Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bock & Facebook, Friday June 20 2014

We had an interesting day together yesterday, Facebook and I.

Early in the day, I could log in as usual and do everything one does on that site; Post stuff, like, comment, share, poke and chat with friends. In short everything was quite normal.

Later the same day, I got the following message when I tried to post a blogpost to Facebook:
You’re Temporarily Blocked From Posting
This temporary block will last 24 hours, and you won’t be able to post on Facebook until it’s finished.
Please keep in mind that people who repeatedly post things that aren't allowed on Facebook may have their accounts permanently disabled.
I was seemingly suspended for 24 hours for breach of their rule against "nudity". Read more about that in the postscript and post-postscript in this blogpost: Second Pride Festival Starts Today!.

My account was still available, but I had certain restrictions on how I could interact with the website: No posting, no liking, no commenting and no sharing, but poking and chatting was still allowed.

Even later yesterday, I got this message when I tried accessing my account on Facebook.

Now I was permanently banned and my account was disabled. So if you missed me late yesterday, you should know that I have not removed you from my friends list.
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Considering what has been going on lately with Facebook's purge directed at SecondLife avatars, the last message did not come as a complete surprise. Ever since my previous voluntary departure from Facebook, I have had mixed feelings about my return.

It is a very convenient way to keep in touch with my Tomais and some my close friends out-of-world, but it is also extremely time consuming and hours can sometimes pass without you even noticing.

After my return I have also had a rather lax friending-policy. I accepted anyone who asked. The only exception being the jerk who was the last straw for my voluntary departure last time. Can you imagine, he actually asked to be my friend when I returned after having posted the most vile and viscous comment on the timeline of my previous account, deleting the comment (I saw it in my email, which was the reason I turned off that option on my return) and then unfriending and blocking me?

Well, I was to tired to make a decision on what to do about it yesterday, but I will discuss the matter with my sane and balanced hubby and we will see what comes out of our deliberations.

4 comments :

  1. I left word on Facebook about this. We are all going to be blocked at some point or another as virtual identities.

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    1. Thank you, buddy!

      What I find strange is that this purge comes at a time when even Mark Zuckerberg himself has expressed views that Facebook should change it's policy on virtual identities. (I have lost the link, but hopefully someone else can supply us with it. (Tomais, lover, please help me out!)

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    2. I am not not sure what link you are referring to, but I did find this one -- http://gigaom.com/2014/04/04/mark-zuckerbergs-views-on-anonymity-seem-to-be-evolving-and-thats-a-good-thing/

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    3. Thank you so much, Rocky, that is the link to the article I was thinking of. ;)

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