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Old 05-23-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I don't see facebook going anywhere until there is something that can replace it. Facebook makes being in contact with people so much easier. It adds a text message and e-mail which can be a life saver when it comes to being in college. For that reason I don't see it going anywhere, and either way, facebook was originally developed for college students, you weren't even really able to sign up unless you were a college student. They opened up when they saw the $$
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Myspace made being in contact with other people really easy too, even though 90% of the Display Names were things like "Hott A$$ MaMa" and "Whooz yO DaDdY". People will get sick of facebook, trust me. The news feed will start having less and less posts from people as time goes by, and then just like myspace, the only people that will post anything that gets seen on the newsfeed will be commercial entities that you "friended" and facebook whores that need attention.

BTW "Friended" is such a lame word...
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Myspace
made being in contact with other people really easy too, even though 90% of the Display Names were things like "
Hott
A$$
MaMa
" and "
Whooz
yO
DaDdY
". People will get sick of
facebook
, trust me. The news feed will start having less and less posts from people as time goes by, and then just like
myspace
, the only people that will post anything that gets seen on the
newsfeed
will be commercial entities that you "
friended
" and
facebook
whores that need attention.BTW "
Friended
" is such a lame word...
Calling people you don't even know "whores" is really lame.
I think I'll leave my spell check on just for the sake of lameness !
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Facebook is going the way of Myspace.

You know which site is going to fall the hardest? IMO Twitter.
No one cares when you eat your breakfast or take a dump. No need to send twitter updates that you're waiting in line at Walmart or that the checker was rude to you (probably because you were on your cell phone).
You would think. Yet it's wildly popular.

Never underestimate the stupidity and/or general lunacy of our society.


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Calling people you don't even know "whores" is really lame.
Because.......? What would you call a woman who sells sex for money? A "risque entrepreneur?"

'Course we aren't talking about that kind of "w h o r e" but the point remains. Attention whores are attention whores and there's nothing lame about calling a spade a spade.

NOTE to race card nazis: that is not a racial reference FYI.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I was never into Facebook at all, so I'm a trendsetter!! I ONLY have twitter to get like bar specials and stuff. I quickly lost interest in that as well.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Whatever. Never understood the fascination any of these hold for people. You gain self-worth by knowing a lot of people? Right.
No, you gain self worth from achieving rep stars on City-Data Dot Com Forums.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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No, you gain self worth from achieving rep stars on City-Data Dot Com Forums.
Isn't that the point of City-Data? To get rep points?

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NOTE to race card nazis: that is not a racial reference FYI.
PS Don't you know The Economist's rule that whovever brings up 'Nazis' first automatically loses the discussion?
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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PS Don't you know The Economist's rule that whovever brings up 'Nazis' first automatically loses the discussion?

It's called Godwin's law
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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I have not/will not have a FB or any other social networking page.

It is a huge security risk, then along comes the ultra stoooooopid on the part of FB to open every single security flaw by default, leaving it to the clueless majority of users (nothing personal, they just don't have the skills to protect themselves online), to actually enact their own security by having to 'opt out' of everything.

Fortunately bad press and pressure has corrected this, but what is the next stoooooopid thing they are going to do. I wouldn't trust the people that run FB with my dogs name (and no, I do not use my dog's name as a password anywhere)
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Queensland
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It's called Godwin's law
Oh- I read it in The Economist.
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