facebook conundrum

I have a lot of n00b friends on Facebook, and I fully contend that Facebook is for n00bs and sissies. However, if I want to see photos and happenings of said friends, this is apparently the only way.
I guess I’ll join and rejoice in e-props and friending the crap out of virtual pet avatars.
Why do I hate Facebook, hi-5, and all the other socnets with such a passion? Because of little gems like this:

By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

– From Facebook’s TOS
So will you friend me already, or what?
UPDATE: OMG! Of all people, my brother was already a member! What a frickin’ n00b!
ANOTHER UPDATE: It appears that the great majority of Facebook users are almost as annoying as Youtube commenters.
LAST(??) UPDATE: Oh for fuck’s sake. Lawyers to serve notices on Facebook, Australian court serves documents via Facebook. If a goddamn federal justice system is using it in an official capacity, you know it’s gotta be fucked.

5 thoughts on “facebook conundrum

  1. After I read that, I got worried and took my photo off. I don’t know why.
    How did you do that Maxie Two Step shot? Pretty neat trick!
    What sports team outfits do you like to see Max in? Wait till you see the Michael Jordan shirt we sent!

  2. Sent you a friend request! Yes, I joined, and I have similar qualms. Facebook is full of useless crap, but the incestuous networking allows me to keep up with friends who might not otherwise read my blog or email me– that would include my brother Sean, who lives practically next door (14 miles away, in DC) and never phones or emails.

  3. Like it or not, it is an effective way to stay in touch. Wouldn’t you, as a relatively late adopter of Facebook, qualify as the noob? Hahaha!

  4. Yeah, Facebook bites. I also joined because of some lazy friends, but I rarely go there.
    Kind of like the old joke: What’s the difference between a “friend” and a “real friend”? Friends help you move; Real friends help you move bodies. The web equivalent might be: Friends visit your Facebook page; Real friends visit your webpage.

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