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What Do You Use Social Networks For?  
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 46
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2654 times:
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According to a recent short-term study, "Twitter tweets are 40% 'babble'" and "only 8.7% of messages could be said to have "value" as they passed along news of interest":

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8204842.stm

What do you use your social network accounts for? I never thought Twitter was supposed to be used for messages containing "news of interest", and I use it to post status messages about what I'm doing or other random thoughts, to keep in touch with a group of contacts that I wouldn't normally talk to so often.

The same goes for Facebook - except that this particular platform is becoming flooded with quizzes and useless groups that make it almost unusable.

What are your thoughts on this, and what social networks do you use, if at all?


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User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Thread starter):
What do you use your social network accounts for? I never thought Twitter was supposed to be used for messages containing "news of interest", and I use it to post status messages about what I'm doing or other random thoughts, to keep in touch with a group of contacts that I wouldn't normally talk to so often.

The same goes for Facebook - except that this particular platform is becoming flooded with quizzes and useless groups that make it almost unusable.

They can be used for many things. Getting in touch with friends, you can send out mass invites to parties or other social events. The best part is basically letting people know what's on your mind. The best site for this to me is not Twitter but Facebook. I think twitter is more for celebrities rather than the average person. But be careful how you use these sites because they have gotten people fired from their jobs, killed, ruined relationships, and gotten people arrested. A couple of these sites, including myspace, has been essential in murder trials.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8841 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I avoid Social Networks like the plague. I just don't like the idea of having so much info about me out there. I have family members who are on MyFace constantly, sendimg each other (and me) constant updates on insignificant events, trying to add more and more people to their 'networks'.

Well here is what happened to a similar person...




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User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 766 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2625 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
I avoid Social Networks like the plague

Me too. The only social network I use in Linked In for professional networking. Facebook is the worst of the lot.


User currently offlineYOWza From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Jul 2005, 4889 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

I'm on FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. I add people only if I really know them. I'm careful about what I put up and what I allow others to put up and I control viewer privileges like the Gestapo. I don't really have much to hide so...

YOWza



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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

I only use FB and so far have been satisfied with it. It has allowed me to stay in touch with my family and friends better and for cheaper than if I tried to do it all on the phone or flying to see them. At the end of the day, though, it's a tool, and it can be as damaging or as useful as you use it.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
Well here is what happened to a similar person...

That was a really dumb decision on that user's part but I don't think it's fair to blame FB at all. Like I said, it's a tool. The site does not force you to use it nor does it require you to publish any information you don't want to (other than your name for obvious reasons). You don't even have to post pictures of yourself or let anyone know what you are up to, or give "strangers" your phone number, address, etc. These sort of attacks against FB and similar sites are rubbish IMO; the idiots who get in trouble through these sites most likely would have gotten in trouble even if the internet had not existed.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

I have Facebook. I had others but I deleted them, too many profiles is a bad idea. But Facebook is getting annoying, I must say, as the everyone and their pets are on it now. I avoid putting too much information about me on Fbook though. I think that is important. I also restrict my contacts to people that I k now and family. I do not accept invitations from people I don't know.


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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1016 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

I signed up on facebook some months ago. It's a good way to stay in touch with friends and family overseas because virtually everyone I know has an account there. I make sure I don't share too much about myself as privacy is a major concern of mine.


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User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Facebook is good, except I agree, it's being flooded with quizzes/applications/groups that are completely useless and a total waste of time.

They should really do something about this, because it's getting ridiculous.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2557 times:

I signed up for Twitter eons ago, but haven't used it beyond a dozen tweets in the beginning. It's funny to get e-mail every now and then that people are following me ... 'cos I haven't sent any tweets out since April 2007.

Facebook and MySpace, I see no need for them, especially the whacked out pages I've seen for a few people.



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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

Primarily for stalking... and amusement...

As jokes aside, I just use Facebook to keep up with family and close friends... killed off MySpace and Twitter is useless...



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10897 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 2520 times:



Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
I'm on FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. I add people only if I really know them. I'm careful about what I put up and what I allow others to put up and I control viewer privileges like the Gestapo.

The same here.

I am on Facebook. I am on these two others also but never use them.

I am super extra cautious with FB never posting anything about my personal life.
I only post about topics I like (F1, music, travel, airlines, planes, picture albums that are always totally neutral). I don't post about my life.

The reason for this?

I learned that Facebook paid $45 Million for the rights of anything every person ever posts on the Internet. This is part of a sub grid that picks up and tracks to each person any Internet activity from posting on Twitter to anything at all. Facbook even owns the rights to the pictures you upload there.  Wow!

Make that 50.
http://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog/2009/...-pays-50-million-for-what-exactly/

Full article from the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...le/2009/08/15/AR2009081500040.html

Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online. And it cost them only $47.5 million.

 Yeah sure



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2517 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 10):

As jokes aside, I just use Facebook to keep up with family and close friends... killed off MySpace and Twitter is useless...

Ditto. While yes the quizzes/apps are annoying, I just have them set to "ignore" and I barely get spammed by them.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2504 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):
Facbook even owns the rights to the pictures you upload there.

Shouldn't that be their right?

