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(Daily Mail)   Writer just now realizes that instead of using it as tool to keep in touch, most people use Facebook to brag about how awesome they are. "I once posted a photo of myself in a bikini because I knew I actually looked decent"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 175
    More: Obvious, microblogging, Big Mike, Teri Hatcher, self interests, Facebook, Eva Longoria, narcissists  
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2010-09-27 06:58:42 PM  
I was never under the impression that facebook was intended as anything but a delivery mechanism for external validation.
 
2010-09-27 07:05:38 PM  
Is Facebook just a useful way to keep in touch, or the perfect portal for bragging about your beautiful life?

It can't be both those things? It must be weird living in a binary world where nothing is ever in more than one category at a time.
 
2010-09-27 07:28:09 PM  
I hate Facebook, but use it to keep in touch with my family. Pictures mostly.
 
2010-09-27 08:52:05 PM  
First, as I said, I'm a bit of a narcissist, so I want people to pay attention to what I'm doing. Second, I'm nosy, so I want to pay attention to what other people are doing.

She must be absolutely delightful to live with.
 
2010-09-27 09:02:10 PM  
taiuwop
 
2010-09-27 09:16:02 PM  
I find that instead of using it to keep in touch, many people use their mouths to brag about how awesome they are
 
2010-09-27 09:16:39 PM  
Oh yeah? Cool. Now let's get back to talking about me.
 
2010-09-27 09:39:50 PM  
Yeah, much of "social networking" is veiled narcissism. I'd never deny that, but I personally use sites like Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family I never see, thanks to distance. Insult to injury, I'm not a phone person, so the traditional long-distance option has always been a bad deal. Before Facebook, we'd always swear to stay in touch, then fail miserably. Now, we spark up mini-convos on a pretty regular basis. So when we do finally see each other, we're somewhat caught up. Feels almost nice.

Beyond that, I'm only the most likely to make fun of life, often my own, in status updates. Besides, if you can't laugh at life, it's going to seem a helluva lot longer.

/Biggest Facebook peeve lately?
//People who vent private business, then weird out when it's used against them later.
///2nd biggest peeve?
////People who are constantly looking for and crying about love, all while never having a look in the mirror.
//Yeah, I know. There's a nugget of narcissism at the core of each of those. No doubt about it.
 
2010-09-27 10:31:35 PM  
If I could figure out how to post a link to it, I'd post mine here.
You can probably search for my EIP.
I am so farking cool.
 
2010-09-27 10:31:56 PM  
Asa Phelps: I was never under the impression that facebook was intended as anything but a delivery mechanism for external validation.

Well it was intended for things other than external validation. What it is used for on the other hand is barely anything but
 
2010-09-27 10:33:09 PM  
I basically just post food on facebook.

sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2010-09-27 10:33:44 PM  
/need me some skrimps
 
2010-09-27 10:34:19 PM  
I used Facebook nonstop after my last big breakup (end of college, of course). Mostly it was a game to add as many chicks as humanly possible and have a constant stream of wall posts for the world to see. That way my ex would see how awesome I was and how I didn't need her, etc.
 
2010-09-27 10:34:30 PM  
That is funny, I use it to keep in touch.
 
2010-09-27 10:34:35 PM  
I thought Facebook was just for stalking.
 
2010-09-27 10:34:41 PM  
And kittens

farm5.static.flickr.com
Actually I'm having a lot of fun finding old friends. Of course the ones I don't want to find now know where I am and are probably coming to kill me, but that's a different story.
 
2010-09-27 10:35:33 PM  
skandalus: Yeah, much of "social networking" is veiled narcissism. I'd never deny that, but I personally use sites like Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family I never see, thanks to distance. Insult to injury, I'm not a phone person, so the traditional long-distance option has always been a bad deal. Before Facebook, we'd always swear to stay in touch, then fail miserably. Now, we spark up mini-convos on a pretty regular basis. So when we do finally see each other, we're somewhat caught up. Feels almost nice.

Beyond that, I'm only the most likely to make fun of life, often my own, in status updates. Besides, if you can't laugh at life, it's going to seem a helluva lot longer.

/Biggest Facebook peeve lately?
//People who vent private business, then weird out when it's used against them later.
///2nd biggest peeve?
////People who are constantly looking for and crying about love, all while never having a look in the mirror.
//Yeah, I know. There's a nugget of narcissism at the core of each of those. No doubt about it.


So you like your friends like you like your Farkers?
 
2010-09-27 10:38:24 PM  
Article is useless without the said picture.
 
2010-09-27 10:38:54 PM  
lordargent: I basically just post food on facebook.


That's beautiful. Is there some Old Bay in that?
 
2010-09-27 10:39:30 PM  
Barakku: I find that instead of using it to keep in touch, many people use their mouths to brag about how awesome they are

and mouth sex
 
2010-09-27 10:40:27 PM  
No need for a Facebook account here. The wife and kids each have one, so everything I really need to know gets filtered through them first without me having to give up precious Fark time.
 
2010-09-27 10:40:34 PM  
I wonder why I am on facebook at all a lot lately.
 
2010-09-27 10:41:55 PM  
LargeCanine: That is funny, I use it to keep in touch.

me too...I don't think I've ever done a status update or wrote on a wall. I have looked up old friends' email addresses with it though.
 
