Brian Meeks foresees "ads not by facebook" leading to a catastrophic series of events, ending with the world, well, ending.
We try hard to change the unchangeable because we want to feel special, without the effort it takes to be special.
Criticism can be a great learning experience when accepted with grace. Not just for the criticized, but the criticized as well.
It takes only a couple of minutes to verify whether your Twitter followers are real manually, rather than using a validation service like TrueTwit.