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(Courier Mail)   More and more couples are merging their Twitter and Facebook accounts. "What does it mean when you want to portray yourself as a couple rather than an individual?"   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 134
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2013-04-14 04:01:39 AM  
I'll tell you what it means to me, as this just happened to me as I wrote an old girlfriend on her wedding night a message on Facebook only to have her fiance respond and say to please not contact her anymore.

She found Jesus.
 
2013-04-14 04:25:38 AM  
The Smith's went from being "sexually stale marriage" to "swinging"
 
2013-04-14 05:02:12 AM  
To me it means you are trying too hard.
Really, you are 2 people. Be 2 people.
 
2013-04-14 06:00:33 AM  
I know lots of Mormons who do this.
 
2013-04-14 07:41:29 AM  
Mrs. Earguy and I have done this for years.  We still get communications from old ex'es, but it's all above-board.  We don't get those "we ought to meet" or "I never stopped loving you" messages.
 
2013-04-14 08:06:34 AM  

Confabulat: please not contact her anymore.


Sounds like the kind of guy we'll be reading about in FARK eventually.
 
2013-04-14 08:08:57 AM  
It means I hate you.

And stop sending your spouse public lovey messages on Facebook.
 
2013-04-14 08:11:37 AM  
I can see it having its benefits in connecting with family, especially if one of the partners is a big social media person and the other is not.  Alternatively, my in-laws had a joint account, because of trust issues due to them being non-exclusive early in their relationship.  Anyway, it's nobody's business but the couple's.  I'd prefer my own account, but that's just me.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 08:18:00 AM  
That awkward moment when to tell an old high school hottie what a great ass she always had, and get a response of " thanks, I just shaved it too"
 
2013-04-14 08:54:31 AM  

SundaesChild: I can see it having its benefits in connecting with family, especially if one of the partners is a big social media person and the other is not.  Alternatively, my in-laws had a joint account, because of trust issues due to them being non-exclusive early in their relationship.  Anyway, it's nobody's business but the couple's.  I'd prefer my own account, but that's just me.


I think it is generally more that, that one in the couple (usually the guy) doesn't use Facebook anyway, so, the wife just sticks his name on their account as well, so, friends of his can find "him".

At least in my case, I am sure my wife would rather not go through a bunch of posts from geeky websites, Arena Football and other sports fans, and the like.  Just as I don't really want to sift through a bunch of posts about shopping or what some Kardashian ate for lunch last night.   I guess some couples maybe mesh up 100% in their interests, but, that is usually not the case.

because of trust issues due to them being non-exclusive early in their relationship.
Oh yeah, because, nobody has ever heard of having a secret email address, bank account, Facebook account, etc.
News alert... having a "joint FB" account isn't going to fix your "issues" in that space.
 
2013-04-14 09:04:46 AM  

dletter: I think it is generally more that, that one in the couple (usually the guy) doesn't use Facebook anyway, so, the wife just sticks his name on their account as well, so, friends of his can find "him".


This is the main reason our FB account is a joint one.  I don't want to bother, but most of our family communicates that way
 
2013-04-14 09:39:52 AM  
It means the inevitable divorce is going to be fun to watch.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 09:49:42 AM  
Sounds like a good way to confuse data mining advertisers.  They'll probably end up tagging the couple as a lesbian when they see a combination of girly stuff plus occasional sports.
 
2013-04-14 09:55:21 AM  

ZAZ: Sounds like a good way to confuse data mining advertisers.  They'll probably end up tagging the couple as a lesbian when they see a combination of girly stuff plus occasional sports.


They're going to have a field day with us.  Mrs. Samurai and I had a little too much fun with those How to Do Anything videos on Youtube, so for a while half of our responses to each other's posts were "Instructions unclear; got dick stuck in ceiling fan."
 
2013-04-14 10:10:06 AM  
Because sometimes... just sometimes... my husband doesn't want to hear about Grumpy Cat.
 
2013-04-14 10:12:36 AM  
It means this:

Not enough people follow my twitter, so if I join with my spouse, I will double my audience! Furthermore, my spouse's sibling will finally see how clever I am, and maybe toss me a fark. Of course now that my audience includes my in-laws, I will severely limit my twitter feed, and my once "edgy" self will degenerate into posts that seem ripped straight from a church bulletin board.
 
2013-04-14 10:13:46 AM  
sharing online accounts is the electronic equivalent of these:

rachelgit.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-14 10:16:16 AM  
Yeesh. The only thing we share online is a google calendar so we can stay in sync on our schedules.

/marred for 17 years
 
2013-04-14 10:16:46 AM  
It means cheating is gonna be either real awkward or real fun.
 
2013-04-14 10:17:59 AM  
honestly, who could possibly give a sh*t?
 
2013-04-14 10:19:07 AM  
If merging your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts is a "thing" for you, you have no relevance in this world and should go kill yourself.
 
2013-04-14 10:20:48 AM  
What about women who have nothing but pictures of their baby? I was looking up people from high school and the amount of profiles with nothing but the baby picture was 95+%.
 
2013-04-14 10:21:57 AM  

phenn: Because sometimes... just sometimes... my husband doesn't want to hear about Grumpy Cat.


well, you just e-mail me. I always love grumpy cat.
 
2013-04-14 10:22:16 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It means the inevitable divorce is going to be fun to watch.


This. Social networking can accomplish some nice things but when it goes wrong, it can do so in a very ugly way, and the consequences can spread far beyond your circle of friends. A worldwide-accessible social network is not the place to have an epiphany about the bad choices you've made in your life.
 
