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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Vulgar hostile defensiveness.

Common on facebook?


 
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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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I was eating some corn chips and looked at the back side of the bag to find a "Visit us on Facebook" message. As much as i dislike all the stupid status updates, that site is more than just a teen trend, it's being used to promote all kinds of businesses, but it wont last forever.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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"Social networking" on a system that was originally designed for the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) was/is a brilliant idea...for those wishing to monitor and adjust the habits and thoughts of their 'flock'.

But alas, how does one tell the frog he is to be boiled when he was correctly first placed in cold water?



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Very well put!
When I first joined I got back in touch with everyone from High School and the three colleges I attended. 1,500 friends in which I really only considered about 25 of them 'real' friends that I still speak to today. It was good saying 'Hey' to everyone but after a while I realized I really didn't want all these people back into my life.
My acquaintances have changed as I have changed my whole life but my friends always stay in touch.

I'm glad now that I'm more interested in talking to someone I meet on the street rather then typing words at a picture.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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So facebook plans to cook me? Noooooooooo!



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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All of what most here have said PLUS this:


Federal Agents Urged to 'Friend' People on Social Networks, Memo Reveals


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That was something I already suspected..

We went from "protect your identity online" one year to "share, share, share" the next year



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by PoopDawg
reply to post by OptimisticPessimist
 

So facebook plans to cook me? Noooooooooo!



You are obviously well done and oblivious to the fact.

2nd line



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by PoopDawg
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So facebook plans to cook me? Noooooooooo!



You're already three quarters of the way cooked. *sniffs* Yum, frogs legs.

Edit: Well done to the gentleman above me.
edit on 5-4-2011 by heyJude because: : O



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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I had high hopes when I joined FaceBook last summer. A good way to catch up with my friends from our class of 1971 - yes, I'm that old. We were the generation of the women's movement, the civil rights act, the hippies and the summer of love - the generation that would change the world and bring peace to the planet. We demonstrated in the streets against war - the rise of nuclear energy plants and the pollution of our streams, gulfs, oceans. I thought this group would really have something to say - 40 years later.
Instead I found a group of elitist capitalist consumers caught up in "getting and spending and laying waste the fields all too soon" (William Wordsworth).
I've never used a cell phone - sent a text message - what is a Wii? I don't want to be accessable 24/7 - good luck tracking me down - I don't have call waiting and the caller ID on my phone doesn't work. And there isn't enough time in the day to be concerned with what my "friends" are going out shopping for today.
Having given up on MSM for any solid information - I have become an ATS junkie - besides - it was a long, cold, windy, snowy winter.
Time for all the sheeple to wake up and take a look around themselves. I mean REALLY LOOK! The disaster in Japan and the spread of nuclear waste has already circumnavigated our planet - and there is no end in sight - we will continue to be contaminated day after day.
NONE of my FB "friends" want to talk about this - or anything else that is outside their very comfortable box. God forbid I should ever mention my memories of being on board craft - premonition dreams of disasters to come - or the very real steps I'm taking to prepare for the total breakdown of industrialized society. FB can go take a flying leap.
Thanks ATS - I've found a very comfortable "group of friends" who share my interests , experiences and insights into our very chaotic times!



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by XelNaga
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is it, you ignorant ass? i have a facebook page and my self esteem is quite fine.

if you guys dont have friends, its understandable to why you dont have a facebook. i have friends here in nc and in multiple states and family in multiple states. i use facebook to keep in contact with them, make plans, and see what they are up to.

facebook isnt the most amazing thing in the world and yeah there are many things about it that arent quite right BUT this does not mean anyone should bash on anyone for using that website, especially when most people (who are over the age of 14) use it to keep in contact with people.

get over yourselves...chilling on ats all day is no different then sitting on facebook all day...at least facebook is pretty. the people with obsessions with facebook are 14-17 year old kids, most of which are to bitch to do anything with themselves. dont generalize everyone on there with the stupid ass kids that roam around on both that website (keep in mind, there are ats links all over facebook...those 14-17 year old kids are coming over here)
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This is a prime example of why I say people on facebook have no self esteem .Maybe we need to add no self control to that list also.Look at your epening sentence.Case closed,



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01

Originally posted by PoopDawg
reply to post by OptimisticPessimist
 

So facebook plans to cook me? Noooooooooo!



You are obviously well done and oblivious to the fact.

