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Offline decayingsinner

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2009, 10:01:25 PM »
Does
Damn, does everybody have a pet named Sam?  We have one... a cat named Sam (often called Sammy D. Cat)

nope my cats are Spooky and Zoe

you can guess which is which...and those are my sexy legs.  ;D


Offline denb45

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2009, 11:42:49 PM »
LOL... ***30 notifications***

WOW, you sure know a lot of people, are at least they know you, are want to know you, most of the people are co-workers I knew, didn't really know much about my life, but, 90% of them, really didn't get a shit anyway, to them, I was just a guy they worked with that had HIV, so, it wasn't that big of a deal, go figure   ;D
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 11:45:01 PM by denb45 »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2009, 09:59:21 AM »
WOW, you sure know a lot of people, are at least they know you, are want to know you, most of the people are co-workers I knew, didn't really know much about my life, but, 90% of them, really didn't get a shit anyway, to them, I was just a guy they worked with that had HIV, so, it wasn't that big of a deal, go figure   ;D

Naw, I'm just a flirt.  Right now I'm having a chat with a new Titanmen porn star named Michael that lives in Winnipeg.
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Offline fearless

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2009, 12:33:23 AM »
I do have a facebook profile but, to be honest, i find facebook to be inane.

I have this other thing called email, my mobile and an antique thing called a telephone. Last but not least, every so often I resort to the ancient art of letter writing to stay in touch with friends - i think it makes a nice surprise to receive a hand written letter in the mail once every so often.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2009, 01:55:20 AM »
woopsie... Porn man just PM'd again!
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2009, 03:24:30 AM »
I do have a facebook profile but, to be honest, i find facebook to be inane.

 

  Same here, right beside text messaging.  My seventeen year old daughter has this habit of sending me lengthy texts which require legthy replies.  By the time I text the third word in my draft I am so frustrated that I just give up and resort to a  simple y or n.  Yes or no for those of you who are not aware of the short hand way of texting.  Of course I sometimes resort to just immediately calling her as soon as I get the text from her and..... well....  wouldn't you know it she can't answer, although I will get an immediate text while I am leaving her a voice mail telling me why she didn't answer her phone.

  It's a fricking paradox derived from all this technology......   I say we ban it all.  Myspace, facebook, e-mail, cell phones, and microwaves.  Why microwaves?  Does anyone remember how a Big Mac taste in the early seventies?  That's a good enough reason in my book.
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Offline BT65

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2009, 07:29:45 AM »
I don't have a cell phone, but only because on my income, I'd rather have the internet.  When I was in school, I really did need it (internet). 

Everything today does make staying in touch more impersonal.  And more and more things are going tech.  Like applications.  Most companies around here require that apps be done online.  And even the welfare system here is going online.  What about people who don't have computers, and people who don't know how to navigate on a computer?  The whole thing's insane. 

I would, however, like to keep the microwave, Skeebo, so I can make my daily t.v. microwaveable dinners. ;)
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Offline denb45

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2009, 08:02:16 AM »
I don't have a cell phone, but only because on my income, I'd rather have the internet.  When I was in school, I really did need it (internet).  

Everything today does make staying in touch more impersonal.  And more and more things are going tech.  Like applications.  Most companies around here require that apps be done online.  And even the welfare system here is going online.  What about people who don't have computers, and people who don't know how to navigate on a computer?  The whole thing's insane.  

I would, however, like to keep the microwave, Skeebo, so I can make my daily t.v. microwaveable dinners. ;)

I have a cell phone, but, it's the only phone I have, and, it's very basic, I only use it to talk on the phone, to conduct business, I don't take any pics, and NEVER text ANYONE, pictures cost 20 cents per send and texting cost 30 cents per line..........I wouldn't be able to afford the cell phone, it adds up VERY FAST,  if I did any of them, it cost me 39.99 + Tax  just to have to phone, and to do nothing ???
and getting a iphone, is way outta my budget, no way in HELL, I'd be able to afford that......
« Last Edit: August 05, 2009, 08:11:48 AM by denb45 »
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2009, 10:11:59 AM »
I do have a cell phone, and I have a myspace page (but find if extremely silly).   I thought it would be "fun" to connect with people I went to high school with, etc.   But when you 'connect' with them and say HI what more is there to say?   I have one who now leaves daily Bible verses on my wall....

I think the technology is great, but am afraid we have created a generation of social misfits.   My niece and her boyfriend cannot be in the same room with us, and carry on a conversation, without using some type of DEVICE, be it laptop, netbook, iphone, ipod, whatever....This disturbs me.   I suppose when they get married they will stand at the altar and text "I do" to each other....

 >:(
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2009, 12:24:44 PM »
Some of you trolls are so utterly anti-technology it's just appalling.  Get with the program!
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2009, 01:05:38 PM »
Some of you trolls are so utterly anti-technology it's just appalling.  Get with the program!

Exactly!  I remember people saying the same thing about cell phones and email back in the day.

Using Facebook to get in touch with classmates from years back?  Who'd want to?  How about staying in touch with current friends and family.  Impersonal?  I find NOT staying in touch at all much more impersonal.  Anything that makes keeping up with my friends easier and more enjoyable is good.

My talking on my cell phone at work is pretty obvious; my texting somebody isn't.  If somebody texts me, I get it when I have the chance without having to check voice mail.  When I had a phone with a standard numeric keyboard where multiple presses of a key give the desired letter, I hated texting.  My current phone (iPhone) has a keyboard laid out like a computer's keyboard, and texting is MUCH easier.   

All this sounds like people's opinions on sex.  Some don't like it at all (sex or alternate forms of communication) or think there's something wrong with those who do.  Some are whores (with phones / pc's and sex).  Some like text due to its instant nature.   Others enjoy Facebook for sharing pictures, funny comments, and messages (like in a social setting).  Still others like email for the opportunity to take time to compose a message and maintain a record of messages. 
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Offline denb45

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2009, 01:12:17 PM »
Some of you trolls are so utterly anti-technology it's just appalling.  Get with the program!

After 12 yrs. of being on a fixed income of SSDI, I'm a CHEAP OLD TROLL, and I'm in a very good place with this, cuz it works very well for me, living within your means is a very good thing, and nothing in the world wrong with it  ;D
« Last Edit: August 05, 2009, 01:14:14 PM by denb45 »
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Offline BT65

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2009, 05:37:03 PM »
Impersonal?  I find NOT staying in touch at all much more impersonal. 

Then pick up a fuckin' phone when not at work and call.  And why do people have to text all the time?  Is shit really that important that it can't wait until you can actually talk to the person?
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2009, 05:51:06 PM »
The problem with people that criticize technological changes is that unless you attempt to use the new application (and by that I mean for an extended period) and become familiar with how to use and in what situations, you can't really effectively assess its greater or lesser efficiency.

For example, with texting you could compose several messages while riding the subway for your daily commute where you couldn't make a call and/or leave messages.  As soon as you exit the station and the data connection is reestablished the texts immediately are sent.  Also texting alleviates the more cumbersome use of retrieving endless messages from voice mail where you have to sit there and listen to someone drone on and on.

Of course, any form of communication can be overused.  Personally I find forwarded emails with stupid stories and parables from my parents more annoying than a text message from a 20 year old acquaintance.

I'm always just reminded of all the poo pooing about ATM machines in the early 80's and that the internet would never amount to anything in the early 90's , etc.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2009, 05:57:06 PM »
I just opened my Facebook account and there were 28 people waiting for me to create an account so they can be my friend! I feel so loved!

Offline denb45

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« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2009, 06:56:58 PM »
I just opened my Facebook account and there were 28 people waiting for me to create an account so they can be my friend! I feel so loved!

Nothing wrong with feeling the love  ;D
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Offline dtwpuck

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2009, 07:56:44 PM »
The problem with people that criticize technological changes is that unless you attempt to use the new application (and by that I mean for an extended period) and become familiar with how to use and in what situations, you can't really effectively assess its greater or lesser efficiency.

