General War on Facebook right now

Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Nigel, May 16, 2019 at 8:16 AM.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Jumbo shrimp

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    8,532
    Ratings:
    +17,170
    #1 Nigel, May 16, 2019 at 8:16 AM
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 8:40 AM
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Toelocku

    Toelocku Nationalist Populist

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2018
    Messages:
    590
    Ratings:
    +583
    • Agree Agree x 6
    • Like Like x 1
  3. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    • Agree Agree x 3
  4. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby I apparently look like a Jewish accountant

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    37,048
    Ratings:
    +46,973
    *their*
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. Nigel

    Nigel Jumbo shrimp

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    8,532
    Ratings:
    +17,170
    Most of the world is. We may all be hipsters who are over it, but sadly it's still dominant. Add in Instagram and Whatsapp and it's not close.
     
  6. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    Point remains.
     
  7. conor mcgregor nut hugger

    conor mcgregor nut hugger King beyond the Wall

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    37,602
    Ratings:
    +21,935
    I wish @Splinty@Splinty put a feature on TMMAC that led to automatic bannings through mass reporting.

    I'd more than happily stay up all night hopping from one IP address to another and sending reports in an effort to get that sloppy bitch @Sex Chicken@Sex Chicken banned.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
  8. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby I apparently look like a Jewish accountant

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2015
    Messages:
    37,048
    Ratings:
    +46,973
    Innit
     
  9. Wild

    Wild TMMAC's Most Handsome Admin
    Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    53,653
    Ratings:
    +108,214
    It would dent my 401k, but I wouldn't mind seeing FB and Twitter completely implode.
     
  10. Toelocku

    Toelocku Nationalist Populist

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2018
    Messages:
    590
    Ratings:
    +583
    I would divest in Facebook stat
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,985
    Ratings:
    +2,704
    I use Facebook in a serious capacity.

    I had a family member who was almost terminally ill last year and I used Facebook to coordinate not only family but medical appointments, updates, connect with services and more. I would not have been able to do all that without the service.

    I currently use Facebook to stay in touch with family who live far away from me, plan events such as my racing season, keep my calendar organized, and more.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Lars

    Lars Thor Shark

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    13,924
    Ratings:
    +23,828
    Deleted Facebook in ‘06
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  13. johnny longarms

    johnny longarms Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    324
    Ratings:
    +612
    what do you race?
     
  14. Yossarian

    Yossarian Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    11,994
    Ratings:
    +18,611
    If you use for the good, it will be good. But people invite cunts on their friend-lists, and then complain about FB. With all of my famly oversees it is nice to catch up with them on one place.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  15. Lars

    Lars Thor Shark

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    13,924
    Ratings:
    +23,828
    He races a schooner called “the blue nose.” It’s actually kind of a bit famous sort of
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  16. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    Our definitions of "serious use" are very different.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,985
    Ratings:
    +2,704
    Sailboats.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,985
    Ratings:
    +2,704
    Do you mean people who take it too seriously?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    Yes. More specifically I mean people who allow their life behaviors to be dictated by things they read on Facebook.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,985
    Ratings:
    +2,704
    Understood.

    I think another poster put it best.

    Like any tool, it's how/where/why etc you use it that will make it work...or not...for you.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  21. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    I'm concerned by how many people I've watched lose their minds on Facebook over stuff they read that are just products of the Facebook filter bubble.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  22. jerk

    jerk hard

    Joined:
    May 10, 2019
    Messages:
    70
    Ratings:
    +195
  23. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,985
    Ratings:
    +2,704
    I think the problem is that people have a tough time understanding communication without the nuances. Facial expressions, sound, context etc get lost on Facebook easily. Add to this that those who post often don't know how to frame what they want to say very well and it's easy to see how things go sideways.

    However, I suspect those that fly off the handle easily on Facebook, would probably do the same in real life/face-to-face in similar situations with only social morays holding them somewhat in check.

    I'm reminded of people who say, "I am just telling the truth" or "I just keep it real" who don't grasp there is a difference between telling the truth and being hurtful.

    Either way, I really enjoy Facebook, and I like to think I use to MY full advantage without being hurtful etc etc.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • WTF WTF x 1
  24. Nigel

    Nigel Jumbo shrimp

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    8,532
    Ratings:
    +17,170
    If it's free, you are the product.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  25. ConorMcGregorsBeard

    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    24,574
    Ratings:
    +25,585
    Facebook, Google and Amazon (among others) go well beyond that.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted