Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Jezebel)   Facebook shunned by the younger generation as more and more of its users tell them to get off their lawn   (jezebel.com) divider line 96
    More: Obvious, Facebook, Snapchat, Olds College, lawns  
•       •       •

4052 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Dec 2013 at 5:23 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



96 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-12-29 12:44:59 AM  
I moved as far away from my family as possible.  I have an unlisted phone number.  I'm not hiding from everyone in my family, but overall, they cover a wide spectrum of dysfunction, and some are Facebook Whores who'll friend anyone who asks.  The last thing I want is for these people (including my family) to know too many details about my life.  People tell me my personal e-mails and telephone calls are better anyway.

The thing I hate about FB is that it gives people just typing a stream of consciousness passive aggressive rantings and think that that somehow affects things in the real world.

// Posted to fark on a Saturday evening, about to eat some leftover Halloween candy and try to figure out whether the laundry basket of underwear was just out of the dryer or ready-to-launder before I left town for a few days.  Also, my ankles are really itchy; it's either the humidity or the laundry detergent.  Or the Jews.
 
2013-12-29 01:10:50 AM  

mainstreet62: I hate Facebook because I could post 400 vacation photos, and my aunt-in-law will click LIKE on 399 of them.

And I'll get notified.

/among other complaints
//I'm just going to lurk on FB, I think. Or delete my account.


One of the most life simplifying and stress reducing decisions I've made is deleting my Facebook account.

But I have an anxiety problem that it was exacerbating, so there is that.
 
2013-12-29 01:11:29 AM  

Marine1: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Marine1: edmo: Xanga.

Myspace

And so it will ever be....

Facebook managed to capture the demo those two never could (adults) and become a utility of sorts. It's a huge part of every major mobile OS (Windows Phone even has in  baked into its messenger) and has the backing of companies like Microsoft, who have a vested interest to see it succeed.

Facebook isn't going anywhere.

Facebook is a public company now. They must increase revenues every quarter. Facebook will continue to create methods to extract more revenue from users and advertisers. Eventually Facebook will become Red Lobster/Olive Garden.

You mean that highly-successful chain with a shiat ton of stores across the US (and maybe Canada)?




Hahahahahahahaha! You made me chuckle.
 
2013-12-29 01:15:18 AM  

llortcM_yllort: fusillade762: Ishkur: farkeruk: It's why I'm convinced that you're going to end up seeing continuous churn of social networks.

That's been the case for the past 20 years.

First there was Geocities/Angelfire. Then there was Livejournal. Then there was Tribe. Then there was Friendster. Then there was Myspace. Then there was Facebook...

Each one has a peak period of about 3-5 years before its users -- predominantly young people because they socialize the most -- grow up and realize that putting their lives online is bad for their careers, so then they shut up and get jobs. The next wave almost never follows up with the same network, and will invariably find a new one.

Facebook has had a bit of staying power because it somehow managed to become a replacement for email. Young people don't have email addresses anymore. You either gotta text them or message them on Facebook to contact them.

Going forward, what we're seeing now is the fragmentation of social communities into niches. Twitter for news, Flickr for photos, Tumblr/Pinterest for sharing crap found on the web, etc... more will come and go, each professing to be an essential convenience in how you conduct your social life, but I doubt we will ever see an all-in-one community like Facebook ever again.

Where does Fark fit into that continuum?

Fark was the subject of the same process, but with news aggregators.  As twenty-somethings eventually have to spend their time on work and kids and other stuff, they leave news aggregators while teens with too much time find news aggregators to suck up their time.  Fark is basically like Friendster where it got "killed off" by a newer site (Myspace/Digg) that also got killed off, but it still exists and still has a few people visiting it.


Fark ebbs and flows with the US political cycle, with intermediate spikes due to REAL news. (9/11, Arab Spring, etc), and is in a down cycle right now. The problem with news aggregators is, well... news. When news is boring, Fark turns dull. That is where the ADD nature of Reddit gives a buffer as they post just about any damn thing. SQUIRREL!
 
2013-12-29 01:20:59 AM  
FB just caused me too much social anxiety.  It farked with my OCD, and as an introvert, there is just too much sharing.  In addition, the fact that I am gay, and seeing all the hate on FB didn't help either.
 
