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2018-03-22 04:54:33 PM  
So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?
 
2018-03-22 05:13:46 PM  
I just used the "Share" button to post this to Facebook.
 
2018-03-22 05:24:22 PM  
FTFA:  Gizmodo readers know all about how home devices-toothbrushes, smart TVs, Amazon Echos, sleep monitors, coffee makers, thermostats, smart lights, bathroom scales, et al.-spy on them via the internet.

And microwaves.  Don't forget the microwaves.

/THANKS, OBAMA!
 
2018-03-22 05:48:28 PM  

Aar1012: So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?


Smug is never having had a Facebook account.
 
2018-03-22 05:50:24 PM  
Way ahead of you.
 
2018-03-22 06:16:34 PM  
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2018-03-22 06:22:03 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Aar1012: So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?

Smug is never having had a Facebook account.


Damn straight.

/ smug as all hell
 
2018-03-22 06:52:01 PM  
Been seriously considering this for some time. Mostly because I don't use it. At all.
 
2018-03-22 06:54:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Aar1012: So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?

Smug is never having had a Facebook account.


I was never having had a Facebook account before never having had a Facebook account was cool.
 
2018-03-22 06:54:39 PM  
Long live Google Plus!
 
2018-03-22 06:55:21 PM  
Can't delete what I never had.
/super smug
 
2018-03-22 06:59:22 PM  
I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.
 
2018-03-22 07:02:38 PM  
I would delete mine but I founded a very active metal detecting group on Facebook that has over 800 members. I wish I could figure out how to monetize it.
 
2018-03-22 07:03:17 PM  
Does this mean I should be expecting a lot more traffic on my Friendster page ?
 
2018-03-22 07:07:37 PM  
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2018-03-22 07:12:05 PM  
Facebook is currently the only way I can reliably connect to certain friends and family members. So, I've minimized what data can be shared.
 
2018-03-22 07:12:15 PM  
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2018-03-22 07:12:32 PM  

JonBuck: Facebook is currently the only way I can reliably connect to certain friends and family members.


Sounds like a perfect reason to delete it!
 
2018-03-22 07:20:40 PM  
Without data gathering like this, Facebook and many other sites have no reason to exist.

As someone had said: if you're not buying a product, you are the product.
 
2018-03-22 07:41:55 PM  

Rising Ape: I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.


So much this.
 
2018-03-22 07:43:36 PM  
I signed up for Facebook this year in order to post comments on my local paper's website (i.e. Someone is wrong on the internet!). I gave the bare minimum of info to open the account, locked down the privacy settings, and don't have the app. I have seven friends linked, all of whom I have seen in person in the past year, and only follow ten pages, most of which are local restaurants I like. I don't click on news links and I don't click on "Do you know these people?" prompts. The majority of my posts are 80s trivia and complaining about clients. I doubt data miners find me worth the effort when even my friends barely do. :)
 
2018-03-22 07:48:00 PM  
After my fiancée died last year all desire to post updates completely evaporated, haven't used it in almost the year since and don't miss it even a little. Still haven't deleted my account though, it's the only way some extended family communicates with me.
 
2018-03-22 07:58:34 PM  
In the wake of all this nonsense I have informed everyone I will no longer contribute to facebooks growing data trove.  No likes, no posts, no replies, and no clicking of links. I deleted all the cookies it has on my machine and will only open in an incognito window. I deleted the app off my phone years ago.  But like many others, it's the only reliable method I have for speaking to many people. So they can keep on data mining everything I ever posted up until last week forever. That damage is already done anyways. I'll log in every once in awhile and reply to any direct messages if there are any. It's basically become my google mail accounts dumb younger brother.
 
2018-03-22 07:58:59 PM  

Han Dolo: After my fiancée died last year all desire to post updates completely evaporated, haven't used it in almost the year since and don't miss it even a little. Still haven't deleted my account though, it's the only way some extended family communicates with me.


I hope it gets better soon.
*hug*
 
2018-03-22 08:02:13 PM  

JonBuck: Facebook is currently the only way I can reliably connect to certain friends and family members. So, I've minimized what data can be shared.


Yeah, but did you really.The data is still there. They are just pinkie-promising not to share it. IMHO if the data is there someone will figure out a way to get it and use it by hook or by crook.
 
