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(Slate)   Facebook is for middle-aged narcissists while Twitter is more for the younger ones   (slate.com) divider line 32
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2013-09-25 02:10:38 PM  
Fark must be all 8 year old alcoholics.
 
2013-09-25 02:12:45 PM  
Wait till I tell my wife that she's middle-aged and I'm young.
 
2013-09-25 02:13:27 PM  
In my experience, facebook is for people who want to display pictures of their children and twitter is for attention whores.

...and there is considerable overlap
 
2013-09-25 02:19:09 PM  
I'm quite glad this distinction is occurring.

LIKE for reSPEcT
COMMENT For luv

/lol
 
2013-09-25 02:19:10 PM  
I've noticed that.  I think it's because using nightmarishly mangled English is actually encouraged on Twitter.
 
2013-09-25 02:23:59 PM  
And Fark is for stupid Slate links.
 
2013-09-25 02:34:26 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: In my experience, facebook is for people who want to display pictures of their children and twitter is for attention whores.

...and there is considerable overlap


Bingo. I'm an introvert, so I never really understood the draw of social media. I'm not self-important enough to believe that anyone, even my family or close friends, cares so much about the minutiae of my life to see it broadcast on a website.
 
2013-09-25 02:40:38 PM  
Facebook and iPhones, subby.
 
2013-09-25 02:42:48 PM  

AbiNormal: And Fark is for stupid Slate links  and Buzzfeed paid links.


FTFY
 
2013-09-25 02:44:57 PM  
FUNFACT!  Stupid Slatelinks was the name of a short-lived character on The Flintstones.

The first character on television that realistically depicted someone with Down's Syndrome, Slatelinks was cut out of the series not because he was found an offensive portrayal of the mentally handicapped but because his business, a stone chain-link fencing business was found too similar and to Mr. Slaterocks's quarry and hence redundant.  He only appeared in one episode when he was hired by Fred in Stay Dino, Stay to construct a cage for the plucky Dinodog and chain Pebbles to the radiator. This was so that Wilma and Fred could go out for an evening of heavy drinking without having to worry about the distraction of having a pet or daughter getting into trouble.

Alas, due to the small mind of network execs there was only room for one quarry and rock-related business mogul and Slatelinks was drafted and sent to Viet Rock-Nam in the next episode.
 
2013-09-25 02:50:09 PM  

FormlessOne: I'm not self-important enough to believe that anyone, even my family or close friends, cares so much about the minutiae of my life to see it broadcast on a website.


What if you were using it for something other than minutiae? In other words, what if you were the sort of person who experienced interesting things...and who had friends and family scattered around the country (or the world) who might actually want to know about those things?

Would your opinion of FB be different, then?
 
2013-09-25 03:08:26 PM  
I had a short-lived Facebook account. My ex made me sign up so I could look at the pictures she posted.  Then I didn't touch if for a few years. Then Farmville exploded and I played it for a couple weeks before getting bored of it.  About a year after that a friend of mine told me he deleted his facebook account.  So I though, "I never use mine. I might as well delete it." So I did.

Moral of the story: I try not to judge people for having a facebook account. Because they aren't all social media addicted twats.
 
2013-09-25 03:09:49 PM  

RedPhoenix122: AbiNormal: And Fark is for stupid Slate links  and Buzzfeed paid links.

FTFY


Thank you.
 
kab
2013-09-25 03:17:05 PM  
They're both rather bad, but LookAtMe-book is at least semi-cohesive.   How Twatter got it's popularity while being such an inept communication app, is beyond me.
 
2013-09-25 03:19:30 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: What if you were using it for something other than minutiae? In other words, what if you were the sort of person who experienced interesting things...and who had friends and family scattered around the country (or the world) who might actually want to know about those things?



What Mr. Fabulous might look like:

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-25 03:26:00 PM  
Is this where I can pipe in and say I have neither a FB page, nor a Twitter account?

/RAZR for the win!
//Just got texting two weeks ago.

i00.i.aliimg.com
 
2013-09-25 03:32:01 PM  

brap: FUNFACT!  Stupid Slatelinks was the name of a short-lived character on The Flintstones.

