Comic 708 – “Facebook Sponsor”
Errol: I saw Kari post something on her FB page about this, and then Debs sent me this gchat exchange. Poor Kari. She gets harassed by BOTH me and Debs.
Debs: I have proof the sponsorship post happened. Proof! Lookit! I can’t decide which of my glazed over looks I like more. I’ll echo what Errol said. “Poor Kari!”
I can confirm that this conversation happened almost verbatim, except via Google Chat rather than in person. Debs continued to contact me periodically throughout the day to quote from The Last Unicorn and assert that Facebook loved me. I think she may need sleep.
And I very much like my expression in Panel 3 there.
But Facebook does love you! I don’t think you’ve ever had that expression in a comic before. I like it too.
Wait a minute, that’s not sponsorship! That’s just Kari uploading things to Reverbnation!
I think Debs was weirded out by the “Sponsored” denotation, which didn’t mean what she thought it meant. Also, I uploaded that song twelve days before the link appeared.
I read that as detonation. ^_^
The “Sponsored” denotation’s causing Deborah to detonate…
Oh my gosh, me too! I’m TERRIBLE this morning!
I would have thought the same thing as Debs. If you click on the Promote button on a post, it asks for money to move the post up in your friends’ feed. And then it says, “Any post that you pay to promote will be marked as Sponsored.” So how else does a post get marked as Sponsored, I wonder?
I don’t know, but I honestly did not pay to promote this random song I’d uploaded twelve days before along with a whole bunch of other songs. It seems as if ReverbNation is the one doing the “sponsoring,” and I haven’t given RN any money either. It’s a little annoying that Facebook claims it uses the “Sponsored” label solely for one purpose but then slaps it on other stuff as well, apparently for fun. I didn’t even post that thingy. RN did it of its own accord for reasons I still don’t understand. It would make more sense if I had JUST uploaded the song, but again, this was twelve days later.
Yeah, exactly. I’m still convinced ReverbNation pays for stuff to get sponsored!
I’m just glad to see a Last Unicorn quote. I recognized it even before “you are engaged”. Shmendric was quite the little odd ball. fun, but odd. Peter S. Beagle was at Otakon so the timing amused me as well.
Was sent this in email. Had to share. Click the arrows on the ground once you realize what you are looking at. Then prepare to not be able to speak coherently for a bit.
You are beautiful, Lore. Just FANTASTIC. -runs screaming-
Coincidentally enough, I was watching Doctor Who not an hour ago and did this while being entrepreneur-y and the like: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRwR9ZkCIAARvG2.jpg
Hey, D&E, been trying to send you guys emails, but it keeps bouncing back to me… not sure if any of the emails went through.
The last one I saw from you was about the emails bouncing back so if you sent others after that… then no.
Before and after. Good green goddess I hate my mail program just now.
Same as Jez, the last one I saw was about emails bouncing back!
My email stopped working. So of course the logical thing to do… is bathe the eldest cat. Ow.