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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Facebook Activism per Urban Dictionary

From Urban Dictionary:

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The illusion of dedication to a cause through no-commitment awareness groups. Specifically in reference to Facebook groups centered around political issues.
Dave: Man, this genocide in Darfur is terrible. I sure wish I could make a difference.

Jenna: Well, I made a facebook group about it. We have almost one million members!

Dave: That's great! Are you all going to donate money to refugees or something?

Jenna: No, but now those murderers will really know how sad we are!

Dave: Sounds like you're really into your Facebook activism!

^^^^^^^ Question: Are you really an activist in real life? Who are you friending on Facebook ? Are you able to verify your "friend" on Facebook is real and is an activist for REAL?

Stupid question of the day. If the answer to the above question does not fit within the peramerters of REAL LIFE activism and REAL LIFE precautions any sane person would take, what the hell are you doing on Facebook?

Enquiring minds would like to know......

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to become a "Palestinian" activist on Facebook

1. Come up with a decent enough sounding name.

2. If you are on Timeline, put up a nice banner.  Using the Palestinian flag as your profile picture comes in handy.

3. Post some articles on your wall about Palestine.  This may take a little while, actually not long at all, if you have pro-Palestinian articles on your wall, you must be pro-Palestinian. Everyone with any brains knows that right?

4. To gain credibility choose some high profile activists to send friend requests to. These folks have thousands on their lists, certainly all those folks must be real right?  You know this because you have heard of them other places OR they also have outward appearances of being pro-Palestinian.  This is KEY to getting your foot in the door due to ........... #5

5. The key is "mutuals". You know how that one goes. If you have a whole lot of "mutuals" with someone, especially high profile Palestinian activists, then BINGO this person sending you a friend request must be legitimate. (hint hint, that high profile activist has no time for this sort of baloney, it's "only facebook" and they're so busy with all their real stuff they don't have time to check anyone out, if they want to be their friend then that is really REALLY "nice")

6. Once you get your foot in the door, the sky's the limit.  The more friends you make, the more friends you are able to make because gee whiz, if someone has that many friends they must be real!

7. Now what can you do once you are "in" as a pro-"Palestinian" FACEBOOK  "activist", gee whiz, I can't think of anything at all harmful can you?

Now that you know the basics of "How to become a pro-"Palestinian" activist on Facebook, HAVE FUN. There's a whole world out there for you to meander through. On any given day you can make more "friends", join Facebook groups, hell you might even get made an administrator on some of these groups and then you are REALLY "in".  This last part is just a perk that may or may not occur.  This may take some patience on your part but ya know that saying, who won the race, the tortoise or the hare?

Stay low, enjoy all your new friends just like they are enjoying you when they don't even know who the hell you are! But you have Facebook friends and a whole lot of them too so you must really be somebody. Oh, one thing, make sure you at least try to continue to appear pro-Palestinian. Any cracks in your appearance and some of these "activists" may notice, but hey, not necessarily cuz to each their own who they friend on Facebook.

Thus is the land of Facebook activism.  It's "only Facebook" right?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why oh why did I ever stop blogging?  I miss it here.  I need some inspiration.............. The entire format of blogger has changed since I was last here. I used to write, I really did.  I didn't think I could get back in here.  Now..... let's see. Can't come up with anything at the moment. I miss my old blogging friends!