iyo did facebook ruin the internet?

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or was it just an inevitable by-product of a # of long-running processes that were/are changing the way people live on the internet?

no (Lamp), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:15 (four years ago) Permalink

no, you did

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

One thing I've noticed from being friends with a lot of ilxors is that a lot of the conversations that used to happen on ILX now just happen in people's facebook posts

Which is fine except facebook is so clunky that it's just such a chore to Show More Comments and it also makes me realize that that stuff wasn't really adding to my life anyway because I don't miss it here either

, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

im gonna risk not having a nuanced opinion on this and simply state that having constant access/exposure to the lives//opinions/inner-most-thoughs/dinners/vacations/etc of other people--and what's more the narcissistically attended curation of those things--is a "bad thing."

ryan, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

nothing ruined anything

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

everything ruined everything

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

it is kind of the logical endgame of the internet though; the limitless access to information essentially and necessarily leads to learning what so-and-so thinks about obama's self stick.

ryan, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

i really have no idea, but i wonder what effect the widespread adoption of smartphones had on the typical content that's created and shared. seems like the kind of article/website/onlinething that you would create for the perusal of someone glancing down at their phone while waiting for an elevator would be different than what you would create for someone assumed to be sitting at a desktop and with a little more time

Karl Malone, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

My biggest problem with relying on facebook for what-to-read-on-the-internet is that it's the same 3 people contributing 95% of my thread at the times I happen to look, and also there's just such an avalanche of stuff to read that I feel overwhelmed and shut down. OTOH it does seem to have replaced people forwarding things around or making threads about them to some extent. I still prefer finding content through ILX. I suppose I could open one of those tweeter accounts hand just have things twitted at me.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:27 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess the answer to this question depends on what you think is wrong with the internet, too. like, for me, an argument on the 'inevitable byproduct of long-running process side' is that the internet is now way more streamlined and standardized now. and of course standardizing things makes sense, and it's inevitable. but i miss the glory days of proto-blogs that each looked totally unique and were detached from the rest of the internet, or existed as part of Rings or whatever. now everything has wordpress over the top, or a generic Tumblr theme, whatever. bleh

Karl Malone, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Though I am an avowed Facebook hater, I don't think Facebook ruined the internet mostly because I don't think of the internet as a static thing that can be ruined by the presence (or absence) of one website (even a really big one). It's more that the internet is a constantly evolving thing made up of whatever it is that people use it for. Plus I mean, Facebook is going to change, and its reach will be diminished, and the internet will continue to exist.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

One thing I've noticed from being friends with a lot of ilxors is that a lot of the conversations that used to happen on ILX now just happen in people's facebook posts

realizing i could do this was a big breakthrough for me. instead of arguing w/ the void i could argue w/ ppl who i chose to friend on fb. also they have better killfile + blocking mechanics.

Mordy, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

no, you did

this seems really hostile

i feel like in my head im using facebook as a proxy for a bunch of things but mostly involves 'the internet' being less separate from 'irl'. like i dont think the internet is any less awful than it was in 2003 but it feels less anonymous and interestingly weird a lot of the time. also i do think that 'internet culture' doesnt exist as much anymore? idk

no (Lamp), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Twitter's way worse

piscesx, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Of course there's also the whole narrative now of the kids not even taking to facebook, using all kinds of ephemeral, non-verbal communicative devices instead.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:35 (four years ago) Permalink

facebook is so boring and mundane and most people i'm very close with don't really use it. yet deleting my account seems like more effort than not deleting it. for some reason i still browse my newsfeed pretty regularly, just as a general "let me escape this present moment" thing (not dissimilar to ILX, but ILX generally has funnier or more insightful shit to say) but not because i find any great worth in it. in general "let me escape this present moment" is a net negative in my life so i can't say i gain anything worthwhile from facebook.

marcos, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

otmfm

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I also use it for, "let me get a quick hit of attention and gratification by posting something funny my toddler said/something witty I thought of," which has a pretty big overlap with "let me escape this present moment"

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

facebook ruined books

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Facebook didn't ruin the internet, but it did some significant damage to the way that Facebook users (in general) manage expectations within their interpersonal relationships.

