What if Facebook was Real Life


ha haJust had to share this one with you. It’s a little piece courtesy of Bill Mullins’ Tech Thoughts site with “thanks to Joan”.

It’s one I hadn’t seen before and I found it not only very funny but also quite true:

Presently, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.

Everyday I go down the street and tell every passerby what I have eaten, how I feel, what I did the night before, and what I will do after.

I give them pictures of my friends, my family, my dog, and me gardening and spending time in my pool. 

I also listen to their conversations and tell them that I love them.

It works!

I already have 3 people following me – 2 police officers and a psychiatrist.

Sort of puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it.

I’m guessing we all have at least one person in our lives who insists on regaling everyone with useless trivia about mundane events. I have one who will post such riveting snippets as … “Oh dear, I seem to have lost my hairbrush“. Then, an hour later … “Stop worrying, I’ve found it“.

Thank goodness for that, now I’ll be able to sleep at night. 🙂

GCHQ: The Most Unregulated Spy Agency in the Western World

While on the subject of Facebook, and social media in general, the U.K.’s equivalent to the NSA, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is now reported to be the most unregulated spy agency in the western world. Cartoon’s are supposed to be humorous but this one also encapsulates the situation’s “scary” aspect too:


gchq_cartoon

[credit: The Register]

 

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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