Facebook accidentally tries to kill Lamebook

By Emil ยท 34 replies
Nov 23, 2010
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  1. Facebook is currently in a trademark dispute with Lamebook, a site dedicated to poking fun at the status updates, photos, and comments users post on the social networking site. It appears that Facebook bullied Lamebook recently, however, though the Palo Alto company now says that was a mistake, according to NBC.

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  2. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    Facebook is an evil giant. Yea right they did it accidentally. They just realized they were going to get into some **** for it, so they backpedaled as fast as they could.
  3. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

  4. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    double agreed
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Triple Agreed!
  6. Also helicopters
  7. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Yet another example of Zuckerberg's "I've every mistake you could think of". Too bad he doesn't learn and continues to make them.
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    "Facebook accidentally tries to kill Lamebook"

    I hate to be the grammar Natzi here, but you can't "accidentally try" to do something, lol. You either accidentally do something, or you try to do something...trying means their is a purpose behind your actions. HIEL GRAMMAR!
  9. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Thus the ironic oxymoron.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    I think that a rephrase might satisfy the Grammar Fuhrer's lust for power.

    "Facebook" could have been merely trying to wound, "Lamebook", and accidentally killed it in the process.

    Since all of this is hypothetical, the tenses of those verbs were giving me quite a tussle. Accordingly, feel free to comment on that, but be forewarned, I simply don't care.
  11. Shouldn't it be "tried" to kill, and not "tries" to kill? Past tense and all.
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    It's Emil. Did you expect perfect grammar and spelling?
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    OK, I was jus' funnin' witcha about the verb's tenses.

    The first phrase of the sentence is in the past conditional or subjunctive mood, and the concluding phrase is the the past tense.
  14. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    That Zuckenberg of a master just admitted recently in an interview that they made all the mistakes they could with the company.. I guess the list can go on, huh? Stupid owner, stupid site, fake friends and all. Socializing my ***. Real socializing happens OUTSIDE the house. But that's something Zucky hasn't learned yet it seems.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    The real tragedy, is that 500,000,000 million subscribers haven't learned that either.
  16. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    A majority of whom are citizens of developed nations, I suspect. No biggie though. Without being a partisan of any social system in particular ("power corrupts"), capitalism is screwed from inception anyway, and will crumble eventually.
  17. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    What is facebook anyway? a massive ball of junk, full of dismembered people rolling over the land, squashing over more people and dragging them in, careful! here the come! take cover!
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    Honor to labor, comrade! Or whatever God or establishment you kneel to.
  19. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    it looks like i'm the only fan of facebook here...it's like watching hockey game where everyone is cheering for the same team
  20. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Cool! What is it like being a fan of fake human interactions ?
  21. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I can consider myself lucky for having lived in both socialism and capitalism. The point is I condone neither, both have advantages, both have drawbacks. But when it comes to civil liberties, capitalism makes the other one look like a joke.
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    I thought all human interaction was faked, starting with the "orgasm" at the moment of our conception.

    I doubt that you have lived under socialism. Most, if not all governments, purporting to be "socialist", were actually communist states. Hippie Communes were probably closer to true socialism, than the totalitarian regimes passing themselves off as "socialist".
  23. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I agree entirely. I hope Lamebook wins the lawsuit.
  24. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    pretty damn goood!!
    i haven't met nearly in as many people in person as before i joined. but i do understand that many socializing online only.
  25. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Dropped a bit of a big bollock here has facebook...But hey, what's new eh?

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