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who started out small and created a multi billion dollar product, I just smell jelly there...

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post #52 of 95
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I like how people are getting pissed about this and cancelling their facebook account, and bragging that they never created one. Can someone please tell me how this affects anyone? If it's not required that YOU spend money on facebook, who cares? And for those who are bashing on a company who started out small and created a multi billion dollar product, I just smell jelly there...

It's the same mentality that causes internet malcontents to cry out in righteous indignation every time a new Call of Duty game comes out, or every time Apple does... anything. It's making mountains out of molehills because drama is the human condition. People love drama; internet people even more-so. Y'know how high-school girls act like the world is ending if their parental unit tells them that they can't paint their fingernails purple? It's a small thing, really... insignificant to your life in the long run. But if you have nothing better to b!tch about...
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If I ever seen anybody on my friends list with highlighted posts that will be an auto delete.
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If the company hadn't gone public, this would not be happening. Investors are asking for their return. This is how they will get it. Facebook may be going the way of myspace.
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Other social sites already do that, for example Myyearbook (which is a very crappy site filled with bots).
Facebook is good, if one likes social sites. I like to keep in touch with people all over the world, not to mention that I moved to Sweden some 13 years ago and still got plenty of friends in my original country, Facebook helps me keep in touch with them. I'm not a person who keeps hundreds or thousands of people on friendlist. I'm happy with my 150 friends, I delete people who I barely know and who don't talk to me.
Most people who hate it are those asocial types who have hard time finding new friends or just don't want to talk to people.
Besides, if you tried other social sites like above mentioned Myyearbook, you'll know how good Facebook is at keeping your privacy. Myyearbook shows other people when you've visited your profile (can be turned off but costs some cash), when you've read someone's message, when you have been online, etc.

I'm have found lost family and friends on Facebook so many times, so yeah:

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post #56 of 95
And so it begins
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Facebook going public will be its death sentence.
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I doubt this will be any good for personal use, however I think companies can profit from this. See it as advertising...e.g. Intel or Corsair post something on their wall/timeline and it appears highlighted in the status updates.

Not a big user of facebook or other social media anyway. I enjoy websites such as OCN more...at least you learn something instead of finding out that one of your facebook friends (one you never talk to and never says hallo to you but still wants to be a "friend" on facebook) has a new job...
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I never used FB , never understood what people see in that site , this kind of thing just confirms that i made a right decision.

Ditto. If anyone wants my personal info they gotta pay. wink.gif And I'm gonna know who's looking. biggrin.gif
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meh, i dont know what facebook is
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