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is facebook for women and effeminate men?

Posted on 10/21/2011 10:07:09 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

When I first got pushed into signing up for facebook 3 years ago, I thought it would be a waste of my time. after a month or two, I decided it was kinda fun. Then I started hearing bad things and started worrying about security and my use of it tapered off. Now, 3 years later, I don't look at my facebook much but when I do, I notice two things:

its almost purely women that put things on facebook and make comments on stuff.

its purely women that are sending me friend requests and I have no idea who they are.

Is facebook dying off, drying up, wasting away? Is it turning into a ladies book club or ladies cribbage club? If so, how long before the same thing happens to FR?


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To: golux

And the ones I missed having and many of them still look great!

Dropped it about a year ago after the last big deal about some invasion of privacy thing.. again!


51 posted on 10/22/2011 1:34:33 AM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: mamelukesabre

I have no ues for Facebook.
I finally broke down though on the social networking and joined LinkedIn. It’s limited to business contacts.


52 posted on 10/22/2011 1:35:24 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL


53 posted on 10/22/2011 1:35:35 AM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

Yeah, many still do not realize “spell checker is your friend”... and one who never gets mad if use it often.


54 posted on 10/22/2011 1:38:17 AM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: All
For some things online one seems to need a FB account, so I made one. I think I used my dogs information or some such. FB tracks too much, so I avoid it as much as possible.

I think FB can be a good tool to help extended family to stay in touch.

I look at lamebook.com sometimes, when I'm not wanting to think about politics. Some of it is crude but some of it is pretty funny. They gather the goofy stuff from FB. ->

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55 posted on 10/22/2011 2:00:37 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: mamelukesabre
Damn right! Way too many wimmin hanging around here on FR!
56 posted on 10/22/2011 2:01:41 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: mamelukesabre

Might have something to do with the content of your friend list.


57 posted on 10/22/2011 2:16:37 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Politicalmom

“I’m educating many people on conservative issues, and about Herman Cain, too.”

Me too. For that, Facebook is invaluable, and people shouldn’t knock it.


58 posted on 10/22/2011 2:28:29 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: mamelukesabre

Ninety percent of the activity on Facebook is people posting pictures of themselves, and ninety percent of that is women. So .... yes.


59 posted on 10/22/2011 3:10:37 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mamelukesabre
I like Facebook - I do not understand Twitter. Facebook is basically an aggregator of gossip, I suppose, with pictures, but I have met some old high school friends and former coworkers. Some of us pray for each other’s intentions, some share health woes, some post brag pics of the kids, etc. But Facebook is on the decline.
60 posted on 10/22/2011 3:37:25 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Darkwolf377

You have expressed many of my own sentiments about Facebook..I found it extremely boring and very “highschoolish.” It was a total waste of time for me..


61 posted on 10/22/2011 4:17:09 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: mamelukesabre

The amount of chatter there that people do is amazing. Some people use it to just rattle on. However, I’ve noticed one excellent benefit to men AND women - those who run businesses - it is a GREAT way to get and keep things going.

People who have small shops, stores, use it. I have a friend who has a coffeeshop with entertainment, it has been invaluable. I know who is playing every weekend, and what the specials are, and they post pictures of a crowd I know.

It’s also been great for a small co-op I use for teaching kids. It was about to die until a new group stepped up facile with FB. My pastor uses it for talking about his sermons. So there are many applications other than gossip.

It seems to me the fx of FB is defined by your friends - if you friend a bunch of gabby women, you will get a lot of gab. I kill off gabby women...


62 posted on 10/22/2011 4:17:53 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: jazzlite

..I found it extremely boring and very “highschoolish.”

You said it better than I did.

It is genuinely depressing to see how childish adults are these days. Even the ones who dress for a real job look like they’re kids playing dress-up, as they wear jackets and ties and jab furiously at their Blackberries and iphones, updating their Facebook status.

Often on the morning subway ride, I’m the only one reading a book. Those reading a paper are usually reading the free Metro rag which is 90% gossip.

