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 03-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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If somebody can show me any advantage to posting on facebook please tell me what it is.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #32
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I detest ads with a passion, and Facebook is no exception. I remember back in the day (2006) when Facebook used to be just for college students at a university to communicate with each other WITHOUT ads. Now Facebook is forcing ads down our throats on our smart phones AND computers. For this reason, I have completely uninstalled Facebook on my phone, and only use it on the desktop computer. There is a way to block ads on the desktop, which is the only reason I haven't outright terminated my account. I HATE ads of any kind. They're loud, intrusive, distracting, and just plain annoying.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #33
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I still don't know how it is of any use to me are anybody else. I think its B.S. All I get is freind requests from people on the other side of our planet, useless completly useless!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #34
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If somebody can show me any advantage to posting on facebook please tell me what it is.
I find that it actually enhances my relationships with people with whom I would otherwise not have much contact, simply because life is busy and we tend to need some excuse to get together. I've also re-connected with people from the distant past, and that has been a lot of fun to see how their life turned out. Basically, if you are a social person by nature, you are probably more likely to be a "friend" of Facebook. Also, my facebook friends tend to post interesting links and funny stuff that I never would have found on my own, so it also keeps me entertained when work is slow and there isn't much happening on the skoolie forum.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #35
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...I use it to stalk my Sister (we don't talk much otherwise and I have no IDEA what her daily life is like unless she posts to the stupid website). And I tend to post process pictures of my artwork. And "Writer's Dare"s. Buuuuuuuut, that's about it.

The Games were addicting. I quit playing those. I'd rather spend my time doing something else. Like sleeping. I'm good at sleeping. Really good at it. In fact, the hammock is calling my name right now. Time for a nap!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #36
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If somebody can show me any advantage to posting on facebook please tell me what it is.
I find that it actually enhances my relationships with people with whom I would otherwise not have much contact, simply because life is busy and we tend to need some excuse to get together. I've also re-connected with people from the distant past, and that has been a lot of fun to see how their life turned out. Basically, if you are a social person by nature, you are probably more likely to be a "friend" of Facebook. Also, my facebook friends tend to post interesting links and funny stuff that I never would have found on my own, so it also keeps me entertained when work is slow and there isn't much happening on the skoolie forum.
If I did use it, it'd be one more electronic forum to fall behind on. I sometimes don't even check my e-mail for a couple of days.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #37
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I have an account I mostly lurk on there. I used it mostly to keep up with old high school friends and people I served with in the Navy. I just got through doing a search for school bus conversion and it came up with nothing. I cant help but think that there is some group on there that is doing what we are doing on here? If someone has some info please let me know.

The thing I don't like about FB is people mostly only show the highs and lows of their life and its a scream for 'HEY LOOK AT ME AND HOW GREAT MY LIFE IS" compared to your pitiful one? I get way too much of it on my news feed. Bad thing about hiding people is you don't get their daily bs but when you go back and see something that you actually want to support them on... say a death in the family, there is no way to separate the mind numbing crap from the actually stuff I would like to read about?

Just my thoughts. Its a part of the modern world... better get use to it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #38
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Just my thoughts. Its a part of the modern world... better get use to it.
Like CB radio and eight-track tapes?

I have nothing against eight tracks (other than the inferior quality relative to newer media) and CB has its appeal. I remember Mom and Dad getting one back around 1976 to go in the Minnie Winnie. We had fun with it...and everyone had to have one. CB never reached the fashionability of TwitFace but it survives today because it's ideal for truckers among others. That's the kind of future I'd like to see for Facebook.

At least the survey thus far has a bimodal distribution curve so we FB-haters can take heart.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #39
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I love this picture! Too true IMHO to be funny, however.

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Bumped this because Zephod Beeblebrox2's thread about dropping FB is Closed.

Z.B.'s sentiments echo mine. FB is okay for those who really prefer it to other means of communicating with the outside world (as long as it doesn't eclipse all their other activities - and apparently as long as they want to use their real names). I just don't see anything there that is impossible to achieve by "old-fashioned" websites and e-mail.
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