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(CNN)   CNN asks, are we sharing too much online? Well, let me log on to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and LiveJournal and tell you what I think. Okay, maybe not Google+   (cnn.com) divider line 59
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2013-08-16 03:29:56 PM
www.rivistastudio.com
 
2013-08-16 03:30:11 PM
SHARE THIS
[Facebook] [Twitter] [Google+] [LinkedIn]
 
2013-08-16 03:30:59 PM
The only people who use google+ are the ones who turned it on by accident and don't know how to turn it off.
 
2013-08-16 03:30:59 PM
Is our children learning?

/first thing
//got nothin
 
2013-08-16 03:32:00 PM

duffblue: The only people who use google+ are the ones who turned it on by accident and don't know how to turn it off.


Or don't care to turn it off.
 
2013-08-16 03:34:48 PM
Wait, people are still on LiveJournal?
 
2013-08-16 03:36:00 PM
What's this we shiat?
 
2013-08-16 03:38:56 PM

duffblue: The only people who use google+ are the ones who turned it on by accident and don't know how to turn it off.


or 12 year olds - that is where my son and all his friends are (they hate the bookface)
 
2013-08-16 03:39:46 PM

Smeggy Smurf: duffblue: The only people who use google+ are the ones who turned it on by accident and don't know how to turn it off.

Or don't care to turn it off.


I'm in that group. Enabled, basically, to ensure that I've access to it if needed, like my other social media accounts (I may need a test bed for development purposes), but that's about it.

I'm just not that self-important or self-absorbed - no one's going to be hanging off my every word, and my livelihood does not depend on social exposure.
 
2013-08-16 03:40:06 PM
Google and Amazon wanting to make me use my real name for everything means I never post reviews of anything anywhere.  Same with newspaper sites requiring you to log in to Facebook and post comments under your real name.

If you take away the anonymity of the Internet you take a way a lot of what makes the Internet great.  I can't believe that anyone actually posts anything anywhere that doesn't allow you to use a username.
 
2013-08-16 03:40:27 PM
What the hell is MySpace?
 
2013-08-16 03:42:05 PM

duffblue: The only people who use google+ are the ones who turned it on by accident and don't know how to turn it off.


I actually use it occasionally for video conferencing. Hangouts are actually a really good format for meetings with a bunch of people in different places. You can do presentations with screen sharing. It seems to work better than skype or other services, in my experience. That's the only thing I ever use it for though.
 
2013-08-16 03:45:49 PM
Is it just me or did social media die a few years ago right around the time the media started using it in every broadcast and now the only thing pushing the popularity of those sites is the media?
 
2013-08-16 03:47:38 PM
Where else can you post pictures of your junk and have people look at it.
 
2013-08-16 03:51:09 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Where else can you post pictures of your junk and have people look at it.


Can't move, need advice, soonish.
 
2013-08-16 03:55:23 PM
in fact, it's not "are we sharing too much" but, "are we sharing too much with total strangers running a for-profit business directly using what you share to reduce your capitalist advantage?"

/FTFY
 
2013-08-16 03:55:33 PM
But then that would mean that personal privacy starts with the individual and Americans are above personal responsibility.
 
2013-08-16 03:55:48 PM

DubtodaIll: Is it just me or did social media die a few years ago right around the time the media started using it in every broadcast and now the only thing pushing the popularity of those sites is the media?


There will always be some social media aspect. I mean, look, we're on social media right now. Would you post here if your comment went in as "anonymous?"
 
2013-08-16 03:55:51 PM
You want your businesses on Google search? You NEED to be on Google+. You get all kinds of benefits. As for real people, well, yeah it's still pretty nerdy on there.

/And, I'm okay with that.
 
2013-08-16 03:55:56 PM

Thoguh: Google and Amazon wanting to make me use my real name for everything means I never post reviews of anything anywhere.  Same with newspaper sites requiring you to log in to Facebook and post comments under your real name.

If you take away the anonymity of the Internet you take a way a lot of what makes the Internet great.  I can't believe that anyone actually posts anything anywhere that doesn't allow you to use a username.


Or you can, you know, spend 2 minutes making a troll/fake facebook account if you really want to post on those sites.

/does Torg have a facebook page?
 
2013-08-16 03:57:30 PM
tumblr?
 
2013-08-16 03:59:18 PM

Treygreen13: DubtodaIll: Is it just me or did social media die a few years ago right around the time the media started using it in every broadcast and now the only thing pushing the popularity of those sites is the media?

There will always be some social media aspect. I mean, look, we're on social media right now. Would you post here if your comment went in as "anonymous?"


That's a good point, I've just never thought of forums as "social media"
 
2013-08-16 04:03:45 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Where else can you post pictures of your junk and have people look at it.


