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Basic Biittner : No Organization Man

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back in High School a friend and I tried to organize a group we called NAG, which stood for National Association of Goldbrickers. It never really got off the ground, though - I guess because we were both too lazy or unmotivated to do anything about it.

Now, a mere 44 years later, I have hit on another gem of an idea (not bad, huh? - once every four decades). It involves this thing called Facebook - a social network they call it. As I understand it, people get online and join by "liking" each other, and the next thing you know you're finding out about every little thing in that person's life. I experienced a little bit of the Facebook experience myself when I accidentally joined up.

Personally, I have no interest in sharing my life with anybody other than family and a few friends, and I can't imagine that anybody would want to know that stuff.

What I am proposing for those few of us who are not on Facebook is a new Antisocial Network, which I call "Get Outta My Face Book."

The best thing about GOMFB is that it is extremely easy to join. All one has to do is "Not Like" a fellow member, and you don't have to go online or anything else that requires a concentrated effort to declare your "not liking" anyone. All you have to do is think it, and the message will be telepathically transmitted around the globe. Honest!

GOMFB is free to join, there are no monthly or annual fees, and I promise that GOMFB will never be offered as an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

You have my word on that - as if you cared.