2nd line

that didnt make since.
I dont have a facebook.
I bet you do though.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by galacticgirl
I had high hopes when I joined FaceBook last summer. A good way to catch up with my friends from our class of 1971 - yes, I'm that old. We were the generation of the women's movement, the civil rights act, the hippies and the summer of love - the generation that would change the world and bring peace to the planet. We demonstrated in the streets against war - the rise of nuclear energy plants and the pollution of our streams, gulfs, oceans. I thought this group would really have something to say - 40 years later.
Instead I found a group of elitist capitalist consumers caught up in "getting and spending and laying waste the fields all too soon" (William Wordsworth).
I've never used a cell phone - sent a text message - what is a Wii? I don't want to be accessable 24/7 - good luck tracking me down - I don't have call waiting and the caller ID on my phone doesn't work. And there isn't enough time in the day to be concerned with what my "friends" are going out shopping for today.
Having given up on MSM for any solid information - I have become an ATS junkie - besides - it was a long, cold, windy, snowy winter.
Time for all the sheeple to wake up and take a look around themselves. I mean REALLY LOOK! The disaster in Japan and the spread of nuclear waste has already circumnavigated our planet - and there is no end in sight - we will continue to be contaminated day after day.
NONE of my FB "friends" want to talk about this - or anything else that is outside their very comfortable box. God forbid I should ever mention my memories of being on board craft - premonition dreams of disasters to come - or the very real steps I'm taking to prepare for the total breakdown of industrialized society. FB can go take a flying leap.
Thanks ATS - I've found a very comfortable "group of friends" who share my interests , experiences and insights into our very chaotic times!

You might think everyone on ats is your friend, but there are a select few whose sole purpose is to disagree and insult you.
These people have no life.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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When people say they only use facebook to stay in contact with friends, i giggle.
For me, that doesn't make sense.

I keep in contact with everyone I need to through e-mail. No problems, no drama.

When someone wants to invite me on facebook, I rather ask them for their email address. Then one of three things happen:

1. They say they don't have an email, in which case I wonder how they log in to facebook at all.
2. They say they never check their email, in which case they actually don't want to keep in contact unless it's on their terms. This doesn't seem to be someone who really want to keep in contact at all.
3. They give me their email, and we keep in contact.

Facebook it seems, is just a kind of 'open email' account where you are linked to every photo, note etc. and everything you say is broadcast for others to see.

When I phone someone for something, I don't phone everyone else i know to make sure they heard too. That seems silly to me. When people say that I must change privacy settings or only send private messages, I giggle again while they recommend ways to transform facebook into a secure email. I have one of those already.

The invention of e-mail was perfectly fine for me. I can use it to do everything people do on facebook and more, it's just a whole lot easier.
My rant over



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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When someone wants to invite me on facebook, I rather ask them for their email address. Then one of three things happen:


Yea its weird, there still seems to be a stigma about giving out an email address but have no problem giving out all their personal information on a public and open website like facebook.

You might as well create a dedicated web page, put all your families names, friends names, your phone number, address, pics of yourself, your kids, what you drive, what times youre home, what times youre gone and while youre at it, post your ALARM SYSTEM CODE.
Then ask google to make youre site come up first in search results.
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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by dyllels
1. They say they don't have an email, in which case I wonder how they log in to facebook at all.
2. They say they never check their email, in which case they actually don't want to keep in contact unless it's on their terms. This doesn't seem to be someone who really want to keep in contact at all.
3. They give me their email, and we keep in contact.


1. They're the 'cooked' ones we're speaking of.
2. I can honestly say I don't check my email. The only time I'm ever on it is to activate registrations to websites, or pay bills. Unless of course it's my school email, in which case I check that thing all the time
. So, assuming that people are lying to you about checking their email is completely ignorant. Just because you check your email, does not mean everyone does.
3. I used to keep in contact with people on email, but facebook just makes everything easier. Especially if you have multiple friends you'd like to keep in contact with at once. Granted, emails do that too, but facebook just consolidates it, and in my opinion is much more simple, as this is its main purpose.

Let's all keep in mind that facebook does have private messaging, as well as chats. Not everything you say is broadcast, unless you want it to be.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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I have a FB account, and I never use it. My wife used to be a HUGE FB junkie but I got her to peel away from it not too long ago.

ATS can be as time consuming as any other social website, so I have been taking a break from ATS as well. I have checked in over the last few days a couple times but I have had better things to do.

Remodeling the house
Kissin' on the Wife
Bought a new BOV
Teaching the youngest to ride his bike and tie his shoes

I am learning to become addicted to the things that I can have all I want, and yet no side effects! Some people think its odd that I spend that much time doing stupid stuff with the family!

The real question isn't if FB has died......rather, will the "family" ever be reborn?
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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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It may or may not be dead or dying yet, but I'm certainly not going to play a part in keeping it alive. I tried Myspace once, kinda cool for about 2 weeks, and then...BORING! It pretty much degraded into a thing where every day I would have to "decline" strangers (usually spam) who wanted to be my friend. Whoop-tee-doo, having a lot of fun now!

Personally speaking, I'd be much more inclined join an anti-social network, as I generally don't like other people anyway. We could "foe" each other, "dislike" stuff, and spend as little time there as possible each day....now THERE'S a good idea for a website.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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I hear ya. I got bored with Myspace after the karaoke got limited to 10 songs. The screwed themselves with that one.
I have about 15 people friended on there still. Mostly family, and we don't ever talk anyway.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I hated that Like Button thing and wanted a dislike button so bad!

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Just deactivated my account on the strength of this thread. I questioned my self why I need it as only a few of my friends on face book were real friends the rest were people who knew me from my past and distant relatives etc that don't interest me and I don't interest them. In fact most of my real close friends aren't even on it or never update their profile anyway. Unfortunately there wasn't a " I think its S@@@" reason so I had to use a "don't find it useful" reason.





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