I love the Internet

Facebook's thought process

January 15, 2015

I love Facebook. I do I do I do. Now that I’ve blocked

  • All political “news” sites (I’m never going to take a story from “I Love the Left!” or “RightNewsRightNow” seriously and neither should you)
  • All of the natural/homeopathic sites (mm, yes, tell me again how the thing I drink every day is “toxic?”)
  • All of the viral news sites and George Takei (YOU WON’T BELIEVE how this CORGI folded this SHIRT and look SCIENCE!) and
  • Almost every animal rescue around (Love dogs, can’t handle the “this dog in Kansas will be executed tomorrow morning unless you act now!” notes)

it’s a great place to waste time. Cute kids, cute pets, pictures of tasty meals. It’s like how blogging used to be.

Rarely, very rarely, I report comments to Facebook. I only do it when it’s egregious – like a porn site leaving a spam comment on a post about The Mindy Project*. The profile picture was of a topless woman cropped JUUUUUUUUST above the nipple. This is how my last encounter went. Underlining is mine.

Yes, I will put up a screenshot with USA Sex Video in it, but I'll crop out my embarrassingly low battery meter. I have standards!

Yes, I will put up a screenshot with USA Sex Video in it, but I’ll crop out my embarrassingly low battery meter. I have standards!

I laughed it off. I expect precious little from Facebook, and I’m never disappointed. I guess an almost nude profile pic advertising the sale of movies featuring LOTS of nudity on a post that wasn’t about nudity at all isn’t realllllly nudity. But then…last week…justice prevailed!

Another crop. In 2015 I'll be better with charging my phone.

Another crop. In 2015 I’ll be better with charging my phone.

So it was only deleted because the account was closed, probably because it was porny.

Like I said, I like Facebook. I just wish there was a liiiiiitle more common sense involved. Oh, and also had a way to report people who post pictures of their bloody injuries. Don’t do that. Nobody wants to see your bloody toe. Nobody.

* (doo doo doo DOO doodoodoo)

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  • SMD @ Life According to Steph January 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    It is crazy what they deem offensive vs. inoffensive. Also hello the pornos spammed your post. They should remove it.

    I feel like reporting people who post photos of clowns. I can’t deal.

  • Carol Anne January 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I agree. I absolutely cannot handle the “this beautiful sad cat/dog will be executed because you didn’t act” posts. I can’t watch the ASPCA commercials on TV so I most certainly not look at photos of sad little cats/kittens/dogs and/or puppies in my timeline.

    • Kimberly January 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Now I associate Sarah McLachlan’s voice with abused and suffering animals.