2009-02-27

Friday Facebook Rants


Everybody has been writing about Facebook. I'm a bandwagon jumper, so I'll bite.

RANT 1 - Facebook Cliques - What Facebook needs to make it better is what high school suck; Facebook needs cliques. You should be able to set up cliques in FB and the assign your contacts to one or more of them. Only people in a clique can see what the other clique members post, tag, etc about you. That way your mom doesn't get informed about the drunken video that Crazy Mike posted about the two of you last weekend.

RANT 2 - Facebook Diamonds - Imagine 4 people sitting around a table. Everyone knows the person to their left and right, but no one knows the person across from them. I've got 3 Facebook diamonds that I know of.
Sass is in one. MelO is in another. The third is two non-blogger friends. (Yes, I have non-blogger friends on FB, smart-ashes!) It just kind of messes with you when your worlds collide. I'm looking at the people Facebook thinks I may know (and it thinks I should know everyone that Gwen and H have in common which is like 300 people) and it says, you and "Cindy Seafoam" have two friends in common. So you look at your mutual friends, and one is Sass and one is a girl you know from college.

It's like, WORLDS COLLIDING!



26 comments:

Cora said...

I ABSOLUTELY AGREE! Facebook throws together all these different aspects of your life in what can be a really bizarre and messy way. Sometimes someone has some awkward 'spaining to do. I hated the cliques in high school (well, except for my own Art Nerd clique, because we were SPECTACULAR. Duh) but cliques in facebook would be an improvement. Definitely.

Oh, and here's a big YAY for Independent George! (YAY!!!!) Hee hee hee.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I had a sex dream about George once and my ex-ass equated that to his having a sex dream about Roseanne.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh and for the record-a sex dream about George Costanza-EWWWWWWWW!!!!

Shana said...

I love facebook (and George!)

Sass said...

I love Facebook, George, Diamonds, and YOU.

Go check me out today, my friend.

*she says with an impish twinkle in her eye...*

Just A Chic... said...

I just like Facebook because I'm nosey.

Sassy Britches said...

Sometimes I feel like Blogger has cliques, and I don't fit in anywhere!

And holy cow, that whole worlds colliding thing example with the same person knowing Sass and a girl you new in college. Creepy small world! So far, I've kept everybody compartmentalized!

MelO said...

That diamond thing just blew. my. mind! I can't believe your friend K knows my friend JF!!! How WEIRD! Lol!

Gwen said...

I had never heard of FB diamonds until now. That's wacky!

Amy Kate said...

I love the phrase "Facebook Diamonds."
The "How the hell do they know each other" phenomena has happened to me WAY too many times for comfort, and I have many costanza moments.
A blog friend that made out with a guy I made out with in college? Weird. A guy from my local bar and a friend from high school? How do they know each other! Another high school friend and a coworker's wife? They're cousins? Whaaaa? It's all a little strange, and super Costanza...

words words words said...

I agree with everything here. I don't like my worlds colliding, but it's happening! I had around 70 friends for months. It was steady. And then one person from a specific clique (your term is now being used!)found me and within days about 25 more people from that clique befriended me. It's beyond my control. I get you on the diamond thing, too. Facebook keeps insisting over and over again that I should know the same people. Like I'm going to finally break down and admit it or something. I think I'm going to post on MelO's blog just so Facebook will leave me alone!

Oh, and for the record, Relationship George is no fun at all.

MelO said...

Wait...

Why will facebook leave you alone if you post on MelO's blog?? Do we make a diamond, WWW?

MelO said...

I bet facebook has been suggesting WWW to me all along and I didn't even know ;)

But to be fair... I don't know who I don't know!

words words words said...

I think we do. Facebook insists that we should be BFF.

Sass said...

Hey, Amy! I'm the blog friend that made out with the guy who made out with you.

Woo-HOOOOO!!! Was that a great night, or WHAT? ;)

J.J. in L.A. said...

I seriously hate Facebook! I'm a MySpace girl at heart.

