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Old 10-04-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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What have I learned?

Some people have WAY too much time on their hands and falsely beilieve that the world is interested in each and every hour by hour and minute by minute exploit and detail of their lives. Guess what? I'm not and a large percentage of others aren't either.

Look..The rare times I do manage to go on, I actually enjoy reading constructive and informative posts such as beautiful pictures from a friend's trip, a recipie, how to do a certain excercise, you made it through a storm ok etc. My wife uses it a bit more than I do, so that's the only reason I even keep the account.

I don't want to see is what you bought at the store, b##ting and moaning about being stuck in traffic, the smelly guy next you you on the subway, how great you are, etc. I don't give a rat's a##..there, i said it. And to some of my "friends" from high school. stop using pictures from 20-30 years ago. if you are going to brag, at least be real and show the world that bald head and gut in addition to your ramblings. I mean have we as a society (generally speaking) become this starved for attention, validation and approval?? Sad.

In some regards, FB has become a fake world where one can be a "celeb" online, yet functioning in the real world has become a lost art of sorts to many. I realize FB is here to stay, but must it become one of our guiding principles?

Ultimately, I've learned it's OK to be humble and not follow the "crowd" and there is MUCH more to life than Facebook. If I'm deemed boring for not being a facebook fanatic, so be it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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For those commenting on religious and political beliefs, you can always edit your subscriptions and how you view each person in your newsfeed. I generally select "only important updates." I also uncheck things like "games."

When I want to rant about politics, I belong to a group of like-minded individuals specifically for that. Not everyone on my friends list belongs to that group, however, so if I know they'd appreciate something, I put them on a separate list and post the status update to that list.

Regardless, if I make two posts a day lately, it's a lot. I just don't have much to say on there because the audience is so mixed, so mainly I use it to keep up with the charities I've "liked."
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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For those commenting on religious and political beliefs, you can always edit your subscriptions and how you view each person in your newsfeed. I generally select "only important updates." I also uncheck things like "games."

When I want to rant about politics, I belong to a group of like-minded individuals specifically for that. Not everyone on my friends list belongs to that group, however, so if I know they'd appreciate something, I put them on a separate list and post the status update to that list.

Regardless, if I make two posts a day lately, it's a lot. I just don't have much to say on there because the audience is so mixed, so mainly I use it to keep up with the charities I've "liked."
Thank you for your feedback and rep, Lilac.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Default Facebook - what has it "taught" you about people you know?

Some people really enjoy poking.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have been posting "a lot" lately. A lot for me means more than 1X a day:

This week it has been all about music, and a few weird experiences like a:
Rant of the Day: Crappy Sales People --
I keep getting cold emails from some sales person demanding I forward her pitch to the decision makers of my company.
1st email: I am selling something, please forward this to the decision makers
2nd email: following up, why didn't you forward my message
3rd email: please copy on your email forward to the decision makers.

I know my friends/etc would be pretty amused and have good comments, and the sarcasm followed.

Otherwise I have posted a lot of music videos.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Some people really enjoy poking.
I've seen the poking feature. What does it do?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I've seen the poking feature. What does it do?



If someone pokes you, it sends you a notification that so-and-so poked you.

(Yeah, it's whatever. lol)
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If someone pokes you, it sends you a notification that so-and-so poked you.

(Yeah, it's whatever. lol)
You can still poke people?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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You can still poke people?
If you want...yes. lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If you want...yes. lol
Oh wow, haven't done that in years! haha I think i need to poke my sister for old times sake. :P
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