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Social Networking - What do you think?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 25, 2011.

How much time do you spend on Social Networking sites?

  1. On all of the time .. If I could post via brain waves, I would.

    0 vote(s)
  2. Frequently .. I visit other sites, but I'm hooked on Social Networking

    9 vote(s)
  3. Sometimes .. Can't say it's a big part of my life, but I'm connected

    48 vote(s)
  4. I dabble .. I don't really pay that much attention, though.

    92 vote(s)
  5. Won't touch it.

    66 vote(s)
  1. jacmyoung

    jacmyoung Hall Of Fame

    Sep 8, 2006
    Funny you mentioned this, the porn industry was often credited to have led to all the new advancement in the new media formats, from VHS to DVD to HD and Internet, and likely beyond:)
  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I never know where to look for porn. Used to be that you could just go to some video stores and go to the back room, but now?

  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Big article in the Daily News about it. Prostitution in NYC? Shocking....:lol:

  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    It really depends on your "friends." If they post something about once a day or when something truly interesting happens, then facebook and twitter can be awesome. You get to keep up to date with them even when you don't see them; re-establish old friendships that are geographically or time challenged. Also, I have gotten great recommendations for movies, books, TV, and more from Facebook referals.

    The problem is that damned games. While I got hooked on a few early on (and still am hooked on Scrabble), they are mostly a complete waste of time. And if you have friends who do one of the "villes" or "wars" you could get blasted with a lot of stupid updates. But you can turn them off and get good data only.

    I did have one friend who would post "I am going to make cookies." Followed by "The ingredients are in the bowl." Followed by "First batch in the oven." You get the idea. I just turned off updates from her and reviewed her page every once in a while to see if there was anything important.

    Like anything else, Facebook and Twitter are what you make of them. They are very valuable in a busy world but they can be annoying if you let them be.

    In a lot of ways, they are no different than this forum. :)
  5. gslater

    gslater Gone to the Dogs

    Aug 5, 2007
    My wife got me to sign up for a Facebook account two years ago but I haven't logged back in since. I don't have a twitter account. I also don't want to give up my privacy by letting anyone else know where I'm at or what I'm doing at the time unless I specifically tell that person.
  6. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    Same here!!!
  7. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    I rarely, rarely use twitter.

    Facebook, on the other hand, I visit several times a day. I have family and friends spread all across the US and facebook is a really handy way to keep in touch with them from day to day. We can all exchange photos of our kids, and comment on what we're doing, etc.

    It doesn't replace more traditional means of communicating together, but it's a nice way to stay in touch day to day, IMO.
  8. kfcrosby

    kfcrosby Godfather

    Dec 17, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    Just an observation, but the NEW Facebook commenting plugin that makes the social network a viable competitor to the likes of Disqus, Echo, and the stock comment engines found in WordPress and other CMS platforms.

    See more here:

    We will be able to cross post to FB and the Forum....

    like I said, a super wild a$$ guess

  9. mluntz

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    I use Facebook about 5 minutes a day, and I don't have a Twitter account. If the purpose of this thread is possibly adding this to our dvr service in some way, do me a favor. Put it in as an app, and not in the menu. The Directv mail is already irritating enough!

    I'm sure many people would be interested in that type of service.
  10. ciurca

    ciurca Godfather

    Apr 14, 2009
    I have both (see my signature) I love Twitter for being a news feed aggregator. I follow mostly sports writers for my home football team. Therefore, when I want to read about Ravens news, all the links are there. I also follow a few Android and IT blogs, which posts links. I rarely tweet, and certainly not about my personal life. Who the hell would want to read about a 41 year old accountant with 3 kids. Besides, those who tweet about themselves I find really amusing and self absorbed.

    I check facebook in the morning while drinking my coffee, or at night while ignoring my wife's tv selections. Mostly to keep in contact with friends of the past. There are some people that are absolutely ridiculous on Facebook. They feel the need to let the world know every part of their day. I don't care what they had for lunch, or their opinions. The worst are people who use it to gripe about their life or the world. I probably have at least half of my friend list on ignore.
  11. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    run a cisco ironport web filter at home, anything that is classified as "social networking" is not let past the ironport
  12. CliffV

    CliffV Legend

    Jan 24, 2006
    I voted "Won't touch it". The the category should have been "Don't touch it". I'm more of an agnostic than an atheist.
  13. JeffBowser

    JeffBowser blah blah blah

    Dec 21, 2006
    I use it, mostly to keep tabs on far flung family. That's what it should be for. In my mind, FB and Twitter are not valid business destinations, nor should they be, it's unprofessional.
  14. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    People said the same thing about TV when it was coming out. Once enough eyes are on something to become profitible you can bet companies will go there. FB will be eventaully be the frontpage part of business's like ebay became the stores for some.
  15. JeffBowser

    JeffBowser blah blah blah

    Dec 21, 2006
    For advertising, yes. I am forced to use the silly sites myself to advertise. But to do business on, distribute product, patches, critical knowledge, or use it for business processes beyond advertising is folly. What control do you have over FB? It's a freebie toy, good for advertising, but no place to conduct actual real business.


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