Weirdly enough, the news at this very second, is doing a story on the website. Spoooooky!

Cora said...

Hey, Sassy Pants! I just saw your Sassified Award and I can't of anyone who deserves it more than YOU do. Congratulations!! :-)

Giggle Pixie said...

Facebook is going to be the death of Independent George!!!!

LOL!

mike said...

Just today I had a little message from the facebooks that [friend I know from being a blogger] suggested that I go friend this other guy. The facebooks really thought we would hit it off, this new guy and myself. Well, I have never heard of this guy, I didnt recognize his picture, and we didnt have any mutual friends except for [blogging guy]. But I friended him anyways. I feel so dirty.

Scope said...

Cora – Sorry about that.

Candy – Haven't you suffered enough for one day!

Shana – I do too!

Sass – I do too! :-) You are the best. Thanks.

Just A Chic – I totally deny using the powers of facebook for EVIL. Well, except for the time I mentioned that I could "tell I [he] had asparagus last night" in my status.

Sassy Britches – I regret to inform you, that you seem to fit this blogger clique just fine. And it is a small world.

MelO – It's weird carp like that happening that I just love, but it messed me up when it first happened to me.

Gwen – To be honest, I didn't coin the term. My FB and college friend Scott used it the other day when I was explaining the phenomenon in, where else, facebook. But with you, H, and your cousin knowing a lot of the same people, I'm getting a ton of friend suggestions out of your St. Lou Crew.

Amy Kate – Welcome to Scope-Tech. Sorry, bad host for not saying so sooner. When those cosmic dice start tumbling, things can get odd. And that's how I like it!

words words words – I think until I have better control, my rules of "No family. No co-workers." will remain the law of the land. The fact that my boss and I share a few friends is almost too close for comfort sometimes. And just to be clear, hanging out with MelO will INCREASE your popularity, not decrease it.

Sass – Don't tease. That's not funny. I'm old and my heart can't take that kind of strain.

J.J. – I set up a MySpace account once to see something someone posted there, but never came back. FB has me hooked.

Cora – Just don't confuse my Sassy Pants with Sassy Britches. That would be my NAILED to the WALL.

Giggle Pixie – Independent George has noticed a little self censorship in facebook. But, he's also figured out sneaky ways to send jokes without others catching on.

mike – I did something like that, but only with a chick. Cause I'm a pig like that. And then she ignored the request.

Cora said...

No need to apologize! Really! You didn't do anything wrong. It was just a joke only bloggy people understood. Everyone else can just shove off if they don't get it! I thought what you did was GREAT. It was hilarious! And I've had to explain my own comments too about other stuff. Bunsup comes to mind. I mentioned Poo once and that confused the family. No biggie. It won't be the last time I'll need to explain something, of course. That's just the nature of facebook. Which is why I think the cliques are a fantastic idea!

Hey, I see a Watchmen widget over there. Are you going? Will you be first in line, like I always am for the Harry Potter film releases? I never read the Watchmen comics, so I don't know anything about it except that Matt Frewer and Carla Gugino have roles and I like them a lot. Can't say if I'll go or not. Still deciding. If it's anything like X-men, I might give it a shot.

Soooo, nailed to the wall, hmm? ;-)

mo.stoneskin said...

I think there should be facebook gangs, you get given a secret identity, wear a hood, and go rampaging around the virtual world causing havoc and being a prick.

What dya reckon?

Cowguy said...

Facebook always leaves you wanting just a touch more.

It's like getting to dig through someone's underwear drawer but without finding that odd dolphin shaped vibrator.

Fancy Schmancy said...

That's how I got outed, by high school friends. I agree, it is a little weird, but now I'm introducing old friends to my blog, and it's interesting seeing their reactions. Especially when I've written about them...

Bee and Rose said...

Hello...my name is Dawn and I do not do Facebook...or Myspace...or Twitter...and (gasp!) I don't have text....

(I know, you thought creatures like me were a myth...) giggle giggle...

Bee and Rose said...

Oh! Forgot to say Congrats on the Sassification! Congrats!