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2013-05-21 09:38:11 AM  
*it's
 
2013-05-21 09:44:58 AM  
Uh, here's an idea: Like random girls' pictures from 3 years ago. Then sinbox 'em a picture of your dog licking your stomach
 
2013-05-21 09:48:33 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: *it's


Monty Python's Flying Circus!
 
2013-05-21 09:54:20 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 10:02:09 AM  
I chuckled, subby.
 
2013-05-21 10:02:23 AM  
How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?

Hey, I just gort ma glass pax on taday, and HELLS YEH, that shiat is loud as shiat, juts like I wants uit. Now I gets me some of dem there truxk nutz and I am king of the farking world.
 
2013-05-21 10:08:17 AM  

SevenizGud: How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?


There is an intelligence test. By friending people and then complaining about having friended them, you failed it.
 
2013-05-21 10:10:33 AM  

thurstonxhowell: SevenizGud: How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?

There is an intelligence test. By friending people and then complaining about having friended them, you failed it.


I don't have a facebook account, Einstein. But way to prove my point.
 
2013-05-21 10:13:53 AM  
Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.
 
2013-05-21 10:16:02 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-21 10:18:03 AM  

SevenizGud: I don't have a facebook account, Einstein. But way to prove my point.


That your IQ is below 60?
 
2013-05-21 10:20:36 AM  
Ah, the Fark Facebook thread.

/nope.jpg
 
2013-05-21 10:27:22 AM  

ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.


Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.
 
2013-05-21 10:39:43 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-21 10:41:11 AM  
This reminds me... time for my weekly Facebook drop-in....
 
2013-05-21 10:41:13 AM  

flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.


Nah, we know that frequent Facebook use is associated with narcissistic personality disorder.  People I know who stopped using facebook became a lot more pleasant to be around, within a few weeks of doing so.  Interesting people talk about ideas.  Boring people talk about people.

Also, the word you wanted was "supplant," not "supplement."
 
2013-05-21 10:43:09 AM  
My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.
 
2013-05-21 10:56:05 AM  
Facebook Friends are like the points on Whose Line.

/no facebook
//I don't like people.
///I like grumpy cat.
 
2013-05-21 10:57:53 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.


If you're in that age bracket you should keep a facebook account open and selectively add flattering pictures and valued friends to it.  Keep stuff in there that your parents and future employers won't find awkward.  Use Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and whatever the latest thing is to share the stuff you don't want to be associated with in 5 years.
 
2013-05-21 11:11:05 AM  
Facebook is done. Everyone has moved onto Twitter, then Instagram, and now people are moving on from Instagram to Snapchat & Vine.
 
2013-05-21 11:14:26 AM  

HahahaAha losers oh god I'm so lonely


"He wouldn't bother carving typing HahahaAha; he'd just say it!"

"Perhaps he was dictating."
 
2013-05-21 11:19:30 AM  

SevenizGud: thurstonxhowell: SevenizGud: How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?

There is an intelligence test. By friending people and then complaining about having friended them, you failed it.

I don't have a facebook account, Einstein. But way to prove my point.


So you posted a complaint about Facebook, a thing you don't use and displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of, and I'm the idiot?
 
2013-05-21 11:24:04 AM  
Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.
 
2013-05-21 11:40:39 AM  

keepitcherry: Facebook is done. Everyone has moved onto Twitter, then Instagram, and now people are moving on from Instagram to Snapchat & Vine.


It's done?  That's funny.  I own 500FB@19.   As of 11:19AM (EDT) it's at 25.94 on the up-tick.  Stop-loss in at 24.  Now have someone explain to you that if the stock tanks all the way to the SLO and the order goes off while I'm not watching it, how much money I will have made at 24.  (minus $35 in- $35-out = $70)  Just don't ask one of those financial-farktards that wrote a while back that FB wouldn't be a 'buy' until it hit 9.
 
2013-05-21 11:44:41 AM  
1. Stop making me say, "I want RECENT STORIES first, dammit, not some stupid 'Top Stories' algorithm"
2. Stop dropping gigantic garish ads in the middle of my feed
 
2013-05-21 11:49:44 AM  

Kibbler: 1. Stop making me say, "I want RECENT STORIES first, dammit, not some stupid 'Top Stories' algorithm"
2. Stop dropping gigantic garish ads in the middle of my feed


Number one there is my only real gripe with Facebook. I don't care what you think the top stories are in my feed, I already saw all this shiat two weeks ago and I wanna know what's happening now.
 
