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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

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Are you on Facebook?
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:04:57 pm »
As it's becoming the de facto way to sign into things (I remember MS Passport  ;D), are you in or still resisting?
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 06:06:58 pm »
Facebook, do I need it  ???

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 06:07:10 pm »
No.

Anyone who needs to know where I am or what I'm doing knows already.

Jaded

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 06:54:11 pm »
I have a false ID on it. Well, TBH it isn't false, it just isn't me, or a human being.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 07:03:14 pm »
As it's becoming the de facto way to sign into things (I remember MS Passport  ;D), are you in or still resisting?

Annoying.  I recently signed up to Netflix free trial, and you had to work quite hard not to sign up with FB, and share the experience with all your facebiends*...

* yup created a new word...  ;)

(Have a semi-neglected FBk accnt.)
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Wowbagger

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 07:05:08 pm »
Dez suggested to me that I might like to find music by signing up to something called "Spotify" but it wouldn't let me create an account without being a facebook person.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 07:20:38 pm »
Mrs Z is a fan of FB but it smells far too fishy for me.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 07:30:30 pm »
No. Too complicated, and anyway, why?
Probably succumb as magnoliettes grow, to allow correct fatherly snooping...

mattc

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 07:58:21 pm »
Yes, with enormous reluctance. Purely because a local club uses it as their main web presence - it seems churlish to not participate.

But I hate it. I can't even post from my Linux box, the default Wall display setting is pants, and I don't know how to turn off the endless notification thingies I get. [The list of apparently simple things - that I simply cannot see how to do - is rather long. ]

Fingers crossed, I _THINK_ I've avoided sharing any sensitive info (like my address book!)

Why is there no (sensible) home page for my account?  :facepalm:
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 08:09:54 pm »
I'm one of the global 800,000,000 who have a Facebook profile.

I'm enjoying it ATM.

MercuryKev

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2012, 08:15:14 pm »
i wasn't convinced at first but i fine it a good way off keeping in contact with more remote friends plus we now have an Audax Ecosse group which is where the movers and shakers in the world of Scottish long distance cycling get together to discuss the big issues.  If you're not there you are square.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 08:16:25 pm »
In the year the year 2020 a Facebook account became mandatory for all EU citizens in security check-ins for international flights, and for validation of personal identity in financial transactions...
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 08:18:40 pm »
I use it with pleasure.  My friends and family are all over the world, so it's a handy way of staying in touch.

I have my privacy settings as tight as they allow, double check this regularly and have switched off all the crap I don't need.

It's fun, though you do have to keep on top of the security  :)



gordon taylor

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 08:22:55 pm »
BTW, most teenagers I know consider 500 FB "friends" to be pretty normal.

Those of us who are tiptoeing into the FB world are a million miles behind the curve.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 08:27:16 pm »
Yes, but only so I am able to help admin my workplace's  FB page. I have never posted anything on my own wall and don't intend doing so.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 08:51:22 pm »
I am. I have friends and family spread around the world and I like to see how they are doing. I would never have seen my nieces if it weren't for fb. I'm careful what I post - I am aware that there are a lot of nannies on there who are shockingly indiscreet and I don't want to be googled by a future boss. I also am fairly careful not to upset my fundy Christian relatives. I like being able to play scrabble with clarion (and others) when I'm babysitting miles away :).
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 09:07:03 pm »
*strokes Stallman beard*

I have so far been able to resist the appeal of online scrabble and being able to see people's photos that are hidden behind a login page.  I occasionally rant/grink at people using facebook canonically in an official organising capacity, as it inherently excludes people with perfectly legitimate privacy concerns.  To their credit, the local cycling campaign seem to have got the point.  But the rot really set in when the LGBT groups started doing it.   :facepalm:

I am, no doubt, losing out socially as a result, but that's nothing new.  Zathrus no mind, Zathrus used to it.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 09:15:32 pm »
Farmville.  WTF?
Never tell me the odds.

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 09:28:38 pm »
*strokes Stallman beard*

I have so far been able to resist the appeal of online scrabble and being able to see people's photos that are hidden behind a login page.  I occasionally rant/grink at people using facebook canonically in an official organising capacity, as it inherently excludes people with perfectly legitimate privacy concerns.  To their credit, the local cycling campaign seem to have got the point.  But the rot really set in when the LGBT groups started doing it.   :facepalm:

I am, no doubt, losing out socially as a result, but that's nothing new.  Zathrus no mind, Zathrus used to it.

<shing!> Here, have a katana.   You're going to need it.

AndyH

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 09:30:21 pm »
Tried once, privacy was not sufficient, gave up.

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 10:50:17 pm »
Simply CBA.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2012, 04:36:19 am »
I'm on Facebook and use it quite a lot. I became convinced when I found back a lot my fellow peace activists of the Balkan war (served in a peace project there in '94). I use it for friends, photography and for organising cycling stuff.
I'm also on the Russian version, vkontakte. Two years ago I participated in a 1200 which was entirely organised via this medium.

Rapples

Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2012, 09:45:30 am »
Yep, did it to keep an eye on Miss Rapples.

We now use it for Cycling Club communication via a group, it seems to work quite well.

Biggsy

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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 10:00:19 am »
I hate Facebook, but friends and family like it, so I want to check out what they've been saying  ...when I CBA.  So far I'm just in the "Yes, but I never log in or anything" camp.
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Re: Are you on Facebook?
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2012, 10:01:43 am »
I have friends and family spread around with whom I like to keep in touch with, so, yes.   

I never play the games - don't really understand the point of them.   I have had my account 'hacked' once which must have been a huge disappointment to the hacker(s).

I remain concerned about the online security but I don't give away much, certainly never any banking info anywhere - cyber criminals are far too devious.