Considering it is Facebook that purchases & maintains the vast database so that we can house & display our pictures free of charge... why would any protest Facebook's right to that material?

We do have the option of not utilizing their service... save the protests for something worthwhile.



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2489 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 13):
Considering it is Facebook that purchases & maintains the vast database so that we can house & display our pictures free of charge... why would any protest Facebook's right to that material?

If you send a manuscript to your publisher from a free-mail account, do you give up the intellectual property rights to the e-mail provider? Should Microsoft now get paid for the book you wrote?



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2451 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Thread starter):
What do you use your social network accounts for? I never thought Twitter was supposed to be used for messages containing "news of interest", and I use it to post status messages about what I'm doing or other random thoughts, to keep in touch with a group of contacts that I wouldn't normally talk to so often.

The same goes for Facebook

That's what I use facebook for as well...

Primarily just to keep in touch with former classmates from high school and college and to essentially let everyone else know what I am up to.



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2436 times:



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 5):
I only use FB and so far have been satisfied with it. It has allowed me to stay in touch with my family and friends better and for cheaper than if I tried to do it all on the phone or flying to see them

Same for me. Helps me keep in touch with family overseas, old classmates, etc.

And my band has a Myspace page, which is a decent venue for that sort of thing.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26985 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I have Facebook on the highest security settings and only 60 family/friends/old school friends are in my allowed list.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

I use the Social networks to keep in contact with old collegues & few friends.......The other things are unimportant.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 5035 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

I don't use any of the social networking sites as I think they are time holes. I have better things to do than to read about somebody typing a mailing label on Twitter.

Plus there are a LOT of nut cases out there, and most of them have accounts at these sites. Please, I encounter enough nut jobs in my daily life, I don't need any more of them.

If I have to communicate with my far flung family, we just call each other and share photos by e-mail.

And LASTLY, remember that once you put something out there on the Internet, it's there FOREVER!



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

I joined MySpace some time ago to, like a lot of people here, keep in touch/reconnect with old friends (and new ones too). But, I canceled my account there solely for technical reasons. Viewing any page other than my own cased my DSL modem difficulty and I got sick of resetting it.

I wasn't going to get involved in another social networking site but long story short...I'm on Facebook now, simply to keep the lines of communication open. Thankfully, most in my circle of friends don't really use all those apps and whatnot that some people here are complaining about.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

These Networks serve as an excellent tool to find long lost ffriends...Thereafter its Email & Telephone once those contacts have been made.
I recently joined facebook & managed to find 134 of my old friends from school/college/work days of many years,got their Email Addresses & cell nos and it helps.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2329 times:
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I selfdeleted my accounts on 2 social networks a couple of months ago. I don't miss them and I am not part of any other, except a.net Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2318 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Thread starter):
What Do You Use Social Networks For?

networking


plain and simple.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):

I remember seeing a discussion about this on GMA the one time, and they said how you should avoid posting things about your job. I am on FB occasionally, and I do not post anything work-related on there. If I do post anything, it's usually something like, "man what an exhausting day," yet even that could be a bit risky.

Now, to flat out call someone a "wanker" or any name really, is just ignorant on so many levels. I sure hope that person above is/was happy, as it looks as tho she just gave herself an inadvertent self-written/addressed/etc. pink slip...

Tsk tsk tsk...

Again, I use FB solely for social purposes, and I only have about 60 or so friends on there, while there are those who have upwards of about a thousand or more... Me, I could care less, always have and always will...



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
25 HAWK21M : True even on Anet I try not to reference directly.....Its always an indirect reference. regds MEL.
26 Rara : I love Facebook. Perfect break at work. The stuff people put on there cracks me up. All the girls posing on the beach and what not. I do, however, kee
27 FlyMIA : I use Facebook a good amount. I have friends all over the world, some I have not seen in a while but it nice to be able to keep in contact easily and
28 Post contains links Homer71 : I always stuck by my opinion (If you're over 30 and have a FB or MySpace account, you're a loser), but I am still bothered by friends/family about sta
29 JBirdAV8r : Ugh. Having never been a social butterfly to begin with, I only have Facebook, and visit it MAYBE once a month. I never accept friend requests from pe
30 Sudden : hahaha.....priceless! She got what she deserved though. I use Facebook as I live abroad since many years, and this is a great tool to keep in contact
31 HAWK21M : Thats what one needs to know when posting anywhere on the net. sounds like me......I type with my right index finger & use the left index finger for
32 BNE : I use both facebook and twitter, I find twitter a complete waste of time and really can't see the point to it. The quizzes can be fun but after awhil
33 ManuCH : It seems to be an unanimous opinion that you should be careful in sharing personal stuff on the net, which is also my point of view. I only tell the n
34 Post contains images SKYYBLUE : I'm shocked no one brought up the "dating" aspect of social networking. I know several people that have met through FB/myspace for something or anothe
35 Mike89406 : They can be serious time holes if one person lets it be that way. I think there fine if you use it for close contacts. I just got back from my 20 yea
36 Post contains links and images OHLHD : This comes to mind. I am on Facebook and it is funny to find people from my past. see more Fail Blog
37 Mike89406 : Wow! Yeah she's a winner. Mike
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