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Have you signed up to Mr Zuckerberg's walled garden?

Yes
No
Yes, but the details are false
Yes, but I never log in or anything

Author Topic: Are you on Facebook?  (Read 92516 times)

Kim

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #425 on: October 07, 2016, 08:21:41 pm »
The psycholgoy of facebook posts (and profiles) can be revealing.

A couple I know have used the same picture for their profiles. Except:
- hers just shows the two of them, smiling away.
- his piccie is a less cropped version, showing another pretty lady on his other arm, smiling away.

I'm not quite sure what that reveals though.  Probably depends on who the other pretty young lady is.

She might be better at using image processing that software than he is.
She might not have had consent from the third person (though consent is rarely given much consideration on Facebook) to use their photo.
Either way, having a photo with someone else in as your profile pic would seem to imply a certain amount of luserdom.  I wouldn't be surprised if the couple share an email address[1].


[1] Something that squicks me even more than Facebook.
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Dibdib

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #426 on: October 07, 2016, 08:38:34 pm »
The psycholgoy of facebook posts (and profiles) can be revealing.

A couple I know have used the same picture for their profiles. Except:
- hers just shows the two of them, smiling away.
- his piccie is a less cropped version, showing another pretty lady on his other arm, smiling away.

I'm not quite sure what that reveals though.  Probably depends on who the other pretty young lady is.

She might be better at using image processing that software than he is.
She might not have had consent from the third person (though consent is rarely given much consideration on Facebook) to use their photo.
Either way, having a photo with someone else in as your profile pic would seem to imply a certain amount of luserdom.  I wouldn't be surprised if the couple share an email address[1].


[1] Something that squicks me even more than Facebook.

The most squicky are the couples who share a facebook account. Janetandjohn Smith, I'm looking at you. *shudder*

Kim

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #427 on: October 07, 2016, 08:49:50 pm »
I'd no idea that was a thing...
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mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #428 on: October 08, 2016, 08:37:20 am »
My manager recently retired at a ripe old age. For years his wife has been using Alan's facebook account.    There was frequent hilarity when she posted (what's the right word here?...) raunchy-but-SFW links to stuff like male strippers, or just jokey comments that no bloke would make, let alone one in his late 60s.

Probably not unusual!
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mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #429 on: October 09, 2016, 04:37:06 pm »
Things I Didnt Know:

You can post, then Disable Comments to your post. Basically shutting down any possible response if you say something daft/provocative/unpleasant.

Seems very odd, in the current social media landscape.
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Kim

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #430 on: October 09, 2016, 05:00:11 pm »
Or alternatively, it makes perfect sense in the current social media landscape.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Ruthie

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #431 on: October 20, 2016, 09:52:50 pm »
Been getting a lot of nasty Facebook posts about Syrian child refugees, so I clicked on a link to see whether they were just a wind-up, and got an insight into the Brexiteer Trump-supporting mindset and it's scared the crap out of me.  These are people I actually LIKE. 

If this is the majority mindset then these are dark times.
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hellymedic

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #432 on: October 20, 2016, 10:29:09 pm »
Thankfully, there seem to be few Little Englanders amongst my FB friends.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #433 on: October 21, 2016, 07:14:59 pm »
Somewhere, somehow, I appear to have a Trump supporter in my "feed" .....  :sick:

hellymedic

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #434 on: November 04, 2016, 09:00:39 pm »
Partner informs me a 'Friend' (more a friend of a friend, really) was 'Live' washing her dishes.
PERLEEEZE!

mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #435 on: November 10, 2016, 07:55:44 pm »
(click to show/hide)

And breath ...
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #436 on: November 10, 2016, 10:09:51 pm »
Breathe btw!

hellymedic

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #437 on: November 10, 2016, 11:13:56 pm »
I tried to 'friend' someone I knew from previous cyber contact on Facebook and she only discovered my Friend request when I contacted her through her business FB account some years later so concur with rr

mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #438 on: November 11, 2016, 08:14:49 am »
Breathe btw!

