Dear people for whom I leave postcards lying around the internet living room,
I just spent some many odd minutes trying to disconnect livejournal from facebook. I had earlier connected the two (meaning that anything I posted to livejournal was x-posted to facebook simultaneously as a note) in an attempt to become more efficient on the internet (that being a keen interest of mine, I think because I consider it to the closest thing to being a wizard/hacker). Anyways, turns out, according to my settings, it wasn't connected in the first place.
However, in between attempting to disconnect it and discovering that it was already disconnected, I discovered the following:
- facebook's settings have become incredibly fucking complex. This is especially true when you when you get into the kinds of "privileges" different applications have, even just the basic ones have wacky settings, never mind the ability of half-a-dozen or so applications that can share information back and forth (google, i.e. gmail, is thankfully resistant to this purulent strain of internet connectivity it seems).
- My facebook and lj accounts were damn-so linked! I checked out my fb notes and it contains many posts originating from livejournal. What the hell? I mean, I guess maybe they somehow were unlinked without me realizing, but that's the kind of setting you'd likely have to go and alter manually. Plus, that just seems like something I would remember doing, dammit! Anyway, this post is going to act as a sort of test. I guess I could just type TEST or ASDHHGRH and then send it to see what happens, but I had been meaning to write anyway.
Also, the reason I had decided to disconnect the two is because, well: facebook has become quite lame. Perhaps, even SUPER LAME. I guess I'm still pro-fb, even if it is beginning to resemble a filthy leering old man in a dark corner, and I took those annoying game apps/assorted WTFery in stride by manually disabling each one (I also have all ads turned off through a simple firefox add-on, if you don't know about that shit you need to get hooked up) so that it would no longer show up. Yet, somehow, the cascade of shit that coats the underbelly of the internet is beginning to get through my previously meticulous defense-boosting account setting changes. I think this has happened because I just can't be bothered; and, not because I don't have the time to alter a few things now and then, but it seems like the amount of stuff I am beginning to have to change to make "the experience mine" is becoming burdensome.
Why don't I just stop using it then, I wonder? Life was totally ok before facebook and it reasons it'd be the same without it again, but I feel already that it might not be. I really have begun to use fb as the portal for my social information - so much so that I'm apparently willing to put up with inadvertently spending approx. 20 minutes of each day scrolling through worthless bits of information ephemera claiming to be my home (.php) just to know what my peeps are up to.
In short, I am caught in its evil web of wall post lies and friend suggestion manipulation; and, yet, I will continue to fight for as long as I can (hence, the de-linking of fb and lj, AKA future underground resistance).
However, friends, if you ever see me attempting to coerce you into a mafia war or farming venture you will know that I have succumbed wholly to its dripping corruption. If that does happen, I won't hold it against you if you wish to "Hide" *LEFT CLICK*, "Hide Matthew" *LEFT CLICK* me.
I know I'd do the same to you.