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(Some Guy)   According to a new poll, about 30 percent of Americans haven't seen a single one of their Facebook friends in the past two months   (listwns.com) divider line 85
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2013-12-01 08:09:31 AM
Sounds like technology is bridging the gap when it comes to keeping up with friends in a busy world.
 
2013-12-01 08:18:17 AM
Uhm - that's why I use FB - to keep up with friends who are thousands of miles away.  Why do I need to have somebody on FB who I see everyday?
 
2013-12-01 09:26:04 AM
Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this
 
2013-12-01 09:31:22 AM
Considering I use Facebook to keep up with distant relatives, and old friends from high school and college who have scattered to the wind, I don't find this surprising in the least.
 
2013-12-01 09:39:18 AM
Hey hey hey. This is clearly supposed to be a diss Facebook thread people. Get on board.
 
2013-12-01 09:41:15 AM

TheOnion: Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this


Given many in my family is on FB and I just saw most of them, yeah, BS.

/wife is also on FB. See her every day.
 
2013-12-01 09:47:45 AM

enry: TheOnion: Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this

Given many in my family is on FB and I just saw most of them, yeah, BS.

/wife is also on FB. See her every day.


this is what I was thinking too. seems like most people minimally have their so on there. toss in family, coworkers, and friends and I'd think this is near 0% unless you are just a hard core hermit
 
2013-12-01 09:49:22 AM
Facebook is how I usually arrange to do things with people.
 
2013-12-01 09:53:21 AM
i wonder how they asked the question. 'have you seen a facebook friend' probably gets a lot of nos that aren't supporting their conclusion from folks without facebook or people that only consider facebook friends non real folks that they commonly see
 
2013-12-01 10:06:33 AM

NickelP: i wonder how they asked the question. 'have you seen a facebook friend' probably gets a lot of nos that aren't supporting their conclusion from folks without facebook or people that only consider facebook friends non real folks that they commonly see



This.  A few months ago a Facebook friend sat right next to me where I was getting an oil change for my car, and if they hadn't said her name, I wouldn't have even realized who it was.  She didn't recognize me either.

It'd probably go that way for a few dozen "Facebook Friends" at least.
 
2013-12-01 10:21:43 AM
Um, yeah. The only reason I'm on Facebook is to keep in contact with the people I can't see regularly.
 
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2013-12-01 10:28:57 AM
What's a Face Book?  And why are friends a part of a book?

Is anything like having breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends or a drink or going shopping or to the movies?  Because that's the stuff my friends and I do.
 
2013-12-01 10:44:48 AM

TheOnion: Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this


I have one friend who only uses facebook to keep in touch with friends she's made overseas.  She refuses to befriend any Americans.  So this applies to her.

Therefore, it can be extrapolated to 30% of Americans.

/you can't argue with therefore.
 
2013-12-01 10:45:28 AM
30% of MySpace users are a single Nigerian scammer.
 
2013-12-01 10:48:17 AM
I thought we write letters to our friends?
 
2013-12-01 10:49:40 AM

ultraholland: 30% of MySpace users are a single Nigerian scammer.


The other 70% are child predators.
 
2013-12-01 10:50:27 AM
90% of my Facebook friends are people I met on Fark.  Why would I want to meet THEM in person?!!
 
2013-12-01 10:50:28 AM
I ended up closing my FB account because the people I knew from high school turned into republicans and I couldn't stand the ranting after the 2012 election. Now I just email those people when I want to talk to them. It's easier.
 
2013-12-01 10:52:35 AM

Tom_Slick: Considering I use Facebook to keep up with distant relatives, and old friends from high school and college who have scattered to the wind, I don't find this surprising in the least.


I have reconnected with several friends I lost touch with. That, and the recipes, are why I am on Facebook. My local friends and I keep in touch the real way: actually seeing each other and by phone (talking, not texting).
 
2013-12-01 10:53:25 AM
is facebook some sort of new twitter or google+ ? where do I put the tapes?
 
2013-12-01 10:53:34 AM
I have Electrosomic Synaesthesia, a condition where I sense electronic inputs incorrectly, and Facebook is a huge no-go area for me.
It just smells bad, like 3000 yawning bank managers, the whole infinite stench, you know?
 