2018-03-22 08:18:26 PM  
Deleting accounts and watching membership numbers dive, stock numbers dive, commercial revenue dive might be the only real punishment FB suffers. I wouldn't expect this current admin or govt to do anything punitive about it.
 
2018-03-22 08:34:53 PM  
I've never had much love for Facebook, but most of the people I still keep in touch with live out of state.  Every time I get away from Facebook's gravitational pull, they beg me to come back. :(

I think I'm done this time.  I post under a pseudonym, post very little actual personal information beyond fairly generic crap, I don't even have my own picture as my avatar, and I have never, ever mentioned where it is that I work or who I work with.  Not once.  Yet Facebook is giving me friend suggestions related to work.

I know it's not magic, that this is what they do, but the creepy feeling finally got to be too much.  I don't talk shiat about my company, I just don't want to be buddy-buddies.  Fark off, Facebook.
 
2018-03-22 08:39:19 PM  
Sure, you can delete Facebook.  Go find a new "secure" social platform.  Watch it grow and turn in to Facebook all over again.  Even if Facebook collapses tomorrow, Zuckerberg will still have a billion in the bank to fall back on.  And someone just as smug will take his place.

/I'll still just be yelling at clouds here on Fark.
 
2018-03-22 08:51:22 PM  
Like my mother's father used to say: "You get what you pay for".
 
2018-03-22 08:58:53 PM  

Rising Ape: I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.


Try talking to people - on the phone, or in person. Ask how they're doing. Ask their opinions on things.

The thoughts are in there, but you're not gonna find them through endless online navel-gazing.
 
2018-03-22 09:06:15 PM  

Rising Ape: I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.


Yes this indeed.  I remember a few years ago there was an option to see "Some, Most, or All" of a member's posts.  Basically if you chose "Some" you only saw original content.  I loved that.  Since I loved that, FB went and changed it. :/
 
2018-03-22 09:36:52 PM  
Since FB seems to be doing everything they can to make it difficult to delete your account, can you achieve the same impact simply by abandoning your account?  Daily active users is the stat they use to justify ad revenue.  If you just stop logging in, doesn't that hurt their bottom line just as much as deleting your account?  They already have your data anyway, so deleting your account isn't going to protect anything you've already posted.
 
2018-03-22 10:32:17 PM  
Meh. Mine is just there. I never really used it much. There's nothing on there anyone could use and have been on it only a few times in the last year. My mom texts me once in a while with "OMG check your Facebook" and it will end up being some 6 month old viral video she just discovered.

Now I just respond to her text with "Ha" without even looking and can be 99% sure that covers anything she would send me.

Last time I logged on I like like 200 new notifications and 10 missed events. I didn't look to see what the events were because I don't care. They obviously weren't important since no one has asked me about missing something.
 
2018-03-22 10:38:09 PM  

Aar1012: So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?


You think that's smug? I never had a facebook account to begin with.Now excuse me while I suck my own dick some more.

/dumb farks
//Zuck said it, not me
///I really am dealing with a smug overload here
 
2018-03-23 01:55:34 AM  

Rising Ape: I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.


Agreed. I quit when my feed was "x shared this" and it became next to impossible to find actual posts from people. Also if I posted something the algorithm would bury it ensuring it would never be seen.
 
2018-03-23 02:07:34 AM  
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2018-03-23 02:08:35 AM  
At this point, so many companies have gathered, sold, and leaked my information that Facebook hardy matters anymore. Somebody wants to pay you to tell them I like tabletop rpgs and just started a keto diet? Idgaf anymore.
 
2018-03-23 03:04:47 AM  
I'm careful about what I share to FB, but damn if it isn't a useful tool to keep in touch with people, and see stuff that interests me. FB likely knows where I'm from originally, what dog breeds I own, and what team I support, and that I like space stuff, but politically the stuff I was seeing didn't really do anything but make me want to scroll past, and the targeted ads have almost uniformly been not suited to my lifestyle or interests. I guess what I'm doing is working.
 
2018-03-23 04:20:14 AM  
I'm not worried.  I see interesting things on there and if they mine my data they will see that I don't like Trump. I'm not susceptible to propaganda, so that's not an issue.  I don't see the harm.
 
