beside my bed when I was sick for 5 days straight, in bed and unable to make the tissues to the garbage.

I took a picture of my friend sleeping on the plane just in case he decides to blackmail me.

I took a picture of the radioactive boxes of medicine being put onto the plane just because of the cool logo.

I took a picture (or tried) of the signs that said “Do not leave the Edward Jones Dome for there is inclement weather outside” But really the sign did not speak with such diction at all. I mean, it was a sign… So how could it speak?

I took a picture of the intricate 4 pieced paper airplane that we made out of sheer boredom.

And yet, if I posted these photos on facebook, the caption for all of them would probably be #YOLO becuase you really do live once, so why waste the time writing a caption?

Facebook, where do you draw the line? The messenger app just ruined everything.

Take this scenario:

You’re finally talking to your crush on Facebook! Great! Step one is complete! But uh-oh….. she’s asked a question that you dont know how to answer. Say she asked you who you like. That’s right. You’re screwed now. So it’s time for backup, you know, message a friend about the girl you’re messaging on what to say. But your aid isn’t quick to reply either. By now, the girl is wondering what your’re thinking, and she might be getting a bit bummed, mad, sad, angry – I mean, who knows what a girl’s reaction will be! They’re girls! To top it all off, she would now know that you already read the message the second she sent it. That’s just a slap in the face and a whole mess of awkwardness if you ask me.

Facebook, I appreciate your aid given by the single benefit of this feature: Now the people looking for me when i’m not quickly answering their texts can message me on facebook and they can see if you read the message or not, so they know I still have a pulse. Smart.

Now, I feel strongly about this probably because something like this happened to me a few years ago. I won’t go into details, but my uncle basically got me my crush and a best friend for life.