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2013-10-02 11:58:58 PM  
If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.
 
2013-10-03 12:06:00 AM  
i566.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-03 12:32:36 AM  

BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.


And if you don't something BAD will happen to you.

I love that Facebook has propagated the modern version of chain letters.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-10-03 02:05:00 AM  
I just share pictures of cute animals. Does that make me a bad person?
 
2013-10-03 02:26:35 AM  
I don't trust any website that censors "the F-word."
 
2013-10-03 03:49:28 AM  
Everyone on Facebook is cliche.
Also, all the kids in Springfield are SOBs.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-03 04:22:38 AM  

Yes this is dog: I don't trust any website that censors "the F-word."


Farkin' A.
 
2013-10-03 05:47:57 AM  

FNG: I just share pictures of cute animals. Does that make me a bad person?


Yes. You need to know this Internet thing won't take off unless we demonstrate its practical utility! It's for conveying important information, not pictures of your cat.
 
2013-10-03 06:59:27 AM  
That George Takei is a hoot.
 
2013-10-03 07:01:52 AM  
It's been nearly 4 years since I shut down my facebook account. Every article I read about Facebook since then has led me to believe it was a great idea.
 
2013-10-03 07:05:29 AM  
I'm one of those non-cliche facebook people. I post pictures of cars, bugs, dirty-minded memes, etc and never talk about shopping.
 
2013-10-03 07:07:10 AM  
Could the results mean that irrespective of gender, stalkerbook users are shallow Moran's?
 
2013-10-03 07:15:52 AM  
Couldn't this mean that most girls like talking about chocolate, relationships, and shopping while boys like not talking about relationships but rather cars, video games, and all things relating to f'ing? I'm not sure where posturing needs to enter into it?
 
2013-10-03 07:26:02 AM  
I've yet to see any evidence that suggests that stereotypes aren't based in some sort of truth. Sure, no one person is a pure stereotype, but these ideas don't form out of thin air.

/have to play COD Black ops now, and then basketball in 26 minutes.
//fark
 
2013-10-03 07:27:37 AM  
I never have had a facebook account.  I always thought it was stupid.  I don't care about keeping up with the Joneses.

I read something on here a couple of weeks ago about people being depressed because everybody else's life was so much better than theirs.

Don't worry about that.  You can fake whatever you want on the internet and in reality their lives suck as much as yours does.
 
2013-10-03 07:34:46 AM  
Everybody sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques. The guys that are on the basketball team stick together, the Catholics stick together, the goddam intellectuals stick together, the guys that play bridge stick together. Even the guys that belong to the goddam Book-of-the-Month club stick together.
You never saw so many phonies in all your life, everybody smoking their ears off and talking about the play so that everybody could hear and know how sharp they were.
 
2013-10-03 07:36:47 AM  
I don't even own a Facebook.
 
2013-10-03 07:36:57 AM  

I miss the carefree and glitter filled days of

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2013-10-03 07:37:07 AM  
I think they meant DOUCHE'

\Just sayin'
\\ when the site says
\\\ sign in with douche-book
\\\\ say goodnight Dick.
 
2013-10-03 07:37:23 AM  
I have a facebook account and sometimes post information I think my friends might like/enjoy.

I also like seeing what some of my friends (with more active lives than mine) are up to.

I don't get all the hate.

Oh, and yes, there are a bunch of people that use it to preach or share endless "if you love XYZ, I dare you to repost this" images.  And I just delete them and realize they're not the people they used to be when we knew each other in the past.
 
2013-10-03 07:39:42 AM  

Cold_Sassy: I never have had a facebook account.  I always thought it was stupid.  I don't care about keeping up with the Joneses.

I read something on here a couple of weeks ago about people being depressed because everybody else's life was so much better than theirs.

Don't worry about that.  You can fake whatever you want on the internet and in reality their lives suck as much as yours does.


I'm not depressed.  I'm a French model!  Bon Jour!
 
2013-10-03 07:41:08 AM  

Have_Brain: Couldn't this mean that most girls like talking about chocolate, relationships, and shopping while boys like not talking about relationships but rather cars, video games, and all things relating to f'ing? I'm not sure where posturing needs to enter into it?