Ad Strawmanem (Old Lunch), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:45 (four years ago) Permalink

facebook ruined faces

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:46 (four years ago) Permalink

one of the biggest effects facebook's had is replacing screen names/aliases with real names/identities as the default for presenting & identifying yourself on the web. like usernames obviously still exist but even on a site like twitter where ppl use usernames they generally have their real name/pic as their display name & avatar, whereas pre-facebook internet interaction happened on message boards where everyone was ShadowDragonX and had a pic of sonic the hedgehog

ciderpress, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:47 (four years ago) Permalink

The whole thing of having to "log in" to comment, which includes facebook but is not limited to it, has definitely pretty much halted me from commenting on news/blog sites.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:49 (four years ago) Permalink

like i was always taught that revealing any personal info on the internet was A Bad Idea but facebook was the first major site to encourage it because of its origins as a college-level thing where that actually made more sense bc you were only interacting w/ people in your irl english lit class

ciderpress, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

fb is one thing the internet had to become as it mainstreamed into the "real world" i.e. the economy. i think it's a point along this continuum of claiming the reality of social interaction for the market, through a syntax of desire created from the forms of representation that networked machines allow. the fb effect i've noticed the most irl is people it would seem increasingly turning their lives into a bunch of discrete performed categories in this ongoing game for visibility, sort of the same for all social media it's true but fb was there first. not pretending to be an expert or anything, just cobbling stuff together from a limited pov

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

and fb being there first prob why it's the most boring lamestream version of it now i guess

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:52 (four years ago) Permalink

xp 'log in to comment' is a necessary evil now because spambot technology has gotten too good

ciderpress, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

fb effect i've noticed the most irl is people it would seem increasingly turning their lives into a bunch of discrete performed categories in this ongoing game for visibility, sort of the same for all social media it's true but fb was there first.

and not like this is super new or bad or anything, just a thing people do that is aided by fb imo

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

people definitely did things for the sole purpose of bragging rights long before they could take selfies and post them to their news feeds, although facebook tends to elevate that aspect of social experience.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:58 (four years ago) Permalink

more like: did millennials ruin the internet or did the internet ruin millennials

my wife's news feed seems way more annoying than mine but that's because people actually share personal information whereas my friends are pretty laconic. something related to gender going on there.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

realizing i could do this was a big breakthrough for me. instead of arguing w/ the void i could argue w/ ppl who i chose to friend on fb. also they have better killfile + blocking mechanics.

― Mordy, Monday, February 23, 2015 12:31 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark

You moving a lot of this to FB has definitley made ILX a much more pleasant reading experience, ty

, Monday, 23 February 2015 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

xps definitely, it makes that process very easy and "liquid".

don't mean to march into the convo, just "sharing" some "thoughts" in a box. i feel like there were visions for the internet, flawed geek visions with totalitarian flavor maybe, that posited it as something outside/above "the hustle" or w/e but that was not to be the case lol, and that sort of thing is definitely being pushed against because it isn't really compatible with "we have to turn everything into a possible revenue stream", see for example why ISPs in the US are actually worse for free and clear access rn.

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Twitter's problem is that people can hide behind seemingly endless fake profiles and numerous accounts. Facebook is way stricter on this and pretty much always has been so it's harder to post evil shit on there, or if you do it's under your own name. still happens like but even Twitter's head honcho did some major mea culpa last week about how useless they are at dealing with trolls/ spambots and how he personally Will Sort It. god knows how.

piscesx, Monday, 23 February 2015 18:07 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean i have my suspicions about why ISPs really want to throttle service but nothing solid at all, that info isn't exactly the first thing that pops up on google (lol) for a lazy researcher like me.

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:11 (four years ago) Permalink

There's also kind of an interesting, unspoken sadness to my facebook feed when I look at whose posts make up 50% of it -- the divorced mom who quit her job to start an ill-advised business and seems a bit adrift, the "older cool guy" from my college town who I generally like as a person but never seems to have found his way in life, the middle-aged poet my wife knows from some discussion group -- also a very nice and intelligent person, lost her non-profit job a couple years ago and hasn't been able to get back on her feet, the perpetually single, the trapped-in-bad-relationships. And then also just a bunch of random parents and show-offs.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:13 (four years ago) Permalink

re what euler was saying, there are definitely gendered versions of the sharing / liking economy.

fb def. makes it easier to judge it's true

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I find Facebook more depressing than Twitter because with FB you learn that some people, no matter how much they claim to care about you, think you want to read their repugnant political views. Twitter is a more appropriate place for that - I think FB should be like a set of concurring reunions.

NO CLOO (I M Losted), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

xp - you know you can unfollow these people and your feed will change?

