From Pine View Farm

Facebook Frolics: AOLville Dept. 2

On the way to the Myspace space?

You know that it will happen.



  1. George Smith

    April 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Hmmm, mostly about boredom and figuring out FB doesn’t actually help anyone with anything. But they haven’t figured out social networking is that way across the board. So Instagram? Really? Post pictures until you puke? That’s some business and people empowerment model. Or how ’bout the anti-FB started by the ex-Facebook leader, one that limits your ‘friends’ to a hundred or so. Wow, bet it took a long time to come up with that. Or more likely, some weekend session with the nose marching powder in a swank place. Anyway, lots of people eventually figure out their smart camera phones don’t make them better off no matter how many apps they download. I can still recall when some Silicon Valley guru predicted that when everyone had cameraphones tyranny and all the world’s problems would be toast, we would have a new utopia because bad people would not be able to do bad things without being seen and captured. That went well. Then there was the guy who was going to make 100 dollar pcs with internet connections for all the impoverished in Africa. And now we see that Africa has become the shining city on the hill. And Mark Zuck ended the problem of finding liver, lung and heart transplants over a glass of posh wine. And some guy from Google used Facebook to free Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. Oh, wait, failed states, people in prison in Egypt just like always, Syria…

  2. Frank

    April 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Original sin is all about carbon-based lifeforms.  It is inured to silicon.


    And the three-card monte continues.