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Thread started 05/10/12 9:51am

G3000

Are People Using Facebook less and moving to other social networks?

Since the change to that horrid mad Timeline machinegun feature, I don't find myself on FB as much.

I noticed a spike in my Linkedin requests/use and Twitter use.

So many folks are complaing about FB/Timeline, and they won't change it back.

Facebook is okay, but I think it's 15min of fame are about up. It's becoming a bit stale.

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/12 10:05am

Timmy84

I normally don't use it anyway but to check for messages and posts on my wall. But I surely don't use it like I used to. When Facebook's interface was easier to use, I would post YT videos on there and write random stuff. Now I don't even do much of that anymore so yeah you can say I had moved on. But then, I'm not so crazy about a social network lately.

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Reply #2 posted 05/10/12 10:14am

novabrkr

I've recently had really big problems using it together with Chrome (and Chromium). I don't know why they can't just stick with the same code for longer periods of time, so that people wouldn't have to constantly update their java / flash / whatever bullshit plugins that site requires. Internet help forums are constantly littered with people posting "HELP FACEBOOK DOESN'T LOAD ALL OF A SUDDEN" type of threads.

I think the people on my own list are really just interested in posting about their own crap and hardly even read what others are posting. The rest don't post too much anymore.

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Reply #3 posted 05/10/12 10:18am

KingBAD

i'm a product of the 20th century

so havin a need to keep anyone updated on

my every move is not a need for me, even at

my most infamous time in life, i would have no

need to have people in my affairs and i just don't

get it, the more i've heard of whut someone said

on fb/twitter/whutever the more stoopid shit

they seem to say...

kinda like the org and personal issues,

just not the place to do it, unless you got

thick skin, or be a glutten for punishment... lol

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
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Reply #4 posted 05/10/12 10:18am

Timmy84

It kinda reminds me of the Firefox browser. Back then I used it as an alternative to Internet Explorer and I never went back to it. But now it's too choppy to use. The updates somehow almost make anything that used to be good seem real choppy. And Facebook is definitely choppy. Why Zuckerberg thought this was a good idea, I don't know...

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Reply #5 posted 05/10/12 10:20am

Timmy84

KingBAD said:

i'm a product of the 20th century

so havin a need to keep anyone updated on

my every move is not a need for me, even at

my most infamous time in life, i would have no

need to have people in my affairs and i just don't

get it, the more i've heard of whut someone said

on fb/twitter/whutever the more stoopid shit

they seem to say...

kinda like the org and personal issues,

just not the place to do it, unless you got

thick skin, or be a glutten for punishment... lol

Yeah that's why I don't fuck with Twitter no more because of that bullshit. And I'm starting not to fuck with TUMBLR that much because of the same shit. And TUMBLR's a blog site, not a social networking place but somehow people want it to make it that way. You can't blog in peace there without someone screaming "SEND ME A MESSAGE BECAUSE I'M LONELY IN THIS BITCH!" falloff

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Reply #6 posted 05/10/12 10:26am

HuMpThAnG

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I hate that damn timeline mad

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Reply #7 posted 05/10/12 10:35am

Serious

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HuMpThAnG said:

I hate that damn timeline mad

nod Thank God I still don't have timeline for my profile yet whew. But I guess I will probably get it very soon. It might be a reason for me to not be there as much as I am now.

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #8 posted 05/10/12 10:37am

Timmy84

Serious said:

HuMpThAnG said:

I hate that damn timeline mad

nod Thank God I still don't have timeline for my profile yet whew. But I guess I will probably get it very soon. It might be a reason for me to not be there as much as I am now.

We were more or less forced to by the date the timeline was to be included. They would announce it too: "we're gonna forcibly update to the timeline at XXXX". So I just said "fuck it". neutral

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/12 10:43am

HuMpThAnG

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Timmy84 said:

Serious said:

nod Thank God I still don't have timeline for my profile yet whew. But I guess I will probably get it very soon. It might be a reason for me to not be there as much as I am now.

We were more or less forced to by the date the timeline was to be included. They would announce it too: "we're gonna forcibly update to the timeline at XXXX". So I just said "fuck it". neutral

yeah, i just got mines a few days ago confused

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/12 10:59am

RodeoSchro

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I just go outside.

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Reply #11 posted 05/10/12 11:02am

PopeLeo

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I was never a big user but I haven't logged in for over 6 months unless I got an email about a received message. Others I know seem to be spending less time on it also.

Maybe it's a mixture of privacy concerns and it just not being new anymore. Things change and people move on to newer things.

Social networks have a bad financial track record. Bebo was bought for $850M and sold for $10m a couple of years later when it was less popular. Something similar happened to Friends Reunited in the UK.

I think they're cashing out at the right time - their stock market IPO is next week and the company's valued at almost $100 BILLION.

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/12 11:19am

MajesticOne89

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I deactivated my account in January so I haven't gotten the chance to experience the timeline for myself. I just got really tired of event invites and status updates from all these people I don't really care all that much for lol

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Reply #13 posted 05/10/12 11:34am

imago

Some of the 'old school' orgers who enjoyed a great deal of popularity in General discussion have completely migrated over to facebook.

