Monday, July 14, 2008

undone by facebook.

(Joshua Masayoshi Huff)

We've all been told about the perils of having facebook-you know, employers may find incriminating pictures, or something. But, what if your facebook had something worse than pictures of you drinking?

Like, what if you divulged on your facebook (in a blog entry, of course), that you'd be leaving one company for another--without giving your two weeks notice?

And what if, instead of just a JJ reader, you were a professional soccer player?

Well, last week, it happened. Ashley Paul-Robinson revealed that he would possibly be leaving Crystal Palace for Fulham (at the time, it was just for a trial)--though nothing had been said about the matter in any other media outlet. Essentially, he leaked and broke the story about himself....himself. Who needs the press anyway?

The blog entry contained the nuggets "Ashley-Paul is goin fulham on monday. If i pull dis off im on dis ting" and "Ashley-Paul is travling 2 Bath With Fulham Fingers Crossed". It's reassuring to know that grammar, punctuation and capitalization and the English language at large are healthy in Her Majesty's England.