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Thread started 07/29/18 10:27am

domainator2010

D'you think NOW is the time to delete Facebook?

Here, read this:

https://www.trustedreview...ts-3428804

And, to point it out yet AGAIN, these are the alternatives:

https://diasporafoundation.org/

friendi.ca

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Reply #1 posted 07/30/18 12:16am

tump

All the social networks are tools of the State to centralize, collect, manipulate, control, analyze, surveil, sell-on and censor the masses. All of them profit from exploiting your privacy to the maximum extent, as do all the popular operating systems in use today (which are again just tools of State Mafia).

By using social networks you add value to them & the crooks who run them using your taxes. The whole point of the internet (to me) is to decentralize power and dissent, not centralize it, yet we have billions using apps of State Control, oblivious to the super-invasive apps and games installed on their devices, and oblivious to the origins of these networks despite years of revelations prior to recent (utterly predictable) headlines.
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Reply #2 posted 07/30/18 1:54am

DaveT

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I think you just need to make Facebook work for you. I'm on there under a pseudonym rather than my real name, and I really limit the number of people I have as friends and what I post. I have about 40 friends on there, just close family and friends.

Its a great tool for saying in touch with people and catching up on stuff I've not been able to get to like birthday parties. Its also a great tool for arranging family get togethers and events.

I don't use it for getting news or updates on important stuff. I think anyone with a few brain cells knows stuff that crops up on your timeline is either fake or trying to sell you something. And if they want to collect info on my likes, so what? ... its ultimately still down to me what I chose to buy or engage in.

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Reply #3 posted 07/30/18 6:15am

EmmaMcG

I don't have any use for it personally but Facebook, and other social media sites, are a great way of getting free advertising. A friend of mine pretty much exclusively used his social media accounts to promote his album and sold upwards of 10,000 copies and got quite a few sold out live shows from it. Social media, word of mouth and reasonable pricing is all it takes to succeed.

As for using Facebook to chat to "friends" and stuff, that element of it doesn't appeal to me at all. I can't get a minute's peace with my phone ringing a hundred times a day, I don't need constant notifications on Facebook letting me know my sister had a dentist appointment or whatever.
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Reply #4 posted 07/30/18 11:47am

Genesia

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I'm on Facebook mainly because the theatre groups I work with post audition notices (and other important stuff) there. It'd be a lot harder to find and keep track of that stuff if I didn't have an account.

I don't click on ads. I don't friend people I don't know personally. I don't "follow" or "like" willy-nilly.

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Reply #5 posted 07/30/18 12:12pm

kewlschool

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If you don't put the correct information, how could this affect you?

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #6 posted 07/30/18 12:15pm

kewlschool

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Your smart cell phone is the real danger. You are tracked when your in a store-even without that store's app. Any app you download collects your data. Facebook isn't as scary as your phone.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #7 posted 08/07/18 7:05pm

XxAxX

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i'm on FaceBook (after swearing i would never) but my profile consists of my name and a fake birthday. that's about it so anyone data-mining me won't get much... i hope. FB helped me get back in touch with old friends from high school so for that i like it.

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/18 8:54pm

RodeoSchro

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No. They deleted that fat fuck Alex Jones, so you don't have to worry about his bullshit. I'd say stay on Facebook - at least until they let that fat fuck back on. Then re-evaluate.

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/18 9:34pm

Hamad

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I'm there for friends and family who are far, but it has been over two months since I logged in. My only gripe with FB is the political whinefest thats been bombarding my feed, which is the main reason why I rarely post anymore.

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Reply #10 posted 08/08/18 12:52pm

S2DG

RodeoSchro said:

No. They deleted that fat fuck Alex Jones, so you don't have to worry about his bullshit. I'd say stay on Facebook - at least until they let that fat fuck back on. Then re-evaluate.


So you're a fan then?

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Reply #11 posted 08/08/18 1:02pm

ThisOne

I’ll delete mine when u delete yours lol
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Reply #12 posted 08/08/18 1:07pm

onlyforaminute

Nope, I never did anything with it when I joined and now I have no idea how to access it without giving information I don't want to. So there it sits, sending me email updates about people who are trying to friend me.

"If you want the wise man to be as angry as the unworthiness of the crimes demands, he must become not angry but insane."
- Seneca, On Anger 2.9.4
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Reply #13 posted 08/08/18 1:45pm

kpowers

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Yes

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Reply #14 posted 08/09/18 7:53am

RodeoSchro

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S2DG said:

RodeoSchro said:

No. They deleted that fat fuck Alex Jones, so you don't have to worry about his bullshit. I'd say stay on Facebook - at least until they let that fat fuck back on. Then re-evaluate.


So you're a fan then?



Hopefully I will get to express to him physically exactly what I think of him.

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Reply #15 posted 08/09/18 9:10am

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kewlschool said:

Your smart cell phone is the real danger. You are tracked when your in a store-even without that store's app. Any app you download collects your data. Facebook isn't as scary as your phone.

Use a pre-paid flip phone instead.

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see...
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Reply #16 posted 08/09/18 11:31am

S2DG

RodeoSchro said:

S2DG said:


So you're a fan then?



Hopefully I will get to express to him physically exactly what I think of him.


Just my twocents

Save your energy for anything else, the guy is a performance artist who makes a shit-ton of money pushing people's buttons. Life is way too short.

Oh yeah and fuck facebook. Not because of what they do but how they do it.

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Reply #17 posted 08/09/18 1:41pm

RodeoSchro

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S2DG said:

RodeoSchro said:



Hopefully I will get to express to him physically exactly what I think of him.


Just my twocents

Save your energy for anything else, the guy is a performance artist who makes a shit-ton of money pushing people's buttons. Life is way too short.

Oh yeah and fuck facebook. Not because of what they do but how they do it.



Thanks. But I have a lot of energy; I wouldn't have to use much of it on that fat fuck; and if we meet it will surely be by accident. I do, however, spend time in Austin so you never know!

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Reply #18 posted 08/09/18 3:01pm

S2DG

RodeoSchro said:

S2DG said:


Just my twocents

Save your energy for anything else, the guy is a performance artist who makes a shit-ton of money pushing people's buttons. Life is way too short.

Oh yeah and fuck facebook. Not because of what they do but how they do it.



Thanks. But I have a lot of energy; I wouldn't have to use much of it on that fat fuck; and if we meet it will surely be by accident. I do, however, spend time in Austin so you never know!



thumbs up!

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Reply #19 posted 08/12/18 1:02pm

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DaveT said:

I think you just need to make Facebook work for you. I'm on there under a pseudonym rather than my real name, and I really limit the number of people I have as friends and what I post. I have about 40 friends on there, just close family and friends.

Its a great tool for saying in touch with people and catching up on stuff I've not been able to get to like birthday parties. Its also a great tool for arranging family get togethers and events.

I don't use it for getting news or updates on important stuff. I think anyone with a few brain cells knows stuff that crops up on your timeline is either fake or trying to sell you something. And if they want to collect info on my likes, so what? ... its ultimately still down to me what I chose to buy or engage in.




I can't understand people using it for their news. I still have m8ne but I rarely make any post. This year do far I've congratulated one person and answered one question. Last yr I probably posted once or not at all. I also don't have my picture up there at all.
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