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Anyone on Facebook?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Ray_Clum, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    I use Myspace just to talk to old friends from HS and I dont like facebook at all. I dont like the setup and I do use it but not a lot. I just use it to also talk to some HS friends.
  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    My brother and his wife are like that. They talked me into getting on facebook just so I can read about their every minute. I rarely post, I mean what am I going say " my dogs had good poops today", "I'm drinking coffee" blah blah blah. It's that it appeals to those that have a feeling of self importence and that their every move is of interest to all.
  3. barryb

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    Facebook and LinkedIn, pretty much daily.
  4. Italia

    Italia Godfather

    Dec 8, 2008
    I'm on Facebook.
  5. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

    Jul 16, 2007
    I'm on Facebook but not Myspace. We initially joined Facebook to keep track of family stationed in Iraq through sporadic postings. Since then I've found virtually all my old high school classmates and college buddies.
  6. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    I signed up on Facebook last night. It was interesting to see all the high school classmate pictures of people I haven't seen for 40 years. I haven't contacted anyone on it yet.

    I have been Linkedin for a couple of years. I get annoyed at the invites from vendors and others from work. I talk to them or e-mail them all day at work, why do I want to talk to them when I am not working? :(
  7. dshu82

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    Jul 6, 2007
    Same here.....
  8. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    I don't understand how you find people who have common names. After all, I invited all of youse guys to say "hi" to me and so far no one has. :(

  9. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    Hi! :)

    BTW, I quit facebook, so I hoped they deleted my stuff, but perhaps not.
  10. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    That's true...at work they invite me for a beer after work and I always say no. I dont want to see them outside of work.
  11. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
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  12. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    i'm on facebook as john buxbaum and twitter as sorahl and i use both regularly. I have synced up with a lot of folks from school - never liked high school that much... but it is interesting to see where they are now. i have found some old friends i lost contact with. We have also used both as ways to quickly notify family/friends of things going on that need immediate attention..
  13. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    I'm on facebook several times a day.... and I'm over 25. :p

    I'm not into changing my status every 30 seconds to let people know that 'I'm now drinking my coffee' and 'I've now finished my coffee and am refilling my cup' so that 'I can now drink my second cup of coffee today'.

    My status remains unchanged for a week or more, sometimes. If somethings going on that I think my friends or family would like to know about, I'll post it. If there isn't anything going on, I don't change anything.

    It's nice to be able to take 5 or 10 minutes and look at what my friends - who are now spread across the country - are up to. Who's got new pictures of their kids, who's expecting another one, etc...

    I'm not good at keeping in touch individually with people, so facebook allows me to post to a broader fanbase and keep them abreast of my life. And since alot of my friends are just as good at keeping in touch as I am, it allows them to post to the same group of people and we can all stay informed of each others lives....

    I don't have random friends, I don't have thousands of friends, just the people who I want to see what they're up to and want them to see what I'm up to. And for that, facebook is a good tool.
  14. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Having the Facebook app on my iPhone allows me to check it several times a day and I do update my status occasionally. I tried Twitter but can't seem to get into it. Facebook seems to pretty much do the same thing and I don't have time to run both.

    I agree though, Facebook is a great tool for staying in touch with a group of friends.
  15. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    Send me your email address, then I'll say hi to you on facebook. ;)

    It's either that or I just randomly start adding Richard King's until I happen to stumble up on you. Of course, the other Richard Kings might not enjoy that. After all there are "over 500" of them on facebook.

    I can rule out some of them... the ones in London England, and Waco Texas, for instance. And I'll go out on a limb and say the one graduating from West Albermarle high school next year isn't you.

    That's all in the first 50 Richard King's listed..... I could be at this a while. :lol:
  16. Tinymon

    Tinymon AllStar

    Sep 21, 2007
    I'm on Facebook. I even have it on my iPhone. I have connected with a lot of great people I knew in High School but lost contact with when I moved away.

    But the best part is that I can keep in touch with my sister and cousins without actually talking to them. ;)
  17. 4HiMarks

    4HiMarks Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Laurel, MD
    I've been on LinkedIn for a couple of years or so. I joined Facebook this week to see what it was all about, and since I'm a web developer, to learn more about this whole social networking thing. I'm not going to friend anyone here just yet. I may defriend some of the people from my college. Yes, it was a small school and a very unique and close-knit community, but that doesn't mean I need to be "friends" with everyone who ever went there.

    Twitter seems like a HUGE waste of time. I don't text at all. Why? It's a mobile phone, not a mobile typewriter. I can call the person instead of trying to type with my thumbs. How witty and erudite can I be in 140 characters?
  18. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    That's cheating. ;) The whole idea is to make contact with someone you haven't seen or contacted in years. How can you ask for thier email address if you haven't seen or contacted them in years? :)
  19. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    I just looked at my facebook page and it lists a person as someone I might know. The thing that we have in common is that we both went to the University of Minnesota. No year of this person's attendence was given. When I went there the University of Minnesota had about 40,000 students. Currently there are over 60,000 students. I wonder what the chances are that I knew this person. :lol:
  20. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    For some 20 years, now, I've carefully protected my online identity. Why on Earth would I suddenly put myself out there at this juncture for the silliness of MS or FB or any other so-called social networking sites. Doesn't anyone but me realize that such sites are virtual goldmines of detailed information for scammers, opportunists and sexual deviants?

    Go ahead, put your life story and pics of the kiddos out there -- just don't come crying when something unpleasant jumps up and bites you on the ass. :shrug:

    Frankly, my dear, I don't want my junk out there, and I sure as hell don't give a damn about old classmates.

    Just my .02

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