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Thread started 07/06/15 1:31pm

breakdown2k14

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Do you like Facebook ?

how many of you use facebook and what are your likes/dislikes about facebook ? i like that i can keep up with friends but i dislike when people post drama and their personal stuff on there .Ive been contemplating deleting my account but im not sure
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Reply #1 posted 07/06/15 1:32pm

purplepolitici
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Can't stand it. Hardly ever visit mine confused.

Purple music does things to my brain. I'm high.
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Reply #2 posted 07/06/15 2:44pm

NorthC

No. This Mark Zuckerburg is so rich that I don't want to give him one cent of my money. Does this sound silly? Maybe it does, but this is how I feel.
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Reply #3 posted 07/06/15 2:50pm

NorthC

Also, with facebook, you have to remember that you're not the client, you're the PRODUCT that they (Mark Zuckerburg the multibultidrultigazillionaire) use you to make more, more, mooooore munnnnyyy...
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Reply #4 posted 07/06/15 3:26pm

DaveT

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You need to know how to use FB to your advantage. I'm not on there as myself, but under a fake name so that I can add only my very close friends and family. I have 30 friends on there total. We use it for arranging family get togethers, sharing photos, that sort of thing.

I was on there originally as myself, but I got added by all these douchebag "friends" I use to know from school, uni, old work places, who thought they were the bees-knees just because they had a few hundred Facebook friends. Most of them used it as a tool for showing off, "look at me, look at the fantastic holiday I've just been on / car I just brought / man I'm dating" etc. when in reality I couldn't give a shit about their meaningless life crap.

The most annoying thing though was the people that went fishing for attention with updates like "Sarah is so sad...". You'd get a stream of sheeple falling for it with "What's up hun" crap, usually guys looking to score. That and my work friend who decided to stick a delightful picture of her c-section on there that nearly caused me to barf up my breakfast, and everyone was like "oh, isn't it beautiful" rolleyes

Ok, rant over! lol

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Reply #5 posted 07/06/15 6:44pm

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purplepolitician said:

Can't stand it. Hardly ever visit mine confused.

Yup. nod

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Reply #6 posted 07/07/15 5:47am

Empress

Never had an account and likely never will. It's really so people can spy on others and live vicariously through others. It's original intent of keeping loved ones closer has been lost to idiots that can't fart without posting it on FB or twitter.
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Reply #7 posted 07/07/15 6:08am

JustErin

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Yes, I do. I like seeing links, events and people's pics on there.

I simply do not see any drama on there at all, guess it's more about the company you keep than anything else.



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Reply #8 posted 07/07/15 8:19am

morningsong

Personal I don't do Facebook. But I just saw that it's adding a feature that alerts you to people who unfriend you. Sounds highly useful to an individual.
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Reply #9 posted 07/07/15 10:20am

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morningsong said:

Personal I don't do Facebook. But I just saw that it's adding a feature that alerts you to people who unfriend you. Sounds highly useful to an individual.


Why would this feature be useful?

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Reply #10 posted 07/07/15 10:27am

morningsong

JustErin said:

morningsong said:

Personal I don't do Facebook. But I just saw that it's adding a feature that alerts you to people who unfriend you. Sounds highly useful to an individual.


Why would this feature be useful?

To an individual, I couldn't think of any usefulness, to an corporation that does a lot of advertising, highly useful.

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Reply #11 posted 07/07/15 10:37am

JustErin

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morningsong said:

JustErin said:


Why would this feature be useful?

To an individual, I couldn't think of any usefulness, to an corporation that does a lot of advertising, highly useful.


Oh, ok. I couldn't understand why an individual would care.

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Reply #12 posted 07/07/15 10:58am

morningsong

JustErin said:

morningsong said:

To an individual, I couldn't think of any usefulness, to an corporation that does a lot of advertising, highly useful.


Oh, ok. I couldn't understand why an individual would care.

Well it does keep feeding insecurities, thereby creating some sort of reaction that can be controlled and manipulated in somekind of way by some unknown omnious entity(s). So yeah, some individuals will care, I just don't see how it really is anything individuals need to fulfill their everyday lives.

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Reply #13 posted 07/07/15 11:14am

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morningsong said:

JustErin said:


Oh, ok. I couldn't understand why an individual would care.

Well it does keep feeding insecurities, thereby creating some sort of reaction that can be controlled and manipulated in somekind of way by some unknown omnious entity(s). So yeah, some individuals will care, I just don't see how it really is anything individuals need to fulfill their everyday lives.


My guess is those that will care are the same ones that see drama on there all the time.

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Reply #14 posted 07/07/15 11:46am

morningsong

JustErin said:

morningsong said:

Well it does keep feeding insecurities, thereby creating some sort of reaction that can be controlled and manipulated in somekind of way by some unknown omnious entity(s). So yeah, some individuals will care, I just don't see how it really is anything individuals need to fulfill their everyday lives.


My guess is those that will care are the same ones that see drama on there all the time.

I guess, I really wouldn't know.

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Reply #15 posted 07/07/15 2:40pm

JoeTyler

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it has destroyed millions of previously healthy coworker relationships

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Reply #16 posted 07/07/15 3:29pm

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Facebook can be useful and fun ... but with the way most people misuse it, it's not. So I don't bother with an account, Twitter is all I need.

