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Well, I feel better. (Facebook)
Vanitissimo | 23 May 2012 | Me

Posted on 05/22/2012 11:52:50 PM PDT by real saxophonist

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1 posted on 05/22/2012 11:52:56 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: real saxophonist

I’ve thought about doing the same thing - wayyy too much info out there - I like my privacy.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 12:46:25 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: real saxophonist

http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/fb


3 posted on 05/23/2012 1:02:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Aria

well, facebook is just one of many — if you have a bank account or loan, a gmail account, amazon account etc. your details are being used to ‘personalize’ offerings to you


4 posted on 05/23/2012 1:15:14 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: real saxophonist

Be very careful not to login through other sites or it won’t deactivate.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 1:29:03 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Cronos
".....your details are being used to ‘personalize’ offerings to you"

Well, I'm happy to report that their profiling (at least in my case) is totally worthless.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 2:23:26 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: real saxophonist

You had to write them by snail mail to get them kill it?


7 posted on 05/23/2012 2:27:17 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Terry Mross

No. What I posted was their email response. I deactivated it and somewhere along the way I was given the option to permanently delete it.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 2:39:34 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: real saxophonist

I just went on and typed in “how to deactivate” and actually got the instructions on how to do it. And I, too, feel great! I told them my main reason was it’s a waste of time.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 2:51:05 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: real saxophonist

Maybe now a bunch of lefties will think I de-friended them. Which is basically what I did.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 2:51:42 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: real saxophonist

Facebook is nonsense.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Have you ever been a member?


12 posted on 05/23/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

No, never saw the need for it or had any interest in it.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 5:14:53 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Then you can’t really speak from experience, can you? I’m not saying you would like it if you were on it, or ever been on it, but how can you say something’s nonsense if you’ve never tried it? It’s like people who have never listened to Rush Limbaugh saying they can’t stand his show. My brother in law has been on FB and now he says he doesn’t like it. But at least he’s speaking from personal experience. But there are obviously thousands and thousands of people who love it, including me.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Aria
wayyy too much info out there - I like my privacy.

Never joined for just that reason. None of them....Twitter and the rest.

15 posted on 05/24/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: murron
The reason I am not on it because it is nonsense.

It's only purpose is social.

You don't have to experience something to know that it is wrong or foolish.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: murron

Also, I’ve never taken drugs but I hear that there are many who do so and love it.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
It's only purpose is social.

True. And political. And religious. But who needs to get their message out there anyway? It's not important.
18 posted on 05/24/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
The reason I am not on it because it is nonsense.

I liked it a lot, simply because of the birthday remimders that popped up a week in advance by email. Then, family and friends started ragging me because I never responded to all the trivia BS they posted and I NEVER put up a 'status'.

I said to myself that I can fix this, and got the hell off. Do miss the reminders though. Oh well. No big deal.

19 posted on 05/24/2012 12:50:10 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fortheDeclaration

If you don’t like it personally, so be it. But there is certainly nothing wrong with it. People having problems with it usually bring it on themselves. It’s a fun thing to do, and there is nothing wrong with that.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 3:37:04 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: fortheDeclaration

If you don’t like it personally, so be it. But there is certainly nothing wrong with it. People having problems with it usually bring it on themselves. It’s a fun thing to do, and there is nothing wrong with that.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 3:37:24 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Stupid comparison. Drugs are illegal. Drugs are harmful to the human body. What I like to do is no more wrong than whatever hobby or pasttime that you like to do that I may not care for.


22 posted on 05/24/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron
No, it isn't a stupid analogy, it just shows that one doesn't have to experience something to know it isn't worthwhile.

I never said Facebook was 'wrong' I said it had no useful function, it is purely social.

I don't have to experience something to know it is a waste of time.

23 posted on 05/24/2012 10:07:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: murron

Fine, I never said otherwise, it was you who jumped on me for saying I saw no useful function in it.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 10:09:03 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Antoninus
I don't see much of Facebook being political or religious.

That is not why people are on it.

25 posted on 05/24/2012 10:10:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

It may be a waste of time for you but it’s not for the hundreds of thousands of people who use it and enjoy it every day. Speak for yourself.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: real saxophonist

Facebook is fine.

Most of my friends are boring and I don’t have too many but I do occasionally hear news about friends and relatives that I would not otherwise know.

I don’t post anything I would be ashamed to put in the paper... altho I did just post that everytime I see Natalie Portman in a movie, I want to slap her.... but I digress.

Facebook is like everything else. You can use it or you can abuse it.