Sigh...


63 posted on 10/22/2011 4:20:17 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I sigh along with you...


64 posted on 10/22/2011 4:23:28 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: mamelukesabre

Given that almost all of my Soldiers from my old Infantry Platoon, some of whom are now Special Forces and company First Sergeants, are on Facebook, no, it’s not for “effeminate men.”


65 posted on 10/22/2011 4:24:54 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Puddleglum

I like Facebook. I ignore the people that drive me crazy or I unfriend them. I love catching up with high school friends and family that I haven’t seen for 40 years. It is what you want it to be. I do think it’s on the decline because FB just can’t leave things alone and I get sick of all the changes!


66 posted on 10/22/2011 4:29:21 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Facebook - You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you on a job interview.


67 posted on 10/22/2011 4:29:53 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Often on the morning subway ride, I’m the only one reading a book.

Are you sure about that? You'd see me on my phone, too, except I'd be reading a book on my Kindle app.

68 posted on 10/22/2011 4:30:57 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I don’t even wanna get into the Kindle thing, but I spy on those folks, too. So, yeah, I speak the truth!

I also noticed I hardly ever see anyone using Blue-Tooth anymore.


69 posted on 10/22/2011 4:33:11 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree 100%.


70 posted on 10/22/2011 4:34:06 AM PDT by GnL
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To: mamelukesabre

My family posts news and photo albums on Facebook. It’s a good place for that purpose. It has also replaced an old Usenet newsgroup, allowing us to avoid trolls and racist rants.

Facebook has its uses.


71 posted on 10/22/2011 4:37:30 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Darkwolf377

Bluetooth is only really used on the road since so many states are banning driving-and-talking. I have to have a Bluetooth headset to talk on my phone when I’m driving on an Army post since all posts nationwide ban it, too.

What’s wrong with the Kindle? As long as the book is properly “translated,” it’s a fabulous resource. I did get one book for school that wasn’t translated well, and it was nearly unreadable (no page numbers, no graphics from the book, footnotes dropped in the middle of the page). Thankfully, that kind of experience is an outlier. I also invariably read much faster on a Kindle than a real book, though I’m not sure why.


72 posted on 10/22/2011 4:43:35 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: mamelukesabre

What’s more annoying? Facebook, or people who whine about other people using Facebook?


73 posted on 10/22/2011 4:45:08 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Future Snake Eater

You don’t want to get me going on Kindle. I have good and substantial non-petty reasons for loathing it, but you’ll be bored, trust me. I know I’m sick of talking about it, and everyone’ll use it no matter what I say. :)


74 posted on 10/22/2011 4:46:22 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

lol...fair enough. Kind of like me and viewers of “Glee,” I suppose...


75 posted on 10/22/2011 4:49:55 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: mamelukesabre

I found an old girlfriend on Facebook and we’re getting together again. Also, I can post photos of me with the new girlfriend and my old girlfriends can see that. :)


76 posted on 10/22/2011 4:51:18 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: mamelukesabre

My Facebook usage? Passing on economic lessons to a generation that has no clue. Using humor and pointing out the disparity of what the progressives say and what they do.


77 posted on 10/22/2011 4:51:50 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: mamelukesabre

Since my Dad died, I’ve become very interested in genealogy. Facebook has allowed me to get to know family I otherwise would have never met and share my Dad’s old photos and family history. I’ve now attended two family reunions that I would not have were it not for Facebook.

Zuckerberg deserves every penny.


78 posted on 10/22/2011 5:00:54 AM PDT by me1og
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To: married21; Darkwolf377
I like FB as a supplement to FR. I have family, friends and old high school friends who are fun to be in touch with again. Several post witty comments or religious quotes I enjoy reading. I have friends and family (and "adpoted" family) all over South America so I chat in 3 languages and get a kick out of the exchanges and keep current with Colombian or Brasilian slang.

