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(Daily Mail)   A third of the US population aren't yet raving narcissists   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 105
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2012-09-10 08:25:04 AM
As a result, he found out that roughly 34.5 per cent of internet users didn't even have a login for either site

arachnoid.com
 
2012-09-10 08:36:02 AM
I tried Facebook. I just couldn't get into it. And my life is far too boring to go posting about it online.
 
2012-09-10 08:36:42 AM
I am the 34.5%
 
2012-09-10 08:53:32 AM
I don't want to come off as smug about it, but no fb or twitter for me. I value knowing about things happening in the lives of people I phone regularly, but rarely personal stuff outside those contacts. My privacy and life is very valuable. I don't give important parts of it away.
 
2012-09-10 08:57:01 AM
I signed on to Facebook once, never went back but now I get a dozen emails a day from people who need to show the latest pictures of their kids or their new album. Fark Facebook. And fark your kids. Well not literally.
 
2012-09-10 09:23:59 AM
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.
 
2012-09-10 09:30:20 AM
What is this "Facebook" of which you speak?
 
2012-09-10 09:36:22 AM

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.


I don't know, email? Phone calls?
 
2012-09-10 09:37:20 AM

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.


I don't have any friends. So I guess that makes things a lot easier.
 
2012-09-10 09:42:43 AM
I just don't give a ratz azz what you ate, where you went this weekend, what you shopped for, what store you bought what in.

/guess what, no one else really cares either
//they're just bored
 
2012-09-10 10:04:49 AM
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).
 
2012-09-10 10:32:39 AM
I have met more interesting people through Facebook and attended a wider variety of events than at any time since college. Plus, it's probably the single greatest dating tool I've ever encountered.
 
2012-09-10 11:18:22 AM
Is it because they realize they're too fat to warrant narcissism?
 
2012-09-10 11:39:21 AM

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.


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.
 
2012-09-10 11:41:05 AM

xanadian: Is it because they realize they're too fat to warrant narcissism?


#myspaceangles
 
2012-09-10 11:41:42 AM
Is this where we come to brag about ourselves to prove we're not self-important?
 
2012-09-10 11:43:58 AM
I have a facebook and a twitter, but I never use them. Does that count?
 
2012-09-10 11:44:24 AM
I use Facebook to keep in touch with my family (there are over 60 of us in total and this is the easiest way to go) but I have never 'Tweeted' - my daily activities just simply aren't that important

No one cares that I bought shoes
 
2012-09-10 11:44:49 AM
Hey, I'm not a raving narcissist, I'm a creepy stalker. Don't lump me in with those other guys.
 
kab
2012-09-10 11:45:37 AM
Facebook: the great experiment that allows you to realize exactly why you didn't keep in touch with all those folks from your past.
 
2012-09-10 11:46:05 AM
I used to be a daily FB'er, but the past year or so, I think I have gotten on maybe five times. I don't care about all my gradeschool classmates' kids!
 
2012-09-10 11:46:10 AM
Start a trend....
I am the 34.5%
 
2012-09-10 11:50:51 AM

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).


Couldn't agree more. Twitter offers actual productivity improvements and facilitates communication without having to be on the damned site all the time. I log into FB about twice a month to see if anybody I know is dead.
 
2012-09-10 11:51:00 AM

MayoSlather: I am the 34.5%


drumfreek: Start a trend....
I am the 34.5%


I am the 34.5%.

And when "#iamthe34.5%" starts trending on Twitter, the universe will disappear in a puff of irony.
 
2012-09-10 11:53:09 AM
It only takes a couple clicks to block all the people who post 13 times a day about their toddler's bowel movements. I'm not wedded to facebook, but it's convenient to have sometimes.
 
2012-09-10 11:59:13 AM

WorldCitizen: Is this where we come to brag about ourselves to prove we're not self-important?


I'm too important to brag about it
 
2012-09-10 12:03:51 PM

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.


So you phone all your friends to report things in your life to them? You must have like 2 friends and your mom who don't block/ignore your calls.

If you have lived in different places over the years, FB is great for keeping in touch with people. Unless you enjoy repeatedly relaying the same information/life events to different people (which is a hell of a lot more narcissistic than posting about it once on FB), then social networks let you keep track of what's happening in the lives of people you actually give a shiat about, at the time it's happening, instead of that once a year phone call or Christmas letter.
 
2012-09-10 12:05:23 PM

drumfreek: Start a trend....
I am the 34.5%


# occupymyspace media.scout.com
 
2012-09-10 12:14:30 PM
I'm not on twitter, mainly because I don't care to broadcast my latest bowel movement and anyone who I deem interesting enough to 'follow' simultaneously posts to facebook. Why bother?

But I'll be damned if I'll log into a site through facebook. I don't need a rogue app announcing to the world that I like to watch smurf porn while listening to bluegrass on pandora.
 
