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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Why would anybody have facebook on their mobile devices?
Is it really important to tell your friend that you've just eaten breakfast the second you have eaten?, Can you not wait to get onto your desktops...
Sigh. Humans.

I feel you. I don't get why so many people use facebook. If I want someone to know what I did that day I'll tell them when I see them. I don't even get why so many people "follow" other people. At this point I still have my facebook just so people stop asking me if I have one.
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post #22 of 49
I have facebook on my phone because it gives me my friends numbers and I don't have to ask or participate in some stupid "I lost my contacts" feed. Other than that, it is a crappy app and an even crappier company. I hope people realize how much they know about you and maybe don't buy the phone.
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Hmm...a mod removed a perfectly valid post. Maybe I should pitch it a different way. :|
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Won't use Windows 8, Won't use Windows Blue, and I have a ton of blockers up for Facebook, but in all honesty, I quit Facebook once, I wouldn't have much of an issue quitting it again. Don't use Twitter, Google+, or Skype either.

The harder these companies push me and try to track me, the more they will be black listed from my computers.

Just because you can be tracked does not mean you are being tracked. At any moment you can drop dead, an atom could collapse, the sun could super nova, but the likelyhood of that happening is slim. I don't know who you are, but the probability of YOU being tracked, specifically, is just as slim.

It's like some people think they hold some information that is so secretative or valuable that the world would stop turning for them. Oh, did you text your mom about your day? That's nice. Good for you! No one really cares. And why would you hold your SIN and or credit card information on your phone (basically, why would you put extremely valuable information that you want to be kept private in areas where it is rather easy to intercept messages/information)?
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post #24 of 49
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I feel you. I don't get why so many people use facebook. If I want someone to know what I did that day I'll tell them when I see them. I don't even get why so many people "follow" other people. At this point I still have my facebook just so people stop asking me if I have one.

Off the top of my head, I use Facebook to share pictures with family and keep in touch with friends. I use it to follow companies I like to keep on top of new products. I follow my sports teams for scores, news, and highlights. It's good for birthday notifications. I follow the local police force for crime notifications they post in my town. I follow my favorite TV shows so I know when new seasons start. Just off the top of my head...all that stuff in a single source.

I still don't understand why people question the utility of Facebook. Oh noes, they're going to target you with relevant advertising! Guess what? Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon...all do it. It's a fact of internet life. But if you're uncomfortable with that, more power to you. Simply don't use products from any major tech company or use the internet, but stop knocking people that choose to. thumb.gif
post #25 of 49
I have had facebook for a while, it was cool for the first month then after that I never really used it, You find 90% of the people that you are friends with on facebook are people who you met once or twice and will probably never meet again. I really only use now to communicate to a few people where email is impractical.
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I agree wholeheartedly with this. However, part of the OPPORTUNITY cost of owning such devices is some privacy.

Exactly. Unless you never connect it to the internet, but then what would be the point of that.
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Hmm...a mod removed a perfectly valid post. Maybe I should pitch it a different way. :|
Just because you can be tracked does not mean you are being tracked. At any moment you can drop dead, an atom could collapse, the sun could super nova, but the likelyhood of that happening is slim. I don't know who you are, but the probability of YOU being tracked, specifically, is just as slim.

It's like some people think they hold some information that is so secretative or valuable that the world would stop turning for them. Oh, did you text your mom about your day? That's nice. Good for you! No one really cares. And why would you hold your SIN and or credit card information on your phone (basically, why would you put extremely valuable information that you want to be kept private in areas where it is rather easy to intercept messages/information)?

Very true. The government or whoever is using the tracking most certainly has better things to do than to know the whereabouts of a bunch of geeks who like to run their computer fast tongue.gif
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post #26 of 49
I'm more of a Google+ guy. It's just a more enjoyable experience, plus I mostly use it to video chat with friends and family and check out local restaurants when I travel.
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BrB preppin' Tinfoil hat.

There is nothing "tinfoil hat" about the tracking that is going on. It is pervasive and widespread. Here is a great article that gives you just a small idea of the kinds of data and vast volume of data Facebook alone keeps about its users:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/how-one-law-student-is-making-facebook-get-serious-about-privacy/
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brb, updating my facebook status.

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Ok.

I AM NOT OK WITH THIS!

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Won't use Windows 8, Won't use Windows Blue, and I have a ton of blockers up for Facebook, but in all honesty, I quit Facebook once, I wouldn't have much of an issue quitting it again. Don't use Twitter, Google+, or Skype either.

The harder these companies push me and try to track me, the more they will be black listed from my computers.

I can't get into Google+, Skype I have no use for and I have a genuine use for Twitter and STILL can't be bothered to use it frown.gif
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post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Won't use Windows 8, Won't use Windows Blue, and I have a ton of blockers up for Facebook, but in all honesty, I quit Facebook once, I wouldn't have much of an issue quitting it again. Don't use Twitter, Google+, or Skype either.

The harder these companies push me and try to track me, the more they will be black listed from my computers.

Could you post names of some of the programs which block those trackers? or any addons for firefox please?
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