Have you ever wondered what the big deal is about the privacy issues with Facebook? I’m about to school you. This one’s for Zuckerberg, that slimy weasel. That sell out. Handing over people’s private information for profit. Time to go to class.
As I’ve stated before, I’m no longer on Facebook with the exception of staying connected with my family. I’m rarely on Facebook anymore. WordPress is now my home for causing trouble and ensuing hilarity. But when I was active on Facebook, sometimes I would click on random stranger’s profiles. The majority of them had their privacy settings so that you couldn’t see their photos, but some of them left their photos public. Booyah. I would leaf through random stranger’s photos and download various pics that I found either humorous or interesting.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the photos, if anything. But they were made public property. They were now mine and yours thanks to your boy, Zuckerberg, and all the many changes Facebook makes throughout the years. If you don’t stay on top of it, your photos very well could be made public without your knowledge.
So what’s the big deal? Most likely nothing. That is unless someone with a creative mind, too much time on his hands, and killer Photoshop skills gets a hold of them.
Above is a photo of me that I’ll be using for the purpose of this educational demonstration. With a little Photoshop magic, I’m about to go make some new Facebook friends. These are complete strangers. I’ve never met any of them in my life. If you happen to recognize any of the folks, tell them I said hello. And if you don’t recognize any of them, don’t worry. I’ve downloaded several hundred more photos, so maybe your friends will be in the next round. And who knows? Maybe some of you dimwits will be as well. Now let’s go Facebooking, shall we? We definitely shall.
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Change your Facebook settings to private, you dimwits! And make sure you tell Zuckerberg to suck it. That slimy weasel.
You know it!
There are no words to describe how boocdiaus this is.
lol Too funny :)
Hey, you’re the goto exrtep. Thanks for hanging out here.
I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This type of cevler work and exposure! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to our blogroll.
Tip top stuff. I’ll expect more now.
Crappity crap crap. Who knew? On the up side, maybe someone will steal one of my pics and I’ll find myself in a warm embrace with Colin Farrell. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
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The Dimwit Diary posted: “Did you ever wonder what the big deal is about the privacy issues with Facebook? I’m about to school you. This one’s for Zuckerberg, that greedy weasel. That sell out. Handing over people’s private information for profit. Time to go to class. As I”
Ha! It’s good to dream. Maybe I’ll work you into a photo with Colin one day. Or perhaps Colin would care to join us out on the dingy. Cheers.
We are unfortunately going to have to leave Mr. Farrell crying on the dock as the dingy only holds two, and apparently three is a crowd. I hope Colin will forgive me.
You say that you work slolwy how slolwy do you work on first drafts? And does your pace change depending on whether you’re working on a novel, short story or comic?By the way, I guess now is as good a time as any to profess my fandom. Just finished Keys to the Kingdom, and I love it. And Best New Horror is one of my favorite stories. Thanks for making my life more awesome.
Hi there. When I was writing both novels the writing went at the speed of light. I wrote both in just over a year. However, the editing took a while because I went back to tweek things. I changed very little, however aside from steam-lining things. I am on the final edit of my second novel’s proof and it will be available in the next week. Aside from my blog entries, my writing is primarily literary fiction novels. Thanks for your wonderful comment…….. If you don’t mind I’ll send you a Facebook request. Take care….
OMG.. It’s YOU in disguise you wiley coyote, you. You make my life more awesome too. Just saying, and keep on writing…….
This was a great way to make your point. (Either that or you really get around!) I fired Facebook and Zuckerburg last May.
Nice! Yeah, I don’t miss Facebook. Well, maybe the cat videos and the awesome political debates between friends. Nah, I don’t miss it at all. Suck it Zuckerberg!
This makes me not want to believe any picture I see! I understand the FB privacy settings, and I know there are real creepers out there, but you’ve proven another point quite well. You can make a picture be anything you want it to be if you have the right skills (which you obviously have). That totally bums me out. When I look at a photo, I want to “believe” it — “trust” it. And, now — I’m always wondering. Is it the real deal, or not?
Darn! I think it all comes down to the credibility and honesty of the individual — even in the picture taking arena.
Thanks for the lesson on privacy and photoshop skills. This thing runs deeper than what you’ve shown us.
your hot mama (it’s a scorcher today already and it’s early!) Photoshop me at the beach, please. Maybe it will help cool me down!
You got it! I shoulda been a teacher. Yeah right. I woulda been fired the first day.
holy crap on a saltine cracker with bacon and anchovies that’s my sister in all those photos :|
Your sister loves farting on rose bushes!
yes she does. Now that you have made a private family issue public we can finally approach Oprah to make her rose bush farting plight a championed cause. PWFOR (people who fart on roses) now has a public face and no longer has to hide their rose farting pictures on Facebook. Bless you
Now I’m sad I didn’t get to be in the same photo with you! LOL
Well, dang. If you’re on Facebook, I’ll find photos of you one day, and perhaps you’ll be in one of my future educational demonstrations. Wouldn’t that be something!