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Reply #17 posted 07/08/15 1:18pm

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JoeTyler said:

it has destroyed millions of previously healthy coworker relationships


People who friend their co-workers on Facebook are idiots. Sorry - but that's what LinkedIn is for.

I use Facebook to keep informed about auditions and such (most of the theatre groups in my city have pages there). It was a lot harder to find out about those things before Facebook.

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Reply #18 posted 07/08/15 4:31pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Facebook can be useful and fun ... but with the way most people misuse it, it's not. So I don't bother with an account, Twitter is all I need.

This. Facebook is amazing for getting in contact with people and stuff but the second it becomes more of a 'make a few statuses, post a few funny pics and talk to my friends using the chat function' it's probably time to log out.

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Reply #19 posted 07/08/15 5:31pm

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Genesia said:

JoeTyler said:

it has destroyed millions of previously healthy coworker relationships


People who friend their co-workers on Facebook are idiots. Sorry - but that's what LinkedIn is for.

Yes, I agree, but xtra stupid those who actually ask for your FB account

I always use the same line "Hmm, I only use FB for family; no, I don't have Twitter (lie)"

problem is: many people actually get HURT when you don't add them/let 'em add you to FB eek neutral

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Reply #20 posted 07/08/15 7:07pm

kpowers

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No

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Reply #21 posted 07/09/15 1:53am

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Years & Years ago I used FB for 5-min, then I got a friend-thing from a High School Frenemy, then another one from my High School Sweetheart..That was a wrap for your boy...It was Hell getting them to deactivate my account but it finally took....I havent looked back...Everybody & their Mammy is on FB...No thanks...

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Reply #22 posted 07/09/15 5:57am

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Yes
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Reply #23 posted 07/09/15 9:03am

NinaB

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Recently opened an account to follow musicians/artists/authors etc etc.
I don't do friends/fam etc on social media.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #24 posted 07/09/15 10:09am

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Yes.

It has its place.

I have reconnected with family thousands of miles away.

I share pics on there.

Although I've "friended" a handful of co-workers, I keep business separate.

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Reply #25 posted 07/09/15 12:38pm

SeventeenDayze

I don't use it. I had a job once that forced me to have a FB account but once I quit that job I deleted that account and never looked back. I never added anyone that I knew on the account that the company forced me to get. I never liked the fact that they wanted their employees to put company related business on personal FB pages. Complete invasion of privacy and misuse of the employees if you ask me.

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Reply #26 posted 07/09/15 12:54pm

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I have accounts on lots of different social networks and think FB is BY FAR the best in terms of interface and functions. It's also the only network where virtually all the people I know IRL are, which makes it by definition the one I use the most.

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However I despise many of FB's neo-fascist policies, notably:

- The 5000 friends limits.

- The real name policy.

- Choosing what content from our friends we see or not.

- Having ridiculous so-called anti-spam policies that limits u a lot when it comes to sharing content in groups, inviting friends to events, inviting new friends, joining groups and basically everything else (I've been threatened of having my account closed for liking to many pages in a day!).

- Having the ridiculous policy that one should only be connected with people they know IRL and not inviting strangers, and blocking accounts if suspected to invite people they don't know IRL.

- Encouraging delation by giving people the option to click "I don't know this person" when u invite them, or "This person is using a fake name".

And there's also the fact that there's a running bug on FB that unfriends u with people on a regular and random basis, that FB doesn't seem to be able to correct even though it's been going onj for years. Twitter or G+ don't unfriend me with anyone, so it's really something that FB could and should work out!

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I have strong faith in Ello, which is still in development but quickly improving, and displays a taste for ethics that FB never had nor will ever have. I would love it to become bigger than FB but so far it's way too confidential and many people don't see the point in migrating sad

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Reply #27 posted 07/09/15 2:57pm

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I really don't like Facebook much anymore, but it's my own fault partially lol

I haven't taken the time to figure out how to block certain groups of people on my friends list from seeing my activity on there (without unfriending them), so instead I just don't post much....Does make me sad to feel censored there though, since that's where many of the exiled orgers post now. sad


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Reply #28 posted 07/09/15 3:00pm

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JoeTyler said:

Genesia said:


People who friend their co-workers on Facebook are idiots. Sorry - but that's what LinkedIn is for.

Yes, I agree, but xtra stupid those who actually ask for your FB account

I always use the same line "Hmm, I only use FB for family; no, I don't have Twitter (lie)"

problem is: many people actually get HURT when you don't add them/let 'em add you to FB eek neutral



I hate that. People have brought that up to me offline like, "hey, did you get my facebook request? that was you right?"

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Reply #29 posted 07/10/15 4:57am

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thekidsgirl said:

JoeTyler said:

Yes, I agree, but xtra stupid those who actually ask for your FB account

I always use the same line "Hmm, I only use FB for family; no, I don't have Twitter (lie)"

problem is: many people actually get HURT when you don't add them/let 'em add you to FB eek neutral



I hate that. People have brought that up to me offline like, "hey, did you get my facebook request? that was you right?"

Tell me about it. It became so stressful that in the end I just gave up and started accepting everyone, coworkers, family members I barely see, etc

solution: I opened a Twitter account, for the real, personal and private me lol

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