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Old 10-10-2011, 02:50 PM
Location: Tejas
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
And I would agree with that.
But THEY ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU GIVE THEM. Everyone, OR AT LEAST A WHOLE LOT OF FOLKS, seem to think "if I create a Facebook account *BAM* Facebook knows everything about me".
YOU choose what info to share. And yes far to many people fill out the profile 100%. I did not. My "techier" friends do not.
All Facebook knows about me is:
day/month of Birth... not year so they don't know my age.
And that I live in Cleveland, Ohio and who I am married too.

A LOT of people fill in EVERYTHING: favorite movies, books, actors, what they like to do, #kids, high school, college, job, BLBABLABLA
Yes and no. You dont have to put information in there, other people can simply do it for you. I dont ahve my work place in there but one day logged on and saw it and it had people I worked with in there :| Somebody tagged me as a co worker. So even though I deleted it FB still has it.

You think they cant make out your age ? If somebody posts happy 24th or somestuff on your profile you think its not logged and they dont know your year etc ?

Overall that was a pretty crappy article though.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:15 PM
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Originally Posted by Three Wolves In Snow View Post

I'm OVER Facebook. I started using it to mock certain people, (because I thought it was dumb), then I found out there were games. Got caught up in some of those until I realized that to get anywhere, they wanted you to spend ACTUAL money. What? No!
I know what you mean. Long before Facebook came along, the first time I ever heard of someone wanting to spend actual money to buy virtual clothes for their avatars, or a special sword for their video game character, my brain almost exploded out through my eyes. I thought "How mindnumbingly STUPID can people be?!?"

What really pees me off these days is that I can no longer comment on the stories at my local news channels' websites, because whereas you used to be able to log in with a specific user name when you registered at their site, people now have to log in using their Facebook info in order to leave comments. (And be forewarned, City-Data....if you guys ever go over to a system like that, I'll never come here again.)
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Location: southern california
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i read it. pretty weak argument. facebook is invaluable tool to employers and the public is hooked on it. they will give up tattoos and internet dating before facebook.
a few smart ones are not posting but the rest line up around the block. an empty circus ring attracts clowns. . stay in your seat son.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Location: not where you are
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Once I realized the game Farmville wasn't about the nextown over from me, I was over FB. Sad huh? I thought the game links a friend was sending was about a town near where I lived in Greenville, NC.

I do sometimes go on the sight if one of my nephews or nieces sends a message from the site, but really I much rather they pic up a phone or even text me. So if FB goes the way of the dino
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