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Friday, December 17, 2010

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Aiti says "No Comment" to Facebook Banning

If you hadn't heard, the noisiest topic in Brunei at the moment, regards on the blocking of Facebook for local use. Why? because we have idiots who blatantly thought they were smart (but ended up as a smartasses and stupid, breaking a couple of laws here and there because of the “sakai-ness” and apparent misuse of conveniences provided for the public use.  (The rumor just grew in such a scale, that most of the users (including me), wishes (and keep an eye) for the proper authorities to give a public announcement.
    1It’s finally on the news but they are keeping their mouths shut on the matter. *No comment” but I guess that would mean anything. Most probably to keep out vast wide panic? (yes that kind of sound pathetic in one hand). I can't shake the pessimistic feeling when it comes to this decision. But we’ll see what’s the truth at the end of December to what’s going really on.

Some of non-users wouldn't care much about this banning, but I guess, that due to them not utilizing the site personally or professionally so it doesn’t effect them in any way.

I must admit, Facebook is one of my first must open sites when it comes to checking the internet. No, not because I’m addicted, it’s mostly due to one of the convenience available where I can keep up with love ones, friends, colleagues and of course to check up on my business and opportunities. Not to forget be updated with what’s going on in Brunei, lifestyles and work wise. The best thing about this is, I can keep myself updated with things with my colleagues from another school and department as well as other work related stuff.

Facebook Pros
1. Keep up with contacts. If you’re like I am, you probably use Facebook as a keep yourself updated and stayed in contact with love ones, friends and such locally and abroad. Families are known to be closer when it comes to this channel, not to forget those easy photo sharing sessions. Plus not to forget, I reconnect with old friends from the school days via FB. My family usually use Facebook to contact each other when it comes to family emergencies and such. You can’t deny the effectiveness when it comes to that.

2. Career Utility. Facebook is one of the facilities I use to enhance my working environment. Less hassle, improve productivity *surprisingly* and easy to contact people at work here and there. I could easily reach people at the head office or other offices whenever I could.. and it actually works better than calling in. Yes, Government offices have their own Facebook. Can you see how baffled I am, about this annoying unsettling rumor? A certain plus would be, Facebook don't have a “closing hour”, so we can just leave a query and somebody else could answer our query easy without any complain.

I personally was contacted by publishers and authors to review their books, and then few other sites where I can actually get paid for writing articles. Do I get that anywhere else? I doubt it.

3. Businesses. Some would consider Facebook as one of the biggest easy to reach to customers facility. You can’t deny it. Advertising is hard money, but Facebook actually help lessen the problem with a single click of a button. I run a second hand books business and FB has managed to help me burst through the local market easily. I’m sure things are livened up with my FB fellow sellers.

4. Facebook for kids. If you don’t trust your own underage kids and they still wish to have their own facebook. Try getting them an account here instead.

Bottomline:
I find it plainly stupid if they go ahead with this banning, when it’s due because some ill-social stupid juvenile decided to be stupid online. I rather have them IP track these idiots and just shove them into rehab or fine their asses, instead of making the rest of us pay. I don’t get why Facebook? When I can see there are more of them at MySpace and Friendster. Is it because Facebook is way popular? or just this is a social propaganda? Or just because they can’t figure out a better way to deal with our problematic young-ins? This is plain vandalism in an internet scale. Banning Facebook just means they are going to find some other place to do this irresponsible idiocy.

And that’s my 2 cents.
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