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Lost cat found on Facebook

Posted in animals,Facebook by weirdoftheday on April 15, 2009

I knew Facebook was good for something!

Two years ago, a Minnesota couple lost their 20 pound cat, Bob. The owners searched high and low, but they were unable to find their beloved pet before they moved away from their East Bethel home. 

Someone did eventually stumble upon Bob and brought him to the the Coon Rapids Humane Society. However, Bob couldn’t be properly identified because the identification microchip embedded under his skin was out of date. Surprisingly enough, for being homeless for so long, Bob was in remarkably fine shape; still plump, fuzzy, and friendly.

The owners of the cat reported Bob missing two years before, and one particular staff member at the Humane Society was intent on reuniting them with Bob. Since they were unable to find the owner’s phone number, they took a chance and searched around on Facebook. Not long after, Bob’s owners received an email regarding the discovery of their long lost furry friend. 

Now, thanks to the efforts of his owners and the Coon Rapids Humane Society, Bob is safe and sound at home.

Story from WCCO.com

How Far Would You Go To Check Your Facebook?

Posted in computers,dumb criminals,Facebook,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on February 25, 2009

In Bladenton, Florida, a 19-year-old man was caught stealing a Starbucks customer’s laptop after he was told that he could not use it to check his Facebook account. The man was about to leave the store when he quickly spun back around and grabbed the laptop before running out the door.

However, he didn’t make it very far as two quick-thinking citizens tackled the thief to the ground in the parking lot and held him there until the security guard arrived. The laptop was returned to its owner and the thief ended up getting charged with robbery.

Original story from  Sarasota Herald-Tribune 

Today, everyone and their dog has a Facebook account and of course it’s impossible to deny that most of us check ours religiously (every hour on the hour, anytime, anywhere), but is it worth it to even ask a total stranger if we can borrow their laptop to check our Facebook pages? 

Would you let a total stranger borrow your laptop so they can check Facebook?

Probably not. I know I wouldn’t. In fact, I keep my laptop chained to my wrist whenever I take it outside of the house. 

Facebook has become very popular as of late and it’s a wonderful way to keep in the loop with friends and family as well as meeting new people. I was reluctant to join Facebook until I went away to college and realized that talking on the phone to my friends and family at home wasn’t enough. So I broke down and got an account, and now I check it at least once a day.

It’s understandable how it can become addicting. The Internet in general is addictive due to all the interactive things we can do now. We have IM, email, and lots and lots of blogs! Who doesn’t dig that stuff?