right after i got “disabled” by facebook, i ran across an interesting (as in disturbed and obsessed) character who was making it his mission in life to get fake facebook accounts banned. the irony is that he himself is a fake person (unless his parents were Satanists) with a name of Lucifer Midnight (i should give him the benefit of the doubt – what if that really is his name?) =p
i even engaged in a few online conversations with him on his blog and tried to understand his reasoning. what a waste of time that was! he (or she) is just an angry person that probably has a crappy life and rather than elevating himself with constructive creativity, finds some measure of solace in hurting others
hurting may be too strong of a word – it’s only facebook accounts but those can represent a lot of work. i had about 4,000 friends and always played hearts back with anyone that played with me and i always participated in conversations and likes. facebook was a good channel for this blog because some people only commented there. Lucifer didn’t have me banned, i was just one of many that got culled out and it probably didn’t help that my info blurb said i was a fake person! o_O
the other day i ran across his blog and he’s still at it! Ban Fake Facebook Profiles
we all know that facebook isn’t a safe option for avatars and we also know that facebook is all about making money but it also continues to be an important way for people to communicate in ways previously not possible (as does twitter, youtube, and other social media for real changes like in Egypt last year)
facebook is about to test how much money the world thinks it is worth with its IPO in one week (may 17th)
some people think it is over valued and a recent drop in ads served per day to users is being blamed on mobile devices
time will tell . . .