It's been great touching base with people who I've normally hear from far less via normal methods. There's a sense of "neighborhood" and community in the forum.

So Yes, I do take time to respond and chat with people, but I feel a true sense of connection to them that wouldn't normally be available unless I was spending hours on the phone or sending out emails.

From that perspective, it's a truly powerful tool, not just for entertainment.

Anyway, to each their own, you'd each have my respect if you used it or not. I think the constraint placed on all of us in using this tool is to understand that regardless of privacy settings, just like FR, we are in a "public forum", and to behave accordingly.

Oh, and I've had to drop commie "former" friends after ripping them new ones for commie political posts on FB. I've explained, harshly, I don't need this crap tossed in my face and I see exactly how much you respect your friends, blah, blah, blah... What can you do? Liberals are all idiots. Some can be salvaged but not all the time.

Cheers!

79 posted on 10/22/2011 5:37:36 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mamelukesabre

I used to not care for Facebook. However, I now have about 100 truly Catholic and Protestant “friends” on Facebook from all over the world. We share our faith and it is reassuring to see how faith keeps us all strong. I don’t use Facbook to talk about meaningless or trivial things and neither do most of my Facebook friends. We use it to evangelize and to educate and to learn. I think it is great, now.


80 posted on 10/22/2011 5:41:22 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
LOL. I like it found old friends from NY. My page is like FR #2 we all hate Obama. I have a few friends who have the need to post pictures of all their fancy cars and big homes but I don't care.
81 posted on 10/22/2011 5:46:52 AM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: ccmay
Greysard:
I'm using Internet since its early days, with Trumpet Winsock and PPP/SLIP and Linux 1.x. I guess I'm an early adopter - and an early unadopter too, if there is such a word.

ccmay:
Pooh. I used it long before DNS, let alone SLIP.

*chuckle* I had a BITNET address; A0S5000::UMASS -- store-and-forward overnight on dialup between mainframes.

But, then, I started in computing loading long trays of hollerith cards into cardreaders attached to room sized mainframes the can't measure up to a stripped-down cel phone. My, my; how things have changed...
82 posted on 10/22/2011 6:18:25 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Irenic



lmao and crying...priceless...Thanks
83 posted on 10/22/2011 6:20:15 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: me1og

“Zuckerberg deserves every penny.”

You people must watch a lot of “tv”. How else could anybody be so utterly clueless.

Zuckenberg has the morals of a barnyard animal and zero respect for any individual or constitutional rights.

ZERO.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-05-13/tech/30034517_1_instant-personalization-privacy-flap-privacy-policy

http://bytelib.com/facebook-becomes-threat-to-personal-data/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/21/facebook-building-shadow-profiles-non-members-experts-allege/

“Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don’t know why.

Zuck: They “trust me”

Zuck: Dumb fucks.”

And that’s just a tiny sample of callous privacy invasion on a staggering scale.

If you use social media, learn how to protect your privacy, it’s nothing to joke about.


84 posted on 10/22/2011 6:27:06 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: mamelukesabre
Facebook is for everyone and for no one. It is what you make of it, period. In the line of business I'm in (the interwebs), if you ignore Facebook, and the larger concept of social networking, you do so at your own peril.

Kind of like someone in the early part of the last century scoffing at that ol' radio or television stuff.

85 posted on 10/22/2011 6:28:25 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

do you remember fidonet?


86 posted on 10/22/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (We need a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters ~!!)
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To: mamelukesabre

BTW, I’m not saying FB isn’t useful for many things, I use it for family and friends, just learn how to protect your data from being used by individuals or organizations who may not have good intentions.

For starters:

http://www.techerator.com/2011/01/how-to-prevent-facebook-and-google-from-tracking-you-online/


87 posted on 10/22/2011 6:48:45 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: mamelukesabre

I love the car commercial where the “concerned” daughter is worrying that her parents are not “living” now that she has has moved away. The daughter jokes the parents have just a few “friends” on an implied FB-like program on their computer whereas she proudly has over 600 “friends” - and the daughter goes onto to claim that she is really living and her parents are not (even though they are are off really living life through owning one of the cars and being outdoors!). Classic.


