clientsfromhell is one of my favorite tumblrs, and this one is a gem:
I recently designed a magazine ad for a client.
Client: Why have you not put all of the social media icons on this ad?
Me: Sorry, I was only aware of your company’s Facebook and Instagram. What other websites do you use that you want placed on the ad?
Client sends me a social media icon pack
Client: All of these.
Me: I don’t want to tell you what is right or wrong, but there is 32 icons here and I honestly don’t think your company uses MySpace.
Client: I though you were young and hip! All the kids use MySpace!
The client sells bathroom appliances.
by me putting all this information out there, what I’m basically telling you is I’m telling you everything. But in this barrage of noise that I’m putting out, I actually live an incredibly anonymous and private life. And you know very little about me actually. And really so I’ve come to the conclusion that the way you protect your privacy, particularly in an era where everything is cataloged and everything is archived and everything is recorded, there’s no need to delete information anymore.
So what do you do when everything is out there? Well you have to take control over it. And if I give you this information directly, it’s a very different type of identity than if you were to try to go through and try to get bits and pieces.
— Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am! | Video on TED.com (via interestingsnippets)