Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

Ask The Eye, Get In Their Face, Thats The Ticket

November 16, 2010

Dear Eye View,

I have some dear friends who went to visit my old hometown on the coast. Because they are avid nature lovers and expressed some interest, I managed to secure some tickets to the local aquarium. Imagine my horror as they “live tweeted” and Facebook-posted their utter contempt for the place. They criticized the exhibits as chintzy, pathetic, and dull, even posting photos of themselves pointing, laughing, and being bored to tears while ridiculing the animals. The aquarium is small, funded via donations and grants, and is dedicated to rehabilitating injured animals. They managed somehow to find fault with this, stating that they found themselves stuck watching “retarded, gimpy things” and how grateful they were that they didn’t have to pay to see them. I have been to this aquarium many times and applaud the efforts they undertake to help animals. I have no idea how to respond, if at all, to the drubbing my friends inflicted. I feel personally ashamed for some reason and don’t even want to talk to these people again. My partner said I should let it go, but I can’t help but think these people should have handled their disappointment, and my gift, differently. Advice?

Yea your friends are losers.. Get in their face.. Thats the ticket.. Hope this helps.


Facebook And Social Networking Causing Increase In Divorce, Lawyers “Like This”

November 9, 2010

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – If your status is ‘separated’ or ‘going through a divorce’ you might want to stay off Facebook. Social networking sites are causing a sharp increase in divorce and anything you say on your Facebook page or Myspace page can be held against you in court.

Facebook is an incredible resource for finding classmates, co-workers or making new friends. It’s also a way to rekindle old flames. For a lot of couples, that’s landed them in divorce court and given jilted spouses evidence of their partner’s adultery.

Sue’s* life started to unravel in October last year. She went to her home computer to log into her Facebook account. She quickly realized she was browsing her husband’s page.

“I went to his inbox and there were messages from a female talking about how she missed him and how she couldn’t wait until she saw him again,” said Sue. “Details about where they had met and things they had done.”

Sue’s husband was carrying on an affair with a woman he dated briefly in high school. The woman moved away and years later the two reconnected.
“He would wait until I went to bed and they would start chatting,” explained Sue.

Sue says the conversations included personal details about the couple’s marital problems and intimate, often graphic, on-line chats. “I could not believe the words that came out of my own husbands mouth”. It was disgusting, vulgar,” said Sue.

Obviously Sue misunderstood the difference between texting, chatting and talking. Lawyers “Like This”…