The interesting thing with fb, how it feels "different" from past internet experience, is the ongoing chess game with the algorithm -- how what fb presents you with is responsive to your behavior, but you aren't entirely sure how. Like if you are promoting an event, do more people see your post if you link to the event page, or if you game the system and post the event flyer as a photo, because "people prefer to look at photos"?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Monday, 23 February 2015 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Trick question: The internet was never good.

dan m, Monday, 23 February 2015 18:57 (four years ago) Permalink

twitter ruined ilx, facebook ruined the internet

flopson, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:05 (four years ago) Permalink

xp - you know you can unfollow these people and your feed will change?

This is seriously the magic bullet right here

brimstead, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

unfollow is so crucial

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 19:14 (four years ago) Permalink

people show up more in your feed if they've been clicking on you / scoping you out - y/n? paranoid?

i still don't really get pages or events, seems like there are pros out there, i just want to make a thing for my thing and not think about anything, y can't i do that.

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 19:17 (four years ago) Permalink

p. interesting to me how earnest this thread is -- like, there's a joke or two but this feels like a q that is important to people. I think about it too - feel like fb didn't ruin shit until the upworthy style of presentation got perfected but once that happened, fuckin A. if you don't curate the shit out of your fb feed it's just garbage clickbait forever and it feels like it's getting worse daily, but at some point even your ex-coworkers will get sick of that too and stuff will change a little...maybe? if upworthy headlines are the terminal point of social media that's kind of hilarious and horrible

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:18 (four years ago) Permalink

One Shocking Truth About Social Media

, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:19 (four years ago) Permalink

think-pieces ruined the internet

Mordy, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

wow i never get upworthy shit just constant deejay / electronic music / albums by bands news and social justice axes / snarky stuff from brit ilx zing crew ("look at that over dere!") but then i'm pretty strict about unfollow, if you post one annoying thing u r gone from the safe space of my feed immediately.

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

mordy otm about killfiling on facebook, pruning your feed for annoying people is so necessary. but i keep some in there just to keep me in check even though they are basically spamming my life.

i moved away from the city i had lived in my entire life this year and fb is an okay way to feel connected to my friends back home, so i appreciate it for that. i'll occasionally argue with someone in the comments but i don't find it's a great platform for that, better to have some distance than like arguing with a random dude u went to hs with over whether bill maher is islamophobic

i know this is a set up for a knee-slappingly self-deprecating comeback but communities like ilx or sa at their best is the best form of the internet imo. unless you're a celeb or "work" for it (lol) twitter is just too much shouting into the void (the only non-spam followers i have on twitter are irls and ilxors) and fb is too personal so u can't go full sociopath. like u get good writing, you can outsource a lot of 'content' mining to ppl you "trust", get enough feedback to not make u feel like a shrimpy voyeur, perfect anonymity

flopson, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:26 (four years ago) Permalink

mords is always a welcome sighting, i don't get why everyone's always so seemingly annoyed @ u tbr. xps

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Monday, 23 February 2015 19:27 (four years ago) Permalink

those Vanity Fair & Dissent articles are great. those anecdotes about the culture at Harvard Business School are brutal. my favorite quote about Lean In from the Dissent:

Just as with any of Facebook’s competitive moves, the need to create an in-house version of a product arises due to an external threat. And put very simply, feminism is a threat to Facebook, just as Instagram or Snapchat were threats to Facebook’s photo-sharing business.

this is a good summary of Zuckerberg's new proposals for outsourcing FB moderation to an independent panel users can appeal to when their content is flagged as borderline. i.e. purports to address the problem, but the real process remains buried enough to insure FB retains control: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/facebook-punish-censorship/577654/

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:52 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/interview/david-madden/

I can't say when Facebook first became aware of these problems. I know that as early as 2013, people were directly communicating to Facebook that this was a serious problem in Myanmar. At the end of 2013, an international journalist who had won a Knight fellowship was in Silicon Valley, and she had spent a lot of time in Myanmar, had done a lot of reporting in Myanmar and was intimate with the hate speech problem. Her name is Aela Callan, and [ she'd done a lot of reporting for Al Jazeera at the time. And so Aela went and saw Elliot Schrage, who I believe at the time was the head of Facebook's communications team, and she raised explicitly this hate speech problem in Myanmar and urged them to take it seriously. My understanding of that meeting—I wasn't there—but my understanding is that Elliot wasn't that interested in the hate speech problem. This was seen as a tremendous market opportunity, certainly in terms of user growth. Unlikely that Facebook was going to make much money out of Myanmar for sometime, but certainly in terms of user growth it was a great opportunity.