2013-04-14 10:22:24 AM  
Maybe this makes it easier to complain to two people at the same time that they're misusing the photo tagging feature if they tag a photo with the name of someone who does not actually appear in the photo.
 
2013-04-14 10:23:29 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: What about women who have nothing but pictures of their baby? I was looking up people from high school and the amount of profiles with nothing but the baby picture was 95+%.


Some woman followed me on Twitter. Her profile read:

"Marketing enthusiast, cupcake connoisseur and MOST IMPORTANT a full-time Mommy!"

I thought my head would explode.
 
2013-04-14 10:24:44 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: It means I hate you.

And stop sending your spouse public lovey messages on Facebook.


For a moment I had hope that this new trend would put an end to those messages - wouldn't it essentially be sending a message to it's own Facebook account?  But of course it won't.  Facebook will be a dump-site for evangelical advertising and pictures of cupcakes with "I LOVE THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS" captions until it finally dies a deserved death.
 
2013-04-14 10:24:44 AM  
I want egg salad.
 
2013-04-14 10:25:25 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-14 10:26:47 AM  
It mean you're narcissistic *∞
 
2013-04-14 10:27:58 AM  
Psychotherapist Dan Auerbach said couples who join social media accounts have a strong identity around who they belong to and who belongs to them.

A nice way of saying people who are defined but what they have, not who they are.

Or people who you should unfriend because they are boring as fark.
 
2013-04-14 10:28:24 AM  

NutWrench: FirstNationalBastard: It means the inevitable divorce is going to be fun to watch.

This. Social networking can accomplish some nice things but when it goes wrong, it can do so in a very ugly way, and the consequences can spread far beyond your circle of friends. A worldwide-accessible social network is not the place to have an epiphany about the bad choices you've made in your life.


It can also serve as a fantastic warning system.  Nothing screams "cheating attention whore" like a girlfriend that spends her time posting racy pictures of herself to FB, telling her "friends" how horny she is, and letting guys send her romantic pictures and flirting with them.

/I ran
//I ran so far away
 
2013-04-14 10:29:44 AM  
Nope. Not going to happen.
 
2013-04-14 10:30:01 AM  
"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one Facebook account. "
Genesis 2:24
 
2013-04-14 10:33:44 AM  
I remember the good old days, when we didn't have to share with the rest of the world how many times we sh*t each day. and post pictures of same sh*t to show the world how proud of it we were.
then we'd head out to Shelbyville with an onion tied to our belts...
 
2013-04-14 10:33:49 AM  

phenn: Because sometimes... just sometimes... my husband doesn't want to hear about Grumpy Cat.


There is never a wrong time to hear about Grumpy Cat.
 
2013-04-14 10:34:35 AM  
So when they break up, who gets the account?
 
2013-04-14 10:35:24 AM  

Earguy: Mrs. Earguy and I [...] don't get those "we ought to meet" or "I never stopped loving you" messages.


Maybe you were both doing it wrong, then?
 
2013-04-14 10:36:10 AM  
That crap drives me crazy. I have a friend who has an account that includes his wife. I don't know his wife... I never know who's commenting on what.
Sometimes they'll leave initials to let you know, but not often. His wife commented on a picture of mine one time and signed with her initials and I was like, I don't know you woman!

She also loves to post about how happy and in love she is like 10 times a day... I should really de-friend them.

/css
 
2013-04-14 10:36:44 AM  

Gunny Walker: "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one Facebook account. "
Genesis 2:24


And now the gheys want to ruin that too.

Your joint male/female facebook is doomed. What happened to the sanctity of joint facebook accounts? Next people will have joint facebook accounts with turtles.
 
2013-04-14 10:38:25 AM  
Yeah considering it took the manfriend and I two years or so to even friend each other on Facebook. The idea of combining accounts to become publicly One Entity is just f*cking weird.
 
2013-04-14 10:38:30 AM  
Crackers Don't Matter:
/css

Your newsletter... where do I sign up for it?
 
2013-04-14 10:39:45 AM  

Ishkur: So when they break up, who gets the account?


Yeah, I can't wait for the first custody case involving a Facebook account.
 
2013-04-14 10:40:27 AM  
It means the husband's got a secret account through a gmail address operated by a "Captain Dick Hammer"
 
2013-04-14 10:43:05 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It means the husband's got a secret account through a gmail address operated by a "Captain Dick Hammer"


But the hammer is his penis... So Captain Dick Penis?
 
2013-04-14 10:45:16 AM  
You don't trust your partner?
 
2013-04-14 10:45:51 AM  
Those will be fun divorces.
 
2013-04-14 10:47:33 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It means the husband's got a secret account through a gmail address operated by a "Captain Dick Hammer"


Doesn't every married man have at least one of these?
 
2013-04-14 10:52:31 AM  

priapic_abandon: sharing online accounts is the electronic equivalent of these:

[rachelgit.files.wordpress.com image 408x275]


I remember seeing those at Spencer's.
 
2013-04-14 10:55:35 AM  
I occassionally use my fiancé's facebook login, but like once a month. I deleted my profile after Timeline came out (yeah, call me tinfoil hat, but I like the idea of being able to be forgotten). I use it mostly for church stuff or to get in touch with family since I don't have a phone anymore.

Otherwise, I prefer the "yours, mine, ours" approach. Each person needs the privacy to do their own thing (how are they going to surprise you with a birthday present, for example?). Has worked well in previous relationships and works fine in this one too.
 
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