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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

you wanna see updates from friends and wanna get news about your favorite bands yet hate facebook?
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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

You are doing it wrong.

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A guy I know died last year. His birthday would have been tomorrow. Someone with close to 2500 friends posted this:

Happy Birthday! Hoping you have a great day - with many happy returns!

I just commented: dude...

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A guy I know died last year. His birthday would have been tomorrow. Someone with close to 2500 friends posted this:

Happy Birthday! Hoping you have a great day - with many happy returns!

I just commented: dude...

lol jeez
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A guy I know died last year. His birthday would have been tomorrow. Someone with close to 2500 friends posted this:

Happy Birthday! Hoping you have a great day - with many happy returns!

I just commented: dude...

lol jeez

He's got over 50 birthday wishes from people oblivious to the fact that he's dead. Really a sad commentary on social media, imo. I constantly refuse friend requests from people I don't know on FB and LinkedIn. I don't get the obsession with accumulating "friends"

eta: here's a good one: There some days that everything goes wrong. TODAY ISN'T 1 OF THEM! Have a great day Chip...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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A guy I know died last year. His birthday would have been tomorrow. Someone with close to 2500 friends posted this:

Happy Birthday! Hoping you have a great day - with many happy returns!

I just commented: dude...

lol jeez

He's got over 50 birthday wishes from people oblivious to the fact that he's dead. Really a sad commentary on social media, imo. I constantly refuse friend requests from people I don't know on FB and LinkedIn. I don't get the obsession with accumulating "friends"

eta: here's a good one: There some days that everything goes wrong. TODAY ISN'T 1 OF THEM! Have a great day Chip...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Why doesn't a family member or someone get the fb page removed, or if they want to put it out there, that he passed. :shrug:

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A guy I know died last year. His birthday would have been tomorrow. Someone with close to 2500 friends posted this:

Happy Birthday! Hoping you have a great day - with many happy returns!

I just commented: dude...

lol jeez

He's got over 50 birthday wishes from people oblivious to the fact that he's dead. Really a sad commentary on social media, imo. I constantly refuse friend requests from people I don't know on FB and LinkedIn. I don't get the obsession with accumulating "friends"

eta: here's a good one: There some days that everything goes wrong. TODAY ISN'T 1 OF THEM! Have a great day Chip...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Why doesn't a family member or someone get the fb page removed, or if they want to put it out there, that he passed. :shrug:

His brother posted the news when it happened (died during heart surgery) and there are probably 100 messages of condolences. They probably should have taken out his birthday but didn't think of it, I guess.

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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

you wanna see updates from friends and wanna get news about your favorite bands yet hate facebook?

Yea, this is puzzling.

I tired quickly of the politics and drama and similar, and got rid of that garbage. To me, FB is communicating with a few people, seeing family/friend pics, and getting info on stuff that I like. There's nothing to get sick of if you leave it at that.

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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

you wanna see updates from friends and wanna get news about your favorite bands yet hate facebook?

Yea, this is puzzling.

I tired quickly of the politics and drama and similar, and got rid of that garbage. To me, FB is communicating with a few people, seeing family/friend pics, and getting info on stuff that I like. There's nothing to get sick of if you leave it at that.

Exactly. I have around 100 friends, if that on FB. About 98% of them are actual friends I've gone to school with, worked with or hang out with. Or family.

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I don't get folks who accept friends request from folks they don't know, unless they've messaged or found they have something in common and want to keep tabs on it. Just plain strangers to bump your friend account is stupid especially if you post personal stuff.

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I don't get folks who accept friends request from folks they don't know, unless they've messaged or found they have something in common and want to keep tabs on it. Just plain strangers to bump your friend account is stupid especially if you post personal stuff.

This person has asked me several times to be friends.

:donotknow:

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I don't get folks who accept friends request from folks they don't know, unless they've messaged or found they have something in common and want to keep tabs on it. Just plain strangers to bump your friend account is stupid especially if you post personal stuff.

This person has asked me several times to be friends.

