I never intended for this blog to be a platform for pissing and moaning and griping about things that are “wrong” with this new world in which we live…
…but the gaul of the powers that be at Face Book really give me no choice in the matter.
Night before last I was made aware of an interesting FB group called “Addicted to The Haves and the Have Nots.”
I am really enjoying being on that show (not to mention all the attention I am getting now as the new “Bad Man” on the block now that JR has gone on to his reward – Larry was a delight BTW. Great guy) so I decided to request admission to the group so I could play around in there.
It took about 30 seconds for the administrator to let me in. It’s good to be Jim!
It was a blast! Thanking people for their supp[ort of the show… teasing them about how their expectations will be exceeded and how no matter what they think ins going to happen on the season finale next week that they are wrong…
Fun stuff. Kind of like a cyber personal appearance without the cold hot dogs!
So… the next morning I wake up only to find that Face Book has decided that I am not me.
Face Book being such a huge company couldn’t possibly be wrong so I wonder who I am if not me?
Their cavalier decision didn’t end there… no. They didn’t contact me or ask me any questions… they deleted all of my accounts and pages with the push of a button.
Nice guys, huh?
So now my weight loss groups and my fan pages and my link to my blog and my etc. etc. etc. are no longer.
I responded to their email telling me that they had done this with a scan of my valid Passport.
They said it wasn’t enough to prove that it was me.
I sent a photo of my license.
So far… no dice.
If they still respond in the negative I won’t pursue it any further. I will wipe the dust of FB from my heels forever and continue writing here and tweet the occasional tweet.
All that to say…
Do you think it’s right for the holders of the switches that control the power of a public platform the size and stature of Face Book should be able to negate years worth of work and association both personal and business with the flip of a switch without any warning to those that said flip switching will effect the most?
On a happier and not so pissy/grumpy note… here is a pic of the “not-so” Honorable Judge Jim Cryer in front of his office earlier today:
I love Savannah. Such a beautiful city!