Spammers on My Blog
After two years of blogger bliss, the spammers have found me. At first, most of them hit old posts. My settings require moderation for comments that old. But now the creeps are popping up on more current posts, blatantly offering links that are probably dangerous, trying to lure my visitors to their website or blog or monster virus. Most are posted as Anonymous which I've always allowed, but some actually use Names (most likely fictitious) to comment.
It's a sad state of affairs and an inconvenience to my visitors, but if it gets any worse and takes up any more time than it already does, I'll need to require word verification. My apologies in advance.
Facebook Chat Sidebar Thingie
To add to my list of minor social media annoyances, Facebook has plunked this shaded sidebar on their site that demands I sign up for the new and improved way to Chat with my Facebook friends. I'm telling you, Facebook, if that darned sidebar doesn't stay hidden and if you continue to show me as available when I already chose the offline and hide sidebar options twice, you and me will no longer have a thing going on. I don't Chat. I don't want to be interrupted by demands to Chat. And I hate a shaded sidebar that I can see out of the corner of my eye demanding I do something I don't want to do.
The Grouch has left the building.
Feel free to add your own social media complaints in the comment section. And if you've checked out Google + as an alternative to Facebook, let us know what you learned.