Facebook anybody?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Spitfire, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    Another rant.. in the last few days I've gotten 3 add requests without so much as "hello I'm so-n-so" notes, nothing at all. 2 friends of friends and one total stranger. Can't view profiles at all. So here's to the IGNORE button!

    Ok rant over
     
  2. martinsantos

    martinsantos Practically Family

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    The biggest problem with facebook are those folks that just want the biggest number of "friends" - but don't make any effort to talk, exchange ideas, etc. With these, the "ignore" is really the best button in world!
     
  3. :eek:fftopic: Did you ever end up reading the book?? Was curious if you liked it or not. Be truthful :D
     
  4. Geiamama

    Geiamama One of the Regulars

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    I'm afraid I am ALWAYS on FB. I am part of a little community of friends who are all housewifes with young children and, like me, don't get out much so it's a great way of having adult conversations without the palava of visiting. I don't have many vintage-loving friends to share with so please feel free to add me, all friend requests will be delightfully received :D I'm under George Harris and it's the same picture as I have here.
     
  5. bluestone120

    bluestone120 One of the Regulars

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    Bahaha...funny story...it turns out I was mailed a book-on-tape version narrated by George and interspersed with some of their routines. I have yet to dig my Crosley out of storage to listen to it. I have watched quite a few of their sketches, though : )

    I thought they replaced the "Ignore" feature with the less-offensive title of "Not Now"... We wouldn't want to offend our mouth-breathing stalkers, now, would we?

    Edit: Also, don't hesitate to PM direct questions : )
     
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  6. lol Well let me know when you get the chance. I'm reading it again myself :)
     
  7. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    They did, now how in the world do you get rid of the requests you don't want to have to look at again later?

    Rue that new photo of you is fabulous!
     
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  8. bluestone120

    bluestone120 One of the Regulars

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    I think the function is still the same, it just has a nicer title.
     
  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Yep, I recently opened an account for an obviously fictitious gent who just celebrated his 105th birthday. No problemo....
     
  10. jessesgirl08

    jessesgirl08 One of the Regulars

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    Yes, i am on FB daily, although i do it strictly through my phone as i do not have the internet at home *gasp* :eek:and i cannot FB at work. feel free to add me, as i have no one on my FB that shares my love of the golden era. I am also in a race with my sister as to who can get 100 FB friends first. lol i am at jesseandamandamolina (the name was just to keep creepy guys looking to flirt away:whip:-i used mine and my hubbys name)
     
  11. Chad Sanborn

    Chad Sanborn A-List Customer

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    Wow this place sure has changed over the 7yrs ive been a member. Please feel free to add me as a friend but do say you are from here please! :)
    ChadSanborn
     
  12. djd

    djd Practically Family

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    Me too :) DerekDubery
     
  13. TheLibrarian

    TheLibrarian New in Town

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    At least I am no longer the only person I know with no internet at the house! I don't own a television either. (I rather enjoy the expressions of horror on the faces of small children when I tell them that.)
     
  14. martinsantos

    martinsantos Practically Family

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    Since I started living alone, 16 years ago, I don't have a Tv set. One of the good things I decided.
     
  15. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    Finally found it, got rid of the idiot list piling up *whew!*

    I don't think I could live w/o the history and travel channels and TCM, even though I probably should
     
  16. NotsoGolden

    NotsoGolden New in Town

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    I have Facebook, and I usually enjoy a good debate or themed discussion from time to time. I'd love to have some fellow Golden Era lovers on there. Hit me up for my link on PM.
     
  17. bluestone120

    bluestone120 One of the Regulars

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    I've also been more than alright without cable...although I did love the History Channel...

    But anyway: Facebook. Will we all still have profiles 10 years from now?
     
  18. Pompidou

    Pompidou One Too Many

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    I imagine we'll all be on the latest best thing. Goldman Sachs has a ludicrous amount of faith in the company, but the users are growing wary of a never ending line of privacy concerns. How Facebook fares in the future is anybody's guess. Their partnership with Zynga Games will keep them going for the foreseeable future, at least. Farmville and the other social games have a massive fanbase.
     
  19. bluestone120

    bluestone120 One of the Regulars

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    I'm sure you've already heard the scoop on those games (child-neglect due to parental obsession). One woman shook her baby to death because he wouldn't stop screaming during her Farmville session, and a Korean couple let their infant daughter starve to death because they were too busy raising a virtual baby.

    We love our irony.

    Links:
    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-10-27/story/jacksonville-mom-shakes-baby-interrupting-farmville-pleads-guilty-murder
    http://www.boston.com/community/moms/blogs/child_caring/2010/03/couples_baby_dies_while_they_raise_virtual_child.html
     
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  20. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    GS is fickleness personified; they'll drop FB like a bad habit, in a NY minute....the moment the new girl in town flashes a smile...
     

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