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Old 04.09.2009, 00:51
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I finally took the bull by the horns and deleted my Facebook account a few minutes ago.
I think the word your looking for is "Deactivated".... You might want to read this, DB. It's not quite as easy as it seems to "delete" it...

Sorry, it's a blog post. I read the original article on MSNBC a few months back, but can't seem to find it now
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Old 04.09.2009, 00:56
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'Fraid not, still think it's fantastic, though I'm a little worried my family has found me on there.

I've been told I should be on twitter, and I've signed up for an account, but I haven't done anything with it yet, maybe I am getting old.

I'm avoiding Twitter like the internet plague that it is. I don't know anyone who'd be interested in hour by hour, 140 character updates of how my work day is going, and to be honest, if I did, I'd be more than a little worried for their mental health, and my safety.

The mistake alot of people have made is assuming that you have to be registered to view these "tweets". There was alot of information coming from Iran after the election debacle, so it does seem to have a valid purpose, but it is possible to view that without signing up. They just make it absurdly difficult to find the Search function...

It's hidden way down the bottom in small writing for anyone who's interested...
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Old 04.09.2009, 07:10
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

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I finally took the bull by the horns and deleted my Facebook account a few minutes ago.

Has anyone else lost interest in the tedious phenomenon that is Facebook?
I wondered who had de-friended me- it's you!

I like Facebook; like Cyrus I think it is fantastic. I've found people from over the years that I had lost and always wondered about but had no way of finding; I enjoy reading what is happening in their lives and even though I live half a world away from most of them, I do feel our friendships are maintained.

And, I've just recieved an invitation to go to the Canary Islands from someone I found again. who I knew in San Diego, who now lives in Georgia... yeah, I'm not complaining.
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Old 04.09.2009, 10:41
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Well, after not having bothered to update my profile for about three months, and not having logged in much at all over the summer, I finally took the bull by the horns and deleted my Facebook account a few minutes ago.

What a load of twaddle!

Perhaps if I was 14 years old, I might have a different opinion...

Has anyone else lost interest in the tedious phenomenon that is Facebook?
I'm hurt just as you had become my new facebook fwiend too

Anyway you HAVE to use facebook to get any point from it and I see you didn't errr really use it
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Old 04.09.2009, 11:05
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

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Well, after not having bothered to update my profile for about three months, and not having logged in much at all over the summer, I finally took the bull by the horns and deleted my Facebook account a few minutes ago.

What a load of twaddle!

Perhaps if I was 14 years old, I might have a different opinion...

Has anyone else lost interest in the tedious phenomenon that is Facebook?
Nothing but stress for me.

In the last month I found some photos of my old high school friends at a school reunion in August. Good God everyone looked fat and middle aged which simply depressed me for a good few days.

Then another friend posted pictures of her birthday party...to which I hadn't been invited!

And last night another friend, who I obviously quite like as a person, posted a very right-wing rant which left me in the dilemma of whether to respond to her idiocy or maintain the friendship. So far I have remained silent but spent the night formulating all the devastating "comments" I could have left, rather than getting some much needed sleep.

Yeah, could definitely live without Facebook.
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Old 04.09.2009, 11:10
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

Don't see much reason sharing my life with others, but I admit sometimes it's fun browsing through other peoples holiday or party pictures. Once every 2 months or so.
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

Most important thing with Facebook is to understand the privacy controls, as it starts wide open and you really should lock down who can see what. Though it seems common sense, cast a critical eye over what you are adding to your profile. Does it compromise your privacy & security and does it just make you look like a braggart attention seeker?

Anyways, my nice fluffeh facebook story is that a few weeks ago I was at a pleasant family dinner including my mother and two of her brothers. She hadn't spoken with them for 15 years after a family argument (big family, argument not with them). It more or less came about because I had made contact with some "long lost cousins" on facebook last year.
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Old 04.09.2009, 11:18
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

I started using Facebook because of work to keep with the social media phenomenon out there. It started with adding work colleagues and people in the industry and then friends and family jumped on the bandwagon.

I think its absolutely brilliant. I found long-lost friends through there, keep up with the industry gossip back home and I see my friends' children growing up through pictures. Its also bittersweet when I see pictures of events happening back home but definitely better than nothing. With its added security and privacy features, I am glad that I can now choose who I want to share my life and pictures with. So for me, FB rocks!
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

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Well, after not having bothered to update my profile for about three months, and not having logged in much at all over the summer, I finally took the bull by the horns and deleted my Facebook account a few minutes ago.

