Well, I wanted to be a TwitFace, but it looks like for now I’m just a Twit.
Facebook just locked me out again, claiming “suspicious activity.” Apparently they think liking pages, asking to join groups, and editing my own information is “suspicious.” They’re “always watching out for my security,” (oh, so THAT’s what this is?) which apparently means they don’t trust a damn thing I say or do.
I uploaded the requested picture that “looks like me,” and hope to convince Soulless Algorithm that I am, in fact, me.
It took two or three days the last time this happened for them to decide that a picture of me was not a picture of me.
The most frustrating thing about all of this is that nowhere, NOWHERE on Facebook is there a place to actually connect with a human being who can help. Zero support, nothing on the help pages or communities that say how to keep this from happening over and over again. Oh, and once Facebook has decided there is “suspicious activity” on the account, they lock it, and you can’t get help if your account is locked. Brilliant! That’s just the way to win back the thousands (maybe even millions) of users who have quit over privacy concerns, politics and ads. In the meantime, I’m supposed to just sit here and wait for Soulless Algorithm to decide my fate, using convoluted mathematical reasoning unknown. Reasoning used in the place of human eyeballs or communication, apparently.
So thanks to the four people who already looked at my page over there, and I hope I’ll be back soon.
But if they disable me again, fuggedaboudum.
Trying to get past this and back to the business at hand, writing, I remain,
Your frustrated, I-was-right-to-quit-them-in-the-first-place and trying not to lose-my-writing-mojo,