2013-12-29 01:56:42 AM  
It's a pile of ass. They need to STOP FKING WITH THE INTERFACE.

Chat bubbles. Jezuss Christ.
 
2013-12-29 02:03:32 AM  

fusillade762: Where does Fark fit into that continuum?


As others have said, Fark is a news aggregator. Basically a site that is just a collection of interesting links to other sites. They used to be called Portals (one I liked back in the day was called Portal of Evil). There are many of them: Stumbleupon, Digg, Reddit, and most of them encourage you (quite aggressively) to share them on other social media. I'm glad that Fark is one of the few sites that doesn't do this.
 
2013-12-29 02:05:28 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Teens loathe Facebook because a site predicated on writing your thoughts requires a modicum of thought, and we have not seen how far the rabbit hole on the lowest common denominator can truly take us.


So sort of the same logic as this eh?

i.imgur.com

/wasn't over-the-top enough for your typical Mike LowELL
 
2013-12-29 02:21:27 AM  

Ishkur: fusillade762: Where does Fark fit into that continuum?

As others have said, Fark is a news aggregator. Basically a site that is just a collection of interesting links to other sites. They used to be called Portals (one I liked back in the day was called Portal of Evil). There are many of them: Stumbleupon, Digg, Reddit, and most of them encourage you (quite aggressively) to share them on other social media. I'm glad that Fark is one of the few sites that doesn't do this.


I recall that one... though maybe I'm thinking of Scott's Page of Evil. It had Andie MacDowell and the French.
 
2013-12-29 02:24:11 AM  

enzoweb: In 20 - 30 years from now some of the people on Facebook will be our politicians and might regret the sort of things they posted...


www.lamebook.com
 
2013-12-29 02:44:14 AM  
When Facebook stopped being only for college students, it was the beginning of the end.
 
2013-12-29 03:27:51 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: When Facebook stopped being only for college students, it was the beginning of the end.


Why should Usenet be the only thing to suffer the fate of Eternal September?
 
2013-12-29 04:13:02 AM  
Eh, I have no close relatives in that age range anyway, and I shouldn't be talking to non-relatives that young, without attracting Chris Hanson-type attention.  Lately, the best part of Facebook is amusing stories and pics from people I attended grade school with, in the late 1970s, and of course George Takai posts.

I was on MySpace briefly.. people tended up screw up their profiles with the ugliest sparkling GIFs and bad MIDI music.  And I joined shortly after NewsCorp bought them.. every time I logged in, I had a dozen 'friend' requests waiting from strange 'women' who wanted me to click HERE for her real nude pics.
 
2013-12-29 05:47:09 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: When Facebook stopped being only for college students, it was the beginning of the end.



From a user standpoint I've found it extremely interesting.

I was in grad school when you had to have a university email account to join, but as the majority of my Facebook friends at the time skewed younger my news feed was almost entirely crude humor and pictures of people going crazy at parties.

Over the years two things happened: my existing Facebook friends got older, and my friends my own age who already had jobs starting joining. Gradually the pictures of parties turned to pictures of weddings, and then Facebook became 'Baby Picture Book'. Now it's 'Child Book' and the crude humor has been replaced by healthy recipes and quips about how tough but rewarding it is to be a mom.

Meanwhile, I'm still at a university. Granted I'm a postdoc now, but if it wasn't for Facebook I might have felt like I was missing out on something. Instead, I can enjoy what my friends and family are doing vicariously, and live my own life the way I want without feeling like I'm missing anything.

It really is a great way of keeping in touch with a large number of people from all over the world. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon.
 
2013-12-29 06:03:58 AM  

Marine1: Facebook managed to capture the demo those two never could (adults) and become a utility of sorts. It's a huge part of every major mobile OS (Windows Phone even has in  baked into its messenger) and has the backing of companies like Microsoft, who have a vested interest to see it succeed.

Facebook isn't going anywhere.


And why did those adults join?

The thing to understand about social networks is about the desire for social climbing amongst many members. A lot more people tweet Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber than me. If Lady Gaga quit Twitter, many of her millions of followers would move. It's what drove the success of Facebook - the first people who joined were the people that many desire to connect with - students at top universities - bangable, intelligent and rich. At the bottom of the social pile is a poor grandmother in Belgium.

