Oh boy, another “Facebook proves people don’t want privacy” bullshit argument.
Do people not understand what ‘privacy’ is? It’s an individual’s right to withhold information of their choosing from others. Just because people are tweeting about their lunch or telling anecdotes on Facebook doesn’t mean they’re giving up their right to privacy. It doesn’t mean they are suddenly sharing every last detail of their life.
How many people on Facebook are recounting every masturbation session, every time they drunk dial an ex, every sexist or mildly racist thought they have, or their entire browser history?
No matter how open an individual seems, it is a guarantee that there is something they are keeping from the public at large. Something they only share with their closest confidants, if at all.
And it is their choice what to share and what to keep private. It is only their choice. Regardless of how open they decide to be they never cede privacy completely.
Not the best analogy: saying “People are on Facebook, therefore they don’t care about privacy at all” is like saying “Her clothes are too revealing, therefore she doesn’t care if she gets molested.”
Um… What the hell is with the bride? Why is she a giantess? Why is she oddly proportioned? Why the noticeable arm hair?
And what’s that off to the left? A fire? A pile of rubbish? A childish scribble?
And was it Wall Street that killed Facebook’s stock, or was it that people have been able to remember all the way back to a decade ago and the burst of the tech bubble?
Should we be surprised Rose did something this lame? No.
Should we be surprised he turned in something this lame a few days after the story was actually relevant? A little. If you’re going to be lame, you might as well be punctually lame.
Hey look Bob Gorrell drew a plant…er Half a plant…
illustrating the news again.
And a floor! It’s almost like an entire set, if he was designing for a Silicon Valley edition of Our Town.
Considering that Facebook’s stock has more or less fallen flat (last I heard it was less than it’s IPO price) these ‘Facebook will make a lot of money in stocks’ comics are even dumber than when the IPO was imminent.
Because ‘like’ is a thing on ‘Facebook,’ which makes this cartoon topical! How hi-larious!
Fuck you, Stahler.
Get it? Because… Facebook’s in the news. And apparently this guy doesn’t have any pop culture references on hand past 1942.
And how else were they supposed to buy stock? Go to some kind of stock market-centric website? Or maybe there’s some sort of business related to stocks and the buying and selling thereof.
What an absurd notion!