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(Slate)   Facebook has killed off birthday wall posts by removing the birthday section from its prized homescreen   (slate.com) divider line
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1103 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Oct 2019 at 10:45 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-10-12 09:34:05 AM  
All the things you like about Facebook are being eliminated to better present fake news and commercials.

Remember badges and buttons? There were a lot of little gadgets before Facebook ran them off.
 
2019-10-12 10:49:53 AM  
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2019-10-12 11:05:21 AM  
I like the birthday posts.... (._. )
 
2019-10-12 11:10:15 AM  
Joker would have offed Facebook if it had existed back in 1981.
 
2019-10-12 11:11:17 AM  
Facebook: the buttplug for the Internet.
 
2019-10-12 11:21:15 AM  
By one measure, I peaked in 2010, the year I turned 23. That was the birthday when the most people ever, before or since-53 of them-posted on my Facebook wall to celebrate another year of my life on Earth.

Because you're getting older, and so are your friends, who have realized that birthday celebrations are mostly for children. As an adult, they have no real significance outside of maybe your spouse, parents and siblings. Maybe if you live long enough to hit triple digits, people will make a big deal out of you simply turning another year older again, but until then, it's time to let it go.
 
2019-10-12 11:29:21 AM  
Omg wfc?
 
2019-10-12 12:09:41 PM  

Linux_Yes: Facebook: the buttplug for the Internet.


Hey, stop talking poorly about buttplugs. I really like my buttplugs!
 
2019-10-12 12:10:06 PM  
Just get rid of Facebook. I dumped Facebook a while. Recently dumped Instagram and Snapchat. It's actually quite liberating. I don't feel the need to check my phone every five minutes anymore.
Honestly, a photo of someone's lunch or trip to the beach doesn't interest me anymore.
 
2019-10-12 12:10:59 PM  
I for one liked that.  It allowed me to be perceived as caring and attentive, without expending any real effort to congratulate someone for not croaking.
 
2019-10-12 12:28:47 PM  

Bslim: [66.media.tumblr.com image 500x265]


As an expert lip reader, I can tell you that caption is totally wrong. McConaughey is clearly saying "Fish love" over and over again.

He either just saw Shape of Water, or he's spoiling the central gag of an old Simpsons episode.
 
2019-10-12 12:52:26 PM  
With Facebook reminders I will have no idea of when anyone's birthday is except my own.
 
2019-10-12 12:53:19 PM  
Personally, I think it's because Facebook has systematically made it as cumbersome as possible to wish someone a happy birthday.  Instead of just writing on their wall, now you have all sorts of fancy doo-dads to make your HBD wish stand out amongst the crowd.  More recently they're pushing us to add a HBD to their "story", which is about as convoluted a solution as possible.  Since adding all these "features", sometimes the page doesn't even load on my tablet.  It's basically an unmitigated mess.
 
2019-10-12 02:04:49 PM  
How timely, I shifted my birth date forward so that it was skipped this year, because its such a trite thing to get all those posts from people who only do so because facebook put it in front of their faces.
 
2019-10-12 03:04:55 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Honestly, a photo of someone's lunch or trip to the beach doesn't interest me anymore.


Did it ever?
 
2019-10-12 03:08:46 PM  
I stopped writing birthday notes to people on facebook long ago since it was a relentless onslaught every day and most people I barely know or remember in real life. So unless you're a close personal friend or relative, I won't bother with that anymore.
 
2019-10-12 03:36:35 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Honestly, a photo of someone's lunch or trip to the beach doesn't interest me anymore.

Did it ever?


Well, I at least feigned interest anyway.
 
2019-10-12 03:56:39 PM  

ReapTheChaos: By one measure, I peaked in 2010, the year I turned 23. That was the birthday when the most people ever, before or since-53 of them-posted on my Facebook wall to celebrate another year of my life on Earth.

