totally stupid things people do to be noticed on social media

some of the totally stupid things people do to be noticed on social media … (obviously in “my” opinion)

ok first off, I am a big fan and somewhat large player in SM

no! not the old-fashioned tie-me-up/tie-you-down kind of S&M!

you know, the new SM – social media!!

(though come to think of it … there’s a fair amount of flagellation – self and otherwise – involved in both forms of SM …)

… anyways … back to the social media, there are some forms, types, app-for-that, etc that the well … that the really smart people should just be ignoring!!!
(FYI – carrying a “smart” phone does make you a member of the “smart people” club!)

One of these SM apps is 4S – FourSquare!

I recently came across this status posted on emp ave:

“Wow, I finally got that foursquare number to get off 1.
Now what do I do to get it higher?”

in response: umm well … congrats are due I suppose …
I guess the best way to up it, is to check-in every 10 paces and each time you roll over during the night … plus it will help your stalkers keep closer tabs on you … (you get the feeling I’m not a 4s fan ??? … (-;)

NO! I am not a fan of 4S!
I don’t care how many free cookies and latte’s you might get for “checking-in” … are they really worth continuously broadcasting your location???

While I made light of “stalkers” in my reply to the young woman who was so enamored with her new-found 4S success, the reality is that using some of these SM apps may just set you up for more than an old-fashioned S&M paddling!!!

As always has been the case – indulge in SM with care!!!


twitter dev twits – activity tab

twitter dev twits – the activity tab

the newest new-twitter forced on unsuspecting tweeps is real crap!

the most recent twit-dev offering is the “activity” tab

Favorites, follows, retweets, and more by people you follow”

ummm … WTF?!?!?

… don’t the fav’s and RT’s of the peeps I follow display in the timeline?
why the heck do I need another display of this crap???

twitter already has issues with people following and enforces limits on how many you can follow … so WTF are they thinking (obvious the dev-twits aren’t thinking!!!) by showing a stream of peeps for you to stalk …er… follow ???
… and again, twitter already had a feature on the timeline tab that recommends more tweeps to follow!

oh! and we get all this new crap info at the expense of the old “retweet” tab!

yes, you can still see who RT’s your oh so freakin’ important 140 character blasts into cyberspace – just now this info is jammed into and in-between your @mentions on the “@twitter-name” tab instead of neatly sorted in the old “retweet” tab where you could see what your tweeps were RTing, what you had RTed, and most important – which of your tweets and been RTed and by who!

basically I guess the info is still there, but now it is spread around under different and inconsistent locations/tabs and is not neatly sort-able.

worst of this new crap is that the collection of data jammed into the new “activity” tab is slowing down the already over-exerted twitter platform and just adds to the traffic-jam that produces the infamous fail-whale!

twitter dev-twits … the activity tab is another FAIL!!!