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Bookface and such sites

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HungryHippos, 1 Oct 2009.

  1. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,700

    Location: Fareham

    Anyone else hate facebook/Twitter etc as much as me?

    My sisters are on facebook all the time and think it's the next best thing, they don't seem to understand why I don't use it as well

    Who's with me? down with facebook!
     
  2. Fuzz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Aug 2003

    Posts: 15,298

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    Luddite :p
     
  3. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    So you're an introvert then? :p
     
  4. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Manchester

    You only hate it 'cos you're not down with the hip-cats.

    It's a good way to keep in touch with lots of people, for example - just starting uni - everyone is on facebook, you can organise things, meet up (in real life) and so on.

    It's all god fun :)


    I don't do twitter / myspace though, just facebook as it works quite well and people use their real names.
     
  5. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

    Posts: 16,375

    Location: Bristol

    I don't think Facebook is the next best thing, but it's useful.
     
  6. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    i hate the way that facebook seems to monopolize all of people's free time.
     
  7. Ciphon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Dec 2008

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: Hampshire

    It is a good way to stay in touch with people that you don't see often.

    But people do get oh so obsessed with it, which is what annoys me.

    I have an account, don't really check it regularly, and I wouldn't be disappointed if I could never log into it again.
     
  8. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    Kind of annoying in a way, our module tutors at uni seem ot think its awesome to find a totally random social site and make use of them for work log threads and such... or to locate info for the course.

    Ive had to join about 3 extra ones this academic year for this :/
     
  9. Martins

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,026

    Agreed, I thought Facebook was so much wifflepiff until I started uni, then suddenly it all made sense!
     
  10. Emlyn_Dewar

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,820

    Location: Chengdu

    Emlyn_Dewar likes this
     
  11. yoyo50

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 19 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,248

    Location: PROland

    nothing wrong with facebook but ****er on the other hand :rolleyes:
     
  12. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Location: On the hoods

    Said the guy on a web forum...
     
  13. GHz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Aug 2009

    Posts: 68

    I dont mind the site but what i hate is when you go on you have loads of posts (read spam) about that stupid animal farm.

    I dont care if you got a new sheep or cow. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Al Vallario

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,534

    Location: UK

    Well, why don't you use it as well as your sisters? Is it privacy concerns, an introverted character, or do you just plain not see the appeal of it all?

    I'll admit the appeal of networks such as Facebook tend to be rooted in peer pressure. Certainly for myself, and many others I'm sure, Facebook is ubiquitous in certain social circles and living without it is more hassle than it's worth.
     
  15. Doonhamer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2005

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    Location: Scottish Borders

    So why not use the available options to hide stuff you dont want to see :confused:
     
  16. dangerstat

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 5,061

    Location: In the ether

    I think the term is quite clear, facebook - surely that's encoraging all those who have facebook accounts to be smacked in the face with a book. Lets give them what they want then ;)
     
  17. Chimerical

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,487

    I deleted my Facebook account. Shows how edgy and controversial I am.
     
  18. Al Vallario

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,534

    Location: UK

    Did you update your Facebook status so all your friends could know... oh, wait.
     
  19. GHz

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Aug 2009

    Posts: 68

    I have done ;)
     
  20. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,602

    Location: South East

    Or you could just ignore it and get on with your life if you don't like it.

    People like it, get over it. It IS useful, for many many things.