“(PikiFriends) sounds more dangerous than facebook, myspace and some of the
others. It is probably like gmail. I have no intentions of looking into it.”
This is an actual response to a blog post I wrote on Linkedin from an educator of 30+ years (according to her profile page).
Dear lady: I’ve created a free tool which safely brings many of the positive aspects of social networks to secondary schools. There’s nothing but puppy dogs and rainbows here. But hey, why should you trust me, anyway? Shoot first, ask questions later must be your motto (I see you’re a proud member of 2 groups who love guns, I couldn’t resist).
Just one click would have directed you to my Linkedin profile, which clearly states that I’m not an idiot, or a master of the dark arts or even a threat to anyone’s safety. I’m unarmed!
No big deal. It seems that my posts about PikiFriends are at times interpreted as insidious ‘marketing’ or ‘spamming’ of some product brought into existence in a basement cubicle by some out-of-touch, incompetent geek with a computer and plans to exploit minors for huge profits. Did I mention PikiFriends is free? Well, we do sell our curriculum as an option, and by the way with its purchase you thereby agree to sell your soul to Lucifer and will suffer in the furthest depths of hell for all eternity, but that’s in very small print so no one is aware until it’s too late, lol. Oh and the free version has bugs that actually embed under your skin.
I feel lots better now.