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Wondering if there are others like me who are not on Facebook?

I guess some families like to share their photos that way...I can understand that.   But aren't there some negatives about being on that site?

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There is if you have my face.

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5 hours ago, Debp said:

Wondering if there are others like me who are not on Facebook?

I guess some families like to share their photos that way...I can understand that.   But aren't there some negatives about being on that site?

I joined while recovering from surgery only because I needed to keep track of some former co-workers who were also my references for when I was able to job hunt again. It was the only way to do so because most had left town or were soon to do so. I don't use it for much other than that, and I've learned something in the process: Facebook will limit your newsfeed if you don't keep adding "friends". I now only get about 2 screen pages if I log in thru the website on my pc, but more if logging in thru my phone's browser. Most of FB's friend suggestions were folks I did not know in real life, therefore they will never be added. 

Then again FB may be mad at me because my privacy settings, ad block, and Ghostery browser extensions keep them from stalking me all over the web. :laugh:

 

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Dear Facebook,

China will soon buy you out and then what will happen to that so called privacy you made us think we had?

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I hardly ever use Facebook, it's also blocked here anyway.


People spend more time on Facebook than doing anything else. And I really don't need to read about people bragging about themselves or what they had for breakfast! Haha!!

 

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14 hours ago, Badjao33 said:

I see Facebook as an invaluable tool for missionaries serving in foreign countries. Not only does it allow them to stay in touch with loved ones in their home country, but it also allows people to see the work they are doing through pictures and video. I only post on Facebook a few times a month, but  I consider it as a tool of the ministry and a must for missionaries in the field. 

Not if they serve in restricted nations

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7 hours ago, Shazzmazz said:

Dear Facebook,

China will soon buy you out and then what will happen to that so called privacy you made us think we had?

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I hardly ever use Facebook, it's also blocked here anyway.


People spend more time on Facebook than doing anything else. And I really don't need to read about people bragging about themselves or what they had for breakfast! Haha!!

 

You need a better group of friends. Where Elsie can I go to get the commercials for the things I'm overheard saying I need.   Almost instant research on items.  Pitch my phone up and tell my wife I need something and I get adds from the top 4 companies selling and usually at sale prices to get my business.....  Funny thing that I never really called her on the phone...

 

As far as safe, nothing on computers are safe if they have internet access.. 

 

Besides I get some of the most humorous jokes available.....  along with a dozen or so news sites that feed me a much better balanced news of the day....

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May 2, 2011.........

Facebook is taking over the world, and that’s no exaggeration

An American psychologist believes so. In fact, he’s even introduced a new term to describe such an addiction. FAD, or Facebook Addiction Disorder, is a condition that is defined by hours spent on Facebook, so much time in fact that the healthy balance of the individual’s life is affected. It has been said that approximately 350 million people are suffering from the disorder that is detected through a simple set of six-criteria. People who are victims of the condition must have at least 2-3 of the following criteria during a 6-8 month time period.

  1. Tolerance: This term is used to describe the desperate behavior of a Facebook addict. They spend an increasing amount of time on the site, coming to a stage where they need it in order to obtain satisfaction or on the other extreme, it is having a detrimental affect on them as a person and their life. For the family members and friends who think they are dealing with an addict, a sign to look out for are multiple Facebook windows open. Three or more confirms that they are indeed suffering from this condition.
  2. Withdrawal symptoms: These become obvious when one is restricted from using Facebook because they have to participate in normal everyday activities. Common signs are anxiety, distress and the need to talk about Facebook and what might have been posted on their wall in their absence.
  3. Reduction of normal social/recreational activities: Someone suffering from FAD will reduce the time spent catching up with friends, playing sport or whatever it is they used to enjoy doing, to simply spend time on Facebook. Instead of catching up with a friend for coffee, they will send a Facebook message. A dinner date will be substituted with a messenger chat. In extreme cases, the person will even stop answering their parent’s phone calls, instead insisting that they use Facebook to contact them.
  4. Virtual dates: It is obvious that things are extreme when real dates are replaced with virtual dates. Instead of going to the movies or out to dinner, they tell their partner to be online at a certain time.
  5. Fake friends: If 8 out of 10 people shown on their Facebook page are complete strangers, it is undeniable: they have a serious case of FAD.
  6. Complete addiction: When they meet new people, they say their name, followed by “I’ll talk to you on Facebook”, or for those who are extremely bad, “I’ll see you in Facebook”. Their pets have Facebook pages, and any notifications, wall posts, inboxes or friend requests that they receive give them a high, one which can be compared to that gambling addicts get from the pokies or roulette table.
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4 minutes ago, Cobalt1959 said:

I'm going to point out that one psychologist's opinion does not create a disorder.  He could be correct and some people do seem to be addicted to FB but until it shows up in the DSM, it's just supposition. 

I'm am working in my shop and took a break. Spent two minuets searching for the above. There are bu cu more sites without even trying. About a month ago, I posted about the similarities to heroin. So easy to find data. (If you're really looking/concerned)  Kinda like if you can have only a couple of drinks, it's OK. To an alcoholic. Most of my friends do FB. I'm too old to make my personal data public. I still understand shame. But to me, FB is making it so easy to belong to/addicted to a heard, with heard instinct. Does it seem to you interesting how few there are that think for themselves. Anymore. Just like trying to tell/share the lost about the good news, I'm simply sharing what my observations are. A warning. From an old coot.....default_cool2.gif.783281a23f8fa8ba2489650e4abb1fdc.gif................back to those cabinets

PS     YES, there are those who can handle it, as many use it for business. I know it's what you make of it. Just a shared little warning....

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