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 (six years ago) link

no, you did

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

nothing ruined anything

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:23 (six years ago) link

everything ruined everything

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

Twitter's way worse

piscesx, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:35 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

otmfm

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

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 (six years ago) link

facebook ruined books

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 23 February 2015 17:42 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

facebook ruined faces

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

ciderpress, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:53 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

Trick question: The internet was never good.

dan m, Monday, 23 February 2015 18:57 (six years ago) link

twitter ruined ilx, facebook ruined the internet

flopson, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:05 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

unfollow is so crucial

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

One Shocking Truth About Social Media

, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:19 (six years ago) link

think-pieces ruined the internet

Mordy, Monday, 23 February 2015 19:21 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

keep seeing video on facebook with the progress bar removed, i find this sooo annoying lol

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 26 July 2021 19:38 (one month ago) link

That happened to me two times yesterday, brad - as if fb isn't annoying enough already

Vinnie, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:07 (one month ago) link

Is Facebook actually fun for anyone anymore? I have to keep it around for work and I message memes to a couple of people but it just seems miserable overall, anything fun shifted to Instagram or TikTok, maybe Twitter.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:42 (one month ago) link

meme and niche communities are fun

that's it

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:53 (one month ago) link

Yeah I just check it for a couple communities and updates from a few friends who post interesting stuff, but often I'll get sucked into stupid videos or articles or whatever other garbage gets pushed. "Fun" is rarely a word I'd use to describe this process

Vinnie, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 03:53 (one month ago) link

There are people in my life - schoolmates, semidistant relatives, former neighbors, ex-girlfriends, former colleagues, former bandmates, members of scene-adjacent bands - that I neither want to forget forever, nor do I want close personal contact with.

Facebook is very good at allowing me to finely calibrate my contact with them (and, it should be said, their contact with me). I can restrict what I expose to whom. Some people can see what I'm up to musically, others can exchange kid-related stuff, and I can limit political things both to and from different groups of people.

Tldr: These are people I would not ever directly call or email, but who I'm not ready to completely drift away from. Don't most people have that category? How do you reach them if not FB?

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 11:14 (one month ago) link

I think that is a good category.

I'm a bit surprised that a Friends Reunited (school/college/university colleagues by year) site hasn't re-emerged, as that did a lot better job of allowing you to see what former colleagues are up to without requiring close contact or being deluged by unwanted postings.

Luna Schlosser, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 11:39 (one month ago) link

I just find Instagram fiddly and hard to use and I don't really care about pictures much

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 11:47 (one month ago) link

instagram is extremely bad and must be stopped

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:01 (one month ago) link

facebook's most basic function is v attractive, it's nice to have a free-floating address book of ppl you've known throughout your life, if only it hadn't distorted the internet and the public psyche beyond recognition along with it :D

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:04 (one month ago) link

also amazing to me that some other social media organ has not attempted to do anything as convenient and awesome as facebook events are (even though facebook as a UI is hideous, unnecessarily convoluted, and like bleach to the eyes)

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:06 (one month ago) link

also amazing to me that some other social media organ has not attempted to do anything as convenient and awesome as facebook events are

the simplest explanation of course is that nothing is trying to be facebook at the moment bc facebook already is and it's foolish to attempt to replace it(?), and instead things are trying to be tiktok

no idea why i'm even making these posts or why i'm thinking about facebook this morning lol

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:13 (one month ago) link

facebook events were already close to going extinct before covid hit, in my group at least

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:47 (one month ago) link

i mean that certainly happened to me as well, maybe events as we know them are over

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:56 (one month ago) link

i've deliberately 'ruined' my facebook feed, joined bundles of groups like 'i lived in skokie illinois in the 60s and 70s' and at one point the algorithm suggested i add a bunch of russian military academy guys, so i friended them and then got nudged to add some old russian rock and rollers. now my feed is really good TBH

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:57 (one month ago) link

lmao that sounds awesome

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 14:59 (one month ago) link

i just get advertisements for complicated shirts

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

when i go to facebook it's like "where the fuck did you go. you turned your back on me. fuck you"

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

Before FB my high school class (1989 FWIW) had various web sites attempting to gather us and organize reunions, etc. Post-FB these felt redundant and lame (even in comparison to FB).