To justify the idea that men and women have the same interests and only show different aspects of those universal interest because of societal influence. The fact that men and women might just be different doesn't enter into the equation for some people. Even in the most liberal, women friendly countries on earth those stereotypes persist. Makes you wonder why Iran's science engineering students are 70% female while Sweden only has a 32% graduation rate in the same fields. Obviously that is because of men keeping them down and not allowing them their own choices.

/Students does not equal graduate
//Still informative
 
2013-10-03 07:50:06 AM  
I'm not on Facebook, and I'm probably also a cliche.
 
2013-10-03 07:53:37 AM  
I love how there are 4 variations of "so" under the female listing
 
2013-10-03 07:53:53 AM  
How do I submit this link to Jezebel? I wanna troll them.
 
2013-10-03 07:56:03 AM  

Yes this is dog: I don't trust any website that censors "the F-word."


Facebook is the "F-word".
 
2013-10-03 07:58:16 AM  
Facebook is starting to make 4chan look good.
 
2013-10-03 07:58:54 AM  
I prefer ceviche.
 
2013-10-03 07:59:58 AM  
I've never considered Facebook. I am not an exibitionist, and, indeed, was raised and educated to believe that exibitionism is a personality disorder - so I avoid people who have it.
 
2013-10-03 08:00:07 AM  
Ha ha, Facebook - Facade you are!
 
2013-10-03 08:01:40 AM  
I hope someone talks about this on TV so I can tell people I haven't seen that segment, because I don't own a TV.
 
2013-10-03 08:03:20 AM  

verbaltoxin: I hope someone talks about this on TV so I can tell people I haven't seen that segment, because I don't own a TV.


I've started using one of those local, artisinal televisions - you've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-10-03 08:04:52 AM  

born_yesterday: Cold_Sassy: I never have had a facebook account.  I always thought it was stupid.  I don't care about keeping up with the Joneses.

I read something on here a couple of weeks ago about people being depressed because everybody else's life was so much better than theirs.

Don't worry about that.  You can fake whatever you want on the internet and in reality their lives suck as much as yours does.

I'm not depressed.  I'm a French model!  Bon Jour!


From Detroit.  OK, I still LOLd.  Nice work.
 
2013-10-03 08:07:30 AM  

jso2897: I've never considered Facebook. I am not an exibitionist, and, indeed, was raised and educated to believe that exibitionism is a personality disorder - so I avoid people who have it.


Why did you feel the need to tell us about this?
 
2013-10-03 08:08:01 AM  

SpdrJay


It's been nearly 4 years since I shut down my facebook account. Every article I read about Facebook since then has led me to believe it was a great idea.


What led you to believe that creating the account was a great idea?
 
2013-10-03 08:08:44 AM  

jso2897: I've never considered Facebook. I am not an exibitionist, and, indeed, was raised and educated to believe that exibitionism is a personality disorder - so I avoid people who have it.


Thank you for sharing this deep thought of yours. On its merits, clearly something which could not be kept within a single moment longer.

/douche-tastic hypocrite thine art...
 
2013-10-03 08:08:47 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: jso2897: I've never considered Facebook. I am not an exibitionist, and, indeed, was raised and educated to believe that exibitionism is a personality disorder - so I avoid people who have it.

Why did you feel the need to tell us about this?


Because they wanted to point  out the millions of people who presume that their life is so exceptional and interesting that it would appeal to the masses, which is stupid.  Nobody cares.
 
2013-10-03 08:11:18 AM  
So extreme rightwing nutjobs are now a cliche?
 
2013-10-03 08:11:33 AM  

Cold_Sassy: I never have had a facebook account.  I always thought it was stupid.  I don't care about keeping up with the Joneses.

I read something on here a couple of weeks ago about people being depressed because everybody else's life was so much better than theirs.

Don't worry about that.  You can fake whatever you want on the internet and in reality their lives suck as much as yours does.


I guess people are just cropping out all the sadness.
 
