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POSTED: March 29, 2011 4:41 p.m.

I'm sitting here and trying to remember the times "Before Facebook". How did we live without it? Gosh, it's everywhere. It even has it's own movie that was nominated for Oscar... The next thing we know it's year 8 A.F. not 2012 A.D.

Over 500 million people from all over the world login at least once a week. TV commercials advise us to "Like" the companies and products, friends send us requests to join groups, fertilize crops on their virtual farm, give them some ammo to kill another mobster, and so on and so on... Almost everywhere I look it says "Find Us on Facebook". The next thing we know yall's beloved toilet paper roll will softly mention the brand's latest promotion on FB.

I am complaining yet the link to FB is in my browser's favorites. The worst of all it's number one for easy access. It's bad. And it's legal. It's addicting. It's spreading everywhere like a parasite. It's the epidemic of social networking where "they" don't have to know you but "they" know all about you.

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Pixels...

"Oh, boy... It's so slow and annoying... OMG! My computer got a virus! The antivirus is not on my side today because I didn't pay the subscription fee."

Have you ever had that happened to you? Even if it didn't you still don't have to pay for the antivirus. The best ones out there are FREE for your personal use. Avast and AVG. They don't slow down your computer at all like most of the paid versions do. I've had one of them for over four years and recommend to all of my friends with troublesome computers. You can see for yourself that user ratings for both of them are higher than the Norton's, McAfee's and Kaspersky's.

Stay protected in this new year and remember that you didn't find your computer in the trash.

Types of computer viruses

Adam and Eve virus: Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.

Congressional Virus: The computer locks up, screen splits erratically with a message appearing on each half blaming the other side for the problem.

Elvis virus: Your computer gets fat, slow, and lazy and then self destructs, only to resurface at shopping malls and service stations across rural America.

Politically correct virus: Never calls itself a "virus", but instead refers to itself as an "electronic microorganism".

Texas virus: Makes sure that it's bigger than any other file.

Warren Commission virus: Won't allow you to open your files for 75 years.

 

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