"Can I say you're my girlfriend on Facebook?"

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Ha my little sister refuses to friend any family members or mutual friends so we can't spy on her!

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

i knew it was weak from the moment i pressed 'submit', enrique, but that's LOW

Just got offed, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

My mother joined Facebook, friended me, and now writes stuff on my wall constantly. Surely this is the kind of awkward social situation one is supposed to transcend post high school.

My mom labeled knowing about myspace a waste of time. So I doubt she'll be getting on FB.
Thank GOD.

nathalie, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

my sister is 40 with three kids (two teens). i'm more worried about the teens finding me tbh...

CharlieNo4, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:41 (twelve years ago) link

Is that on the wrong thread, L?

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

hmmmm.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200710/facebook

kenan, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

"I like it because it's something for everyone (until everyone is on it)." Lather, rinse, repeat.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:27 (twelve years ago) link

CIO: english newspaper columnists in their late 20's or older being all "i just joined facebook, here are some of the things i can do, the old social order is dead, lol poking"

Just got offed, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

The experience is initially unnerving, but once you get the hang of it, you start feeling like you’re part of some great undulating, pulsing virtual experiment—like that scene in Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire when Cassiel and Damiel wander Berlin hearing the innermost thoughts of everyone around them, except funnier and less pretentious.

I wish that sentence was funnier ans less pretentious.

kenan, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

Meanwhile Apparently last month Bebo overtook Google as the most-viewed website in the UK

Matt DC, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

There was an amusing Talk of the Town piece in the New Yorker last week about a freshman-orientation workshop at NYU that teaches students who conduct most of their social interactions on Facebook how to interact with people IRL.

jaymc, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

kenan otm

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 19 September 2007 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

That article in The Atlantic is pretty good, but contrary to the author, I think all the new gadgets that have started cluttering up people’s pages are a harbinger of impending doom. I bet it’s only a matter of time before people start adding music and irritating GIFs to their pages, to say nothing of auto-playing video clips and epilepsy-inducing colour-schemes.

Jeb, Thursday, 20 September 2007 00:50 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.facebook.com/friends.php?id=653621937

negotiable, Thursday, 27 September 2007 06:50 (twelve years ago) link

Ruh roh scrappy

kv_nol, Thursday, 27 September 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

"swatted away collywobbles "
what the?

sunny successor, Thursday, 27 September 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

I went away for five days and got about twenty app requests argh. When will people learn not to press "select all"?

Roz, Thursday, 27 September 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

My mother is now aware of Facebook as I had forwarded pics my cousin posted on her profile.

Mom: "Oh, yes, I read a piece aboutr that in the NYT, they said it was a potential threat for pornography and luring teenagers into it." (Sth like that.)

Me: "?"

stevienixed, Thursday, 27 September 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

Roz very much OTM!

kv_nol, Friday, 28 September 2007 08:22 (twelve years ago) link

that is just wrong. facebook should be logan's runned.

-- That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:57 (2 weeks ago) Link

I thought that too but then my neices and cousins were saying to me "Why aren't you on facebook so we can laugh at you being so old" (actually they only said the first bit to my face).
So now I am.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581671453
And my only friends are my nieces. And two other people.

Ned Trifle II, Friday, 28 September 2007 08:42 (twelve years ago) link

stevenixed's mum OTM.

ken c, Friday, 28 September 2007 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

Fuck an X Me application. "Someone decided to hug you" "you decided to hug someone". No, I didn't, stop spamming me.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 1 October 2007 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

so they're getting sued now?

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 1 October 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

updates for me today, guys?

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

my fucken phd supervisor is on facebook. really want to quit it.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

you should hit it first.

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

p.s. i didn't you know are on facebook

ken c, Monday, 1 October 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

Oh noes it is broken :( Who is this mysterious individual who has poked me? Sigh.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 07:59 (twelve years ago) link

I'm thinking of getting off Facebook, already. Too many people I don't really like but have to pretend to care about! Cousins! Exes! Friends of friends!

Too much like real life. Do not want.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:37 (twelve years ago) link

Is anyone else's login saying its down for maintenance "for a few hours" wtf?

