Is anybody on Facebook?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dusty, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    That's ridiculous. If I can disagree with an artist's views while still being able to empathize with his position, why can I not enjoy his music? Why do I have to have my views constantly reinforced by what's on my ipod? If I don't, then I guess that means I don't take politics or art seriously?

    It's kind of like when Sidney told Billy, "You can listen to Jimmy, but you can't hear Jimmy."
     


  2. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    That situation is totally possible. I'd say hat 99.9% of people who listen to music basically listen to Top 40 and singles... most people who say they're fans of whatever rapper of the moment don't buy mix tapes... just play In Da Club and they think that's the best. Even people who claim music is like their obsession are often clueless and their taste is completely subject to what people around think is cool.

    So no, I don't think it's that hard for someone to like 50 Cent and also like bush.
     


  3. hopkins_student

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    It doesn't matter man, you can listen to whatever you want, I'm just busting your chops. But, when you proclaim yourself as conservative and listen to gangsta rap, you don't really have any credibility with either group. It's like trying to conform and rebel at the same time, in trying to do both, you end up doing neither. If you're alright with this, then fine.

    I don't know, on a lot of college campuses being conservative is pretty much rebelling from the population's way of thinking.
     


  4. Aristocrat

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    Yes indeed, in Sweden they think it's amusing when a conservative goes in a political disscussion.

    Back to the question,
    Yes it's fully correct to be a conservative and listen to any music you like except punk and all that.
    Nearly everyone is looking after a music tempo or a simpel melody and not just for the lyrics.
     


  5. Joffrey

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    Facebook Newfeed/Minifeed... not a horrible idea. They should at least let people toggle it on or off. I know I'd want mine off
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    NYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.
     


  7. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    ANYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.



    Actually I think for security reasons it is good that they require the uni address. That way it can actually work as a facebook, something my college doens't even have (yet another, "oh, let's not infringe on students' privacy" things, the morons).

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  8. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Actually I think for security reasons it is good that they require the uni address. That way it can actually work as a facebook, something my college doens't even have (yet another, "oh, let's not infringe on students' privacy" things, the morons).

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    I guess it's great while you're in college, or if your school lets you keep your email address. But when you're on your way out and losing track of underclassmen, you're out of luck. You can't even change your account later to a non-uni address.
     


  9. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I guess it's great while you're in college, or if your school lets you keep your email address. But when you're on your way out and losing track of underclassmen, you're out of luck. You can't even change your account later to a non-uni address.


    How about classmates.com? I have used that to keep track of old friends. You can avoid having to join by doing something clever in your "bio" like putting your email address in some sort of won't-get-caught-by-the-filter form.

    Me (at) bigcorp (dot) com. That's what I did and it works well enough.


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  10. Histrion

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    I have a Facebook account. I don't really use that stuff anyway.

    I am fiscally conservative too, and I love indie rock. I don't quite fit in with the vegetarians and far-left at concerts, but I can deal with it I guess.
     


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    ANYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.


    I don't think that's the case. You have to have one to start a profile, but when you become an alumnus, you just change your account's e-mail address to whatever address you currently are using. I don't use my soon-to-expire university address anymore, but my Facebook account is still as active as ever. I recall that they advertised this feature pretty heavily around graduation time this past spring.
     


  12. j

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    I don't think that's the case. You have to have one to start a profile, but when you become an alumnus, you just change your account's e-mail address to whatever address you currently are using. I don't use my soon-to-expire university address anymore, but my Facebook account is still as active as ever. I recall that they advertised this feature pretty heavily around graduation time this past spring.
    All I know is I couldn't log back in and wasn't interested in doing any work to figure it out. A lot of people I know didn't have one or didn't even go to college, so there was no sense trying to maintain such a limited network anyway.
     


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    I have a girlfriend, so Facebook isn't of much use to me.
     


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    J Are you sure that your school doesn't offer forwarding addresses to alumni? You could use that as a login address(which would also forward any email to your "real" email address) and keep your separate contact email address.
     


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    Yes, they "offered" it but you have to pay for it. I don't really care anyway, it would just mean more spam to sort through.
     


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