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2012-08-24 08:42:43 AM
Because I really have nothing to say to my friends? We've said it all?
 
2012-08-24 09:31:54 AM
Repost this is you hate when people post "Repost" this posts.

/post
 
2012-08-24 09:41:19 AM

ajgeek: I tried posting projects that I was completing, like building a sheet-metal toolbox from raw sheet metal. Not a single comment or like.

"Ugh, today sucks!" - 45 likes and over 100 comments. That was my last straw, walked away 2 years ago, never regretted it.

/end CSB


What he said. I recorded a song in my rare spare time. Took me a couple of months to get everything sounding just right. It turned out far better than I hoped. I got 2 comments.

My sister-in-law: "I just don't understand people. I'm so disappointed. I guess I should be used to it by now. Wah." Twenty-five comments that say, "Aw, sweetie ur a wonderful person!!!!" "Call me!" "Keep ur chin up LOL"

Farking puke. It's times like that I remind myself I signed up to see pics of relatives' kids and I should probably stick to that policy.
 
2012-08-24 10:02:30 AM
So the short of this article is:

BAD: Things about other people.
GOOD: Thing other people say about me.

Human nature: Facebook's biggest flaw.
 
2012-08-24 10:32:02 AM

ajgeek: I tried posting projects that I was completing, like building a sheet-metal toolbox from raw sheet metal. Not a single comment or like.

"Ugh, today sucks!" - 45 likes and over 100 comments. That was my last straw, walked away 2 years ago, never regretted it.

/end CSB


Posted a photo album of a hot air balloon making some sort of emergency landing on my street. Shows it narrowly avoiding hitting roof tops on the way in. Album included how they safely deflated the hot air balloon. One single comment. No likes.

Someone makes themselves a veggie pizza. 30 comments. 50 likes.
 
2012-08-24 10:32:51 AM

WienerButt: I have a girlfriend now...[blah blah blah]

/looking for random play


/you sound like an entertainment division cast member
 
2012-08-24 10:34:52 AM
I have a rather large extended family (California, midwest, Eastern Seaboard. Wife's family is also large and is from the midwest, Eastern Seaboard, and the UK). I went to college in Arizona, so I have a bunch of friends from there (they're now in California, Hawaii, Estonia, and other places). My wife and I now live in Switzerland and have some friends here.

Facebook is the only currently-plausible method for everyone to keep in touch, share photos, etc. It works quite well for that (particularly with Adblock installed).

Yes, people sometimes post annoying stuff. I get over it. Then again, the people I'm friends with aren't idiots and post every little life detail.
 
2012-08-24 10:37:53 AM
The only people who hate facebook statuses are the self important type that think every status update is directed at them. its nice to know about the lives of people I once knew. it keeps me in touch without having to pester them. I dont automatically assume that theyre forcing their life down my throat when they post about their most recent success or failure, just that like me they continue to exist. and good for them for that.
 
2012-08-24 10:41:40 AM
I WANT A DISLIKE BUTTON!
 
2012-08-24 11:03:40 AM
Facebook is like reddit restricted to people you know posting stupid shiat nobody else cares about.
 
2012-08-24 11:20:31 AM

Creoena: Guaranteed way for me to stop following you:

- Posting 15 posts every day on why Obama sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day on why Romney sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day saying how much you miss your bf/gf/wife/husband even though it's been 20 minutes since you last saw him or her
- Posting high scores of the stupid games you play
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why men suck
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why women suck
- And oh yeah, make out pictures

/Which means I have about 3 people left that I'm not following


Ive got several people who got moved to "no updates" simply because they posted worthless crap.
 
2012-08-24 11:42:49 AM

andino: shotglasss: Facebook is over. Here's why.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/02/new-facebook-tool-may-turn-fri e nds-into-enemies-for-democratic-cause/


Facebook isn't over. Yet. But has anyone else noticed a trend of more and more of their Facebook friends not using their real names and not providing any real info? I've taken that as one of the first signs of Facebook's demise.

But Facebook won't die completely until something comes along to replace it. People love being able to interact with each other online, and right now Facebook seems to be doing the best job of that, as far as most people are concerned. I was really hoping Google+ would take over, but it just doesn't do anything that Facebook doesn't do, so there's no reason for people to switch.

Still, inevitably I think something will come along that does something that people want that Facebook doesn't do (I don't know what), and that'll be the last straw. You'll see a massive Facebook exodus similar to the MySpace exodus.

That's my thought, anyway.



I find this particularly annoying. How am I supposed to find anyone at all? Even in a non-creepy way? It's just annoying. Meet a new person, look them up on facebook, and either they don't exist, or their profile is so locked down, I can't even confirm their identify using one of their pictures.
 
2012-08-24 12:01:55 PM

TheOriginalEd: The only people who hate facebook statuses are the self important type that think every status update is directed at them. its nice to know about the lives of people I once knew. it keeps me in touch without having to pester them. I dont automatically assume that theyre forcing their life down my throat when they post about their most recent success or failure, just that like me they continue to exist. and good for them for that.


Why is it "nice" to know mundane details about people you don't interact with regularly? Explain.
 
2012-08-24 12:04:59 PM

lohphat: WienerButt: I have a girlfriend now...[blah blah blah]

/looking for random play

/you sound like an entertainment division cast member


Wat
 
2012-08-24 12:23:04 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Somebody actually gives a shiat that Facebook reminds them about birthdays?


This is the only reason I'm still on it.
 
2012-08-24 12:32:52 PM

911Jenny:
What does drive me nuts is FB showing me what other people commented on a status or photo of someone I dont even know. That weirds me out.


