You have to GO! Take yo ass back to HTown! U can have him boo. #Trust
— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) February 5, 2014
Not since the days of smoke signals have so many birds been so confused. Social media networks can be a source of great confusion to those who lack good reading and comprehension skills. A tweet can be misinterpreted a million different ways by bloggers and other individuals with their own agendas. Take the birds who sit and gossip on Lipstick Alley and Balleralert.com have decided songbird Keyshia Cole directed the above tweet to a Houston stripper whom the birds assume is sleeping with Cole’s husband, NBA star Daniel Gibson.
Presidential hopeful Cory Booker has been busy flirting with women on social networks in the hopes that one of them would leak his Direct messages. He got his wish when a Portland stripper named LynsieLee tweeted their private messages on her Twitter timeline, probably with his permission.
The teen who threatened to kill his little sister if rapper J. Cole didn’t retweet him was only teasing
A Texas teenager who threatened to blow his little sister’s head off if rapper J. Cole didn’t retweet his post on Twitter.com was only kidding around.
A rep for the New Braunfels Police Department in Texas told gossip website TMZ.com that the teen had a “bad lapse in judgment.”
The police department opened an investigation after receiving tips about the post on the social media network. A photo uploaded with the tweet on Tuesday shows the kid pointing what appears to be a handgun at a little girl’s head.
“Catfish’ or ‘Catfished’ are terms used to describe people who become emotionally attached to fake social media profiles. Oftentimes the person who runs the social media account is not who they claim to be.
People who get emotionally attached to fake online profile’s — or to online profiles in general — usually have some form of emotional or personality defect that allows them to become victims so easily.
Luckily, that was not the case with four unnamed NFL players who were almost ‘Catfished’ by @RedRidnH00d, a woman (or man) on Twitter.com, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to seduce the athletes into establishing a rapport with her.
Here’s another problem that addicted Facebook users have to worry about: Pranksters have discovered a relatively easy way to “bump off” their friends on Facebook by declaring them legally dead.
All a “friend” has to do to declare you dead — and lock you out of your Facebook page — is to navigate to the “Memorialization Request” page and fill out the form, including a link to an obituary.
The obituary doesn’t even have to match your name exactly — as one user found out when he returned from vacation to learn he was dead and his facebook page was locked.
They say change is good but not for the addicted who prefer consistency in their day to day rituals. Any news of changes on Facebook is often met with contempt and even anger by Facebook users who are resistant to change. Now comes news that Facebook plans to charge a small fee of $1 to send a message to the inbox of a user who has not befriended them on Facebook.