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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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