Thursday, January 31, 2013

Facebook is Ruining LiveJournal, My Life

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:30 PM


Hey readers,

As if I have any readers, lol... someday... (jk you know I love you guys that actually read). Anyway, has anybody else been hearing about this new thing where Facebook is totally ripping off LJ? I can't even believe it, but also I know I shouldn't be surprised, sigh. I guess the deal is that they're testing out a new thing where you can say "how you're feeling," "what you're reading," "what you're listening to," all that stuff. No mood themes yet, I think, but close enough.

Of course, they're totally lying about it. Here's what they told TechCrunch:

"It’s just a new way for people to visually represent what they’re doing and how they’re feeling through their Facebook posts. It will only be available to small set of people. This isn’t integrated into Graph Search. It’s just a small test to see if people are interested in sharing their actions in a more visual way."

Uhhh, right. I mean, first of all, no matter what this is I do NOT wanna see what my mom does with emoticons or mood statuses, lmao. It's weird enough she even has FB to begin with, I'm def not over it. But also, way to come to the game like a decade late, guys! It's just like, if you wanna rip off the creativity of the LJ community, I get it, but shouldn't you have done that sooner? Now you just look lame.

Idk, I guess the real thing is that they think it's not so obvious that they just wanna know what I'm listening to so they can try and make me buy more "alternative" stuff with targeted ads or whatever, like they know EVERYTHING about me. Fuck (I mean, will I even be able to say "fuck" that much longer, or is everything gonna be policed so they can buy and sell it?!), you know, you can't pigeonhole everybody into categories like "you, you're Hot Topic," and "this guy's definitely Gap." We're people, ya know.

Anyway, no thanks, Mark Zuckerberg. I'm staying here, on LJ, where at least I know who my REAL friends are. <3 u guys, h8 everybody else.

Current Mood: Used
Current Music: "Adam's Song"

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