Once the most socially valuable people move on, then so do many of the next most people, and the next and it has a domino effect.

Eventually, the adults will go, because some of them want to connect with people who will be "yeah, I'm now on Ballscratch". Facebook could go from being a huge player to being a wasteland within a 2 year period, no problem. My guess, within 3-4 years, Facebook will be MySpace.
 
2013-12-29 07:34:36 AM  
I don't see a lot of baby pics on Facebook lately myself.. well, then David Draiman of Disturbed had a child recently..

scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-12-29 08:04:37 AM  
My company has a FB page. The companies we do business with have FB pages. Do I follow them? Hell no. Do I want them "friending" me? HELL NO.

Last week I found my daughter's boyfriend's Tumblr page. She told him and he freaked the hell out. :) Gotta keep those teens in line.
 
2013-12-29 08:18:22 AM  

Marine1: cendojr: Facebook is a public company now. They must increase revenues every quarter. Facebook will continue to create methods to extract more revenue from users and advertisers. Eventually Facebook will become Red Lobster/Olive Garden.

That's the rub for the Facebook.  There's a limit to how far "tell me personal info so I can fed you ads" can take you, and social networks online can collapse in a hurry.  Facebook is one Facebook import tool away from that speedy collapse.

Import to what, though?

Google tried.  Google. You know, those guys who shiat gold turds just by virtue of turning everything to gold with their touch and the turd touching their buttcheeks on the way out?

The only way Facebook would be taken down is with a service that doesn't rely on ads and personal information. That means a for-pay business model, and after getting it for free for so long, I doubt many people will pay for the ability to have an online portal to their lives. I mean, they'd be able to control everything, but that in and of itself is its own job.


Another way FB could be taken down is if net neutrality goes completely away, and the oligopoly of carriers throttle FB traffic. Like maybe they try to strongarm FB for payment for preferential treatment, and FB refuses. Just an idea.
 
2013-12-29 08:35:40 AM  

DoctorCal: Another way FB could be taken down is if net neutrality goes completely away, and the oligopoly of carriers throttle FB traffic. Like maybe they try to strongarm FB for payment for preferential treatment, and FB refuses. Just an idea.


If they could do it to FB, they could do it to anyone.
 
2013-12-29 08:39:46 AM  

mofa: The thing I hate about FB is that it gives people just typing a stream of consciousness passive aggressive rantings and think that that somehow affects things in the real world.


So much THIS. If your life lacks drama and conflict, get on FB and post a few criticisms of Our Dear Leader and throw in a few refutations of the anti-vaxx drivel.  Your news feed will be covered WITH ALL CAPS POSTS in minutes.
 
2013-12-29 09:35:31 AM  

fusillade762: Teens Loathe Facebook Because of All the Old People and Baby Pics

I wish there was a way to block baby and pet pictures the same way you can block those stupid Bitstrips.


Do what I did and just hide the people who post them from your feed.  Besides people who posted nonstop babies and bitstrips, I also hid those who posted:

- JPGs with text quotes
- anything Duck Dynasty
- Weekly reminders that it is autism week
- Anyone who posted anything containing "93% of your friends..."
- Spam to try to win contests
- Your elf name

...but then I realised there was no one left, so I just deactivated my account.
 
2013-12-29 10:38:23 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Facebook is not going anywhere anytime soon, but consider this: the young crowd are the only ones the marketers really covet.  Advertisers don't really care about your fat, old ass. You're set in your ways. You're less impressionable.  You're not as sexy.  They need young blood to feed upon.


I've noticed that the most insightful comments on this site tend to get glazed over.  You are spot on, brother of nemo.  This insight, combined with the fact that FB went public recently, will be popcorn-eating material for the next few years.
 
2013-12-29 11:28:33 AM  

Alphax: DoctorCal: Another way FB could be taken down is if net neutrality goes completely away, and the oligopoly of carriers throttle FB traffic. Like maybe they try to strongarm FB for payment for preferential treatment, and FB refuses. Just an idea.

If they could do it to FB, they could do it to anyone.


Correct. I'm not stating it as a wish, I'm just describing a scenario which could result in FB's demise.
 
2013-12-29 11:43:22 AM  
I think I was technically still a teenager when facebook first came out (I joined back when it was college student-only).

