I’ve always been close to my iPhone, so I thought we had a good relationship, one built on mutual trust. But last Saturday, when I checked my WordPress account on my iPhone, I learned that it has a secret life on Facebook. I took a screenshot as evidence. Here is an enlarged picture:
164,335 Facebook followers! I was beside myself, which is rather convenient when you want to have a conversation with yourself.
I: How did it get that many followers?
Myself: It has that two-way camera, and you walk around the house at night with nothing on but your winter pajamas and your robe!
I: Do you think it’s taking pictures when I’m not looking?
Myself: Probably. And remember, it has a built-in recorder.
I: Do you think it’s revealing all my secrets to the world?
Myself: No, you’re already doing that on your blog.
When my daughter came over, I showed her what I had found, and we deliberately talked about it in front of the phone. I hoped to shame the phone into removing its Facebook account and stop using my WordPress account to garner followers.
But, friends, it has gotten worse. Look at the screenshot I took last night:
Already up to 207,216 followers. That’s over 42,000 new followers in just two days. This morning the number was up over 2,000. At this rate, by March of next year, every single person on Facebook will be following my iPhone. World domination will follow.
I need your help, kind readers. You see, I don’t have a Facebook account. That’s why I’m afraid. I am not on Facebook as yearstricken or under the name my mother gave me. Don’t laugh. Not everyone in the world is on Facebook. There are at least two tribes in the Amazon that don’t have any members on Facebook yet.
Would you please go to your Facebook account and see if there are any photos of a somewhat mature woman in a burgundy down-filled robe? If there are photos with her robe open *blush*, you may see blue pajamas with these very cute moose on them. Kindly remove the photos. If my phone insists on having an account, I don’t want it luring people in and gathering followers with risqué photos of me. That’s not the proper path to world domination.
Thank you for your help.
22 thoughts on “My iPhone has 209,727 Facebook followers”
My, that is terribly worrying! It’s a good thing that you’re a mouse and therefore world domination is plausible Seriously though, that is strange. I’m with you on the anti-Facebook. I have it, but very seldom use it. All the annoying people on the news feed just annoy me so much that I have to turn it off. Facebook is just awful.
It is strange. I’ve been looking on Google, but I haven’t anything that helps. About Facebook: I use to have an account but I don’t think its trustworthy. I’m pretty sure they are using people’s private data all the time.
Ask someone to report this incident ASAP. 207,216 followers is really serious. They might be getting scammed or they might be spreading malicious/inappropriate/false content about you.
Thanks, Audi. I’m looking into it. I tend to be a bit paranoid, so I always imagine the worse.
Me, I do like FB; but this is really disturbingly weird. What would really be interesting is to see if there are iPhone accounts for people who don’t have iPhones (me, for instance), and see if THEY have a bunch of followers. I’d love to be able to claim thousands of followers for my WordPress account, be they spam or rabbits (multiplying) or space aliens….
The fault must be in WordPress somewhere. Yesterday I was rejoicing in 29 followers; this morning I have 329. An overnight success! –except that WP always sends an e-mail notification when a new “follower” joins, and I have had none of those. Maybe they don’t send e-mails about rabbits or aliens….
Yours may well be genuine; you are such a good writer. The FB “followers” have had no impact on my stats, and they only appear on my iPhone, not on my computer.
Yeah, it’s funny and disturbing at the same time. It’s like I’m channeling everyone else’s Facebook followers. Maybe other people are sitting around wondering what happened to all their followers. If I figure out how they got here, I’ll send some over your way.
This is a mystery the size of a city.
Very perplexing, but very funny too. You rock the Facebook world……
That’s what I get for not having a Facebook account.
Wow! Where did you check this? Truly creepy!
It’s only on my iPhone. Not on the iPad and not on the computer. And the number is increasing. I’ve checked it several times today and it’s always a larger number.
There is no explaining these things sometimes! Enjoy your successful stats while they last!
The problem with imaginary followers is that they don’t leave comments.
Congratulations on your following! That’s awesome.
I have moose pajamas too. Just sayin’…
Maybe they are ghosts of former Facebook people come to haunt me for closing my account.
That’s a hoot. I’m helping.
I wear my husbands pjs except when I go to the hospital. The hospital version bind me in the wrong places.
I knew I could count on you to help. I can’t wear my husband’s pajamas because he doesn’t have any.