View Poll Results: What is your familiarity/opinion/usage level of Facebook?
Use it so much that someone's bound to report me as a missing person. 8 10.26%
Faithful user and I make sure my profile is up to date. 10 12.82%
I dabble in it but often fall behind. 19 24.36%
I know what it is, but haven't checked it out. 2 2.56%
Facebook? Isn't that what police keep mugshots in? 2 2.56%
I'm not interested in it. 10 12.82%
Who needs Facebook when we've got Skoolie.net? 10 12.82%
Hate it with a passion! 17 21.79%
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #21
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Re: Friend or foe of Facebook?

Gene Rodenberry and scriptwriter Brannon Braga unknowingly hatched what is now a cautionary tale about Facebook in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled, "The Game." In short, a character "wisely wonders why the computer game [starship Enterprise commander] Riker brought back from shore leave so quickly became popular or rather addictive before he tries it as they all insist (source: http://www.imdb.com)." It turns out that the game is a device used by a certain alien species to take control over other beings.

This post is in response to a news story I heard on the radio this morning, according to which employers are looking suspiciously at job applicants who don't use Facebook, assuming they have something to hide! As if: "I hate Facebook, therefore I'm an embezzler, combative employee, or the Unabomber's successor." Sheesh!

Of course, the Trekkies among you may already have found a metaphor for F-book in the Borg: "Resistance is futile...you will be assimilated!"
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Re: Friend or foe of Facebook?

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Gene Rodenberry and scriptwriter Brannon Braga unknowingly hatched what is now a cautionary tale about Facebook in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled, "The Game." In short, a character "wisely wonders why the computer game [starship Enterprise commander] Riker brought back from shore leave so quickly became popular or rather addictive before he tries it as they all insist (source: http://www.imdb.com)." It turns out that the game is a device used by a certain alien species to take control over other beings.

This post is in response to a news story I heard on the radio this morning, according to which employers are looking suspiciously at job applicants who don't use Facebook, assuming they have something to hide! As if: "I hate Facebook, therefore I'm an embezzler, combative employee, or the Unabomber's successor." Sheesh!

Of course, the Trekkies among you may already have found a metaphor for F-book in the Borg: "Resistance is futile...you will be assimilated!"

It's good to be self-employed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #23
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...employers are looking suspiciously at job applicants who don't use Facebook, assuming they have something to hide! As if: "I hate Facebook, therefore I'm an embezzler, combative employee, or the Unabomber's successor." Sheesh!

Of course, the Trekkies among you may already have found a metaphor for F-book in the Borg: "Resistance is futile...you will be assimilated!"

It's good to be self-employed.
Self-employment may be my only option - and the only option for scores of others.

Just for shits and giggles, I "Googled' the phrase "Facebook is the Borg" and got about 100,000 (not a typo: that really is a hundred thousand) hits!
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Re: Friend or foe of Facebook?

Has anyone else had a rash of "friend requests" lately from twitface? It seems in the past two week I have gotten a minimum of 3 "friend requests" per day... often more... from people I am clueless as to whom they are. Are they running a special or something along the lines of "harass a stranger month"? I don't bother to respond, I simply delete the e-mail. I did tell one person (I actually knew who it was) that I don't twitface.
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nope i havent.
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Re: Friend or foe of Facebook?

Latest news on F-book: The company is going to start inserting advertisements in the Timelines of every user, based on content the user publishes.
More details here, but it's a system that allows advertisers to target the users. Doesn't sound appealing to me. If I were an F-booker I'd have to add a disclaimer: "Advertising appearing herein results from robo-marketing and is unrelated to my opinion of products and services so advertised."
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Perhaps that may have something to do with all those "friends" that I don't know? Facebook is trying to get more folks using their services.
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Perhaps that may have something to do with all those "friends" that I don't know? Facebook is trying to get more folks using their services.
That could explain unwanted friend requests. I think they realize that they have almost saturated the adult American market (based on their allowing children under 13 to sign up without parents' permission). I've heard that about 80% of U.S. adults use the service. I'm guessing the other 20% are in the over-my-dead-body set like me.

Although I designed this poll to allow two responses per person (thus along with small sample size making it harder to draw clear conclusions), it seems that the results imply more non-users here than in the general population. Not surprising considering that Skoolie types proudly march to a different drummer!
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I'd wear an all-black outfit for this occasion if I had one. Damn.

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Aargh! As much as I hate the phrase "drink the Kool-Aid," my gf drank the Facebook fruit-flavoured beverage mix.
Keepin' my fingers crossed that phishermen don't invade through the portal. I'm afraid to share anything on that damn thing.
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