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The world without Facebook is a better one.
Tell that to Facebook's 500 million users.
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Hating on Facebook is one of the many "cool" things to do atm. The list is ever evolving, do be sure to keep up!

I am not a fan of Facebook to be honest, but it does have its place. Try to look past your own self for a moment.
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Hating on Facebook is one of the many "cool" things to do atm. The list is ever evolving, do be sure to keep up!

I am not a fan of Facebook to be honest, but it does have its place. Try to look past your own self for a moment.
Why do you assume people who hate on it just doing it to fit in, and that they are only thinking of themselves?

That's rather short sighted.
    
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Facebook is ok to spy on other people. I could live without it though.
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post #35 of 92
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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.
Its not a an example of the problem with facebook, only people who want to find a problem with it actually have a problem with it. I'm a very social guy and I have decent relationships with all of my friends and I've talked to most of them fairly recently.

I can't get a hold of a lot of them any other way either. Thats why facebook is there. Why would I email them either? When I have... Facebook. Not all of my friends have phones either, you'd be surprised at the sheltered religiousness down here, and facebook is one of the things leads to the physical visits, outside of school. A vast majority of parties are planned through it. So go and do your hipster things.
    
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Why do you assume people who hate on it just doing it to fit in, and that they are only thinking of themselves?

That's rather short sighted.
Most of the times, it's true lol
Especially when they recycle old arguments that for the most part don't make any sense. An email is nothing like Facebook, and tends to serve an entirely different purpose for example.

FB isn't the perfect way of connecting with people for sure, but it's not all bad like people make it out to be. People who hate Facebook concentrate on the people who sit there, and for example, invite hundreds of people who they're barely even acquainted with. Just like how people who hate Twitter concentrate on people who sit there on Twitter, for example, every 10 minutes putting up statuses. It's like a stereotype, not everyone is like that and it isn't even the purpose of FB or Twitter.

If you can hate on FB, and people who use it, because they connect people in a pretty good way - then you should hate on OCN or any message forum for doing the same thing just differently. You could use mass emails to accomplish the same thing, but that just doesn't make any sense. Same thing with the argument about FB and using email instead.
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Its not a an example of the problem with facebook, only people who want to find a problem with it actually have a problem with it...
Matters of opinion, etc.

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I can't get a hold of a lot of them any other way either.
Because they don't want you having their number/email/address?

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Thats why facebook is there. Why would I email them either?
FB and email have only one real difference: Pictures. You HAVE an email so you CAN SIGN UP FOR FB. Why not just give it to your friends? "Nahhh bruh, e-mail is SOOO archaic there aren't even pictures"

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A vast majority of parties are planned through it. So go and do your hipster things.
So people who don't use facebook are hipsters? What if we still go to parties, but we just CALL our friends instead? If I have a smartphone will people like me?


BTW, I have a FB but I don't give people **** for not having one. Just because 500+ million people have one doesn't make FB worthwhile. it's all shirtless bro's with 10k pics of them in clubs and girls posting about how independent they are when they hop from BF to BF every day.

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Most of the times, it's true lol
Especially when they recycle old arguments that for the most part don't make any sense. An email is nothing like Facebook, and tends to serve an entirely different purpose for example.

FB isn't the perfect way of connecting with people for sure, but it's not all bad like people make it out to be. People who hate Facebook concentrate on the people who sit there, and for example, invite hundreds of people who they're barely even acquainted with. Just like how people who hate Twitter concentrate on people who sit there on Twitter, for example, every 10 minutes putting up statuses. It's like a stereotype, not everyone is like that and it isn't even the purpose of FB or Twitter.

If you can hate on FB, and people who use it, because they connect people in a pretty good way - then you should hate on OCN or any message forum for doing the same thing just differently. You could use mass emails to accomplish the same thing, but that just doesn't make any sense. Same thing with the argument about FB and using email instead.
So email is irrelevant because you decided it is?

People hating facebook isn't even the point of people NOT using it. For some there just isn't a point in seeing what your sort-of-friends ate at the mall, or seeing someone post lyrics to ANOTHER song and act like they are intelligent for understanding them.

Facebook IS a stereotype, and a good amount of people fit under it.
Edited by johonm333 - 4/29/11 at 5:12pm
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LMAO! I wont even reply to that.
    
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LMAO! I wont even reply to that.
rawr
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rawr
Theres always next time
    
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