:donotknow:

Might be worth accepting, then de-friend when you find out it's really a 400 pound dude.

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I don't get folks who accept friends request from folks they don't know, unless they've messaged or found they have something in common and want to keep tabs on it. Just plain strangers to bump your friend account is stupid especially if you post personal stuff.

This person has asked me several times to be friends.

:donotknow:

Well, reading her Nov posts, seems she wants attention., along with all those selfies posted.

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Do you have friends that you won't add just to avoid tedious arguments?

One of the smartest guys I know is a conservative republican. I like hanging out with him, and I enjoy our debates. But I use Facebook to post my liberal commie rants, and I really am not interested in arguing about these things on FB.

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Do you have friends that you won't add just to avoid tedious arguments?

One of the smartest guys I know is a conservative republican. I like hanging out with him, and I enjoy our debates. But I use Facebook to post my liberal commie rants, and I really am not interested in arguing about these things on FB.

I've sorted people into lists so business connections don't see my personal posts.

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Do you have friends that you won't add just to avoid tedious arguments?

One of the smartest guys I know is a conservative republican. I like hanging out with him, and I enjoy our debates. But I use Facebook to post my liberal commie rants, and I really am not interested in arguing about these things on FB.

I've sorted people into lists so business connections don't see my personal posts.

My friend is a high-paid accountant by day and a metalhead by night. He has two separate FB accounts.

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steve then you dishonor your ancestors by not knowing what really happened....because jeff davis never swore allegiance to the yankee government after spending 2 years in a yankee prision and he never swore allegiance to the yankee government which means the confederate government never surrendered and to this day the confederacy is under yankee occupation and lee never signed a surrender of the confederate government or his army what he signed was a ciese fire agreement because both armies were nearly destroyed and it was an effort to avoid more bloodshed and nobody really surrendered so we are a nation still under illegal yankee occupation! and i will fight the yankee occupiers til my dyin day and liberation from the yankee occupation will be a great day for all southerners.

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steve then you dishonor your ancestors by not knowing what really happened....because jeff davis never swore allegiance to the yankee government after spending 2 years in a yankee prision and he never swore allegiance to the yankee government which means the confederate government never surrendered and to this day the confederacy is under yankee occupation and lee never signed a surrender of the confederate government or his army what he signed was a ciese fire agreement because both armies were nearly destroyed and it was an effort to avoid more bloodshed and nobody really surrendered so we are a nation still under illegal yankee occupation! and i will fight the yankee occupiers til my dyin day and liberation from the yankee occupation will be a great day for all southerners.

Who knew that Facebook existed in 1879?

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steve then you dishonor your ancestors by not knowing what really happened....because jeff davis never swore allegiance to the yankee government after spending 2 years in a yankee prision and he never swore allegiance to the yankee government which means the confederate government never surrendered and to this day the confederacy is under yankee occupation and lee never signed a surrender of the confederate government or his army what he signed was a ciese fire agreement because both armies were nearly destroyed and it was an effort to avoid more bloodshed and nobody really surrendered so we are a nation still under illegal yankee occupation! and i will fight the yankee occupiers til my dyin day and liberation from the yankee occupation will be a great day for all southerners.

Who knew that Facebook existed in 1879?

See, I live to read #### like that.

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steve then you dishonor your ancestors by not knowing what really happened....because jeff davis never swore allegiance to the yankee government after spending 2 years in a yankee prision and he never swore allegiance to the yankee government which means the confederate government never surrendered and to this day the confederacy is under yankee occupation and lee never signed a surrender of the confederate government or his army what he signed was a ciese fire agreement because both armies were nearly destroyed and it was an effort to avoid more bloodshed and nobody really surrendered so we are a nation still under illegal yankee occupation! and i will fight the yankee occupiers til my dyin day and liberation from the yankee occupation will be a great day for all southerners.

Who knew that Facebook existed in 1879?

See, I live to read #### like that.

I think this is amusing in a Mel Brooks film. In real like it just freaks me out.

