Facebook nirvana and tidbits

A team of experts attempts to determine a method of making Facebook useful

I recently learned two wonderful things about Facebook. Yep. Pick yourself up off the floor and read on…

Nirvana #1
The first was that you can go “offline” as far as Facebook chat is concerned. I hate popping into my Facebook for a quick peek and having chats start coming in. Now is not a good time, people!

Fixing it to hide your online status was pretty easy. Click the little chat box in the lower-right corner of the page. Then click “Options” in the window that opens up. Then click “Go offline.” Woot! No more being hijacked into chat!

Nirvana #2
I looked high and low for a way to turn off “application” notices on my wall. I was absolutely sick of them. I could fucking care less about shit like:

  • Brandi found an extra part to build a Super Stove!
  • Desireé has made a deal with The Collector to supply their friends with a free Collector Mystery Box in Vampire Wars.
  • Marilyn reached level 5 in Be-Jeweled Whore.
  • Bambi is sharing some savory, sweet and sour Tom Yum Goong!
  • Candy needs the Sushi Sign Decor.
  • Lexi gave birth to a jackal in Farmville!
  • Sarah commented on her status. (She’s interested in herself? Egomaniac!)

Make it stop!!! Make it stop!!!

So I found out that if you hover over one of these so-called “announcements” a little button labeled “Hide” will become visible. Click it and you will be given the opportunity to block all future messages from that particular application in the future. Bingo! Facebook just improved a little bit.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a way to block application messages on a global scale, so I’ll have to keep individually crushing these cockroaches under my boot heel one at a time.

Tidbit #1
A mother is being charged with harassment after her 16-year-old son decided to press charges for her hacking his Facebook account and posting messages. Read more.

Tidbit #2
A Facebook ban on pictures of breastfeeding has angered mothers. Let’s add a new word to our lexicon now. “Lactivists.” Read more.

Tidbit #3
You won’t see Shout Abyss on Facebook any time soon. I was going to create a page for my blog but they require real names. You’ll have to learn to live without me on those “social networking site.” Ha! Mwuhahaha!

Isn’t Facebook fun? How did we ever live without it?

13 responses

  1. unabridgedgirl | Reply

    I’ve been thinking about doing a page for Unabridged Girl, too, but I am not brave enough, I think. Also, congrats on finding the offline and such. I HATE facebook games. Bleh.


  2. I toyed with the idea of a fb page for my blog, but I wasnt sure how I’d stay anonymous and I wasn’t really sure what I’d do different there


    1. I actually started to register but aborted when it said I had to provide my real name.

      What would be different? We’d all become “friends.” Thanks to that damn Facebook policy I have no friends. Curse you, Facebook!


      1. I may be a bit stupid here, but why can’t you just put a fake name where it asks for your real one?


      2. Y’know…the fake name….hey, yeah.


  3. I ♥ Facebook. 🙂


    1. That’s ok. We still like you. 🙂

      I’ll be sure to send over a farm animal and a piece of a stove right away…


  4. Counter Culture Clown | Reply

    Brandi, Desireé, Marilyn, Bambi, Candy, Lexi and Sarah. One of these names is not like the other…

    Does Misses Abyssesesesessssssss know you’re friends with so many strippers on Facebook?

    Bob just gained Level Inifinity Awesome in Bob’s Pretty Fuckin’ Awesome-Ville.


    1. Counter Culture Clown | Reply

      By the way, you CAN become a fan of me on Facebook. It’s pretty awesome, I know. 😛


    2. Damn you are good! I was hoping someone would catch on to that. 🙂


      1. When you join the CCC fan page on Facebook, your life changes. I can play the piano now.


  5. You have the need of going offline on facebook? Really? Oh… Mr. Popular.
    No one ever acknowledges me on facebook… So I appreciate every single hi I get there.
    … I’m sorry… I’ll be pathetic somewhere else.


  6. Huh what? This is the perfect place to be pathetic. I do it all the time. 🙂

    Actually, it’s not that big of a problem for me. Maybe it happens once or twice a month. But of course that’s enough to flip me out! 🙂

    Here, I’ll chat you.

    > yo
    > sup
    > what are you wearing?

    Did I do it right? 🙂

    Tell me it doesn’t get any better than that!


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