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Brevity Is The Sole Of Twit

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Brevity is the soul of wit, but oftentimes you need more than 140 characters. That’s why I’m not a Twitter…er.

Then again, maybe I’m just old. After all, when I fell in love with email there were people out there that preferred hand-written letters and other older forms of communications.

Look, I post a bunch of short entries. But I don’t want to be restricted by 140 freakin’ characters. That’s why what passes for a Twitter account I use is primarily just a links dumping ground. Well that and a place to stalk one other person.

Does Twitter have its purpose? Sure. I don’t like texting, but I’ll do it maybe once or twice a year. I can see the use in instant/short electronic communication, but it’s just not for me.

Still though, I have to wonder if social media is going to go by the way of a fad or will is this stuff here to stay? And if it’s here to stay, what will these methods of communication evolve into? Well that’s enough looking into the future for now.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Posted in Life

Aborted Profile

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Interesting.

I have seen a number of Facebook accounts that featured people’s pets — I actually have someone’s cat on my friend’s list. But don’t go putting up any profiles of fetuses.

Apparently parents-to-be, Ellie and Matt Greene’s idea to give their unborn child a Facebook page was too much for Facebook. Facebook’s terms of service state users must be 13 years of age, but common sense would point out, an unborn fetus PROBABLY isn’t really using the Social Network. Boy, those Facebook guys are sticklers to the rules!

Marriah’s parents Ellie and Matt created the profile for their unborn child, as a means to announce the coming child, says

Wall comments from friends and family are a welcoming daily read such as:

Wall comments from friends and family are a welcoming daily read such as:

“Can’t wait to see you and hold you.”
“Beautiful girl, can’t wait to see you!”

The unborn baby has even taken to responding to folks:

— “I cannot believe I am on CNN and all over the world!”
— “IKEA is fun, mom is doing the shopping thing again. What is she going to get me now?”

Marriah even has a profile. The unborn’s interests run the gamut from swimming, to Baby Bach and Lady Gaga, to sucking her thumb. Marriah’s dad is her favorite athlete and she even lists God as her employer.

The expectant parents plan to continue updating Marriah’s page until she arrives.

What better way to celebrate the creation of life than with a Facebook page! What do you think about this, readers?

Without batting an eye, I know why Facebook played Profile Gestapo with this particular account — I can see the argument of “Well we don’t want aborted fetuses populating our website.” OK, but you can make the same assumption of PETA or some other whacked-out group posting animal accounts of abused pets or livestock. And if Facebook has given a cow account the ban-hammer, then I’ll give kudos.

Now if I REALLY wanted to go wild on this, this would be the part of the entry where I would say Facebook gives more respect to animals than it does human life. But I’m not going wild in this entry, so I won’t.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Posted in News

One Job Two Go

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And here I thought the only McJobs took place in the 1980s.

According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. However, this report from MarketWatch suggests the data is much worse than that:

“McDonald’s ran a big hiring day on April 19 — after the Labor Department’s April survey for the payrolls report was conducted — in which 62,000 jobs were added. That’s not a net number, of course, and seasonal adjustment will reduce the Hamburglar impact on payrolls. (In simpler terms — restaurants always staff up for the summer; the Labor Department makes allowance for this effect.) Morgan Stanley estimates McDonald’s hiring will boost the overall number by 25,000 to 30,000. The Labor Department won’t detail an exact McDonald’s figure — they won’t identify any company they survey — but there will be data in the report to give a rough estimate.”

If Morgan Stanley is correct, about half of last month’s job growth came from the venerable fast-food chain. That is hardly the sign of a healthy economy.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Posted in News