Friday, May 23, 2014

There’s a New CK in Town

Doesn’t she look like me? Kinda. Sorta. Without the ears and all.

CK back with all the news that’s fit to print. Many of you may be confused about the new Bitstrip comics that have been appearing on my Facebook timeline. While I’m not turning into a human—Cod forbid—I am trying to keep my FB account and identity.

I just celebrated my 5th Twitterversary and after a while, it became apparent that some of my Twitter furrends had branched out into Facebook. It only took a week of begging before TW gave in. We didn’t know the different between FB pages and profiles and I didn’t have a blog yet to hype. I just wanted a page cos Herbie Cat had one. She opened accounts for herself and for me cos she wanted to keep our friends separated. As if! She’s all about segregation. What can you say about someone who still separates whites and colors in the laundry.

Things were fine for a couple of years and then Facebook started deleting some of my furrends’ accounts. Rosie Posie, Kittehboi and others found their accounts were deactivated and/or deleted. What the hiss? FB will let haters, Nazis and humans advocating killing animals keep their account but kittehs pose some sort of threat. Yeah, rules are rules—and I don’t follow no rules—but where would FB be without all our accounts? I bet those haters have multiple accounts with multiple names too.


After my FB troubles last month, TW decided we had to do something foolish to fool them so she created a human avatar for me. I have an alter ego and she’s kinda cool. I’m not too happy about it but at least it’s a stunning avatar. Hopefully, it’ll keep my account active and won’t put anybuddy off.

She’s got my green eyes and ghetto ‘tude. I think TW did good by me for once. What do you think? I’d love to see what your alter egos would look like too.

I have someone to play b-ball with now!

Last year, TW finally set up a FB page for this blog and we’re both administrators. I like to keep my profile because I can join groups, comment and visit my furrends. I certainly don’t want to do that using TW’s profile. I need five more Likes on my page to reach 500. Sometimes I post cool news on there that I don’t post on my profile. Like everyone else, my page doesn’t reach a whole lot of people. If you want to see it on your timeline, you need to Like or Comment on an entry. There’s also a sidebar entry for just Pages Feeds where you can view what your faves are doing.

Disclaimer: CK is NOT trying to become one of them. I am very proud to be a cat. Drastic times call for drastic measures.

25 comments:

Ann Staub said...

OK so I've seen these on FB for a long time and have no idea where they come from lol... yours looks great though and I've been enjoying keeping up with all your personal human CK stuffs ;) Oh, and to let you know I did not draw your name as the PetBox winner sadly. The discount is good til the end of May and is only good for the first box. You can order as many as you want though. Hope that answered your question!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Very tricky, CK! ;-)

Molly The Wally said...

Seems FB is causing all kinds of problems for animals. Not sure what the reasoning is behind it? We have no such issue here YET. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Facebook walks a tightrope between pleasing its customers (advertisers and direct marketing firms) and not running off users of the site site which allow it to ask for money from its customers. TW may not have finished the blog post, but giving you a Bitstrips alter ego may be a smart move. Having a page as a backup is smart, too.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I think you are extremely clever, CK!

Tamago said...

It's too bad your furrends' FB accounts have been deactivated/deleted. I'm sure there are people who have multiple accounts with different names.
I love your avatar! She sure has got 'tude :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Way to stick it to the Man, CK! You go, girl!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...we due knot haza facebook acct tho I guess we could set up one under an ale ee ass... sinz we haz hurd 50 % of de pro files over ther R bogus any way....

anyway yur avatar rocks N sinz ther bee techinically 5 trouterz at any given time in trout towne; we will like yur page even if we cant...sew ya can hit de grand 500 !!

heerz two a gopher rockfish kinda week oh end, N be safe if ewe travel ♥♥

Brian said...

Yep, that's why you see Dad and me over there....Dad is now Brian MOL!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Yep CK that is why Abby is me, and too why I added some of my history and my photo with her today to make it appear to fit into their FB rules. I hope we don't get deleted. I mixed our two histories together and hope that's good enough. We'll see, I created the FB just to be able to keep up with cats and animals.

Mariodacat said...

CK you are stunning in both places. That's why I changed the Facebook account to Mario Roever. I hope we don't get deleted either, but we'll see what happens. Good luck. I'll have to find your FB page.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Both brilliant AND stunning...

Dash Kitten said...

Second attempt at a comment.

This is censorship CK, I am sorry but this is becoming more prevalent on fb and google+ YOU can't do THIS; YOU can't do THAT. You can't be FUN, you can't HAVE fun. NO wonder people blog! We are seriously considering deleting our fb account, or just using it to post DashKitten stuff. This is not funny any more this is deadly serious.

The Island Cats said...

So, that 'splains it, CK. Though we think your face should be two-toned. ;)

Katie and Glogirly said...

Some of the best Facebook profiles out there belong to CATS!!! We're glad to see you've got a solid plan in place, CK. : )

Kitties Blue said...

Since only our dad is on Facebook, we have no idea what is going on. Are they kicking kitties off? That stinks! We think your avatar is pretty cool. Good luck with your plan. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Katnip Lounge said...

We think your avatar is pretty nice...for a Human...and BUSTY! We likes a busty ladycat.

Patty Woodland said...

Yes they do

Kwee Cats and Art said...

We think your human avatar is brilliant! And we seriously hope it works.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Nice avatar!! Ick to fb! Causes me a whole bunch of problems, and half the time my app doesn't work! BOL! Sheesh! Thanks for linking up with us!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

The Swiss Cats said...

Good idea ! We hope your trick will work ! Purrs

L. E. Mastilock said...

Don't like to follow rules either. Way to fool em! ~Rascal and Rocco

Clooney said...

We love what a rebel you are CK and your avatar is very stunning and cool!

Stacey van horn said...

I have an avatar from bit strips too and love to play around with it. They are lots of fun to fool around with!
We have been lucky so far and facebook hasn't messed with us but they have with alot of our friends.
Hope your idea works and they do not try to sabotage your stuff!

Austin Towers said...

The Staff can't get by the bit where you say TW still separates whites and coloureds!!!!