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:04 (twelve years ago) link

noo..oh

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:07 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah it just happened then. And then if you retry it says yr password is wrong. But it isnt.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:09 (twelve years ago) link

is your caps lock on?

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

I just get thrown back to the login page time after time. :(

Raw Patrick, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

No I really was doing it right... its working now. Weird.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:30 (twelve years ago) link

Oh noes it is broken :( Who is this mysterious individual who has poked me? Sigh.

-- kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:59 (Tuesday, 2 October 2007 08:59)

Accentmonkey, was there one person you added and all this stuff followed on? I had that and am thinking of quietly telling them irl that I think they're great but I'm letting them go because I'm sick of people going: "Oh here's x, oh and there's y. Let's add them both."

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:35 (twelve years ago) link

I added my first bf who i havent seenin 15 years and now I kind of regret it... he's just so different to me now it is weirding me the fuck out.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:45 (twelve years ago) link

Then un-add him. No need for drama, he won't be hurt. You can also put him on limited profile and reduce the amount of news you get from him.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 09:50 (twelve years ago) link

Eh, its no big deal. Ive added a heap of ppl I never engage with. Its not like I do anything deadly important on FB :)

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:07 (twelve years ago) link

Wait, how do I limit the news I get from people? Cos I'm really fuckin sick of getting status updates from school menks every ten seconds going "IS WISHING THAT CERTAIN PPL WOULD JUST BE HONEST GOD MEN ARE SO STUPID"

That mong guy that's shit, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:10 (twelve years ago) link

the top right of your news feed there is 'preferences' - click on that and there are a bunch of dials you can adjust. just turn them all down and you'll get no news at all.

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:14 (twelve years ago) link

Chrz!

That mong guy that's shit, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

if only there was a dial you could turn down on all the stupid apps. wtf is the point of being a ninja, werewolf or vampire? why would i want to come to an imaginary happy hour?

Rubyredd, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:29 (twelve years ago) link

I just ignore most of em.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

Tho I have scrab, sudoku and astrolgy/tarot apps... and i like the ask a question thing, thats created some amusing creativity from friends. My latest question is "lads: are you impressed by a girl who can out-belch you?"

Only my ex has answered it so far though :(

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

I would be, Trayce!

I removed the Ask A Question app because it seemed to have asked questions automatically for me, which was annoying.

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

I removed it because I couldn't find a way to get it to stop emailing me every time one of my FB friends asked a question, and even now I keep getting noitifications in FB to tell me that so-and-so has asked a question. I'm sick of it.

accentmonkey, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:04 (twelve years ago) link

I think you can turn some of that off... people are nongs and leave everyone ticked when they ask a q'n.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:09 (twelve years ago) link

ken c has asked a question "shall i turn the notifications for ask a question off"

ken c, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:16 (twelve years ago) link

I have been avoiding Facebook because a) it annoyed me by being students-only when I wasn't a student, b) assumed myspacesque "who can win most friends by how hot their pouting emo teenage bathroom mirror photo is" competition reasons, and c) it seems kind of OLD now and if I can't be an early adopter then I don't want to know etc, but last weekend I met some people I hadn't seen in ages and would kind of like to see again, and they asked if I was on it, and joining up now to say hi seems marginally less creepy than trying to google up an email address, maybe.

This makes me very depressed. A lot of old friends are on Facebook and it hurts to see them all still friends, while I have been forgotten

Oh God, I find livejournal super-depressing for this reason so maybe I should be happy with not getting to spy on their Facebooks. Everyone I ever knew or thought seemed interesting even though they were too cool to talk to me from like 4 or 5 separate groups of long-lost friends is now in the same LJ friend circle (and there was me trying not to mix a couple of the groups when I knew them under the assumption that they wouldn't get on).

Meanwhile I don't see any of them except some of the too-cool types from a distance and one once-friend I bump into maybe twice a year who gives me that busy "oh yeah, I used to know you, but I have much better stuff happening in my life now" vibe each time. Then again maybe she would be nice and chatty except she thinks I'm giving off that vibe too? Arghs etc.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 11:36 (twelve years ago) link


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