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More than half of US adults use Facebook: study (Do you?)
AFP ^ | March 25, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 03/26/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by decimon

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – More than half of US adults use online social networking service Facebook, according to an upcoming study.

A report by Edison Research and Arbitron Inc. to be released on April 5 includes the finding that 51 percent of US residents age 12 or older have profiles set up at Facebook.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebooksucks; internet; trends
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I don't use Facebook or similar.
1 posted on 03/26/2011 11:07:11 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I have a LinkedIn profile, but don’t use it for anything. No facebook, twitter, myspace, etc profiles.


2 posted on 03/26/2011 11:09:44 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: decimon

I don’t. I heard some things about stuff in there being used against you and it scared me away. So many reasonable people seem to be on it, maybe there’s not a problem. I don’t know, isn’t there something else that’s come along that’s sort of taking it’s place?


3 posted on 03/26/2011 11:10:00 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: decimon

I do; quite a few family events are planned on there, and it makes a handy group environment for things like that.

That and Bejeweled Blitz.. Why do I subject myself to it? Why?


4 posted on 03/26/2011 11:10:36 AM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: decimon

I have no facebook, twitter, myspace or anything else. I only hang out at FR.


5 posted on 03/26/2011 11:10:55 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (This is a tagline! A long tagline. A so very very very very very long tagline. It is teh awesome!)
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To: decimon

Also seems like a huge time sink.


6 posted on 03/26/2011 11:11:16 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: decimon

You’ve got to be kidding. Of course, I do NOT use FB or similar. The world doesn’t need to know my emotional status or what I had for breakfast, nor do I care what anyone else had for breakfast or that they are crossing a street or what they put in their mocha lattee.


7 posted on 03/26/2011 11:11:59 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Me too. FR’s a pretty cool place.


8 posted on 03/26/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: decimon

NO


9 posted on 03/26/2011 11:13:52 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: decimon
Nope. Don't use it.

I don't think so highly of myself that I expect the general public would be interested in my minute-by-minute moods, thoughts and/or bodily functions.

10 posted on 03/26/2011 11:14:02 AM PDT by Washi
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To: decimon
No.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 03/26/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: decimon

I don’t use any of them either.


12 posted on 03/26/2011 11:14:59 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: decimon

Have? Yes. Use? That’s a different question entirely.


13 posted on 03/26/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama Hides While People Die!)
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To: decimon

Hell no!


14 posted on 03/26/2011 11:16:56 AM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: decimon

I do. I have very little information about me on it, and what i do is fake - BDay for instance.

It is very nice for keeping track of far-flung family and friends, and i access it a couple of times a week.

Like so many other things, it’s how you use it that determines its value or lack thereof.


15 posted on 03/26/2011 11:17:16 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: decimon

I finally broke down and created a Facebook page - I wanted some bottled water coupons and many companies put their coupons solely on Facebook now. Drat

I signed up with a fake name - used a unused e-mail address.

It took forever to go through their security/profile adjustments to scrub the page clean of information on even this bogus page - and even then they are probably compiling info on my alias.


16 posted on 03/26/2011 11:17:16 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: decimon

I do but only with friends and family. I am very cautious what I post there.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 11:17:20 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: decimon

I don’t use facebook or similar either

(my wife however is an addict)


18 posted on 03/26/2011 11:18:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: decimon

I have a FB profile. I move frequently with my job and I’ve found FB is a good way for my friends and family to keep in touch. I update it with new photos a few times a year and post something on my wall about once a month. I don’t play any of those Farmville or Mafia games.


19 posted on 03/26/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: decimon

So many Luddite Neanderthals here on FR. ;)

It’s bad enough you can’t hear someone talk (where that’s still done) w/o saying “like” every other word, but now you have to Like everyone...


20 posted on 03/26/2011 11:20:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (No Facebook, Twitter, or simile.)
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To: decimon

Absolutely Not!


21 posted on 03/26/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: decimon

I used to use FB but now nada. I find the site a bit confusing with all sorts of nonsense thrown in. Mostly annoying really!


22 posted on 03/26/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: decimon

I use facebook. I enjoy it but it can be a big time waster. For the most part, people can’t “hide” like they do on FR behind fake names. Some people don’t post their pics but most do.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: kingu
Bejeweled Blitz is eeeeevil!

So is Scramble. Eeeeevil ...

And Mafia Wars.

And Farmville.

And Yoville.

...

24 posted on 03/26/2011 11:22:22 AM PDT by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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To: Jim 0216

FR is awesome. Thank God for this site!


25 posted on 03/26/2011 11:22:47 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (This is a tagline! A long tagline. A so very very very very very long tagline. It is teh awesome!)
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To: decimon

Just to enter contests. Haven’t won anything yet.


26 posted on 03/26/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT by x
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To: decimon
I do. I use it to inform those around me (usually, people younger than me) on political issues and keep them abreast of the realities of the world.

