mt99
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First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:06 pm

So, I finally took the plunge and joined Facebook.

Facebook has showed that my friends are annoying as hell..

One of them is a chronic poster of "funny" memes. (10 or 20 a day), the other is complete food snob, talking about the delicacies he ate on he previous meal, the other posts as soon her baby sneezes, the other re-sends the same "funny" memes as friend #1, the other one posts every single song that he listens on spotify, the other "check in" in every single place he steps foot it...

I don't think i can do it much longer...
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:15 pm

Welcome to the internet  

I admit I find it as annoying as you. I very rarely use facebook nowadays for that very reason.
 
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:26 am

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
Facebook has showed that my friends are annoying as hell..

That's the key statement right there I think...Facebook is not the problem, it sounds like you just got sucky friends!  

I have FB contacts that are annoying too but the positives of FB far outweigh the negatives. I have family/friends spread all over the place and FB has so far been amazing to keep up with them, organize events, and share info easily. It can also be a nice distraction while at work!
 
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:44 am

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
One of them is a chronic poster of "funny" memes. (10 or 20 a day), the other is complete food snob, talking about the delicacies he ate on he previous meal, the other posts as soon her baby sneezes, the other re-sends the same "funny" memes as friend #1, the other one posts every single song that he listens on spotify, the other "check in" in every single place he steps foot it...

Have you even thoroughly explored Facebook's settings? You can always choose to not have news feed from any of your friends (or only the most important ones).

I had a contact who for an entire summer only posted two things everyday:
1. Just woke up (no later than 9:00am)
2. I'm going to bed (usually after 8:00pm)

There are others who simply think of themselves as muses of inspiration and repost songs; others whine about the world around them; others just gossip; others speak about people indirectly (and that person my not even see the update), but most of the time, we just share funny stuff (memes in particular).

As for me, I like using Facebook as a blog: it's a place where I post my opinion regarding sensitive issues (politics, religion, etc.), where I post sudden and random thoughts, etc. Any one who doesn't like seeing what I post is welcome to either un-friend me or block out whatever I post. Simple, though to be honest, if anyone does un-friend due to differences in opinions, I pity them when they are out in the real world and find that the world outside Facebook is just as diverse.
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:46 am

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
So, I finally took the plunge and joined Facebook.

Facebook has showed that my friends are annoying as hell..

Good luck - LOL - I don't understand Facebook.

I joined to see what it was all about and within a week two dozen people I didn't know wanted to be my "friend." - it was all too needy to me.

So I tried to resign, but that's not easy. They said, with some reluctance I thought, they would accept my decision but would keep my username and password available for me for six months in case I changed my mind.

Then lo - more than a year later I got an email to say that "someone" had reactivated my page. It's still there, basically unused by me, but there is all sorts of information I don't want from other people.

I'm an anti-social animal, I guess.  

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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:07 am

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
One of them is a chronic poster of "funny" memes. (10 or 20 a day), the other is complete food snob, talking about the delicacies he ate on he previous meal, the other posts as soon her baby sneezes, the other re-sends the same "funny" memes as friend #1, the other one posts every single song that he listens on spotify, the other "check in" in every single place he steps foot it...

Hmm.. just peruse the first 3 pages of this non-aviation forum and you pretty much experience the same exact thing!

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 2):
I have FB contacts that are annoying too but the positives of FB far outweigh the negatives. I have family/friends spread all over the place and FB has so far been amazing to keep up with them, organize events, and share info easily.

Agreed. Got quite a bit of contacts that I can't keep in touch with otherwise. And also a great source of laughs when I log in. Lots of great shared laughter.
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:19 am

Just go on once or twice a week to see if any long lost friends want to contact you. And block platform apps. Do those 2 things and you have the pros of FB without the cons IMO
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 2):
That's the key statement right there I think...Facebook is not the problem, it sounds like you just got sucky friends!  

And that the worse part!! i have figured that our. FB has shown me how annoying they are. My foodie friend.. awesome person, i have always known the he likes good food. That great. But on FB all his post get into the excruciating detail of the food he just consumed (along with pictures - and the price)

He sound so snobbish and so needy.. makes me rethink my desire to be friends with him  
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:07 pm

I joined Facebook to share photos. Fun idea, I originally thought. Dangerous idea, in reality. I pulled down my Facebook.
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:05 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):
platform apps.

Forgive my ignorance, but what are platform apps and how do you block them?

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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:36 pm

Quoting mt99 (Reply 7):
But on FB all his post get into the excruciating detail of the food he just consumed (along with pictures - and the price)

Yuck! That would turn me off him immediately as well...but then I would just simply un-friend him and problem solved!

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):

Just go on once or twice a week to see if any long lost friends want to contact you. And block platform apps. Do those 2 things and you have the pros of FB without the cons IMO

Works as well. I see FB as just another tool...some use the phone, some use e-mail, some do face to face, some do FB. I usually use a combination of all of the above!
 
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:28 pm

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 9):
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):
platform apps.

Forgive my ignorance, but what are platform apps and how do you block them?

Many Thanks,

Most notable example: Farmville.

Basically games, quizzes, and other pointless applications that people spam you with. To block them, as soon as you receive an invite, decline it. The option will then appear to either block invites from the person or block the entire app.
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:54 pm

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 9):
Forgive my ignorance, but what are platform apps and how do you block them?

All those annoying games, quizzes, etc that flood your notifications. You get a ton a day and maybe only 1 real notification, really annoying.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 11):
Basically games, quizzes, and other pointless applications that people spam you with. To block them, as soon as you receive an invite, decline it. The option will then appear to either block invites from the person or block the entire app.

Even better, do this...

https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=211829542181913

...and block them all forever
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:44 pm

Its great for keeping up with far away friends and family. My job keeps me from getting on the road much so it works great for talking to people that I otherwise wouldn't have chance to. I had been getting a lot of the annoying applications and notifications, but if you look around long enough you can usually block most of them. I think its great.
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:02 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 12):
Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 11):
Basically games, quizzes, and other pointless applications that people spam you with. To block them, as soon as you receive an invite, decline it. The option will then appear to either block invites from the person or block the entire app.

Even better, do this...

https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=211829542181913

...and block them all forever

Why? There must be at least one app he could find interesting. I remember Airport Manager, Airport Madness, among others. Right now I'm hooked with Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:56 am

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 14):
Why? There must be at least one app he could find interesting. I remember Airport Manager, Airport Madness, among others. Right now I'm hooked with Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Well yeah I guess. If he uses FB strictly for communication like I did, he might want to block all apps instead of blocking them individually. Just a suggestion...
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RE: First 3 Weeks On Facebook..

Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:47 pm

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 13):
Its great for keeping up with far away friends and family.

I met one of my brothers on Facebook. I'm 40 and he's in his mid 50s. My dad had another family and I had only met one of my brothers once. It took FB to put me in contact with my other brother and now I'm good FB friends with him and his wife. That alone makes FB very important to me.

I really enjoy it for keeping up with friends all over the world. Yeah, you get some friends who have political views that don't mesh with yours, and I unfriended a couple of people because of that. Blocking things like FarmVille is a must because otherwise it'd drive you crazy.

So give it a chance and figure out how to filter what you're seeing to your tastes and you might just get some enjoyment out of it.
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