I will wait for the day! lol
So many of these conger up all sorts of ‘concerns’ … And then there are some that scream HILARIOUS! ( beautiful girl at the beach, you standing in the middle of the pond, onlooking.)
Never made it to Facebook, had no desire to spy on my kids, but I preached and I preached about safety. Hopefully they used their better judgement. Sadly, it is not something we are able to control beyond a certain point. Everything we do and say is under scrutiny. All we can hope for are just, and proper overseers. Yet even then, who defines, what?
Your posts are the highlight of my day, Cowboy. Thank you for the smiles…there are many! We are blessed.
Thanks Cowgirl! Always good to hear from ya. Yee-haw!
You resemble John cusack when he’s holding up that boom box in that movie Say Anything. I wondered….. Would you ever change these photos into a silent movie??:)
Ha! You know, I kinda got that similar vibe and thought the same thing. Great minds think alike :)
HA! Squattin’ in the Rose bush….nice.
That photo is so ridiculous! I love it.
At last! Something clear I can undntsraed. Thanks!
I worry about you zip-lining with no helmet. Next time photo-shop yourself a helmet, buddy! Did you get my test e-mail?
I like to live life on the edge. The Duke of Danger. I never got your test email. Try this email address:
Hahaha, great pictures! I wish I knew how to use photoshop the way you do. Oh the fun I would have with friends and family.
Well, you’re in luck. I’ll be doing up some more Photoshop tutorials in the near future. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you might want to. There’s a few of them in my top posts section and also the sidebar under “Photoshop Tutorials.” Sweet!
bwahaha. . .if only you had an actual trench coat on, you would look like a major creeper!! So funny!! Makes me wish I had Photoshop!
Photoshop rules! I’ll give you some one-on-one lessons when I visit ya, if you know what I mean. ;)
You just created your own meme! Jealous :-)
Ha, I guess I did! I think it’s starting to go viral or something. I’ve been getting tons of views from Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not on either of them. Crazy cool. Cheers.
Thanks Noah! Cheers.
It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prtimaagsdc solutions.
You’re a real deep thnrkei. Thanks for sharing.
Stands back from the keyboard in amatemenz! Thanks!
At last! Someone who uneddstanrs! Thanks for posting!
A very good lesson. Mildly creepy, but you do creepy with photogenic sweetness.
Thanks dear! Yeah, this coulda very well headed to Creeperville in a hurry, but it’s pretty hilarious. Cheers.
You, sir, light up my life.
And you mine! Thanks.
These pictures just made my day. Well done.
Thanks! I have quite a few more of these to post that are just as funny. Good stuff.
Wow! Someone caught the blog shoteming lengthy bug and I loved it! As someone who just likes to read and doesn’t put thought into the technical stuff- I liked getting a glimpse of how it is put together. It’s really nice of you to share such things. I have always found you so encouraging to others on writing and I think that’s generous. Some may have the take a course yourself, write, & figure it out reply to questions.Oh, my point was though, informative to some who write, aspire to write, blogs like this are entertaining to the ones who just wanna read. Thanks!
This is hilarious! Love it!
LOL omg wow yeah… im headed back to my facebook right now oh good lord. you definitely had some fun with that one. :) it is definitely a bit “creepy” but some of those poses by those people (the girl and the roses???? wtf??) your presence made some of it better just saying.
Haha, thanks! Yeah, the rose picture is hilarious. You better change your settings to private! The dimwit will find you ;)
ha! well fortunately i don’t put up too many photos of myself on there and it is indeed set to private :)
My facebook is filled with nuts already, please stop in, we can be friends.
The nuthouse! I’d fit right in. Well, I’m sure I’ll find it at some point. Next time I’m clicking around on random stranger’s profiles.
Damn. I really wish there was a picture of me with the creepy guy in glasses. Lol. This is hilarious.
Well, if you have a Facebook and your photos aren’t set to private, I’ll find ya. Especially if you have a photo of you twerking on roses :)
i can’t stop laughing @ the fotos
Yeah, me too! I have tons more of these. I’ll have to post them soon.
Your “like” today on my site? The BEST THING EVER. Hysterical stuff you got here. And the fact that you are from Pittsburgh is worthy of a follow.
The Burgh rocks! No, wait. That’s Cleveland. Anyway, thanks. You are too kind. I’ve been digging your site as well – all those joggers and gym rats wearing jeans. Who knew? Good stuff n’at.
