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(Huffington Post)   No one wants to see your Facebook "Look Back" video   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 27
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2014-02-07 09:18:57 AM  
4 votes:
Then don't watch them and move on.
2014-02-07 08:28:48 AM  
4 votes:
Nobody wants autostart video either paint-huffington-post assholes.
2014-02-07 08:22:17 AM  
4 votes:
That's right.  Even I don't want to see mine.
2014-02-07 11:21:45 AM  
2 votes:

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

[dontgiveaf*ck.jpg]


Look at how much that person doesn't care! They care so little they 3d'd a dick and photoshoped a whole image together and then got a bitstrip and brought into the file. Then they typed text telling us they don't give a f*ck. And boy do I believe it! Amazing. The lack of caring is astounding.
2014-02-07 09:54:57 AM  
2 votes:

Mikey1969: 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,


THIS. I'm enjoying them. It's bringing up some nice memories.
2014-02-07 09:39:01 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:25:45 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:16:57 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:20:25 AM  
1 votes:
Why does everything have to suck or be disliked?

My first reaction to it was "oh god another annoying marketing bit", but honestly, I watched a couple of my friends and thought it would be fun to see how it worked, then seeing that the program goes through your images and posts, kind of randomly it became even more interesting. I was curious to see it played out, because I would probably not have chosen much of it for no other reason than I might have forgotten that happened or something...

Even more curious was two elements and the way the sequences played out, so mine was cool. I found it interesting to see how my friends movies went, some sucked some were interesting and some were humorous. Unlike the "Author", I fount it interesting on a few levels.

Sequence 1 - Last year one of my dogs (2 year old siberian husky) jumped out fence chasing an animal and got hit by a commuter train, and he survived, I found him and he had a recovery that was followed. He was adopted from a rescue, volunteers came out that morning and helped us look (amazing people man). The rescue help us with his bills and stuff. THe FB movie actually put several key posts from that together, in sequence. The randomness of it, to put that together to me was impressive.

Sequence 2 - In the last bit where random images are shown a bit more quickly, were pictures from several vacations over the years where we took our other husky with us. We lost her last month (15, she had a good life!), and seeing those pictures, completely randomly like that not only hit me in the emotional response, but it fell together in such a nice way I was impressed as well.

I would not have chosen many, but seeing the ones that came up was probably a better experience.

It is free, you do not have to watch one unless you choose to, there is no work to put into it other than hitting the button to make it, share it and watch it. So what is the problem? I was at first cynical about it, but really it is a pretty innocent little ditty that should not be a problem, seriously.

//The exception though would be the heartbreaking things like jayelectricity mentioned, in that yes I can see where something like this would have a negative effect. I get that, but the overall angst over something so innocuous, and really not being forced upon the masses without their consent is ridiculous...    it like people have to have the "everything sucks" high school angst with anything anymore...
2014-02-07 11:15:10 AM  
1 votes:

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


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2014-02-07 10:39:09 AM  
1 votes:
Sorry you chose to have boring posts and photos on your Facebook page author, but not all of us did. I actually enjoyed mine. It showed life's ups and downs and put the emphasis on the three things that I cherish everyday.

To those of you had lookbacks that reminded you of loss, low points and hardships, I send positive vibes for each of you. I cannot understand what you're going through / went through.

:: shrugs :: This writer has a severe case of "not enough about me and I have no empathy for you". Facebook has its evils... but sometimes, if you don't reflect on where you've been, how can you think about where you're headed?

Happy Friday, celebrating our little ones 1st birthday today. She was a true surprise in that we didn't find out until I was 7 1/2 months along and she's healthy as an ox. Her sisters have welcomed and loved her more than we could have hoped.
2014-02-07 10:10:09 AM  
1 votes:
Mine is like 95% cats. Not bad.
2014-02-07 09:58:58 AM  
1 votes:

genepool lifeboat: I see more people sharing crappy HuffPo articles on FB than anything else.


Or shiat that Snopes debunked a decade ago, Buzzfeed quizzes, copy and paste chain statuses, game spam, 50 uses for some common household item, etc etc.
2014-02-07 09:53:40 AM  
1 votes:

milkyshirt: This thread is depressing as shiat. Thanks, Facebook.


What do you want for nothing, your money back?
2014-02-07 09:51:40 AM  
1 votes:

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!
2014-02-07 09:48:30 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:44:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:41:17 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:39:13 AM  
1 votes:

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


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

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One second.  That has to be some kind of record.
2014-02-07 09:37:29 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-07 09:26:55 AM  
1 votes:

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


This.
2014-02-07 09:26:27 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:25:59 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:22:23 AM  
1 votes:
Mine was mostly just a bunch of pictures of cereal boxes...set to sad music.

It described my life pretty well.
2014-02-07 09:21:53 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:50:13 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:27:14 AM  
1 votes:
But I was longing to read an article about not wanting to see people's Facebook videos.

/for farks sake.
 
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