Liz Gannes

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Snark at Your Annoying Friends With a Handy Social Media Citation

You know those people who make social networks no fun? The annoying “friends” who pop up in your Facebook newsfeed every day with yet another changed profile pic, or who haven’t figured out that you stopped playing FarmVille ages ago and keep sending you requests?

Now you can tell them off in official-looking and (somewhat) lighthearted fashion, with a “Social Media Citation.”

The online store Knock Knock is selling the 50-sheet citation notepads, with common violations such as the inexcusable “‘liking’ your own status” helpfully listed.

But we social mediaites are a hard-to-please bunch — the offenses span all the way from “lurking” to “oversharing.”

(Also, a notepad? What am I supposed to do, take a picture of a filled-out page with my phone and email it to someone??)

Anyway, next time you need a gag gift:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work