2010-09-27 10:43:37 PM  
Future on der interwebs??
You are going to have to have a way of certifying who and what you really are in order to do games, chat, do business, etc. You have to prove who you are, that takes refferences.
Facebook is the germ of that. Now all sweet and light, but it will harden up or be replaced.

imho
 
2010-09-27 10:43:49 PM  
lordargent: I basically just post food on facebook.

www.weedbay.net

Those look so good.

/not to use Reno to offend, it was the first GIS result, and it made me laugh a little.
 
2010-09-27 10:45:11 PM  
Loucifer: lordargent: I basically just post food on facebook.


That's beautiful. Is there some Old Bay in that?


Yeah, I'm gonna say that's a perfectly valid use of facebook.
 
2010-09-27 10:45:26 PM  
Who has time to keep in touch? I have crops to harvest! And don't you guys want to know about all my latest updates on farmville?
 
2010-09-27 10:46:29 PM  
lordargent: I basically just post food on facebook.

What did you do to those poor frimps?
 
2010-09-27 10:46:37 PM  
cretinbob: And kittens


Actually I'm having a lot of fun finding old friends. Of course the ones I don't want to find now know where I am and are probably coming to kill me, but that's a different story.


I, too, have enjoyed getting back in touch with old friends. But I have adopted three basic rules for allowing people access to my Facebook page.

1. If I cannot remember three distinct memories of the person they do not get added.
2. Certain people from grade school get a free pass on rule 1.
3. If I did not like you in high school you do not get added.

I have had a good number of people I graduated high school with send friends request on Facebook, but I did not add them because of the above three rules. I have found these rules to work out quite well.
 
2010-09-27 10:48:47 PM  
Personally, I enjoy hearing about the great things that my friends are doing with their lives. When someone I like does something cool or accomplishes something they have been working on, it makes me happy for them. I tend to think that if someone is bothered by reading about their friends enjoying themselves or doing great things, there's a lot of insecurity issues that need to be dealt with.
 
2010-09-27 10:48:52 PM  
lordargent: /need me some skrimps

www.mywebpower.com
 
2010-09-27 10:48:59 PM  
I would kill everyone I know and myself before I would participate in such business.

Get off my lawn.
 
2010-09-27 10:49:05 PM  
I don't need to brag about how awesome I am, everybody knows that already.

But really, 90% of my status updates are funny quotes from my day, funny situations that recently happened, or quotes from movies, with the occasional funny pic/vid/link tossed in.

/guess this could qualify as narcissistic
 
2010-09-27 10:49:14 PM  
I use it for checking out how old and fat my old girlfriends have become. It is also an excellent tool for seeing how happy my niece's husband is that it is Friday.
 
2010-09-27 10:49:49 PM  
lordargent: I basically just post food on facebook.

I do believe that sharing pictures of food you made without posting the recipe is against the Terms of Service of Fark!

So cough up the recipe and I will not report you to the Mods!

:-D
 
2010-09-27 10:51:01 PM  
0Icky0: I use it for checking out how old and fat my old girlfriends have become. It is also an excellent tool for seeing how happy my niece's husband is that it is Friday.

uhh.. it's Monday.
 
2010-09-27 10:53:03 PM  
I use facebook for the books. It's good read. Fiction entertains me.
 
2010-09-27 10:53:53 PM  
Did she also happen to visit Australia and enter the in the "horse" race?

/perhaps a carry over will occur
//and we can go full circle
 
2010-09-27 10:54:00 PM  
not so different from the bulk of posts on Fark. a few opinions and lol's amongst a bunch of me me me me's
 
2010-09-27 10:54:12 PM  
What girls in bikinis might look like:
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2010-09-27 10:54:59 PM  
Narcissim or not, keep updating your FB page. It amuses me so.

Suspect one cousin is cheating on his wife based on his very suspicious updates

Another grad school classmate drops all reference to his wife and kids suddenly and starts posting some pretty gals he is drinking with with plenty of posts to boot.

Keep it all coming.
 
2010-09-27 10:55:17 PM  
Fellow Facebook Food Poster:

i55.tinypic.com

/also need me some skrimps
// Old Bay + salt in some olive oil to coat skrimps, then grill
 
2010-09-27 10:56:10 PM  
snorkblaster: What girls in bikinis might look like:

thank you. Came in here for that.
Keep it up farkers.
We need more examples of facebook tools.
 
2010-09-27 10:58:04 PM  
oh, right-click, save-as, in case the filters ruin the bookmark.

/not a bookmark
 
2010-09-27 10:58:34 PM  
JasonOfOrillia: So you like your friends like you like your Farkers?

Sarcastic and irreverent as hell? Pretty much.
 
2010-09-27 10:58:55 PM  
If nobody comments are your facebook statuses thats a pretty good indication that nobody cares. Nothing worse than looking at somebodys facebook profile and seeing a fool wall of constant updates and not a single person commenting.
 
2010-09-27 11:00:00 PM  
I have one friend whose every post is about how how ill treated he is and how you-know-who-you-are will be sorry when he's dead, which might be as soon as tomorrow. I suppose a lot of people have a friend like that. But does anybody have two? That seems like it would get pretty competitive.
 
2010-09-27 11:00:47 PM  
images.eonline.com
Doesn't everyone?
 
2010-09-27 11:00:48 PM  
I would post in this thread but I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2010-09-27 11:01:19 PM  
Poop coming out?
 
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