Social Networking Part 2

I had the pleasure of reading a fellow bloggers recent post about their view on Twitter. http://eiok.wordpress.com/

Now as my followers will agree I post on Twitter my new post and use it on a personal level everyday to which I thoroughly enjoy compared to InyourFacebook…  And now I am thinking again about why we as race of beings have embraced social networking? Only 15 years ago this conception was unthinkable!

To quote from Wikipedia

The potential for computer networking to facilitate new forms of computer-mediated social interaction was suggested early on.[8] Efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication were made in many early online services, including Usenet, ARPANET, LISTSERV, and bulletin board services (BBS). Many prototypical features of social networking sites were also present in online services such as America Online, Prodigy, and CompuServe.Early social networking on the World Wide Web began in the form of generalized online communities such as Theglobe.com (1994),[9] Geocities (1995) and Tripod.com (1995). Many of these early communities focused on bringing people together to interact with each other through chat rooms, and encouraged users to share personal information and ideas via personal webpages by providing easy-to-use publishing tools and free or inexpensive webspace. Some communities – such as Classmates.com – took a different approach by simply having people link to each other via email addresses. In the late 1990s, user profiles became a central feature of social networking sites, allowing users to compile lists of “friends” and search for other users with similar interests.

New social networking methods were developed by the end of the 1990s, and many sites began to develop more advanced features for users to find and manage friends.[10] This newer generation of social networking sites began to flourish with the emergence of Friendster in 2002,[11] and soon became part of the Internet mainstream. Friendster was followed by MySpace and LinkedIn a year later, and finally, Bebo. Attesting to the rapid increase in social networking sites’ popularity, by 2005, MySpace was reportedly getting more page views than Google. Facebook,[12] launched in 2004, has since become the largest social networking site in the world.[13]

Today, it is estimated that there are now over 200 active sites using a wide variety of social networking models.

So social networking is everywhere.. but which is better Twitter or Facebook? It has to be down to a personal preference in my opinion. If you want embarrassing photos of yourself to be broadcast to the world, if you want people you went to school with requesting your friendship after no contact for 15 years and yet you still live in the same town as them then Facebook is your site!… However if you want to tweet your movements, comment on everything that is happening, have a rant at people who annoy you that are in the public eye but are limited to 140 characters then Twitter is for you!

I for one am sticking to Twitter as I still cannot be bothered with Facebook anymore or the drama that unfolds on there on a hourly basis.. It is used for keeping in contact with some family members or for announcements that I feel I want everyone to know.. Like my new job! 😉

Tweet tweet!

Social Networking

 

Am feeling a little glum today and although I should be happy and bouncing off the walls that something went right for me, all it took were people in my life to ruin it for me… Why do people seriously go out of their way to make you feel like shit when you have done nothing to harm them and yet you know so much about that person that a careless whisper could ruin everything they have?

Another thing that has annoyed me is that some so called friends always seem to use you to get something and as soon as they have it they fuck off and ignore you and all you get is the occasional “like” status.

In the age of social networking, it really takes away the proper friendships we used to form. I have 3 close friends who I would tell the world to and love them with all my heart – we met before mobile phones, before broadband when dial up was the only option and being friends that long.. I think may indicate we will stay that way. We ring each other and talk about real things, not who is saying what on a status!

I myself was subjected to an attempt of cyber bullying on Facebook a while back. To make it as short as I can, two “so called friends” were making a comment or two about an application that was derogatory to anyone… I then see the comment mentioning my name which would only of meant that they were taking the piss out of me… Are these people unintelligent to know that people can see everything that is being said when you have 80 friends in common? Probably! Their lives exist around going out and drinking on a Friday and Saturday night but wouldn’t have a clue what was happening in the News as it doesn’t “affect” them. These people are now simply blocked and I couldn’t give a flying fuck if I ever see them again… but what made me most sad about it all was that I honestly thought that these two individuals were people who were above all that… Shows that perhaps we don’t really know all the people on our friends list really that well, and should we be actually sharing that much information with them.