Well it used to be here, but then we got all high class and shiat up in this biatch
 
2013-08-16 04:09:41 PM
MySpace?  Really?
 
2013-08-16 04:13:54 PM

tylerdurden217: What the hell is MySpace?


I thnk it's that site that Justin Timberlake invested a bunch of money into in order to make it more music oriented.
 
2013-08-16 04:21:22 PM
It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.
 
2013-08-16 04:30:19 PM

Ishkur: It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.


You are so right! What a great post!
 
2013-08-16 04:57:29 PM

Arkanaut: SHARE THIS
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Very first filter I added to ABP on a new machine.  That and ###abPleaBar
 
2013-08-16 05:06:52 PM

Ishkur: It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.


Jesus Christ THIS.
 
2013-08-16 05:18:42 PM

m1ke: [www.rivistastudio.com image 500x369]


Meanwhile, on Facebook.

mikaelasptjallden.se

Do not alter your normal human behavior in any way! You know not the elaborate criteria by which you are to be judged! Ignore my presence and go about your Earthly business!
 
2013-08-16 05:19:21 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-16 05:27:30 PM

Ishkur: It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.


This was so spot on!! (hope you don't mind I copy/paste to my FB)
 
2013-08-16 05:41:03 PM

Thoguh: If you take away the anonymity of the Internet you take a way a lot of what makes the Internet greatthe vile piece of shiat it has become.

 
2013-08-16 05:41:14 PM
I used facebook for exactly 3 months. Quickly found how retarded and AW-y it was, and closed the account. That was over a year ago, and I *still* get emails telling me 'You haven't logged in in a while!'.
 
2013-08-16 05:42:02 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Where else can you post pictures of your junk and have people look at it.


Agrees
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-16 05:57:29 PM

haolegirl: This was so spot on!! (hope you don't mind I copy/paste to my FB)


www.reactionface.info
 
2013-08-16 06:00:38 PM

Cagey B: Wait, people are still on LiveJournal?


mostly eastern europeans and russians
 
2013-08-16 06:45:22 PM
Live journal? MySpace? Headline clearly written by a 45+ year oldInstagram, tumblr, vine, twitter, and a bit of Facebook still./32//doesn't use most of them
 
2013-08-16 06:59:26 PM
I'll just leave this here. Hope Godscrack doesn't mind:  http://www. fark.com/comments/7892266/85965544#c85965544
 
2013-08-16 07:24:19 PM

NevynFox: I used facebook for exactly 3 months. Quickly found how retarded and AW-y it was, and closed the account. That was over a year ago, and I *still* get emails telling me 'You haven't logged in in a while!'.


It's almost as if Facebook's primary purpose is to let people you know find things like your e-mail address so they can contact you and it's working perfectly well.

... or you're getting messages from the FB server itself, meaning you haven't canceled notifications like everyone else has, in which case call your grandson and have him take a look at the computer-box for you again, abuela.

//I actually "use" G+, in the sense that you have to have an account and access it to use Google video.  Have yet to use it to contact people not already on the gmail contact system, though.
 
2013-08-16 07:42:20 PM

Jim_Callahan: It's almost as if Facebook's primary purpose is to let people you know find things like your e-mail address so they can contact you and it's working perfectly well.


That was a primary purpose of Facebook when it launched.  That stopped being any kind of purpose at all at least 5 years ago.
 
2013-08-16 07:48:47 PM

Thoguh: Google and Amazon wanting to make me use my real name for everything means I never post reviews of anything anywhere.  Same with newspaper sites requiring you to log in to Facebook and post comments under your real name.

If you take away the anonymity of the Internet you take a way a lot of what makes the Internet great.  I can't believe that anyone actually posts anything anywhere that doesn't allow you to use a username.


If you google my real name, you get some ancient high school football article and some doctor (I am not the doctor). And dammit, that's how I want it to remain. We all make comments at Fark that, given Fark's unique and dark sense of humor, we would never make in real life. I don't want a potential employer looking me up to find that I was in a thread making jokes about horse rape.

Anyone using their real name for anything but exchanging family photos, looking for a job, or coordinating friend/family events is eventually going to learn a tough lesson. It's like dad always said: "Life is like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow." For some reason, a surprisingly large number of people don't understand this. The internet is FOREVER.

/my Fark profile contains personal info that, if you already knew me, you could confidently guess it's me (hobbies, location, somewhat obscured pic, etc)
//but you can't find it via Google, so unless my potential employer or wife is an avid Farker who routinely checks profiles (and just happened to luck upon mine), I feel pretty safe
 
2013-08-16 07:52:48 PM
Google+ jokes.  I love 'em!
 
