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2014-02-07 08:22:17 AM
That's right.  Even I don't want to see mine.
 
2014-02-07 08:27:14 AM
But I was longing to read an article about not wanting to see people's Facebook videos.

/for farks sake.
 
2014-02-07 08:28:48 AM
Nobody wants autostart video either paint-huffington-post assholes.
 
2014-02-07 08:50:13 AM
I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.
 
2014-02-07 09:15:10 AM
Many condolences, jay. :(
 
2014-02-07 09:16:38 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Thanks, Obama.

/oblig
 
2014-02-07 09:16:45 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Sorry.  Sometimes you don't want to be reminded of the past.
 
2014-02-07 09:16:57 AM

Gunny Highway: But I was longing to read an article about not wanting to see people's Facebook videos.


Well, hopefully there will be a response article on Slate entitled, "Actually, HuffPo, we love the Look Back videos and want Facebook to do more of them." Dueling Twitter hashtags will be established, #IStandWithHuffPo and #SlateIsRight. CNN will pick up a story about the online controversy swirling around Look Back videos. That story will get linked to Reddit, and a few days later will be on Fark. Bloggers will begin taking sides. There will be a national campaign started, "Look Back No Longer: Leave Facebook Now," in which people pledge to close their Facebook accounts. A day later, another campaign will launch: "Look Forward to More Looking Back: Sign Up Two Friends for Facebook." More news coverage will follow. A Chick-fil-A spokesperson will make some off-the-cuff comment and one side will start being boycotted. Sarah Palin will speak to the issue. Multiple petitions will appear on the Whitehouse.gov site. And then, right as the entire nation is poised at the brink, something truly important will happen that reminds us all of how appallingly transient and shallow we can be, how easy it is in this increasingly crowded world to lose sight of what's truly important and get caught up in fake controversies and non-existent issues. I'm talking about Justin Bieber getting arrested again, of course. Can you imagine?
 
2014-02-07 09:17:23 AM
I avoid Facebook but my wife has an account.

She's Been complaining about how annoying and obnoxious all the look back videos people are posting are.

Then she complained that she couldn't create her own using her phone app.
 
2014-02-07 09:17:37 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Coming from another Dad that's lost a child, you have my deepest sympathies.
 
2014-02-07 09:18:57 AM
Then don't watch them and move on.
 
2014-02-07 09:19:39 AM

Pocket Ninja: Gunny Highway: But I was longing to read an article about not wanting to see people's Facebook videos.

Well, hopefully there will be a response article on Slate entitled, "Actually, HuffPo, we love the Look Back videos and want Facebook to do more of them." Dueling Twitter hashtags will be established, #IStandWithHuffPo and #SlateIsRight. CNN will pick up a story about the online controversy swirling around Look Back videos. That story will get linked to Reddit, and a few days later will be on Fark. Bloggers will begin taking sides. There will be a national campaign started, "Look Back No Longer: Leave Facebook Now," in which people pledge to close their Facebook accounts. A day later, another campaign will launch: "Look Forward to More Looking Back: Sign Up Two Friends for Facebook." More news coverage will follow. A Chick-fil-A spokesperson will make some off-the-cuff comment and one side will start being boycotted. Sarah Palin will speak to the issue. Multiple petitions will appear on the Whitehouse.gov site. And then, right as the entire nation is poised at the brink, something truly important will happen that reminds us all of how appallingly transient and shallow we can be, how easy it is in this increasingly crowded world to lose sight of what's truly important and get caught up in fake controversies and non-existent issues. I'm talking about Justin Bieber getting arrested again, of course. Can you imagine?


I am so posting this to my Facebook page. I am taking a risk I know but someone needs to take a stand.
 
2014-02-07 09:19:42 AM
I would like my Look Back video to show a few of my profile photos for three or four seconds and then jump to a clip of the wheelchair/cliff scene from Mac and Me.
 
2014-02-07 09:20:23 AM

FTDA: jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.

Coming from another Dad that's lost a child, you have my deepest sympathies.


Cheers, fellas.  My condolences.
 
2014-02-07 09:21:53 AM
If FB is trying to commit suicide this is a good way to start...and it's not a movie it's a freakin slideshow.
 
2014-02-07 09:22:23 AM
Mine was mostly just a bunch of pictures of cereal boxes...set to sad music.