Exactly.   I might add that greater efficiency is not always the idea.  Sometimes it's just fun, better contact, more variety, better access, etc.   I spend most of my work life attempting to change people's outlook towards and use of technology in their jobs.   It is a constant battle managing resistance to change just simply because it is technology. 

Anyway, it's just a tool.  If a person has no use for it, then great.  But it's not the tool that's the issue. 
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2009, 08:28:39 PM »

But it's not the tool that's the issue. 


Well now, that all depends on the size of the tool.

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Offline fearless

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2009, 09:07:59 PM »
The problem with people that criticize technological changes is that unless you attempt to use the new application (and by that I mean for an extended period) and become familiar with how to use and in what situations, you can't really effectively assess its greater or lesser efficiency.

True, but i just find facebook and all its apps and thingies inane - and I've given it a fair go and still maintain a profile. Maybe I haven't 'got it' yet or as I suspect, at least in my circumstances, it isn't of any great value in keeping in touch with friends - i see them all regularly anyway or stay in touch via the phone, email and yes, texting. I can't or shouldn't (hehehe) use facebook at work and i try to stay away from my computer at home, especially during the week - i figure staring at a screen for 8 hours a day is enough.

On a slightly tangental point, and an interesting cultural matter, from what I understand texting is (or maybe, was) not as popular in the US as in many other countries. Some of this is/was explained by interconnectivity issues and cost and various other things, like higher use of blackberries.

I just checked my last few mobile bills and it would appear that I send about 150-200 texts a month - and I wouldn't be considered a high user. Texting people on the same network is free and doesn't count toward my monthly spend - so it's convenient, and generally free.

 

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2009, 09:25:34 PM »
True, but i just find facebook and all its apps and thingies inane - and I've given it a fair go and still maintain a profile. Maybe I haven't 'got it' yet or as I suspect, at least in my circumstances, it isn't of any great value in keeping in touch with friends - i see them all regularly anyway or stay in touch via the phone, email and yes, texting. I can't or shouldn't (hehehe) use facebook at work and i try to stay away from my computer at home, especially during the week - i figure staring at a screen for 8 hours a day is enough.

On a slightly tangental point, and an interesting cultural matter, from what I understand texting is (or maybe, was) not as popular in the US as in many other countries. Some of this is/was explained by interconnectivity issues and cost and various other things, like higher use of blackberries.

I just checked my last few mobile bills and it would appear that I send about 150-200 texts a month - and I wouldn't be considered a high user. Texting people on the same network is free and doesn't count toward my monthly spend - so it's convenient, and generally free.


I agree that the facebooks apps are tired, and I don't really use them.  But I've also not really fished around with them too much yet.  For me FB is good, because as we all know I moved away from 15 years worth of friends fairly recently, and while it's only a rather short jaunt up to NYC from here I don't end up going as much as I could, so in that respect it allows me to keep up.  Plus I have my closest circle of people on a separate "wall" list so when I want I can just view what's going on with them and not mess with all of the Brazilian men that I've friended.  I also have a handful of high school people I keep up with, shocking I know.  Actually it's really just 3 people.

I made the mistake of letting it slip to my mother that I was on facebook, so I'm sure she told my nieces and they'll want me to tell them how to find me, but that one isn't going to happen.    It's all well and good for my family to know that I'm gay, but they really don't need to see how much this girl carries.  Plus they'd have to have smegma jokes explained to them.
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2009, 09:27:00 PM »
Then pick up a fuckin' phone when not at work and call.  And why do people have to text all the time?  Is shit really that important that it can't wait until you can actually talk to the person?

Who the F' said I don't pick up the phone when I'm not at work.  I do work 1/3 of the hours a day, sleep another 6-7, and am busy the rest.  

Some of the shit really is that important.  Some of it's humorous.  Some of it's just fun.  Mostly, though, it's MY pc and MY cell phone and MY friends... what's wrong with how I choose to stay in touch with them?
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Offline GSOgymrat

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« Reply #71 on: September 20, 2009, 02:42:49 PM »
So I have been on Facebook for several weeks now and I admit it is kind of fun. I decided to accept friend requests from basically anyone I know and ended up mostly with people from high school and coworkers. There are a couple of real friends and family members too.

