Skip to comments.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?
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!
I have no ues for Facebook.
I finally broke down though on the social networking and joined LinkedIn. It’s limited to business contacts.
Yeah, many still do not realize “spell checker is your friend”... and one who never gets mad if use it often.
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. ->
Might have something to do with the content of your friend list.
“Im educating many people on conservative issues, and about Herman Cain, too.”
Me too. For that, Facebook is invaluable, and people shouldn’t knock it.
Ninety percent of the activity on Facebook is people posting pictures of themselves, and ninety percent of that is women. So .... yes.
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..
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...
..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.
I sigh along with you...
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.”
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!
Facebook - You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you on a job interview.
Are you sure about that? You'd see me on my phone, too, except I'd be reading a book on my Kindle app.
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.
I agree 100%.
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.
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.
What’s more annoying? Facebook, or people who whine about other people using Facebook?
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. :)
lol...fair enough. Kind of like me and viewers of “Glee,” I suppose...
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
Kind of like someone in the early part of the last century scoffing at that ol' radio or television stuff.
do you remember fidonet?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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, its 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.
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.
Took a while to catch on, dint’cha?
if so, by the looks of their photos, they need to retire
I kill off gabby women...
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.
Their are many football players with Facebook accounts. I can assure you that 99% (or more) are not effeminate!
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.
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