Why Trump was the last straw that poked me off Facebook

  It was Donald Trump wot did it. Did what? Oh, well, aside from bringing incendiary fascism into public discourse, cultivating a urine-flavoured candyfloss hairstyle, and delivering all his speeches in a voice that sounds like an old man farting into a set of bagpipes, which you'd think would be enough to be going on … Continue reading Why Trump was the last straw that poked me off Facebook

Hey, you! Want to be friends?

Just a quick note to say: Make a Long Story Short is on Facebook! (Or as we call it in our house, for reasons unknown, Faceybook or the Book of Face.) Come on over and 'like' the page for updates and discussion. And tell everyone you know. Every time you 'like' our page, a cookie … Continue reading Hey, you! Want to be friends?

There’s a hole in my iPhone

Can you spot it? I deleted my Facebook app yesterday and verily, it was like chipping a hole from my heart. Oh ok, it wasn't. But I had to do it: every now and again I get to a stage where I can't not check it. The habit of flicking in and out of it becomes … Continue reading There’s a hole in my iPhone

A note from a resolutions enthusiast

I can never resist a blank slate. All that lovely time and space to make things better in. I always get carried away and make far too many new year's resolutions to ever keep up with. This year, I decided to simplify. My new year's resolution for 2012 can be summed up in the following … Continue reading A note from a resolutions enthusiast

Frog Livers (10 + 1)

What follows is a wondering about apricots. I have recently made a switch from dried bananas to dried apricots in the difficult hour where breakfast has been digested but it's too early for rice cakes (gag). Banana chips are mostly tasteless, always come in shapes too awkward for a human mouth, and are so hard … Continue reading Frog Livers (10 + 1)

Poor Mr Advertising

An ad I found on my Facebook profile this morning: First of all, if this is Facebook's version of targeted advertising, then they need better algorithms. Most of the people I know well enough to buy Christmas presents for don't drink. Second, I'm curious about the logic behind this marketing strategy. What is this mysterious … Continue reading Poor Mr Advertising

Oh, Zuckerberg. Where Did It All Go Wrong?

I think I might actually be nearing the end of my rag with Facebook. I’ve stuck with the world-conquering super-network since its early, grimy days as a university-only messaging service, where the novelty of gawking at other people’s drunken photographs and thinking up ‘Rachel is’ statements was all thrilling and edgy. It was like MySpace, … Continue reading Oh, Zuckerberg. Where Did It All Go Wrong?