Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Shag The Honkie

So everyone on the planet (except Jonesy) has a Facebook account by now. What is on Facebook is pretty much gospel. If you're not friends on Facebook then you're just not friends. I don't know if you even count as an aquaintance if you're not someone's Facebook friend. Anyway this isn't an advert for Facebook. This is a confession... I'm worried.

Facebook has recently introduced third party applications. Things like favourite musicians, graffiti walls and even fortune cookies. This has had some people worrying it is turning into My Space or Bebo. I'm not worried about this, eventually all of these social networking sites were going to become sort of homogenised. Facebook will remain in my mind the market leader because of its sleek design and the fact these applications are largely optional. Things will be fine as long as people aren't allowed to be too 'original' and 'unique' with their page designs, turning them into the neon disco advert head fucks many people's My Space pages became. My worries are to do with the currency of information.

Now the CIA connection to Facebook is based on some very shakey evidence and lots of hearsay basically it is probably bullshit. However, the fact remains these pages contain lots of information. If someone or some company had control of all this information they could theoretically use it to take over the world! OR MAYBE THEY ALREADY HAVE!

On the other hand maybe the fact that all students love Family Guy or that I have a hard on for Wyclef Jean's 'Perfect Gentleman' might not be that much use to any evil dictatorship. Still, most importantly, Facebook is much better for stalking than MySpace ever was.

Biffy Clyro's new album 'Puzzle' is pretty darn amazing. Its probably their most accesible album and will certainly appeal to those who found them a little too heavy in the past (grow a pair). Every track is strong and worth a repeat listen. Today I bought Hellogoodybe's album 'Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!' This decision was largely based on the excellent title and the fact Amazon told me I would like it. I trust Amazon, they tell it like it is. I had heard the one song 'Here (In Your Arms)' and on first listen the rest seem to reach the same level of electro emo cool. Electremo. Brilliant new genre.

Finally, Copernicus is Polish. How did that happen?



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