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Facebook Sold My Dead Friend’s Page

This was Stephen.

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Stephen died and his profile became a memorial where his friends could stop by and be reminded of him. The way his face looked, what he enjoyed most, and revisit his thoughts through his old posts.

If the saying “Time heals all wounds” is true, I can say from experience that this is only because we forget with time. Memories fade, details of stories become faded and blended, and those friends who died too young are frozen in time.

That’s what makes what happened to Stephen’s profile disturbing.

Facebook took his page and converted it into advertising space.

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Then the company that took the page over TAGGED HIS FRIENDS in a coupon.

Complaints have been made through Facebook and the company has been reached out to by those very friends without any changes to the page.

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I’m writing this story not because I was close to Stephen. I met him because he was my friend’s roommate and I never got the opportunity to get to know him.

Now that he’s gone, I never will have the chance and I know I missed out.

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The reason why I’m writing this story because this is an inconceivable action that Facebook has taken: flipping pages of the dead into ad space.

And that makes me want to vomit.

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Entertainment, Television

TV Review: HBO’s GIRLS S3E4

In this week’s episode of HBO’s Girls, we get more evidence that the female characters are essentially worthless, vapid human voids.

Hannah’s editor, David, dies, but her biggest concern is whether or not her e-book will be published.  Someone needs to tell her that she could have self-published her book online already… but then what would she be able to complain about in the next episode?

Marnie quits her job at the coffee shop… her only visible source of income.  I’m sure that strategy will get her far.  Props to her fitness regimen, though.

Soshannah is relatively mute this episode.  I’m not entirely sure if that is an improvement.  I guess it is only reasonable that her plots develops as slowly as the molasses river on which her brain cells float around on.

Jessa is offended her friend Season faked her own death in order to get away from Jessa’s crazy, drug-infused antics. Season even sent an invitation and Jessa didn’t even show.  A little much, but Jessa was probably more offended that someone abandoned her before she skipped town on them first.  

The next episode has David’s wake and Hannah’s e-book cancellation, according to the preview.  Let’s hope the deaths of David and the e-book bring to life some kind of humanistic emotion in ANY of these characters.

Please, Lena Dunham.  Please.

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