OMG, Reason Is on Facebook!!!!

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I mentioned it briefly at the bottom of my post about Len Bias, but the higher ups tell me reason's new Facebook page deserves its very own post.

The page has an rss feed for reason.com, reason.tv, and Hit & Run, as well as a discussion board (yeah, that's right, a new place for ya'll to flame and troll), and a place for non-staff to upload pictures and videos. Plus, it's a good opportunity to make friends for those of you who are attached to your swivel chairs at the buttocks.

So, head on over to facebook.com, start an account if you don't already have one, and become a public fan of what God is calling, "The funnest thing since Original Sin."

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  1. I’ve got loads of friends who’ve been pressuring me to join Facebook. And every time I’m almost broken, a new story about Facebooks privacy violations is published and I go back to ignoring my friends’ pressure for a while.

  2. Zomg.

    MySpace >>>>>> Facebook

    Facbook is sooooo boring.

  3. Join Facebook? Please. So every chump I ever knew in school can look me up and annoy me? If I had wanted to stay in touch with you, I would have.

  4. I get MySpace peer pressure, including from my wife. (Ironically, people who already know each other and meet face-to-face all the time.) I really don’t want to have something like that to have to check, worry about somebody breaking in and defacing it, keep up with idiotic comments and bulletins, etc.

    This place, along with a couple of other special-interest blogs and forums, are entertaining enough for me!

  5. Myspace sucks.

    I signed up as a fan, there are some girls!

  6. By the way Reason, don’t you know you’re just going to end up getting solicited by some pedophile? That’s what happens on those things, at least that’s what they said on the morning show.

  7. Join Facebook? Dear god, why? I’m a grownup now.

  8. Old Bull Lee:

    It’s not just that they’ll be solicited… I heard reports about young kids being molested by the intrawebs. I think it has something to do with the series of tubes and something from Japan…

    Nephilium

  9. If I had wanted to stay in touch with you, I would have.

    QFT.

  10. Like, OMG, Reason!
    We can be, like, friends and stuff.
    Just don’t put up any of your pictures of me being drunk or anything because, well, employers check that stuff, y’know?

  11. Serious question: what’s the Facebook etiquette for dealing with “Friend” requests from people you don’t even know?

  12. I like WordPress better. I even have rss feeds from hit & Run and reason from my site.

    http://veritasvincitprolibertate.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/4/

  13. That’s what happens on those things, at least that’s what they said on the morning show.

    I absolutely love watching people on the television talk about what goes on on the Internet. Like when they show videos from YouTube for all those who are too technically incapable/afraid of going and looking at it themselves, or when the cable news channels talk about how people who get their news online are ignorant and incapable of discerning good journalism from biased opinion – not at all like what they report on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, etc.
    It ususally makes me laugh, in a very sad sort of way.

  14. Serious question: what’s the Facebook etiquette for dealing with “Friend” requests from people you don’t even know?

    Use the “FUCK OFF, SHITHEAD” button.

  15. Jennifer | June 20, 2008, 1:02pm | #
    Serious question: what’s the Facebook etiquette for dealing with “Friend” requests from people you don’t even know?

    You can do what I always do. Ask them:

    “Do I know you from somewhere? Why are you trying to add me as a friend?”

    If there is no reason beyond, “I think your hot.” you can just leave it from there.

  16. Episiarch | June 20, 2008, 1:07pm | #

    Serious question: what’s the Facebook etiquette for dealing with “Friend” requests from people you don’t even know?

    Use the “FUCK OFF, SHITHEAD” button.

    … Or that. Though, I’m not sure that quite qualifies as etiquette, Epi. 😉

  17. Reason on Facebook sucks!

  18. I would think about joining just for this. How much information do they need and how much can i fabricate?

  19. For the very real threat of e-buggery, there can be only the Cornelius Soulution!

  20. Reinmoose – I love it, too, especially when they talk about it like it’s new. Suburban kids were on AOL what, ten years ago? And when they report on some “YouTube phenomenon” it’s usually one that people actively on the internet have been sick of for months already.

    I was referring to the morning shows focus on fearing for your child, impressing your neighbors, and nutritional advice for complete morons but I am with you.

  21. Nice, someone created a “Naomi Klein” account and added it to the fan list…

  22. Jennifer,
    I am sending you a friend request. I think you are hot. This post is also Warren’s fault.

  23. Watching you other people making friends
    Everywhere ~ as a dog makes friends!
    I mark the manner of these canine courtesies
    And think: My friends are of a cleaner breed;
    Here comes ~ thank God! ~ another enemy!

  24. Jennifer,

    I either refuse directly or just let them die on the vine. My kids at work convinced me to get one, and all the other old people at work keep trying to friend me. I have 15 or so friend requests that I let hang in limbo.

    Epi, someone googled me up for my 20th HS reunion. Ex-girlfriend. I’m the only person with my name that googled retrieves. Cowardly not answering email. I prefer to remember her how she looked 20 years ago.

  25. I will set up an account right now. Uploading content should be fun.

  26. “I think you’re hot” can’t be the motivation because I don’t think my picture even IS on my Facebook account; the only reason I got it in the first place was because somebody linked to my blog there, and registering with Facebook was the only way I could see what that was all about.

  27. Ladies and Gentlemen:

    Makin’ Friends – Tripping June

    (my band, at least give some some click thru’s)

  28. My kids at work convinced me to get one

    You work?!?