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I don't use Facebook much anymore, because anyone with a brain knows that Facebook is terrible. Apart from the long-standing complaints about privacy and insufferable people posting pictures of their own feet from a ####### beach, it's really only useful as a one-time thing. You make your account. You look up old classmates. And you either a) see if they still look good and then go gratify yourself to any long-dormant sexual fantasies, or b) contact those people, re-kindle your friendship, and then continue that relationship in a place that is NOT Facebook. You meet them for a drink. You email them. You text them. You ask them for a job.

Once you've fully mined your past and taken away the contacts you wanted, Facebook becomes useless. It's like having a Twitter feed populated by 500 people you can't stand, all set to a design layout that's about as cheerful as a Pyongyang skyscraper.

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And so my own account is pretty much an empty ghost ship—a runaway beer blimp with no one manning the controls. It's there… but it's waiting to die. I suspect that I am not the only one with an account like this. People have been speculating about the death of Facebook for a long time now: It's already staring down superior competition from Snapchat and Tinder and the like. People want it to die, which is not a good omen for any business. And while the company remains a financial behemoth and can gobble up any promising startup it chooses, using Facebook proper is a burdensome, tiring, horrible experience. It is a spiritually dead exercise. Many, like me, have unofficially separated from it, and all that's left now are the ZOMBIES… the people screaming from an empty stage who don't realize that everyone in the audience has gone home.

That's Facebook now. It's one giant convention of sad ####### zombies. I know this to be true because I've seen the comments on Deadspin's own Facebook page, and they are ####### terrible. They are proof that anonymity is not the source of all online stupidity. Quite the contrary. Anonymous commenters will at least speak their mind, no matter how ugly the contents of those minds may be. But a Facebook commenter… that's someone presenting to you. It's a grand statement of ######tery, with a name proudly affixed to it like it belongs on a campaign-yard placard, which somehow makes it worse than reading your standard garbled YouTube comment from a five-year-old.

Here now is a brief listing of the distinct species of zombie left hanging out on your feed:

Political Zombies. This is the main strain of half-human left roaming the sun-dried Facebook basin. Because Facebook is public, and you're broadcasting out to all your acquaintances, it's your perfect chance to let people know that the abduction of that cat from your local playground is just another sign of life in Obummer's America, or to ask why that one news item in your feed is news, or to just type "smh" at random intervals.

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There's no polite way to rebut these people, be they liberal or conservative. You are meant to be the choir. The only polite thing you can do is hide their updates in your feed. This is how Facebook works. You re-discover people, and then you re-discover everything you disliked about them.

"Come See My Band!" Zombies. No. Never. Unless your band is Mastodon, I'm not showing up at Billy's Dirtpost at 10:50 this Tuesday to see you. Most Facebook notifications now consist of people handing you a virtual flyer that you will then immediately throw away.

Social-Media-Crossover Zombies. I see you, re-purposing your tweets in a desperate attempt to garner maximum responses. If no one on Twitter replies, maybe a dear old friend on FB will be, like, LULZ SO TRUE! Trust me: It's not the same rush. Half the time, your Facebook friends will just LIKE your comment without actually writing a full compliment, which is just so empty to me.

Month-Old-####-From-Buzzfeed Zombies. Or Upworthy. Or one of those FAIL sites. I have a friend on Facebook who I love who still posts Chuck Norris jokes. Today! In 2014! This is not the Smithsonian. You think I haven't seen that cat slideshow already? Keep up, man.

Mafia Wars Zombies. Did you win? Can we just declare the five remaining players winners so that I never have to be invited again? Facebook gaming died for me the day Scrabulous got banned.

Mom. Oh my God, #### OFF, MOM. I'm heading over to Whisper so you can never, ever find me.

LinkedIn Zombies. Now that he has re-introduced himself to you, you are now a part of this man's virtual Rolodex, which means you will get an alert anytime he needs a campaign donation, or he has a new salad-ingredient app for you to invest in, or he needs your social security number for an exciting new venture!