Because you're getting older, and so are your friends, who have realized that birthday celebrations are mostly for children. As an adult, they have no real significance outside of maybe your spouse, parents and siblings. Maybe if you live long enough to hit triple digits, people will make a big deal out of you simply turning another year older again, but until then, it's time to let it go.


With the exception of my twenty-first, and this year's fourtieth, I haven't really celebrated mine since my mid-teens. I might let some of my friends do something for my fiftieth if they insist.
 
2019-10-12 06:00:14 PM  
There was once a time on Facebook where it was pretty much just an orgy of birthday messages.  It was so phrenetic that you could easily prank someone who didn't have their birthday listed on their profile by posting to their wall to say happy birthday, soon everyone who saw it would follow up with their own post.

That doesn't seem like it'll happen today.
 
2019-10-12 07:17:31 PM  

xkenny13: Personally, I think it's because Facebook has systematically made it as cumbersome as possible to wish someone a happy birthday.  Instead of just writing on their wall, now you have all sorts of fancy doo-dads to make your HBD wish stand out amongst the crowd.  More recently they're pushing us to add a HBD to their "story", which is about as convoluted a solution as possible.  Since adding all these "features", sometimes the page doesn't even load on my tablet.  It's basically an unmitigated mess.


I don't actually understand how "my stories" work. I click on them and then 3 seconds later it begins playing everyone's "my story."
 
2019-10-12 08:02:40 PM  
It's still on mine. Yay, I failed the A/B test!
 
2019-10-12 08:17:44 PM  

germ78: I stopped writing birthday notes to people on facebook long ago since it was a relentless onslaught every day and most people I barely know or remember in real life. So unless you're a close personal friend or relative, I won't bother with that anymore.


And if I have that close of a relationship with you, I'm going to text or call you instead of posting it on Facebook anyway.
 
2019-10-12 10:05:29 PM  

Shostie: I like the birthday posts.... (._. )


I've gotten several today. Forty has been good so far.
 
2019-10-13 07:10:05 AM  
I  use the birthday reminder as a way to delete people I no longer see or wish to see. I see their name when their birthday comes up and I decide whether or not to cut them loose.

I also unlisted my own birthday so only people that actually cared to remember tell me Happy Birthday - usually off of Facebook.
 
2019-10-13 12:32:23 PM  

edmo: All the things you like about Facebook are being eliminated to better present fake news and commercials.

Remember badges and buttons? There were a lot of little gadgets before Facebook ran them off.


Can you still send a poke? My own profile's been disabled for about 4 years now, and for the 3 years prior to that, I visited it about once every 3 months.
 
2019-10-13 01:13:42 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Just get rid of Facebook. I dumped Facebook a while. Recently dumped Instagram and Snapchat. It's actually quite liberating. I don't feel the need to check my phone every five minutes anymore.
Honestly, a photo of someone's lunch or trip to the beach doesn't interest me anymore.


Facebook is for Russian spies, hackers, criminals and morons.
 
2019-10-13 09:32:23 PM  

Fano: xkenny13: Personally, I think it's because Facebook has systematically made it as cumbersome as possible to wish someone a happy birthday.  Instead of just writing on their wall, now you have all sorts of fancy doo-dads to make your HBD wish stand out amongst the crowd.  More recently they're pushing us to add a HBD to their "story", which is about as convoluted a solution as possible.  Since adding all these "features", sometimes the page doesn't even load on my tablet.  It's basically an unmitigated mess.

I don't actually understand how "my stories" work. I click on them and then 3 seconds later it begins playing everyone's "my story."


I wouldn't know. I don't post anything on Facebook. I use it for marketplace.
 
2019-10-13 09:36:13 PM  

The English Major: Shostie: I like the birthday posts.... (._. )

I've gotten several today. Forty has been good so far.


Happy Birthday from a farker.
 
2019-10-13 10:09:32 PM  

WTFDYW: The English Major: Shostie: I like the birthday posts.... (._. )

I've gotten several today. Forty has been good so far.

Happy Birthday from a farker.


Thank you!
 
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