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Facebook, MySpace et al (aka the 'Geez I'm just old' thread)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Understandable, but in the technology age we're in it makes sense. I'm not condoning it, but what can you do?
  2. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Thing is, I get by just fine without all this (what I see as) useless technology.

    I network the old fashioned way: Phone, at events, through exchanging business cards, etc.
    I don't own a cell phone.
    I don't own an iPod.
    I don't own (never have owned) any video game system.

    Now, I do have my resume online, two e-mail accounts and Limwire, which my fiancee uses WAY more than I do. But that's about all I have/use.

    I'm with Jackson Beauregard; I just don't know why my personal life, photos, likes dislikes etc. needs to be online for anyone in the world to see.
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    If you don't want everyone else to see it, you can make it private for a select few.

    It's not that difficult.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    The one thing I really liked about it was the ability to share recent photos of me and what I was doing with a large group of people at once.
    Like when I first moved to Texas I was able to take photos of the town I moved to, the area, the lack of mountains, trees and water and let my family and friends see them without having to send out giant e-mails or prints.
    Then again I deleted my myspace account because I realized I was already talking to all the friends I cared to talk to on the phone.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Useless for you, maybe. Doesn't mean it has no use.

    Or that those who choose to utilize that technology are "weird," as has been stated on this thread (let alone "teens, dirty old men and attention whores. ::))

    Just seems that those who judge others who are on those sites have a ton of misconceptions about what it is, and what regular, everyday people can use it for.
  6. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    It's really quite simple. If you don't like it or agree with it don't use it. If you want to use it use it. End of argument. Yes?
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    It doesn't hurt to go outside and make some friends.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I signed up for facebook only to look at the pages of some of the athletes at the school I cover. Pointless, I suppose, since I don't have an e-mail address within the school's network, so I can't look at them anyway.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Most people with myspace/facebook accounts do go outside and make friends. It's just another way of making friends, and frankly, way better than sitting in a bar getting hit on by drunken fools after work.
  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

  11. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Which teams? Girls' volleyball? Boys' swimming?
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think you're giving us drunken fools a bad rap.
    Some of us are nice.
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