Social networking and preciousness (click screen shots for larger images):
Apathy or indifference?Â Always a close call.
Maybe Facebook can divert some of its talent from ginning up yet more ads and figure out how to recognize an obscure browser like Firefox 3.
Like Christy and Manish, who commented, I’d been using Firefox 3 for some time.Â The actual problem resulted from an upgrde to ZoneAlarm Security Suite, without which I wouldn’t turn on the computer.
From the start, I figured it was something like that.Â What annoyed me more than the inability to get to Facebook, though, was the cutesy-smug style of the error message.
“Sorry, we’re not cool enough to support your browser.”Â Ignoring the faux humility, the fact is that Facebook had no idea whatsoever what browser I was using.Â Maybe a cookie needed to be reset; maybe some security level was too high.Â Still, it’s usually better to realize you don’t know what you’re talking about — or at least to beat others to that conclusion.
As for “please keep it real?”Â A minor irritation, like ham-handed attempts at humor in online learning.
Don’t try so hard, Facebook.