Love it or hate it, Facebook can provide some damn good entertainment. Earlier today, Left Action posted this image of Sen. Mitch McConnell with that blank look of his on his face and both hands up in the air, and asked readers to caption it. More…
This image came across Facebook the other day, and I think it definitely helps explain LaPierre’s nutty actions. Unfortunately, there is no source reference given in this image. But hey, the wonderful thing about the internet is a simple search. So off to Google I go. But what I found completely shocked me…. I found almost nothing. More…
For those who regularly come by to visit, can you tell I’ve been in a goofy mood? My last three posts are just for shits and giggles. Had a rough week with my new job, and just wanted to kick back and cruise what I call the “stupid” websites…. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Stupid, but I love them!!! Well, certain ones anyway. More…
End of the year is almost here and it’s time to reflect back on the happenings of 2012. I will have to admit, though, “The Best of Facebook” is a category that I never thought would exist. With the enormous popularity of Facebook combined with Facebook’s stock market failure, the name “Facebook” has become a household name. So why not pay homage to this website which draws both love and hate? More…
I came across this graphic flow chart showing the irony of “good” Christians hating on Atheists. There are three examples of comments posted on Facebook in this graphic. Now, I cannot verify that these were truly posted, but honestly, that doesn’t matter because I have seen comments that are pretty much exactly like these with the same content and meaning.
Soooo… how do you deal with female political Democratic opponents? Just hurl some acid at them. No, this is NOT taken out of context. Jay Townsend, who is the spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth’s (R-NY) re-election campaign, posted on facebook:
“Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz. Buzz. My questions today… when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector.”
Here are some Facebook FAILS that are too funny not to share. Even if you are not a Facebooker, you have to admit, some of these are pretty good. A few are due to not catching the phone’s spell-check before posting, but most are because the person posting is simply not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Their elevator doesn’t go to the top floor. The light’s on but no one’s home. A few screws short of a hardware store. About as sharp as a marble. Alright, that’s enough. Here they are….
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Photo credit: Tadao Cern
“My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her too hard with chores, never pay her for chores, and just in general make her life difficult.
Yesterday, one of my friends posted this on Facebook: “Do all Viagra reps look like retired strippers, or just the one at my Dr’s office?” I thought she was just posting a one-liner.
I was wrong.
OMG… this is hilarious! If you are not familiar with The Onion, it is a site purely of satire. Apparently, Republican Rep. John Fleming was not aware of this and posted an article from The Onion titled, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Million Abortionplex” as factual on his Facebook page. Deb Ratner’s response is golden as she comments, “The Onion is satire. How exactly did you get elected?” She shoots, she scores! Three points for Deb Ratner!!!
It was one year ago I was one of many who sat glued to the internet watching the birth of a revolution which grew worldwide. Yes, it was first in Tunisia where the people gathered in in the streets in protest. The events began in December 2010 and led to the ousting of longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011 eventually leading to a thorough democratization of the country and to free and democratic elections.
However, it was on January 25, 2011, that the world woke up when the people of Egypt gathered together and formed a revolution against Mubarak. Protesters flooded Cairo’s main squares and Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Flickr flooded the internet with updates. Supporters of Egypt’s protesters around the world spread information in updates so rapid and numerous that the collective coverage could probably be classified as viral.
In order to bring down Facebook, the video asks for everyone who understands and supports Anonymous’ position to participate in this online protest. This is a protest that began over the last week, says the narrator, with attacks on the CBS.com, Warner Brothers, and FBI sites.
By far, this is the best summaries I have seen yet about why it is important to stop SOPA/PIPA….
It’s not a coincidence that the Global Democracy Movement is happening now, just as technology is emerging to allow the People to stand up to military dictators and banking oligarchies using Facebook and Twitter. You see, the fate of democracy and the fate of the Internet are intimately linked. This is why the movement to stop SOPA has been so powerful, and, this is why it must succeed. ~ Eric Byler http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/sopa
Just interviewed with internet radio talk show host, Peter Hebert, about the Wal*Mart boycott. This show will be available to listen to today, November 8th, at 2:30 EST. It will be available anytime to listen to as well.
Here are the details on the interview, and the link to the show.
It is now the largest corporation in the world, its practice of disregarding human rights for the sake of a good sale on the other side of the world is setting an ominous trend in an industry that is now trying to keep up with Wal-Mart by wringing more labor for less and less compensation.
Vibe is like Twitter, but with some major differences that make it an ideal choice for protest groups. Users don’t have to register and can anonymously post the tweet-like messages, determining how far they travel since the technology is location-based.
When I logged on this morning, still groggy with my first cup of coffee barely touched, I was flabbergasted to see the enormous changes in Facebook… as were my friends. For hours today, we grumbled, complained, and basically decided… we did NOT like how Facebook is deciding upon what the “top feeds” are for us.
From Memorial Day through July 4th, Explore.org will pair up to 100 companion and service dogs, valued at $500,000, with veterans who live with PTSD. For every 5,000 “Likes” on their Facebook page, a vet will receive a service dog.
Currently, the “Like” count is at 206,908.
The Facebook page: Dog Bless You – Join Dog Bless You and Support Our Vets!
Joining is simply clicking on the “Like” button. Nothing more. No forms, no emails, no verifications, etc. Just click “Like”… cannot be any more simple that that.
“The mission of explore.org is to champion the selfless acts of others, to create a portal into the soul of humanity and to inspire life long learning. The most important thing for me is to create a portal into the soul. What is the easiest way to do this? Through dogs – they see our soul like no other. That is why as we build dog bless you, I believe that it’s mission should be to “champion the selfless acts of animals.”
The initiative aims to spread awareness about the healing role dogs can play in the lives of those suffering from PTSD.
Dog Bless You was founded by filmmaker Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation and also the founder of Explore.org. Partners in this effort include the IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)and other veteran and service dog organizations.
Google, Facebook, amongst many other sites auto-filter your search results. Although this may be appealing to many people, myself amid a significant percentage of other internet searchers, prefer a myriad of results. Ideally, I want to see both sides of the issue if I am searching for an item in the news. Not just conservative, or not just liberal viewpoints. Or primarily mainstream news sites, as they themselves filter the news.
In this video by TED, you will see how the same search for “Egypt” resulted in quite different results.
Planking is the action of lying face down with arms to the sides, in unusual public spaces and photographing it. It has become particularly popular on Facebook with thousands of photos of planking in odd places, multiple people, and anything unique and different all trying to outdo one another.
Planking began as the lying down game in Europe and Japan in the late 2000s. The term “planking” was coined in Australia and became an internet meme in 2011.
Planking is also known as an abdominal exercise as seen in About.Com Sports Medicine site.
However, those plankers who are planking for the craze of planking, have now resulted in a death. A young man in Australia was attempting to have his photograph taken in a most extreme planking on the rail of a 7th floor balcony… and plummeted to his death.
I do not quite understand this craze, but in every generation, there is always a fad to follow… So, if you do participate in planking, please do so wisely.