2012-09-10 12:15:51 PM
So a third of the US are sociopaths, psychopaths, or mass murderers?

Link

Link
 
2012-09-10 12:16:00 PM

miscreant: So you phone all your friends to report things in your life to them?


I call everybody I know with every little piece of news in my life?

This is news to me.
 
2012-09-10 12:17:15 PM

miscreant: (which is a hell of a lot more narcissistic than posting about it once on FB)


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.
 
2012-09-10 12:19:04 PM
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.
 
2012-09-10 12:34:59 PM
You say "raving narcissist" like it's a bad thing. Who else is going to buy all those unnecessary products and services that keep the US economy from sinking further? Advertising victims typical Americans raving narcissists, that's who.
 
2012-09-10 12:38:02 PM
They missed out a very important answer possibility which would be the majority, but without which people just clicked on whichever they randomly guessed.

Q. When a website asks you to sign in with blah blah do you?
A. No because I don't want my friends seeing what embarrassing shiat I look at.
 
2012-09-10 12:43:31 PM
Link

If 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.
 
2012-09-10 12:46:04 PM
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.
 
2012-09-10 12:50:21 PM

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.


Please join then, I want the next big thing to come along.
 
2012-09-10 12:50:52 PM

HortusMatris: Link

If 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.


This might be the case with high schoolers or those with the mindset of a high schooler.

While there are posts that are inane and pointless, you can weed these people (and posts) out easily. When I want to share something like pictures or whatever I can. When I want to check up on a friend I haven't talked to in awhile I can do it there, then when talking on the phone use that as a conversation piece. I have multiple friends who do not live in the US. Either due to military or other reasons, FB is a central place where it doesn't matter what time it is you can connect and keep up.

Hell, even my parents and their friends use it to keep in touch. Someone made two great points above as well:
- Events are super easy to invite and setup people thus allowing for scheduling multiple people
- It's great for dating. It sure is.

I'll add one more
- It's great for email that you don't want in your general inbox.

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.
 
2012-09-10 01:09:29 PM
o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-09-10 01:09:58 PM

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.


Yes, because we all know you can only do one or the other. You can't use both FB and a telephone! That's blasphemy!

You're purposefully excluding a certain form of communication because you seem to think you can't have a "meaningful" conversation with somebody in that particular forum. It's no different than someone who won't get themselves an email address or insists on sending hand written letters instead of picking up a telephone. How FB or social networks work for you is as much about how you use them as it is about the platform itself.
 
2012-09-10 01:11:23 PM
my parents don't even know how to turn on a computer.
(not an exaggeration)
 
2012-09-10 01:12:33 PM

MayoSlather: I am the 34.5%

 
2012-09-10 01:12:39 PM
I don't do no FaceSpace thingys, nosiree!

I'm kinda uneasy with posting personal stuff on the web. The web doesn't need to know all about me.

/I am the 34.5%
 
2012-09-10 01:14:35 PM

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.


You should seriously consider seeing a therapist.

Facebook is a useful tool. Some do use it to indulge their narcissistic tendencies. Some use it keep in touch with friends in other states or countries. Some use it to arrange social events. Some use it to stalk their ex. To categorize and stereotype a few hundred million people into a narcissistic, indulgent, addictive box based on their use of popular online tool says more about you than it ever would about the group. Seek help.
 
2012-09-10 01:17:41 PM
I'm pretty much over Facebook. It's reached the same shiatty level as MySpace did right before it was abandoned. All ads and spam and game/application requests, "was at X" tags, and 95% of the actual updates are from people I never see and don't care that much about.

I know I can screen out most of that crap, but the fact is the slow buildup of it has caused most of the people I care about hearing from to stop posting just like I have.

So I really don't give a fark about it anymore. I just barely use it for lack of any other social networking options.

Twitter I just never got. My attention span is short, but not that short.
 
2012-09-10 01:19:31 PM
I have a Facebook account but honestly I just don't get Facebook. Most of the posts I see are the equivalent of bumper stickers i.e. one liners and the like. I don't understand why I would want to put up my own or why other people are so fascinated with each others. I don't understand when people say they wasted a day on Facebook. How? I sign in every couple of months, check to see if I missed any invitations, and that's it. Nothing else on Facebook seems to be of value to me.
 
2012-09-10 01:20:30 PM

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.


When the fad is over in a few years, you're going to be the one who seems silly.
 
2012-09-10 01:21:37 PM

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.


From what Ive heard, the FB TF group is pretty dramatic.

In ways that are kind of embarrassing.
 
2012-09-10 01:24:14 PM
I created a Twitter account specifically to post responses to the Twitter page for the creator of the Mass Effect 3 save editor when I encountered difficulties in using it. I do not "tweet".

I do not and will never have a Facebook account.
 
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