A friend on facebook’s status read today

‘For friends that DO NOT PLAY MAFIA WARS: If you would prefer NOT seeing all the Mafia Wars posts from me, just go to one of the Mafia Wars posts, click on the upper right hand side of the post. You’ll find an option to “HIDE”. Just click on it and it will completely free up your wall space from all my annoying Mafia Wars posts. That way you don’t have to see all these posts and can still keep me as a friend:) Thanks’

That makes one more person addicted to this game. I can’t say that I’ve tried it yet, but there must be something about it.

Anyway, pretty hilarious that it became their status.

From the pages of Facebook

Facebook has apparently loosened their acceptable user policies. I recently received a request from a member of the undead. I accepted the request and realized that by doing so I have ushered in a new era in communication. The dead to the living via an electronic medium.

Here is an excerpt from one of his posts:

What’s Black and White and Dead All Over?

Yes, I KNOW Facebook isn’t a book of faces, like a menu. I understand what it is and how to use it, thankyouverymuch.

Maybe I should use Twitter? YouTube provided mixed results, as everyone assumed it was all special effects and corn syrup. Really, now? Like I have nothing better to do with my time than find hapless wanderers in the woods and videotape consuming their flesh?

Twitter’s one-liners, though, and I doubt I can keep my rambling, shambling, gambling self on the short side of 200 characters. There’s too much to say, to do, to experience. MySpace is fine and dandy, but I was never great at designing. Nah. Facebook it’ll be.

I hope to blog regularly – Mondays will be autobiographical, and I’ll try to provide FAQs about this unreal unlife; Wednesdays, I’ll take questions, provide advice, and feedback on current events. Fridays are wild cards. Three posts a week will be about all I can muster, as libraries tend to shun anyone with a bone on the outside. Elitist jerks.

Here’s hoping I can make some connections for potential meet, greet, and maybe eats. Time will tell, and I’ve got more of that than you do.

— Gilthe Ghoul / Facebook undead user

Things I’m looking into

Someone mentioned to me developing facebook applications. That sounded interesting so now I’m looking into it at http://developers.facebook.com/ and reading the book ‘Facebook Cookbook, 1st Edition‘ . Also looking at the APIs counterpart at Googles OpenSocial API which requires you to create an Orkut account at http://www.orkut.com . But since I have a gmail account I already had an orkut account so no worrys there. Also there’ s something coming up on http://labs.adobe.com a social script writing app Adobe Story.

Everything on this list is Button Man certified to drive you absolutely nuts if your anything like myself.