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In Your Face(book)

I set up a Facebook account last year in part because it was fun and in part because I knew it would be a great way to stay in touch with friends once we left. I encouraged my sister to set up a page too. So, I got a friendly ration recently from her for abandoning Facebook. I liked Facebook -- Facebook didn't like me. Here's what happened. When I changed our email address, which is more daunting than changing your blood type, I attempted to set up Brenna's Facebook account and mine with the same email. DON'T DO IT! I had heard something about it not working, but it just seemed so dumb not to be able to have more than one account per email. That's what different passwords are for... right? I thought I'd at least try it and when it didn't work I could say, "well that's dumb, but at least I tried." Who's dumb now? I changed my account over to the new address. No problem. Changed Brenna's -- the new email and different password. No problem. I'm thinking, "there you go, this is as it should be." I tried to log back into my page to post an update that would have been something like, "Bob Redpath is enjoying a beautiful spring day and wanted to let everyone know he has a new email and can't wait to spend more time with you all on Facebook." Instead, I saw this window... I tried to log in under my old email again. Same window. I logged into Brenna's account and ALL traces of the former me are gone! It's like the CIA came in and erased me. Photo tags, groups, friends -- GONE. I woke up the next morning and my fingertips were sore. I think someone was trying to erase my fingerprints too. Don't mess with the Facebook.

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Reader Comments (4)

I feel a little bit better about the whole facebook abandonment issues. Thanks for the post. You’re still not off the hook – set up another account! Now. I’ll re-tag you in all my photos and you’ll be back up to your 300+ friends in no time.

May 23, 2009 at 2:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

You can log in to your old (original) account again if you use a password hybrid of your middle school gym locker combination and and anagram of the second Boy Scout law. Then, reconfigure them both into a palindrome. Send the palindrome to everyone who friended you, and ask them to unscramble the palindrome, send the original locker combo and boy scout law back to this address:

Facebook Headquarters
222 Effyou Road
Notown, Montana

It's easier than you think. I think you'll find that that will solve all of (or at lease, most) your facebook issues. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance in the future.

May 23, 2009 at 9:28 PM | Unregistered Commenternoho1960

39-8-28 A Social Slut, Yo! (From: A Scout Is Loyal)
Scouts have strange laws.

Couldn't find the palindrome. And it isn't a high school locker combo, it's the one out on the garage. This isnt' a funny post, but we're tired, and you WERE funny - so we thought we'd attempt funny-by-association...

May 23, 2009 at 10:23 PM | Registered CommenterBob Redpath

I think the creators of Facebook are suffering from "Can't Stand Prosperity" syndrome.

May 26, 2009 at 8:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterYo Lama

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