There's ALOT about facebook I don't care for---ok...I DETEST.

But, I enjoy the banter I have with these former orgers. General Discussion is really different without them around. I don't hate it here...but, the better jokes and discussions take place on facebook now.

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/12 12:11pm

AsherFierce

I still use facebook, but very rarely as i've replaced it with BBM anyways. part of the reason why I don't use it that much anymore is that the guys at facebook keep making unwanted changes. But nah facebook isn't quite dead like MySpace yet. lol

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/12 3:16pm

scatwoman

got rid of mine and don't use similar social networks either - also trying to persuade my friends to at least spend less time using them. i miss old days when friends came together instead of communicating through technology

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/12 9:27pm

Deadcake

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I like the new timeline! boxed

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Reply #17 posted 05/10/12 10:17pm

JuliePurplehea
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I prefer Facebook, especially for friends/family/orgers. Timeline doesn't bother me that much anymore. I mainly follow Twitter for celebrity gossip and news/tour dates. I very rarely talk to anyone I know on there because hardly anyone I know has it.

Feel free to follow me @missjules1977. Everyone gets free cookies on my 1000th tweet.

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Reply #18 posted 05/10/12 10:27pm

aardvark15

I still don't have timeline. I doubt I'm ever going to go to it. Being a 21st century person, I use Facebook (not a lot) and nearly everyone I know has one.

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Reply #19 posted 05/10/12 10:52pm

DiminutiveRock
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Deadcake said:

I like the new timeline! boxed

lol

Now that I got timelined - I don't mind it so much. I recently read that FB has nearly 900 million members. I keep in touch with family and friends on there quite a lot. But I canot handle any more social networks - someone was trying toget me to go on Pinterest... talk to the hand

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Reply #20 posted 05/10/12 10:53pm

SoulAlive

I just got the timeline a few days ago.I held out as long as I could,but they finally "made" me do it lol I liked the old format so much better.

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Reply #21 posted 05/11/12 12:24am

EmeraldSkies

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The only reason I use it,is to sell stuff. There is a buy/sell/or trade group on there for my town,it's a great way to make some extra cash on crap I don't use anymore. smile

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Reply #22 posted 05/11/12 2:13am

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Deadcake said:

I like the new timeline! boxed

rolleyes fishslap

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #23 posted 05/11/12 2:35am

MacDaddy

Facebook is alright. And I really don't care about the lay-out change.

It’s an easy way to stay in touch with friends overseas and keep my parents happy by posting photo’s when on holiday.

I don’t feel the need to join any other social media.

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Reply #24 posted 05/11/12 2:50am

Deadcake

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Serious said:

Deadcake said:

I like the new timeline! boxed

rolleyes fishslap

I like the way you can highlight something and it makes it big across both columns, it looks nice! And I like the big cover photo too.

a whore in sheep's clothing
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Reply #25 posted 05/11/12 3:02am

Serious

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Deadcake said:

Serious said:

rolleyes fishslap

I like the way you can highlight something and it makes it big across both columns, it looks nice! And I like the big cover photo too.

I much prefer the old one pout

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #26 posted 05/11/12 3:04am

Deadcake

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Serious said:

Deadcake said:

I like the way you can highlight something and it makes it big across both columns, it looks nice! And I like the big cover photo too.

I much prefer the old one pout

I watched a doco about Facebook last night and they showed some of the old layouts - which looked pretty awful, can you believe it's only been around since 2004!

a whore in sheep's clothing
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Reply #27 posted 05/11/12 3:06am

Serious

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Deadcake said:

Serious said:

I much prefer the old one pout

I watched a doco about Facebook last night and they showed some of the old layouts - which looked pretty awful, can you believe it's only been around since 2004!

It took me a long while to even get used to fb, I loved myspace back in the day

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #28 posted 05/11/12 3:08am

Deadcake

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Serious said:

Deadcake said:

I watched a doco about Facebook last night and they showed some of the old layouts - which looked pretty awful, can you believe it's only been around since 2004!

It took me a long while to even get used to fb, I loved myspace back in the day

I can hardly remember myspace now nuts I remember getting upset when my favourite band randomised their top 8 friends and I lost my number one place and I wrote them a comment to have me re-instated ASAP or they would be moved from no.1 spot on my top 8 falloff

a whore in sheep's clothing
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Reply #29 posted 05/11/12 3:26am

Serious

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Deadcake said:

Serious said:

It took me a long while to even get used to fb, I loved myspace back in the day

I can hardly remember myspace now nuts I remember getting upset when my favourite band randomised their top 8 friends and I lost my number one place and I wrote them a comment to have me re-instated ASAP or they would be moved from no.1 spot on my top 8 falloff

lol I logged into myspace today because somebody sent me a friend request. I could hardly remember my password lol.

The top friends lists falloff.... It was nice when somebody had thousands of friends and me in their top friends, but I am happy FB doesn't have that, it's not a good thing to rate your friends

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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