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That would be an epic win for once with Anon. Facebook can die off just like the other social networking failures.
Because you dont have friends means that I have to be cut off from my friends and events? Time to grow up you child.
    
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Because you dont have friends means that I have to be cut off from my friends and events? Time to grow up you child.
This is an example of the problem with Facebook. apparently people can't tell the difference between friends and a mile long list of people they never talk to anymore.


I'll take my handful of real friends over your truckload of names any day.

PS: If they're actually a friend you can get a hold of them in other ways. Like, say, email. Or snail mail. or phone call. Or physical visit.
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This is an example of the problem with Facebook. apparently people can't tell the difference between friends and a mile long list of people they never talk to anymore.


I'll take my handful of real friends over your truckload of names any day.

PS: If they're actually a friend you can get a hold of them in other ways. Like, say, email. Or snail mail. or phone call. Or physical visit.
Bravo.
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This is an example of the problem with Facebook. apparently people can't tell the difference between friends and a mile long list of people they never talk to anymore.


I'll take my handful of real friends over your truckload of names any day.

PS: If they're actually a friend you can get a hold of them in other ways. Like, say, email. Or snail mail. or phone call. Or physical visit.
Bravo x100!
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Because you dont have friends means that I have to be cut off from my friends and events?
Were you "cut off" before you joined Facebook?
    
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Facebook is only good for a bunch of acquaintances, who you only met for 5 minutes, to stalk you for the rest of your life.
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This is an example of the problem with Facebook. apparently people can't tell the difference between friends and a mile long list of people they never talk to anymore.


I'll take my handful of real friends over your truckload of names any day.

PS: If they're actually a friend you can get a hold of them in other ways. Like, say, email. Or snail mail. or phone call. Or physical visit.
Why would you purposely use outdated methods of contacting people? Aside from physical visits, all of those things have been replaced by faster and easier alternatives.

Not everybody who uses Facebook adds every person they can find to get their friend list as populated as possible. I use it to share my thoughts with all of my friends at once. Just try to tell me that isn't more convenient than calling each and every one of them on the phone. Also, I can start contacting somebody I haven't seen or heard from in years just by typing in their name. That was nearly impossible before Facebook.

I don't like how people are expected to have a Facebook account these days; but honestly, anybody with friends and family can benefit from one. It just makes it easier to keep in touch with the people in your life. The only problem with Facebook is that it's basically a giant online repository containing the information of over 600 million people. The solution? Don't post [i]everything[i] about yourself. Set your privacy settings properly. Never trust the company, no matter how good the service is. Problem solved.
    
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Why would you purposely use outdated methods of contacting people? Aside from physical visits, all of those things have been replaced by faster and easier alternatives.

Not everybody who uses Facebook adds every person they can find to get their friend list as populated as possible. I use it to share my thoughts with all of my friends at once. Just try to tell me that isn't more convenient than calling each and every one of them on the phone. Also, I can start contacting somebody I haven't seen or heard from in years just by typing in their name. That was nearly impossible before Facebook.

I don't like how people are expected to have a Facebook account these days; but honestly, anybody with friends and family can benefit from one. It just makes it easier to keep in touch with the people in your life. The only problem with Facebook is that it's basically a giant online repository containing the information of over 600 million people. The solution? Don't post [i]everything[i] about yourself. Set your privacy settings properly. Never trust the company, no matter how good the service is. Problem solved.
Facebook's privacy settings are problematic. Even if you set everything to private, there are bugs where people in groups you belong to could still see your info.

The world without Facebook is a better one.
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Why would you purposely use outdated methods of contacting people? Aside from physical visits, all of those things have been replaced by faster and easier alternatives.
Because they're better than Facebook. That's why.

PS: Blind Carbon Copy. Look it up. I think you'll find your email program can do exactly what you're talking about by it.
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Never trust the company, no matter how good the service is. Problem solved.
This is why I hate Facebook. I don't hate the concept, but I think this particular version of it needs to DIAF. Quickly. The only thing you can trust Facebook to do is screw you over in some manner.
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And yet another reason to add to my three mile long list of reasons never to use Facebook.


Not that I needed any more...
On the other hand, I'd make an account to help facebook ban itself out of business...


...it would probably go something like this:


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