FB is like any tool - if you use it poorly, and it will turn around and bite you. If you have some system mastery with it, then you can get a lot of mileage out of it.
27 posted on 03/26/2011 11:23:24 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: decimon

I recently read that Michelle will NOT allow her daughters to use social media. True?


28 posted on 03/26/2011 11:23:58 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: decimon

Hell. No. I use Twitter for micro-blogging but no way on Facebook. The only time I will open an account is when my daughters are old enough to use it and their mother and I approve it which will be a while from now.


29 posted on 03/26/2011 11:24:07 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: decimon

Facebook is a significant security risk!

And, NO, you won’t notice.


30 posted on 03/26/2011 11:24:53 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: TheZMan

I’ve been considering Linked in but don’t know much about it.

Hell no on facebook or Gubment Book.


31 posted on 03/26/2011 11:24:58 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: decimon

I don’t use it.


32 posted on 03/26/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rose in RoseBear
Bejeweled Blitz is eeeeevil! So is Scramble. Eeeeevil ... And Mafia Wars. And Farmville. And Yoville. ...

I've cut myself down to just Bejeweled Blitz. Everything else I've let go of... Slightly proud of that. :)

33 posted on 03/26/2011 11:26:38 AM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: acoulterfan
I recently read that Michelle will NOT allow her daughters to use social media. True?

Dunno. I think they're both too young for Facebook, anyway.

34 posted on 03/26/2011 11:26:50 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

So far the comments here are exactly what I would expect, unwittingly misinformed. Reminds me of a thread on Mac vs Windows...

FB is perfectly safe if your password isn’t 123 and your settings are correct, which really isn’t that hard to do. It’s no different then surfing the net, click on the wrong thing and badda-bing, your a bot on the internet for a HaX0r to use...

I use FB regularly, and mainly to keep up with all those who I now live 3..4..500 miles away from.


35 posted on 03/26/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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To: decimon

I definitely use Facebook. However, I get on Facebook about once a day where I get on Free Republic numerous times a day.


36 posted on 03/26/2011 11:29:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: decimon

Now. Not now. Not ever.


37 posted on 03/26/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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Whoops. S/B:

No. Not now. Not ever. :-(


38 posted on 03/26/2011 11:30:48 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Gubment Book.

What is that?


39 posted on 03/26/2011 11:32:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: decimon

I use it. My relatives and friends are scattered across the country. It is the best way to keep up with everyone. I don’t post about everyday things. It is better than classmates.


40 posted on 03/26/2011 11:33:19 AM PDT by MamaB
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Smartest thing she has ever done (possibly the only thing). Those girls are too young and too exposed. Could you imagine one of those getting kidnapped because of some social network. It would be a complete disaster.


41 posted on 03/26/2011 11:34:13 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Rose in RoseBear

LOL... I don’t know who has time to waste on all those goofy games. I like facebook to keep up with friends and family across the country (and out of the country).


42 posted on 03/26/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: decimon

I do! Two of my sisters live out of state and it’s a great way to keep up with them. I have also found several high school friends. I’m in a Bloodhound forum online and have friends from there on my Facebook friend list. Facebook is fine if you are smart about it regarding security and don’t become addicted to it.


43 posted on 03/26/2011 11:35:47 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: MamaB

I agree. I don’t post that mundane stuff either. I do link people to things I think are relevant, cute, or interesting. There is some pretty good dialog that goes on and I also think it’s a great way to share Christ. That’s me. It’s the modern world. I imagine people felt telephones were evil too. We can use these tools for good or bad; for positive or negative. For me, it is mostly positive.


44 posted on 03/26/2011 11:35:53 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: decimon

I do. I have family all over the country, including one sister (and nieces) in England. I have some friends from way back that I’ve re-connected with on FB... it’s fun to catch up.


45 posted on 03/26/2011 11:36:43 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

I think so too!


46 posted on 03/26/2011 11:37:59 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: ataDude

See, if you were posting that on FB you could have deleted your
mistake and reposted before anyone was the wiser! ;~P


47 posted on 03/26/2011 11:38:22 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: decimon

No. I don’t like those “social” networking things. I think they allow people to be snotty at will and exclusive; crowing about who’s who, what’s what, and who’s got what.

A friend’s DIL would post photos of her house and redecorating projects, post status of where they were going, what time they’d leave and be back home, then left one day, came back to find they’d been burglarized.


48 posted on 03/26/2011 11:39:52 AM PDT by Twinkie (WHERE ARE OBAMA'S RECORDS? ALL of them.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I wonder if that means that FR people like us are interested in the meaning and application of ideas, ideals, beliefs, and values more than “social networking.” Maybe so, eh?


49 posted on 03/26/2011 11:40:05 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: decimon

I use a pseudonym on Facebook at my work. I often need to look into the background of individuals suspected of wrongdoing. I can’t believe what people say about themselves. Not smart.


50 posted on 03/26/2011 11:43:42 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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