North Korea is dipping it's toe into social media. First with a twitter account, and now with a Facebook account. From Mashable:
Oddly enough, North Korea has chosen to create a Facebook profile, rather than a Fan Page -- which means that it has more control over who its "Friends" are. Currently, the Profile has 65 friends, and features links to videos from its YouTube account, photos of the landscape and statements from the North's foreign ministry. According to Yahoo News, the "Write Something About Yourself" section of the profile reads: "A page that contains wishes of North Koreans, South Koreans and Koreans living abroad for unification, peace and prosperity." Also -- interestingly -- the Profile is "Male" and is interested in "Men" for "Networking." [emphasis added]
I immediately wanted to target an underwear ad to North Korean men who were interested in men, when I learned about North Korea's social networking preferences.
Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow advertisers to target North Korea. I know, because yes, I tried:
I'm glad that North Korea decided to finally come out on Facebook. Closets are a terrible place and do awful things to people. Look at Ted Haggard, for example. The closet turned him into a giant mess.
Even messier, perhaps, was George Rekers whose closet harmed thousands and thousands of people.
I don't know why anyone is surprised. North Korea has been harming itself and others in negative ways for decades. North Korea has been over compensating for far too long. North Korea's You Tube Channel Should have been our first clue.
I'm willing to bet that Mike Rogers knew about North Korea, but was just waiting for the right opportunity to out them.
Nevertheless, here we are. Sadly our community is left in another pickle. When Reckers came out we had to shame one of our own to make a point -- closets kill and Reckers was a killer. Here again, the closet has forced North Korea to be a major asshole on the national scene -- and worse within it's own boarders.
How we deal with the newest problem child to our community is yet to be seen, but at least now we know what the root of the problem was. North Korea is gay, and was a giant closet case which caused severe psychological damage. Like I said, the closet kills.
The only thing we can expect from you now North Korea, is to begin the healing process. Stop killing your people, stop torturing, stop starving people. Come out to the big brave new world that you are now a part of. You are on Facebook so you should have no problem making plenty of new "friends" who are willing to show you the ropes. Feel free to friend me, and I'll invite you to the next Big Gay Beach party. It is time you met some new people. It is time you stopped being an asshole.