By Charlie Patterson
Been on Facebook lately? Have you read those paragraphs of legal jargon your friends are posting—those that start with “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare..?” Perhaps you’ve copied and posted one yourself. Well, they’re pointless. You won’t suddenly attain any more legal protection than the constitution affords you by posting them. They won’t do anything for you, apart from making you look gullible. And what’s the motivation? Are you concerned someone will steal the gold within your status updates and make millions? No offense, but there’s probably nothing within your profile or status updates that anyone could make a penny on, or would want to steal. It’s also ironic that people will willingly give up all privacy by joining Facebook and then ask for it back. Well, the only way to really get your privacy back is to delete your Facebook profile completely, but we don’t want that. Losing you would be a tragedy. Your weekly spam infections entertain us. We love your faux pas. If it weren’t for you, we’d lose touch with the latest urban legends and hoaxes. Don’t go anywhere, please.