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Perlmonks facebookers, untie! You have nothing to loose but your bonds!

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Nov 11, 2007 at 13:06 UTC ( #650141=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Any other perlmonks on facebook? I just created a perlmonks facebook group, please join and message me to let me know your facebook name / perlmonks name association so I can make everybody an officer with their username.

PS -- If you've already sent a join request, please try joining the group again -- facebook is playing up on me, so I just made it an open group.

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Re: Perlmonks facebookers, untie! You have nothing to loose but your bonds!
by fenLisesi (Priest) on Nov 11, 2007 at 13:15 UTC
    I would have joined your group, but I have deactivated my account three weeks ago. I found that I wasn't getting a great deal of value from all the vampire bites and things.

    Update: Well, I guess there is some value in it -- for an employer:

    Who says Facebook is the province of the young? Increasingly, the 30something bosses of naive recent college grads are proving adept at turning the social network against its earliest adopters. Kevin Colvin, an intern at Anglo Irish Bank's North American arm, was busted when he told his manager, Paul Davis, that he'd miss work due to what colleagues took to be a "family emergency". Davis turned up the photo above, freshly posted to Facebook from the Halloween party Colvin apparently missed work to attend, and attached it to his reply, copying the rest of the office as he did it. The email thread is now spreading around the net. After the jump, the entire exchange, and the incriminating photo.

    Update: There is a new, well-written informationweek article on social networks by Cory Doctorow, titled How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook

      For a long time, I didn't get why hate was directed at Facebook for stuff like this. Come to find out, that's because I use it to keep in touch with a small circle of friends who are a bit too old for "zombie werewolves vs. ninja vampires." I saw some teens using it at the library, and their pages were wall to wall viral stuff like that.

      Their API is pretty neat, though, and there are some modules for interfacing with it over at CPAN. I'd like to see some real widgets made, beyond the viral crap.

      Edit: Is it a bad sign that I can't stop my mind from parsing the node title as un-tie (like untie $this_tied_thing) instead of unite?

        Is it a bad sign that I can't stop my mind from parsing the node title as un-tie (like untie $this_tied_thing) instead of unite?

        Not when the node title actually is untie :)

Perl Monks group on MySpace
by jdporter (Canon) on Nov 11, 2007 at 13:52 UTC

    Similarly, there is a MySpace Perl Monks group. It could use an infusion of actual Perl Monks; currently wolfger is the only one.

    A word spoken in Mind will reach its own level, in the objective world, by its own weight
Re: Perlmonks facebookers, untie! You have nothing to loose but your bonds!
by ysth (Canon) on Nov 11, 2007 at 19:39 UTC
    What's facebook?

    (That's only partially a joke question; I've heard of it but never so much as typed the word before. I guess my question is: what do benefit do you get from it?)

      I'm wondering that too. I went ahead and just joined facebook (a friend sent me an invite), and I joined linked-in a while ago. I still don't "get" what they're for. People I don't know from work (it's a big company) keep sending me whatever it is you send on linked-in, I accept the thing-a-ma-jigs from friends and other people I know, and it's supposed to be a good thing to build up your # of contacts. But I don't know what the purpose is. My friend said it's to keep in contact with people, but I already do that with friends and other people that I know. I suppose there's less of a chance that I will lose contact with some people, and I might find someone that I lost contact with, I dunno, maybe that's about it.

        To name a couple: Some use the built-in blog functions to chronicle their doings and goings-on. Others use the spam functions like myspace's 'bulletins' to harass multiple people at a time. It's a simple way to share photos & vids. Just making myself available has provided quite a few business opportunities. For all the silliness, there's quite few useful things.

        I'm using Linked-In as a way to remember to keep in contact with people from previous groups and jobs. Every month or so, I review my connections there and send off a few e-mails to check in with people. In a way, I guess it's an address book, but the nice part is that people there keep their own contact info updated for me. If a former co-worker changes jobs and home city, they update their info and I can easily contact them.
Re: Perlmonks facebookers, untie! You have nothing to loose but your bonds!
by -arc- (Monk) on Nov 12, 2007 at 08:50 UTC
    I've joined, and I'm hitting g0n with a cushion until he sets up an account on there too.
Re: Perlmonks facebookers, untie! You have nothing to loose but your bonds!
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 12, 2007 at 11:55 UTC
    No!
      Maybe?

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