2013-05-21 11:54:07 AM  

csi_yellowknife: At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.


I only do that in the wee hours of Sunday morning when I can't find my way in to my house.
 
2013-05-21 11:55:16 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.


Well, hilariously enough, one of the reasons MySpace failed is that it gave too much control to the end-user, i.e. "was too complex for them", leading to the infamously bad color layouts we knew and love on the service.  Now, we're finding out that Facebook is too complex for most users, soon to be replaced by 140-letter "Tweets" and picture distribution software.  Soon, we'll be replacing that with something even dumber and less complex.
 
2013-05-21 11:56:57 AM  
TURN. OFF. PLATFORM. APPLICATIONS.

That is all.
 
2013-05-21 12:12:58 PM  
Way to beat the ever-loving bajeezus out of that strawman, subby.

/who is more lonely, the person who has to collect all of their friends on the interwebs, or the person who is too busy to?
 
2013-05-21 12:18:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Way to beat the ever-loving bajeezus out of that strawman, subby.


Remember: These are the same people, the people who drive the need for portable computer technology, who said computer geeks were addicted to virtual worlds and needed to get a life.
 
2013-05-21 12:18:59 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.


Freaking
Awesome
Dude
 
2013-05-21 12:27:40 PM  
Facebook - deactivated account
LinkedIn - account active but not used weekly/monthly
Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2
Google+ - account active but not used weekly
Instagram - no, I use Urbanspoon to share pictures of my food
Snapchat - no, not a teenager worried about sexting
 
2013-05-21 12:33:44 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.


Soon FB will get to float in a mass of nothingness with MySpace and the ghost of GeoCities. Yay!
 
2013-05-21 12:34:49 PM  

PsyLord: Facebook - deactivated account
LinkedIn - account active but not used weekly/monthly
Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2
Google+ - account active but not used weekly
Instagram - no, I use Urbanspoon to share pictures of my food
Snapchat - no, not a teenager worried about sexting


So, you've provided everything to advertisers but aren't getting much services in return.  Kinda sounds like a bum deal for you.
 
2013-05-21 12:36:16 PM  

ikanreed: PsyLord: Facebook - deactivated account
LinkedIn - account active but not used weekly/monthly
Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2
Google+ - account active but not used weekly
Instagram - no, I use Urbanspoon to share pictures of my food
Snapchat - no, not a teenager worried about sexting

So, you've provided everything to advertisers but aren't getting much services in return.  Kinda sounds like a bum deal for you.


My cat owns most of those accounts.
 
2013-05-21 12:37:19 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.


Facebook is great if you have a job where you sit a computer all day.

Kids are all about phones.
 
2013-05-21 12:38:23 PM  

PsyLord: Facebook - deactivated account
LinkedIn - account active but not used weekly/monthly
Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2
Google+ - account active but not used weekly
Instagram - no, I use Urbanspoon to share pictures of my food
Snapchat - no, not a teenager worried about sexting


farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-21 12:41:00 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.

Well, hilariously enough, one of the reasons MySpace failed is that it gave too much control to the end-user, i.e. "was too complex for them", leading to the infamously bad color layouts we knew and love on the service.  Now, we're finding out that Facebook is too complex for most users, soon to be replaced by 140-letter "Tweets" and picture distribution software.  Soon, we'll be replacing that with something even dumber and less complex.


Twitter you can post from your phone.

Do most people need to post short stories about themselves? Isn't 140 enough?
 
2013-05-21 12:47:26 PM  

flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.


Yea, this is pretty accurate. It's way easier to set up events with groups of people by using Facebook. I don't rely on Facebook for social planning, but it definitely helps (same with email/text/gchat/etc). And it helps me keep in touch with people I don't see/hear from all the time.

Why would I want to keep in touch with them? I've met many amazing people throughout my life. Staying best friends with all of them would be exhausting. It's nice to take a peek at their lives to see what they're up to once in awhile.

People that have an extremely strong opinion of Facebook and Twitter are people that don't know how to use either, and are way too invested in how other people communicate with the world. Repeat to yourself "It's just social media, I should really just relax."
 
2013-05-21 12:52:49 PM  

steve_wmn: If you're in that age bracket you should keep a facebook account open and selectively add flattering pictures and valued friends to it. Keep stuff in there that your parents and future employers won't find awkward. Use Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and whatever the latest thing is to share the stuff you don't want to be associated with in 5 years.