A lot of people brag about not owning a television. This just tells me that they don’t have the discipline to use television in a good way.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 9:54:02 AM PDT by altura
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To: murron
It is still a waste of time, the fact that people 'enjoy' it is irrelevant to it's usefulness.

It is no more useful then video games.

And that is why I had no use for it.

Got anymore stupid remarks to make?

28 posted on 05/25/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I was wondering when you would resort to name calling. No one said it was useful, just enjoyable. Obviously you have a problem with others enjoying themselves. Too bad you can’t.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 7:12:14 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron
And no one called you a name.

I asked if you were going to say anything else stupid.

Maybe you need to spend less time on Facebook and more time reading.

30 posted on 05/25/2012 9:57:46 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Maybe you need to spend less time answering what you call “stupid” responses on FreeRepublic and more time doing something that you consider more worthwhile. Your arguments are now resorting to throwing insults around.

It shows your lack of knowledge of FB. Therefore you can’t really comment with any credibility. None of your comments have made any sense. The fact that you compared it to drug usage proves that. FB is no more of a liability to its users than those who spend time at the movies or watching TV. It’s just another form of entertainment. Sorry you feel you are superior to something that you know nothing about.


31 posted on 05/26/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Aria

Don’t give FB real info. My town listed is a few thousand miles from where I live, same with other thing. And I change things occasionally.
I view FB as a big joke anyway.

My daughter has our dogs name for her name! Everyone knows who she is.


32 posted on 05/26/2012 9:00:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: murron
I have thrown any insults, I made the comment that you would continue to make stupid comments, and you have.

Clearly, you have a problem grasping principals.

Your claim to 'experience' being the guide to understanding the value of something was a false one, hence you could have inserted any word for 'drugs' that one would not need to experience to understand their uselessness.

FB is useless, it is simply social networking and is for bored, self absorbed people who want to think they are important because people are paying attention to them. So, I do know about it, and your defensive attitude on it shows I have struck a nerve.

And if you want to keep arguing about this, feel free I will be happy to continue to do so.

33 posted on 05/26/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: murron
I have thrown any insults, I made the comment that you would continue to make stupid comments, and you have.

Clearly, you have a problem grasping principals.

Your claim to 'experience' being the guide to understanding the value of something was a false one, hence you could have inserted any word for 'drugs' that one would not need to experience to understand their uselessness.

FB is useless, it is simply social networking and is for bored, self absorbed people who want to think they are important because people are paying attention to them. So, I do know about it, and your defensive attitude on it shows I have struck a nerve.

And if you want to keep arguing about this, feel free I will be happy to continue to do so.

34 posted on 05/26/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: All
I have thrown any insults

Correction-that should have read 'I have NOT thrown any insults'.

Also, I apologize for the double post, slow computer.

35 posted on 05/26/2012 1:13:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: real saxophonist

Your loss Saxie! Facebook is, like it or not, the most intellectually stimulating invention since Gutenberg.


36 posted on 05/26/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Aria

If you’re already on FB, it’s too late. They’ll delete your profile, but not the gathered information.


37 posted on 05/26/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Testy, aren’t we? I laughed when I read your post. It appears you are the bored, self-absorbed person who is grateful that someone is out there paying attention to you. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be spending so much idle time replying to another who you feel is a loser in life.

While FreeRepublic was down, you know what I was doing? I was on Facebook on the Freerepublic page talking to others on Freerepublic.(BTW, I told them what you said and they got a chuckle out of it just as I did.) Jim Rob, the founder of FR, the same FR in which you partake, was on FB letting us know the status of the technical glitches and when we could expect FR to come back up.

Military families who keep in touch with their loved ones overseas I suppose are bored and self-absorbed.

Let’s see, JimRob, Freerepublic, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, those in the military who use FB to keep in touch with family and friends back home, all have FB pages. All losers according to you. If I had to hang around “losers”, I can’t think of a better bunch to hang out with. So you see, you DON’T know what you’re talking about. Don’t join FB. We don’t want you. Since you think you’re so superior to everyone else, you can wallow in your misery and loneliness, but I have a great group of friends and I’m happy. Sorry if that bothers you, which it aparently does. I will not feed your ego any longer.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron
All you have admitted is that Facebooks serves a social function.

I did not initiate this discussion, you did.

If Facebook ended tomorrow, the world would take very little note, except for individuals such as yourself, who would have to find other means to keep themselves amused.

As I said, if you want to keep arguing about this, I will be right here to do so.

