I don’t care for Pokemon. I remember it was a kid and I knew things about it. But I didn’t buy cards. I didn’t invest time into it. I just didn’t care about it for someone at my age. Now with Pokemon Go, everybody is playing it. As a game, whatever, I don’t care, let it be. But with it comes some stupid things.
You can get hacked.
I hate seeing every other link shared on Facebook with something stupid.
Today, I saw a link shared with this headline:
Hands down… this is my absolute favorite talent show performance OF ALL…
Well, the problem isn’t the misleading images. The problem is that you are clicking links to stupid things. Look at the first few examples. None of those grab my attention. None of that should be interesting. It’s dumb.
Oh, cute cat video? Let me watch that for a second in the News Feed. Click the play button. NOPE. It was a lie. Just a static image of a play button designed to dupe me into clicking out to some crappy website. Feed reading, interrupted. User experience, injured. Likelihood I’ll click legitimate videos in the future, diminished. Facebook. Seriously. This BS needs to stop.
I get it. Sites are trying to convey they have video content to share, so they stick a fake play button on the link preview thumbnail image. But what they really want is my ad views, and they’re willing to trick me to get them.
That play button is fake. ARRRGGGHH!
They could have put “Watch:” or “[Video]” in their link’s headline, but then I’d get to make the choice if I wanted to click away from Facebook to watch. Instead, they just make Facebook…
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KTVU had the names of the pilots of the Asiana plane crash. The only problem with that is that these weren’t the real names.
FYI, I have always hated KTVU. Growing up in the Bay, I always thought they were the worst out of the four major local stations. They were boring, had no enthusiasm and really were uninformed all the way around. I thought Dennis Richmond was one of the worst and boring anchors ever. And the sports team there really didn’t know anything about sports.
With that said, we have the above video. Nobody fact checks. Nobody reads anything out loud and wonders if that sounded right. And what made it worse is that the order it was read was the chronological order of the events that happened during the flight. “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk” and “Bang Ding Ow” should be read as this:
Happy Independence Day. It’s a great opportunity for us to celebrate America and the stupid people in it. Aren’t you proud of this country?
I am glad this is a joke to everyone because seriously, who really believes this is real? I don’t even know the origin or what it’s about. It doesn’t matter to me.
Are we really believing this?
Now, more R.E.M.!
Don’t be a fool!
Apparently, there’s this hoax going on Facebook that people are falling for. People think posting this message prevents people from using their photos and updates.
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