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#21 jeffro

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

I've thought about deactivating my account and may still do it someday but for now it's manageable. I unfollow or unlike stuff I no longer want to deal with and that's helped a lot. I also use Facebook Purity to hide a lot of the more annoying stuff that FB tries to push on users. 

 

I originally signed up for FB back in 2006 or 2007 (far less irritating back then) to stay in touch with a select group of online friends.  It has also allowed me to reconnect with some childhood friends. 


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#22 Bones

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

Sorry..i enjoy facebook. I keep in touch with a lot of family and friends.


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#23 chemistry1973

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

I’ll take a hard line just for the sake of coversation:

Facebook violates your privacy on the regular and actually sells your information.

Anything you, or perhaps your kids, post on there is recorded for all of eternity, can be then removed of its context and then used to hurt you.

Your genuine friendshsips are being exploited to sell you shit.

Those cat memes are actually spyware created by the KGB.

#24 fenderjazz

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:59 PM

As I used to say to middle school students in my tech awareness speeches, you are the product when it comes to social media.



#25 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:13 PM

It is a great tool for comparing yourself to others and fueling your FOMO.


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#26 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:48 PM

http://www.businessp...cebook-is-evil/


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#27 chemistry1973

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:05 AM

As I used to say to middle school students in my tech awareness speeches, you are the product when it comes to social media.


Right! Why is FB free?!

#28 chemistry1973

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:07 AM

http://www.businessp...cebook-is-evil/


This is great.

#29 Greg

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:18 AM

As I used to say to middle school students in my tech awareness speeches, you are the product when it comes to social media.

 

 

Totally this.  I've said the same exact things for years, as well.  You are not the customer, you are the product.  People think they are the customer, but they are wrong.  



#30 RushDoggie

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:38 AM

It is a great tool for comparing yourself to others and fueling your FOMO.

 

whats FOMO?


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#31 Feverish Flux

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 04:49 AM

Facebook is gay.  Only use it once in a while to stalk people.  You know, ex-girlfriend from 30 years ago, etc.


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#32 Feverish Flux

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 04:50 AM

FOMO = Fagotty Orgasm Mouth Orifice


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#33 Valium

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

As I used to say to middle school students in my tech awareness speeches, you are the product when it comes to social media.

And for how much have you sold us ? The wisdom in these threads must be worth a fortune



#34 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:39 AM

whats FOMO?

 

Fear of missing out.

 

Everyone else is doing cooler stuff than you. So you suffer.


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#35 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:56 AM

https://www.theonion...g-of-1819576476


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#36 jeffro

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:14 PM

I’ll take a hard line just for the sake of coversation:

Facebook violates your privacy on the regular and actually sells your information.

Anything you, or perhaps your kids, post on there is recorded for all of eternity, can be then removed of its context and then used to hurt you.

Your genuine friendshsips are being exploited to sell you shit.

Those cat memes are actually spyware created by the KGB.

 

So whose fault is it, Trump or Obama?


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#37 jeffro

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

Maybe Facebook is the real beginning of Skynet. Except in this case, FaceSkyBookNet will only let you know when birthdays are coming up and who you can poke. Preferable to a T-1000 murdering you in your sleep


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The sewer pipe queen

Dangles my dream
Makes all that I've seen
Seem so obscene - Kings X, Skeptical Winds


#38 chemistry1973

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

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#39 chemistry1973

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

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#40 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:30 PM

https://www.nytimes....aign=pockethits


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