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2012-10-04 10:57:28 AM
Oh HELL NO....

Future Facebook post to include the following: Unless you are literally dying of kindey disease/lukemia/cancer and are begging everyone you know to get tested for compatibility I will have to hunt you down and kill you for paying facebook to insure your cute picture of you cat sitting in a fishbowl shows up at the top of everyone's news feed. Good day.
 
2012-10-04 11:03:46 AM

Fizpez: Oh HELL NO....

Future Facebook post to include the following: Unless you are literally dying of kindey disease/lukemia/cancer and are begging everyone you know to get tested for compatibility I will have to hunt you down and kill you for paying facebook to insure your cute picture of you cat sitting in a fishbowl shows up at the top of everyone's news feed. Good day.


this.

I still use the argument that since this company went public you shouldn't have to jump through hoops to find a contact link on their page. If you are going to throw those ads at me that I find totally irrelevant I should be able to fire off an email stating my displeasure with this or any other issue with your "service" not get directed to a community page where I have to submit a question to other users.
 
2012-10-04 11:07:32 AM
Kind of a waste of cash, considering everyone could just kill your feed. Or are they planning on removing that ability?
 
2012-10-04 11:15:59 AM
Since the IPO, I've noticed a RIDICULOUS amount of "you may like this" posts from sponsored ads.

The timeline is farking useless, and is not being irredeemably obnoxious, over and above the narcissistic bullshiat.

I use FB as a messaging service.
 
2012-10-04 11:16:39 AM

born_yesterday: Since the IPO, I've noticed a RIDICULOUS amount of "you may like this" posts from sponsored ads.

The timeline is farking useless, and is not NOW being irredeemably obnoxious, over and above the narcissistic bullshiat.

I use FB as a messaging service.


FTFM
 
2012-10-04 11:23:43 AM
Gig103 has too much disposable income
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2012-10-04 11:28:03 AM
Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes
 
2012-10-04 11:28:16 AM
Come on, who didn't know this was coming?
 
2012-10-04 11:32:06 AM
I'm getting sick of my newsfeed focusing on the few companies I "LIKE", and advertisements. Even people who I mark "Show all" in my newsfeed are lost in the shuffle.
 
2012-10-04 11:52:29 AM
Well I for one think that all of you dissatisfied users should be entitled to a FULL refund!!
 
2012-10-04 11:53:52 AM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes



Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.
 
hej
2012-10-04 11:57:55 AM

Fizpez: Oh HELL NO....

Future Facebook post to include the following: Unless you are literally dying of kindey disease/lukemia/cancer and are begging everyone you know to get tested for compatibility I will have to hunt you down and kill you for paying facebook to insure your cute picture of you cat sitting in a fishbowl shows up at the top of everyone's news feed. Good day.


Or you could just unfriend said person.
 
2012-10-04 12:24:30 PM
New TF"Benefit" in 3..2..1
 
2012-10-04 12:35:09 PM
People are going to use this to bump their game requests. Mark my words.
 
2012-10-04 12:42:50 PM
I don't give a fark about your kids. Quit telling me every time they take a shiat.
 
2012-10-04 01:00:39 PM
Gee. Is it time make a fb page for my dog so I can put him on top of all those cat pages?...

/He actually prefers bones, so will not get be getting clothing, or fb pages, for my pooch.
 
2012-10-04 01:45:06 PM
Facebook promoted that shiat to me last night when I posted a mild observation about the debate. I thought it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen. It's a ploy for people who are so damn narcissistic that they think it's OK to pay for extra attention. And anyone who does pay for that can go fark themselves with a 2x4 covered in nails.
 
kab
2012-10-04 02:34:49 PM
Looks like Adbooktm really is trying to become the next MySpace, aren't they?
 
2012-10-04 02:38:48 PM
I don't understand why is there 2 photo shopped pictures of facebook in the link, subby?
 
2012-10-04 03:34:38 PM
I've been ready to abandon Facebook for a few years now, but I'd still like to keep in touch with acquaintances on some other site. We really need to pick up speed on this bandwagon.

But my biggest complaint is that I just want a page where I can have some level of control where the content goes, I'm still fine with banning sparkly gifs and all that other crap. But I hate that we're locked in to this "Whatever is the most recent is the most important" system.
 
2012-10-04 03:52:56 PM

born_yesterday: The timeline is farking useless, and is not being irredeemably obnoxious, over and above the narcissistic bullshiat.


For some reason, my timeline thinks I spent time at Harrington Beach State Park south of Manitowoc, WI recently. I've never been there.
 
2012-10-04 04:21:18 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Kind of a waste of cash, considering everyone could just kill your feed. Or are they planning on removing that ability?


Yeah, I'm wondering if for an extra fee they're going to allow those filters to be overridden.

If this is all Facebook has in mind on how to better monazite their product, then they're in more trouble than people already think.

Users are just going to unfriend people and unlike pages if their newsfeeds become dominated by paid updates.

And the way it will no doubt be stupidly used -- which is already being done -- is that I like a movie, and that movie page begins posting stuff about other movies the studio is putting out.

And anyone who has taking marketing 101 knows that this kind of interruption type marketing doesn't work.
 
2012-10-04 05:48:35 PM
I imagine a bell curve, and Facebook is now riiiiiiiiight at the top of said bell curve.
 
2012-10-04 05:49:57 PM
GOD-DAMMIT
.. and its about to slide down one of the sides: to expensive awesomeness that no one uses, or free shiatbagness that no-one uses
 
2012-10-04 09:44:39 PM

downstairs: attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes


Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.


Fun fact: If something is on facebook or twitter, it isn't important.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.
 
2012-10-04 11:29:30 PM

RogermcAllen: downstairs: attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes


Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.

Fun fact: If something is on facebook or twitter, it isn't important.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.


Found out through Facebook that an old friend of mine had her baby 3 months prematurely. Prompted me to call her husband and talk to him for an hour. Afterward, he thanked me for giving him the opportunity to get stuff off his chest.

So, is there a cash prize, or...?
 
2012-10-04 11:37:37 PM

RogermcAllen: downstairs: attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes


Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.

Fun fact: If something is on facebook or twitter, it isn't important.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.


You really have no clue that just about every charity out there has a FB page. Its on top of our regualr website and a way to get messages out to people.
 
2012-10-04 11:41:04 PM

downstairs: attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes


Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.


Have her ask the neighborhood association to read their posts and see at the bottom where it says " Seen by" then there is a promote button on the right side on the post. It shows you how many more people it will be shown to and for what price.
 
2012-10-05 11:41:34 AM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: downstairs: attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Oh they throttled our posts for the charity I work for as well 15000 members and only 1500 see our posts or we can pay to have more see them.

Assholes


Really?  What is the point of that?  I know little about Facebook... but if someone subscribed to your charity's feed or whatever... that implies they want to see the stuff you post.
 
I don't Twitter either, but my wife does.  She follows things like our neighborhood association, and other stuff... we'd be pissed if they throttled their feed and we missed something (somewhat) important.

Have her ask the neighborhood association to read their posts and see at the bottom where it says " Seen by" then there is a promote button on the right side on the post. It shows you how many more people it will be shown to and for what price.



You're saying Twitter does this too?  We don't get any info from Facebook, which this thread is about.  I'm just saying we'd be pretty livid if Twitter did this too... because there *is* relevant information on Twitter.
 
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