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Very true.. People lock your FB photos! This was really funny!
Thanks for the reblog! Cool beans.
You are welcome.. If I really like something I’ll reblog it.. :)
Funny post but actually it’s quite scary. I don’t use Facebook that much either anymore. They collect way too much data and later on sell them without my knowledge.
Truth! It’s awful, with Facebook and the NSA. Big Brother is alive and well. I made a ghost account with Facebook so they can’t steal and sell my info and I only use it to connect with family. Anyway, cheers!
I kept wanting to say something about a photo– but then the next photo would be even funnier. This is not the worst way to start the morning. Thank you. Cheers.
Hey, thank you Soul Walker! Very Star Wars sounding name. I like it. Cheers to you as well.
You must have been sweating your a** off at the beach with that heavy coat.
Fun post, loved it!
Nah, I’m cold blooded. Or am I warm blooded? I get those confused, so what else is new. Oh yeah. You! Nice to meet you Little Bird’s Dad. Thanks for the funny comment. Peace to you as well.
I lost it at the one where you’re standing in the lake. Glorious.
Glorious! What a glorious word. Yeah, that one’s pretty funny. My favorite is the girl tweking on the roses. Good stuff. Cheers!
Are we positive she’s twerking, or just making it look like she is so no one knows she’s going poo? I mean really, what are people more likely to do with a bush: twerk with it or poop on it?
You know, upon closer inspection of the photo, I think you might be right. That’s not a twerk. That’s a poop!
That’s a skillful answer to a dilufcfit question
I really couldn’t ask for more from this article.
Thanks for “Liking” my Pin-Con blog post. You are hilarious and quite handsome, but you shouldn’t hike without your orange helmet.
Well, well. The pleasure is all mine. Say, I’m single. Don’t know what your status is, but figured I’d put it out there, you know. I put together this nice dating profile for Match a few months ago, and it got rejected, so I posted it to my blog. I haven’t had much success in the ladies department. Give it a look when you have some time, and see what you think. No hard feelings if I’m not your type.
Talk to ya later.
How Match ever let a prize rodeo bull like you be put out to pasture, I’ll never know.
I needed a good laugh and once again, you’re provided. We need a round 2, ASAP!
Thanks Miss Murder! Always good to hear from ya. Murdered anyone lately?! Oh, I’m only teasing (if you did, you can tell me privately on Facebook. I go by the secret name Clementine. Look me up.)
I think a Round 2 is a must. I have tons more and they’re maybe even funnier than this one. I might mix it up a bit, then post them next week or so. Who knows? Well, take care.
you STALKER!!! lol I love the one where you did the reflection in the water!!! very nice!
This is pretty amazing. As a Pittsburgh girl myself, the hilarity of the creeper behind the guy in the Penguins jersey was even better. Headed to check up on my facebook photos as we speak!
You know, I thought you looked familiar. And then I went through my hundreds of Facebook random stranger’s photos, and there you were! Okay, just kidding. Think you’re safe, but yeah. Check those settings! Nice to run across another blogger from the Burgh n’at. I will drink an IC Light for breakfast in your honor. Cheers!
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.
All right, cool. I shall do some category browsing and check it out further. Thanks for stopping by here, my friend. Cheers.
thank you dear friend
Reblogged this on Nearly a Post a Day for 2013 and commented:
Hmm. Have you done this?
Thanks for the reblog! Mighty kind of you.
Reblogged this on Nearly a Post a Day for 2013 and commented:
Hmm. Have you done this?
Thansk for stopping by my blog and finding something to appreciate. i appreciate your humor. I have my privacy settings on my personal facebook set to private for my pics, but mu auther page, S.K. Nicholls is public. When I first started with FB it was just a way to share pics with family and friends. It has evolved into a monster with wings and talons.
You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by for my dimwittedness. Sadly accurate description. Facebook: a monster with wings and talons.
I’m glad you liked my post on “Swords, Specters, & Stuff.” You’re welcome back anytime!
Thank you kind sir!
Your post has lieftd the level of debate
You’re pretty funny and clever for a dimwit. :)
Well, thanks! I suppose I have my moments where I shine, but if you stick around long enough, you’ll see plenty of dim moments, too.
Thanks for starting my day with a smile on my face. Hilarious!
This is too funny! What would we do without photoshop? Thanks for following my blog…I’m following you now too.
Thank you for indulging my guilty pleasure that is Photoshop. Very funny.
I really needed a good laugh today, thanks King Dimwit!
I need to go back and open your amazing “how to photo shop” post. Or ask my film school trained son. :) Thanks so much for the follow. Made my day.
This post is just hilarious. It really made me laugh.