With over 600 billion users, many of whom have a literacy level surpassing that of wombat dung, Facebook has become the pre-eminent form of communication in the world today. Not surprisingly, many myths and legends have sprung up around the iconic brand. As a public service, the IT section at WWNews has undertaken intensive investigatory procedures in an attempt to debunk the most common ones (leaving others to be dehammocked at a later date). Do not thank them, sending your money is payment enough.
- Shouting at the screen does not make people stop posting crap.
- Unfriending people for sharing crap does not give them blinding headaches
- Posting satirical “I never expected what happened next to happen next” videos will not cause the Huffington Post to rethink, or even go out of business
- There are only three cat memes.
- Young people aren’t deserting Facebook because it’s being taken over by old farts; middle-aged people are leading the charge. To Bebo.
- Facebook isn’t doing research to target you; while you’re distracted at your pc sharing conspiracy theories, Mark Zuckerburg himself is in your kitchen rifling through the spare change bowl.
- Clicking the Like button while holding Ctrl-Alt does not cause the person-who-just-posted-crap’s computer screen to explode sending glass shards into their eyes. More’s the pity.