High school was undoubtedly the worst time in my life and I didn't keep up with any of my classmates or attend any reunions. Our 25th reunion was this weekend and although I didn't go it was interesting seeing people's posted photos and reading their profiles. It reminds me why my classmates wrote "bleeding heart liberal" all over my yearbook as most everyone seems to describe themselves as "right wing", "Republican" and "conservative Christian." There is one guy though who used to sit behind me and punch his nose until he bled and then write stuff on his desk in blood. He is now living in L.A., covered in tattoos and a militant atheist. Of course it is always fun to see how people have changed physically-- some people have not changed at all and some people are unrecognizable.

I'm definitely something of a voyeur on Facebook. I like hearing about other people but never think of things worth sharing. I don't understand the people who like to share "I'm eating at Wendy's". I'm not going to be a Facebook addict but I think I will check it a couple of times a week.

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« Reply #72 on: September 20, 2009, 03:31:23 PM »
I find it so interesting to read about Facebook but not interesting enough to get one.  Unfortunately, I am of the dinosaur age and do not have a cell phone ~ so I don't text (don't know how anyway).  I do have an answering machine though, I think that's good enough.  I don't' have a Facebook either for I don't know too many people to start one up anyway.  And, YES, I still continue to use the phone book to look for phone numbers!  ::)

Maybe someday I'll "catch up with today's technology" but for now, eh, I'm fine the way things are.  :)
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2009, 06:37:44 PM »
at the urging of my niece and sister i created a facebook account last year.  1 friend I lost contact with (and was interested in being in touch with again) actually found me and it was fun for a while.  facebook is like myspace for the middle-aged (but now counts all ages among participants).   like someone else mentioned be selective about the "applications" you give access to -- every time you take a quiz or send a virtual gift (and the point is???) or virtually sneeze you have to explicitly allow the application access to your profile.  one reason for providing access is so your fb friends who have taken the same quiz or use the birthday calendar or wtf can see your quiz score, your birthday, your movie picks/misses, etc.

then a friend in new zealand forced me to start playing a game called mafia wars.  although i've uniformly hated almost every video or online game since pacman i became addicted.  one needs to have as many people as possible in one's mafia so i did friend-whoring for mw members.  almost to a person each of those people is in a "friends list" titled mafia wars and everyone in the mw list can see the minimum amount of info possible.   then i was invited by my friend phil in philly to join GFF, the mafia wars gay family and friends group.  after some friend-whoring i created a new friends list for GFF folks i'd taken a liking to or vice versa (usually versa...) so i can see their wall posts, updates, notes, etc. blah, blah, blah.  distinguishing between the differences is sometimes iffy and phil has chided me many times for never seeing posts or comments past the first display page but even when i look i rarely see his snide comments unless we're online at the same time.

about a month ago i got sick of mafia wars and began sending loot to friends before dumping the stupid game altogether.  then i deleted all my fb friends thinking i was deleting only mafia wars friends and so far can't be bothered to make friend requests so went from over 600 friends to 2.   phil told me he couldn't even see my profile with the direct link:

http://www.facebook.com/anhedonia

but we hadn't re-friended each other yet.  i told him i prefer chatting on the phone anyway.  one of the few activities i like on facebook is scrabble but i had to make another profile so i could, as it were, play with myself.  whenever i've tried to find someone online to play scrabble no one is there...   for some reason i can play scrabble using windows 7 with firefox and safari but not using vista which is what's on my "real" laptop.  so it's back to shisen sho. 

 
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2009, 07:31:44 PM »
I've ignored all the games and surveys. One former classmate keeps sending me "Yoville" stuff, which I have no idea what do with.

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2009, 08:24:41 PM »
I've ignored all the games and surveys. One former classmate keeps sending me "Yoville" stuff, which I have no idea what do with.