I agree completely. Shouldn't there be a way to turn this off? Is there?
 
2012-08-24 12:43:40 PM

LL316: The My Little Pony Killer: Somebody actually gives a shiat that Facebook reminds them about birthdays?

This is the only reason I'm still on it.


I set up birthdays on Outlook calendar. Pops up a couple days prior and reminds me.
Oh, and I also use Outlook to keep in touch with people I care about keeping in touch with.

/Novel concept.
 
2012-08-24 12:56:16 PM

LL316: The My Little Pony Killer: Somebody actually gives a shiat that Facebook reminds them about birthdays?

This is the only reason I'm still on it.


Case in point... today is my sister's birthday. It's nice to be reminded.
 
2012-08-24 01:01:58 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: thecpt: The My Little Pony Killer: StopLurkListen: You had a "few hundred" friends?

My best friend is one of those types, and she said she only has that many "friends" because of the games.

I have around four hundred, but thats because it took off my Freshman year of college. It was great for memorizing names with faces. I've only sent about 3 friend invites in my life, but for some reason others felt the need to follow up every conversation with a friend invite...mainly girls.

College was the point of Facebook when it first came out though. It seems like it would have been a great tool for getting to know the people you'll be attending classes with and keeping up with classwork and family if your college is out of town. And then they decided to open registration to everyone and their dog. And sometimes their toddlers.

/fark people who make accounts for their kids


You missed the part about their blow up dolls. Go find Trixie Airheart yourself.
 
2012-08-24 01:04:48 PM
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2012-08-24 02:42:36 PM

Sultan Of Herf: Creoena: Guaranteed way for me to stop following you:

- Posting 15 posts every day on why Obama sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day on why Romney sucks
- Posting 15 posts every day saying how much you miss your bf/gf/wife/husband even though it's been 20 minutes since you last saw him or her
- Posting high scores of the stupid games you play
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why men suck
- Reposting 15 posts every day on why women suck
- And oh yeah, make out pictures

/Which means I have about 3 people left that I'm not following

Ive got several people who got moved to "no updates" simply because they posted worthless crap.


I can't be the only person that actually preferred how MySpace worked. It felt more natural.

With Facebook, you are force fed information from anyone you've ever added, depending on how often they post, if they post things from Facebook sponsors (people who post crap from Zynga end up appearing a lot more than your family who might just post a quick thought or picture), and your settings. I too end up regulating someone down or removing them completely if they post stupid crap like that, and frankly, so much time is spent wading through garbage that I don't have time to check up and see what one friend is up to because I've had a college buddies wife posting 40 bazillion updates about how she's tired and her kids are playing or taking naps or shiatting themselves and how her husband is deployed and she misses him. We got it, you said that 20 minutes ago, PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

On MySpace, you were always on your landing page. You ended up browsing other people's pages because you wanted to see what they've been up to. You could decorate your page to reflect what you wanted other people to see when they came and what you wanted to look at while you were on the site.
 
2012-08-24 03:06:34 PM

FunkOut: haydenarrrrgh: How about "you're a 40-year-old woman, isn't it about time you stopped talking about how much you drank on the weekend, every weekend?"

Oh, you know my sister-in-law then.


"Know her" in the Biblical sense?
 
2012-08-24 03:46:28 PM
I actually preferred Myspace as well. Well, what Myspace was supposed to be without all the spam and other crap. For instance, if I make a little comedic short film, I could post it on my page front and center and leave it up there for anyone to see for as long as I want. When i post it on Facebook, after a day or so you have to dig to find it. And if you wanted to find out more about friends you had to click on their profile first, so there was slightly less attention-whoring. And I liked having more control over the look of my page. Though admittedly, for a lot of people out there, it's better that they don't.
 
2012-08-24 03:50:44 PM
You know Myspace is still around, right? And if you were really worried about people attention whoring, then you won't be bothered there at all.
 
2012-08-24 03:58:39 PM

Karne: You know Myspace is still around, right? And if you were really worried about people attention whoring, then you won't be bothered there at all.


Great response. There's a difference between attention whoring and posting something you think people might like to hear. And obviously, I would still use Myspace if any of my friends did.
 
2012-08-24 05:52:38 PM
Look, if you hate every little thing that everyone posts, just close your FB account and head over to Google+ where it will be the ghost town you desire. That's what I did.
 
2012-08-24 06:03:48 PM

theurge14: Baby pictures.

Just stop.

No more.


You don't want to see 462 pictures of a baby with its head lolling to the side, drool coming out of its mouth, and the same damned stunned facial expression in every picture?
 
2012-08-24 06:37:02 PM
I'm totally with the article about the food pictures. Most food looks brown. IRL, it looks yummy. Baked beans, meat, soup, gravy, chocolate, coffee. But in bad iPhone photos, it looks like a plate of poop. Unless you're a food stylist, just don't do it.
 
2012-08-24 07:47:27 PM

Contents Under Pressure: it looks like a plate of poop


I find a lot of food also looks like this in real life.

It's rarely a firm movement either.
 
2012-08-24 08:15:25 PM

browntimmy: And I liked having more control over the look of my page. Though admittedly, for a lot of people out there, it's better that they don't.


That's what killed MySpace IMO. If they would have had maybe some preset templates and color schemes that people could choose from, that would have been far better. When they let people modify the appearance of their page, it was overwhelmed with utterly unreadable crap from teen girls. Dark purple text on a black background with moving sparkles and the mouse cursor replaces with a heart and other such nonsense. If there is one good thing to say about Facebook, is that they learned that lesson from MySpace and locked down the appearance to something readable
 
2012-08-25 12:36:41 PM
What's face book?
 
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