Facebook Odds & Ends – Volume Three

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.

Chris Winter

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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SwingVollyballBeach BabeLakeSwinging BridgeMirrorTree HuggerNorth CarolinaCemeteryGhetto Booty

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Change your Facebook settings to private, you dimwits!  And make sure you tell Zuckerberg to suck it.  That slimy weasel.

115 thoughts on “Facebook Odds & Ends – Volume Three

  1. 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.

    >>> The Dimwit Diary 7/19/2013 4:41 AM >>>
    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”

      • 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….

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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, 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.

      • 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

  8. 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!

  9. Nice reading about you

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  10. 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.

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