39 posted on 05/27/2012 5:01:56 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
"It is no more useful then video games."

I see, so you are asserting Video games are useless? They have no redeeming value whatsoever?

40 posted on 05/27/2012 6:30:53 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Not in proportion to their use.
41 posted on 05/28/2012 4:27:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“It’s only purpose is social.”

And FreeRepublic is...?


42 posted on 05/28/2012 4:46:14 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: fortheDeclaration
"Not in proportion to their use."

Prove it.

Also Facebook is way more than you anti-facebook/twitter snobs make it out to be.

Example: The Tea Party movement was organized on Facebook and Twitter and because of such it grew huge and powerful. Why? because it gives everyday people the power to organize and send a message to literally hundreds of millions of people and allows them to bypass the chokehold the MSM has on radio/tv.

Entrepreneurs are using these platforms tp get there products/services direct to customers who show interest in such things instead of the outdated mode of blindly throwing expensive commercials on TV and Radio they can target their message to an audience who actually wants to hear their message.

Independent Writers and Musicians use these platforms to promote their wares to people who show interest in their respective genres and by doing so on Facebook and Twitter they break the stranglehold the liberals have on Literature and Music through their control of Big Media. And now the independent Movie Makers are starting to do the same bypassing theaters and going direct to video and Internet with some really astonishing good work and mostly you will find such is way more profamily/conservative values than Hollyweird ever produced.

Oh and the bit about video games? Colleges and the military use them to teach complicated procedures and to simulate real life stressful situations to teach.

In fact the Air Force went all in on using video game type training tools when one young recruit blew away his colleagues in real flight training. How did he mange it? by playing flight simulator video games for most of his youth. BTW the Army recruiting centers are now built around video games. They have a host of terminals youngsters can use to immerse themselves in real life Combat situations to see which job in the Army they are interested in. They even have video game simulators on their recruiting pages.

Further Businesses are using video games to train employees and the Medical profession as well.

So when you see a kid sitting in front of his TV/computer and clicking away on his controller/keyboard he is in fact becoming proficient at interfacing with the training tools of the 21st century.

43 posted on 05/28/2012 5:12:05 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Future Snake Eater; real saxophonist

Yep. And now since you broke the contract with them they can charge as much $$ for your data as they can get to anyone that will pay.


44 posted on 05/28/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Mad Dawgg
yep, Facebook, Twitter and Video Games are what light bulbs used to be. You know the WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE because of light bulbs. Now for some its FB, Twitter, etc. oy vey!

Technology, including social media, serves a useful purpose. In reality, FreeRepublic is a social network. Go figure!

I am on FB and Twitter. Got my parents on FB and it wasn't long before my dad got connected with men he flew with in Vietnam. Best of all, a man who flew out of his based, in a different squadron but during the same time period, lives a few miles away. Finding him and meeting him added a lot to both heroes lives.

Yep, you really must stay away from the evil Facebook. /s

45 posted on 05/28/2012 5:26:35 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Mad Dawgg
I don't need to prove anything, the fact that the market undervalued it showed that it didn't have much of a use value.

FB is a social tool, it has very little use in other areas.

The Teaparty could have found other venues.

There is nothing about FB that is not irreplaceable and that goes for twitter as well.

Internet websites and blogs broke the MSM monopoly on the news, not FB.

46 posted on 05/28/2012 2:59:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ctdonath2
If you don't know the difference you really do have a problem.

FR discusses news, FB is about social interaction.

47 posted on 05/28/2012 3:01:18 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Mad Dawgg
The Facebook spending spree may be continuing as a new report says the social networking giant

Headline from a FR article.

FB is about social networking.

If it ended tomorrow there would be little loss of anything important, likewise for video games.

But this society has become so pleasure mad, just the thought that one of their 'toys' might be considered just that, a useless toy, ends them into a hissy fit.

48 posted on 05/28/2012 3:08:12 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
And that is what it is, a social function.

Comparing it to the light bulb is simply utter nonsense.

49 posted on 05/28/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: real saxophonist

Out of curiosity I started a FB account, and then I found out just how much it tracks you.

Thats a big no-no for OPSEC, that is should a person actually need to use that.

Problem is as good as FB is and could be its also a perfect touchy-feely tool for those with an agenda. Like a socialistic agenda. So I too feel perfectly comfortable deactivating the account, and its not easy, even just getting the info to eradicate FB is difficult.

Sorry charlie to those that that think FB is the social utopia of the future, I think its already been compromise to become a intel gathering tool.


50 posted on 05/28/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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