2013-12-01 10:54:02 AM
It's a useful communication platform. In many instances, I find it works better than e-mail or telephone.
 
2013-12-01 10:54:26 AM
So a low percentage of people haven't seen the old gang from high school in a few months?  SHOCKING NEWS.
 
2013-12-01 10:57:32 AM
What?!?  You people are still using an outmoded social media site just because it works well and virtually everyone has a presence on it?  Why haven't you moved on to some stupid-ass site that no one has heard of yet so we can all be impressed with how cool you are?

Posers.
 
2013-12-01 10:57:46 AM
I see both my Facebook friends daily. And I see them a lot more than I get on Facebook.

But this is some pretty hard hitting journalism here. How often do people see their Friends List from Xbox or PS? Do people keep in contact with everyone on their Contact List? Find out tonight at 11.
 
2013-12-01 10:59:45 AM
I don't have friends and I don't have facebook.

/ Well, I do have some friends.
 
2013-12-01 11:05:33 AM
You have to accept the good and the bad of Facebook. Yes, you have to deal with countless baby pictures and idiot rants. On the other hand, it's an easy way to keep up with people you don't see very often or to find people from your past.

A friend and I lost touch and didn't talk for like 15 years. I randomly searched her and we reconnected via FB. She went to my wedding a few years ago, wife and I are visiting her in London next year. How does this happen without Facebook?
 
2013-12-01 11:05:53 AM
It helps me keep track of my family's shenanagans  since I live 500 miles away .
 
2013-12-01 11:07:04 AM

NickelP: enry: TheOnion: Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this

Given many in my family is on FB and I just saw most of them, yeah, BS.

/wife is also on FB. See her every day.

this is what I was thinking too. seems like most people minimally have their so on there. toss in family, coworkers, and friends and I'd think this is near 0% unless you are just a hard core hermit


Hermit challenge accepted.
 
2013-12-01 11:08:52 AM
I see a lot of mine all the time as most are family. The ones I don't are old friends that found me after many years and either live in different states now or I just don't want to see them. But I don't have 1000 friends of which I actually only know 990 like a lot of people.
 
2013-12-01 11:09:35 AM

abhorrent1: I see a lot of mine all the time as most are family. The ones I don't are old friends that found me after many years and either live in different states now or I just don't want to see them. But I don't have 1000 friends of which I actually don't know 990 like a lot of people.


ftfm
 
2013-12-01 11:09:44 AM

edmo: Hey hey hey. This is clearly supposed to be a diss Facebook thread people. Get on board.


Ok I will be the hipster that says he doesn't have FB page cause he's too cool for it.

/actually doesn't have one it got deleted.
//was to lazy to do anything with it.
 
2013-12-01 11:11:50 AM
bearcats1983: How does this happen without Facebook?

The downside is that Facebook really takes the romance out of stalking.
 
2013-12-01 11:13:03 AM
I only use fb to post pictures of my junk.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-01 11:13:25 AM

RottenEggs: It helps me keep track of my family's shenanagans  since I live 500 miles away .


agreed, most of my family is in canada, hungary or philippines. Facebook is a great way for me to catch up on what idiotcy my family is up too. Few minutes on facebook chat and I know everything my uncles and aunts have done - who has passed away and who gave birth.

What more needs to be said? nothing!
 
2013-12-01 11:14:52 AM
Call me a stuff shirt, but I rely on LinkedIn for all of my close relationships and sharing pictures of cats.
 
2013-12-01 11:16:10 AM
No surprise there.  Let's face it.  The online world is not real life.  Why would you go see folks you don't really know?  What surprises me is the 70% who have seen an online friend in the last two months.
 
2013-12-01 11:16:43 AM
yeah sure right. like basement dwelling Farkers have friends. get the hell out of here.
 
2013-12-01 11:17:23 AM
I made a policy from the start was to only "friend" people I actually know and have been friends at some point in time.
I've seen 12 of my FB friends in person in the last 2 weeks.  I'm about to see another 3 today, and I'll be baking with a different 4.

Never understood the collecting of "friends".
 
2013-12-01 11:17:32 AM
What is this Facebook thing that you speak of and why should I care?
 