2018-03-23 05:00:36 AM  

oohpah: I'm not susceptible to propaganda


Yeah, everybody thinks that. Our entire lives are shaped by propaganda in some form or another. Society as a whole is an endless barrage of it. It's not a matter of IF one is susceptible to propaganda, but rather a question of what propaganda to which one subscribes.
 
2018-03-23 06:22:41 AM  

KLake4908: oohpah: I'm not susceptible to propaganda

Yeah, everybody thinks that. Our entire lives are shaped by propaganda in some form or another. Society as a whole is an endless barrage of it. It's not a matter of IF one is susceptible to propaganda, but rather a question of what propaganda to which one subscribes.


Generally the kind that upholds your (grounded or ungrounded) beliefs.
 
2018-03-23 06:29:24 AM  

Wingchild: Try talking to people - on the phone, or in person. Ask how they're doing. Ask their opinions on things.

The thoughts are in there, but you're not gonna find them through endless online navel-gazing.


That works too, but it's less convenient, especially for photographs, if they live a long way away, or sending things to groups of people at once. If you have a bit of news, do you really want to go round phoning loads of people? For close friends, maybe, but generally no. Facebook works just fine for those things, it's all the other crap that's the problem.
 
2018-03-23 06:50:37 AM  

Han Dolo: After my fiancée died last year all desire to post updates completely evaporated, haven't used it in almost the year since and don't miss it even a little. Still haven't deleted my account though, it's the only way some extended family communicates with me.


Dang...it's dusty in here now...sending hugs your way.
 
2018-03-23 07:29:57 AM  
Don't delete you account. The data there is there. You can't change that, but deleting it surrenders control. If your concerned about privacy, stop using it and lock the account down. Or follow this guide to make your account far more private:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03​/​how-change-your-facebook-settings-opt-​out-platform-api-sharing
 
2018-03-23 08:11:17 AM  

Rising Ape: I still find it useful, so no. But if only there was a way of completely blocking "shared" things from appearing - I want to see people's original thoughts and experiences, not mindlessly forwarded inane memes or superficial political cartoons/commentary.


Unfortunately, the shared things is their entire business model. it's not going away. I block everything I can from any account that's not a person but more keep coming.
 
2018-03-23 09:16:02 AM  
Too late, losers.  Smart people never joined Facebook.

\suck my rock-hard SMUG.
 
2018-03-23 09:34:24 AM  

turboke: KLake4908: oohpah: I'm not susceptible to propaganda

Yeah, everybody thinks that. Our entire lives are shaped by propaganda in some form or another. Society as a whole is an endless barrage of it. It's not a matter of IF one is susceptible to propaganda, but rather a question of what propaganda to which one subscribes.

Generally the kind that upholds your (grounded or ungrounded) beliefs.


And from where did those beliefs originate?
 
2018-03-23 09:54:39 AM  

KLake4908: turboke: KLake4908: oohpah: I'm not susceptible to propaganda

Yeah, everybody thinks that. Our entire lives are shaped by propaganda in some form or another. Society as a whole is an endless barrage of it. It's not a matter of IF one is susceptible to propaganda, but rather a question of what propaganda to which one subscribes.

Generally the kind that upholds your (grounded or ungrounded) beliefs.

And from where did those beliefs originate?


Indoctrination at an age when you weren't yet capable of critical or abstract thought.
 
2018-03-23 10:01:35 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Aar1012: So will I have to deal with every ounce of smug as people tell me they deleted their facebooks?

Smug is never having had a Facebook account.


Or Myspace, Twitter, Snapchat, etc..  or a smartphone and anything IoT...   serious smug...  have no desire to 'share' my life with the world.. the stress from that shait will kill you..
 
2018-03-23 10:27:27 AM  

turboke: KLake4908: turboke: KLake4908: oohpah: I'm not susceptible to propaganda

Yeah, everybody thinks that. Our entire lives are shaped by propaganda in some form or another. Society as a whole is an endless barrage of it. It's not a matter of IF one is susceptible to propaganda, but rather a question of what propaganda to which one subscribes.

Generally the kind that upholds your (grounded or ungrounded) beliefs.

And from where did those beliefs originate?

Indoctrination at an age when you weren't yet capable of critical or abstract thought.


Exactly! Glad somebody gets it. Gave you a "smartest"
 
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