Friday, May 3, 2013

FACEBOOK CANDY MACHINE

IF you enrolled, loaded your age, date of birth, background, education,  career objectives, you are in the candy machine.

Yep, it's something fairly new, that Facebook's trying out.

If you put money in the slot, you can contact -- wow -- a yummy-delicious famous person. Add him to your list of friends -- say hello, how's the weather, or show him/her how cute your doggie is when  he's sprawled out on your bed. Just pay a few bucks per message and you can HEAR BACK from him/her.

I found out about the candy machine from reading Joel Stein's column in Time Magazine. (I borrowed the picture Joel used --recognize any of the faces you can grab?) Joel Stein keeps me up-to-date, facetiously, on various important and unimportant  political and cultural doings.

Joel Stein reports that messaging TV hosts Piers Morgan or Donny Deutsch, mogul Barry Diller, comic Chris Rock, model Christy  Turlington, and actor Ed Begley Jr, will cost you one buck. That's the same price you'd pay if you want to contact Time Magazine's managing editor, or any of the guys on the magazines list of 100 most influential people in the world.

If you want to message Joel Stein, it'll cost your $15 bucks -- same price as it will cost you to reach Netscapes co-founder, Marc Andreessen, and Craig Newmark, the founder of Craig's  list.

Do you care about this?  I don't, but oh dear, oh  me, oh my -- is this a new direction for the every day larger, more hungry, greedier eater-upper of important people, important products that's been chewing on everything in sight that we deal  with, think about, that might be imporant to us? 

If you want to know more, contact Facebook's Jessie Baker,  (if you can figure out how to do that -- I have difficulty finding anything using "help" on Facebook or Twitter.com).

Hey, maybe you can contact Mark Zuckerberg for $? -- gee, how much?  Well, one thing I do know is that  you can contact me for free.
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