Aren't those services also going to stockpile data? A little out of the loop here.

ikanreed: flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.

Nah, 1. we know that frequent Facebook use is 2. associated with narcissistic personality disorder.  3. People I know who stopped using facebook became a lot more pleasant to be around, within a few weeks of doing so.  Interesting people talk about ideas.  Boring people talk about people.

Also, the word you wanted was "supplant," not "supplement."


Thanks for the correction, I did mean supplant. However, I did find some weakness in your argument as well.
1. Who is "we"? [citation needed]
2. Association is not causation
3. Availability heuristic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Availability_heuristic

what I was trying to say is that most things suck when abused, facebook is no exception. Using it in a way that doesn't cross your own personal limits is possible and worth it.
 
2013-05-21 12:57:11 PM  

Car_Ramrod: People that have an extremely strong opinion of Facebook and Twitter are people that don't know how to use either, .... Repeat to yourself "It's just social media, I should really just relax."


Yes, you should.
 
2013-05-21 01:00:26 PM  
I don't even have Facebook so i'm really getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2013-05-21 01:01:27 PM  

ikanreed: flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.

Nah, we know that frequent Facebook use is associated with narcissistic personality disorder.  People I know who stopped using facebook became a lot more pleasant to be around, within a few weeks of doing so.  Interesting people talk about ideas.  Boring people talk about people.

Also, the word you wanted was "supplant," not "supplement."


And you can't talk about ideas on Facebook?
 
2013-05-21 01:19:44 PM  

PsyLord: Facebook - deactivated account
LinkedIn - account active but not used weekly/monthly
Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2
Google+ - account active but not used weekly
Instagram - no, I use Urbanspoon to share pictures of my food
Snapchat - no, not a teenager worried about sexting


TV - don't even have
 
2013-05-21 01:24:36 PM  

csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.


I don't mute the drama queens, they make me feel extra good about my choices in life.
 
2013-05-21 01:30:30 PM  
+1 subby, nice headline
 
2013-05-21 01:38:31 PM  
Ah Facebook

Derp, herp, SMERSH
 
2013-05-21 01:44:38 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Psycoholic_Slag: My 16 and 19 year yr old kids say they rarely go onto Facebook anymore.  They say it's all Twitter and Instagram now. It's almost as if it's a form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. Then it's not cool anymore. Weird.

Well, hilariously enough, one of the reasons MySpace failed is that it gave too much control to the end-user, i.e. "was too complex for them", leading to the infamously bad color layouts we knew and love on the service.  Now, we're finding out that Facebook is too complex for most users, soon to be replaced by 140-letter "Tweets" and picture distribution software.  Soon, we'll be replacing that with something even dumber and less complex.


MySpace was like Geocities 1.5.

And I stopped using facebook before it was cool, losers.
 
2013-05-21 01:45:34 PM  
Facebook and flat brimmed hats are two things I am eagerly awaiting the death of.  I hate that you can't farking buy ANYTHING without a Facebook or Twitter logo on it.  The other day I was getting a new shirt out of the closet and went to tear the tags off of it.  There was a QR code on the tag that you could scan to share your shirt.  I just stood there in the closet facepalming for about 2 minutes, until my wife asked me if I was feeling sick.  "Yes."
 
2013-05-21 01:55:43 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Facebook and flat brimmed hats are two things I am eagerly awaiting the death of.  I hate that you can't farking buy ANYTHING without a Facebook or Twitter logo on it.  The other day I was getting a new shirt out of the closet and went to tear the tags off of it.  There was a QR code on the tag that you could scan to share your shirt.  I just stood there in the closet facepalming for about 2 minutes, until my wife asked me if I was feeling sick.  "Yes."


LIKE and SHARE if you agree
 
2013-05-21 02:03:12 PM  
Upload several copies of this with different descriptions as an album.

static1.businessinsider.com
 
2013-05-21 02:04:58 PM  
Subby sounds like the writer for geekologie
 
2013-05-21 02:46:56 PM  

PsyLord: Twitter - account active just to get shift codes for borderlands 2


http://orcz.com/Borderlands_2:_Golden_Key?all_keys#Latest_Shift_Code s

You're welcome.
 
2013-05-21 03:11:20 PM  
Needs more poop.
 
