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Old 03-24-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Are people really that self-absorbed?

Do you really want to know the answer to that question?
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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When I did have Facebook it was for privacy reasons that no picture of me was uploaded.To assume it is because of "appearance" is wrong.Never post personal info on the web !
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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social sites are the ultra secure, self promoted, wanna be popular, fun seeker types. People spend hours on them. It can be fun at first I remember when I first got on myspace, how cool it was to meet people across the states. Then the famous people got on it, actors, big name musicians, super models and it became a site to worship people. Either you were being worshiped or was worshipping someone. They even made programs so that you could bump up your hit count so you seemed like you were being worshipped. The people who didnt do either moved to face book, then the celebs followed the people that worship them came along.....What site is next?
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I think that people that have a life, friends and interests don't have time for Facebook ....
I agree...after all the sheep left myspace for facebook, I did not follow. I check my myspace sometimes....no facebook account at all.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I think that was the point.

Like cell phone obsessions and so-called "reality" TV, these kind of things always cause me to shake my head in disbelief. ie what is the appeal to all this facebook/twitter/ad nauseum stuff? Are people really that self-absorbed?
YES!

Its how the rich keep the poor poor and how the powerful keep the weak distrated.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'm too ugly for facebook.

I'm so ugly, when I went to the proctologist, he stuck his finger in my mouth.

I'm so ugly, when I played in the sandbox, the cat buried me.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Facebook and Twitter will be look at the same way as Myspace is looked at now. Remember when Myspace was THE thing to be on?

For one thing, Twitter is stupid, nobody cares when you eat your breakfast or take a sh|t.

My forecast of what's going to eventually happen? There is going to be a big resurgence of people connecting with others in-person, people are going to start calling others instead of texting them. What was old and stale will become new and fresh again.

Same thing happened with vinyl.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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Never had MySpace page, it was already saturated by the time I found out about it. Not crazy about social networking on the web but i joined Facebook because that was the only means to get in touch with old friends overseas.
Even then, once the novelty wore off, I deactivated my FB account for good.

I figured if someone is my friend, I rather hang out with him/her in real life. If they are remote then phone or e-mail would suffice. FB seemed redundant at best. The most annoying thing about FB was the status updates, like mini tweeter feeds I couldn't care less about!

I have been FB-free for about 2 months, don't miss it and don't feel like I am missing out on anything either.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Never had MySpace page, it was already saturated by the time I found out about it. Not crazy about social networking on the web but i joined Facebook because that was the only means to get in touch with old friends overseas.
Even then, once the novelty wore off, I deactivated my FB account for good.

I figured if someone is my friend, I rather hang out with him/her in real life. If they are remote then phone or e-mail would suffice. FB seemed redundant at best. The most annoying thing about FB was the status updates, like mini tweeter feeds I couldn't care less about!

I have been FB-free for about 2 months, don't miss it and don't feel like I am missing out on anything either.
I pretty much feel the same way; I was into facebook for a few weeks in the months prior to my high school 30 year reunion - lots of old friends coming out of the woodwork - the timing was just right, last summer. But after I realized everyone has their own lives in different locations, there wasn't too much benefit. I spent more time creating my page with images and data than I spent reading facebook content. I never felt I had a good grip on the security settings either. And 95% of what is written on walls in trivial and boring.

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