Note to myself about social networks

A note to myself: stop joining every social network just cause all your cool friends are on it. Remember this day. How many Facebook friends have you added in the past 24 hours? More than 300? How many friends do you have on Twitter? More than 4,000? You only have yourself to blame. Now go buy a BBQ so Maryam is happy for the rest of the weekend. Otherwise no more social networking for you buddy!

When I finally meet Mark Zuckerberg I’m going to poke him in the ribs for making me click three times just to add a friend. Hey, Mark, I’m still going to add everyone who friends me as a friend. Just making it more difficult isn’t going to stop me! I bet the next social network is actually going to look at Flickr to see if there’s any photos of us hanging out together. Geesh.

24 thoughts on “Note to myself about social networks

  1. Once Skynet becomes self aware, none of use will want to belong to social networks. It will just tell the machines what we’re doing, and how to find us.

  2. Today’s internet is a part of modern life and sometimes is causing the very same effect on some very important ( ordinary too ;) people ( those that change the world though tech etc ) just like a crack and opium had been serving pretty similar function ( at that time legal use ) in some past societies for the same purpose upon the very same type of people ( changing world ).

    This is complex issue and the work of psychiatry ( specialist ) is needed and more empirical research.

    Remember, opium used to serve as a painkiller or sedative. The internet is doing painkilling but makes as nervouse.
    Our attention suffers to great extend .
    The internet is via broadband connection the most hooked up drug to our households.

    Therefore, I will launch Priory/ Monk tourism real estate sites here in Croatia where you would go to rest/relax for about 2 months a year without net, PS, mobile phone…

    Afterwards, the stream of inovation will be hilarious and hit the Bay shores ;)

    Before it is too late and the World is hit with Internet Wars ( analogy to opium wars )

    ;))

  3. Today’s internet is a part of modern life and sometimes is causing the very same effect on some very important ( ordinary too ;) people ( those that change the world though tech etc ) just like a crack and opium had been serving pretty similar function ( at that time legal use ) in some past societies for the same purpose upon the very same type of people ( changing world ).

    This is complex issue and the work of psychiatry ( specialist ) is needed and more empirical research.

    Remember, opium used to serve as a painkiller or sedative. The internet is doing painkilling but makes as nervouse.
    Our attention suffers to great extend .
    The internet is via broadband connection the most hooked up drug to our households.

    Therefore, I will launch Priory/ Monk tourism real estate sites here in Croatia where you would go to rest/relax for about 2 months a year without net, PS, mobile phone…

    Afterwards, the stream of inovation will be hilarious and hit the Bay shores ;)

    Before it is too late and the World is hit with Internet Wars ( analogy to opium wars )

    ;))

  4. Wow, must be really tough to be so popular…

    I think a lot of people appreciate the sentiment of being befriended, but I also think this exploits the notion that all of these fancy social networks are basically the on-line form of a high school popularity contest.

    Enjoy the new BBQ though!

  5. Wow, must be really tough to be so popular…

    I think a lot of people appreciate the sentiment of being befriended, but I also think this exploits the notion that all of these fancy social networks are basically the on-line form of a high school popularity contest.

    Enjoy the new BBQ though!

  6. Is there anyone else who believes that the semantic web is still alive and well and we won’t be worrying about ‘which’ to join… rather it will be ‘how’ we simply merge new networks with our existing?

    Facebook Apps is a nice step in that direction. I suppose RSS was the first. Until then, I’ll keep joining them to see what they bring to the table! If integration isn’t a piece, I move on.

    I had a BBQ with my kids at the park today. I haven’t grilled a burger on real charcoal in years. Mmmmm. A perfect dinner the night before Fathers’ Day!

  7. Is there anyone else who believes that the semantic web is still alive and well and we won’t be worrying about ‘which’ to join… rather it will be ‘how’ we simply merge new networks with our existing?

    Facebook Apps is a nice step in that direction. I suppose RSS was the first. Until then, I’ll keep joining them to see what they bring to the table! If integration isn’t a piece, I move on.

    I had a BBQ with my kids at the park today. I haven’t grilled a burger on real charcoal in years. Mmmmm. A perfect dinner the night before Fathers’ Day!

  8. Mmm. I hope you actually take note of that incisive insight you just had. Life is for living….

    The technology is there to enhance our lives. Not the other way round.

  9. Mmm. I hope you actually take note of that incisive insight you just had. Life is for living….

    The technology is there to enhance our lives. Not the other way round.

  10. “I bet the next social network is actually going to look at Flickr to see if there’s any photos of us hanging out together.”

    you’d be really out of luck if you were a German then. :D

    (btw. the flickr-riot is still going on here in Germany)

  11. “I bet the next social network is actually going to look at Flickr to see if there’s any photos of us hanging out together.”

    you’d be really out of luck if you were a German then. :D

    (btw. the flickr-riot is still going on here in Germany)

  12. “Aug! We need a social network mashuper that aggregates contacts from multiple social network sites! Facebook + LinkedIn would be a start!”

    I was only kidding actually. Can you say IP ban on the servers running that website??

    The investors would pour millions or at least hundreds of thousands into creating that level of mashup where there is no API, and ultimately the websites would ban the ip of the server doing it.

    That’s why all the myspace tools are for the desktop. So that myspace can’t ban individual users’ ips. If it is centralized then they can and will ban the leecher with extreme prejudice, because they consider the harvesting of passwords a security threat.

    I was just being a little minister of disinformation with my first post. :)

  13. “Aug! We need a social network mashuper that aggregates contacts from multiple social network sites! Facebook + LinkedIn would be a start!”

    I was only kidding actually. Can you say IP ban on the servers running that website??

    The investors would pour millions or at least hundreds of thousands into creating that level of mashup where there is no API, and ultimately the websites would ban the ip of the server doing it.

    That’s why all the myspace tools are for the desktop. So that myspace can’t ban individual users’ ips. If it is centralized then they can and will ban the leecher with extreme prejudice, because they consider the harvesting of passwords a security threat.

    I was just being a little minister of disinformation with my first post. :)

  14. “Now go buy a BBQ so Maryam is happy for the rest of the weekend.”

    If you buy 100 or so — hibachis and smokers and griddles and more — then I bet it’ll be even better…. ;-)

    jd

  15. “Now go buy a BBQ so Maryam is happy for the rest of the weekend.”

    If you buy 100 or so — hibachis and smokers and griddles and more — then I bet it’ll be even better…. ;-)

    jd

  16. Pretty soon you won’t have to. Pretty soon it will all be automated from a manager. You won’t have to do all the work manually anymore. Regular people are increasingly becoming self-made media whores. And it’s gotten pretty hard to manage all that whoring. So new software is on it’s way.

  17. Pretty soon you won’t have to. Pretty soon it will all be automated from a manager. You won’t have to do all the work manually anymore. Regular people are increasingly becoming self-made media whores. And it’s gotten pretty hard to manage all that whoring. So new software is on it’s way.

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