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Google and Facebook Think I’m Not a Real Person

WTF is wrong with these idiots?

First, Facebook wouldn’t let me post without giving them a phone number. I tried to reason with them, and their response was to tell me to scan and send them a copy of my driver’s license “or other government i.d.”.  Not in this lifetime, assholes! I told them to just close my account…which I had had for 2 years, btw, without a moment’s trouble.  All this happened because I moved and changed IP addresses. I tried to explain this to them, but they wouldn’t believe it. Screw them…really…SCREW THEM!

Then today I tried to join Google+ at the invitation of a friend. Google says my name doesn’t sound real, and I have to prove to them that my name is real. WTF???? THIS IS MY NAME!! My mother gave me the name Fae, spelled just like this, and I married someone named Queen. I don’t need to prove my name to Google or anyone else!  So I closed all my Google accounts too, which I had also had for several years.

Honestly, I know I have a strange name. We laughed about it when I got married, and I really considered keeping my maiden name, but my future husband was having none of that. My mom was an old 70’s hippie, so she thought spelling my name Fae would give me blessings. Obviously, FB and Google do not agree.

Fortunately, Hotmail and WordPress don’t have a problem with me or my name, and even though Hotmail asks for your phone number, they don’t give you a problem if you don’t want to give it to them. I’m sure that will change at some point in the future.

I’m not surprised at what FB and Google are doing. Facebook is in bed with Goldman-Sachs and China financially, and Google has a facility on the grounds of the NSA and houses their private planes on NASA property. How much more entangled with the government can you be? Well, I’m done with both of them. Twitter hasn’t tried to block me yet…I don’t think. I really don’t use it that much, so I guess I need to go try to sign in.

What a crock of shit. Like Google and FB think we are so addicted to them that we would give them our first-born. Sorry, but there are other social networks and other search engines and blogging platforms. I disrespectfully refuse to comply.


March 23, 2012 Posted by | Online Absurdities | Leave a comment