McNair Wilson is a fun guy. Not fungi as in the plural of fungus, but a genuinely fun person. He is the consummate satirist. There is a sharp edge to his humor but not a mean spirited bone in his body. He blogs. (A very fun blog) He is on Facebook and he twitters. BUT McNair has sniffed out the dark side of being cyber bound, kinda like the dark side of being muscle bound. Evidently one final invitation to join one more social network finally drove the poor man over the edge. His rant was posted by Mike Atkinson, another fungi. Come on, all my cyber friends, tell me there isn’t some truth in this. Let me hear your comments!
I want to launch a new community for people who hate MySpace, linkedin, facebook, etc. Maybe I’ll call it: iWan2B-A-lone (I know…too long, but you get the idea)
someone wants to find you on the web? The sole purpose of this new
social network is to connect that person with your simple reply (that
you pre-select) to express just how much iWan2B-A-lone:
- Do Not Call This Number EVER Again
- Do I Know You? I Don’t THINK so!
- Be Gone.. and your little dog, too!
- List?! I don’t want no stinking list.
- Get out of MyFace!
- You do NOT want to do this.
- Try me again and CSI will be busy for months!
- You have me confused with someone who likes you.
- Go away.
- Automatic response. No information available on this person (at this
time). Your search inquiry has been intercepted. You have been
forwarded to: [email protected]
- This site is under demolition.
- Go Google yourself, Sparky.
Simply go to iWan2B-A-lone, enter a person’s name and you’re given the pre-selected answer from the list above! Simple.
There is NO WAY for people to connect with, leave a message for, or respond to you in any way. This is the ultimate dead end.
Just an idea at this point. If anyone reading this develops such a site, send me half your earnings, cash, unmarked bills.
NO CALLS, please…iWan2B-A-lone
I still mean every word of it. That’s “mean” as in “sincere” not “mean” like “cruel.” (For now)
oh man, i totally agree with that!
I am a relatively new member on facebook- I love reconnecting with friends from every stage of my life as well as making new friends- like you.
McNair’s rant is funny. Obviously, his life on the net has gotten way out of control. For me at this point, I still feel in control of my life when it comes to networking with people. So, I have no complaints, at least not yet. It sounds as if he has boundary issues, which I completely understand. I have been in the ministry 20 years with my husband. Consequently, I learned to say “No” early on. I have found that the internet makes it fairly easy to keep a distance from human claws. I handle irritating requests by pressing the variety of little buttons provided, such as- reject, ignore, and off.
Good luck to your friend!
God Bless, Cathrine
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