2013-05-21 03:18:29 PM  
FTA:  Share something of intense worth and interest. It could be the latest expose on Mexican drug cartels or that time Frenzal Rhomb's frontman got a tapeworm stuck in his brain. You're selflessly contributing good stuff and you look good doing it. Start that trend.

Just like how some people find pictures of their kids, or articles calling for the impeachment of Obama are full of intense worth and interest? How about, limit what you post about one particular issue. Post 1 e-card instead of 9 in a row, etc...
 
2013-05-21 03:24:37 PM  

csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.


This. When I moved a couple of years ago Facebook became a great way for me to stay in contact with my friends. Through them I met some other great people. I have no family on my list nor do I have any employers to worry about so my experience is simply what I make it out to be. I have a lot of fun with it during my down time and it's also been a great way to hook up well. I never got why people complain about what they see or "have" to deal with. Exercise some controls.
 
2013-05-21 03:58:02 PM  
List is missing Social Reviver and Facebook Purity extensions. I don't see anything on my Facebook feed that I don't want to see. No ads, no apps, no deluge of insipid "x liked y" garbage, just people's photos and thoughts.
 
2013-05-21 04:03:38 PM  
tumblr and twitter. Facebook's old news
 
2013-05-21 04:08:21 PM  
What the fark is Snapchat?

/Get off my lawn.
 
2013-05-21 04:16:07 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Upload several copies of this with different descriptions as an album.

[static1.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


You're evil.

I like that.
 
2013-05-21 04:31:11 PM  
Was at work.  New boss and I were chatting, he asked "Do you have Facebook?"  I answered "Yeah."  Two minutes later my phone chirps with a new email alert and he's asking me about the sword I'm holding in my profile pic.  I didn't have to look at my phone to know that it was him sending me a friend request.
 
2013-05-21 04:42:14 PM  
MY THOGHTS AND PRAYERS ABD HEART GO OUT TO THOSE IN OKLIHOMA
 
2013-05-21 04:42:43 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Upload several copies of this with different descriptions as an album.

[static1.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


I am going to upload that image ASAP. Going to drive my kids nuts.
 
2013-05-21 04:44:24 PM  

csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.


I don't adblock a site until their ads get overly intrusive.  FB is dangerously close to that line.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

Agreed.  Your FB friend count is not a measure of your worth.   I have 70 FB friends.  With the exception of two, I have met every single one of them (and not in some bizarre "track down my FB friends" scenario).

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

People like some damn stupid shiat.  I "like" bands I have seen and occasionally a restaurant I enjoyed.  I don't "like" products.

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

God, I hate FB games.  I blocked everything from Zynga.

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.

A smart person sets the security to "friends only".  Unfortunately, FB can change the rules at any time without bothering to tell you.  I use the friends-only setting with the assumption it is merely a suggestion and anything I post is actually public knowlege.   I guess future employers might wonder about all those dead hookers and blow.
 
2013-05-21 05:14:24 PM  

csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.

I run adblock on almost everything.  Youtube was way I got adblock.  Hulu Plus on the PS3 has gotten so bad that I only watch Hulu Plus now on the computer with adblock.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

I almost never send out friend requests.  I have only 100 friends, and of them, five are people who I've never personally met.  Most are people from high school or college who found me and sent me a friend request.  Basically, people I haven't seen in over ten years (fifteen for those high school people).  It does annoy me when coworkers or bosses get my name and then instantly ask for a friend request.  Coworkers: just because we spend 40 hours a week in the same office doesn't mean we are friends.  Boss: I'm creating a secondary facebook page for you to friend.  Those of you who I met through Primerica who didn't leave the company in the 12 months since I left: why are we still friends?  Actually, I know why I am with some of you.  Summer is coming and you can pull of a bikini and you post those pics to Facebook.

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

This always made me wonder.  

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

Agreed, and same for video game accomplishments.  No one gives a rats ass about what you're doing on Xbox Live for PSN.  A previous job I had, when the boss would ask for people to work over time, some people would always say no.  I was one of those people.  The boss would look at them and say "Joe, last night you posted five trophies from some video game you were playing on Xbox.  So you're going to turn down overtime to run home and waste your life playing the Xbox???"

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.

