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Facebook crashes …

And the world comes to an end… and it is breaking news. Oh yes there was mass hysteria as Facebook crashed at 9am… and for half an hour the world ended for those who spend all their time on Facebook, poking, liking and sharing as if there is no tomorrow.

Breaking News

The crash happened at around 9am, with the Facebook blue branding displayed alongside the message: “Sorry, something went wrong.”

The problem also affected Facebook’s apps.

By 9.20am, the site refused to load at all, with the message “service unavailable” shown on a white background.

However, by 9.30am users reported the site was functioning again.

And across our screens, Sky News classed this as a breaking news event

Facebook crashes

Seriously though, how can you call this Breaking News…. for the life of me I don’t know why any news channel would even warrant this as breaking news.  It is not as if the world would grind to a halt, or we had to take shelter, or we had only 5 minutes to live before everything we know was obliterated.  It is a social media platform… something we can live without. Believe it or not.

Do you know what?  Before Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social networking platforms became part of our lives… we survived.  Instead of sitting there and posting what we had for breakfast… we actually went out and spoke to real people, face to face.  How nice it was.

Before sitting there, waiting to get to the next level of some game, we interacted with family and played games where all the family could join in.

Before kids sat there glued to the computer or TV screen playing some role-playing game or other, they went to the park; kicked a ball around; played with other kids.

No wonder kids are pasty looking and piling on the pounds… the most exercise some of them get is getting up to switch the computer on or getting the laptop out of its bag.

Yes I am on Facebook… but if it crashes it crashes… end of…   No need to get my bowels in an uproar because I can’t like a post where someone has just checked in to McDonalds or Burger King and going for the 99p whooper.

Sky NewsFacebook is good to speak to friends and communicate with family… but it isn’t the be and end all of life.  And for the life of me it isn’t breaking news.  Come on Sky News… get some perspective here… Breaking News is real news stories… stories that affect real people and that highlight all the atrocities in this world.  It isn’t to report that there was a mass of people pulling their hair out because they couldn’t poke one another on Facebook.

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Kicking and Screaming…

KickingAndScreamingMy god this is seriously hard-work..  We are now in the 21st century and no-way is my other half going to welcome it by tuning into social media.

The closest I have got him to social media is by signing him up on Twitter.. and that was only because he wanted to moan about a particular point during one of the Moto GP races. And I wouldn’t let him use my Twitter account to moan. :D Continue reading


The war on Twitter: Social media sites threaten justice system, warns Attorney General

See on Scoop.itOn My Front Porch

Twitter and Facebook users are to be warned about the dangers of prejudicing high-profile prosecutions in a historic move designed to make contempt of court laws fit for the social media age.

Bren‘s insight:

I said it wouldn’t be long before something was done.. Trouble is he can release all the guidelines he likes.. but until some people are hauled before the courts and dealt with harshly then nothing is going to change.

See on www.independent.co.uk


Did Leveson really go far enough?

Aleveson1gain there is another incidence on Twitter where the Contempt of Court ruling has been breached.

This time Peaches Geldof tweeted the names of the two women who allowed their babies to become victims of Ian Watkins in the Sexual Abuse case being heard in Court.

Contempt of Court is a serious offence.. In April two men were convicted of Contempt of Court Continue reading

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Blog of the Year Award 2013

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

Many thanks to My Botanical Garden for nominating On My Front Porch for Blog of the Year award.  Further details about this award and how to nominiate blogs,  can be read at this web address… http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

The blogs that I enjoy reading are as follows

1.  Leanne Cole Photography

2.  Sacred Touches

3.  Vastly Curious

4.  Jill Levenhagen Photography

5.  Mad Woman with a Camera

6.  Toemail

7.  Mike Powell

8.  The Daily Golden

9.  The Adventures of Sawyer

10. The K9 Harper Lee


The Decapitation of Facebook

Yfacebook1es we are all on it.. aren’t we? Facebook. The social networking site where you can share videos, pictures, chat to your friends and now watch a beheading.. that is providing you condemn it.

Facebook has upset quite a few people.. including old DishFace, who turned to Twitter to show his condemnation at the decision made by Facebook.. Yes Disface wrote on his Twitter timeline. Continue reading


Just give them….

ACuddlesvery big hug the next time you see your child or children.. Tell them no matter what they do, you might not approve and you might tell them off but reinforce in them that you will never stop loving them.

A mother’s love for her child is unconditional and the instinct to protect doesn’t lessen as they grow older, in truth, it intensifies.   Sometimes being a mum is hard work.. there are times when you want to say something but know you can’t. Continue reading



Aask.fmnother week and another death due to cyberbullying.  Yes a young girl decided enough was enough and hung herself.. all because some mindless feckin idiots thought it was OK to harass and persecute a person online.

Well it is not.. another family this week are having to face the future without someone they love being close to them.. Another family is going to have to lay to rest their child… not due to illness or a tragic accident but due to mindless thugs thinking that it is acceptable and perfectly OK to tell someone to go and kill themselves. Continue reading


Twitter Button – Will it work?

Ntwitter-adds-report-abuse-buttonow after witnessing first hand the abuse on Twitter I did wonder how long before something would be introduced, where people can report directly from a tweet that they are being abused.

Yes Twitter have had a report abusive user forms to fill in, but unless you have the link saved as a bookmark you have to keep finding the relevant page in order to report someone.

So will the new report button work? Continue reading


Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

Well today’s Daily Prompt is about text speak… How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium

TEXT SPEAKWell how do I communicate? Well to be perfectly honest, I can’t get my head around all this abbreviating and using the likes of  BBL, BRB or CUL8R…thank god for the proverbial internet slang guide… where you can check out what all these abbreviations mean. Continue reading


Too young to die

cyberbullyingYou know there is nothing worse than getting a Google alert of picking up a paper to read another child has committed suicide to bullying.

It must be every parent’s worst nightmare, especially if they know their child is being bullied and there is nothing they can do to stop it.

They have been to the school, they have kept their child away from school and still the harassment and torment continues. Continue reading