2013-10-03 08:12:38 AM  
Cliché is a noun, subby, not an adjective. The word you're looking for is clichéd.
 
2013-10-03 08:14:28 AM  
I disabled my account just over 5 weeks ago and it's messed up because there is a certain level of withdrawal that happens with that.  For a week or two, I'd type 'facebook.com' into my browser and just go the homepage without even thinking about it, but since I wasn't logged in, I didnt get to the newsfeed and then I'd purposely made it slightly difficult for myself to login.  I changed my password to a random string of characters and forgot it, so now I'd have to go through the whole 'forgot password', etc deal.  It wouldn't be impossible for me to log back in, but it'd require a couple of steps.

It sucked for a couple of days because people are just so used to communicating via facebook now.  I've noticed, though, in the last week or two, that more of my friends are actually connecting with me via actual normal means like email and text, and their email and texts usually start with, "why arent you on Facebook anymore?"

What's really odd for me is that I created an account almost immediately after the website went up (summer 2004) and barely used it until I was on a 3-week long work trip and bored out of my mind in my hotel room one night in 2008 and decided to check this website out.  Until then, I'd just log in to confirm friend requests.
 
2013-10-03 08:15:01 AM  
Oh, rip the shirt!
How Cliche'!
 
2013-10-03 08:17:58 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, rip the shirt!
How Cliche'!


I get that, you old fart.  Guess that makes me one too, which is why you've been favorited in a pukey fark shade of green for some time now.
 
2013-10-03 08:18:00 AM  

balki1867: I disabled my account just over 5 weeks ago and it's messed up because there is a certain level of withdrawal that happens with that.  For a week or two, I'd type 'facebook.com' into my browser and just go the homepage without even thinking about it, but since I wasn't logged in, I didnt get to the newsfeed and then I'd purposely made it slightly difficult for myself to login.  I changed my password to a random string of characters and forgot it, so now I'd have to go through the whole 'forgot password', etc deal.  It wouldn't be impossible for me to log back in, but it'd require a couple of steps.

It sucked for a couple of days because people are just so used to communicating via facebook now.  I've noticed, though, in the last week or two, that more of my friends are actually connecting with me via actual normal means like email and text, and their email and texts usually start with, "why arent you on Facebook anymore?"

What's really odd for me is that I created an account almost immediately after the website went up (summer 2004) and barely used it until I was on a 3-week long work trip and bored out of my mind in my hotel room one night in 2008 and decided to check this website out.  Until then, I'd just log in to confirm friend requests.


Dude, this isn't a Facebook-aholics Anonymous meeting, but thanks for sharing anyway.
 
2013-10-03 08:21:13 AM  
its a old cliche that its a old cliche but you better live your life today. I disabled my  TV how cliche is that. You prolly know that because that is the first thing I want to get out there.
 
2013-10-03 08:21:33 AM  

buntz: I have a facebook account and sometimes post information I think my friends might like/enjoy.

I also like seeing what some of my friends (with more active lives than mine) are up to.

I don't get all the hate.

Oh, and yes, there are a bunch of people that use it to preach or share endless "if you love XYZ, I dare you to repost this" images.  And I just delete them and realize they're not the people they used to be when we knew each other in the past.


Are you me?
 
kab
2013-10-03 08:23:16 AM  
But remember the our Facebook statuses are not about who we are, but rather about who we wish we were.

Absolute bullshiat.

Great article by the way.  Men and women behave differently, and you needed a study about social media to realize this?
 
2013-10-03 08:23:20 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: balki1867: I disabled my account just over 5 weeks ago and it's messed up because there is a certain level of withdrawal that happens with that.  For a week or two, I'd type 'facebook.com' into my browser and just go the homepage without even thinking about it, but since I wasn't logged in, I didnt get to the newsfeed and then I'd purposely made it slightly difficult for myself to login.  I changed my password to a random string of characters and forgot it, so now I'd have to go through the whole 'forgot password', etc deal.  It wouldn't be impossible for me to log back in, but it'd require a couple of steps.

It sucked for a couple of days because people are just so used to communicating via facebook now.  I've noticed, though, in the last week or two, that more of my friends are actually connecting with me via actual normal means like email and text, and their email and texts usually start with, "why arent you on Facebook anymore?"

