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The Ensuckification of Facebook Continues
Vodkapundit ^ | July 27, 2012 | Stephen Green

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:05:16 AM PDT by EveningStar

It’s official: Facebook is forcing us all to switch our profiles to the new “Timeline” format, whether we want it or not. I can assure you that, empirically, it sucks.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; stephengreen; timeline; vodkapundit

1 posted on 07/27/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

2 posted on 07/27/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: EveningStar

Wouldn’t know. Have never succumbed to invitations to sign up for Facebook.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 9:08:30 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: EveningStar
IMO, FB is nothing more than a fad gone wrong. A self imposed cultural Ponzi scheme. Only one outcome possible.

The only thing that might keep pounding on it's chest is the government as they see it as an amazing big brother tool. But I doubt all the kings horses... can keep it viable for more than a few years.

As above, JMO.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 9:12:08 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: EveningStar

Facebook...ain’t good enough to suck.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: nuconvert

Anybody that NEEDS facebook is a limp-wristed pansy with too much time on their hands.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 9:13:28 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: EveningStar

That’s been official for a long time. And really the whining is silly. Yeah timeline looks a little goofy, but really how often do you look at your own postings? And if you actually want to look at stuff you did in the past it’s a heck of a lot easier with timeline that it was before.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 9:15:52 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: EveningStar

Oh no! The FREE service you use is changing its format to one you don’t use!!

The nerve of not consulting you on the matter.

/Facebook users are nothing more than marketing test subjects. And you give them that info willingly and at no cost.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 9:20:14 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: EveningStar

Facebook sucks and I don’t use it....problem solved.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 9:25:59 AM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: EveningStar

Ensuckification. Now that’s a great new word to describe FB.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Borges

ping


11 posted on 07/27/2012 9:30:30 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: I see my hands

Yes, Facebook, the application, will ultimately go away.

Social networking, however, is here to stay.

It even happens on this site.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 9:34:14 AM PDT by dmz
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To: equaviator

I have a throwaway FB account with a throwaway email address and a bogus name.

Get my daily talking points from Palin and Cain.

Baraq and Holder will track me down anyway from my IP address but I hope to escape to the Caribbean and work in a boutique medical clinic for non-Obamcare medical consumers.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: EveningStar

You bashers are nuts. Facebook rocks for promoting conservative causes. I manage 5 pages with over 2 million fans. We are able to mobilize tens of thousands of calls, emails, and faxes at will to direct an issue our way. Yes, Timeline is horrible, a big mistake for Zuckerberg. But FB as a whole is great for us activists.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by montag813
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To: arrdon

Anybody that NEEDS facebook is a limp-wristed pansy with too much time on their hands.

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says the guy who posts a half dozen comments per day on FR.

Funny stuff.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 9:37:54 AM PDT by dmz
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To: EveningStar

I like and enjoy facebook. It’s a good way to stay in touch with friends, family, and like minded people. I don’t NEED it, but it’s nice to have.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: I see my hands; equaviator; arrdon; MDspinboyredux; GreatRoad; All
The owner of this site has a personal page and also administers the official FR Facebook group.
17 posted on 07/27/2012 9:40:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the links!


18 posted on 07/27/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: EveningStar

So? Is he complaining too??


19 posted on 07/27/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: justice14

Facebook is a great tool for getting started with a small business. I just started with my page (very small so far, stained glass), and most of my sales are word of mouth and friend-of-friends. So far, it’s working great!

I don’t like Timeline either, but not complaining!


20 posted on 07/27/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by kdot
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To: montag813; justice14; kdot

I too like Facebook, although I do struggle with Timeline now and then.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 10:14:49 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: MDspinboyredux
So? Is he complaining too??

I have no idea. And I'm not going to bother him by asking him about it.

22 posted on 07/27/2012 10:16:31 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I have no complaints re facebook’s changes. I have never participated.It seemed like a massive time waster when I looked at it when it was new.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: EveningStar

My only Facebook account has a phony name and one time yahoo email address (also phony). I only use the account to check out old girlfriends. :-)


24 posted on 07/27/2012 10:55:16 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: EveningStar

You could do what I did when the timeline started. I will post something on my page..........and then after 12 hours......go back and delete all of the post and answers to the post. My timeline is about 4 lines long. Took me about 2 hours to erase everything I posted before timeline started..


25 posted on 07/27/2012 10:58:33 AM PDT by contrarian (tagline.... Obama will tax that next...)
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To: contrarian

I also use an add-on called facebook purity that lets me get rid of most of those annoying features that facebook likes to give you without asking you,,,AND lets you manage or even get rid of some of the scrolling feeds and features I hate..


26 posted on 07/27/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by contrarian (tagline.... Obama will tax that next...)
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To: EveningStar
It's really bizarre to me that people who don't use Facebook strut that fact like a badge of honor.

People without televisions do the same thing.

I don't knit scarves, but I don't brag about it.

27 posted on 07/27/2012 11:22:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dmz

Well said. Social networking is here to stay. Some people that are above using facebook have no problem using free republic as essentially a chat site. I fall somewhere in the middle I suppose - not a addict and not a naysayer. I use it to keep up distant friends but refuse to engage in silly day to day chatter “uh I just put my leftovers in the fridge “. To each his own.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 11:40:57 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: EveningStar

No Facebook for this FReeper, here’s why:

Facebook’s use of software that enables it to track users’ online activity after they log off of the social-networking site came under scrutiny in Washington this week, with lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups demanding a federal investigation. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) wrote that Facebook’s use of “cookie” software should be investigated under the “unfair and deceptive acts” clause of the agency’s mandate. “When people log out of Facebook, they are under the expectation that Facebook is no longer monitoring their activities,” wrote the congressmen….

Washington Post, 9/29/11


29 posted on 07/27/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Very interesting. I am going to post this on my wall.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 11:46:14 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: dead
It's really bizarre to me that people who don't use Facebook strut that fact like a badge of honor.

Guilty as charged!

31 posted on 07/27/2012 11:46:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kdot

I agree—FB can be great for staying in touch with widely-dispersed friends and family, sharing pictures and experiences. It’s also GREAT for marketing a small business. A lot of small businesses, like mine, use it in addition to or alongside a website. You can stay in touch with customers or potential customers and be very responsive, putting up new products without having to talk to a webmaster or have fistfights with HTML. Potential customers are on FB already, so why not contact them that way? It works for me.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: plain talk
Some people that are above using facebook have no problem using free republic as essentially a chat site.

FREE REPUBLIC is my FACEBOOK.

Actually, like you I'm somewhere in the middle: I'm on FB, but I'm just not into it. Most of it seems dry & boring. Useful for contacting some people or advertising, but the trivial stuff is probably 90%. I'm just not interested in someone's cat, or where they had dinner.

That's how I feel about social media, in general -- it has its uses, and, as you said, it's not going away. But the ones who abuse it are so irritating. Maybe after the novelty recedes, these people will fade away.

The FReep, on the other hand, has so many more interesting people & posts. I'm never bored; in the past 8 years since I signed on, I feel like I have gotten an education.

33 posted on 07/27/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch
I'm on FB, but I'm just not into it. Most of it seems dry & boring

Yes I agree and like the way you said that. I use Facebook but don't allow it to use me. The other thing I do is keep my friend list down to hold down the chatter level.

34 posted on 07/27/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by plain talk
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