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:36 (three months ago) Permalink

And so I made a presentation at Facebook headquarters in May of 2015, and the purpose of that presentation largely was to try to help people understand what was going on, help Facebook decision makers understand what was going on in Myanmar at the time, and just how dangerous the situation was... I really tried to help people understand just how significant the risk was and how bad the consequences could be. At that presentation in 2015, I drew the analogy with what had happened in Rwanda. There had been genocide in Rwanda, and radios had played a really key role in the execution of this genocide in Rwanda.

And my concern was that Facebook would play a similar role in Myanmar, meaning it would be the platform through which hate speech was spread and incitements to violence were made.

...it goes further, for anyone who has the time, but I'm posting this because Schrage followed his answer last week by saying that they moved instantly the second they realized there was a problem, to which the journalist next to me quietly laughed and said '2015?'

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:46 (three months ago) Permalink

The Frankenstein effect.

― Trϵϵship, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:50 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

remember what happened to frankenstein

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:59 (three months ago) Permalink

He loved

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I deleted the app but have hung on thru the mobile web interface. Has that gotten uniquely terrible for anybody else this week, where it logs you out after like 30 mins?

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 4 January 2019 00:10 (two months ago) Permalink

i think u should consider that a feature

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2019 00:29 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

March break, so my wall is dominated by vacation photos posted by people I work with. I know, I know--there are ways around this, no one is forcing me to look at them.

That aside, isn't one of the oldest jokes in movies/TV the bit where one couple is over at another couple's house for dinner, and afterwards they're forced to watch three carousels of mind-numbing vacation slides? The basic premise hasn't changed, even if the technology has and you now have the freedom to leave: of what interest is this to me? Or to paraphrase Seinfeld: I'm happy your happy--frankly, it doesn't do a thing for me.

clemenza, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

yes i have had the same thought: it's exactly the same. i try to remember that when i want to show people pictures of things on my phone. they don't care.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

no, people want to see photos of cats that I have on my phone

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Ok that’s true but otherwise point is otm

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

sometimes they might want to see the photo on your phone, if the thing you are showing them is novel enough or interesting to that person specifically. by itself, a photo of a family on vacation or the place where they vacationed does not rate as noteworthy (imo) but maybe someone who is related to you would enjoy seeing it. i think it's a matter of knowing your audience.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink

no, people want to see photos of cats that I have on my phone

― steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:32 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I do

moose; squirrel (silby), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I am only interested in seeing pics on ppls phones if it is useful to me, eg “see this is the coupe glass set at the thrift store that sounded like what you were wanting”

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Also any pics from I DIED (rip) because they are really good and I love the subject matter.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:57 (one week ago) Permalink

like i said, know your audience! to answer the thread title question, facebook has certainly done a number on people knowing (or not knowing) who their audience is and what is appropriate to share with that audience.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 23:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel like most of my fb friends are using it a lot less recently, which is great. I haven't posted anything for a year and a half and before that only posted 2-3 times a year. I never posted news/linksbecause I don't want the responsibility of moderating or want to do the work of editorializing. I travel a lot and am in a stupidly happy and easy relationship but posting about that constantly/at all seems in poor taste. Even when I travel I usually only take 1-3 pics per place because who cares, buy a postcard, look it up on googleimage, people's pics are usually crappy. Unless it's of pets of course.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:29 (one week ago) Permalink

lately FB is where I post from concerts about how drunk I am

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, no one should be fb friends with current coworkers.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I am but I have my security settings set to where they can't see anything that I post unless it's something innocuous that I make available for them to see like a picture of a fuckin' butterfly

I don't post pics of butterflies

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:40 (one week ago) Permalink

My original complaint is limited to vacation photos, how I realized today how perfectly they mirror the long-standing joke about vacation photos in the real world, and I'll narrow it down even more. If it's a photo of you at the Grand Canyon or the Eiffel Tower or whatever, sure, post away. It's photos of people sitting poolside that baffle and annoy me, or sitting down to lunch. They serve no purpose whatsoever. (Know your audience, yes--but even pictures like that from my sister I don't need.)

Also, no one should be fb friends with current coworkers.