If it were the Facebook of today I had been joining, I don't think I would have even bothered. To a well-adjusted (re: not home schooled) teenager, a social media site that is also being used by your mother, your boss, your grandmother and four of your aunts is basically just a pain in the ass to maintain.

If you don't add your family, then you will never hear the end of it. If you do add these people, then you have to waste time fiddling with privacy settings (which will just revert to default settings after every update anyway) so that all of the blatantly offensive stuff getting posted to your wall by your dumbass teenager friends doesn't get seen by them. The best option is to not use facebook and go find a social media site that the old people don't know about yet, where the teenagers can be as obnoxious, racist, and moronic as they want to be. You know, like Xbox Live.
 
2013-12-29 12:08:28 PM  

WorkingInParadise: My company has a FB page. The companies we do business with have FB pages. Do I follow them? Hell no. Do I want them "friending" me? HELL NO.

Last week I found my daughter's boyfriend's Tumblr page. She told him and he freaked the hell out. :) Gotta keep those teens in line.


Needs moar threatening with guns that would be illegal in CA or NY.
 
2013-12-29 12:56:30 PM  
Does this mean there is hope for Google+?
 
kab
2013-12-29 01:27:43 PM  
Like many good ideas, Facebook, like MySpace before it, was doomed the minute it cast the net to shareholders.   Twitter will invariably suffer the same fate.    Neither has ever been a particularly well thought out app to begin with, certainly not flexible enough to handle what they've evolved into, and once monetary expectations become the primary driver for alterations to a social media site, the winds of suck ratchet up to gale force.

People young and old recognize this, and move on to whatever comes next, or simply go back to things like email
 
2013-12-29 02:26:00 PM  
My most annoying FB friend is one of those genetically-gifted women who is smart, funny, talented and beautiful, and she only needs to sneeze on FB to get 100+ likes and positive comments. Come ON, kids, send some of that love to someone who doesn't already have all of life's advantages dealt to her.

I eventually 'hid all' of her posts after she gushed about the beautiful {brand name} circle-R thing she was wearing in the professional-looking photo of her modeling the thing. Yeah, she actually used the circle-R registered trademark symbol in her post. Yee God, i get enough advertisements in FB without her amateur efforts.
 
2013-12-29 02:34:00 PM  

DoctorCal: Marine1: cendojr: Facebook is a public company now. They must increase revenues every quarter. Facebook will continue to create methods to extract more revenue from users and advertisers. Eventually Facebook will become Red Lobster/Olive Garden.

That's the rub for the Facebook.  There's a limit to how far "tell me personal info so I can fed you ads" can take you, and social networks online can collapse in a hurry.  Facebook is one Facebook import tool away from that speedy collapse.

Import to what, though?

Google tried.  Google. You know, those guys who shiat gold turds just by virtue of turning everything to gold with their touch and the turd touching their buttcheeks on the way out?

The only way Facebook would be taken down is with a service that doesn't rely on ads and personal information. That means a for-pay business model, and after getting it for free for so long, I doubt many people will pay for the ability to have an online portal to their lives. I mean, they'd be able to control everything, but that in and of itself is its own job.

Another way FB could be taken down is if net neutrality goes completely away, and the oligopoly of carriers throttle FB traffic. Like maybe they try to strongarm FB for payment for preferential treatment, and FB refuses. Just an idea.


True, though you would see an incredible amount of pushback from the tech industry in general if and when that happened. They're not going to deal well with being told by a bunch of business school grads that they have to pay extra to get their ideas going.
 
2013-12-29 02:42:15 PM  
Is it cool for non- teenagers to post on facebook?

Want to get rid of my account and don't read posts but respond to private messages. I got tired of people posting pictures of babies, people who post *every* *stupid* *thing* their little kid says that they think is funny, attention-whoring pics, teabaggy people posting misspelled and incredibly hateful things about minorities and poor people, people defending Paula Deen (it's been a while since I've seen my feed; they're probably moved on to the Duck Dynasty guy now), rich guy on feed talking about recently purchased airplane, pictures that just have misattributed, misspelled quites full of recycled sentiment and requests to like people's business-related pages, among other things.

/at least ex-boyfriend doesn't use fb to stalk me. He uses LinkedIn for that :-/
 
2013-12-29 02:47:04 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Is it cool for non- teenagers to post on facebook?

