We were tossing this around the office today, @taylorlecroy and I. Among those already on our list:
- Tweet thieves
- People who Instagram every meal
- Photo over-taggers
- Habitual Facebook cause inviters
- Tightly knit #FF circles
- People who only check your blog to try to take things out of context and get you in trouble
- Farmville & Mafia Wars players
- Daily mugshots
- People who don’t star my tweets
- People from Twitter who friend you on Facebook but don’t follow you on Twitter
- People from Twitter who friend you on Facebook but don’t tell you what their Twitter name is
- Salesmen who connect with you after one vendor presentation and then ask you to recommend them on LinkedIn
- #hashtag #every #single #word
- Monsters who try to excuse their bullyish behavior with “it’s just the internet”
- Push every 4square check-in to Twitter and FB
- People who click every link and then blame “the Inter-net” when their FB account is hacked
- People on Twitter who have become more popular than me
- Oversharers who subsequently complain because people know too much about their business
- Grammar Nazis (except for me)
- People who post photos of their ugly baby every damn day
- People who find love on the internet and live happily ever after, rubbing your nose in it with every cute post
- Require reciprocal follows
- People who push everything everywhere— Twitter, FB, 4square, Instagram, LinkedIn, Posterous, Tumblr, Blip, etc.
- Words With Friends cheaters
Who would you add? Reply, reblog, and retweet with your favorite villains.
Now that’s what I call “interesting.” Are you sick of this story? I’m not. I hope New York follows suit and fines the fuck out of these assholes.
Want to play a fun game? It’s called push your weight around as a citizen against a private company worth billions of dollars. To contact the Sanitation Department in NYC (responsible in this case), call 311 and request to speak to a sanitation specialist. (Be prepared to give details, such as the company name, contact info and locations of defacement.) You can also call or email Community Board 2 at 212-979-2272 and/or CB3 (email phone: 212-533-5300)
It is illegal in New York City to deface the street or sidewalk with advertisement or printed matter. Vanessa Gruen, director of special projects for the Municipal Art Society, once called it “corporate graffiti.”
Go ahead, pick up the phone.
b. Defacing. Except as otherwise provided by law, it shall be unlawful
for any person to deface any street by painting, printing or writing
thereon, or attaching thereto, in any manner, any advertisement or other
Any local business owners on here that were less “enthused” about having your shutters tagged? Pick up that phone.
It’s okay. Jim Joe’s been waiting…
He even admits on his tumblr that he’s “JUST A GOOD GUY STUCK ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW.”
Zynga fucked up, for sure. I’m not apologizing for them. I’ve never played and block all of their games on Facebook. A game I do love to play, though —- Moral Equivalency™.
It’s really fun. Try it. Pick up the phone.
And then maybe we lay this to rest and call the city to report on, I don’t know, say, real gunshots, or something…