2013-12-01 11:19:46 AM
Well there are plenty of people I have friended I see more often than that but they are mostly family, co workers, and actual friends(as opposed to fb friends) most of my FB friends I havent seen since hs, or a previous job, or they moved, etc.
 
2013-12-01 11:19:57 AM

99.998er: Call me a stuff shirt, but


Kind of a strange fetish you have there, but, ok: You are a stuff shirtbutt

//I don't get it
 
2013-12-01 11:20:51 AM

Ima4nic8or: No surprise there.  Let's face it.  The online world is not real life.  Why would you go see folks you don't really know?  What surprises me is the 70% who have seen an online friend in the last two months.


Well, most people are "friends" with their significant other on facebook.  And probably have at least one co-worker that they are "friends" with.  And at least one person who they know from a hobby or church or other outside of work thing.

I certainly don't see the majority of my facebook "friends" on a regular basis.  But I'm surprised at people saying they haven't seen any of them.
 
2013-12-01 11:23:09 AM
Cue the "I don't/wouldn't ever use Facebook because [reasons]" crowd in 3...2...1...

\They'd be here already but they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in
\\They're going to make sure you know they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in and that's why they don't have time for Facebook
\\\Too bad there wasn't another social site other than Fark where they could share that they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in
\\\\FOUR SLASHIES!
 
2013-12-01 11:36:30 AM

Massagonist: Cue the "I don't/wouldn't ever use Facebook because [reasons]" crowd in 3...2...1...

\They'd be here already but they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in
\\They're going to make sure you know they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in and that's why they don't have time for Facebook
\\\Too bad there wasn't another social site other than Fark where they could share that they were out having a lot of fun last night and slept in
\\\\FOUR SLASHIES!


That'd be me.

I don't use Facebook because the people I want to talk to I already do.
I could care less what someone I went to high school with 25 years ago had for breakfast, photos of the last fish they caught or how often their new grandkid poops.
 
2013-12-01 11:40:35 AM

Barbecue Bob: I could care less what someone I went to high school with 25 years ago had for breakfast, photos of the last fish they caught or how often their new grandkid poops.


It's the tone when people that say that that I don't get.  Why so "angry" about it.

I, on the other hand, sometimes enjoy seeing the food pictures when it's a recipe I might want to try.
Now I agree pictures of your pancakes at IHoP don't interest me, but when you cook something new, let me see it!
 
2013-12-01 11:41:13 AM

Massagonist: Cue the "I don't/wouldn't ever use Facebook because [reasons]" crowd in 3...2...1...


Cue the "Let's make fun of people who don't use Facebook so that we can feel better about being lead around by a leash on our nose rings" crowd in 3...2...1...

\\\\FOUR SLASHIES!

////You're doing it wrong
 
2013-12-01 11:44:59 AM
"Hey whats up? I'm drunk."

"I'm drunk too."

"cool man, hey let's be drunk together!"

"come on over!"

I know I'm not the only person who has found lovely casual sex thanks to Facebook.
 
2013-12-01 11:46:27 AM
I'm not buying it.  Yes, I realize that most people will have friends who have moved out of town and online friends they've never met and friends they don't keep in close contact with and such.  But when you tell me that a third of the people have had zero real world contact with *any* of their online friends, I'm very, dubious.  You don't have your spouse/signifigant other set up as a facebook friend?  You don't have your close real world friends set up as face book friends?  None of the people you work with are facebook friends?  None of your family?

I already didn't believe it and then I got to this part of the article:

The poll was conducted for MacTavish's blog -
Through her blog, Mactavish aims to convince more Americans to 'unplug, unwind and meet up more often for old-fashioned, offline interaction'.


 She's paying for the results, and they are giving her the results she wants.  It has nothing to do with reality.
 
2013-12-01 11:46:55 AM
If you don't count relatives, then it's been longer than that for me.
 
2013-12-01 11:49:18 AM
I heard Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook are going to join technologies and create a new uber site. They're calling it YouTwitFace.
 
2013-12-01 11:50:26 AM
i.imgur.com

/oblig
 
2013-12-01 11:54:35 AM

NFA: What's a Face Book?  And why are friends a part of a book?

Is anything like having breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends or a drink or going shopping or to the movies?  Because that's the stuff my friends and I do.



