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What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
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What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
I remember when I first signed up for FB and was super stoked to reconnect with people. I thought, "Hey, I remember so-and-so and now I can talk to them over FB and we are going to hang out again!" But then, after a few convos it became abundantly clear that we weren't going to hang out because they had moved or I was busy or any number of other reasons.

I've used it to chat up women I've met at swing dances and ended up hooking up only to then have to wait for them to realize I am dating someone else then they unfriend me.

I've sold one thing, a giant stone Imaginext Dino.

I've argued against my conservative friends and their asinine posts.

I tried a paid ad and totally failed to sell anything but did manage to burn through 100 bucks!

What do you think?
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#2
RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
Facebook is a dumpster fire.
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
pretty much just yard sale hopping, keeping track of B days and registering for events. My city here sends out all their local police updates on it as well.
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always working on cleaning my windows- me regarding Johari
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
I get some daily laughs from Facebook pages I follow but the biggest thing for me is being able to see pictures and videos of my grandchildren who live a thousand miles away.

Some pages from people or places I have a connection with/to post great photos and I enjoy seeing them.

I was able to sell our old appliances when we got new in December. I posted on a local page and they were gone within hours...in fact, I thought I was going to have to fight the guy who bought the fridge in order to keep it long enough for the new one to get cold. LOL
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
I feel I should leave FB but I have so many memories captured on the site in images. It is a great way to keep in touch with family members but, as has been pointed out by LFC, it is a dumpster fire mush of the time!

Why didn't it facilitate closeness like I was hoping?

It provides such an easy way to connect with people you would think that more connection would happen. I used to throw parties and I would get little response and then almost everyone I invited showed up! Or, the other thing where a couple people respond and even they fail to show Confusedadface:.

It is just so weird to me how seemingly difficult it is to maintain human contact without some other driving force like employment. I've had work friends and we do things together outside of work but we lose touch once we no longer work together. This same thing happened with Church and is why I've though about hosting a similar churchlike thing for atheists.
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
I have never used Facebook or Twitter, never seen the point. If I want to tell someone my news I use email. (but then I am officially a grumpy old fart  Smile  )
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
(July 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: I have never used Facebook or Twitter, never seen the point. If I want to tell someone my news I use email. (but then I am officially a grumpy old fart  Smile  )

The chance of any of my three kids answering (hell...reading) an email are slim.  If I want to track them down it's either a with Facebook messenger or text message.
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
Trying to find something on Facebook you read fifteen minutes ago is like trying to step on the same piece of river water twice.
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
(July 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: I feel I should leave FB but I have so many memories captured on the site in images. It is a great way to keep in touch with family members but, as has been pointed out by LFC, it is a dumpster fire mush of the time!

Why didn't it facilitate closeness like I was hoping?

It provides such an easy way to connect with people you would think that more connection would happen. I used to throw parties and I would get little response and then almost everyone I invited showed up! Or, the other thing where a couple people respond and even they fail to show Confusedadface:.

It is just so weird to me how seemingly difficult it is to maintain human contact without some other driving force like employment. I've had work friends and we do things together outside of work but we lose touch once we no longer work together. This same thing happened with Church and is why I've though about hosting a similar churchlike thing for atheists.

I speculate that the reason closeness is lacking is because the distance people lay between their offline personas and the obviously carefully curated online personas makes it automatically difficult to parse the two personas together. Really, it strikes me as a travesty of a "social" life that the stories people signal on social media sites like Facebook. I should know, I use Facebook mostly for posting pictures of sceneries from walks that I want to view again later or just remember by. I don't care about pictures of what people had for dinner, I mean, what the actual fuck do I care what you had for dinner? Does it come with a recipe, so it at least has some possible use?
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: What is Facebook and do you find it valuable
(July 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm)Sal Wrote:
(July 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: I feel I should leave FB but I have so many memories captured on the site in images. It is a great way to keep in touch with family members but, as has been pointed out by LFC, it is a dumpster fire mush of the time!

Why didn't it facilitate closeness like I was hoping?

It provides such an easy way to connect with people you would think that more connection would happen. I used to throw parties and I would get little response and then almost everyone I invited showed up! Or, the other thing where a couple people respond and even they fail to show Confusedadface:.

It is just so weird to me how seemingly difficult it is to maintain human contact without some other driving force like employment. I've had work friends and we do things together outside of work but we lose touch once we no longer work together. This same thing happened with Church and is why I've though about hosting a similar churchlike thing for atheists.

I speculate that the reason closeness is lacking is because the distance people lay between their offline personas and the obviously carefully curated online personas makes it automatically difficult to parse the two personas together. Really, it strikes me as a travesty of a "social" life that the stories people signal on social media sites like Facebook. I should know, I use Facebook mostly for posting pictures of sceneries from walks that I want to view again later or just remember by. I don't care about pictures of what people had for dinner, I mean, what the actual fuck do I care what you had for dinner? Does it come with a recipe, so it at least has some possible use?

I never really thought about it that way because I'm pretty much always just myself. It could make sense that a person wouldn't necessarily want to meet in person when it might blow their cover.
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