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Old 07-21-2012, 06:38 AM   #41
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from the simpson's episode, when they went to a technology exposition:

NERD:I'm making a program to download porn a thousand times faster.
MARGE:Who need's porn that fast?
HOMER:(droling)A.......thousand times...........gggraaaaaaaarrrrrrrrr
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #42
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Never had one, never will.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #43
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How do you delete it? I want out. I unfriended everyone. But that is all I seem to be able to do. I don't want to be on FaceBook at all. Too invasive.
Try this, Addie:

Email from Facebook

Open the email and at the bottom there should be something like "manage emails from facebook" or right click where it says sender (when you're in your Inbox) and select "mark all mail from this sender as junk" and all emails from facebook will automatically go to junk and self-delete in 10 days.

I also mark any emails that get through as "Spam".
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #44
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Yes I have an FB account, been on it for a good few years. Yes perfectly happy with it, no not everyone can see what I post because I use the security and privacy settings.

Most of the comments here are made by people who dont use it or have enough knowledge of it to understand it, I've just read so many myths.

No prospective employers cannot see your page unless you choose to leave it open to the public (durrr).

Yes you can delete comments, photos etc just as you can here.

If you don't want someone to interact with you or see you on any other friends pages, you can "block" them. Stalking therefore cannot continue and if anyone "stalked" me I'd report it as I would in "real life". You can't hide behind a computer screen doh.

You can de-activate your account, and thats it, you are off Facebook.

This forum here is open to the public so if you are posting personal stuff, then anybody can read it..................
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #45
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I'm with you Gravy Queen! I too have had a Facebook account for many years. If you use the security settings and privacy controls along with common sense I don't see an issue. I have found long lost friends and family through Facebook and I get to keep up with my closer family, let's face it my twenty something nephews and nieces are not likely going to sit down and write letters to me to tell me what is going on in their lives or to pop in a fun pic of their children ( sad but true). I don't post much on Facebook, but I do use it as a tool. As for being "found" on the Internet...... I work for local government, many aspects of my life are available as "public information", Internet or not. All you need to know is my name or my title.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #46
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I guess that part of what I hate about FB is the dumbing down.

I have a journal on LiveJournal. On LJ, I can format my posts. I can choose a user icon that will stay with that post. I can easily set the privacy (who can read) for each post. I can choose which posts I want to see. I could get a paid account and never have to see any advertising.

But, FB wants to be easy to use. Never mind that I don't have to use HTML in LJ, FB doesn't want to scare me with the possibility of using HTML. It just dumbs it down to the lowest common denominator.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #47
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One real problem with Facebook is that you have to stay active and aware of privacy policy changes, and keep informed on feature changes, or otherwise you may find that policy/features have changed and could result in divulging more information than you intended.

The same applies to many or most Google services including Gmail and G+.

Note that my information comes from reading the numerous news articles about Facebook and Google privacy. I have never been a member of FB, nor does it appear that I will ever join.

I find far too much of my personal information on the Internet, not due to any fault of my own but due to ever wider indexing of all kinds of information sources. For example, property ownership records. I was very annoyed to discover that anybody knowing my real name can now Google my street address and unlisted home phone number. (However the information is out of date, I sold that house and now I'm cellphone only.)

I'm reacting to what I feel is too much personal information on the Internet by not joining social websites, so as to not contribute even more personal data. I don't mind discussing personal information nearly as much when I can retain my anonymity, such as here in the DC forum where my member name does not lead directly to my real name.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #48
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Yes I have an FB account, been on it for a good few years. Yes perfectly happy with it, no not everyone can see what I post because I use the security and privacy settings.

Most of the comments here are made by people who dont use it or have enough knowledge of it to understand it, I've just read so many myths.

No prospective employers cannot see your page unless you choose to leave it open to the public (durrr).

Yes you can delete comments, photos etc just as you can here.

If you don't want someone to interact with you or see you on any other friends pages, you can "block" them. Stalking therefore cannot continue and if anyone "stalked" me I'd report it as I would in "real life". You can't hide behind a computer screen doh.

You can de-activate your account, and thats it, you are off Facebook.

This forum here is open to the public so if you are posting personal stuff, then anybody can read it..................
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #49
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I don't have one. I don't agree with what its become. "You didn't buy Facebook, just a mask. So, happy Halloween." :P
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #50
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No, I do not have a facebook account, or any other social networking account and I do not plan on getting any. I guess I'm just basically anti-social.
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