FB is very annoying to me, I hardly even go to it anymore, only to talk to my Family members out in sunny expensive ass California .....I hate that place, I'm glad I don't live there anymore...it was a nice place to live about 15 to 20 yrs. ago......
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #76 on: September 20, 2009, 08:25:55 PM »
I've ignored all the games and surveys. One former classmate keeps sending me "Yoville" stuff, which I have no idea what do with.

facebook offers a plethora of time-wasting crap like yoville and farmville and this&thatville and my personal fave, mafia wars (not to be confused with mob wars... whatever the fuck that is) and for each of them, guess what??  you can accumulate points or acres or cubic feet of manure or whatever by playing the game -- and if you're nearly dead and semi-conscious that suffices.  most poor fools (i.e., me) pay for some points in order to advance to a semi-desirable level.  then there are the "free" plans like gevalia coffee, buying homes for 12 cents & selling them for millions, using green tea to cure every possible ailment, more diet plans than you can shake a deep fried pork-chop at, and assorted other rip-offs that conveniently continue to bill you after you've cancelled the service... does anyone need teeth-whitening crap?  i have 4 or 5 unopened tubes of the junk.
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #77 on: September 20, 2009, 08:29:47 PM »
I like facebook because hunky Salvatore always throws up a lot of shirtless pictures.  LOVE that name.
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #78 on: September 20, 2009, 08:49:47 PM »
I like facebook because hunky Salvatore always throws up a lot of shirtless pictures.  LOVE that name.

i don't know about salvatore but once one finds one of the hunky homo links the world is his/her oyster.  i've seen profiles/pics of guys living in iran, pakistan, fukuistan, saudi arabia and tons of countries we in the usofa are taught to lump into the "evildoers" category so the concept of being openly gay is absurd.  impossible!! 

oh, wait, i forgot.  is you're sufficiently wealthy many of those taboos can be ignored. 

for a short, rather shallow period i was stud-hunting so made mafia wars friend requests based on the humpability of the recipient.  i've never claimed to have any depth.
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2009, 07:38:08 AM »
I find Facebook a bore.  :'(
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2009, 08:25:52 PM »
I love face book  :)

   need more   friends ????

 I will be your friend  :o

                  be well ,   Carl


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Re: Facebook
« Reply #81 on: September 22, 2009, 11:00:04 AM »
FB is nothing more than a playground for social misfits, who never leave home are get off the PC, if they did they'd find a whole wide wonderful world that really does exist, and not just on a PC screen.....can you say "superficial" ::)


    * Main Entry: su∑per∑fi∑cial
    * Pronunciation: \ˌsŁ-pər-ˈfi-shəl\
    * Function: adjective
    * Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superficialis, from Latin superficies
    * Date: 15th century

1 a (1) : of, relating to, or located near a surface (2) : lying on, not penetrating below, or affecting only the surface <superficial wounds> b British of a unit of measure : square <superficial foot>
2 a : concerned only with the obvious or apparent : shallow b : seen on the surface : external c : presenting only an appearance without substance or significance
« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 11:13:40 AM by denb45 »
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #82 on: September 22, 2009, 11:26:32 AM »
I'm a total Luddite.

I don't do face book, my space or any other on-line interwebs net social linky thing.  Unless you count these forums  ;D

The thought of joining in in this manner feels both self aggrandizing and scary.

I hand write letters.  If I want to 'chat' I visit my friends or have them visit me.

I am now officially 'old'.

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2009, 04:24:07 PM »
I am on Facebook, it has been nice to see how old friends are doing but like den45 said I think it is kind of superficial.  It seems like everyone that does a status update is boasting about what a good day and life that they have. I can't be the only one that has crappy days!
I found out my 20th high school reunion is next month from there, I still can't decide if I want to go or not?
I don't understand all the applications and usually miss half the stuff that is posted, but it can be interesting at times.

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #84 on: September 29, 2009, 10:59:16 PM »
PEEPS  on face book are a lot more caring than   AIDS.COM !

I may be a bit prejudice  BUT these people on face book have  known me for  many many more years!

  AIDS med is like a fantasy  land !

NOBODY cares to really want to know you !

FACES  are hidden !

 I like  AIDS MED    BUT face book   IS  more reality !

   Maybe ONE day People   here will not be so  scared  of being themselves !

   I find  HIDING ones face and pretending to live some where I don't rather  ODD to say the least !

    Privacy is one thing , LIEING about where one lives ..................  to  sorry for me !

                                                just me babbling !

                                                I will go back to face book !

                                               They LOVE me there  :)
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #85 on: September 29, 2009, 11:32:29 PM »
Facebook has its pluses and minuses. Just like AIDSMEDS.
I find it comforting on facebook to see slip shot superficial, but no less true, info coming from friends and relatives I've know throughout my life and different locations.  An auntie here, a college buddy there, a childhood friend, an ex-colleague, etc. 
Puts my current circle of relationships into handy perspective.

You can't expect the technology of a tool like Facebook to permit all that you want it to, just like you can't expect all those people who are your "friends" to communicate in ways, in life or on socialnetwork technology - that you define as "friendship".

Neither AIDSMEDS nor Facebook have a chat room, for example.  Remember that - live synchronous chat?

I enjoyed what happens on live chat.  Seems to be falling away these days as a preferred networking tool. People want piecemeal and at their own schedule.

Also, Facebook's interface does NOT permit long posts.  So, its bound to be superficial.

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Offline David_CA

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #86 on: September 30, 2009, 08:22:22 AM »
FB is nothing more than a playground for social misfits, who never leave home are get off the PC, if they did they'd find a whole wide wonderful world that really does exist, and not just on a PC screen.....can you say "superficial" ::)


    * Main Entry: su∑per∑fi∑cial
    * Pronunciation: \ˌsŁ-pər-ˈfi-shəl\
    * Function: adjective
    * Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superficialis, from Latin superficies
    * Date: 15th century

1 a (1) : of, relating to, or located near a surface (2) : lying on, not penetrating below, or affecting only the surface <superficial wounds> b British of a unit of measure : square <superficial foot>
2 a : concerned only with the obvious or apparent : shallow b : seen on the surface : external c : presenting only an appearance without substance or significance

Um, so you're calling a lot of us here social misfits without having met us face to face?  It's so easy to call people names when you've not met them.  Think about it; 99% of the people I interact with on Facebook are people I've met; how many of us on AidsMeds can say that we've met the majority of folks that we deal with here? 

Believe me, I know a "whole wide wonderful world" exists; I'm out in it every day.  As for spending all my time in front of a PC.... well, that's my job 8 hours per day.  I can pop in here off and on throwout the day.  I can do the same with Facebook.  Like a television, cell phone, internet, or other piece of technology, Facebook requires the user to actively participate for it to mean anything.

What is Facebook to us?  It's a way to keep up with real friends that we are only able to see once a month at most or once a year.  It's how we keep up with friends totally around the world from us - in New Zealand - or across the country.  I laugh at a lot of pictures and text that people post.  We plan social events like parties and get-togethers.  We share videos, pictures, and memories of past events (parties and gatherings).  Facebook is just like these forums (or any other tool); it's what you make it to be.
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #87 on: September 30, 2009, 08:39:31 AM »
Um, so you're calling a lot of us here social misfits without having met us face to face?  It's so easy to call people names when you've not met them.  Think about it; 99% of the people I interact with on Facebook are people I've met; how many of us on AidsMeds can say that we've met the majority of folks that we deal with here?  

Believe me, I know a "whole wide wonderful world" exists; I'm out in it every day.  As for spending all my time in front of a PC.... well, that's my job 8 hours per day.  I can pop in here off and on throwout the day.  I can do the same with Facebook.  Like a television, cell phone, internet, or other piece of technology, Facebook requires the user to actively participate for it to mean anything.

What is Facebook to us?  It's a way to keep up with real friends that we are only able to see once a month at most or once a year.  It's how we keep up with friends totally around the world from us - in New Zealand - or across the country.  I laugh at a lot of pictures and text that people post.  We plan social events like parties and get-togethers.  We share videos, pictures, and memories of past events (parties and gatherings).  Facebook is just like these forums (or any other tool); it's what you make it to be.

