A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to The Thing Yesterday
Social Media is just full of surprises! I caught Facebook doing something yesterday that it shouldn’t ever do, but since I had never noticed it before, and didn’t think it would be something to suspect could ever happen, I was resolved to discover, “What in the world is going on here?!”
I posted something to the page, just to keep something recent on the wall since the purpose of the page (a political campaign) is currently inactive. But what I didn’t notice until friends started replying was that the post appeared as if I were talking to myself, and not as if the post were written by the Page. Facebook was confusing my personal account identity with the organization’s Page identity and representing the post as a conversation between myself and the Page. Weird!!!
So, after some eggs and pancakes and a few cups of coffee I sat down this morning and ran some proof tests on other pages I administer to see if I could repeat the anomaly. Nope!
It appears that the defect is simply that, a one off glitch in the Matrix, seemingly innocuous, yet it has robbed me of precious minutes never to be recovered. :-)
So the moral of the story kids is that social media is designed by the same flawed humans as the rest of us, and yes there are ghosts in the machine.