I Still Hate Facebook

I still hate it. I still hate it I. Still. Fooking. Hate. It. I realized a while back that there is nothing social about it. But in a moment of highly confident Autism, I decided that I could make it social. My approach to making it social was somewhat simple, at least to me. IContinue reading “I Still Hate Facebook”

Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video

For those who are regular readers, you know my story. For those who are new, long story short, I quit Facebook back in mid-2014, returned in mid-2019, then quit and re-joined a few more times after that. I most recently got back on maybe two months ago. My struggles with staying on Facebook are many.Continue reading “Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video”

My Problem With Today’s Social Networking

The laptop will be here tomorrow, but I wanted to write about this today, so here we are! INTRODUCTION Facebook has always confounded and annoyed me. What really has bothered me most is why I can never get it to work. It’s not like I’m some kind of n00b. I got on AOL the dayContinue reading “My Problem With Today’s Social Networking”

RIP Tink1272 [Jen]

INTRODUCTION2004 was a strange year for me, in many regards. I was doing fine with my music pursuits, but my job left something to be desired, as I was getting paid mere peanuts to work at the worst website on Earth. It was so bad and obscure that posting the name of the company hereContinue reading “RIP Tink1272 [Jen]”

The Internet, Hate Comments, and Musicians Bashing Musicians

INTRODUCTIONThe internet used to be a fun and informative place. These days, all of that has been replaced with anger, harsh judgment, and pure aggression. Most of it is done in the name of getting clicks and making money. Sometimes it’s the anonymous commenters who spread negativity. Other times, it’s the content creator themselves whoContinue reading “The Internet, Hate Comments, and Musicians Bashing Musicians”

Can Social Networking Be Healthy?

INTRODUCTIONThis is a question that crossed my mind a few days ago, more than once. Can social networking be healthy? The answer to this question leads me to another question that might be of equal value. Was social networking ever healthy? MY SOCIAL NETWORKING HISTORYI met my first friend on the AOL chat rooms backContinue reading “Can Social Networking Be Healthy?”

Dating Websites Are Scammy

INTRODUCTIONThe other day I wrote about what I might put if I had a dating profile. The idea of meeting someone online is nothing new to me. I’ve met a fair number of women online, most of which were in a state of long-distance, so things didn’t work out. The most recent one divorced herContinue reading “Dating Websites Are Scammy”

The Grand Illusion

INTRODUCTIONIn the middle of the summer of 1977, between sixth and seventh grade, Styx released an album titled “The Grand Illusion.” The title track tells the listener to remember that you are surrounded by this grand illusion. The idea was if you think “your neighbor’s got it made” or you “never win the game,” thenContinue reading “The Grand Illusion”

Facebook Manipulation

PREFACESocial networking was truly fun in the 90s. I made my own NEW connections, joined my own groups, and was never in anything resembling an echo chamber. One great example was mIRC. I had joined a group called “Married But Flirting.” Of course, very few people were married, and nobody was flirting. It was namedContinue reading “Facebook Manipulation”

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