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On 13 Oct 2009 at 1:27pm Penguin wrote:
What is it with Facebook ? I know they are my friends, but what makes some people think that anyone else would be in the slightest bit interested in what they are having for dinner, or whether they are just going to work, or bed or whatever. Whoopee ! I do these things just about every day, but never feel the need to broadcast it. And who actually cares what score they got on some stupid game either ? Is it me ?? (maybe it is !!)
On 13 Oct 2009 at 1:36pm Prick Stein wrote:
It is!
On 13 Oct 2009 at 1:55pm Elvis the Gunslinger wrote:
I prefer it to Eastenders, the people that live their tawdry little lives through Facebook offer so much entertainment. No I don;t care about your hangover, what your neighbours cat has done or your relationship failing because you can only communicate with your loved ones via a "status update", and as for the the groups that spring up every other day, where do they find the time.
On 13 Oct 2009 at 2:01pm MC wrote:
I guarantee that you'll be using Facebook (or an app that succeeds it) within two years.... assuming you *do* have some friends.
On 13 Oct 2009 at 2:11pm Down and Out wrote:
MC - not me, chap. I've taken a considered decision not ever to take part in Facebook or its kind. I've got the email adds and phone numbers for my friends and that'll do. It's partly to do with the sheer banality of the thing and partly to do with personal information management. The relationship between Facebook, the CIA, monitoring click-throughs on ads etc to find out what you buy and what you look at is insidious, un-necessary and best avoided.
On 13 Oct 2009 at 2:39pm Phantom Journo wrote:
I see our lovely webmaster has a Facebook profile, there's even photos of him.
Webbo Lewes
On 13 Oct 2009 at 3:38pm Penguin wrote:
Thanks Prick Stein - thought as much. MC, I am already using it, and yes, a lot of the time it can be useful, fun and interesting - especially if you want to stay in touch with people that you don't see anymore. I was just wondering what it is that makes some people think that I or anyone else would be interested in such banal 'status' updates as what they had for dinner ? Especially when it seems so many people have hundreds of 'friends', although have no actual idea who most of them are. Why on earth would any of those people be interested ?
ps. Webbo is one of my 'friends'
On 13 Oct 2009 at 4:19pm Prick Stein wrote:
Webbo is one of my friends as well, good chap
On 13 Oct 2009 at 5:29pm Sherlock wrote:
I've got a niece who works in marketing. She conducts her life like a marketing campaign. She's at home with her second baby at the moment - every day she sends an e-mail to about 40 people headed 'Today's pictures'. She puts pictures of herself playing with the children on Youtube, with cute little headings. Needless to say, she lives in the United States.
On 13 Oct 2009 at 5:46pm Down and Out wrote:
I can't remember the figures, but I do recall being startled by the energy consumption of the internet and its impact on global warming. Seriously, how much CO2 is produced by utter un-necessary b*ll*cks like Facebook?
Or, er, this forum?
I'll get me coat.
On 13 Oct 2009 at 11:52pm expat wrote:
I agree it seems a waste of time, but I use it daily! It's the only way I can get my useless family in the UK to keep me updated on stuff. I watch what my daughter is doing in another city here in NZ, my son in Eastbourne, and an old school friend in the States. It's just easier. I've got a great farm growing too! B*llocks for some, useful for others.

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