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Facebook login: the best comments on the readwriteweb fiasco

February 14, 2010 4 Comments

You may have seen the news that ReadWriteWeb posted a story about facebook's login. It then appeared at the top of google for a search on "facebook login", leading to, allegedly, 000s of people turning up and trying to log in to facebook.

Below are the best of the 1,500-odd comments, to save you the trouble of ploughing through them. After the first page or so, most of the "I want to log in" comments appear to be jokes - leading to the suspicion that this is not the most hilarious thing the internet has ever seen after all. And that, after the first few genuinely confused people, this massive thread is, in fact, between people pretending to be idiots, and people claiming they can't believe people are such idiots.

  • Ok If I have to I will comment,I love facebook so right now just want to log in if thats ok with you..lol Keep up the good work...
  • The new facebook sucks> NOW LET ME IN
  • I just want to log in to Facebook - what with the red color and all? LOLLLOLOL!!!!!111
  • This is such a mess I can't do a thing on my facebook .The changes you have made are ridiculous,I can't even login!!!!!I am very upset!!!
  • This is what happens when people use Google to enter sites instead of typing it on their address bar...
  • Could I just log on please!
  • I am going to delete my account (IF I CAN EVER LOG IN) as this SUCKS BIG TIME ! If this does not get back to NORMAL you are going to lose a lot of folks who hate this and as you can see from all the comments they think it sucks too !!! facebook was great for connecting with old friends ...now, NOT SO MUCH. SO HOW DO I LOG IN ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • ummm guys? Everyone realizes this page is not Facebook right? To login to Facebook, go to Facebook, and use the login option. This is a blog post about Facebook which references logging in.
  • m going back to my fuckin space u ass holes have to fuck up a good this !!!!! dumn asses
  • This reminds me of an article I read recently about the ever-escalating rate of illiteracy in America. It makes you wonder how these people ever make it down the street alive, much less how they are able to log into Facebook.
  • So I just thought of a pretty good literacy test for deciding whether people are allowed to internet
  • This thread reminds me of the time my grandfather typed his phone number into the microwave's keypad, then wondered why his kitchen was on fire.(Seriously, that happened.)
  • this is a bunch of garbage just let us on face book
  • unsubscribe
  • YOU FUCKING IDIOTS! IT'S A FUCKING BLOG ABOUT FACEBOOK. GO TO FACEBOOK.COM
  • Might I suggest you write the URL for Facebook on the palm of your hand? Or maybe tattoo it. F***ing morons.
  • I thought that I was the only one. How do we get in?
  • I'm not very pleased now w/ the new facebook. Simplified? Well, I'm not so sure. I typed a message to my daughter and went to send it and could not fine a SEND button!! I couldn't even close the message box and had to close the whole site and log back online. AARRRGGHHHH! Please, let me know where it went.
  • what has changed this time?
  • I TRULY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BUT I FEEL LIKE CURSING SOMEBODY OUT!!!!!! I CAN'T EVEN GET TO MY WALL OR ANYTHING !!!! I FEEL LIKE I'V BEEN PUNKED PUT IT BACK LIKE IT WAS!!! YA'LL ACT LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN TO COURT OR SOMETHING ,I DON'T HAVE THIS KINDA TIME TO BE FOOLING ARROUND ALL I WANT TO DO IS GAIN ACCESS TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE WHAT'S REALLY UP????????
  • I do not like this new Facebook...........it keeps feeding me postings that i have no interest in....it is a pain in the rear end to get to friends and I cannot get to the few games that I would like to play with friends.
  • Sometimes new is not better than old - Unsatified Facebook User
  • THis is a virus!!! The only way to get rid of it is to press ctrl+alt+delete, click on the process tab, end these 2 processes (with the end process button at the bottom): explorer.exe and iexplore.exe. Then you must delete both of those files from C:\Windows\System32. If that dosent work, you will need to call GeekSquad right away!!!!! This virus is stealing bank account info from all infected Facebook users!!! Hope this helps...
  • This sucks, Just let me in.....
  • I think these comments make a pretty good case for closing the internet down...
  • BRING BACK THE OLD READWRITEWEB! WHAT IS WITH ALL THIS FACEBOOK?
  • I'm only on page 5 of these comments so far, but I think part of what is confusing to these poor people is the fact that the comments box has an option to "sign in with Facebook" I think the concept of OpenID / single-sign-on is beyond most Facebook user's ability to comprehend.
  • Can all you peoples please stop commenting on my wal1!
  • This is almost too unbelievable to be real. If this is some epic, well-organized troll by people who registered fake facebook accounts and then found the article by googling it intentionally, then well played, my friends. If not, brix have been shat.
  • Any of you who think any of these people seriously thought this was Facebook are the morons here. Like teabagger-dumb.
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  • Why has the url changed to readwriteweb? I can't comment on my friends walls or even read their walls. And how do I log in or update my status? This is ridiculous, do you not undertake any usability studies or research before you decided to so drastically change a site????
  • the person who said to go to "Bing" and search for Facebook actually had a point because you get to this page http://www.facebook.com/login.php?ref=pf Versus the normal home page http://www.facebook.com/ (you probably have to be logged out to really see these pages). The second one has the login box waaaaaay over to the right as someone else pointed out. On a small monitor people don't see anything except that dumb graphic. It's Facebook's so-called 'web designers' fault.
  • That's why phising is so easy these days.
  • ...I'm 12 years old, what is this???
  • The best part is that this comment thread provides anyone who wants to launch a Facebook phishing attack with a slew of potential rubes. They just have to crawl this comment thread looking for any facebook profile urls, and send messages to those facebook users directing them to a fake facebook login page.
  • In fact, they don't even have to try hard to make the fake login page look real. If they put the ReadWriteWeb logo on it, these people might remember it and assume it's that new Facebook login page.
  • I have nothing useful to add other than I am now a part of interweb history.
  • i am no moron. I am an intellectual and have my masters Don't be stupid If you change he system please have the integrity to explain the "modus operandi" Don' treat us as stupid just because you can not explain the system. I need to log in to-night. Kindly sort this out and thank you in anticipation
  • I'm confused. I just want to log into my facebooks. I typed log in and I came here. Obviously since this is the only way to enter the Facebooks, you have broken the internet. Who's gonna manage my farm now??? How'm I gonnna know what 80's cartoon character best matches my love life?? Damn it ReadWriteWeb... who gave you the right?
  • does no one ever read the address bar?
  • If you want to login to facebook, post your username and password in the comments.
  • Our dear Lord invented the internet just for this moment! 1220 comments and climbing!
  • Posting in epic thread
  • Also, I'd be willing to bet that most of the posters that claim to have read through many pages of comments and are still naively professing their bafflement are 4chan types that are doing realistic impressions of a fictitious individual adept enough to navigate the thread and comment, but too idiotic to comprehend the variously phrased admonitions to put "facebook.com" in the address bar. Which only serves to inflame the "I've now lost all faith in humanity" folks even more, which makes the thread count +1 and adds to its "epicness," which attracts more 4chan types, which ... ad nauseam ... The internet (and humanity) is more twisted and turned in on itself than merely a heap of bewildered facebookers - have some laughs at the "idiots" exposed by such memes, but question the memes themselves too. Someday a meme is going to take on a life of it's own, fed and shaped by forces intent on using its power to accomplish their own purposes.

I think that last one sums it up ... (And thanks to Trish Dever for the tip off).

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