I don't post pics to facebook.  I post pics from Reddit to facebook.  I get made and shove a dagger through an LCD monitor and post it to Facebook explaining that I got made at that farking Moneypak virus, I don't look good.  I post it first to Reddit, then from Reddit to Facebook, where it says "From Reddit:"  now it just looks like I posted a funny pic.

Also, may I add: Don't join certain groups.  Posting links from the group 'Scaily Tailz' is good because they are an animal friendly group, but not a vegan is the only option group and they also have no political leaning.  Posting from a group called "Too Informed to Vote (political party you don't agree with)" just means that "I vote straight ticket no matter what and when my party does good, expect bragging and when my party farks up, I'm going to play defense by pointing out the mistakes of the other party."
 
2013-05-21 05:21:02 PM  

Alexei Novikov: List is missing Social Reviver and Facebook Purity extensions. I don't see anything on my Facebook feed that I don't want to see. No ads, no apps, no deluge of insipid "x liked y" garbage, just people's photos and thoughts.


I wish there was a way block "X liked Y" stories if I'm not friends with 'Y'. I don't mind seeing when my circle of friends 'likes' something of someone I'm friends with, I couldn't give a shiat less when a friend likes or comments on someone's post whom I don't farking know.
 
2013-05-21 05:44:41 PM  

thurstonxhowell: So you posted a complaint about Facebook, a thing you don't use and displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of, and I'm the idiot?


Who said I don't use it? I said I don't have an account.

You really can't count to potato, can you?
 
2013-05-21 06:00:47 PM  
If you're lonely because you're not on facebook, then you are a loser.
 
2013-05-21 06:02:04 PM  

SevenizGud: How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?

Hey, I just gort ma glass pax on taday, and HELLS YEH, that shiat is loud as shiat, juts like I wants uit. Now I gets me some of dem there truxk nutz and I am king of the farking world.


Or just substitute redneck references with references to Apple gear.
 
2013-05-21 06:54:41 PM  
List is pure fail without social fixer, browser plugin.

Kill chat, Force most recent order, filter apps. Or put apps in their own tabs, if you prefer.

FB would be intolerable without socialfixer.


http://socialfixer.com/
 
2013-05-21 07:00:27 PM  

ikanreed: flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.

Nah, we know that frequent Facebook use is associated with narcissistic personality disorder.  People I know who stopped using facebook became a lot more pleasant to be around, within a few weeks of doing so.  Interesting people talk about ideas.  Boring people talk about people.

Also, the word you wanted was "supplant," not "supplement."


That's an interesting post.......about people!
 
2013-05-21 07:24:16 PM  
Another plug for Social Fixer.  It should be #1 on that list.
 
2013-05-21 07:33:51 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-21 07:36:11 PM  

SevenizGud: thurstonxhowell: So you posted a complaint about Facebook, a thing you don't use and displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of, and I'm the idiot?

Who said I don't use it? I said I don't have an account.

You really can't count to potato, can you?


So you use Facebook to monitor idiots, then you complain when idiots say idiot things on the Facebook pages you specifically chose to visit, and, still, you think I'm the idiot in this conversation. Amazing.
 
2013-05-21 07:47:20 PM  

OgreMagi: csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.

I don't adblock a site until their ads get overly intrusive.  FB is dangerously close to that line.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

Agreed.  Your FB friend count is not a measure of your worth.   I have 70 FB friends.  With the exception of two, I have met every single one of them (and not in some bizarre "track down my FB friends" scenario).

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

People like some damn stupid shiat.  I "like" bands I have seen and occasionally a restaurant I enjoyed.  I don't "like" products.

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

God, I hate FB games.  I blocked everything from Zynga.

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.

A smart person sets the security to "friends only".  Unfortunately, FB can change the rules at any time without bothering to tell you.  I use the friends-only setting with the assumption it is merely a suggestion and anything I post is actually public knowlege.   I guess future employers might wonder about all those dead hookers and blow.


The blow is more fun if the hookers aren't dead.

Just sayin'
 
2013-05-21 08:01:52 PM  

thurstonxhowell: So you use Facebook to monitor idiots, then you complain when idiots say idiot things on the Facebook pages you specifically chose to visit, and, still, you think I'm the idiot in this conversation. Amazing.


Actually, I am using Facebook to monitor/coordinate the relief efforts for my brother-in-law, whose house (and all contents) was destroyed in the Moore/OKC tornado yesterday. I am complaining about the 3rd party idiots who post their drivel on the relevant pages - over which I have no control, by the way. I guess you think I magically have some control over who other people friend, etc.