Advertisers. And you can go ahead and lump everyone above into this category as well. Facebook is not a platform for real, human communication. Like Twitter, it's a vast iron mountain of self-promotional garbage. It's advertisers talking to advertisers. It's some suburbanite showing off the only good Christmas photo of the kids he could capture, hording your envy. It's two-bit banner ads for CAUSAL DRESS.

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Picture an empty arena where the billboards can yell at each other. There you go.

Because Facebook is not about meeting new people, which is what the rest of the Internet is all about. The Internet is about reaching out into the ether and trying to find someone… anyone... who shares something with you. New friends. New lovers. New fanboys. New porn stars. Someone new. Facebook does not exist to help you find these new somebodies. It helps you find old somebodies and then, after the rush of nostalgia is gone, it helps you use those people for something. And that is why it's useless, and why it needs to be taken out back and have a shotgun blasted into its brain. It's the only way I'm gonna be able to close my account.

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I finally caved and set up an account because my kids are moving away in bits and pieces. Numbers of friends? Zero. Immediate family only. If you aren't a blood relative, I just ignore the requests. Makes it all VERY manageable.

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I have a conundrum. I kind of still want to see postings/updates from family and friends, but I'm mostly sick of FB as a whole. Problem is I get most of my news on favorite musicians, shows, etc from FB. I do not have the time to check all those individual websites. I don't want to miss tour updates or guest appearances on talk shows. Don't want to do twitter, same thing basically.

You can set up "Interest" lists and add just the bands, people, shows, etc. that you want to see, and they'll be in a separate feed when you click on that list.

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Been meaning to post some postings from an old HS classmate of mine. Most of her posts are instant classics. Case in point:

I know some people didn't understand what I was doing on Friday night. Because when I walked into service , there were forces there that folks couldn't see , so when you saw me dancing and it look like I was hitting at something. I was waging war against the enemy . , to clear up the atmosphere . He said one can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand , so this is why i was walking and talking but i was praying as well. You cannot stage a dance because then you are still in the flesh and it's to non effect , but when you go into the spirit and begin to dance this is when you tare down strongholds. I am a warrior , and I do wage war . I don't care who church I am in.

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Been meaning to post some postings from an old HS classmate of mine. Most of her posts are instant classics. Case in point:

I know some people didn't understand what I was doing on Friday night. Because when I walked into service , there were forces there that folks couldn't see , so when you saw me dancing and it look like I was hitting at something. I was waging war against the enemy . , to clear up the atmosphere . He said one can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand , so this is why i was walking and talking but i was praying as well. You cannot stage a dance because then you are still in the flesh and it's to non effect , but when you go into the spirit and begin to dance this is when you tare down strongholds. I am a warrior , and I do wage war . I don't care who church I am in.

Meds?

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Been meaning to post some postings from an old HS classmate of mine. Most of her posts are instant classics. Case in point:

I know some people didn't understand what I was doing on Friday night. Because when I walked into service , there were forces there that folks couldn't see , so when you saw me dancing and it look like I was hitting at something. I was waging war against the enemy . , to clear up the atmosphere . He said one can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand , so this is why i was walking and talking but i was praying as well. You cannot stage a dance because then you are still in the flesh and it's to non effect , but when you go into the spirit and begin to dance this is when you tare down strongholds. I am a warrior , and I do wage war . I don't care who church I am in.

Meds?

the holeh spirit, I'm guessing

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Been meaning to post some postings from an old HS classmate of mine. Most of her posts are instant classics. Case in point:

I know some people didn't understand what I was doing on Friday night. Because when I walked into service , there were forces there that folks couldn't see , so when you saw me dancing and it look like I was hitting at something. I was waging war against the enemy . , to clear up the atmosphere . He said one can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand , so this is why i was walking and talking but i was praying as well. You cannot stage a dance because then you are still in the flesh and it's to non effect , but when you go into the spirit and begin to dance this is when you tare down strongholds. I am a warrior , and I do wage war . I don't care who church I am in.

Meds?

the holeh spirit, I'm guessing

Yeah Holy Jack Daniels

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The class in my high school one grade ahead of me had a ton of hot chicks. Many of them are still very hot, and they post various pictures of themselves which I enjoy. I might like them sometimes, but almost never comment unless I'm trying to be humorous.

