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Is Facebook dead yet?

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by AnteBellum

So far they havent said anything to me. And while I admittedly am not creating a tsunami of excitement among my friends from high school, a couple of them are starting to link stuff that shows they are at least looking around more.

Awareness doesnt happen overnight, but every little bit helps, as I see it. ATS just had a thread about how traffic is increasing all crazy here, and I think at least part of that is due to us in our everyday lives trying to make people more aware that they NEED to be looking for alternative information outlets.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by AnteBellum

Im on it alot daily, so no it isnt dead........yet

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:05 PM
reply to post by Illusionsaregrander

Hmmm... Facebook, more like a military experiment than anything else.

In fact, some of the comparisons to ATS were pretty interesting... Both of these things, technology based, intrude upon your aura and drain vital energy. It's all about influencing people. Most of the things discussed on these systems don't matter one bit. Indeed, a conspiracy so grand...

I'm trying to weed Facebook and other bs from my life as I get more in touch with the Earth and the organic ascension process we are now witnessing... happens quite naturally actually.

Good day.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by Mayura

I dont blame you.

I plan on being off line a lot more in the days and weeks to come. Partly because its outside weather now, and I can be out more, but also because I just really do feel like you that there is a trade off. You may be "connected" to others, but it is often an "icky" feeling connection and even here on ATS, the flood of propagandists make this place feel creepy sometimes.

Its not a bad idea to just get out and connect to the material world in a good way. Hands in the dirt, talking to people face to face, etc.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:19 PM
Im on facebook. I have had the page for quite some time and see no reason to get rid of it. My page is not public, my friendslist is not large and while I do appreciate comments from admirers who just love looking at pictures of my pretty ass, thats not why I use it. During the unfolding of the events in Japan, i made it a point to relay much of the information I got on ATS to my friends on facebook. One friend has family still stuck in Japan and has thanked me more than once. Several others, located in places like BC, the UK and the west coast of the united states were also more than happy to be kept out of the dark. Facebook is where I rant to a highly captive audience. I have gotten friends researching 9/11, started discussions about ETs and even met some free thinkers who ended up being fellow ATS haunters. I love the internet and the fact that my piss poor social skills can be channeled into something useful. I would NOT be talking to people otherwise. I'm not a big fan of the populace. I can be as aloof a I please and as prolific as I desire. Not worried about being stalked because....well.....Im crazy....and kind of WANT the opportunity to defend bring it on, I say!
Sure there are vapid ninnies on facebook. They are on ATS too....and in the market...and at the mall....and on the bus....and any other place where people can come together and socialize.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:22 PM

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:26 PM
reply to post by irsuccubus

Im sorry, but why do you have pictures of your ass on Facebook?

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:29 PM
I probably check mine around two or three times a day, usually to message my family and close friends back home in England since i don't have a long-distance plan right now. Never really bothered with the ap-games though, I guess it's how you use it, and who you add.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:32 PM
I think social networking has gotten to the point where users cannot properly experience emotions, ideas, etc, without broadcasting it to others. You know how technology has decreased our need to remember everything? Same deal with social media methinks. It's become like an extension of our own brains.

I've never used it and never will, but it drives me mental when my friends repeatedly tell me to use facebook so it's "easier" for them to contact me. I also don't like the fact that I probably already am on facebook, on other people's picture folders. It's gotten to the point where I absolutely loathe having my photograph taken because I know where it's going to end up. How did everyone suddenly know about the last guy I dated? He broadcasted the news to all and sundry on facebook.

Makes me sick. I'm becoming more and more secretive and asocial, simply to protect my own private identity.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:37 PM
i jump on face to post stories i find from here. i have gotten some slack for being too 'politikal' in a forum that is supposed to be fun. but i keep posting, and i have gotten pm's on facebook saying 'keep on posting.'

i do reply to other peoples comments and posts, but for the most part, i use facebook to get the message out.

i also work out everyday, and i eat only real natural food, so i use that as a place to try and convince my friends to do likewise.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:40 PM
reply to post by Illusionsaregrander

that made me lol...thank you. I didnt mean it literally. The most skin I show is my tatts and their progress. that was one of those tongue in cheek commments. no pun intended

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 09:50 PM
I watch my far flung family Facing it all the time. They put up family pictures from now and way back. Everyone speaks in short thoughts for the most part.

I tend to see it not just as a social phenomena but also as a spiritual one. Many folk around ATS and indeed the world like to think of the ALL. Of the ONE. the All is All stuff. I am thinking along these lines.

So I see facebook as a manifestation of spiritual growth along these lines. People are having the thought or the illusion of oneness as an experience through facebook. I know. It's cheap and it's tawdry and certainly not instant enlightenment or the profound Ah Ha moment, but I just think every little bit helps.

So I leave facebook to those who find it interesting. But I do like that first reply, "if television was coc aine".

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posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:02 PM
reply to post by heyJude

Says the person who wants everyone on ATS know that they are schizophrenic.

Facebook is a fine thing. It helps if you have friends. If you don't, it's just another place to be lonely.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:17 PM
I have a store on FB and sell stuff. bit of pocket money. so I like FB.

oh and its hardly dead. have you any idea how many people world wide are on FB? LOTS.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:23 PM
reply to post by tjack

Hey TJack

Regarding "Personally speaking, I'd be much more inclined join an anti-social network, as I generally don't like other people anyway. "

I did, I did! I don't want to spam, but I wrote a site for ranting! Couldn't resist posting a link!

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:30 PM

Originally posted by demetriandlucy
It sounds like a lot of you just don't have friends to keep up with lol. Facebook is a platform of communication. Data-farming? Don't put your stupid info out on the internet if you're that worried. But really, who cares if ANYONE knows ANYTHING about you. The vital information about you could easily be figured out if someone wanted to.

This whole topic is like saying video games cause children to be violent and misbehave. NO, bad parents lead to bad children. Facebook is a THING. Not an evil entity trying to find out everything about you.

This # is ridiculous. Conspiracy theorist are worse than self-conscious nerds afraid to go out on the playground.

I get a laugh when people assume a person doesnt have friends because they dont want to constantly be in contact with them on Facebook or anywhere else for that matter.

I dont NEED to keep up with my friends everyday activities and I sure dont want them keeping up with mine.
When I wanna talk to a friend, I give them a call or get in my car and drive to their homes, like we did wayyyy back in the 90s and early 2000's.

posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:37 PM

Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
"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?

Exactly! Many people don't even believe this truth, or care. Go back a few years during the rise of My Space, which was on the rise of the more rudimentary early social networks, and the government was expressing an interest in creating sophisticated software to data-mine social networks. The MIC starts dumping funding into a network of developers and lo-and-behold Facebook is born. A network that required all real-names and information (at first) to use it at all, with threats of banning if you supplied false info. Why create complicated software to track all the sites on the web if you can create one giant and get everyone to it. And flock they did! Suddenly My Space and every other site was not cool anymore and people left the other sites in droves.

Facebook is a dream come true for the paranoid MIC. Everyone's friends, photos, interests, activities, and more. The entire map of everyone's life given up freely and willingly. Then they brought in the linking system and Facebook is now almost as prolific as Google in the embedded HTML code of every web site. If you let it, your phone's Facebook app will even track your GPS location and keep the network up to date on your locations. And all of this is done eagerly and willingly be now countless millions who suddenly cannot live or function without it.

Real ID had a lot of problems, mostly funding issues I guess, but there is still a lot of the population that has some semblance of concern about their privacy. The educational system and marketing industry is doing its fair share at raising the new generations to regard those who value the necessity of privacy as wingnuts. A camera on every monitor, a microphone in every computer, everything linked to Facebook and Google. The populace is doing all the work for them.

It's too diabolical, insidious for me to partake in.

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