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(Buzzfeed)   Twenty-seven reasons why it's a bad idea to have 1 billion people on Facebook   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 71
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2012-10-06 11:55:58 AM
i.chzbgr.com

Done
 
2012-10-06 12:54:06 PM
The "Goodbye America, Hello New York" was obviously a joke.
 
2012-10-06 01:01:24 PM

Shadow Blasko: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x630]

Done


Hmm... where's the online role playing game character accounts?
 
2012-10-06 01:03:33 PM
I may do 16, 17, 20, and 21 sometime in the future.
 
2012-10-06 01:03:39 PM
Facebook as actually pretty pointless and a privacy nightmare to boot.

Stopped using it months ago and don't miss it a bit.
 
2012-10-06 01:09:57 PM
People sometimes hit incorrect keys while typing, creating humorous spelling errors. This phenomenon is known as a "typo".
 
2012-10-06 01:10:03 PM
How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.
 
2012-10-06 01:14:55 PM
"My cat is pooping so loudly"

That really seems more like something to blame Twitter for.
 
2012-10-06 01:15:00 PM
#8 must be an immortal.
 
2012-10-06 01:17:28 PM
Step 1: Criticize others for the content they are publishing onto the internet.
Step 2: Do it by copy-pasting the content of others and organizing it into a list.
Step 3: Man, this is a stupid "article".
 
2012-10-06 01:18:22 PM

Shaggy_C: People sometimes hit incorrect keys while typing, creating humorous spelling errors. This phenomenon is known as a "typo".


A subset of these people effortlessly proofread what they type as they type. They are known as "literate".
 
2012-10-06 01:19:38 PM
The only bad thing about FB is my friends tagging me in photos at the bar the day before I call out from work.
 
2012-10-06 01:20:03 PM
Twitter and Facebook are going to suck all the IQ points out of everyone's brains sooner or later.
 
2012-10-06 01:23:48 PM
Ok some of those are typo's and are funny, but understandable and really shouldn't be used to judge somebody's intellect. But then there is this.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

and this

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I really hope those two people never breed.
 
2012-10-06 01:24:23 PM
Facebook serves a useful purpose. If you're talking to someone and they mention they use Facebook a fair amount, you know right then and there that they're idiotic. Double the points for Twitter.

/There's a Firefox plug in that eliminates almost all references to Facebook
//Even wipes out those little annoying 'like' buttons attached to everything
 
2012-10-06 01:24:31 PM

filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.


Some people think they can post something that only some of their friends will see, but not others. Then Facebook does a version update and screws with permissions.

The rule of thumb should be that if you are worried about any one of your friends seeing a particular post or piece of information, don't post it. Also, never friend your boss. That should reduce Facebook complaints by about 95%.
 
2012-10-06 01:25:25 PM

ongbok: Ok some of those are typo's and are funny, but understandable and really shouldn't be used to judge somebody's intellect. But then there is this.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 620x154]

and this

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 620x453]

I really hope those two people never breed.


You know as well as I do that they're going to each have at least five offspring. Each from a different father.
 
2012-10-06 01:25:50 PM

dexaline: The only bad thing about FB is my friends tagging me in photos at the bar the day before I call out from work.


Set your profile so you must approve any tags. It aint rocket surgery.
 
2012-10-06 01:26:27 PM
How about an article that lists the reasons why it's a bad idea to have 7 billion people on the planet, and some ideas of how to thin out the herd?
 
2012-10-06 01:28:16 PM
Ever since the days of Usenet there is the issue of "is he really that stupid" or "is he just trolling for a response".

I think parts of online communities, like the Republican party, have gone post modern where some participants are unaware of the distinction - i.e. some Republicans don't distinguish whether they really believe or not the derp they are regurgitating.

There has been a maxim about not confusing stupidly with malice. To which one can counter that often people are both stupid and malicious. A Post Modern community may not be able to distinguish between stupidity and maliciousness.
 
2012-10-06 01:28:21 PM

qsblues: How about an article that lists the reasons why it's a bad idea to have 7 billion people on the planet, and some ideas of how to thin out the herd?


Isn't that what Fark does every day?
 
2012-10-06 01:29:08 PM

NeoCortex42: The rule of thumb should be that if you are worried about any one of your friends seeing a particular post or piece of information, don't post it. Also, never friend your boss. That should reduce Facebook complaints by about 95%.


Also, never friend anyone who is friends with your boss.
 
2012-10-06 01:30:15 PM
Most of those were either innocent typos, blatant sarcasm, or inside jokes.

Facebook is actually convenient for me. I sort of know what's going on with all my friends without actually having to talk to them. But I've never spent hours at a time on it either.

/obviously not cool if I don't hate it
//no privacy concerns, nothing on there you can't already find on the intertubes
 
2012-10-06 01:30:19 PM

Ecobuckeye: Isn't that what Fark does every day?


The competition pisses Fark off.
 
2012-10-06 01:31:59 PM
When I pooped the question, she said "no". :(
 
2012-10-06 01:32:17 PM
See, I was thinking there were 1 billion reasons...
 
2012-10-06 01:32:23 PM
It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.
 
2012-10-06 01:41:36 PM

platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.


So basically, your customers are all insane?
 
2012-10-06 01:42:58 PM

platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.


The marketing benefits depend upon people using it w/o any business interest. Otherwise it would be LinkdIn.
 
2012-10-06 01:47:19 PM

sirrerun: platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.

So basically, your customers are all insane?


+1, I lol'd.
 
2012-10-06 01:47:39 PM
To be fair, anyone who's ever lived in Kansas, defiantly wants to get out.
Cansis, even more so.
 
2012-10-06 01:54:51 PM

sirrerun: platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.

So basically, your customers are all insane?


I drive people around in a hearse with seats in the back, so yeah, they are!
 
2012-10-06 01:59:53 PM
Facebook is a useful free service for keeping in touch with people you would otherwise not be bothered to. People need to a) stop friending everyone that asks. if you accept the friend request from that moron you will see their statuses b) stop complaining about the business sides of facebook. Sure some of the things it does is pretty unscrupulous but you know what its a free service and they need to see a profit somehow. c) stop assuming that every thing that their friends post is directed at them. THIS I think is the biggest trapping of the internet. People go online and for some self centered reason assume that every post every little tidbit that comes through is somehow directed at them. people arent throwing their status at you like bricks through a window. They're posting on their own wall and youre leering through like some psycho and jumping around on their lawn screaming just because you can see it.

You. the ones complaining about facebook. Youre the obnoxious attention seekers. If you dont want to use it then shut the fark up about it.
 
2012-10-06 02:00:07 PM
picchore.com
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-10-06 02:05:28 PM

filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.


Facebook still has any info you post, like, whatever, and sells that to companies......in case you've missed any news for the past like 2-3 years.
 
2012-10-06 02:06:46 PM

sirrerun: platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.

So basically, your customers are all insane?


Ever worked retail?
 
2012-10-06 02:12:42 PM

OhioUGrad: filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.

Facebook still has any info you post, like, whatever, and sells that to companies......in case you've missed any news for the past like 2-3 years.


I'm sure Drew sells all the comments from Fark beer threads.
 
2012-10-06 02:16:08 PM

OhioUGrad: filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.

Facebook still has any info you post, like, whatever, and sells that to companies......in case you've missed any news for the past like 2-3 years.


Really??? You mean, if I give them info, they have my info? No shiat?!


That is my point- only give them what you want them to have. That is not a privacy issue. A privacy issue is if your ISP sells your browsing habits to third parties.
 
2012-10-06 02:19:10 PM
Never used facebook, probably never will. By the time I sort of started thinking about joining I started hearing about all the issues with lack of privacy and facebook's general disrespect for their users privacy. No thanks guys.
 
2012-10-06 02:21:27 PM
It's cool to hate Facebook. More news at 11.
 
2012-10-06 02:21:34 PM

OhioUGrad: filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.

Facebook still has any info you post, like, whatever, and sells that to companies......in case you've missed any news for the past like 2-3 years.


So does google, and everyone else. And I don't care if I get targeted advertising, in fact once or twice it's been useful.

Don't friend people you dislike, and hide status updates if you don't care about them. It's not rocket surgery.
 
2012-10-06 02:23:14 PM
28.

ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-06 02:24:15 PM

HairBolus: Ever since the days of Usenet there is the issue of "is he really that stupid" or "is he just trolling for a response".


My opinion on most of the examples FTFA:
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-06 02:29:36 PM
Well, I can say that FB has gotten me a lot of BIE
 
2012-10-06 02:38:54 PM
platkat: It's a great marketing tool if you're a business. Using it as a person with no chance of profit seems a little insane.

"If you're a business?" Is that like "somebody call me a taxi?"

Seriously though, it makes a BIG difference what sort of business you are in. A "business to business" company would have zero use for FB. Twitter makes more sense. Some retail companies might be a perfect fit for FB.
 
2012-10-06 02:41:53 PM

TheOriginalEd: Facebook is a useful free service for keeping in touch with people you would otherwise not be bothered to. People need to a) stop friending everyone that asks. if you accept the friend request from that moron you will see their statuses b) stop complaining about the business sides of facebook. Sure some of the things it does is pretty unscrupulous but you know what its a free service and they need to see a profit somehow. c) stop assuming that every thing that their friends post is directed at them. THIS I think is the biggest trapping of the internet. People go online and for some self centered reason assume that every post every little tidbit that comes through is somehow directed at them. people arent throwing their status at you like bricks through a window. They're posting on their own wall and youre leering through like some psycho and jumping around on their lawn screaming just because you can see it.

You. the ones complaining about facebook. Youre the obnoxious attention seekers. If you dont want to use it then shut the fark up about it.


WAAAAAAH!!! POOR FACEBOOK!!!!!
Stop picking on Facebook!!!!!
Look at me!!! I don't know what the definition of 'free' is!!!!
1 billion people are on MY side, so I'm right!!! LEAVE FACEBOOK ALONE!!! IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!
 
2012-10-06 02:45:11 PM
Meh... posts on Fark are funnier.
 
2012-10-06 02:48:19 PM

Master Batorium: LEAVE FACEBOOK ALONE!!!



ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-06 03:06:20 PM

filter: OhioUGrad: filter: How is it a privacy nightmare? I never post anything questionable, and have a locked down profile.

Facebook still has any info you post, like, whatever, and sells that to companies......in case you've missed any news for the past like 2-3 years.

Really??? You mean, if I give them info, they have my info? No shiat?!


That is my point- only give them what you want them to have. That is not a privacy issue. A privacy issue is if your ISP sells your browsing habits to third parties.


So, you've missed all the news stories about Facebook tracking you all over the net, and selling that information? There was a big story earlier this year about how they had some secret tracker that was almost impossible to delete. And saying they won't sell your info that you give them, and then selling it, is a privacy issue as well.
 
2012-10-06 03:13:15 PM
Number 12 is just a typo. It's really not at all on the level of the 26 other ones.
 
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