Hey, here's another dumbass who thinks he's looking cool by pretending to not know about something most of the world knows about.

Here's a clue, only idiots think that ignorance is cool.
 
2013-12-01 11:55:54 AM

santadog: I made a policy from the start was to only "friend" people I actually know and have been friends at some point in time.


me too. but i count folks from fark with shared interests among my friends. i've spent more virtual time recently with them than some guy from high school. OTOH my friends count is <50 and i only see two of them with any regularity.

i'm known for being asocial :)
 
2013-12-01 11:57:04 AM
'If most of us have not actually met lately with 90 per cent or more of our Facebook friends, does that mean that Facebook friends are sort of like dog years? In other words, does one offline friend equal at least 10 online ones?' lifestyle guru Susan MacTavish asked.

Unable to find the link to the actual poll through this article or Daily Mail, one of which is the reprint of the other, and not feeling as though I want to give a lifestyle guru blog much traffic to search around awful design, but from this quote appears she does mean Facebook specific friends as opposed to friends who also have Facebook accounts. Which makes perfect sense for about any user of Facebook. For myself, I tend to friend only folks I know in real life, with a couple associated people interacted with one time or another and could interact with again. For others, Facebook friends are amassed quick but no real connections are made, and thus few times is anyone planning events or getting together. Only a few make solid friends with people first met through Facebook.
 
2013-12-01 12:01:43 PM
...And that's the way 30% of us like it.
 
2013-12-01 12:05:23 PM
I'm only Facebook friends with Jesus and he was inside me just the other night.
 
2013-12-01 12:06:21 PM
That's what Facebook is for isn't it? Keeping in touch with old friends and acquaintances who live far away.
 
2013-12-01 12:08:52 PM
Facebook is stupid.
I haven't used it in like 2 years.
Didn't use it when I used it.

/Not trying to be hipster but really, it's stupid
 
2013-12-01 12:09:08 PM
If you wants friends, you have to have money and time. If you have those, then the internet is a bad option because that's what those facebook "friends" are waiting for, signs that you're rich.  Tons of people do this. Fark them all.
 
2013-12-01 12:24:26 PM
What BS - I see my 5.437 friends in real life every day or so...
 
2013-12-01 12:29:33 PM

Fluid: It's a useful communication platform. In many instances, I find it works better than e-mail or telephone.


Yep, that just about nails it.  And like most things, it's not for everybody, so it doesn't make you a badass if you don't have an account.
 
2013-12-01 12:36:42 PM
I have a few that I see almost every day, a bunch that I see every couple months, and some I haven't seen in more than 20 years. There's at least one I've never seen.
 
2013-12-01 12:38:41 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Uhm - that's why I use FB - to keep up with friends who are thousands of miles away.  Why do I need to have somebody on FB who I see everyday?


This! My entire family lives in another country and I have friends all over the globe. Of course I haven't seen my friend in New Zealand in the past two months! Over 2/3 of the people on my friends list don't live in the same city as me.
 
2013-12-01 12:38:41 PM

Begoggle: Facebook is stupid.
I haven't used it in like 2 years.
Didn't use it when I used it.

/Not trying to be hipster but really, it's stupid


Actually, it's whatever you want it to be. Don't like your friends and think they post stupid stuff? Get new ones and ditch them. Find websites you like and "like" them. It is a great way to keep up with some of my favorite journalists and authors.

If you think Facebook is stupid, that's because you don't understand how to use Facebook.
 
2013-12-01 12:45:41 PM
i would find it much more likely that americans have FRIENDED people they haven't seen in the past two months, and those people on average comprise 30% of the user's friend list.
 
2013-12-01 12:46:13 PM

walktoanarcade: If you wants friends, you have to have money and time. If you have those, then the internet is a bad option because that's what those facebook "friends" are waiting for, signs that you're rich.  Tons of people do this. Fark them all.


Money and time, well put. I'm scratching my head to think what else but I'd accept that empathy, or at least attention, also factor quite high.
If you spend time and money on being with someone, then look at them and listen to them while with them, they will possibly like you and be your friend.
Got it.

Vangor: 'If most of us have not actually met lately with 90 per cent or more of our Facebook friends, does that mean that Facebook friends are sort of like dog years? In other words, does one offline friend equal at least 10 online ones?' lifestyle guru Susan MacTavish asked.


