it’s all quite official, at least in my household, anyway…
Facebook is dead.
this is certainly not the first time you’ve seen my ferocious opinions around Facebook. some example simply must include, Facebook is on a Mission but not from God, why Facebook might be a great bad story, and, Facebook’s contribution to Terrorism. and, there is more to be sure, heck yeah.
to be fair, to a point, I’m reasonably confident my Haley Anne fanned the flames (there, is ample evidence that she is a Cork, after all), but the seething hate that sprung from former friends and other girls across Atlanta through Facebook and Twitter may well have brought several servers to the point of melt-down.
in most cases it was the language they used, but no less the imagery and threats leveled that disturbed my force. some of these kids had been in my home and on my boat, for Gods’ sake. so, when Joanne showed me some of the messages I was stunned, I mean really shocked to my core. I’ve fought like Green Lantern my entire life against bully’s of all kinds. but, these cowardly devils from the abyss known as cyber space realize an unprecedented low.
in any event, Haley Anne mutely surrendered her iPhone and Airbook to her Mom so Joanne could investigate the trail of ugliness and get the right people involved. and, they are.
but, the next and best steps were to close Haley Anne’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. we’ll investigate other platforms. please feel free to make recommendations. do it!
she’ll have a shiny new iPhone 4S for her troubles and the fervent hopes of her parents and better circle-of-friends that she can focus on the better things that life has to offer that might include studies, soccer, and less likelihood of carpel tunnel syndrome.
Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars, and I’m sure he feels great about that. but, I hope one day he understands what he has unleashed upon a culture that was unprepared for his platform to be used as a weapon of mass destruction.
many parents and thought leaders, in fact, decry Facebook. but, how many of you are, in truth and fact, willing to do something about it? you are challenged!
so, I’ve set the example, in my own actions. the rest if left up to the rest of you.
for the record, I do have a Facebook account that was built by my public relations people (Cork has public relations people?), but I don’t accept friends on it and never sure what it could be used for other than to start trouble from somewhere. and, I have a Twitter account. thats how a mere handful of you get notice of my epic blog posts, eh. but, I’m certainly not part of the internet solution there. my blog automatically pushes content out to Twitter, but I don’t follow anyone or even respond to tweets. I’m much too self-absorbed for that with changing the world, and all. so, I’ll have none of that hypocrite hockey puck stuff.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork