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2013-03-04 08:02:42 AM
3 votes:
It's a simple, oft-repeated cycle:

Teens find something, deem it cool, then use it a lot.

Parents find thing teens are using, think "If teens use it, it must be cool, so if I use it, it will make ME cool!" then use it a lot.

Teens realize old people are using their cool thing. Thing becomes uncool. Teens move on so they can get privacy and not be associated with old people. Thing is considered "ruined" by influx of non-teens.

Repeat ad nauseum.
2013-03-04 08:18:29 AM
2 votes:
You know what would fix Facebook for me? Quit farking around with my feed. Give me easy to find and easy to use tools to let *me* decide what I see in my feed. I have the option of "most recent" which I use, and "top stories" which uses some broken-ass algorithm that pulls old threads based on unknown criteria, and buries new posts so I never see them. FB also insists on changing my setting to "top stories" about every ten days. STOP IT!
2013-03-04 06:44:33 AM
2 votes:
Facebook 14
58 Lo and ZUCKERBERG said unto the users, you shall have twice as many ads in your wall feed, and the investers did rejoice.59 But the users rebelled, "who is this that would give unto us so many ads?!" and the users did find other social networks. 60 But the ZUCK was furious, and smote them for their arrogance.
2013-03-04 12:27:10 PM
1 votes:

Wrencher: Not a problem for me. I have GPS off on both FB and the phone. Maybe that's why the app crashes every 10 mins...


Having it disabled via the app isn't enough, it still polls whenever it fetches updates. Disabling location services in the FB app only disables GPS for messaging, NOT for the app in general. I've sat there with a logcat window scrolling GPS attempts from the app while it randomly attempts to get a GPS lock. Pretty ridiculous.

Of course, disabling GPS entirely for your phone obviously works, but then you gotta either use tasker to whitelist apps or remember to re-enable when you want something to use it.

And I would bet you are correct, having GPS disabled is probably what's causing it to crash. I would wager they probably don't bother to verify it's enabled before attempt to access the resource.
2013-03-04 08:54:56 AM
1 votes:

Target Builder: I'd also like to think that kids are wisening up to the fact that what they post online can very easily follow them around forever, but that might be a bit optimistic.


Sadly, it's optimistic. At 15, most kids still see "entering the job world" as a LOOOOONNGG way off even though it's only 5 years. As someone in their 30s, 5 years to me is "right around the corner." To the Internet, 5 years might as well be tomorrow. I don't think kids have the ability to understand that just by virtue of having lived only a short time.
2013-03-04 08:46:45 AM
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Chevello: The parents figured it out, and the kids want to move on for more privacy from them?

Go figure.


farkeruk: Online social networks are just like real social networks. Lots of people want to hang with people as cool or cooler than themselves.


Both of these. I work in a public school system. We used to block Facebook, but after a while teachers started asking us to grant access to it because they "needed" to use it (don't get me started on that.) Not coincidentally, as they started asking for more and more access to it, students were moving on to other things.
2013-03-04 08:32:29 AM
1 votes:
The parents figured it out, and the kids want to move on for more privacy from them?

Go figure.
2013-03-04 08:18:09 AM
1 votes:
Parents: If your teenagers are using Snapchat regularly they are sending naked pictures to people. Don't listen to their excuses how *some* people do that but *they* would never consider it.
2013-03-04 08:12:03 AM
1 votes:

digistil: Hanky: I would hate to see it, but a really great property for FB to purchase (if it could) would be Fark.

The one great thing would be a sudden lack of trolls, as FB would likely require a FB account for login (which are publicly linked).


trolls, snark and horribly wrong humor are the reasons i come to FARK. if i wanted intelligent conversation the internet is the last place i would look.

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2013-03-04 07:54:28 AM
1 votes:

Hanky: I would hate to see it, but a really great property for FB to purchase (if it could) would be Fark.


It's probably not a good idea to combine a social network with an anti-social network.
2013-03-04 07:48:35 AM
1 votes:
The "Facebook-is-about-to-die" worshipers have become nearly as mainstream as the cult of "email is about to die."
2013-03-04 07:39:10 AM
1 votes:
"Facing competition from younger, more agile and 'cooler' apps such as Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook fears its long-term business could be harmed."

What "business"? Facebook is not, and never has been a "business" - it's an IPO scam that has paid off handsomely for the insiders and will leave the suckers high and dry.
2013-03-04 07:21:20 AM
1 votes:
So basically, the new hit social networking features are the ones that are a dumbing-down and regression from Facebook.
 
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