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Thread: Facebook.

  1. #1

    Facebook.

    Facebook keep sending e-mails, so, presumably, my registration, which I started about ten years ago, paid a couple of brief visits to and have ignored ever since, is still valid. Therefore, I'm far from being an expert on the subject, but I found this is a concerning read;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ction-facebook

    I'm not looking to get political here, but I'd be interested to get an idea as to how many on here are regular Facebook users.

  2. #2

    Re: Facebook.

    I am a regular user (and have been for over 10 years). I see very few ads and have never had an Fb e-mail.
    Invaluable IMHO for staying in touch with friends overseas.
    Also I see few ads as I provide feedback (usually negative) when I actually get any!

  3. #3

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpersforGoalposts View Post
    I am a regular user (and have been for over 10 years). I see very few ads and have never had an Fb e-mail.
    Invaluable IMHO for staying in touch with friends overseas.
    Also I see few ads as I provide feedback (usually negative) when I actually get any!
    I've been on it for about 13 years but haven't really done anything apart from exist on it and look at it sometimes for the last 5. If I google something, there will definitely be an advert for it on Facebook within the hour. Can't say I receive emails but I think the email I signed up with is dead now

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    Re: Facebook.

    I got off Facebook the day after the election and also cancelled Sky TV.
    I have had sky for 23 years and Facebook for about 12.
    Feel rather cleansed to be honest.
    Just sick of giving money to Billionaires and funding their right wing bollox.
    Vive la revaluation

  5. #5

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    I got off Facebook the day after the election and also cancelled Sky TV.
    I have had sky for 23 years and Facebook for about 12.
    Feel rather cleansed to be honest.
    Just sick of giving money to Billionaires and funding their right wing bollox.
    Vive la revaluation
    I feel like this was a spelling error but it still kinda works

  6. #6

    Re: Facebook.

    I use it most days and I can honestly say I don't get any political messages .

    I get a lot of footy and music links though .

  7. #7

    Re: Facebook.

    I use it daily, staying in tough with people around the world, i am on various FB groups for specialist subjects, i even have a few FB groups for various stuff, i use it to stay in contact with parents for my football coaching and to get info for all my daughters netball and swimming stuff, its a great medium for that

    I can honestly say Ive never seen a political ad, i might have had them, but not noticed though, mainly adverts are for netball & football kit, survival kit and disney adverts ( which i love , so i cannot moan about them )

  8. #8

    Re: Facebook.

    Deactivated my account years ago.

    I read before to go through a d delete a your info off there like pictures etc but that seemed like a right ballache.

  9. #9

    Re: Facebook.

    Sludge put me on to ‘SitonmyFacebook’, much more interesting

  10. #10

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    I got off Facebook the day after the election and also cancelled Sky TV.
    I have had sky for 23 years and Facebook for about 12.
    Feel rather cleansed to be honest.
    Just sick of giving money to Billionaires and funding their right wing bollox.
    Vive la revaluation
    I genuinely salute you.

    Never been on facebook and never will. Seen what a weird obsession it has become to friends and family and am so glad I have never bothered.

  11. #11

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    I got off Facebook the day after the election and also cancelled Sky TV.
    I have had sky for 23 years and Facebook for about 12.
    Feel rather cleansed to be honest.
    Just sick of giving money to Billionaires and funding their right wing bollox.
    Vive la revaluation
    Enjoy living in a tent, walking everywhere and growing your own food then. Assume you're not posting on a mobile phone or laptop you bought, on a monthly broadband contract.

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    Re: Facebook.

    Dropped it about 10 years ago as I realised I was spending far too long arguing with idiots about stuff I don't care about (I am aware of the hypocrisy of continuing to post on here) I've never returned to facebook and never will, although o do use WhatsApp

  13. #13

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maccy Blue View Post
    I genuinely salute you.

    Never been on facebook and never will. Seen what a weird obsession it has become to friends and family and am so glad I have never bothered.
    I've never seen the attraction. I don't mind talking about football with a bunch of grumpy buggers on here, but after that,nah.. I don't care about other peoples kids, where they went on holiday or if it's five years since their ****ing budgie died-I'm the healthy one!

  14. #14

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    I've never seen the attraction. I don't mind talking about football with a bunch of grumpy buggers on here, but after that,nah.. I don't care about other peoples kids, where they went on holiday or if it's five years since their ****ing budgie died-I'm the healthy one!
    I wrapped it in about two years ago, the only thing I really miss is seeing what my mates are having for Sunday dinner!!