Want to get rid of my account and don't read posts but respond to private messages. I got tired of people posting pictures of babies, people who post *every* *stupid* *thing* their little kid says that they think is funny, attention-whoring pics, teabaggy people posting misspelled and incredibly hateful things about minorities and poor people, people defending Paula Deen (it's been a while since I've seen my feed; they're probably moved on to the Duck Dynasty guy now), rich guy on feed talking about recently purchased airplane, pictures that just have misattributed, misspelled quites full of recycled sentiment and requests to like people's business-related pages, among other things.

/at least ex-boyfriend doesn't use fb to stalk me. He uses LinkedIn for that :-/


So what you're saying is... you don't like how society is?

That's all Facebook is: a collection of identities easily viewed. You're asking for them to be out of your sight, which is altogether different from them not existing.

Though I must say... why all of the disdain towards posts about kids in here? I mean, it's natural, and it's a good thing. I'd rather someone post about their kids than not at all, if that makes sense.
 
2013-12-29 02:50:45 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Teens loathe Facebook because a site predicated on writing your thoughts requires a modicum of thought, and we have not seen how far the rabbit hole on the lowest common denominator can truly take us.


The kids loathe FB because the old folks have shown up and made it uncool. It's like being at a trendy club and suddenly the retirement home bus shows up and all the passengers troop inside with their blue hair and walkers.
 
2013-12-29 02:51:09 PM  
It really is a great way of keeping in touch with a large number of people from all over the world. I don't see it going anywhere any time soon.

THIS
If everyone under the age of 30 deleted their accounts, I don't think my friends list would drop more than 5%. I got my account last year when my sister used hers to find an old friend I hadn't seen in 20 years and set up a lunch date (we were visiting from out of state so had a very restricted window of opportunity).

It also is very valuable for spreading news (such as a new job or moving) to a large number of people. Last summer my cat died, and posting the news on FB was a way to minimize the number of times I had to talk about it.

mofa: I moved as far away from my family as possible.  I have an unlisted phone number.  I'm not hiding from everyone in my family, but overall, they cover a wide spectrum of dysfunction, and some are Facebook Whores who'll friend anyone who asks.  The last thing I want is for these people (including my family) to know too many details about my life.  People tell me my personal e-mails and telephone calls are better anyway.


So don't use your real name when you make an account and only friend people you want to keep in contact with. Just don't mention that you have an account to others.
 
2013-12-29 03:04:48 PM  
Why wouldn't young people want to continue to view an endless stream of baby pics from new moms?

It's even more entertaining than people informing the world of such important events like "got a headache" or "my cat is purring"
 
2013-12-29 03:10:44 PM  

NotARocketScientist: THIS
If everyone under the age of 30 deleted their accounts, I don't think my friends list would drop more than 5%. I got my account last year when my sister used hers to find an old friend I hadn't seen in 20 years and set up a lunch date (we were visiting from out of state so had a very restricted window of opportunity).

It also is very valuable for spreading news (such as a new job or moving) to a large number of people. Last summer my cat died, and posting the news on FB was a way to minimize the number of times I had to talk about it.


---

With all due respect, if Facebook senior management read your post and thought it really did speak to their core business model, they would jump out a window.

This is not an indictment of you, or anyone/thing really, just a simple matter of marketing and economics.
 
2013-12-29 03:13:06 PM  
I find what I use Facebook for the most is event planning. It's a lot easier to handle planning a party and such when you can just manage all the invitations and RSVPs from one single place. Don't need to hunt down emails that say people are coming, don't need to write it down somewhere to remind myself if I call someone up and ask if they're coming. And if I need to change the date or cancel anything, I have a convenient way to get the word out to everyone involved.
 
2013-12-29 03:32:24 PM  

StopLurkListen: My most annoying FB friend is one of those genetically-gifted women who is smart, funny, talented and beautiful, and she only needs to sneeze on FB to get 100+ likes and positive comments. Come ON, kids, send some of that love to someone who doesn't already have all of life's advantages dealt to her.

I eventually 'hid all' of her posts after she gushed about the beautiful {brand name} circle-R thing she was wearing in the professional-looking photo of her modeling the thing. Yeah, she actually used the circle-R registered trademark symbol in her post. Yee God, i get enough advertisements in FB without her amateur efforts.


