It was inevitable.
Facebook broke the internet last night.
In case you were out living your life and somehow missed it, an internal error over in Zuckerbergland rendered the place inoperable for a span, briefly turning Facebook into the world’s biggest malware site. The problem in the nutshell is that since so many sites let you sign in or share stuff via FB, trying to access any of them during that time while still logged in on FB effectively crashed your browser. Which is why I don’t use Facebook like that.
Any website that makes it mandatory to sign up with them through Facebook- like Spotify, for example- is not one I’ll even deal with. Aside from what happened last night, what’s so special about freakin’ Facebook that I can’t use your site unless I go through them? Exactly what do you need from them that I can’t/won’t provide when signing up? Hmmm…
To that end here’s a little something to depress you even more on this gloriously gloomy Friday. Alas, it’s only available through Firefox- which really shouldn’t be a problem since anyone still using Internet Explorer is literally asking for trouble. Collusion is a browser plugin that’ll let you see who’s watching you online. Regardless of what site you’re on, they’re sharing your visit with someone else. Be sure to check out the video to see just how bad this shit can get.
It ain’t paranoia if they’re really watching you.
Somewhere George Orwell is nodding his head vigorously.