Facebook uncovered (if only trees and Guardian columnists could count)

January 14, 2008

This would be quite an interesting background check on Facebook’s owners’ peculiar brand of right-wing modernism, but then you find passages like this:

After 9/11, the US intelligence community became so excited by the possibilities of new technology and the innovations being made in the private sector, that in 1999 they set up their own venture capital fund, In-Q-Te

Even trees must know, by now, that 9/11 was in 2001. And by the time trees learn that 1999 is before, and not after, 2001, Tom Hodgkinson – the article’s author – will be still trying to work out how to sign up for Facebook.

Having said that, I don’t like Facebook myself.

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2 Responses to “Facebook uncovered (if only trees and Guardian columnists could count)”

  1. Barry Says:

    It’s quite amazing how facebook and myspace have so much data on all us now that it could probably be used in a background check.

  2. yucca Says:

    Hi Barry,

    I tried, but it asks to register, for 25 dollars, without even first saying whether they have any information on the person you are checking.

    scary none the less, though… if it delivers on what it offers


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