Meanwhile, you post a response to me that doesn't even apply to me, and is not even germane, and is presumptuous to boot.

So yes, I think you are the idiot in this conversation. But there is no need to use the word amazing. You are not amazing at anything. You are just a garden variety idiot.
 
2013-05-21 11:07:04 PM  

SDRR: OgreMagi: csi_yellowknife: Fix your FB experience? Easy, 5 Better solutions:

1) Adblock. They're coming out with video ads, so be prepared.

I don't adblock a site until their ads get overly intrusive.  FB is dangerously close to that line.

2) Stop "Friending" everyone you come in contact with, mute everyone you don't want to hear from. The drama queens, the memesters, the people who post random photos with insipid quotes, the Rachel Maddow/Rush Limbuagh (pick your poison) wannabes. If you barely know them, mute or drop. If you know them, mute.

Agreed.  Your FB friend count is not a measure of your worth.   I have 70 FB friends.  With the exception of two, I have met every single one of them (and not in some bizarre "track down my FB friends" scenario).

3) Unlike some stuff. Over 3 million people like Tide for some reason. Do you really want to give P&G free ad-space on your monitor?

People like some damn stupid shiat.  I "like" bands I have seen and occasionally a restaurant I enjoyed.  I don't "like" products.

4) Block game requests from people. A few people never stopped asking me to fertilize their farm or lawn or whatever I'm supposed to do. Block app requests, and things are easier.

God, I hate FB games.  I blocked everything from Zynga.

5) Fix your privacy. Lock down everything you don't want people to see...and some might see it anyway. At the very least you won't have to worry about future employees Googling your name and finding pictures of your fertilizing your neighbor's lawn.

A smart person sets the security to "friends only".  Unfortunately, FB can change the rules at any time without bothering to tell you.  I use the friends-only setting with the assumption it is merely a suggestion and anything I post is actually public knowlege.   I guess future employers might wonder about all those dead hookers and blow.

The blow is more fun if the hookers aren't dead.

Just sayin'


They didn't start out dead.
 
2013-05-21 11:11:13 PM  

SevenizGud: thurstonxhowell: SevenizGud: How about intelligence tests prior to posting, and you have to have at least a 60 IQ?

There is an intelligence test. By friending people and then complaining about having friended them, you failed it.

I don't have a facebook account, Einstein. But way to prove my point.


I don't like you, but if I did, it would be whatever the total opposite of me liking you is.
 
2013-05-22 12:48:29 AM  
What's a facebook?
 
2013-05-22 06:53:44 AM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Facebook and flat brimmed hats are two things I am eagerly awaiting the death of.  I hate that you can't farking buy ANYTHING without a Facebook or Twitter logo on it.  The other day I was getting a new shirt out of the closet and went to tear the tags off of it.  There was a QR code on the tag that you could scan to share your shirt.  I just stood there in the closet facepalming for about 2 minutes, until my wife asked me if I was feeling sick.  "Yes."


THIS!
This is exactly how one "can have an extremely strong opinion of Facebook and Twitter without knowing how to use either" or having any acount.
Also, spams asking me to befriend them while I haven't any acount.
 
2013-05-22 08:14:04 AM  
Oh look another thread where everyone either pretends they don't have a FB account and/or complains about features they can't be bothered to turn off.


/No, I will not get off your lawn.
 
2013-05-22 10:38:09 AM  

Russky: ikanreed: flanker27del: ikanreed: Yep, I'm the lonely one.  That's it.  Because I can socialize in person and don't depend on validation through people clicking a damned button next to things I say.

//Please click "Smart", thanks.

Every person I've ever seen who is popular on Facebook has good interpersonal skills. Being able to socialize in person isn't an ability that you lose once you create an account. The opposite, you get more opportunities to socialize in person.

Sure, you can misuse the site to supplement real interaction but that will just add to fatigue. People who know how to use it, can and do discriminate who they block or promote, that is what lists are for.

Nah, we know that frequent Facebook use is associated with narcissistic personality disorder.  People I know who stopped using facebook became a lot more pleasant to be around, within a few weeks of doing so.  Interesting people talk about ideas.  Boring people talk about people.

Also, the word you wanted was "supplant," not "supplement."

That's an interesting post.......about people!


Oh no, you've broken my secret code!  It's almost like I intended it as a joke.
 
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