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  •  My aging brain has a tendency to (6+ / 0-)

    assume the fault of being overwhelmed by new stuff. I have refused to do so for Facebook. It just runs you around in circles trying to get where you want. I decided it is not stupid design, it is intentional - to run you past more ads, etc.  Profit for FB is in ads and selling our info.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:35:19 AM PDT

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    •  I still don't really get the appeal of FB (6+ / 0-)

      for adults. It's for shallow throwaway chit chat with people you know, because no adult in their right mind would have a serious discussion on it for all the see. Most teens don't have serious discussions (yet), so I can see the appeal to them.

      Hey look, we had Domino's today! Look at little Jimmy petting Baxter! Bejeweled!

      Why on earth do I need that?

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:40:23 AM PDT

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      •  Same here. I am lousy at small talk (1+ / 0-)
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        in person. The one instance I heard of it being effective was when a mid to late 30 something woman passed away after being in Hospice for several weeks. Friends were able to make supportive comments on her page for husband and daughter.

        I am getting really tired of being asked to 'like' a business. Especially when it is part of getting a coupon or discount.

        Feeling like I am becoming more and more a crochety old lady. I don't have a lawn, and when I did, I NEVER yelled at anyone to get off  ;)

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Tue May 22, 2012 at 09:59:20 AM PDT

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        •  Talk about hitting home (1+ / 0-)
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          The one and only reason I joined FB was to be able to view my sister's FB page after she suddenly and unexpectedly passed away several years ago in her late 30's. By the time that I joined her page had already been hidden by her husband, but I stayed on because friends of hers had set up a memorial page.

          For such uses I can see being on FB. But for the trivial stuff, I have better things to do with my time. Plus, in my case, because of why I joined, engaging in trivial chit chat just seems disrespectful to my sister and the people who honored her memory on FB and elsewhere, so I decline to do so.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Tue May 22, 2012 at 11:03:11 AM PDT

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      •  I can find the same level of discourse on my fb (0+ / 0-)

        as I do here.  it's not all shallow discourse, c'mon.

        you don't think people are talking about the same things we are here?

        quite a few of kossacks are on my fb, come to think of it.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Tue May 22, 2012 at 01:34:04 PM PDT

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