Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

FFS – Facebook is NOT dangerous!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I cant believe the hassle facebook is getting for the fact that one person was killed after being tricked into meeting someone they shouldnt have, and how facebook is being dragged through the mud over it.


Lets look at the stats shall we.

Facebook has 400 million users

Average user spends 55 minutes a day on facebook

The average age of a Facebook user is a bit over 25, so lets say that, on a curve, 15% of users are in the ‘at risk’ age group.

That means 60 million hours of facebook time for kids.

That would mean, as an equivalent, of all the recreation time of all the children in the UK. And one – ONE gets killed. Compared to the much higher number that vanish through means such as walking through a park, or getting into the wrong car. Do we force car manufacturers to add safeguards. Hows about park owners (the government themselves). No. Sure, keeping kids safe is good, but THEY ARENT MADE OF GLASS. You do not need to overprotect kids, just be sensible! Just because it is THE EVIL INTERNETS, it is – looking at those – SAFER for them to be on facebook than roaming the streets.

Get off of facebooks case, deal with REAL PROBLEMS in the world rather than new companies who are easy targets for public outrage because it is a vote winner.

UK Government – YOU SUCK.


Facebook Insanity

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

So, a friend of mine today, on facebook, posted a long story about some poor guy she works with, who was at the gym and suffered a serious heart event and died for several minutes before being revived. The guy was then taken to hospital where he spent days under observation, having tests done, stuff like that.

So, now comes the stupid part. Someone responds to the facebook comment saying that they dont agree with the diagnosis that the Dr’s made, and the guy should get a second opinion.

COME ON! The guy spent DAYS in hospital being poked and prodded and tested by highly trained doctors, cardiac specialists and who knows what else using million dollar machines to do the tests. And you expect him to say ‘Well thats not right, I want a second opinion because someone on facebook said so’…