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The problem with profit...

I've been watching things at work and outside work for a few weeks now. I've noticed that the world is definitely different, primarily in the way we treat each other and in the way we behave generally. Not sure if the whole depression angle is getting to everyone. The G20 this week had london in F.E.A.R. mode, vilifying anyone who had an opposing view to BAILOUT. Shame really, as perhaps the solution is not to bring the system back to life, but to ask a fundamental question: The system got us to this beautiful state that we are in today, is it the right system to take us forward?

Anyway, I've also decided to get back on the facebook bandwagon. The problem is, like the picture above, I do not know what each site is for anymore. There are a plethora of sites out there, and I purposely maintain some anonymity (because you get sued by your employer you know!) but I wonder - are there certain 'types' of people that prefer certain 'types' of site? Probably, since my motto has always been: some like coffee, some like tea, some like both, some like neither. In other words, just enjoy whilst you can.

A final note - if your employer buys you an ergonomic keyboard and mouse, then they are a better employer than mine. I have to buy my own, and BOY have I made it clear that they are PRIVATE PERSONAL PROPERTY. Two can play at that game...

Profit, gotta love it.

PS Wonder how many of us will still use these services when they charge us for them? I bet it becomes game changing as they say...


  1. Blogger Crucifer says @ 12:12 pm
    Professionals prefer Linkedin, people over 25 prefer Facebook, people under 20 prefer Myspace (people between 20 and 25 normally have too busy a nightlife to sit at a computer), people with a leaning towards mobile devices prefer twitter.

    I am actually becoming bemused with the amount of reliance people have on technology. What happened to letting machines do all your work and spending more time at home with the family. Oh yes, they're all on the computer talking to each other.

    P.S. Use Health and Safety to get your employer to buy you an ergonomic keyboard. You can ask but you won't get, but scream that their policies are inhumane and they will fall over backwards to get you better office equipment.
  2. Blogger Aravis says @ 6:22 pm
    I avoid all but Twitter, and I don't use a mobil device. It's just quick and easy, and little chance of being discovered by those from whom I wish to hide, so to speak, from employers and such. In the end, it's about what works best for you.

    As for the bailout thing, Obama is placing conditions on his bailout plans with greater oversight of businesses in future and an emphasis on changing the way some things are done. The bailout that everyone's been in such an uproar about over here was the one approved by the Bush administration, something I think a lot of people here in the U.S. have forgotten as they unload on Obama.
  3. Blogger Alecya Giovanni says @ 7:09 pm
    I LOVE that cartoon. I facebook and myspace and that's because (as crucifer pointed out) I have friends of different ages who use both. Although, I know most the people my age use facebook, there's a pretty heavy amount of young'uns using it now too. Ithink its because you can mobile upload from your phone now, and everyone I know has one of those dang i phones so they have access to their site all the time.

    I know i've mentioned it before but I tend to get a little annoyed with the constant facebook updating though. Who cares if you just ate dinner or are going to the bathroom? That irks me,a lot.

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