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The Masked Tulip

I Hate Facebook

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I was just in the process of updating my CV on a number of job boards and it is scary how many of them now interact with Facebook.

I just went to Monster to do a simple thing - upload my CV. But when I clicked on the login page I ended up looking at something that I was no longer sure whether I was on Monster, Facebook or a third party. I had to sit and work it out for a few minutes, going back again and again to the Monster homepage and then clicking on the login link.

I can see a real backlash against this kind of thing. Monster is not the only one - other sites do the same.

I don't want to be on Facebook and I hate what appears to be to me some kind of under-hand way to try and get me to join Facebook. I was reading last week articles about how hard it is to commit 'facebook suicide' i.e. to delete your account.

Thank goodness for South Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT_cp2x0qso

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I don't see the fascination with the damn thing to be honest, neither do I see the fascination with iProducts either. They are toys to distract the Sheeple with if you ask me.

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Yes I like the anonymity of here. I can be as big a t*sser as my inner me wants, the 'real' me, set my inner t*sser free.... without too great a consequence.

If thats your photo Angela, it looks like your inner tosser has yurped all over your face :D

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There is no way to avoid being on facebook - and I think most people do not realise this.

I have seen many photos up of people. Details of where they were, when, who with etc...

Now these people are not on facebook. However they can still be 'tagged'. It will not take you through to their page as they do not have one. However you can see where and when someone was - and who they were with. And all without having the slightest clue of it.

Only way around this ? Well - you would have to sign up to facebook to be able to see the pics and then try to remove them. You cannot avoid it unless you are a hermit and you have no friends - at all - that are on facebook.

Otherwise you will most probably be on facebook - you just do not know it. Quite frightening really.

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Can you not interact via LinkedIn instead? Seems far better for professional interactions. However I do have multiple Facebook accounts. I do somewhat specialise in faking social media networks as and when required.

My oldest "professional" Facebook and LinkedIn accounts are in a kind of stasis at the moment which I daren't update due to a small number of whinging former customers, that expected a full IT support service for about £15 a year, from what I can see. I'll probably just silently delete/dump/block them, if they don't b*gger off on their own accord.

I'd far rather get paid by Google CJ.com Digital River, RegNow and Clickbank than jumping to their every whim.

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Not on FB. Never will be.

See above. You most probably already are and just don't know it.

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There is no way to avoid being on facebook - and I think most people do not realise this.

I have seen many photos up of people. Details of where they were, when, who with etc...

Now these people are not on facebook. However they can still be 'tagged'. It will not take you through to their page as they do not have one. However you can see where and when someone was - and who they were with. And all without having the slightest clue of it.

Only way around this ? Well - you would have to sign up to facebook to be able to see the pics and then try to remove them. You cannot avoid it unless you are a hermit and you have no friends - at all - that are on facebook.

Otherwise you will most probably be on facebook - you just do not know it. Quite frightening really.

Did people ever have 100% privacy? I expect gossip and rumour were invented approximately 5 milliseconds after the invention of language.

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Did people ever have 100% privacy? I expect gossip and rumour were invented approximately 5 milliseconds after the invention of language.

But this is very different. Documented evidence with a picture and a time/date/who else was there stamp.

On a whole different level to gossip really.

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I don't want to be on Facebook and I hate what appears to be to me some kind of under-hand way to try and get me to join Facebook. I was reading last week articles about how hard it is to commit 'facebook suicide' i.e. to delete your account.

I hate Facebook too, and do regret ever signing up. Apart from everything else, it eventually puts you into contact with people you'd normally avoid. You only need one mutual friend, and two unconnected people are put together. Some comments on Facebook have caused family rows.

The only reason I don't leave is I don't want to offend a few people who live abroad. Facebook is useful for keeping contact with distant relatives.

As far as deleting your account goes, the last I heard was you need to request a deletion and not go anywhere near your page for two weeks. If you peek in even once, your deletion request will be .... deleted ;)

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Yes - would be a bit sad to have a facebook page filled up with 'friends' from hpc and their avatars. :lol:

Lets face it, none of us have got any real friends on Facebook. We just whine on about house prices, and printy printy and hoarding beans when everyone is out enjoying themselves! laugh.gif

We'll be right one day though. Our day will come! blink.gif

This time next year Injin.... we'll all be IOU millionaires!

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Totally sympathise, I got a LinkedIN request from a job agent and she wouldn't progress with the job application process until I'd "friended" her or something, even thought I'm not on the f*cking thing.

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Can you not interact via LinkedIn instead?

Would never join Facebook personally, but I was converted to linkedin. With the latter I am very happy, and it led to 2 of my last contracts, and is a very useful tool for finding the latest contracts -unless they find you first ;)

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I love the Internet be I loathed Facebook ,I set up a false account so i could see what it was all about and what my friend where up to ,wow so much detail but do i really need to know every time someone does a poo .I logged into trip advisor yesterday and it automatically linked me in to facebook .I really despise face book and all though people using the words Epic Uber and faux pas .

feel much better now i have gotten that off me chest .

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Would never join Facebook personally, but I was converted to linkedin. With the latter I am very happy, and it led to 2 of my last contracts, and is a very useful tool for finding the latest contracts -unless they find you first ;)

How did that work? What was the basic process & was it IT or something else?

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How did that work? What was the basic process & was it IT or something else?

Yes IT, and was the basic setup, I don't have the "paid" version etc.

Was pretty easy really -just created my Linkedin profile and in my summary detailed my particular skill-set. Agencies will do a search and your name comes up and as certain software I work on is very much in demand at the moment you got plenty of contact from them. Does work against you though as well as they cold call at current employer which is a pain, so now removed all the "key words" from it so I wont come up in searches and seems quieter now :)

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I hate Facebook too, and do regret ever signing up. Apart from everything else, it eventually puts you into contact with people you'd normally avoid. You only need one mutual friend, and two unconnected people are put together. Some comments on Facebook have caused family rows.

The only reason I don't leave is I don't want to offend a few people who live abroad. Facebook is useful for keeping contact with distant relatives.

As far as deleting your account goes, the last I heard was you need to request a deletion and not go anywhere near your page for two weeks. If you peek in even once, your deletion request will be .... deleted ;)

so are numerous messaging apps, but the plebs and the capable appear to ignore them.

the lowest denominator appears to be easy to reach.:(

edit: thats not apps as in fb or i, but the old school exe's that operated apart from the browser.

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