What's really odd for me is that I created an account almost immediately after the website went up (summer 2004) and barely used it until I was on a 3-week long work trip and bored out of my mind in my hotel room one night in 2008 and decided to check this website out.  Until then, I'd just log in to confirm friend requests.

Dude, this isn't a Facebook-aholics Anonymous meeting, but thanks for sharing anyway.


In their defense, they need an outlet to express themselves now that they're not on Facebook anymore.
 
2013-10-03 08:27:01 AM  

Cybernetic: I'm not on Facebook, and I'm probably also a cliche.


I'm sure not being on Facebook in itself is a cliché.

Having given up Facebook and crowing about it is definitely a cliché.
 
2013-10-03 08:30:33 AM  

dopekitty74: I'm one of those non-cliche facebook people. I post pictures of look how different and special I am blah blah blah nobody cares


Well, that didn't take long. DRINK!
 
2013-10-03 08:31:55 AM  

BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.

 
2013-10-03 08:32:58 AM  

medius: BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.


Love it!
 
2013-10-03 08:34:02 AM  
I've never joined Facebook, a "social network". Instead I joined Fark, an antisocial network.
 
2013-10-03 08:34:14 AM  

buntz: I have a facebook account and sometimes post information I think my friends might like/enjoy.

I also like seeing what some of my friends (with more active lives than mine) are up to.

I don't get all the hate.


The point is, now every other woman on Fark will have to rush in to tell us how she's different, she's not like those other women -- she posts about cars, and Chuck Norris, and dirty jokes -- because it's terrible to admit to being a "typical" woman. There's nothing worse than being female!

We also might see the odd Brony.
 
2013-10-03 08:34:33 AM  
Depends on how you use it, obviously.

When we moved here, we joined a couple of community groups for the area. People in those groups post some pretty good information that we would not have learned otherwise.

And cat pictures.
 
2013-10-03 08:36:43 AM  

Professor Duck: I love how there are 4 variations of "so" under the female listing


So?
 
2013-10-03 08:41:41 AM  
STOP LIKING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE!

/ Am I really the first?
 
2013-10-03 08:42:14 AM  

balki1867: I disabled my account just over 5 weeks ago and it's messed up because there is a certain level of withdrawal that happens with that.  For a week or two, I'd type 'facebook.com' into my browser and just go the homepage without even thinking about it, but since I wasn't logged in, I didnt get to the newsfeed and then I'd purposely made it slightly difficult for myself to login.  I changed my password to a random string of characters and forgot it, so now I'd have to go through the whole 'forgot password', etc deal.  It wouldn't be impossible for me to log back in, but it'd require a couple of steps.

It sucked for a couple of days because people are just so used to communicating via facebook now.  I've noticed, though, in the last week or two, that more of my friends are actually connecting with me via actual normal means like email and text, and their email and texts usually start with, "why arent you on Facebook anymore?"

What's really odd for me is that I created an account almost immediately after the website went up (summer 2004) and barely used it until I was on a 3-week long work trip and bored out of my mind in my hotel room one night in 2008 and decided to check this website out.  Until then, I'd just log in to confirm friend requests.


If you were as boring and long-winded on Facebook as you were in that post, I'm sure most of your FB "friends" were relieved when you left.

I'm sorry. That was mean.
 
2013-10-03 08:45:02 AM  

DerAppie: Have_Brain: Couldn't this mean that most girls like talking about chocolate, relationships, and shopping while boys like not talking about relationships but rather cars, video games, and all things relating to f'ing? I'm not sure where posturing needs to enter into it?

To justify the idea that men and women have the same interests and only show different aspects of those universal interest because of societal influence. The fact that men and women might just be different doesn't enter into the equation for some people. Even in the most liberal, women friendly countries on earth those stereotypes persist. Makes you wonder why Iran's science engineering students are 70% female while Sweden only has a 32% graduation rate in the same fields. Obviously that is because of men keeping them down and not allowing them their own choices.

/Students does not equal graduate
//Still informative


Could you elaborate a bit on your Iran/Sweden comparison? I'm not grokking it
 
2013-10-03 08:45:20 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, rip the shirt!
How Cliche'!


Every time I hear the word cliché I think of this. Child of the 70's.
 
2013-10-03 08:48:58 AM  

BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.


Yep got this one today, from a dear friend of mine that lost her mother recently.  I love her but what is she opening herself up to? A bunch of friends that dont hit like or share, which will upset her more?

scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net

/I'm not sharing it
 
2013-10-03 08:49:02 AM  
Needless to say we're at derpcon 3 on fb due to the shutdown. What can I say, the idiocy is a weird form of entertainment for me. A real life the soup
 
2013-10-03 08:50:41 AM  
If it wasn't for facebook, I'd only hear about my distant friends and family once every couple years, usually when someone dies. It keeps me connected and for that I am thankful. I really don't get all the hate for it, most people just complain that it causes too much drama. They never seem to realize that their friends are the problem, not the medium of communication. They also apparently don't realize you can unfriend and block people. Or, even more likely, they just like to disparage popular things to appear "edgy" and "hip" or whatever the masses call it now.
 
2013-10-03 08:53:30 AM  

Cold_Sassy: vudukungfu: Oh, rip the shirt!
How Cliche'!

I get that, you old fart.  Guess that makes me one too, which is why you've been favorited in a pukey fark shade of green for some time now.


At about 10:18 in this clip. (goes to YouTube, sound only, of course, and yes, I'm old, too.)
 
2013-10-03 09:01:18 AM  
Chevalier, Montage, Detente, Avant Garde, and Deja Vu have all liked this thread.
 
2013-10-03 09:05:08 AM  
Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.
 
2013-10-03 09:08:51 AM  

MadAzza: Cold_Sassy: vudukungfu: Oh, rip the shirt!
How Cliche'!

I get that, you old fart.  Guess that makes me one too, which is why you've been favorited in a pukey fark shade of green for some time now.

At about 10:18 in this clip. (goes to YouTube, sound only, of course, and yes, I'm old, too.)


Yep.  Liked Sister Mary Elephant, too.  My Mom  hated this, so we'd have to wait until she wasn't around to play it.  There are a lot of older folks on FARK, they just won't admit it.  Although in the past few days I've seen a lot of them own it.  Maybe once you get to a certain point it becomes a matter of pride that you survived this long and are that much more intelligent then the general population, and there are a lot of highly intelligent people here.  Not speaking for myself though.  Draw your own conclusions.
 
2013-10-03 09:09:04 AM  

Mellotiger: If it wasn't for facebook, I'd only hear about my distant friends and family once every couple years, usually when someone dies. It keeps me connected and for that I am thankful. I really don't get all the hate for it, most people just complain that it causes too much drama. They never seem to realize that their friends are the problem, not the medium of communication. They also apparently don't realize you can unfriend and block people. Or, even more likely, they just like to disparage popular things to appear "edgy" and "hip" or whatever the masses call it now.


I agree completely. I love it. I'm back in touch with a cousin I haven't really known since we were 12. Our distance is mainly geographical. We have many things in common, in addition to filling in family information gaps. He and his husband came to visit recently. We talk often on Facebook. I also get to chat with other relatives from that side, in the South, without having to have awkward telephone conversations.

Not to mention the many good friends I'm able to get in touch/stay in touch with, in my geographic isolation thousands of miles from the mainland U.S. I can't just go visit people or take a road trip, so Facebook gives me a way of staying in touch with them. And I've made friends (or at least acquaintances, and met them IRL) through my other friends and relatives.

I'm in a band, and involved in the music community here. Facebook is an easy way of finding out who's playing where tonight, tomorrow, next week. I "network" (sorry) with other drummers about drumming stuff. It's informative and fun. I was talking online with a guy from Brazil the other day. Learned about some interesting techniques and music I wasn't familiar with.

Use Facebook if you want to. Don't use it if you don't. It's not a proving ground.
 
2013-10-03 09:13:18 AM  
Facebook sucks.  Just like Duke.
 
2013-10-03 09:21:34 AM  

Egoy3k: Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.


... when they should be gushing over meeeeee!

/Seriously, you don't get why people might be proud of their kids? Are you a sociopath?
 
2013-10-03 09:22:48 AM  

Mellotiger: I really don't get all the hate for it


Well, apart from the reasons you go on to mention there's also this - some of us don't really like people and don't want to be part of a 'community'.
Not trying to be a smart-ass or cool, just is what it is. I tried having an account and couldn't keep it, too many people creating noise, which is not how my real-life is. I like that it exists as it provides a distraction that keeps a lot of people happy, but it's not for me and I'm fortunate that it doesn't matter either way if I do or don't play along.
 
2013-10-03 09:24:45 AM  

dustygrimp: Egoy3k: Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.

... when they should be gushing over meeeeee!

/Seriously, you don't get why people might be proud of their kids? Are you a sociopath?


It's borderline creepy to post pics of 4 year olds sleeping every week.
 
2013-10-03 09:27:07 AM  

thecpt: dustygrimp: Egoy3k: Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.

... when they should be gushing over meeeeee!

/Seriously, you don't get why people might be proud of their kids? Are you a sociopath?

It's borderline creepy to post pics of 4 year olds sleeping every week.


And, exposing images of your children and who they are to complete strangers.
 
2013-10-03 09:28:33 AM  

MadAzza: Mellotiger: If it wasn't for facebook, I'd only hear about my distant friends and family once every couple years, usually when someone dies. It keeps me connected and for that I am thankful. I really don't get all the hate for it, most people just complain that it causes too much drama. They never seem to realize that their friends are the problem, not the medium of communication. They also apparently don't realize you can unfriend and block people. Or, even more likely, they just like to disparage popular things to appear "edgy" and "hip" or whatever the masses call it now.


So true. I felt so free once I started blocking and unfriending people. I also reconnected with old friends again and they are still wonderful people years later. Seeing posts of my redneck cousins partying and licking faces was something I had to just block. I also blocked those "look what an awesome housewife I am" people too. They would actually post pics of their kids going potty or their daughter shaving her legs for the first time, or how much better their house is than yours.  ("My hubster is the awesomest!") Also, Crossfit people are really starting to get on my last nerve!

The wonderful power of the block! Wish we could do that in real life!
 
2013-10-03 09:31:12 AM  

Cold_Sassy: thecpt: dustygrimp: Egoy3k: Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.

... when they should be gushing over meeeeee!

/Seriously, you don't get why people might be proud of their kids? Are you a sociopath?

It's borderline creepy to post pics of 4 year olds sleeping every week.

And, exposing images of your children and who they are to complete strangers.


Why would you have complete strangers on your friends list?
 
2013-10-03 09:32:28 AM  

Mellotiger: even more likely, they just like to disparage popular things to appear "edgy" and "hip"


This
 
2013-10-03 09:32:53 AM  
I'm not on facebook, but as I have pointed out previously some people feel the urge to expose their entire lives and all the details on facebook whether they know you or not.  Think I am kidding?  Try it.
 
2013-10-03 09:41:57 AM  

dustygrimp: Egoy3k: Most of what I see on Facebook is photos of kids.  I have no idea why people gush over photos of kids.

... when they should be gushing over meeeeee!

/Seriously, you don't get why people might be proud of their kids? Are you a sociopath?


Yeah I'm an attention whore and a sociopath because I don't understand why people fawn over the children of people that they went to high school with.

Parents are somewhat weird but vicarious parents are out to lunch.
 
2013-10-03 09:45:03 AM  

gmoney101: BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.

Yep got this one today, from a dear friend of mine that lost her mother recently.  I love her but what is she opening herself up to? A bunch of friends that dont hit like or share, which will upset her more?

[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 707x547]

/I'm not sharing it


I always figured that ignoring someone's FB post was a non-crime, unless they messaged you or tagged you in it.
Those "dare you to repost this" posts, they were a dare to your friend who posted them too, right?
I could be wrong on this. I'm not very popular.
 
