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Facebook, What's that all about?

Word_Warrior
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Facebook, What's that all about?

Okay, I can't deny it, I'm getting older and it's probably a young thing but.....
I've tried facebook and it was great for looking at my nieces photographs posted on her world tour (even though I told her she can add them to our web site just as easily) Anyway, I just don't get it. All this prodding and poking and so and so is now friends with and fred bloggs is playing some silly game and .... and ....
Is it me, or is it rubbish? Roll eyes
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James
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

All the random application invites are REALLY annoying.
But being able to keep track of what friends and family have been upto is quite nice Smiley
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

We used to write letters and postcards etc....but that's technology for you Roll eyes
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James
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

I used to have legible handwriting.
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

I dont like Facebook, But a pen and paper are all right if  Angry Sad
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

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I used to have legible handwriting.

Me too Sad
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

my typing is not that good either
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your fried can have it today

A bit better than some of the current posters tho
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Don't you have to register with the site in order to see anything Undecided
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Word_Warrior
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

Hand - writing - Oh I remember that stuff you can do on a graphics tablet when your fingers have siezed up on your mouse. Wink
I think mine has regressed to Block Capitals.
Can't we add polls to threads now? Can't seem to find the facility. Cry
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Can't we add polls to threads now? Can't seem to find the facility. 

we had a thread on this a little while ago, and I think "they" are going to have a meeting in a pole dancing club to decide whether to have a meeting or a poll on the subject  Roll eyes Undecided Smiley
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Can't we add polls to threads now? Can't seem to find the facility. Cry

You create a poll when starting a topic - instead of clicking New topic click the one beside - Post new poll
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Re: Facebook, What's that all about?

Facebook's original purpose was, I believe, to keep students in touch with their friends when they left secondary school (or whatever it's called over in America) and went on to university. When you consider that students might move to universities hundreds of miles away from their proper home, they are completely detached from all of their former friends. Of course, phone calls and e-mails are possible (and still necessary really to get an in-depth idea of how friends miles away are getting on), but Facebook just provides one other way of ensuring that university students can easily remain 'in the loop' with how their old school friends are getting on.
Of course, these days Facebook can be signed up to by anyone and everyone, so what I wrote above isn't applicable to all of its members. But, as a university student myself, I can certainly attest to the fact that it's come in useful - although, at the same time, I think the Facebook 'fad' is dying slightly; possibly because people were spending so much time keeping in touch via Facebook that they were actually reducing the amount of more meaningful contact (e.g. phone calls, e-mails etc.) they were making.
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........actually reducing the amount of more meaningful contact (e.g. phone calls, e-mails etc.) they were making.

....Going to the pub and talking face to face Wink
Don't we all spend far too much time on computers, forums (two on the go right now) Real human contact is the true social network. Talking of which, time to go  Embarrassed
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....Going to the pub and talking face to face Wink

But the whole point I was trying to make was that that wasn't possible for the people using Facebook as I believe it was originally intended - that is, keeping in touch with old friends hundreds of miles away. Unless you happen to know of a working teleportation device? Tongue
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Unless you happen to know of a working teleportation device? Tongue

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3811785.stm ; Tongue Tongue
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