Posted by tiltiblog on August 14, 2009
Oh Facebook. You took me back. But I fear our relationship has been irrevocably damaged. O Rly? The explanation (emphasis mine):
Thank you for providing this information. Facebook has limits in place to prevent users from running programs that automatically scan the site for certain content. Although this was not the case in your situation, viewing or refreshing pages at a rapid rate may cause your account to be disabled. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide more information about this system.
By all my friends’ accounts, I am the most casual of FB users. Or perhaps lazy is a better word? Either way, I’m hardly page-refreshing to beat the band.
People have come out of the woodwork telling me of others who have suffered the mysterious disconnect from the sky. I’ll now be on the lookout.
*which I already …..have? Right? Didn’t you just say….oh forget it.
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Posted by ilovetheinternet on August 1, 2009
My big internet news of the day and I was almost too annoyed to post it: I tried to send a birthday celebration invite to some local Facebook peeps this morning, only to find: Kablammo–I’m disabled.*
And not in the surmounting odds, differently capable sense, either. In the what bullshit, I can’t believe they think I violated their TOS and I seem to have no immediate recourse sense.
Why does this feel so…weird? I have spent the bulk of my time as a Facebook member irritated by various things (other people tagging crappy photos of me, endless inane email notifications, getting added by creepy coworkers, being lectured about appropriate usage by fanatics ) but now that I can’t log on I feel simultaneously locked out and invisible.
If I don’t exist to my Facebook friends, am I really a part of their communities?
Surely, there will be some communication fallout. Just as no one calls me on the phone anymore (why call when you can text with no static, interruptions to your message, or awkward silences) people rarely email me directly but rather update me via the Book. And why would one email friends one at a time when the option to spam everyone you’ve ever met exists?
And I know this part is crazy, but I am extra annoyed at the timing. Why this had to happen the day before my birthday so that I get to reap none of the benefits facilitated by software reminders is beyond me. I have a lot of acquaintances, dammit! I want their impersonal well wishes! I want to see ‘oh hey happy bday’ from some coworker of a friend’s ex on my damn Wall!
Here’s hoping you never have to see this:
Et tu, FB?
Now I am happy Twitter is crushing them.
*is it really sensitive to have email@example.com be the email alias for helpdesk?
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