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Old 06-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #21
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Facebook and sites of their ilk, for some reason, always conjures thoughts of lemmings in my mind.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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Facebook and sites of their ilk, for some reason, always conjures thoughts of lemmings in my mind.
I guess that makes me a lemming. It's funny how people love to just jump in and slam whatever's popular at the moment (which is also somewhat lemming-esque, don't you think?).

I happen to like Facebook and will openly admit it. I've found it to be a great tool for reconnecting with people I had lost track of over the years. Twenty-some years ago, when my first wife and I split up, she took the address book (among other things). Facebook has helped me get in touch with a lot of those old friends. I also found three cousins who I hadn't heard from since we were kids. Then there was the exchange student I met in the eighties, who went back to Switzerland and lost touch. I recently found her again as well. Without a network like FB, it would've been much more difficult, if not impossible, to rediscover those people.

So good or bad - and I'll be the first to admit there is also some bad - Facebook does serve some useful purpose. I really don't think it's the evil empire some of you believe it to be.

And as for giving up some privacy... well, the only way to avoid that is to stay away from the internet altogether. Even the advertisers here on DC are following your movements, in case you hadn't noticed.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #23
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If you want to see which sites are tracking you on the internet and you use Firefox, you can get "collusion", and addon/extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/collusion/
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #24
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I want to get rid of FB, but don't know how. HELP!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #25
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greg, in real as well as legal terms, what you decide to post (or in some way input in any way) is the property of the place you entered it plain and simple. it an't yours anymore.
I had assumed that. If anything I posted here contradicts that then I was not sufficiently clear in explaining myself.

I have never joined Facebook because I would never agree to their terms, particularly since they keep changing them, if the complaints I often see are any indication.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #26
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I guess that makes me a lemming. It's funny how people love to just jump in and slam whatever's popular at the moment (which is also somewhat lemming-esque, don't you think?).

I happen to like Facebook and will openly admit it. I've found it to be a great tool for reconnecting with people I had lost track of over the years. Twenty-some years ago, when my first wife and I split up, she took the address book (among other things). Facebook has helped me get in touch with a lot of those old friends. I also found three cousins who I hadn't heard from since we were kids. Then there was the exchange student I met in the eighties, who went back to Switzerland and lost touch. I recently found her again as well. Without a network like FB, it would've been much more difficult, if not impossible, to rediscover those people.

So good or bad - and I'll be the first to admit there is also some bad - Facebook does serve some useful purpose. I really don't think it's the evil empire some of you believe it to be.

And as for giving up some privacy... well, the only way to avoid that is to stay away from the internet altogether. Even the advertisers here on DC are following your movements, in case you hadn't noticed.
You're free to put what ever info you want out there. Just as I'm free to state what I feel about sites like that.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #27
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I love facebook. It has helped me find people that I haven't seen in years. These are not people that I would regularly call, I'm not much of a caller, just ask my mum! I wouldn't actively email either, but it is fun keeping up with their lives. It's fun celebrating the good things and offering kind words during bad.

I am not worried about facebook security. I control what I put on there. My password is in no way similar to my e-mail, or financial passwords, so if the site gets hacked, it really isn't a big deal. The pictures that I post, I don't mind if the whole world sees them. I choose my words carefully and am smart about what I post, never bad mouthing my employer etc.. I don't mind if people know I'm away on vacation, My house is watched by caring neighbors, they are the only ones authorized to go in and out while I'm on vacation.

Facebook usually takes the low road when changing things, that annoys me a bit, BUT even if they made everything on my profile public, I wouldn't freak out, because I haven't put any sensitive information on their site, or any site they link to.
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I really enjoy much of Facebook. As others have mentioned, it's great for getting back in touch with people and keeping up with them. It's a really good way to organize a party or other event. I just wish they hadn't dumbed it down to the lowest common denominator and that they didn't, as Bakechef put it so well, take the "low road" on so many things.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #29
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Steve, Bakechef, Taxlady, I really enjoy Facebook too. People seem to get quite paranoid about it, likes its voodoo or something. I've used it for years now, no problem.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #30
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Buonasera,

This is quite a controversial and up to the minute topic.

I have had a reunion with a friend I have not seen in years, who visited us in Spain ...

It was lovely to see her ... So for this, I am thankful.

Kind regards,
Margaux.
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