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    Facebook - curious if anyone else

    Just curious if anyone else shuns Facebook besides me? I tried it once but was REALLY put off my how much the seemed to know about me - I was getting all kinds of recommendations for "people you may know" that included people in my contacts and even people from years gone by whom I knew by never had any email communications with. Does Facebook grab information off your computer? How the heck did Facebook know all these people that I knew? Just scary, so I deleted my account. Also, in browsing around I was really depressed at the amount of hate and just nastiness I saw. Call me old fashioned, paranoid, whatever, but I'm not enamored with Facebook.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I don't shun it, exactly, but I don't get on much. I also didnt give my true name, DOB, etc.

    They do ask for permission to access your contacts (which I denied) but it's not obvious from the request that they not only keep that information but sell it to others. They also do things like run facial recognition against photos that others have uploaded, to learn as much as possible about you.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I’ve never had it and don’t want it. Personal contact makes more sense to me. Knowing that someone you know bought new sneakers at the mall seems ridiculous.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    I’ve never had it and don’t want it. Personal contact makes more sense to me. Knowing that someone you know bought new sneakers at the mall seems ridiculous.
    Well, I was just about to post about my new sneakers, but now maybe I won't
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have it, for family stuff. Never look at it, just go there when SWMBO says see what so-and-so said.I periodically go through ad delete EVERYTHING on my "page". It's stupid, waste of time and resources, and Zook is useless.Cookies can track you. You have to delete them all when you leave the page. Tracks all you do, sort of like Windoze 10, which calls it a unique advertising ID. Try posting about your sneakers, and see how many ads you get for....sneakers.I have had FBP for years that blocks all ads and kills a lot of Zook's ability to do the nasty.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Just curious if anyone else shuns Facebook besides me? I tried it once but was REALLY put off my how much the seemed to know about me - I was getting all kinds of recommendations for "people you may know" that included people in my contacts and even people from years gone by whom I knew by never had any email communications with.
    That is my stance, but I have never joined. Even then, they have a whole dossier on me from unwitting members. Facebook also puts cookies on your computer from unrelated websites you visit.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have an "interesting" story about my 24 hours as a Facebook member a year ago.

    PM me if you want to hear the gory - and scary - details.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I dont have it. I shun it for sure.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have it - maybe go on once a week. I mostly have it set for my groups - some of which are only on Facebook and a having a Facebook presence for work is somewhat helpful. I will say it is (mostly) really annoying for groups - hard to follow conversations - but it has a place in the food chain - kind of like tic tacs, small and unnecessary but when I want one it tastes OK.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have i minimal presence for car club contact. Very rarely post anything and am constantly being offered new friends you may know. They are usually people who are friends with other people who may have contacted me at some time or not. If you have it on your phone FB may be listening in all the time.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I do have an account but never use it. Like most of the above commenters it just seems like a waste of time and resources.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have it. Lots of BS on it. Use it mainly to see pics my daughter posts. Maketplace is overtaking everything as place to sell stuff.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have limited use, IE: just to see pictures of family. I post about twice a year. I seem to have the settings perfect now. I get no emails, ads, or friend requests. I don't want more links. I don't want emails, I don't want ads. Fake birthday and no picture.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I have it and use it for family and friends scattered all over. Helps to keep track of grandkids and great grandkids that we don't get to see enough in person. I don't get enough extraneous stuff to bother me much.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    On the radio this morning there was this comment.

    FB friends are most likely to agree with you but least likely to bring a casserole to you when you are sick or offer to walk your dog.

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    Or from an earlier time:

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I thought about going on it,but I've heard too many
    bad things about it.
    To get information on a lot of groups (like my old Fire Department),
    Facebook is the only way to keep up.
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I joined for an hour. That was enough for me. SWMBO has it on her phone. I let her keep up with everyone and show me any good family pictures. Then she can deal with all of the garbage on FB

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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I've an account, bogus info (not that that guarantees much anonymity). Keeps me up on the friends & fam, scattered across the country. Also a couple groups of interest.

    Much prefer forums, particularly this one.
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