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And the Plot Thickens. Is not joining Facebook a sign you're a psychopath?

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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Im not a share holder in Facebook so as far as I'm concerned there is nothing there to interest me whatsoever. Those people I want to stay in contact with, I do in person, over email, phone and text. Those people I want to have as friends are my friends anyway. So what would I do with Facebook? Oh yeah its a good way to keep track of everyone, see what they're up to, what they talk about, where they go, personal details and so on and so on.

My mrs is on Facebook and the rubbish that people put "I'm just having a cup of tea" Yeah? wow the world has become that much more enlightened! I wouldn't mind if there was some humour on there but that usually equals something like "I'm just having a cup of tea lol". Absolute rubbish!

Still, I await the day that politicians become share holders and push through legislation to make it illegal to not be on Facebook.




posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by HEYJOSE
What if I have a fake facebook profile or even a hundred of them? I guess then I'd be pretty awesome then huh? (Sorry, "Brilliant" for you Brits)




Awesome is an English word lol. Having all them facebook profiles could make you brilliant, but that doesn't mean you'd be awesome.




I can't believe how popular Facebook has become. I've never used it, but it's annoying when I get together with a group of friends and they always have to mention Facebook at least once.

Facebook IMO just inspires a generation of egocentric narcissism, two main traits of a psychopath.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by canyouhandletruth
the main thing is DONT USE A GOOD PHOTO OF YOUR FACE


the video surveillance grid when its combined with FB database WILL FIND YOU ANYWHERE on the camera grid

consider using a foreign FB as they are independent atm

or just find other websites like FB
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If you do close FB ac delete photo's and upload another photo
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Again, it's best if you never use it at all. If you have or have had an account on Facebook, I would not put any money on anything you've ever put on there ever being deleted. Regardless of whether or not you request it or whether or not they tell you it will be.

Of course, this is par for the course anywhere online. Information is power and power is money (and vice versa). Obviously you can't count on anyone to respect your privacy so don't put anything anywhere on the internet you wouldn't wear on your chest. It should not be this way but it is.

Still, Facebook is much creepier than most web sites. It just has a bad vibe. I'd rather just not deal with them at all.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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I have a facebook account. I had about 85 friends, which included family, acquaintances, and friends. I got sick of spending time on their looking at pictures, and reading stupid status updates that I didn't agree with. I got sick of having to "re-word" my original status updates to be more PC so that I didn't offend anyone. I got sick of people not understanding me or what I meant when I posted something. I got sick of the lack of interaction from my "friends", i.e. when I posted pictures or status updates I didn't get much response so it was a complete waste of my time. I got sick of seeing this generation's me, me, me, all about me, attitude with the memes, the "like this if you've ever" stuff, the duck faces, etc... I got sick of creating an event and inviting people, to have them say they are attending then never hear from them again. Finally, I FB snapped and I deleted everybody except my wife and my mother. I don't miss it at all. While my internet usage times remains the same, I feel that it is much more productive without FB. Had I continued to use FB the way I was it probably would have turned me into a psychopathic killer.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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I spot a new shill.....

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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The only Facebook I have is my old fashion Family Album, but I'm very happy with it!
To be honest, I'm reaching my fill with technology, cellphones, emails, internet, digital this and digital that! I still love curling up to a good book at night with a hot cup of tea and catch a little news on TV at 11:00pm, simple but enjoyable!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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guys seriously what is this?
"oh noes they'll get my information"
....so they'll know you chose the chicken over the beef. they'll know you rocked out to black flag with some beers last night. they'll know where you work. that you're thirty-three OH MY GOD cus i bet no one else knows that
what are you scared of?
you think they're spying, that they're gonna sneak up and stick a knife in your back?
seriously
dudes and dudettes
by now you should realise the ones 'spying' on us are already in control
and they really don't give a damn where you work
and nothing you do on the interwebs is going to change that level of control
it occurs to me
perhaps instead of arguing about time wasting websites
maybe we should be doing something about that control
but whatever
just bitchin about the sand between our toes works for me. i'm getting more wine.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Dilute the pool. Make multiple facebook profiles.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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I'm on FB but not often. Way too much narcissism on there but I will admit to feeling closer to a large part of my family which lives overseas. I had completely lost touch with some cousins but now get to see photos of them every few days and that's awfully nice. I am also in the web business and need to help clients with their FB pages (as well as some others like Pinterest) but refuse to get on Twitter. I very much have a love/hate issue with FB.

My husband doesn't have a FB account. He's not into it, very busy, isn't glued to the computer the way I am and more the scholarly type so if he does get down time he prefers books. Everyone look out, he's getting ready to pelt you with ancient Roman history facts! Danger!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by decepticonLaura
i'm getting more wine.


This explains a lot.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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I don't think you're reasonably well-integrated if you think there's something wrong with or suspicious about anyone who isn't on Facebook. I think you're brainwashed.

By whom, exactly? The staff and shareholders of Facebook?

Look, chum. I don't live in the West, although I have seen more of the world than you could ever dream of. I don't own a TV set. I make my living making things – mostly written things, but other things, too – that people want to buy; I am in business for myself, my only product is myself, and despite the risks involved in this very uncollectivist way of doing things, I make a very good living.

I despise communism and socialism. I despise capitalism equally, although I am most certainly a capitalist.

I am no wage slave or automatic consumer. I have lived over half a century on this planet, most of it as a member of what some people on this site would call (wrongly) the elite, and nobody tells me what to think or do. In my day-to-day life, the boot is usually on the other foot. I take no man's shilling and my opinions are my own.

Unlike yours, – which are simply the usual regurgitated, nutrient-free, conspiracy-theorist pablum, mass-market shibboleths that you think are special just because picked them, just because picking them puts you in a 'minority' – of millions. Hilarious. You come up here babbling the same prepackaged media-modulated 'alternative' views as any howling cretin who manages to get himself an account on this forum, and you think you're somehow original? Unbrainwashed? Possibly even enlightened?

As someone who has forgotten more about manipulating media and consumers than you will ever begin to know, allow me to inform you that you are simply parroting another line you've swallowed. Not the line that most parrots parrot; yours is the one we give to parrots who like to feel they're all clever and free and independent. Pablum for parrot consumers. People like you are wont to talk about rabbit holes; well, believe me, you are so far down the rabbit-hole we reserve for the the most egregiously clueless that I wouldn't be surprised if your name was Warren.


This is exactly what they want us to do. To turn on one another and start accusing each other and being suspicious of everyone. Have you read 1984? It's exactly the same concept.

Have I read 1984? Sweet smoking Jebus. Is there an educated person who hasn't?

I think you'd better paddle back to the shallow end now.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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well facebook its like religion, the concept is nice
but what people do with it is pure sh*t
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I really like FaceBook but i think that it should be not owned by the CIA i mean central investigation administration. I mean the illuminati and freeMasons own FaceBook because the back of the sweatshirt or jacket inside of Mark Zuckurburg is all illuminati and freeMasonic because it has a six sided cross and the cross is about mocking christianity. As a christian i was offended when i saw that because six six six is the mark of the beast which or who is Satan and the antichrist so Mark Zuckurburg is an antichrist who wants to make people worshipp the cross with six sides which is the number of the Satan.

the good doctor



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Not being on Facebook means I'm sick.
Being on Facebook was making me sick.
I quit Facebook to stop being sick.
I'm now sick?

I think these psychologists are closet psycho- I mean sickos. Yeah.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Maybe a little stuck up but a psycho ? Maybe a sociopath but a psycho ? Let me think about itNO!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
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I am smart enough to realize you just called me stupid.

Is the Daily Mail your favourite newspaper, then? The only one you read? Do you take everything it says literally?

Are you not simply taking a general statement about a newspaper and applying it to yourself?


Did you read the OP?

Did you read my post? If you did, the answer to this question should be quite evident.


Is Salon for stupid people too?

You did not mention Salon in your opening post.


"The implications are pretty clear"??? You are deluded.

Can you explain how and why I am deluded? Is it merely because I don't see things as you do?

Do you disagree with any of the specific statements I made in my post, apart from the one about the Daily Mail? Would you like to discuss those?

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Spoken like a true collectivist.

Does disagreeing with almost everybody who has so far posted in this thread makes me a collectivist? Perhaps a non-conforming collectivist. Do you think such a creature exists?

From the point of view of someone who has set themselves apart from society, a reasonably well-integrated person may well look like a collectivist. All a matter of perspective, really.


I'm glad to see you have no clue as to what innuendo is.

Yes I did say salon. Did you read the OP? You could have inferred I meant slate, but not surprised you didn't. Is slate for idiots? And what "scientific" statements did you make? You make an assumption about someone not on facebook that you would not hire them...that is the definition of deluded.

CJ



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Look, chum. I don't live in the West, although I have seen more of the world than you could ever dream of. I don't own a TV set. I make my living making things – mostly written things, but other things, too – that people want to buy; I am in business for myself, my only product is myself, and despite the risks involved in this very uncollectivist way of doing things, I make a very good living.





I am no wage slave or automatic consumer. I have lived over half a century on this planet, most of it as a member of what some people on this site would call (wrongly) the elite, and nobody tells me what to think or do. In my day-to-day life, the boot is usually on the other foot. I take no man's shilling and my opinions are my own.


That was funny. You are without a doubt the most conceited person I have ever seen on ATS. The best part about all of your "wisdom"? You are wrong about people not on FB. Apparently on your travels with the elite you missed the part where millions of kids in the US have decided to play outside instead of playing on a computer. Billions world wide. Educated, well travelled and hangs with the elite. Shocker that many on this thread, including myself could say the same of themselves; but we aren't so vain as to think it important - you on the other hand...

CJ



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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I like to exchange pictures with my relatives who live in another country. I guess I am a pedophile! LOL



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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There is a reason why you don't interact with certain people in real life. Connecting with them via FB throws off that balance and just creats more problems. The novelty wears off after "catching up" with somebody. Once you've caught up, you usually realize why you stopped talking to them in the first place.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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We are always going to be judged or pigeonholed for one reason or another. It was not too long ago that just owning a computer and an internet connection you were a "weirdo" or "anti-social".



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