An old buddy of mine who works for the post office, and apparently has a really bad marriage posts a lot of inappropriate stalkeresque comments I have noticed. So a few weeks back my best friend tells me while we were fishing that one of the chicks had to get a restraining order against this guy for stalking that went well beyond facebook. He lives like 100 miles away from this woman and she found him standing in her front yard a few times.

:lmao:

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The class in my high school one grade ahead of me had a ton of hot chicks. Many of them are still very hot, and they post various pictures of themselves which I enjoy. I might like them sometimes, but almost never comment unless I'm trying to be humorous.

An old buddy of mine who works for the post office, and apparently has a really bad marriage posts a lot of inappropriate stalkeresque comments I have noticed. So a few weeks back my best friend tells me while we were fishing that one of the chicks had to get a restraining order against this guy for stalking that went well beyond facebook. He lives like 100 miles away from this woman and she found him standing in her front yard a few times.

:lmao:

Let's get some screenshots of the comments here.

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The class in my high school one grade ahead of me had a ton of hot chicks. Many of them are still very hot, and they post various pictures of themselves which I enjoy. I might like them sometimes, but almost never comment unless I'm trying to be humorous.

An old buddy of mine who works for the post office, and apparently has a really bad marriage posts a lot of inappropriate stalkeresque comments I have noticed. So a few weeks back my best friend tells me while we were fishing that one of the chicks had to get a restraining order against this guy for stalking that went well beyond facebook. He lives like 100 miles away from this woman and she found him standing in her front yard a few times.

:lmao:

Let's get some screenshots of the comments here.

They are mostly like this:

"Hot mama!!!"

"Your mom is a hottie." (picture a 14-year-old girl posted of her and her Mom)

"Stunning, always have been."

They are mostly innocuous and I never thought much of them until my buddy gave me more detail. Lots of PMs to several women who unfriended him.

If I see anything from him in the future I'll screen grab it.

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I've got an annoying friend who shares tons of pics of his kids. Now I've noticed he's found something called timehop. So now we get to see them all again apparently (with commentary on how he's amazed at how long it's been).

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I've got an annoying friend who shares tons of pics of his kids. Now I've noticed he's found something called timehop. So now we get to see them all again apparently (with commentary on how he's amazed at how long it's been).

%tbt

Now, THIS is a movement I can get behind.

You should bring it to your buddy - report back!

ETA: NSFW language in video.

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I've got an annoying friend who shares tons of pics of his kids. Now I've noticed he's found something called timehop. So now we get to see them all again apparently (with commentary on how he's amazed at how long it's been).

%tbt

Now, THIS is a movement I can get behind.

You should bring it to your buddy - report back!

ETA: NSFW language in video.

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I've got an annoying friend who shares tons of pics of his kids. Now I've noticed he's found something called timehop. So now we get to see them all again apparently (with commentary on how he's amazed at how long it's been).

13 Reasons Why I am Sick of Looking at Your Kids (You won't believe #13)!!!!!

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I've got an annoying friend who shares tons of pics of his kids. Now I've noticed he's found something called timehop. So now we get to see them all again apparently (with commentary on how he's amazed at how long it's been).

Now, THIS is a movement I can get behind.

You should bring it to your buddy - report back!

ETA: NSFW language in video.

Best YouTube comment:

%mom

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Just joined the cult 2 weeks ago, basically to create a Tinder account and stop getting weird looks from people when they find out I'm not on Facebook. It has been awesome seeing all the cool trips everyone is taking now that school is out and how much everyone loves their dad. Instagram seems to be where it is at. Young fit attention hos showing off their bikini exploits.

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It's really amazing how entrenched (and annoying) those crossfit people get.

This is thread-worthy in its own right. It strikes me as though I'm supposed to feel like a charlatan for only going to the gym 4-5x a week and running the treadmill/lifting/using the rowing machine on my own, and not posting cross fit pics/talking about it.

Sorry, my fitness != your profit center.

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