It described my life pretty well.
 
2014-02-07 09:23:09 AM
I think blogs are largely a waste of time, resources, and a source of feeling important from people who really really need to shut up.  Nevertheless, they are there; and so is my facebook video, so stick it.
 
2014-02-07 09:23:13 AM

Pocket Ninja: Can you imagine?


Coca-Cola will somehow be involved as well, to much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments.
 
2014-02-07 09:23:36 AM
My video dodged my ex-girlfriend quite deftly.
 
2014-02-07 09:25:14 AM
Mine was lame, so I didn't share it, but there have been ones I've seen that are pretty nice.
I do wish you could change the background music it plays.
 
2014-02-07 09:25:45 AM
I actually liked mine, and I pretty much enjoyed the ones of my friends. But then I'm only friends with people that are actually friends, not every farking acquaintance that I cross paths with.
 
2014-02-07 09:25:56 AM
I'd actually like to see a Look Back video for a person who was mommyblogged into an account that they took over and are now in their mid-teens.

But those don't exist yet.
 
2014-02-07 09:25:59 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


I can't imagine how hard that must be. My condolences.
 
2014-02-07 09:26:17 AM
Sorry for your loss.  My wife passed away in 2012, and it showed me a lot of pictures of her.  Of course not a day goes by when I don't think of her.  This is normal, and things get better.
 
2014-02-07 09:26:27 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Jaylectricity, I am sorry for your loss.  However pretending it never happened is not "unhealthy"  it's a coping mechanism to help you through life until you are ready to come to terms with this most unfortunate incident.  You'll be ready when you're ready - don't worry over it; time will help you heal.
 
2014-02-07 09:26:38 AM

dittybopper: That's right.  Even I don't want to see mine.



THIS

More litter on my feed is all it is.
 
2014-02-07 09:26:55 AM

JimmyFartpants: Then don't watch them and move on.


This.
 
2014-02-07 09:27:44 AM
Lately I've been on a streak of de-friending and purging anyone I see posting one of those asinine bitstrips comics.
 
2014-02-07 09:28:54 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


I was going to comment on how mine was basically the same thing until I got to the end of your post. I can't even imagine, and I can't imagine dealing with it in any other way than to try and forget. Here's to hoping each day gets a little better for you on your journey.
 
2014-02-07 09:29:22 AM

FTDA: jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.

Coming from another Dad that's lost a child, you have my deepest sympathies.


ts2.mm.bing.net

And my axe!
 
2014-02-07 09:32:01 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Sorry for your loss.
 
2014-02-07 09:37:29 AM
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2014-02-07 09:37:30 AM
32 posts and this hasn't popped up yet?

i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-07 09:39:01 AM
If you're a close friend, odds are I shared a good deal of that history with you. In that case: I don't want to see it. I was there. I don't even want to watch my Facebook Look Back video. Why should I have to see yours?

Ummm, sharing shiat is the POINT of FB, and it's a goddam black whole where shared stuff goes to die. I have a relatively inactive FB feed, and I can't even go back and find something 24 hours after someone posts it. If it's cool or funny, I usually have to save or forward the image to my wife, because she'll never farking see it. Not only that, it's showing stuff that people posted as long as 10 years ago, not just the last 10 posts they made. Maybe you've got an eidetic memory, but not everybody does. If someone posts this, I get to look at it and say, 'God, I remember that pic, that was 4 years ago', or 'Wow, I never saw a pic of the kids so young.'... What ever it is, unless you LIVE for FB, you're either gonna see stuff you'd forgotten about or stuff from before you were friends with the person, or before you joined FB.

Personally, I think it's a cool little feature. Like it or not though, it's YOUR choice if you click on it, and the 2 1/2" of screen space it takes up isn't much, and is a million times better than "Sponsored Links".

Of course, I'm not some "blogger", so I don't get paid to whine about features offered by free web services,
 
2014-02-07 09:39:13 AM

beerrun: [fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 584x720]


derpy: 32 posts and this hasn't popped up yet?

[i59.tinypic.com image 584x720]


One second.  That has to be some kind of record.
 
2014-02-07 09:40:05 AM

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Mine was mostly just a bunch of pictures of cereal boxes...set to sad music.

It described my life pretty well.


My god, I was all misty-eyed from the two comments from the dads, and after those this struck me as so funny I broke down into one of those stupid bark/sob laughs. At work. Thank you for that (for serious).

