• Life

    How To Lose a Friend On Facebook In 3 Easy Steps

    by How To Lose a Friend On Facebook In 3 Easy Steps So we all have that flaky friend on Facebook. I have several. Probably you do, too. I have one in particular, who posts all kinds of crazy things. Some of it amounts to newage (actually a lot of it), and some of it is stuff that a single google search will take care of. I ignore a lot of the first kind of post, because there’s probably nothing I can do other than roll my eyes, and because I have indications that she’s had a rough time at various points in her life and she can take solace…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    Introducing the ERQ

    by The ERQ There are times I just have to walk away from Facebook. Last night was one of those times. I mostly like Facebook, really. Yes, I know that I’m the commodity as far as they’re concerned, but it’s become an important point of social contact. People find each other on Facebook and get to stay peripherally part of each other’s lives when they would naturally have drifted apart and never heard from each other again in a pre-internet era. You can decide if that’s a bad thing or not. Overall, I like it. The problem I usually have with Facebook (when I have a problem with Facebook), as…