elbales: (Please please please!Nine)
So this was me on Facebook about four hours ago:

OH MY GOD I CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW BAD GOOGLE SITES IS PISSING ME OFF RIGHT NOW, I AM STABBIER THAN THE STABBIEST STABBER WHO EVER STABBED, GODDAMN.

Seriously? If you want people to use your tools, those tools have to 1. do what you say they're supposed to do and 2. not suck.

I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, I'M ON A SHORT TIMETABLE AND MY MATERIALS ARE ALREADY COPIED AND I CANNOT CHANGE THE URL NOW BECAUSE, HELLO, ALREADY COPIED. My presentation is *tomorrow morning*, Google, and only my deep commitment to nonviolence is saving your offices from an actual firebombing. (No, I'd never actually, Mr. FBI Guy.)


And then I commented (on my own entry, yes) to add:

(Like, it is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS, GOOGLE, that deleted tabs STILL APPEAR ON THE SITE even though if you click them you get a message that says PAGE WAS DELETED N00B LOL and you actually have to go to Manage Site > Deleted items and click the ticky box and choose Delete Permanently and then click FUCK YES WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU, AGAIN, and THEN the item is finally gone. Even though you would think that if you have the chance to undo a deletion that the item would at least not, you know, APPEAR PUBLICLY, because you, you know, DELETED IT.)


So... yeah. But I made some people laugh, so, you know, all good. Or something like that.
elbales: (I can kill you with my brain)
(because the only "delete account"-like link on their site just deactivates your account rather than throwing it out, and they still claim ownership over your stuff)...

This thread on the LJ news post announcing this latest round of bullshit has a very useful bit of information on the topic. Just in case LJ "loses" the news post, I've pasted the whole thing in below.

ETA: Good question from the audience: Who is this from? Her user ID is [livejournal.com profile] fairymonkey.

As a lawyer, I think Facebook is the worst company in the world. They own everything you post (even if you set everything to private) and can sell it to the highest bidder without your having any recourse. See your picture of your grandad being used to sell viagra on a billboard? Too bad. Can't do a thing about it except cry and wonder why you were dumb enough to continue using Facebook.
Want to go delete your account now that you know? Go ahead and see if thats an option. I'll wait...no "delete my account" option? Only "deactivate"? Suspicious now? Thats because you cannot delete your account from Facebook unless you know about this secret link:
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

Now you have to wait 14 days before its fully purged. Until then, everyone and every thing can still access your account. So be careful not to allow programs like LJ login for you.



NB: The commenter also notes: "By the way, when I posted this in my own LJ, I tried to hyperlink to the delete page. LJ CHANGED the hyperlink when it posted and linked to FB's contact center! It did it twice. I had to go to the html type posting and past it as plain text and tell people to copy and paste." What the FUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

KILL IT WITH FIRE.

(I'll still be keeping my FB account for the foreseeable future; it's a useful way to share links, and I've found a lot of people there whom I'd lost track of over the years. I just have no intention of posting anything very personal.)
 

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