2013-10-03 09:48:26 AM  
If you don't see or talk to them on a regular basis anyway, they don't give a shiat about you...except possibly the psychos you don't want following you or guys just hoping to get a glimpse of cleavage from a chick's beach vacation pics.
 
2013-10-03 10:03:01 AM  

Egoy3k: I don't understand why people fawn over the children of people that they went to high school with.


They're being polite. Perhaps if you tried it sometime, even in some other context, it would be a less frightening societal construct.
 
2013-10-03 10:12:02 AM  

MadAzza: Egoy3k: I don't understand why people fawn over the children of people that they went to high school with.

They're being polite. Perhaps if you tried it sometime, even in some other context, it would be a less frightening societal construct.


So what you are saying is that I should learn to be polite from farkers who, when I mildly expressed confusion over something that I see people engaging in on Facebook, accused me of being an attention whore, a sociopath, impolite and frightened of social interaction?  Sorry I think I'll keep on doing what I'm doing.  thanks for the advice though, or something.
 
2013-10-03 10:21:13 AM  
It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.

static3.businessinsider.com

You know what to do with it.
 
2013-10-03 10:28:51 AM  

Gordon Bennett: It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.

[facebook-will-never-charge-for-service.jpg]

You know what to do with it


Done. Now to wait for a call from my mom...


Normally, I only use facebook to reply to party invitations and post pictures of my winemaking.
 
2013-10-03 10:31:03 AM  
I'll just leave these here:

i.imgur.com
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i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-03 10:31:41 AM  
Facebook is a pure example of ordinary people wanting to be celebrities and has become the champion of narcissism.  Facebook's only known practical application is the ability to stalk old girlfreinds, LOL.

Plus, the "cool" factor went away about the same time teenager's parents got on facebook trying to act like teens themselves.

Also, those of you putting nake cat pictures on face book are guilty of kitty porn and should be ashamed of yourselves.
 
2013-10-03 10:32:18 AM  

jso2897: verbaltoxin: I hope someone talks about this on TV so I can tell people I haven't seen that segment, because I don't own a TV.

I've started using one of those local, artisinal televisions - you've probably never heard of it.


Plebian. My only electronic entertainment is a nickelodeon. Not the network - an actual nickelodeon. Made in Oregon by an commune.
 
2013-10-03 10:42:41 AM  

gmoney101: BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.

Yep got this one today, from a dear friend of mine that lost her mother recently.  I love her but what is she opening herself up to? A bunch of friends that dont hit like or share, which will upset her more?

[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 707x547]

/I'm not sharing it


I see that post frequently. I never share it either.
 
2013-10-03 11:12:17 AM  

MadAzza: buntz: I have a facebook account and sometimes post information I think my friends might like/enjoy.

I also like seeing what some of my friends (with more active lives than mine) are up to.

I don't get all the hate.

The point is, now every other woman on Fark will have to rush in to tell us how she's different, she's not like those other women -- she posts about cars, and Chuck Norris, and dirty jokes -- because it's terrible to admit to being a "typical" woman. There's nothing worse than being female!

We also might see the odd Brony.


Well, yeah. Anyone who thinks people aren't posturing in every social interaction (not just Facebook) just aren't paying attention. I am not very good at making friends, and one my conclusions was that it was due to failing to participate in the necessary roles socially. We've all seen it--you get into a group, and instead of being "gary" you're the political one, instead of "sue" you're the funny one, etc. I could never get used to being cast as a 1D version of myself, so I couldn't hack it in such groups. I really prefer 1on1 interactions. (So probably, I realize, this makes me the weirdo. This 1D version I can deal with.)

So I guess I am "different", but only in that I try not to filter my image for Facebook or in social settings (non business-I'm totally fine being a shill for the moneyz). I try not to broadcast my bad moods upon the world (that's just rude), but if I worked on bookbinding yesterday, I'll talk about that. If I read a weird scifi book, I'll talk about that. If I'm having an engineering problem, I'll talk about that. Maybe it's mostly for my sanity--I can't imagine liking myself if I felt like I needed to gloss myself up for other people in every moment of my life.