The first character on television that realistically depicted someone with Down's Syndrome, Slatelinks was cut out of the series not because he was found an offensive portrayal of the mentally handicapped but because his business, a stone chain-link fencing business was found too similar and to Mr. Slaterocks's quarry and hence redundant.  He only appeared in one episode when he was hired by Fred in Stay Dino, Stay to construct a cage for the plucky Dinodog and chain Pebbles to the radiator. This was so that Wilma and Fred could go out for an evening of heavy drinking without having to worry about the distraction of having a pet or daughter getting into trouble.

Alas, due to the small mind of network execs there was only room for one quarry and rock-related business mogul and Slatelinks was drafted and sent to Viet Rock-Nam in the next episode.


That's Rock-Tastic! I always figured they chained up the kids so they could go to an orogeny.
 
2013-09-25 03:38:27 PM  

kab: They're both rather bad, but LookAtMe-book is at least semi-cohesive.   How Twatter got it's popularity while being such an inept communication app, is beyond me.


This also blows my mind still.

Oblig Fallon and Timberlake #hashtag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57dzaMaouXA
 
2013-09-25 03:49:12 PM  

FormlessOne: Lionel Mandrake: In my experience, facebook is for people who want to display pictures of their children and twitter is for attention whores.

...and there is considerable overlap

Bingo. I'm an introvert, so I never really understood the draw of social media. I'm not self-important enough to believe that anyone, even my family or close friends, cares so much about the minutiae of my life to see it broadcast on a website.


Added you to my ignore list
 
2013-09-25 04:11:59 PM  
As a middle-aged narcissist, I'm off to post my criticism of this article on Facebook.
 
2013-09-25 04:26:18 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: FormlessOne: I'm not self-important enough to believe that anyone, even my family or close friends, cares so much about the minutiae of my life to see it broadcast on a website.

What if you were using it for something other than minutiae? In other words, what if you were the sort of person who experienced interesting things...and who had friends and family scattered around the country (or the world) who might actually want to know about those things?

Would your opinion of FB be different, then?


Oh please, do tell us all about the terribly interesting things that you do for a living.

/actually, don't.
 
2013-09-25 04:26:49 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Fark must be all 8 year old alcoholics.


on infinite typewriters.
 
2013-09-25 04:41:35 PM  
The only thing I post on Facebook is links from the Fark video tab.
 
2013-09-25 05:04:10 PM  
I 'get' Twitter, and the value of it... I just don't care.   I have enough sites to be a narcissist on.  I can only spread myself so thin, as i do have a job and all.
 
2013-09-25 06:36:50 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Fark must be all 8 year old alcoholics.


It would certainly explain the Politics Tab.
 
2013-09-25 07:04:24 PM  
Facebook is for college students.  It has expanded its realm and many people use it beyond college, and presumably some people use it prior to college, but it was built specifically for college students.  That, in most cases, is 'young', not 'middle age'.

Twitter is for anyone.  The groups 'young' and 'middle age' fall within the group of 'anyone'.

Therefore Facebook is for young, Twitter is for young and middle-age.
 
2013-09-25 07:10:21 PM  
fickenchuckler


God, I miss that phone. I know, I know......... it's farking old and shiatty and outdated, but that was the one time I felt like I was in Star Trek. In the future present.
 
2013-09-25 07:20:06 PM  
Facebook *was* for college students, but now it really is people swapping photos of their college aged children. I'm OK with that.
 
2013-09-25 07:39:42 PM  
I guess today I learned I am not a not narcissist.

/no twitter
//I do have a FB account but I forget the login...and nothing of value was lost
 
2013-09-25 10:23:07 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Facebook *was* for college students, but now it really is people swapping photos of their college aged children. I'm OK with that.




The Tweens use their fancy smart phones, twitter is better suited to small screens. Oldsters can't focus their eyes enough on those tiny phones, but came spend a couple of hours a day at work keeping up with the cat pictures.
 
2013-09-25 10:25:15 PM  
I use facebook for one thing. a single game. thats it. and twitter is just for idiots
 
2013-09-26 03:14:09 AM  

FormlessOne: Lionel Mandrake: In my experience, facebook is for people who want to display pictures of their children and twitter is for attention whores.

...and there is considerable overlap

Bingo. I'm an introvert, so I never really understood the draw of social media. I'm not self-important enough to believe that anyone, even my family or close friends, cares so much about the minutiae of my life to see it broadcast on a website.


And yet somehow you couldn't stop yourself from sharing that personal tidbit about your life to a bunch of strangers online.
 
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