Between the Windows 8 sales that hit “well below” expectations, empty retail stores and the numerous YouTube videos featuring a sweaty Steve Ballmer trying to amp up a bored crowd at a product launch, it appears that any person or thing that touches Microsoft is destined for a mortifying moment or two. Even Oprah Winfrey, Queen of All Things Ever, is not immune to the challenges inherent to hawking a Microsoft product.
You know the old adage, “With great power comes great responsibility?” Well, to quote a storied tech reporter, “Hahahahhaha lol,” apparently that doesn’t apply to Facebook. Fuck responsibility, y’all!
On Friday, Facebook changed the email address for all users from whatever they had listed to a mysterious @facebook.com email address. Since this reporter never selected a Facebook email address, that meant that ours appeared as a string of random numbers @facebook.com, which wasn’t going to be very helpful if anyone wanted to contacted us. “The only way to kill Gmail is to mess with everyone’s contact info!” said someone at Facebook, apparently.