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Old 07-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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As you gain years and position, you get to offer advice.

If you don't want Facebook, and in particular if you are younger and feel you must offer a reason, then here are a few lines:

"I see too many people spending too much time on Facebook. I prefer to work and then have a "actual earthbound existence" for my social time. If you wish to see my "creds" check out my Linkedin page."

"I got uncomfortable with some of the people I had to deal with."

"Who has the time?"
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #17
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It's probably largely a generational thing. I suspect that far fewer people in the 50+ age group (of which I'm a member) have FB accounts than is the case for the under 25s.
Of the people I know, a greater percentage of the 50+ are active on facebook than those under 50. It is a great way for grandparents to keep up with their grandchildren who live far away, and to keep connected with old friends who are no longer as easy to contact.

The lowest percentage appears to be in the 30-40 year age range. Too busy living life to post about it I guess.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #18
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I wouldn't care about Facebook one way or the other (I'm not on it, lots of people I know are) except for the e-mails I get from various companies offering me freebies or discounts or other promos if I "like" them on Facebook. I find this extremely annoying, especially because they usually don't mention FB in the e-mail; only after I waste time clicking through do I find out I can't participate.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #19
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As long as there are people out there smart enough to use company independent communication solutions I'm fine with networking with them. There are mail, irc and forums. They existed before AOL, MySpace or fb. Independent communication assures it still works, even if a node says goodbye and THIS is the idea behind how the Internet was designed. That's what I'd literally tell everyone regardless of their position when questioned about my means and methods of communication. It's the way the others do it that leads the concepts behind the net ad absurdum.

Re nontechnical methods of social networking: my connector doesn't follow cat-5 standard it's still bio interface running with male-to-female protocols.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #20
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Re nontechnical methods of social networking: my connector doesn't follow cat-5 standard it's still bio interface running with male-to-female protocols.
That sounds promiscuous.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #21
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I'm 20 and my friends are between the ages of 20 and 23 and like I said in my earlier post we have neither. So I'm not sure it's a generational thing as I know people in their 40s and 50s who have Twitter accounts. People always assume that I have a Twitter account and when I tell them I don't they get really surprised as though they expect me to have one.
Gazella did you all make a conscious decision not to use Facebook and Twitter?

Or was it more in the line of just not bothering to get an account without really going through the pros and cons?

I see that you're in Abu Dhabi, is Facebook and Twitter commonplace amongst the general population there?

Has the government made its voice known re what it thinks of Facebook and Twitter generally?

Just curious ....

(PS: my decision not to have a Facebook account was a very conscious one)

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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That sounds promiscuous.
Just as well Freeshadow hasn't posted any pics of this, eh!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #23
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Every few months, I see some nifty group activity on Facebook and consider getting an account. Invariably, a week or two later, I hear of some new privacy-invading policy that horrifies me.

I'm looking forward to the erosion of Facebook as the dominant social site on the internet.

(I have a twitter. I post about once a month, mostly links to ebooks I've read that I intend to review someday.)
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #24
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I happily use Facebook; I just don't give them my real name or real details. Histrionic articles shrieking at me about how stupid I am for using Facebook which now knows everything, EVERYTHING about my private life just leave me shrugging and switching off.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:49 AM   #25
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I happily use Facebook; I just don't give them my real name or real details.
Me too!

And no phone number either.
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I happily use Facebook; I just don't give them my real name or real details. Histrionic articles shrieking at me about how stupid I am for using Facebook which now knows everything, EVERYTHING about my private life just leave me shrugging and switching off.
So Meera it seems that you didn't have much regard for Facebook's privacy and security protocols at the time you joined.

And you think the aticle is 'histrionic' for pointing out some fairly obvious pitfalls........
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So Meera it seems that you didn't have much regard for Facebook's privacy and security protocols at the time you joined.

And you think the aticle is 'histrionic' for pointing out some fairly obvious pitfalls........
This particular article is not much different from the thousands of others which came before it. While the body of the article is eye-rollingly overgeneral and inane, I object most strenuously to the headline. "YOU SHOULD..." is just plain irritating. No, no I shouldn't.
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I'm 46, I do have a FB account, but not in my real name and I only use it to stay in touch with a few friends.
Most people who i can't see face to face, I ring, text or email.

I don't like FB and I certainly don't trust it. A such I use it as little as possible.
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It's probably largely a generational thing. I suspect that far fewer people in the 50+ age group (of which I'm a member) have FB accounts than is the case for the under 25s.
Yup, it right out of the Phillip-Morris school of business...hook'em while they're young. That way they are pre-conditioned. B-)
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I have an account, but I never go to it anymore. I connected with an old friend from high school. We exchanged long private messages via Facebook to catch up over the years. She told me of a long Bavarian vacation they had taken. Next time I log on the ads along the side were for a Bavarian vacation. I thought, 'really, you scan private messages to pick adds to show?'' I haven't used facebook since. If only Eric Snowden went to work with Facebook!!! :-)
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