88 posted on 10/22/2011 7:14:12 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: mamelukesabre
If you're getting random friend requests, your privacy settings are too lax. I have mine set pretty tight so only friends of mine can see my profile.

I'm on fb all the time. It's great for personal and professional uses. I find it funny that most of the comments around here are from people who rarely, if ever, use the site. I call them the "Harrumph!" crowd.

89 posted on 10/22/2011 7:22:03 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Politicalmom

If used correctly, Facebook is a vibrant area for contacts, information, and maintaining distance relationships. I get all the political postings, local events and businesses, have kept up with old classmates, and obtained customers for my business. I’ve kept in touch with a friend who is a private contractor in Afghanistan, helped out an old friend in KY who just needed someone to talk to, and made some new friends from Britain.

Facebook is the new neighborhood.

Oh, and I’m 51 years old.


90 posted on 10/22/2011 7:22:08 AM PDT by magritte
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To: wolficatZ

Thanks


91 posted on 10/22/2011 7:28:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Soothesayer9

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/security/permanently-delete-your-facebook-profile-account/


92 posted on 10/22/2011 8:05:11 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Given that almost all of my Soldiers from my old Infantry Platoon, some of whom are now Special Forces and company First Sergeants, are on Facebook, no, it’s not for “effeminate men.”

Absolutely! I keep up with several of my old Navy buddies from 40 years ago when we were shipmates. I also get lots of news feeds from all the conservative websites. They all have Facebook feeds. Lots of good videos, and I can make comments to all of my representatives on their links. I like that I can keep up with all my relatives birthdays too.


93 posted on 10/22/2011 8:45:02 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: mamelukesabre

Disagree. I am a lady, and have a lot of FB friends who are straight, strong, conservative men. They’re my friends either because they’re hunters, horsemen, ex-military, coreligionists, and/or we are working together toward conservative political ends. This is the MOST valuable resource for networking with fellow conservatives and coordinating our efforts! Though FB is run by liberals and tries to make things difficult for conservatives, it’s still a great tool to meet and organize.

BTW, I may use FB for some personal ends—that is, to announce life events, brag on my kids, or ask for opinions—but those posts are sent -only- to my close friends and my family. FB is now arranged so that you can allow posts only to be seen by certain groups of people. This keeps me from boring or annoying one group of friends with posts about subjects that are of interest only to another group. It’s efficient.


94 posted on 10/22/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: mamelukesabre

Took a while to catch on, dint’cha?

;^)


95 posted on 10/22/2011 10:06:14 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL

if so, by the looks of their photos, they need to retire


96 posted on 10/22/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: I still care

I kill off gabby women...
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haha


97 posted on 10/22/2011 10:20:59 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

My wife and her daughters are deep into the Facebook thing. I have absolutely no interest, and have never put anything on it. Or Twitter for that matter. I don’t if it’s just another way for women in general or men of a certain sexual predilection to gossip (donning my flame-retardant suit) or not.


98 posted on 10/22/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: mamelukesabre

Their are many football players with Facebook accounts. I can assure you that 99% (or more) are not effeminate!


99 posted on 10/22/2011 10:31:46 AM PDT by Principle Over Politics (All rights are not created equal.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Good post, and while we're skewing Facebook, how about most electronic conversations in general? Have you ever wondered what all the people with a cellphone glued to their ears are talking about as they're turning the corner or driving past you while you're stopped at a traffic light? Are they telling the person on the other end something vitally important, or are they just telling the person they're turning the corner near the mall?

I'm convinced most people use these devices just to use them with no great need beyond their need to talk to someone about anything. To be sure, I have a cellphone, and I use it occasionally, but I've never turned a corner driving a car with one stuck to my ear. It's crazy.

100 posted on 10/22/2011 10:37:07 AM PDT by driftless2
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