Before FB, Evite was trying to do what FB events does now. But again, once all or most of the participants have FB accounts (of whatever activity level), it just feels like extra work to set up an event in one of those services and then go tell everyone on FB.

Just as it is extra work to have an FB event, and then at the last minute remember that there are those two friends who "don't even have a Facebook account*," and you need to email them separately.

Of course I know the anti-FB arguments. A lot of them seem to focus on the shitty "content" - including all the terrible politics and the malign information landscape and the allergy to facts. But I keep scratching my head because A. Facebook didn't invent any of those things, and B. How TF are you using Facebook for content and news and information? It's terrible at that. There are loads of better ways to get information. C. IME Facebook makes it reasonably easy to avoid shit you don't want to see. Or people you don't want to interact with. D. There's always the old "dude, just scroll" approach to information that you dislike.

* = aka the new "I don't even own a TV"

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:07 (one month ago) link

I hardly look at Facebook, and if I do, it's never through the app, but instead on Chrome with the Newsfeed Eradicator plug-in. This way I can see whose birthday it is, new events, and etc, but never see the feed... because frankly, the feed is mostly bullshit.

Twitter is also bullshit.

I despise Instagram but stay on it because it's one of my only means of maintaining contact with a wider community.

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 11:58 (one month ago) link

Tldr: These are people I would not ever directly call or email, but who I'm not ready to completely drift away from. Don't most people have that category? How do you reach them if not FB?

i don’t, i drift away from them. shit or get off the pot imo

if you really want this instagram does this job too. except way simpler and easier.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:40 (one month ago) link

If I quit facebook not only would I lose the contacts of tons of acquaintances that fall into that category Puffin pointed out - people whom I'd occasionally see if I was still living in Portugal - but also tons of potential networking connections; not like anyone uses linkedin for that shit im earnest.

Instagram is terrible to communicate with beyond putting a like on someone's picture.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:45 (one month ago) link

You're using it wrong then.

Much to my chagrin, I probably text more with acquaintances on Insta than I do with my phone number.

pplains, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:53 (one month ago) link

oh the messaging's ok, it's the commenting that's shit

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 12:58 (one month ago) link

I've lived for a while in three countries in different parts of the world, and now live in a city I hadn't even visited until 2014, if it weren't for Facebook I would keep in touch with people by email or sth but that's just not how it goes now, at this point it is a struggle to stay in touch with anyone beyond family and colleagues, It's a bad thing and it makes me unhappy.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:01 (one month ago) link

Do y'all actually keep in touch with these people though? As in actually exchange messages with them (including relying to a post). Or do you just see their posts / know you could contact them if you wanted to?

I quit FB six years ago not because they facilitated genocide and collaborate with fascists or other political reasons or their relentlessly terrible data privacy policies—seriously, gtfo with this being comparable to "I don't even own a TV"—but because I had grown tired of it due to having to use it at a job. I left that job and pretty much never used my account, yet people assumed I was seeing posts & events there because they could tag me or whatever. It has worked much better being one of YMP's "two friends," and besides in my world of variously aged people no one talks about FB anymore. It's been years since anyone expressed surprise that I don't have an account. You'd have to kidnap me to get me to a high school reunion though, so I guess ymmv

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:30 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I comment on stuff occasionally, give the customary birthday wishes, order shit when I see an acquaintance has a new thing out.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:31 (one month ago) link

I mean, some? But lots of people don't bother posting anything these days so it's a moot point. Feels like a holding pen, people who have deactivated their accounts I have lost touch with entirely, maybe they don't care.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:37 (one month ago) link

i don’t, i drift away from them. shit or get off the pot imo

That's a valid way to be and live, of course; I guess I admire the purity in this approach. But it doesn't work for everyone.