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    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Optimistic Nick View Post
    Dropped it about 10 years ago as I realised I was spending far too long arguing with idiots about stuff I don't care about (I am aware of the hypocrisy of continuing to post on here) I've never returned to facebook and never will, although o do use WhatsApp
    Whatsapp is completely different. A brilliant and free service. Long may it last

  16. #16

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Whatsapp is completely different. A brilliant and free service. Long may it last
    Owned by Facebook i believe?

  17. #17

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    Owned by Facebook i believe?
    It is.

    On another note, like I said, I don't use post anything on Facebook anymore and to be honest I find it boring. But what it is quite nice to have for is my friends list is almost a little timeline of my life. It goes from schoolfriends to uni to backpacking to various jobs etc, different people are a reminder of different times. It's the only reason I'm still on it tbh

  18. #18

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    I wrapped it in about two years ago, the only thing I really miss is seeing what my mates are having for Sunday dinner!!
    Sunday dinner?

  19. #19

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    It is.

    On another note, like I said, I don't use post anything on Facebook anymore and to be honest I find it boring. But what it is quite nice to have for is my friends list is almost a little timeline of my life. It goes from schoolfriends to uni to backpacking to various jobs etc, different people are a reminder of different times. It's the only reason I'm still on it tbh
    If you can filter out the idiots (unfollow is the option here as they will still see you and think you like their shit posts) and not get involved in commenting too much then it's not so bad, as you may have guessed I couldn't help myself and got involved in tons of wind ups and arguments..so better off off it.

  20. #20

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    It is.

    On another note, like I said, I don't use post anything on Facebook anymore and to be honest I find it boring. But what it is quite nice to have for is my friends list is almost a little timeline of my life. It goes from schoolfriends to uni to backpacking to various jobs etc, different people are a reminder of different times. It's the only reason I'm still on it tbh
    Fair enough mate, i'm quite a private person, so it wouldn't suit me, and i wouldn't dare be narcissistic enough to put photos of myself on the internet while my face probably obscures something much more interesting. I understand that people use it for all kinds of reasons.

  21. #21

    Re: Facebook.

    I was thinking of putting a photo of my Wanger on facebook , it's very similar to my mugshot to be fair

  22. #22

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    Enjoy living in a tent, walking everywhere and growing your own food then. Assume you're not posting on a mobile phone or laptop you bought, on a monthly broadband contract.
    Do you ever read back your post and think i wrote that without an ounce of irony as well?

  23. #23

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuerto View Post
    Owned by Facebook i believe?
    Exactly- which is why I mentioned it.

  24. #24

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    Do you ever read back your post and think i wrote that without an ounce of irony as well?
    Library open late?

  25. #25

    Re: Facebook.

    [QUOTE=dembethewarrior;5040449]Sunday dinner?[/QUOTE
    Oh yes, very often there’d be photos posted of various meals that people were about to tuck into, Sunday dinner especially.

  26. #26

    Re: Facebook.

    I still have an account but I basically don't use it for about the last 5 years, apparently most active users these days are in the older age groups.

    It is scary what they have been doing with data though.
    Completely innocuous looking quizzes etc are being used to (quite accurately) predict your political leanings and then "adverts" are tailored to what will be the most persuasive to you (they appear as news stories so don't really look like "adverts").

    The example I saw was some really random quiz, something like what sitcoms you remember from the 90s or something and based on the responses it either showed you articles praising trump or criticizing Clinton in ways that would be the most seductive for Thot group of people.

  27. #27

    Re: Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    I was thinking of putting a photo of my Wanger on facebook , it's very similar to my mugshot to be fair
    Ate you saying you are a dickhead?

  28. #28

    Re: Facebook.

    Don't and won't do FB.
    I've seen "Don't F**k with cats".
    Too many saddos out there.

  29. #29

    Re: Facebook.

    It has its merits if you have friends and family living far away from you ,you can stop,hide, and reports the stuff you don't want to see, I'm guessing if you get political add's they are picking up on your reading ,friends or references to politics , can see how it could happen other wise , unless your name along with others was sold by some unscrupulousness body to a political party you subscribe too >>

    IE The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal was a major political scandal in early 2018 when it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal data of millions of peoples' Facebook profiles without their consent and used it for political advertising purposes.


  30. #30

    Re: Facebook.

    while we all hate adverts, does it matter if they are political or not, if you are swayed to vote for " this or that party " by a advert on facebook, maybe you should look at your level of research of important decisions and maybe refrain from voting

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