Social network is now 'Pussbook'
Published 03/01/2016 | 02:30
We heartily concur with Kerry County Councillor Danny Healy Rae and his concerns about the use of Facebook. We hope that Mark Zuckerberg was taking note of reports about the social network from Kerry County Council.
Healy Rae revealed that in the wider Kilgarvan area, Facebook is nicknamed "Pussbook" because everyone's puss (face) is up on it.
"People are gone stone mad - they are almost at the stage now when they are putting up 'we are going to the toilet now.'"
The mind really does boggle at the thought of it.
Healy Rae said his advice was to be more private.
"People long ago wouldn't tell you if they were going to the village. People are going abroad, togged out over on the strand and sending pictures home that they are in such and such a place. The burglar then knows their house is empty. They might be from Kilcummin near Killarney and then they have 'We're in Puck' so everyone knows they are not at home."
Perhaps they could have a panto in Kilgarvan next year - Puss on Facebook.
The wisdom of Kim
We have not yet got round to using an emoji, the super-fashionable little pictures used in messages to express a feeling in place of a word. But if we did, it would probably be a frown. "Image speak" is expected to be all the rage this year, and is rapidly replacing text speech.
Our old friend, the philosopher and reality-show star Kim Kardashian is even selling her own version of these, known as Kimojis.
Those wishing to express themselves with the eloquence of the distinguished thinker can download her uplifting graphics - including a replica of her famous bum for €1.69.
It's all in the best possible taste.
News reaches us from our showbiz desk that twins Jedward hope to promote world peace by going on a tour of European airports. It is certainly worth a try. Faced with the spectacularly coiffed duo, even ISIS might run away screaming.