    I prefer to remember her how she looked 20 years ago

    Pix plz thx

  29. You work?!?

    Yes, but it’s mostly being available to answer the phone, sitting at a computer and keeping student workers from masturbating on the job. (Yes, they are reading this and yes, they should get to work.)

    Anyway, you are one to talk.

    Pix plz thx

    Sadly, I don’t have any. She sort of looked like Debbie Gibson without the chubby cheeks. She probably has 8 kids by now and an ass you could show a movie on…

  30. Anyway, you are one to talk.

    This is my work style, dude–I work and take tons of mini-breaks. It actually works very well.

    Your student workers troll reason?

  31. Lurk, none of them post. Or least I don’t think they do.

    If I find out you’re really Joey, you’re fired.

  32. Crap, scroll up on that link.

  33. NutraSweet, did you see this one:

    To reiterate: male feminists get free access to my panties.

    How stupid are these people?

  34. Yeah baby I’m a feminist. Now let’s put this in your mouth.

  35. The funny part is, when they all scream about the obvious statement that men have a higher libido than women, they relish in mentioning that they have a much higher libido than their boyfriends.

    Ladies, if your boyfriend has a higher libido than you, three possibilities present themselves:

    1. He’s gay.

    2. He has a medical condition.

    3. The problem is you.

    Therefore, the problem with “male feminists get free access to my panties” is that they are probably only really interested in wearing them…

  36. Bingo –
    You don’t have to go through the panties to get to the mouth – a bit of a go-around

  37. Therefore, the problem with “male feminists get free access to my panties” is that they are probably only really interested in wearing them…

    Or else they are just playing at being male feminists…to get in her panties. Which was my point. If you (female feminists) keep crowing that male feminists get to bang you, guess what? A lot of not-so-good-with-chicks guys are going to pretend to be feminists to get laid.

    It’s kind of like saying “guys with blue hair get into my panties” and then not noticing that a whole bunch of guys suddenly have blue hair–but never did before.

  38. Chicks dig guys who spout feminist bullshit. Who knew?

  39. Bingo just going around the world. I respect that.

  40. Crap, scroll up on that link.

  41. Crap, scroll up on that link.

    Eh… where’d my comment go… That red-headed nerdy chick has a nice rack, nyet?

  42. Stop linking to Feministing! The comments hurt my brain, but I CAN’T STOP READING!

  43. Will reason “superpoke” me if I become a friend? And will reason join the vampires or the zombies?

    I hate facebook with such a passion that it hurts. Friends got me to join and then proceeded to annoy me to such an extent with the poking and the other nonsense I canceled my account. Seriously people, we’re in our 40’s already!

  44. I prefer MySpace. Can I haz Reason on MySpace???1

  45. as well as a discussion board (yeah, that’s right, a new place for ya’ll to flame and troll),

    I’m not sure this is a good idea. This may have the effect of splitting Hit&Run between people who can (and care to) access Facebook all the time, and people who cannot (say at work). It’s easier to access reason.com at many people’s workplaces than it is to access Facebook. The trend toward streaming video posts is already limiting the content available to us who are still able to steal some productive time from our employers. (Just kidding; I work about 60-70 hrs per week and being able to access H&R from the office keeps me sane.)

  46. OMG, Reason Is on Facebook!!!!

    Messages from invisible sources, or what some people think of as progress.

    Bad news. Tries against our interests is our sole communications from strangers, so by all means, let’s plant poles all across the country, festoon the cocksucker with wires to hurry the sorry word and blinker our judgments of motive, huh?

    Ain’t the state of things cloudy enough? Don’t we face enough fucking imponderables?

  47. Jervas,

    It is my brain, now!

  48. Don’t we face enough fucking imponderables?

    […]

  49. […]

    And you ain’t exactly the one to be leveling criticisms on the score of being slow to adapt. You fucking people are the original slow fucking learners!

  50. Well, the Facebook star system is largely built on how many friends you have. Me, I just laugh when someone’s profile claims they have 5,000 friends, but many take it seriously. I know one guy who just randomly “friends” people he doesn’t know to up his friend count, and he tells me about half of them accept, no questions asked. Sort of a prisoners dilemma, I guess.

    Of course, due to these kinds of abuses of friending, there are applications available where you select a fraction of your friends as your “Top Friends”, which creates all sorts of drama in its own right. So then you have to put all of your friends on Top Friends also to keep them from getting pissed.

  51. Last year I created a profile for a mutant squirrel that lives on my campus as an in joke, then forgot about it. When I remembered it about a month later, I logged in under the squirrel’s name to see if I’d gotten any friend requests, and there were literally hundreds, mostly from other animals! Turns out there’s a whole network of people who make Facebook profiles for their pets.

    The internet is a strange place.

  52. I see crymethink has mutated and evolved yet again. Fascinating.

    Chicks dig guys who spout feminist bullshit. Who knew?

    I have a buddy who’s a Philosophy major and Women’s Studies minor. Pure fucking genius.

  53. Couldn’t be happier with the relationship between Reason and Facebook. Actually, I’m appreciative of the invites I now get to some Reason events as a result of joining Facebook. The Facebook/Reason relationship is beneficial to those of free minds/free markets philosophy.

  54. I’m appreciative of the invites I now get to some Reason events as a result of joining Facebook. The Facebook/Reason relationship is beneficial to those of free minds/free markets philosophy.

    Who also happen to live in the DC area. Since I don’t, they generate more of an “I’m having a party and you can’t come ha ha ha ha ha” vibe.

  55. Reason needs to get on Makeout Club

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