It's that but in reverse, for every 10 online friends you create your cosmic supervisor permits you one actual flesh-world friend.
 
2013-12-01 12:49:05 PM
As with a lot of the above, many of my FB friends are family, scattered around the country and even the world.  I have a cousin who is in New Zealand and other family in Colorado, NY, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and South Carolina.  FB is how I keep up with what's going on and arrange physical get togethers.

I've got academic friends all over the US, in England, South Africa  and so on.  Likewise, because of FB, I've been able to get in touch with high school and college friends I lost track of 30-40 years ago and thru that, getting to meet up again.
 
2013-12-01 01:07:36 PM
I'm a developer, so I have more than one Facebook account. I need to, to test some things. Yes, it's a violation of their terms, but every developer needs to do it.
 
2013-12-01 01:19:28 PM

namegoeshere: Um, yeah. The only reason I'm on Facebook is to keep in contact with the people I can't see regularly.


Yeah, this article is giving the same shocking information as if someone did a poll 30 years ago and found that people who wrote letters hadn't seen the recipients in 2 months.
 
2013-12-01 01:26:19 PM
I probably haven't seen 70% of my fb friends in 5 years... but, then again, I moved to the other side of the country.
 
2013-12-01 01:28:09 PM
Well, I'm in that minority of 70%.
 
2013-12-01 01:31:31 PM
Funny. I just hung out with a girl yesterday who I haven't seen in like six years because I saw on Facebook she lives where I was spending Thanksgiving.
 
2013-12-01 01:32:50 PM

YoOjo: walktoanarcade: If you wants friends, you have to have money and time. If you have those, then the internet is a bad option because that's what those facebook "friends" are waiting for, signs that you're rich.  Tons of people do this. Fark them all.

Money and time, well put. I'm scratching my head to think what else but I'd accept that empathy, or at least attention, also factor quite high.
If you spend time and money on being with someone, then look at them and listen to them while with them, they will possibly like you and be your friend.
Got it.


Thanks. (I think?, hard to tell if snarky)
I thought spelling it all out would be condescending,I mean....yeah..empathy comes easily-so long as that person is giving me reasons.  That's all, I mean we all know that we should be good to each other, but just how..? ;)
 
2013-12-01 01:45:13 PM
Remember when "facebook" was an actual book full of pictures of mostly college freshmen that you could buy when you started out in college that upperclassmen used to check out the new hittable talent at school? Good times.
 
2013-12-01 01:46:00 PM

JuggleGeek: I'm not buying it.  Yes, I realize that most people will have friends who have moved out of town and online friends they've never met and friends they don't keep in close contact with and such.  But when you tell me that a third of the people have had zero real world contact with *any* of their online friends, I'm very, dubious.  You don't have your spouse/signifigant other set up as a facebook friend?  You don't have your close real world friends set up as face book friends?  None of the people you work with are facebook friends?None of your family?


No.

I use Facebook to socialize online with my family who live 1200 miles away - and 2 or 3 friends who live in other states as well.
 
2013-12-01 01:48:37 PM

walktoanarcade: YoOjo: walktoanarcade: If you wants friends, you have to have money and time. If you have those, then the internet is a bad option because that's what those facebook "friends" are waiting for, signs that you're rich.  Tons of people do this. Fark them all.

Money and time, well put. I'm scratching my head to think what else but I'd accept that empathy, or at least attention, also factor quite high.
If you spend time and money on being with someone, then look at them and listen to them while with them, they will possibly like you and be your friend.
Got it.

Thanks. (I think?, hard to tell if snarky)
I thought spelling it all out would be condescending,I mean....yeah..empathy comes easily-so long as that person is giving me reasons.  That's all, I mean we all know that we should be good to each other, but just how..? ;)


No snark, I communicate in a dry manner sometimes.
 
2013-12-01 01:50:47 PM

YoOjo: walktoanarcade: YoOjo: walktoanarcade: If you wants friends, you have to have money and time. If you have those, then the internet is a bad option because that's what those facebook "friends" are waiting for, signs that you're rich.  Tons of people do this. Fark them all.