Tonight I chose to no longer use my Facebook account… No status saying I was leaving just one saying I should never have bothered in the first place. Do I think people will notice? No… They are more preoccupied with who is fucking who…

Independent Woman

Here I am again about to moan about something else.. ahh go on you love it!

I got utterly pissed off today when speaking to a friend of mine when planning a night of utter indulgence in alcohol to find out that again she is allowing her new relationship control her life. I mean seriously she has just come out of an 18 month relationship where she barely saw anyone and practically spent any free time with her ex (and omg what a loser he was). And once again this new guy who she is “in love” with is now becoming a priority. Apart from the fact there is only a 4 week gap between relationships it shows quite blatantly that she like a lot of other girls I know are so dependent on being in a relationship that they quite simply cannot function as a single independent woman.

Back in the 90’s we had all this girl power crap going on and I for one really believed in this. I myself am extremely independent and have never and will never depend upon a man to complete me. But where have all the strong women gone? Ahhh yes I know now.. they are the ones that have got the career’s, managed to get the promotion, own a great car, can live on their own, go to Australia for 6 months and have the balls to take control of their life and depend upon no-one…

Another example for me to tell you about is a girl I used to know that fell in love with a guy within 20 minutes of getting to know him. Now she had a weird history.. Met an older guy who moved in to her parents’ house, then then got married and rented a place together.. they eventually split up she was devastated, so devastated in fact that within 2 days she was out on the pull telling any man who looked her way that she was now single. The thing is.. She is a bit of a minger.. in fact she is down well and truly hit with the ugly stick.

Every date she went on she told the guys on that date that she loved them.. so much so that they went to the toilet and never come back… anyway she now is engaged to someone new. She bought her own engagement ring, she bought him a car (he doesn’t work) he lives rent free at her parents.. She could not cope without having a man in her life.. So she buys herself a relationship…

So I take my hat off to all those independent women out there. You know what you want and rely only on your partner for support and not for your status.. Aren’t we awesome people!

Apologies for absence!

Mahoosive apologies to my readers for my lag of blogs.. Christmas was tres rubbish and New years so far has not been much better!

However we have turned the corner now and EVERYTHING IS OK!

So what can we talk about..

We could talk about he disastrous and sickening storyline that Eastenders has running, but do I really want my 1st post of the year to be about something as depressing as Eastenders when real life can be far more depressing and less predictable. We could talk about “I am a slapper” Jordan and her wimpy husband Alex splitting up and not splitting up and who is more fake… but I am sure you have friends, wives and boyfriends who is already boring you to tears with their relationship..

Maybe we should in fact talk about why we all love misery so much. Why do soaps put such dark and depressing story lines on? Why do we want to know who is fucking who in the showbiz world? Why is it sooo important to know what another person is doing? And why do we put that person down for going through a hard time when if it was us we would hope someone would take a sympathetic view. Are we so fed up with our own lives that to see someone else suffering makes us feel good? is that not a little soul destroying?

But how do we resolve this? How do we stop laughing and judging other people? How do we stop watching pointless soap story lines only to criticize them but continue to watch regardless.. Hmm it is certainly a tricky one and I can only hope that we as the human race can one day change how we act.

Ok so now for something a little different..

Strictly come dancing, Xfactor, I am a celebrity get me out of here, The apprentice have all finished.. YAY!!!!! 😉 but what do we have now.. Dancing on Ice 😦 possibly one of the worst shows ever to have been thought about.. another bunch of z list celebs who don’t want to be forgotten or are broke from having snorted their money act like they are Torvil and Dean. Now the people I would like to see on that kind of a show are people like Stuart “The Brand” Baggs. Well after all his ponies now seem to have run out of his field and gone off to someone else (Maybe Jamie’s) he could do with continuing on his “brand” and how better to do that than be come the Jedward of The apprentice and go to the opening of an envelope and do anything to keep himself on TV.. He could have his own show on LivingTV (they like to take strays in) and they could follow him around while he tries to create his money.. might take 10 series but he will get there!!! after all he will only be 32!!!