2013-08-16 07:59:39 PM

Jim_Callahan: NevynFox: I used facebook for exactly 3 months. Quickly found how retarded and AW-y it was, and closed the account. That was over a year ago, and I *still* get emails telling me 'You haven't logged in in a while!'.

It's almost as if Facebook's primary purpose is to let people you know find things like your e-mail address so they can contact you and it's working perfectly well.

... or you're getting messages from the FB server itself, meaning you haven't canceled notifications like everyone else has, in which case call your grandson and have him take a look at the computer-box for you again, abuela.

//I actually "use" G+, in the sense that you have to have an account and access it to use Google video.  Have yet to use it to contact people not already on the gmail contact system, though.


Yes, they are system messages, and no, I didn't bother to disable notifications since I had deactivated the account and hadn't received an email from then in months. I didn't bother to reactivate the damn thing to turn them off since I had only received a few in the past year.

I just found it amusing and mentioned it; you found it reason to be snarky.

/32 years old, gay and hopefully don't have a grandson
//been building/repairing computers since I was 12.
 
2013-08-16 08:08:41 PM

NevynFox: Jim_Callahan: NevynFox: I used facebook for exactly 3 months. Quickly found how retarded and AW-y it was, and closed the account. That was over a year ago, and I *still* get emails telling me 'You haven't logged in in a while!'.

It's almost as if Facebook's primary purpose is to let people you know find things like your e-mail address so they can contact you and it's working perfectly well.

... or you're getting messages from the FB server itself, meaning you haven't canceled notifications like everyone else has, in which case call your grandson and have him take a look at the computer-box for you again, abuela.

//I actually "use" G+, in the sense that you have to have an account and access it to use Google video.  Have yet to use it to contact people not already on the gmail contact system, though.

Yes, they are system messages, and no, I didn't bother to disable notifications since I had deactivated the account and hadn't received an email from then in months. I didn't bother to reactivate the damn thing to turn them off since I had only received a few in the past year.

I just found it amusing and mentioned it; you found it reason to be snarky.

/32 years old, gay and hopefully don't have a grandson
//been building/repairing computers since I was 12.


What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
 
2013-08-16 08:41:35 PM

Rye_: NevynFox: Jim_Callahan: NevynFox: I used facebook for exactly 3 months. Quickly found how retarded and AW-y it was, and closed the account. That was over a year ago, and I *still* get emails telling me 'You haven't logged in in a while!'.

It's almost as if Facebook's primary purpose is to let people you know find things like your e-mail address so they can contact you and it's working perfectly well.

... or you're getting messages from the FB server itself, meaning you haven't canceled notifications like everyone else has, in which case call your grandson and have him take a look at the computer-box for you again, abuela.

//I actually "use" G+, in the sense that you have to have an account and access it to use Google video.  Have yet to use it to contact people not already on the gmail contact system, though.

Yes, they are system messages, and no, I didn't bother to disable notifications since I had deactivated the account and hadn't received an email from then in months. I didn't bother to reactivate the damn thing to turn them off since I had only received a few in the past year.

I just found it amusing and mentioned it; you found it reason to be snarky.

/32 years old, gay and hopefully don't have a grandson
//been building/repairing computers since I was 12.

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


Absolutely everything. It was code for liter cola.

/large farva
 
2013-08-16 08:41:49 PM
Don't disrespect google. Google is a saint
 
2013-08-16 08:44:23 PM
In my own world, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit would be combined into a super cross-posting format to form Facetwitit.  When you make a post on either Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit, you're limited to 140 characters, identifies you based on your Facebook profile, and cross posts what you posted to each.
 
2013-08-16 08:54:44 PM

Ishkur: It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.


This.
 
2013-08-16 09:51:53 PM

NevynFox: Ishkur: It's because the new generation is addicted to attention. It can't go five minutes without constant validation so it broadcasts everything (especially stories trolling for sympathy) to accrue much-desired likes, comments, thumbs ups, and approvals from their extended sphere of influence. And each "like" is a little spike of endorphins in their brain, a chemical belt of happiness that wears off after a few moments, forcing them to seek more like an addictive narcotic.

This is the participation trophy generation, the precious snowflake indigo children raised on a diet of unconditional self-affirmation in the Age of Aquarius, constantly reassured that their lives are important, special, meaningful, and full of purpose and world-changing revelations by an older generation who simply did not know how to parent so sought to be their best friends instead.

God help us all.

Jesus Christ THIS.


Trust me, their parents are worse. Every ache, pain, snack and hot flash painstakingly detailed for posterity. I've decided to bail the instant someone shares their colonoscopy.
 
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