Now, that's something worth re-twitting
London - In a ground breaking research carried out by the Association of Researchers into the Stupidly Obvious, ARSO, it has been determined that social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook have made it a lot easier for creditors to recover debts owed to them.
ARSO has published its findings on Wikipedia, thus proving that what they've discovered is real science and should now be referenced by college students all over the world.
According to ARSO, before the arrival of Facebook and Twitter, and shortly after the slow death of MySpace, serial debtors enjoyed a period of boom, milking friends and colleagues for cash and never having the slightest temptation to ever pay back.
The problem almost became pandemic when some serious-ass, hardcore debtors began spreading the anthem: "It's better to owe than to be owed: Your creditors will wish you well so you can prosper and pay them back, but your debtors will wish you die!"
It was a debtors market.
But Facebook and Twitter changed it all. The tide began to flow against die-hard debtors when another innate trait in their psyche found the perfect outlet in the micro-blogging world of social networks.
As it turns out, people who like to borrow, also like to talk too much. Facebook and Twitter became the perfect enablers.
Careless Tweets like: "New trainers, new shades, now need new gf”, and Facebook status updates like: "Thank God for my new ride. I asked for a Lexus, but he gave me a Mercedes," began to catch the attention of long suffering creditors.
Combined with tweets like: "Off 2 News Cafe 4 some serious pepper-souping and big-stouting #POPCHAMPAGNE", these micro-blogs soon made it difficult for even the most artful debtors to hide from their creditors or continue to make excuses.
Creditors were soon updating their Facebook status with prayers like, "Thank God for Facebook, we can now know what friend has recently come into some good fortune and ask them to pay back the debt they owe."
And this is exactly how Twitter and Facebook messed it up for debtors. At least so says ARSO.
- Joe Aibozaw