coco ebert: How do you get news about people if you're not on Facebook? I've got friends all over the world and they're not emailing news, it's all on FB. I finally gave in.
xanadian: Is it because they realize they're too fat to warrant narcissism?
downstairs: Facebook is meaningless. Twitter does have its pros. However the sheer amount of minutiae keeps me from directly using it. My wife is good at sifting through minutiae, I have no patience. So she subscribes to some local businesses, news feeds, city council feeds that directly interest/impact us. I just trust her to convey the important stuff to me. But as a concept I can't knock Twitter. You don't have to subscribe to your sister's best friend's husband's feed. But its useful for actual entities that affect your life (even in a minor manner... like where a local food truck you like will be parked today, what your favorite BBQ joint has on special today).
MayoSlather: I am the 34.5%
drumfreek: Start a trend....I am the 34.5%
WorldCitizen: Is this where we come to brag about ourselves to prove we're not self-important?
The My Little Pony Killer: The same way we did before the advent of FB, Twitter, Myspace, Friendster, etc. We text or call each other.Telephones DO still exist, you know.
miscreant: So you phone all your friends to report things in your life to them?
miscreant: (which is a hell of a lot more narcissistic than posting about it once on FB)
groppet: I looked on FB a few times and saw too many people I didnt want to see or be in any form of communication with including my wierd FBI wiretapping, black helicoptor seeing, truther, birther cousin. How on earth he found my email is beyond me. Besides if I joined it the next day the next big thing would show up.
HortusMatris: LinkIf you actually give enough of a shiat about someone to honestly care about what goes on in their daily lives, you'd call them, email them, and/or see them on a regular basis.Facebook is just a big attention-getting contest where people's worth is scored by the number on their "friends" lists and how many "likes" they can get on their posts. Users eventually enclose themselves in virtual echo chambers, having alienated or silenced many of their real family and friends in their lust for attention and self-importance. It becomes an addiction, and users yearn for the gratification of those little red alerts in the upper left corner of their screens the way a heroin addict yearns for the burn in their vein from the next fix. Fark Facebook.
The My Little Pony Killer: And I'm sorry, but when I do relay news to the people in my lives, I enjoy getting feedback on what I have to say to them, instead of sending my thoughts into the cyber world and hoping that they'll find a way to step back from Farmville long enough to see that I posted.Yeah, your way is SOOO much better.
HortusMatris: Facebook is just a big attention-getting contest where people's worth is scored by the number on their "friends" lists and how many "likes" they can get on their posts. Users eventually enclose themselves in virtual echo chambers, having alienated or silenced many of their real family and friends in their lust for attention and self-importance. It becomes an addiction, and users yearn for the gratification of those little red alerts in the upper left corner of their screens the way a heroin addict yearns for the burn in their vein from the next fix. Fark Facebook.
phimuskapsi: Get with the times, 35% ers. As for the validity of the statistics, given that it was a web poll, and that demographics are inferred and not actual, I doubt these #'s.
likefunbutnot: I do not have a Facebook. I keep up with my friends by email or gchat. It works great and that way I get to hear about stuff I actually care about instead of someone's level 17 Pork Knights and how they accidentally clicked "Like" for a brand of paper towels or something.Grables'Daughter gives me crap for not being on it but that's just because she hates email for some reason.
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