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Sunday, June 06, 2010

wil wheaton has a GREAT posting about facebook

starting with a wil wheaten facebook page THAT ISN'T HIS

on the internet, nobody knows that you're a dog
-wil wheaton

I mentioned this on Twitter, but as Twitter has grown and grown (congrats, Biz and Ev!) it's become very "in the moment" and not the best place to put very important things like this:

There's a page on Facebook that appears to be mine. The problem with this is that I don't use Facebook, and I don't want people to be mislead. (Ohh! Bold text! Wil must be serious!)

This is not me. A casual observer could see this page and think it's legit, because there isn't anything on it that clearly identifies it as a fan page, or a parody page, or something like that. For all I know, it's well-intentioned and I'm overreacting, but I just can't take a chance with things like this. At the moment, it appears to be asking for donations to fight Alzheimer's, which is a noble cause, but if I stood back and let anyone claim to be me while asking for money - for anything - it could have really, really bad consequences. ........................


Lemmy Caution said...

Good stuff. Ever since diving into Twitter, I've all but abandoned FB.

a rose is a rose said...

i never was on fb that much. i still use it from time to time though. i have never (and will never) put anything personal on it

stray said...

The spies can watch opera videos on my fb page as much as they want, but that's about all they'll get there.

a rose is a rose said...

yeah, as i said, i don't get personal on my page at all. i post a lot of links and maybe make a comment or two if someone says something funny OR stupid