Some say I am obsessed with social media. Guilty as charged.
Still, every so often a story comes a long that really puts things in perspective.
Like this one, that makes me realize there are people in WAY deeper than I am!
Jemma Rogers, a holistic therapist from London, England, went to "extreme devotion" levels after she was locked out of her Facebook account. She legally and officially changed her name: new passport, new driver's license, new bank cards, the whole shebang. And, brace yourself, she changed her name to "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa". You just can't make this stuff up. Jemmaroid Von Laalaa is the pseudonym Rogers made up when creating her profile in 2008, as an attempt to avoid unsolicited friend requests.
Now, 7 years later, Facebook has locked the account and asked for proof of identification in order to unlock it. With seven years of photographs, friend messages, chats and memories on the account, Rogers pleaded and begged Facebook to understand her situation, but to no avail. So, we welcome to the world "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa".
The story broke on social media today, featured on Mashable and Time news. Yet, as of now, no official word that poor Ms. Von Laalaa has had any success getting into the account!
Talk about having a case of the MONDAYS!