Facebook: Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Maharlika, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Biggest draw to me is that I can keep in touch with old friends and relatives scattered around the world. I have a couple of sisters in North America, cousins in Australia, friends I haven't seen and its great to have at least some communication with them, since as much as you want to interact with them personally there is really no time to do it.

    I also like Tokyo Slim's posted photos there.

    I mass delete every 6-8 weeks. If I can't think why you are on my list you aren't anymore.

    Please don't delete me... [​IMG]
     
  2. rdawson808

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    I've found it a good way to reconnect with people you haven't seen in awhile.

    Ditto. Lots of HS friends are there. Our upcoming reunion was spurred by all the reconnecting that has gone on. I also keep up with former students on it. Everyday current friends I talk to via email for phone.

    Mostly it's for fun. I'm not overly obsessed with it (don't have any features on it; ignore most of those weird "So-and-so wants to send you a ___" or whatever they are requests. I have taken to sharing NYTimes articles on it though.

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  3. Lady Canuker

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    Please don't delete me... [​IMG]

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  4. Tardek

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    Don't do it, there are so many reasons you might regret it later.

    Soooooooooooooo many.
     
  5. rdawson808

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    Don't do it, there are so many reasons you might regret it later.

    Soooooooooooooo many.


    So many reasons to regret putting a profile on Facebook? I doubt any adult person has too much to worry about. For starters, it wouldn't be his only form of communication with current friends (unlike some younger people who rely on high tech means to stay in touch). Further, he's not likely to post pictures of himself partying and drunk, etc.

    The worst you have to face will be the annoying requests to add features to your profile. I ignore them.

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    I wouldn't waste your time. You will spend the first 100 hours on it finding your current friends, then people from college, then high school. It will seem exhilarating at first, catching up with all of them, seeing who married whom, who moved where blah blah blah...

    Then the people you couldn't stand will find you. So will the people that you met once. Then the people you don't know. Before you know it all you are getting are updates on people you don't care about. Chances are you will get all the information on your real friends via a personal method before you see it on Faceblog.

    Do yourself a favor and avoid it at all costs.
     
  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I wouldn't waste your time. You will spend the first 100 hours on it . . .

    100 hours??!! [​IMG]

    It would take me at least the next 5 years to come anywhere near logging that amount of time on FB.

    Don't blow this thing out of proportion. It can be a useful tool. For example, thanks to taking a chance on accepting from people I didn't know but who had friends in common, I now have my finger on the pulse of some of the best parties in Tokyo at any given time.

    So far, I have yet to see any downside to FB.
     
  8. GQgeek

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    [​IMG] I have a special list for SFers so you're safe...


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    Is that your pic in your avatar or did you snatch it from somewhere? [​IMG]
     
  9. acidboy

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    [​IMG] I have a special list for SFers so you're safe...


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    I promise I won't superpoke you, throw you a chicken, or enlist you in mob wars.
     
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    I like it for finding old friends, quickly touching base with current ones, and occasionally interacting with people I can stand not to see very often. A lot of people abuse it, though, using it as a forum to air their dirty laundry and be all woe-is-me. Then again, those sorts of people will find a way to do that in virtually any situation or forum.
     
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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I promise I won't superpoke you, throw you a chicken, or enlist you in mob wars.

    I will admit that the endless requests are kind of annoying. There's usually a SKIP button rather than being forced to invite 25 friends or whatever. I try to find that option, but if I can't I often just don't worry about my result because finding out which Superhero or which Character from the Breakfast Club really isn't all that important.
     
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    I will admit that the endless requests are kind of annoying. There's usually a SKIP button rather than being forced to invite 25 friends or whatever. I try to find that option, but if I can't I often just don't worry about my result because finding out which Superhero or which Character from the Breakfast Club really isn't all that important.

    They have the Report Forced Invites link which is great. I try to make sure I only send stuff to friends who actively use the same app, I'm sure I slip up once in a while but I do try.
     
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    Is that your pic in your avatar or did you snatch it from somewhere? [​IMG]

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    Christ, NO! 1000x no.

    And the Latitude thing ! Why TF would I want to be pinpointable at any time? Big Brother Creep. Good for teenagers, maybe.
     

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