Ok have warbled on enough and I promise to keep writing all these messy little thoughts I have

Scarlett

Colds, Snow and Girl Power

So I am dying.. I have a sore chest, difficulty in breathing and my throat is tighter than a nun’s love socket.. Yes you guessed it I have a cold! I have made my last will and testament and have left it underneath my tissues.

I am unfortunately annoying everyone around me as my sneezes sound like mouse squeaks which people laugh at to begin with and is now simply annoying everyone. Am quite glad that I am stuck inside because of the snow… means I can keep warm and get over this wretched cold.

Having spent the last 48 hours with the female version of man flu I managed to summon enough energy tonight to watch the finale of the Apprentice 2010.

Ever since week 2 Stella has caught my eye and I am thoroughly pleased she won as she really deserved to be the winner! It really does show how far we come in the whole gender equality. Stella without a shadow of a doubt was calm and cool and unbelievably professional something that I know I aspire to be like and am sure that there are 1000’s of other women out there that feel the same… maybe I should apply? Hmm watch this space.

This snow is officially annoying the shit out of me.. all my twitter and Facebook feed is people moaning about it all. I remember this snow 25 years ago and we all survived then so why do the great British public moan like hell over something that no-one can control?

Heathrow are shut due to snow and ice and yet there are people saying that they are going to sue British Airways as they can’t get to their holiday. Seriously???? Sue Mother Nature you morons! Why do people refuse to believe that cancelling of planes or trains is usually done to prevent a major incident? They hardly do it to lose money do they? But we are a nation of moaners and just demand what we want when we want it… Regardless whether theirs and others lives are at risk.

Anyway I am returning back to my mug of tea and warm duvet to think long and hard about what to put into my application..

Dear Lord Sugar……

 

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

I watched the Apprentice last night. I have to admit I really love this show and half the time try and convince myself that I of course would be a worthy candidate for Lord Sugar and he just simply needs to head hunt me! – LOL

Now that Claude that works for his Sugar lump – he made Stuart Baggs squirm like the little boy that he is… now Claude scares the SHIT out of me! If I was going to the interview and had nothing to hide I would still be shitting myself and probably would not want to work for him out of shear fear!!!

So it was found that Stuart is a bit of a liar and his CV was made up of a lot of stretched truths and getting found out not only made Lord Sugar look silly for firing WAG wannabe Liz the previous week but have undoubtedly caused problems with his ‘telecoms’ business so why bother to lie?

This is the thing that bugs me a lot… We have all told little white lies and maybe big lies to prevent someone from getting hurt. But there has to be an appropriate time and place for telling these little untruths and certainly not when you know they could get found out. This week alone I have had 2 companies complete lie to me and been caught out, to which I will now tell you about.

The first was for successful clothes company that I had purchased some clothes online from. I paid for express delivery and after it not turning up on the date as stated and checking their tracker number that was given to me in the order process… I contacted their rip off telephone number to as ask where it was. I got a man on the phone who we shall call Twat 1.  This man decides to tell me that the items are currently out for delivery and would refund my delivery charge due to inconvenience. I thanked Twat 1 for his generous offer but asked him was he sure that my items were out for delivery as the courier company that is employed by the clothing company stated clearly on their website that the item has not even been received at the depot yet. Twat 1 was adamant that it was out for delivery.. I asked to read to me exactly what was on his screen and his reply was “oh I must have read it wrong; it’s not out for delivery as it still hasn’t arrived at the depot”

For 20 mins after this revelation he told me that I had now got free delivery so what was my problem? I ask to speak to a manager and told there was no manager on the floor! Knowing all these lies that were coming out of him mouth I finally got a manager and when I explained the lies I had been told I got a nice amount back of my order. 😀 But what baffles me so much was what his reason to lie was? Why not just tell the truth and say its delayed and I will chase it up for you and say sorry… I could not see why he lied in the 1st place knowing full well that he could be caught out at any stage…