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:30 (one month ago) link

i would like to quit instagram but where else will i see pictures of pottery and people doing that pelvic tilt stomach exercise

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:37 (one month ago) link

pinterest and pornhub?

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:43 (one month ago) link

less pottery on pornhub than you would expect tbh

"Unchained Melody" intensifies

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:25 (one month ago) link

thanks to 3 30-day bans in a short period of time, I'm realizing when I can't post to FB, I don't have any desire to read it, and just use Messenger to talk to friends and.....it just *feels* better.

that I wound up going to Twitter for a bit kind of cancels it out but it really feels like a fucking detox, taking a break from this place.

flipside - people actually msg you thinking you're depressed or deceased when u don't post for a while and didn't tell them yr banned.

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 August 2021 14:26 (one month ago) link

through Messenger I did find out TWO of my high school friends are getting divorced....within a 5 minute span....so FB still sux.

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 August 2021 14:27 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

barely a month back on, and I got banned for 30 days again for quoting Dawn of the Dead in a thread specifically about Dawn of the Dead.

I quoted the doctor saying "they must be shot on sight" in response to someone doing the "dummies" quote, and someone on my profile reported it as incitement to violence and FB agreed and upheld on appeal.

truly worthless website. i'll enjoy another vacay.

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:00 (five days ago) link

deleted my account five years ago and there hasn't been a single solitary second when i was like "damn i wish i still had a facebook account"

Clay, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:05 (five days ago) link

it's been about 4.5 years for me as well. was shortly after trump lost by a few million votes (in 2016, i mean, not 2020)

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:08 (five days ago) link

most of my posts lately had just been sharing COVID-19 hospitalization/case stats updates for friends anyway but yeah you're not missing much.

most of my actual friends I just message on messenger anyway.

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:10 (five days ago) link

i really do echo clay's assertion though - it's not something you would think about afterward. you'd adapt. i'm still on instagram by the way (obv, but just in case people don't know, owned by facebook). it's not heaven or anything, but it is not facebook

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 03:14 (five days ago) link

i'm with you KM

i have been edging closer to ditching IG too tbh

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:07 (five days ago) link

i'm back in the instagram game because so many artists are on it, and the medium/format/platform of ig is actually pretty compatible with that****

****in some ways. in some ways, it's horrible for art and especially for time-based mediums like film and sound. forcing the world into portrait mode on their phones rather than landscape was a bold move. anything that involves as an important element is also screwed, because people don't have sound on half the time (🔉sound on!🔉) and even if they do, they're probably listening to it through tiny phone speakers, or in a loud place. but for photos and paintings and images and stuff like that, it's pretty good

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:53 (five days ago) link

anything that involves ^^sound^^ as an important element is also screwed,

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:53 (five days ago) link

my (not really) post-pandemic fomo has been so bad that i had to reduce my instagram usage to near zero

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:56 (five days ago) link

you're missing my haircut instagram stories. RIVETING.

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:07 (five days ago) link

Clearly, you should make people upload a schematic of their video and audio setups before you decide whether they deserve to view your content or not

Richard Marxist (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 18:47 (five days ago) link

"you mean, you don't even have a process?!"

typo punishment 1: i always save your up your reccos (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:28 (five days ago) link

Sorry, Karl, I can't really read that post due to compression artifacts.

You're going to have upload it in a lossless format (pm me for the ftp information) thxbye

Richard Marxist (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:41 (five days ago) link

i will what it takes to expand my network and make new connections that could lead to personal success

typo punishment 1: i always save your up your reccos (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:41 (five days ago) link

goddammit

typo punishment 2: i will what it takes to expand my network (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:43 (five days ago) link


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