\rambly--but the gist- I wish we'd peer pressure people to be less posturing, although it seems like fb has achieved the opposite.
 
2013-10-03 11:43:34 AM  
Of course.  This is how cliches become cliche -- because you see them everywhere.
 
2013-10-03 11:45:14 AM  

gmoney101: BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.

Yep got this one today, from a dear friend of mine that lost her mother recently.  I love her but what is she opening herself up to? A bunch of friends that dont hit like or share, which will upset her more?

[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 707x547]

/I'm not sharing it


I never share anything that tells me to share it.  Especially if it tries to guilt me into it.
 
2013-10-03 11:54:18 AM  

SpdrJay: It's been nearly 4 years since I shut down my facebook account. Every article I read about Facebook since then has led me to believe it was a great idea.


And here's one of the biggest cliches of all...
 
2013-10-03 12:59:04 PM  

Qellaqan: Well, yeah. Anyone who thinks people aren't posturing in every social interaction (not just Facebook) just aren't paying attention.


When i first noticed that pathetic aspect of human interaction i stopped doing it.

Someone starts gloating about their life or playing any number of other silly social games, and when i'm supposed to compete i have zero interest in doing so. So the person goes on their merry way thinking they have it better than me. Which is fine. They probably need it.
 
2013-10-03 01:02:26 PM  
I got on facebook when my then 13 year old daughter got on facebook, mostly to make sure she wasn't doing anything stupid.

I got on twitter when my then 15 year old daughter got on twitter, for the same reason.

My daughter is now 17 and I've stopped worrying about what she is doing on social media sites.  She barely uses facebook, mostly maintaining enough pictures and a friends list to "make it look good" for anyone that cares to look at her facebook.

I have discovered that facebook is great for older folks with geographically displaced friends and relatives, and for social events and interest groups.

I barely use twitter.  I have a Google+ account that I use more than twitter.  Google+ is sorta good for interest groups.
 
2013-10-03 01:22:03 PM  

medius: BATMANATEE: If you're my REAL friend, you'll share this bullshiat about ANGELS saving PUPPIES from OBAMACARE.


[Like]
 
2013-10-03 01:33:45 PM  

Hot Lunch: DerAppie: Have_Brain: Couldn't this mean that most girls like talking about chocolate, relationships, and shopping while boys like not talking about relationships but rather cars, video games, and all things relating to f'ing? I'm not sure where posturing needs to enter into it?

To justify the idea that men and women have the same interests and only show different aspects of those universal interest because of societal influence. The fact that men and women might just be different doesn't enter into the equation for some people. Even in the most liberal, women friendly countries on earth those stereotypes persist. Makes you wonder why Iran's science engineering students are 70% female while Sweden only has a 32% graduation rate in the same fields. Obviously that is because of men keeping them down and not allowing them their own choices.

/Students does not equal graduate
//Still informative

Could you elaborate a bit on your Iran/Sweden comparison? I'm not grokking it


Sweden: every possible straw is being grasped at to ensure equality/equity between the sexes. They are fighting a losing (?) battle to get more women into STEM fields despite women being free to study whatever they wish.

Iran: strongly male centric, some restrictions on what women can and can't do. They have 70% of STEM students being of the female persuasion while under strong normative pressure concerning behaviour.

Obviously women, when left to their own devices, prefer non-STEM fields. Or at least it would seem to indicate that.

/also funny that roughly 70% of veterinarians are female
//without society even noticing the shift
///almost as if difficulty and/or amount of gore isn't the deal breaker
//something something gender based preferences
/slashies
 
2013-10-03 04:09:39 PM  
Also a liar. Also fake. Also narcissists. Also unproductive. Go outside people.
 
2013-10-03 05:53:07 PM  
I think subby meant "clichéd", "cliché" is a noun.
 
2013-10-03 06:26:36 PM  
Social media isn't about expression, it's about performance.

yep
 
2013-10-03 07:28:38 PM  
Twitter is for learning to love people you'll never meet, Facebook is for learning to hate people you already know.
 
2013-10-03 11:26:44 PM  
I don't trust any website that censors "the F-word."

Festering Fark.
I came here to say that
 
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