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On 13 Aug 2012 at 11:40pm Battery human wrote:
Sign up to facebook, tell them who your friends are, what you like to do, eat, play, where you work, where you went to school. It's all motivated by our desire to connect and share with other people, the people we are 'friends' with but the end result is we have recreated ourselves as products for the multinationals.
Why is facebook worth billions? Because we, the users and our relationships are now just another commodity on the global banking market, battery humans is what we have become.
We believe it gives us freedom to express ourselves as a global community but that freedom seems a little too managed to me, we need to unplug.
It's time for a revolution on the web, one that is not for sale but is built by everyone, an open source, open hearted global community by the people for the people.
On 14 Aug 2012 at 8:39am Free range wrote:
On 14 Aug 2012 at 11:58am Ed Can Do wrote:
Nobody is forcing you to be on Facebook dude, chill out. Facebook is horrifically over-valued anyway because something like 40% of the accounts on there are either duplicates or fake, making them of no use at all to advertisers. On top of that, who ever actually clicks through on an ad they see on Facebook? If you think Facebook is an insidious advertising ploy then one hopes you don't have a Tesco clubcard or a Nectar card as they're both ways to track your purchasing habits. Heck, even using a credit card gets your every payment squirreled away somewhere to be used as market research later.

The trick is to just ignore the adverts. Social media is what you make of it really.
On 14 Aug 2012 at 5:08pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
And you come on an advert-supported social site to tell us you don't like advert-supported social sites.
On 14 Aug 2012 at 5:32pm Clifford wrote:
Aren't you being a bit Louise Mensch, Ashley? If we live in a capitalist system we can't opt out completely, much as we may want to. Have a look at what i mean.

Watch the video »
On 14 Aug 2012 at 10:55pm Deelite wrote:
Facebook gives us what we want (well, a large majority of us anyway) so we use it. You click on the adds if you like. I don't think that in six years of using it I've ever clicked on one.
On 15 Aug 2012 at 12:15am Lefty scum wrote:
So Cliffotd, you want to opt out of the capitalist system?? So no big corps to pay taxes that fund your benefits?? Get real man, even china has realised that cr@p doesn't work. This is 2012 mate. Grap the opportunities while you can. And don't say there are none, maybe not for armchair socialists like you that want it all given to them. Your future is in your hands. Fuc king loser!!
On 15 Aug 2012 at 7:43am Sussex Jim wrote:
My thoughts entirely, Lefty scum. The capitalist system gives one the freedom to go as far as you like.
On 15 Aug 2012 at 11:41am expat two wrote:
There might be some merit in that argument, if only 'big corps' paid taxes.
On 15 Aug 2012 at 2:00pm Lefty Scum wrote:
So tell me expat 2, did you immigrate to some socialist utopia??
On 15 Aug 2012 at 11:45pm expat two wrote:
Do you mean 'emigrate'?
Alas no, I moved to NZ. Only slightly less evil than UK Govt. However, there's plenty of places for sunken-eyed Right Wing nut jobs - when are you going?
On 16 Aug 2012 at 12:50pm Hate social networks wrote:
I know someone at work who has hundreds of Facebook 'friends'. When he went into hospital, no-one visited him, and he had to make his own way home alone after an op.
I do not use Facebook.
On 16 Aug 2012 at 10:43pm expat wrote:
Facebook is brilliant for stalking your own kids when they travel overseas. Expecially for the boys, who tend to have crap communication skills. Facebook really has it's uses. Expat 2, no thanks we don't need any more nut jobs living here, there are enough already.
On 19 Aug 2012 at 11:55am Double Topp wrote:
Facebooks gone down hill... I used ot be ble to throw sheep at people.... now I can't

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