Well, whatever......I still think FB is very annoying I haven't been to it in well over 4 months now, hey I'm old school, I'm 53, it's nice to contact family members that don't live in the same State as I do, but other then that, I have no interest in using it for any thing else, I'd rather meet people in person it's less "superficial"  ;)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 08:53:22 AM by denb45 »
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2009, 10:55:01 AM »
New day !    :)

               I was VENTING   cause my new tractor  ( FARM )  big !!

           Was  HAUELED  away yesterday !

     I got it for my birthday !  Aug 22 .   I had an unfortunate  Accident  last week !

      It is my first  tractor and i got too familiure with it and  caused it great harm .

      ME  and the tractor spent a half hour in the  fire pit ! with a fire  going  :o

     Bob saved me and my truck is also  quite damaged !

   So what did I do Babble on AIDS MED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   This IS  my favorite  place !

   Unlike some of you that live in big wonderful cities  , I live in a town of  57 .

   I know I should NOT  accuse  anyone of any thing but love and caring !

                                  I will try more to be nice !

                                                                      Carl

  P.S.  last week at V.A. group I learned a nice fellow that used to come has lost his mental
         functioning !!!!!!!   This really upset  me !   This guy was fine last year and now he is
            Dependant on family and wheel chair ! Makes me cry to even think this could happen
          to me OR anyone of us !


                 I pray every night for a cure !

                                                                      :-*
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #89 on: September 30, 2009, 11:50:25 AM »
Now I'm just upset because David NC and Ford haven't sent me "friends" requests..... :'(

I need you handsome guys to 'friend' me, so I can 'impress' everyone with my friends list...LOL   ;D  This still seems a tad silly to me, but I am participating a bit more...still can't think of anything to write, that I would deem worthy of spending the time on.   Plus, I do confess, I am kind of ignorant about it, and not sure who can see what....so that kind of messes with me....

I get a few friend requests from people that I have NO IDEA who they are....I guess it's because we have mutual friends....??

I did post a few pics of me and the partner at the County Fair, the one where I cracked a rib on one of the rides....I decided I am way too old and too bony to be riding old rickety carnival rides....
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 11:52:08 AM by AlanBama »
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2009, 11:53:49 AM »
Now I'm just upset because David NC and Ford haven't sent me "friends" requests..... :'(


Don't worry honey -- they shun me too.

ps: go into your "settings" section, then the "privacy" section.  Under the "Profile" section set everything to say "only friends" -- do this with both the "basic" and "contact information" tabs at the top, and always be sure after changing these settings to hit "save changes".

Also, under "Privacy > Search" section you can make it so when people do a search for your name all they can see is your profile picture, and simple links to request you as a friend and send a message.  If you don't wish for others to be able to see who is on your friends list this is where you change that.  Also, if you don't want people from college and high school contacting you then this section is where you can deselect those options.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 12:00:49 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #91 on: September 30, 2009, 01:32:30 PM »
OK, that is how mine is set, so I should be o.k.

Thanks honey!  (PS  you can add me too, I'll send you a pm)
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2009, 02:49:57 PM »
...
I hand write letters.  If I want to 'chat' I visit my friends or have them visit me.
...

letters?  like A, B, C, et cetera?  i can't write legibly any more so use PC and printer or email to communicate via the written word.   

i hate chat and IM because i can't type quickly AND accurately but anal-retentiveness simply forces me to correct typos before pressing the enter key.  i only began cell phone texting last year after getting a new phone with full keyboard.  using number keys is far too much a pain in the derriere.
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Re: Facebook
« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2009, 06:23:29 PM »
Now I'm just upset because David NC and Ford haven't sent me "friends" requests..... :'(

Don't worry honey -- they shun me too.

North Carolina men are such snobs!

Seriously I have yet to invite anyone to be friends yet. I guess I'm a cyber wallflower. I'll have to search for you guys.

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Re: Facebook
« Reply #94 on: September 30, 2009, 07:53:17 PM »
Now I'm just upset because David NC and Ford haven't sent me "friends" requests..... :'(

Now Alan, I let people send ME friend requests; I like the attention!  :D  Seriously, PM me your Facebook name.

Don't worry honey -- they shun me too.

Same to you; send me your FB name.  NC men can be snobs, but it's just a front; we're actually really nice guys... and hot, too! ;D
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