The second occasion happened only this morning. I rang the Open University today to talk about up and coming degree. The man I was speaking to today I will call Twat 2. Now this guy clearly didn’t pass any sort of math test and although I am not maths wizard I am not sure he should be taking calls for a university with his kind of intelligence. Twat 2 decided to tell me that since I decided quite late that I wanted to study and that I was close to the deadline they didn’t have time to contact me in regards to my course. I explained that I had submitted everything well before the deadline.. to which he replied that they had 10,000 submissions in the last 6 months and that it was not possible to contact the one thousands of applications that were coming in every day… I stopped him there and asked him was he sure that they had 10,000 in the last 6 months. He being Twat 2 said that was absolutely correct, so when I asked him why he said they were receiving a thousand applications every day, he replied that yes they had been since the course opened. I then replied quite calmly that it was impossible that it was 10,000 it was more like 182,000. He stammered and said replied that it was probably about 50% of them that needed contacting and they couldn’t do that. I then said so you are saying that you now needed to contact 90,000 students? But didn’t? He said his figures were correct about the 10,000 and that it was my own fault. I asked him to not pluck figures out of the air as it made and the university look silly for doing so as all I wanted to know was why I wasn’t contacted. To which his final reply was I can’t help you and he hung up…

Why did Twat 2 decide to make up lots of statistics and figures only to be let down by someone who can do simple arithmetic?

Maybe we will never know why we are lied to by Employers, Politicians, Business etc. but perhaps not to make it so bloody obvious that when you are caught out its not turned round to be out fault!

Hmmm

Conspiracy?

Julian Assange who is accused of sex crimes in Sweden was granted bail then the Swedes who lets face it are being controlled by America and their cloak and dagger political masterminds decided to oppose it… This is only fuelling the support for him and making us think that all of these arrest/allegations are just because a man was clever enough to create a Wiki website to expose what lies we are told about a war that was not wanted by both America and us here in the UK.

Since he has actually broke no laws in regards to his website they have to have in some other allegations. Now sex crime allegations are normally ones that people automatically take the side of the victim until court.. But have you seen the allegations?

Gemma Lindfield, for the Swedish authorities, told the court Assange was wanted in connection with four allegations.

1.       Miss A said she was victim of “unlawful coercion” on the night of 14 August in Stockholm. The court heard Assange is accused of using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner.

So he was on top?

2.       She alleged Assange “sexually molested” Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her “express wish” one should be used.

So she gave consent to have sex – that’s not rape love.

3.       She claimed Assange “deliberately molested” Miss A on 18 August “in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity”.

Did he not call you the next day? – seriously you could said no condom no sex rather than just wishing he would.

4.       She accused Assange of having sex with a second woman, Miss W, on 17 August without a condom while she was asleep at her Stockholm home.

Impossible unless he is hung like a mouse in which case a condom wouldn’t of fitted anyway!

These were allegations in which was already brought infront of prosecutors to which they said there was no case and no action was taken. Then Wikileaks decides to cause a lot of problems for people with too much power and money and all of sudden he is on the Interpol list as a wanted man! He hasn’t even been charged with these crimes but is being held in prison on our tax payer’s bill!

Oh Please!!!

If not wearing a condom in Sweden is so illegal I want every single teenage mum arrested and the father of their children

It is certainly saying something when the most stupid of things can get you on the Interpol list and it makes it so obvious that it’s just something to get him out of the UK to where we can’t protect him. Maybe they should take a tip from Simon Cowell.. Tell someone they can’t sing and everything votes and loves that person to stay… Then all of a sudden Mr Cowell is backing that person to be the winner as he has planned along… watch and wait in 3 weeks’ time the USA will say that they are behind Mr Assange and him exposing their lies.

The defence rests your honour…