Your supposed to spell like that on Facebook!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #439 on: November 15, 2016, 12:33:19 am »
If Facething gives me "Britain First" as a 'Suggested Page' once more I'm going to be using Agent Orange on Mr Zuckerberg's Walled Garden >:(
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Andrij

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #440 on: November 18, 2016, 09:11:36 am »
Received a friend request from someone who was at an event I attended last Saturday.  We have mutual acquaintances (expected considering event/venue), but have never actually met.  And this from a mature (in years) person. 

 ???

People are weird, and even weirder online.  Present company excepted, of course - you're all weirder in real life.  :-*
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Kim

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #441 on: November 23, 2016, 07:48:42 pm »
That's it.  I'm going to write a browser plugin that pops up a login box over the top right of the page you're viewing, then after a couple of seconds pops up another larger, even more obnoxious "you need an account" dialog with a "no, fuck off" button that merely causes it to shrink down to occupy the bottom quarter of the screen.

Unless it's a dailymail.co.uk address, in which it just gives you a blank page with a login prompt.  I'm not a complete monster.

Once we can view the entire fucking web like that, Facebook itself should be redundant.   :demon:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #442 on: November 24, 2016, 02:47:14 am »
I, on the other hand, am going to track down the people responsible for the crash-o-matic memory hog that is Facething's wanky iOS app, and cut them up with a chainsaw.
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Kim

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #443 on: February 10, 2017, 02:28:04 pm »
It was a toss-up between here and "What I have learned today", but:

https://techcrunch.com/2009/09/10/facebook-now-lets-you-fax-your-photos-i-have-no-idea-why-anyone-would-want-to-do-this/

I suppose it might be big in Japan.  Or in an alternate timeline where Biff Tannen is president of the USA.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #444 on: March 08, 2017, 12:14:33 pm »
Yesterday Farcebok appeared to go on an advertising-announcement blitz.  I have been offered motor-cars from every major Japanese manufacturer, three exclusive homes in exclusive developments, a hair styling experience in Saffron Walden, half a dozen shit video games and some bucket of wank from "Conservative Woman", which is a fail on so many levels it makes me shudder.

Oh, and a used tractor. £9,250.  Bargain.
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #445 on: March 08, 2017, 12:16:50 pm »
Yesterday Farcebok appeared to go on an advertising-announcement blitz.  I have been offered motor-cars from every major Japanese manufacturer, three exclusive homes in exclusive developments, a hair styling experience in Saffron Walden, half a dozen shit video games and some bucket of wank from "Conservative Woman", which is a fail on so many levels it makes me shudder.

Oh, and a used tractor. £9,250.  Bargain.

All I get [quick look] is two cycling holidays and a picture of a dog in specs.

I have a friend who wants a tractor.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #446 on: March 09, 2017, 10:27:41 am »
Some outfit calling themselves"CarsSales" are the purveyors of tractors.
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mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #447 on: March 09, 2017, 02:26:58 pm »
Yesterday Farcebok appeared to go on an advertising-announcement blitz.  I have been offered motor-cars from every major Japanese manufacturer, three exclusive homes in exclusive developments, a hair styling experience in Saffron Walden, half a dozen shit video games and some bucket of wank from "Conservative Woman", which is a fail on so many levels it makes me shudder.

Oh, and a used tractor. £9,250.  Bargain.

All I get [quick look] is two cycling holidays and a picture of a dog in specs.

I have a friend who wants a tractor.
I can get you one for £9,750. Tomorrow.
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #448 on: April 19, 2017, 07:05:08 pm »
...wishing FB had a 'don't look at POBI' option, at least for the next 50 days.
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Basil

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #449 on: April 19, 2017, 07:16:34 pm »
...wishing FB had a 'don't look at POBI' option, at least for the next 50 days.

You could  use the ' Dont  look at FB' option.  Works for me.   :D
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