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01-23-2010, 09:39 AM
How many of you peeps Facebook?
I've met several old WW2 vets through FB. Just started months ago, always frowned on stuff like that.
I assume it's fairly safe, what was great I found all my high school friends. We actually had a get together this week..made me feel old and young at the same time.
And my old GF that I almost married out of school was there and it reminded me of Garth's song.."thank God for unanswered prayers." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Not juding her, but wow, I didn't even know who she was....looked at my gal and felt lucky.
01-23-2010, 11:29 AM
I am, but find it to be rather... um, blah. I actually use it instead of email to talk with a few of my old college buddies, it keeps the clutter out. I too hear from people I haven't seen or heard from (or cared much about) in years. It's the old "I want to be associated with you but don't want to bother writing anything." Bah! Go away, people! If you don't care enough to write, quit wasting my time and leave me alone.
Other than that, I don't update it or anything. If someone really cares that much what I do, they desperately need to get a life. That and the security factor. You're more trusting than I of "the internet". I'm not about to announce to the world the who's what's and where's of me as some do. No way.
Who knows, maybe when I'm older I'll open up a bit, when/if they do. Not too likely, though.
01-23-2010, 03:11 PM
I'm smart enough not to put anything online I don't won't someone to know. Still, today, if someone really wants to know about someone, a few bucks and I can get your life history.
Still got my roof covered in tinfoil though, cause I worry about that Wernher fellow here.
01-23-2010, 04:49 PM
I was on there, deleted my profile however due to all these annoying "requests" for farm town and mafia wars and all this other garbage, that and friend requests from people i've never heard of. Too much time and trouble for the little rewards of staying in touch with a few friends. Just regular email now.
01-23-2010, 05:17 PM
I have an unfortunate sligh addiction to it.
I enjoy being able ot keep up with people I otherwise wouldn't see.
01-23-2010, 07:04 PM
I like it better than myspace. I also set up a business website with FB and it doe's better than yellow pages for a few bucks, compared to thousands.
Course I'm addicted to youtube bango players.
01-24-2010, 06:11 AM
I'm with pharmman17 on this one. I keep to myself on my side of the street and I expect my neighbours to keep to them selves on their side. (There are only 6 houses on my street including mine.)
01-24-2010, 07:09 AM
You do have to be careful. One lady that was disabled to to some severe depression, but I mean she went through the ringer, entire family killed, ect..
Her insurance company found pictures of her smiling on FB and dropped her coverage saying she wasn't depressed.
Employers love to look. Still, you have enough security features to block anyone you don't want, but most never figure how to use them.
01-28-2010, 02:43 AM
I just started using it due to my little brother constantly sending me invites.
MEH, I keep calling him little. Even though he is larger than myself.
MWolfe is correct... If you sign up there, don't open everything to everybody. Keep it open only to those you trust and have sent friend requests to.
My business is my business and I'm not going to share it with just any old somebody.
It's bad enough that my Ex knows the exact moment I roll into town for a visit. So, I'm not going to be providing her with any info on my current life style. No way in hell!
Alot of cousins are on there and one of them has like 90 friends. If you communicate with all of them,well, you just took on a full time job with no pay. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
01-29-2010, 12:06 AM
Still, today, if someone really wants to know about someone, a few bucks and I can get your life history.
You make a good point, MWolfe. I'm thinking that most won't have the inclination to do that though, and I'm certainly not going to provide it free-for-nothing!
02-01-2010, 01:41 PM
I plainy refuse to give any info out to banks, stores, etc..
Facebook, Twitter..etc.. = waste of brain space.
I receive no junk mail, stupid friends.. blah blah blah...
Very few bozos know about me.
I have a real life
02-01-2010, 03:37 PM
I guess people differ. I don't post much on it, but I love it as a business tool and a personal page. Most people dont'want to look at my pictures anyway, on the other hand, my wife has enough friends to fill a stadium.
I've found more long lost friends than I could remember. We even had another get together, sorta like a lil reunion where about 12 of my old high school friends got together for a party.
I can see new pictures everyday of my grandbabies.
Amazing how people change that you haven't seen in 26 years...It was a good time.
And if you'll use the simple security features correctly, you want have any problems.
Not like I'm gonna put my bank account on it or other info on it. You do have to be careful with adware.
02-01-2010, 04:09 PM
How many of you peeps Facebook?
Nevah! No weblogs about my personal BS on the internet for me thanks. I'm the exact opposite. I prefer to keep personal info OFF the internet.
02-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Arrrmen, says I.
02-03-2010, 08:31 PM
If I wanted the whole wide world to know something about me I would just tell my sister, no need for Facebook. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
02-04-2010, 01:59 PM
I have one for friends, i use it but its pretty much a waste.Ah well.
02-04-2010, 05:51 PM
If someone really cares that much what I do, they desperately need to get a life. That and the security factor. You're more trusting than I of "the internet". I'm not about to announce to the world the who's what's and where's of me as some do. No way.
Who knows, maybe when I'm older I'll open up a bit, when/if they do. Not too likely, though. Well, I was going to say how and why I don't bother with any of that social networking crap but, PhantomKira stole my reply. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
02-05-2010, 02:06 PM
Well, if you're gonna take advantage of SH5's new facebook page,,,lol.
Still love FB as a business tool. Compared to 1000's of dollars for yellow page ad and no one even uses phone books anymore. I've done much better with FB, that any advertising method...Course, I see some states want to get rid of phone books, which is a good idea, save millions of trees, cus phone books are just a waste of paper
02-05-2010, 03:17 PM
cus phone books are just a waste of paper Yeah, until a severe power outage cuts your access to the internet. I already lived through "the great NE power outage" that lasted 48 hours. NY to Ohio, parts of Canada. I'm keepin' my (paper) phone book locked in a "fire proof/water tight" safe. One well placed terrorist bomb or rogue missile and it's goodbye contacts. That's OK, when it happens, I'll tear out any page you need and mail it to you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
02-05-2010, 06:37 PM
You really think if a terrorist takes out our communications the government is gonna have a working Post Office. All their equipment runs off computer networking....
Course I'm sure you'll have a smart arse reply on some other system that the gov't doesn't tell us mere citizens.
02-06-2010, 06:34 AM
You really think if a terrorist takes out our communications the government is gonna have a working Post Office. That part was the joke. No retort need apply. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif