What Goes Around Comes Back Around and Around…

Those of us who were old enough to consciously watch social networking enter our lives and stake  a significant place there have a certain perspective on the way that scams, hoaxes, and ridiculous BS takes place. If you were there for Friendster, then you saw a bunch of ridiculous scams develop in that world. And then at some point you joined the mass exodus to Myspace, where you watched the same stupid scams filter through. And now that you’ve made the great migration to Facebook, you get to do it all again.

The vast majority of the scams that I see on Facebook are the exact same ones that kept cropping up on Friedster all those years ago. You hackers seriously need to get more creative if you’re going to earn my respective. I mean, come on, you’re even using the same stupid names as back then.

Oh, no! It’s the Koobface virus! Really, where have I seen that before? Oh, that’s right. Some time around 2002.

The truly amazing thing is that people keep falling for the hoaxes. It’s somewhat understandable for the youngster, although I think that they should be tech savvy in a way gives them a 6th sense on BS. Apparently not. I can also understand when the grannies fall for it. They weren’t even trying to use computers in the 1990s and early 2000s. Now that the grandkids have moved halfway across the country, though, they’ve become more willing to log on and keep up as best they can.

It’s the people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s that kill me. You guys should totally know better. Where were you when these thins were going around ten years ago. You and your short memory. Grow a brain and try not to let history repeat itself all up in your hard drive.

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~ by facebookhoaxes on July 13, 2010.

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