My sis-in-law's ended up following the progressively downward spiral of her husband leading to his death. Not even any of the happy things that happened several years later as she built a new relationship and family. :/
 
2014-02-07 09:41:17 AM
I watched my own, the way they tried to make it dramatic was a bit ridiculous. I felt no need to share it with others.

Many of my friends are sharing theirs and I have no desire to watch them, so I simply scroll past them in my newsfeed. I don't see the problem. It's certainly not the first, nor last, thing that will be shared that I have no interest in.
 
2014-02-07 09:41:53 AM

derpy: 32 posts and this hasn't popped up yet?

[i59.tinypic.com image 584x720]


i895.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 09:42:27 AM
I watched my wfie's post and it made me happy. Very happy when her hot friend was the main photo used.
Jayelectricity, I wish you and your daughter's mother all the best.
 
2014-02-07 09:43:07 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


That's sad. I'm sorry you went through that. I hope you and your wife heal.
 
2014-02-07 09:44:12 AM

beerrun: [fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 584x720]


one second. one.
 
GBB
2014-02-07 09:44:30 AM

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Mine was mostly just a bunch of pictures of cereal boxes...set to sad music.


"In the arms of an angel...."
 
2014-02-07 09:44:46 AM

spelletrader: It's certainly not the first, nor last, thing that will be shared that I have no interest in.


This.  I shared mine because it was actually pretty awesome, but I don't expect everyone else to care.
I see more people sharing crappy HuffPo articles on FB than anything else.
 
2014-02-07 09:48:04 AM
Mine had a bunch of pictures of my cats and a post I made of a picture of Jolly Green Giant "Just For One" veggies that said "Thanks for mocking me Green Giant."  Thanks for showing me how pathetic I am in a one-minute video Facebook!
 
2014-02-07 09:48:30 AM
I liked mine - not sure of the coding they used to choose which pics showed up (other than the number of likes associated with each), but mine was a pretty darn good collage.

And as to the headline, my friends and family would enjoy seeing it, and since that's who is able to see my FB info anyway, you assume incorrectly.
 
2014-02-07 09:49:41 AM
I thought that the look back movies were pretty neat.  Some of them are somewhat funny in just how inane the things it sifts out are and others are pretty good at picking the highlights.  Mine made my wife cry because the vast majority of pictures it pulled out were of my departed hedgehog.
 
GBB
2014-02-07 09:49:53 AM

jaylectricity: I saw those popping up. I didn't click on them but I was curious to see mine.

Most liked posts:

"So I'm going to be a daddy!"
"For those that missed it because it got buried in the comments, it's a girl"

We lost the baby after 8 months. I feel like going back to erase those posts. But I've already been unhealthily trying to pretend it never happened.


Not to be a distasteful motherfarker, but when you say 8 months, are you meaning it was 8 months old, or -1?
I had a co-worker at a big box store break down on me in the middle of the store after I asked about his pregnant wife... had a miscarriage.  I was the only one that asked.  that shiat's tough.
 
2014-02-07 09:50:36 AM
I thought it was amusing to see who had the worst video. I put mine up, got mocked, then everyone else did theirs and got mocked even more. The funniest were the ones that didn't have anything interesting. It made Facebook entertaining for a night, though I'm sure in a fashion completely contrary to their intentions.
 
2014-02-07 09:50:59 AM

derpy: beerrun: [fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 584x720]

one second. one.


I see that happen all the time here and it always amazes me how a thread can be going along with a bunch of posts, and then two farkers will post the exact same comment or image at the same time. Damn near a simulpost on this one.
 
2014-02-07 09:51:40 AM

Robo Beat: Lately I've been on a streak of de-friending and purging anyone I see posting one of those asinine bitstrips comics.


I like seeing the lies people tell with them.  My one friend's bitstrip avatar has some rockin' cans and huge feet.  In real life: easy-listening cans and small feet.  Another friend's avatar pulled a Jared from Subway evidently.

As for the sentiment in TFA; I've seen it expressed by others that seriously have a hate-on for their "friends" on Facebook and life in general.  I mean, all the boring ones in the world are worth it for one I saw, in which the first picture that pops up is this very-much-dong-shaped object on the shoulder of a highway.  Totes worth it!
 
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