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2012-11-27 08:58:26 AM
With Facebook user sign-ups decreasing in the States and Europe, and shareholder interest increasing, in an angry why-has-the-share-price-fallen-so-badly way, Facebook are pulling tricks out of the hat but this does seem a flat move and wrests the power of "curation" from the hands of the actual users themselves.

They attracted just about everyone old enough to get one already that wants one. What the fark did they *think* was going to happen when that saturation point was reached??

\still have no clue what drove anyone to think, after the dot com bubble of the turn of the millennium, that Facebook going public was going to be any different
 
2012-11-27 09:16:52 AM
The only way out of the couple page appears to be breaking up with your partner (on Facebook) or flat out defriending them. Breaking up with them on Facebook will send everyone in your friendship circles a notification that your relationship has ended next to a graphic of a broken heart.

tfauthor needs to do his homework. If you change your status to null, it does not post the breakup notice. Only if you change it to "single".

Anyhow, didn't they introduce this as an obscure feature with all your friends, like 2 years ago? It took several clicks to get there, but you could go to anybody's profile and generate a filtered view of stuff you and they did together.
 
2012-11-27 09:19:04 AM
OK, so where do I go to find this feature?
 
2012-11-27 09:19:25 AM
Hmm, I guess they mentioned the friendship pages at the bottom of the article. I stopped reading somewhere around the sentence I quoted.

Maybe they shouldn't write a whole idea pouting about some "new" feature, then include the fact that it's 2 years old at the very bottom?
 
2012-11-27 09:21:59 AM
Never mind, I found it. Pretty neat.
 
2012-11-27 09:41:16 AM
It works with anyone, not just people you're "in a relationship" with
 
2012-11-27 10:14:36 AM
I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.
 
2012-11-27 10:22:17 AM
Lots of photos of me and the missus looking somewhat drunk.
 
2012-11-27 10:22:40 AM
They put it at /us. That's it. That's the only thing that's new about it. Actually, I'm not even sure that's new.
 
2012-11-27 10:22:44 AM
I learned the hard way that Facebook broadcasts your change in relationship status.
 
Changing my "In a Relationship" status led to a weeks worth of "I'm so sorry" and "Keep your chin up" comments.
 
Pretty freaking mortifying stuff, that.
 
On the other hand it makes breaking up a whole lot easier, you don't really even have to have a conversation.
 
2012-11-27 10:22:52 AM

DoomPaul: I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.


If I've never had a freindface profile, what does that make me?
 
2012-11-27 10:25:37 AM

JustHereForThePics: DoomPaul: I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.

If I've never had a freindface profile, what does that make me?


Worse than Pol Pot but not as bad as Hitler.
 
2012-11-27 10:26:15 AM

DoomPaul: I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.


I envy you... I work in TV and kind of HAVE to keep my Facebook profile just to keep many of my contacts. Is it nice? Is there, like, rainbows and shiat in the land free of Social Media? Do people express themselves without the use of a quirky photo, they themselves didn't actually make?

/Tell me it smells nice there...
 
2012-11-27 10:26:28 AM
Attention whore problems.
 
2012-11-27 10:31:48 AM
farking great. Another thing the gf is going to spend hours maintaining. Anyways this pic was on the sidebar for the article:

regmedia.co.uk

Yeah, facebook are about as big of whores for attention now as the media.
 
2012-11-27 10:37:31 AM

thecpt: farking great. Another thing the gf is going to spend hours maintaining.


There's really nothing to maintain. It's just a mashup of you and another person (in this case your SO). There's no page/admin for it. There's really no "it." Same content, different context.

I think it's kind of cool. I don't put anything on FB that I don't mind being public knowledge or for use in creative commons, nor should anyone feeling riled/slighted right now.
 
2012-11-27 10:37:42 AM
You don't have to be in a "relationship." Try this:

http://www.facebook.com/FACEBOOK_NAME1?and=FACEBOOK_NAME2

Start stalking people, and showing them the special page you've made just for them. It's true love.
 
2012-11-27 10:40:04 AM

killro: DoomPaul: I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.

I envy you... I work in TV and kind of HAVE to keep my Facebook profile just to keep many of my contacts. Is it nice? Is there, like, rainbows and shiat in the land free of Social Media? Do people express themselves without the use of a quirky photo, they themselves didn't actually make?

/Tell me it smells nice there...


It's not bad. I have small close knit group of friends - about a dozen people I hang-out with so texts and phone calls work.

It's a great excuse to not have to friend co-workers and my boss or getting bothered by annoying relatives.
 
2012-11-27 10:40:32 AM
Oh no, I made a page on the attention whoring capital of the internet and now they aren't respecting my privacy! Oh doom, oh woe!
 
2012-11-27 10:40:40 AM

killro: DoomPaul: I'm glad I deleted my profile even though employers are more likely to think I'm a sociopath.

I envy you... I work in TV and kind of HAVE to keep my Facebook profile just to keep many of my contacts. Is it nice? Is there, like, rainbows and shiat in the land free of Social Media? Do people express themselves without the use of a quirky photo, they themselves didn't actually make?

/Tell me it smells nice there...


Yes, it is glorious up in here.
People who care will keep in touch via email, without bugging the shiat out of countless others.
 
2012-11-27 10:43:58 AM
Well great. It has a picture of me next to my 8 year old daughter, and says we're married. Great new feature.
 
2012-11-27 10:45:25 AM

brap: I learned the hard way that Facebook broadcasts your change in relationship status.
 
Changing my "In a Relationship" status led to a weeks worth of "I'm so sorry" and "Keep your chin up" comments.
 
Pretty freaking mortifying stuff, that.
 
On the other hand it makes breaking up a whole lot easier, you don't really even have to have a conversation.


Kind of handy way for people to show up at your door with beer.
 
2012-11-27 10:47:11 AM
You don't have to have a facebook "relationship" connection for this to work.
 
2012-11-27 10:57:26 AM

Eddy Gurge: Well great. It has a picture of me next to my 8 year old daughter, and says we're married. Great new feature.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-27 11:13:19 AM

Eddy Gurge: Well great. It has a picture of me next to my 8 year old daughter, and says we're married. Great new feature.


Don't forget the Scripture Study meeting this week.
 
2012-11-27 11:15:38 AM

ElusiveWookiee: You don't have to be in a "relationship." Try this:

http://www.facebook.com/FACEBOOK_NAME1?and=FACEBOOK_NAME2

Start stalking people, and showing them the special page you've made just for them. It's true love.


Dammit! Why can't I get this to work?

http://www.facebook.com/barackobama?and=mittromney

/come on! for the lulz!
 
2012-11-27 11:26:23 AM
"Facebook will send everyone in your friendship circles a notification that your relationship has ended next to a graphic of a broken heart."

And a busted lip.
 
2012-11-27 11:58:59 AM

jaylectricity: Never mind, I found it. Pretty neat.


Yeah, I think it's fun in a stupid, forget-about-it-ten-seconds-later sort of way. If you've put stuff up on Facebook already and are in an actual, loving relationship, I'm not sure why you'd find a page that features you and your SO "nauseating."
 
2012-11-27 12:25:44 PM

BarkingUnicorn: "Facebook will send everyone in your friendship circles a notification that your relationship has ended next to a graphic of a broken heart."


You broke my heart!

img217.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-27 12:33:39 PM
When I quit Facebook, my fiance stuck with it, so his page ended up saying he was in a relationship with (blank). Too bad they fixed that error, otherwise he'd have a couple page with just himself.

/he spoiled the surprise of us getting engaged by posting it to Facebook ASAP
//not official till it's Facebook official

///css
 
2012-11-27 12:35:52 PM

Skarekrough: brap: I learned the hard way that Facebook broadcasts your change in relationship status.
 
Changing my "In a Relationship" status led to a weeks worth of "I'm so sorry" and "Keep your chin up" comments.
 
Pretty freaking mortifying stuff, that.
 
On the other hand it makes breaking up a whole lot easier, you don't really even have to have a conversation.

Kind of handy way for people to show up at your door with beer.


Not really, seeing as how it's much less work to just type something empathetic on their page like "I'm so sorry" or "keep your chin up."
 
2012-11-27 12:45:06 PM
I don't mind Facebook. If they really, really need to make profit off the fact that I like Fender guitars, more power to them.
 
2012-11-27 12:47:58 PM
Okay, I LOLed. the article says, " "creepy and intrusive", "retch-inducing" and "smug". Then in the picture they have, from elft to right, a picture of Friends, a picture of a worm, a picture of Obama.
 
2012-11-27 12:48:38 PM
Left, not elft.
 
2012-11-27 12:57:02 PM
Facebook is making me look like a luddite technophobe. I tried it for a week and was creeped the hell out by the whole experience, and this was a couple years ago before the most recent developments. I'm only 30, but people look at me like I just woke up from a coma from 1821 when I say I don't have a Facebook.

I'm also confused with the direction Microsoft is going with windows 8 metro. In the thread there, they're talking about buying apps for their PC. Whatever happened to installing programs or going to a website?

I'm turning into a grumpy old man.
 
2012-11-27 01:11:21 PM
Guess I don't have to worry about that one, my hubs doesn't even have an email address, he is rather 'anti- modern technology'. Because he's not on "The Inetertubes" my facebook states that I'm married, I just can't list to whom I'm married.

So my online life is pretty much mine to deal with anyway I please. At least I don't have to worry about him dinking about in my OS or my files and information, changing any favorite settings...

It's all good!
 
2012-11-27 01:31:32 PM
I don't know...I'd say my love life improved by leaps and bounds after deleting my Facebook account. That was an unexpected benefit.
 
2012-11-27 01:59:06 PM
Just checked as my profile is linked to my wife's... and it's cute.

It's not like I consider Facebook all that important aside it's handy to stay in touch with family.

The funny thing is that my kids get "help your father get more friends" requests, as I barely have 20 people on mine... if that much.
 
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