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Wednesday, September 6

The New-Facebook-Is-Creepy Mix!

As any college student has probably heard, there's a new facebook in town and it's the kind that wants to know every thing your doing at all times and broadcast it to everyone on your friends list. It all started yesterday morning and it's resulted with a huge student and major media reaction of the massively popular social website being "stalkerish". There's dozens of online groups against the Facebook facelift and one of them already has more than 300,000 members. Campusprogress.org sums up many of our frustrations:

"Now, every time you do anything on Facebook, you issue a bulletin for all of your friends. Now no one will miss the fact that you think you look horrible in a picture, or that you didn’t accept an invitation to someone’s event....Indeed, a wall post or a photo comment used to be under the radar—a technically public but still quiet act akin to putting a note on someone’s dorm-room door.....Now, a wall post is more of a bulletin, a public declaration for all to see—something like nailing it to the door of the dining hall."

The Facebook guy has responded but I'm sure he's going to have to do a little more than sit idly by if he wants to save his precious product. Personally, I think it's hilarious how everyone I walk by in school is talking about Facebook News Feed as if it's the most important issue currently (forget Crocodile Hunter and Pluto). Anyway, in a feeble attempt to capitalize on this event, I'm making a mix about it.

MP3 Burkward Dallwitz - It's A Life (Theme to Truman Show)
One of my friends made a wall post comparing the new Facebook to a real life Truman Show, I know this because the post was broadcasted to me and everyone else on her list.

MP3 Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Now somebody probably is always watching you...

MP3 Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
This is being called by many the first large-scale student protest since the 1960s. Paranoia strikes deep.

MP3 Yo La Tengo - You Tore Me Down
From the album "Fakebook", ha, that kindof sounds like Facebook.

MP3 David Bowie - Big Brother
Big Brother (and your friend's roomate who's not really your friend) is watching...

MP3 Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
One of the new features is everyone can see the exact second when two people broke off a relationship (not always something you want to broadcast)

MP3 Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Official Boycott Facebook day is September 12th.

See a live counter of "Students against News Feed" here
posted by Taylor, 9/06/2006 01:21:00 PM | link 5 comments

5 Comments:

Here is a live counter of the number of people who have joined the "Students against Facebook News Feed" group on Facebook..... 300,000 and climbing

http://digg.com/tech_news/Facebook_Stalker_City_Includes_LIVE_Counter
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9/06/2006 04:50:00 PM  
i like it!
it does all the work for you, that you'd normally do paroozing around your friend's sights.
i guess im a creeper!
commented by Blogger peter, 9/06/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Facebook is creepy!
commented by Anonymous Monica, 9/06/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Hi man!
I can´t download anything!!
commented by Anonymous Holden, 9/08/2006 06:59:00 AM  
i love this post! made my day!
commented by Anonymous Jessica, 9/08/2006 11:51:00 AM  

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