Got a link to her page?  We uh, don't believe you, or something, that's the ticket.
 
2013-12-29 03:49:14 PM  
It's great as a photo album, especially since it will accept full resolution pictures now. It's also nice for keeping in touch with friends and family who you'd otherwise never see.

An often overlooked benefit is that FB is a relief valve for things you don't want to deal with in-person. Ever get trapped in your parents' slideshow? No? Thank facebook. You can always say "yeah! I looked at these already. Looks like you had fun." It's also a place where people's rants and monologues go where you don't have to listen to them.
 
2013-12-29 04:02:40 PM  

drwiki: An often overlooked benefit is that FB is a relief valve for things you don't want to deal with in-person. Ever get trapped in your parents' slideshow? No? Thank facebook. You can always say "yeah! I looked at these already. Looks like you had fun." It's also a place where people's rants and monologues go where you don't have to listen to them.


This, "Oh your newest five hundred pictures of fresh Babby?  Already saw it!"
 
2013-12-29 04:05:55 PM  

Useless Destruction of Exergy: Facebook is following in the tracks of Microsoft, which is itself following in the tracks of IBM.

Which is to say that it is no longer flashy. To use a human analogy, it is at the point where it is entering middle age and thinking about settling down and having kids.


Amazon is becoming Google is becoming Apple is becoming Microsoft is becoming IBM.

Perhaps 10 years from now, Google will be Microsoft, Apple will be IBM, Amazon will be apple, and some new company will come along and be the next Google.
 
2013-12-29 04:37:09 PM  

DanInKansas: mofa: The thing I hate about FB is that it gives people just typing a stream of consciousness passive aggressive rantings and think that that somehow affects things in the real world.

So much THIS. If your life lacks drama and conflict, get on FB and post a few criticisms of Our Dear Leader and throw in a few refutations of the anti-vaxx drivel.  Your news feed will be covered WITH ALL CAPS POSTS in minutes.


all of my tirades are responded with sentences that lack capital letters punctuation but lots of shiatty speling usually forming a logical divide by zero moment when a four twenty buddy wants to go and ban monsanto because they dont gmo marijuana seeds am i making sense yet
 
2013-12-29 08:37:11 PM  
I used to log into Facebook every day and use it primarily to reach students. Now I'm lucky if I check it once a week or maybe every other week. Very few students in my University are using it.

Note: this is not a statistically valid sample size.
 
2013-12-29 09:31:48 PM  
No one wants to see your baby pictures but you. No one cares but you. The end.
 
2013-12-29 10:51:16 PM  

Random Internet Persona: No one wants to see your baby pictures but you. No one cares but you. The end.



I care. I'd rather have the 30,000 baby pictures on Facebook rather than having them spammed to my email. At least on Facebook I can just click 'like' and I don't have to send an insincere email telling each of them how cute their hideous child is.
 
2013-12-29 11:00:55 PM  

because I care: Random Internet Persona: No one wants to see your baby pictures but you. No one cares but you. The end.


I care. I'd rather have the 30,000 baby pictures on Facebook rather than having them spammed to my email. At least on Facebook I can just click 'like' and I don't have to send an insincere email telling each of them how cute their hideous child is.


Granted. Touche.
 
2013-12-30 01:57:18 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: You don't have to friend adults. You can hide your posts from them. You can hide their posts from you. This isn't hard. Well, for teens, maybe.


I don't have a facebook at all (never have, just not my thing), but I have a tumblr in order to follow interesting stuff there, and a lot of the younger people post about having two personalities; your facebook personality which is basically the same personality you're required to present IRL for church and grandma, and your tumblr personality, which is where you post all the things you actually like, which you would get hassled about IRL.  Apparently people get harrassed and bullied on facebook for posting about such mediocre things as Doctor Who.  And there's no way you can post your crack slash fic to facebook.

The nice thing about tumblr is you can't find people there.  Tumblr doesn't want you to give a name, your location, your school, nothing.  People can't search for you by anything.  So as long as you don't post selfies you can be 100% anonymous and safe from the people you actually know.

/If you are fan of anything, tumblr is the zero-effort way to keep up on the news
//The White House has a tumblr, it's actually pretty good
 
Displayed 46 of 96 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report