In general, probably good advice. My present complaining aside, I've had pretty good luck with co-workers on FB.

clemenza, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Has always been my rule. Ive always had a few strict ones.
- no coworkers
- limited family/family set to filtered/blocked posts
- never gave FB a phone number
- never told FB where Ive worked, where I work, who my family are
- name slightly faked

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:28 (one week ago) Permalink

My strict rule has been to ignore FB and never sign up. Works for me. I'm sure that corporate America knows more than enough about me already without my handing them the keys to my front door, my car, and the complete contents of my personal life.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:35 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, I have
-no current co-workers, ( and only add previous coworkers that I like socially)
-no phone number, work, family
-no real birthdate, place
-I changed my name every 6 months until i just got locked into this one
-i trim fb friends every 4 months

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I had a vote for twitter being so much worse than fb.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:27 (one week ago) Permalink


I defriended all of my actual friends a few weeks ago. I put a public post on my page just saying "look, I'm changing the way I'm using social media. if you want to actually chat with me, I'm still available on messenger." So now I'm just left with all the family members and uncles who joined up in 2011 or whatever (most of whom AREN'T conservative thank god and those who are thankfully have stopped posting about politics). Plus a bunch of local businesses that I actually like and local news pages so I can keep up with where the fire engines are heading off to this time or whatever.

― how's life, Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:33 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This has worked out extremely well for me.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Being on fb with only my family sounds like a job that I would want to be paid for.

Yerac, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

the key to making fb work for you is blocking main news feed and setting up a friends list of ppl you actually like. it takes barely any time to check and you dont feel like shit plus NO ADS.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:52 (one week ago) Permalink

The 2016 election really threw into stark relief for me how I got no joy or utility out of using facebook and that 98% of my time spent on it was simply due to addiction and muscle memory. I would have pulled the plug completely except that it's useful to promote gigs & events I'm involved with and find out about gigs & DIY events in my town. My compromise was to install a browser plugin that blocks FB after 5 minutes each day - just enough time to create an event & invite people, check my invites, cursory scan through the feed (but little-to-no time to meaningfully comment or engage), and I'm done for the day. It's the single best decision I've made for my mental health in ages, I felt like I'd clawed hours and hours of my life back.

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I love FB travel photos, at least they're not reactionary political posts like the ones my former classmates post. My best friend from grade school travels the world and posts photos of the food and beer (along with churches she's visited). She financed those trips because my brother stupidly gave her his massive baseball card collection in the seventies and she held onto them and sold them for a fortune and started her own baseball memorabilia business. So it's good to see what our lost potential windfall is funding.... :)

Twee.TV (I M Losted), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Facebook made me more social as I was less afraid to throw parties with the Event feature and got invited out more.

Therefore FB sucks. I miss being reclusive

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

The only thing I still like about FB is when everyone says happy birthday to me as if I'm insanely popular for one day a year and of course FB chooses TODAY to have a massive outage thanks FB! >:|

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I hardly see anything from friends or family anymore, no one posts or I just skip it, but I follow a lot of news/local businesses/mags etc. I dunno, it’s 5 mins a day, whatever. Obv it’s not a place for relationships, it’s the internet

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:19 (one week ago) Permalink

dang

NEW COVER: One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology? https://t.co/ncft3UCgZq pic.twitter.com/iI4DuNT1Ic

— Businessweek (@BW) March 14, 2019

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𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 15 March 2019 16:06 (one week ago) Permalink

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moose; squirrel (silby), Friday, 15 March 2019 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

that code is just asking for a null pointer exception

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 15 March 2019 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

RIP Barry Zuckercorn

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 18 March 2019 06:38 (four days ago) Permalink

wait, what's that about the fonz?

koogs, Monday, 18 March 2019 09:37 (four days ago) Permalink

Complete and total fabrication.

☮, 🐸 (peace, man), Monday, 18 March 2019 10:16 (four days ago) Permalink

also not a trump supporter

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/henry-winkler-death/

maura, Monday, 18 March 2019 11:45 (four days ago) Permalink

scarymommy.com

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 18 March 2019 12:00 (four days ago) Permalink

so one of the most viral facebook stories of 2019 has been an out and out lie?

why yes, i do think facebook is bad

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 18 March 2019 13:21 (four days ago) Permalink

More than one.

pplains, Monday, 18 March 2019 15:26 (four days ago) Permalink

tmz comes out of this smelling like a rose - why, yes, luke perry is absolutely, indisputably dead!

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 18 March 2019 21:27 (four days ago) Permalink

tmz is gross but they’re pretty good about the declaring people dead thing

maura, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:03 (three days ago) Permalink

it's extremely frustrating for me because it seemed whenever i used to point out blatant falsehoods my friends posted on facebook i would get accused of perpetuating the lugenpresse narrative. well, i guess i am!

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:10 (three days ago) Permalink

surely this will be the moment people stop using facebook

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seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:57 (yesterday) Permalink


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