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If only it were that easy. Basically to refuse to use facebook at this point is to be socially ostracized. While you can say oh well I don't you're an exception to the rule. One person I talked to recently said, "I only joined facebook because I was not being invited to events or get togethers of friends because they were all only posted on facebook" I felt sorry for her that she was pressured to join just to continue to be included in a large social circle. Its the way of our society now.

Pretty much.

I only have a facebook account to chuckle at the idiotic things posted and to gawk at cleavage - and there's alot of the latter (Frankly i can see why Facebook is most popular with the opposite sex, alot of girls just like the attention.)

Facebook was never my thing and never will be. I cannot understand why people are so prepared to share their life for the world to see, then in the next breath complain about privacy when poop hits the fan. If the internet has taught me anything, it's to make sure my internet "footprint" is kept as small as possible.
Edited by Thingamajig - 12/6/12 at 12:45am
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Create account -> next, next, agree to TOA -> all your rights gone.
If people don't trust facebook then don't use it!

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I agree with what most are saying about if you sign up for it then you accept their terms. But I still think that what these guys are doing might not be so bad if what they want is to make it more clear about what Facebook does with your data and things like that which, from my experience most people don't seem to notice how all the advertisements start to be thing's that they're specifically interested in.
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I have an account pretty much only because all the events my classmates organize will be listed on facebook and the discussion about how and where they should be organized will also happen on facebook. If I didn't have an account I would have a much harder time following what's happening, when I need to sign up for some event, when I need to pay for some event and so on. One course I had last year (2 week trip to Kenya) also required a facebook account.
Not so easy to "just not use it" people.

It's as easy as you want it to be.

BTW: no one can require you to use facebook especially a school. They must provide an alternate means not controlled by an outside entities rules and regulations.

You say that, but staying in touch with fellow students concerning projects, events, study groups, etc, when everything is organized Facebook is a detriment. The school's charter doesn't state you need a facebook, but it's almost becoming an unwritten rule.
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post #45 of 74
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If only it were that easy. Basically to refuse to use facebook at this point is to be socially ostracized. While you can say oh well I don't you're an exception to the rule. One person I talked to recently said, "I only joined facebook because I was not being invited to events or get togethers of friends because they were all only posted on facebook" I felt sorry for her that she was pressured to join just to continue to be included in a large social circle. Its the way of our society now.

Exactly. I tried to stay away from FB as long as i could but i also had to make an account eventually. All my fellow students were posting (possible) exam questions on it, of which i was completely oblivious that the teacher had give them.
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post #46 of 74
I hate Spybook and I will not use it. I resisted it for years and mistakenly succumbed to my friends pushing me to use it. When they basically openly said they had been selling everyone's information all along I 'deleted' my account and haven't posted on it since.

If my family can't email me photos and we can't keep in touch via MSN, Skype, IRC and the many other tools that are available then so be it.

If your fellow students are so lazy they can't pick up the phone to text one another then they are fools who don't deserve to graduate, saying otherwise is ridiculous. Laziness is no excuse and their ability to think beyond the confines of their mother's basement (amazing they found the exit in the first place) is costing society greatly.
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*DELETE*

Posted in the wrong place, sorry!
Edited by Purger - 12/6/12 at 2:19pm
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Why is everyone assuming this guy was just trash talking a lot? I doubt they would go this far if all he did was tell other people they suck. Most likely it was racist- and sexist- laden, and trolling harrassment. We've all seen it, some idiot gets bored, and decides to follow someone around in games just to taunt them. That kind of stuff is uncalled for.

So....

I am nominating this for "The Most Off Topic Post of The Year" Award, any seconds?
    
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Basically to refuse to use facebook at this point is to be socially ostracized.

Anyone who would ostracize me for not being part of their Facebook experience is not someone I'd be associating with on amicable terms anyway.
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Are you all kidding me?
If you're <17 then you pretty much require Facebook to have any sort of gathering. Sure you can ask them to text instead but most have pay as you go sims here in the UK.
It's not as simple as saying "Don't use it" when its the single most used social tool on the internet right now.
Open your eyes to reality, no matter how horrible it may be.
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