Is Facebook dead yet?

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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I use Facebook all the time and I think it's great. My family that is spread out all over the world can share photos and chat and just in general keep caught up. Sure there are negatives to it, there are with everything. E-mail has spam, telephones have telemarketers, and Facebook has attention whores. People who think Facebook is gone or dying probably don't have any idea what Twitter and text messages are either. They remind me of my grandparents who think Email is some mystical new fangled hijinks.




posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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FB was cool when it was restricted to Uni. students.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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The games on FB have started asking for more access to your info and to be able to directly email you.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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Facebook...another distraction to keep you blind. The more random crap you have to "play" with on a daily basis the less you will be able to analyze the real nature of our present reality. Not to knock anyone on FB as long as you are able to discern the BS from its practical uses.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Aside from the data mining abilities of Facebook, I see nothing wrong with it. For some people, yes it's a ridiculous obsession. However, everything in moderation won't kill you.

Plus, why in the world would you play a game like Farmville, or any craptasstic game they provide?
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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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Plus, why in the world would you play a game like Farmville, or any craptasstic game they provide?


I've been asking myself that for an entire year now! Bubble Tanks was cool though. . .



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Uh... no... it's anything but dead.

People on Facebook ~ More than 500 million active users

50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day

Average user has 130 friends

People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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Most others have better things to do than spend their free time in front a screen doing what essentially amounts to nothing at all.

Wow that's the best quote that explains exactly what I feel about" Farmville" and all those other "Facebook" games...



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Quantcast currently shows Facebook as the #2 site in America with over 136 million monthly people. Not only is Facebook not yet dead, it is almost the healthiest of sites on the web.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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Not dead yet - just so long as the users look like this - all is good!



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by prolific
Aside from the data mining abilities of Facebook, I see nothing wrong with it. For some people, yes it's a ridiculous obsession. However, everything in moderation won't kill you.

Plus, why in the world would you play a game like Farmville, or any craptasstic game they provide?
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One may think you are an active gamer as you find the many games on FB to be "craptasstic". But you may feel all gaming is a time-water, so I don't want to assume you prefer the sophisticated play people enjoy on the modern consoles.

I think people play Farmville and the roster of games that increases monthly on FB just for fun, for entertainment. Some people check their FB after work and unwind on a few games, just like guys that like to play poker or PlayStation. Pass the time, have some fun. People can play for free or pay in if they choose to, and many do.

There are a lot of parents and grand-parents that spend time online with their children and grand-children. They have a good time, and there is built-in appeal for different ages, just like with cartoons.

I've read plenty of online articles about players obsession with WOW, violent war games, shooter simulations with graphic depictions, games that glorify lawlessness and ultra-violence and other games, and I wonder why people would play those.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Facebook will die one day, or at least will not be the number one social networking media platform. Much in the same way Myspace had the monopoly then Facebook smashed them. Myspace still exist but in a much smaller capacity. Twitter is here and taken a share from Facebook! The big player will be Google. When they get their platform up and running in full flight most of their competitors will be left in the dust! ...... until the next "big thing" comes along. The I.T industry is all about change, constant change and sales results show the consumer laps it up! Regardless if it is hardware or software driven!
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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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hahaha nice picture, facebook gives people a confidence boost when they cant approach people in the real world, oh look ive got 1000+ friends, then when you need them "friends" for something in a real life situation they dont exist, instead of "networking" why cant people pick up a phone anymore to say hello to the people who do exist? social lazyness is what it is, to the people who live in a facebook fairytale WAKE UP! your stuck in a television set.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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You are right! But I doubt I will succumb to these social sites anymore.

BTW, Twitter is mind numbing!
Earlier I said if TV was coc aine, Facebook would be crack. Well Twitter would be Meth then. I don't even want to start expressing my views on Twitter.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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It seems to be doing better than ever. People have completely abandoned all the other social sites in droves. Apple incorporates Facebook and Twitter as part of its iApps, and so do many iPhone/iPad apps. Everything is biased towards Facebook. The centralization of all social networking is 100% bad news and I wish people would wake up to what Facebook is really all about but I think it's too far over the hump for that. I certainly won't touch the place.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Well, you arent totally wrong, there are TONS of attention whores.

But I use it to spread political awareness and some topics we cover here, like propaganda, and software that allows one person to control many personas, the two party system fallacy, etc.

I dont get a lot of response, but normally one or two people will like or share it, and if one or two people THEY know like and share it, we can get some word out.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by camouflaged
oh look ive got 1000+ friends, then when you need them "friends" for something in a real life situation they dont exist,


I wonder, has there ever been a "help me move" flashmob?


Or a "finalizing a horrible divorce, can I crash on your couch for a few weeks?" event.

Perhaps a "home just burned to the ground and dont want to go to a shelter, can you put me and the wife and kids and dog up until we get things squared away?" event.

Who says they arent real friends?



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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That is why they booted me off a year ago!

Talking about stuff that wasn't all puppy dogs, kitty cats and Disney Looking teenagers.



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Not a big fan myself but being in the I.T industry I work with it daily (getting it to work productively for others ....... the whole integration thing) unfortunately!



posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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I think it is. Facebook has somewhat lost its appeal.

For some sites I don't even see the option to share via FB, just Twitter etc., like Google's Panoramio. Well I don't think Google is on good terms with FB.

When it comes to the issue of privacy, if you ask me, Facebook isn't even half as bad as Twitter.

If you go to Google and click Realtime you can search for any keyword and see all Twitter posts containing that word.

You can even tell exactly where someone using Twitter lives.

If you have Wikitude World Browser or Layar on your Android phone you can try it out. You can see all the recent posts on Twitter from persons within your area. Accurate enough for you to take a stroll to their residence and say hi.


Stay the hell away from Twitter.





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