Money and time, well put. I'm scratching my head to think what else but I'd accept that empathy, or at least attention, also factor quite high.
If you spend time and money on being with someone, then look at them and listen to them while with them, they will possibly like you and be your friend.
Got it.

Thanks. (I think?, hard to tell if snarky)
I thought spelling it all out would be condescending,I mean....yeah..empathy comes easily-so long as that person is giving me reasons.  That's all, I mean we all know that we should be good to each other, but just how..? ;)

No snark, I communicate in a dry manner sometimes.


Oh cool! That's how I operate. If I'm ever being sarcastic or something, people know. I try to give some kind of clue because with it being online, it's easy to have that sail over my head.
 
2013-12-01 01:54:30 PM
Meh. Almost everyone I have on FB is someone I've hung out with in the last year, or at least shot photos of. If we don't see each other, we probably don't interact online, and it all goes into a holding pattern, otherwise we'll go drinking after joking around online. It can be a way to get to know someone better, or it can be a way to just not lose all contact with someone forever, either way it's not like there's any kind of obligation behind a Facebook connection. Unless you're in high school drama class.

Dirty secret: My own family are the ones I haven't seen in over a year now.

santadog: I made a policy from the start was to only "friend" people I actually know and have been friends at some point in time.
I've seen 12 of my FB friends in person in the last 2 weeks.  I'm about to see another 3 today, and I'll be baking with a different 4.

Never understood the collecting of "friends".


They're not really friends, they're all acquaintances, and Facebook now includes a built-in group for putting people there, even changes their icon and everything. Think of it more like subscribing to someone's newsletter than being their best friend forever.

Some people are just naturally awesome, and you want to hear from them regardless of how well you know them. You might even become friends with them.

Personally, without it I'd be up a creek for local events without Facebook. I have to imagine that it's probably one of the biggest things to happen to event promoters in decades, especially since anyone can invite everyone they know someplace. Finding local events doesn't mean hanging out on the corner downtown smoking until you run into the bassist for some band who's opening for someone, you can find everything and entertain yourself more than ever.

It's also the best refutation for everyone who says their city has nothing to do. They just aren't making the slightest effort.
 
2013-12-01 01:59:50 PM

buntz: I, on the other hand, sometimes enjoy seeing the food pictures when it's a recipe I might want to try.
Now I agree pictures of your pancakes at IHoP don't interest me, but when you cook something new, let me see it!


You don't want to see the slop I put together. SUET! My ex, though, she made such beautiful plates that it was a shame not to post them.
 
2013-12-01 02:02:31 PM

TheOnion: Pretty much the only way that would be true would be if 30% of Americans who use Facebook haven't seen *anyone* in the past two months.  Most people have at least 1 family member, 1 co-worker, and 1 regularly seen friend as a Facebook friend.  I'm calling BS on this


Well math would prove no bs.  If 70% of FB have 1 family member, 1 coworker and 1 regularly seen friend, then that would meet your statement of most and still mean 30% don't see their FB friends in person.
 
2013-12-01 02:03:22 PM

JuggleGeek: I already didn't believe it and then I got to this part of the article:

The poll was conducted for MacTavish's blog -
Through her blog, Mactavish aims to convince more Americans to 'unplug, unwind and meet up more often for old-fashioned, offline interaction'.

She's paying for the results, and they are giving her the results she wants. It has nothing to do with reality.


I wonder how many of them had any "friends" at all, or had just signed up a few years ago and never logged in.

Also: "In fact, only 10 per cent admitted to seeing 90 per cent or more of their Facebook friends." As if anyone sees 90% of everyone they know in any given month. The 10% must be those whole only had spouses and coworkers.
 
2013-12-01 02:43:06 PM

Great_Milenko: What?!?  You people are still using an outmoded social media site just because it works well and virtually everyone has a presence on it?  Why haven't you moved on to some stupid-ass site that no one has heard of yet so we can all be impressed with how cool you are?

Posers.


I have a profile on Xykpo¥Π÷√4. But it won't become popular until the Twollians destroy Saturn and harvest human slaves to mine ore from Io.
 
2013-12-01 04:11:23 PM
Oooo send me an invite!
 
2013-12-01 04:30:51 PM
This is why I use fetlife instead,
not only do I regularly see most of my hundred plus friends, I regularly see them naked.
 
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