What a load of twaddle!

Perhaps if I was 14 years old, I might have a different opinion...

Has anyone else lost interest in the tedious phenomenon that is Facebook?
I have always suspected this and thought many times that FB would be a complete pain the bum so I never joined. Privacy is also a big concern.
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Old 04.09.2009, 12:16
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Most important thing with Facebook is to understand the privacy controls, as it starts wide open and you really should lock down who can see what. Though it seems common sense, cast a critical eye over what you are adding to your profile. Does it compromise your privacy & security and does it just make you look like a braggart attention seeker?

As Yokine points out, you have to be aware that it is definitely not for private emails and other sensitive stuff.

And understanding the Privacy settings is key. We've seen the one about the chick who lost her job for calling her boss a "pervy w4anker" after friending him. Then there's this lady, who obviously needs to understand the system a little better.
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

Facebook is great. You post up there what you want people to believe - job done.

And then someone posts images of you and tags them and control is gone

I have several Facebook accounts for various reasons. I even have some EFers as my friends now
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Old 04.09.2009, 12:28
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Facebook is great. You post up there what you want people to believe - job done.

And then someone posts images of you and tags them and control is gone

I have several Facebook accounts for various reasons. I even have some EFers as my friends now
i hope i have the real boxman as a FB fwiend?

And I believed all that tripe about your huge house array of expensive cars and loose women and the exotic holidays - are you telling me you are a sad little hermit living in a shack on a hill?

I agree re the privacy and have mine set high, only thing i don't like is the tagging! i have to police my friends all the time not to post tagged pics of me
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Old 04.09.2009, 12:31
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Re: [Social networking] Facebook phenomenon?

Whenever anyone tags me, I simply go to their photo album, and untag myself from any of the photos.

Similarly, I don't have a headshot up as my profile picture. I like to maintain a sense of mystery (Read: ugly as sin), but it's more so that potential employers can't locate my profile from my CV and see some of the plainly stupid things that end up getting posted after sessions, holidays, parties or what have you.
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i hope i have the real boxman as a FB fwiend?

And I believed all that tripe about your huge house array of expensive cars and loose women and the exotic holidays - are you telling me you are a sad little hermit living in a shack on a hill?

I agree re the privacy and have mine set high, only thing i don't like is the tagging! i have to police my friends all the time not to post tagged pics of me
you indeed have boxman added on FB
And I do have 3 Ford Mondeos
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Whenever anyone tags me, I simply go to their photo album, and untag myself from any of the photos.

Similarly, I don't have a headshot up as my profile picture. I like to maintain a sense of mystery (Read: ugly as sin), but it's more so that potential employers can't locate my profile from my CV and see some of the plainly stupid things that end up getting posted after sessions, holidays, parties or what have you.
yes but unless the potential employers add you as a friend and you accept they wont see anything but your photo name etc... and maybe friends list if you have that open to the public, you can lock it down to have virtually no information showing, for example I have a head shot of me on my profile but if someone searches for me they don't see the profile pic
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yes but unless the potential employers add you as a friend and you accept they wont see anything but your photo name etc... and maybe friends list if you have that open to the public, you can lock it down to have virtually no information showing, for example I have a head shot of me on my profile but if someone searches for me they don't see the profile pic
Are you a member of any networks? I believe that people on the same network as you can see more information.

Anyway, I prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to Internet Privacy.
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Old 04.09.2009, 12:40
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Are you a member of any networks? I believe that people on the same network as you can see more information.

Anyway, I prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to Internet Privacy.
I have that shut down too, all in the privacy controls my friend and as my name brings up about 10 million names it is like finding a needle in a hay stack
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Are you a member of any networks? I believe that people on the same network as you can see more information.

Anyway, I prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to Internet Privacy.
you can cut down networks too. It's getting better.

I only let Friends and sometimes less see my details. "Photos Tagged of You", for example, is also Friends only.

Simples!
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. "Photos Tagged of You", for example, is also Friends only.
that is still too much in my book i want no one to see uncensored photos of me! (uncensored as in me looking rough as hell during a night of drunken debauchery or other such situations)
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that is still too much in my book i want no one to see uncensored photos of me! (uncensored as in me looking rough as hell during a night of drunken debauchery or other such situations)
Or doing something which was absolutely hilarious at that particular time, in that particular company, but which, on the whole, if not understood within the correct context, could potentially be embarrassing... I know exactly what you mean
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