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

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However, I think what she likes about Facebook is that it is relatively closed off to the outside world, whereas I don't generally care what yahoos have a gander at my drunken photos.

Lol irony reading this now.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:46 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

"The previously unreported actions by Myanmar’s military on Facebook are among the first examples of an authoritarian government using the social network against its own people."

All of this reads like a more extreme, but familiar, version of what's happening in the U.S.:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technology/myanmar-facebook-genocide.html

... (Eazy), Monday, 15 October 2018 15:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

RIP

crüt, Monday, 12 November 2018 18:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

it had a bad run

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

hold me

j., Monday, 12 November 2018 18:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

It really says something when you go to a site out of habit and then breathe a sigh of relief when it's down.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Don’t think of it as goodbye, think of it as... ello

coetzee.cx (wins), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

fb'd u for that

unproven (darraghmac), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Not down for me at all btw, you guys are all gone cause they’ve finally done the purge

coetzee.cx (wins), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

already back for me :/

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/technology/facebook-emails-privacy-data.html

In January 2013, one of Mr. Zuckerberg’s lieutenants emailed him with news about Twitter, one of Facebook’s biggest competitors. The company had introduced a video-sharing service called Vine, which allowed users to create and post six-second video clips.

When new users signed up for Vine, they were given the option of following their Facebook friends — a feature enabled through Facebook’s application program interface, or API. This feature was widely used, and had become a valuable tool for new apps to accelerate user growth. But in Vine’s case, Facebook played hardball.

“Unless anyone raises objections, we will shut down their friends API access today,” wrote the lieutenant, Justin Osofsky, now a Facebook vice president.

Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive, replied: “Yup, go for it.”

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 13:53 (six months ago) Permalink

hmm u don't say

These emails reveal that in the formative years of Facebook’s growth, the company’s executives were ruthless and unsparing in their ambition to collect more data from users, extract concessions from developers and stamp out possible competitors.

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 December 2018 13:59 (six months ago) Permalink

obviously nothing is shocking here but the gory details.....sure are gory and detailed

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:19 (six months ago) Permalink

fun fact: no-one ever became a billionaire through scrupulously even-handed business practices

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:28 (six months ago) Permalink

it's almost like amassing ungodly sums of money might be.. evil?

Nhex, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:39 (six months ago) Permalink

hmm, makes u think

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:39 (six months ago) Permalink

> fun fact: no-one ever became a billionaire through scrupulously even-handed business practices

the minecraft guy?

koogs, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:54 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

they need to cut it out with the "your facebook memories" shit

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:07 (four months ago) Permalink

every time i click the box that says "show me less things like this" and i still get these updates multiple times a week. sometimes it's nice to reflect on the past but it has to be on my own initiative. the past is full of traps--photos of exes, reminders that life is fleeting, whatever. who do they think they are?

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:11 (four months ago) Permalink

facebook memories is actually my favourite bit (because facebook is worse than it used to be so past = better)

koogs, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:12 (four months ago) Permalink

it's a form of torture

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:13 (four months ago) Permalink

If I were that terrified of being reminded of my life I wouldn’t record it for posterity tbh

gray say nah to me (wins), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:50 (four months ago) Permalink

it's a form of torture

― Trϵϵship

this also applies to facebook as a whole, fyi

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I was having a bad day a while back and Facebook was nice enough to show a post and pic of me and our dog the day before we put little Dottie to sleep : (

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:10 (four months ago) Permalink

That's horrible. I live in fear of the day my RIP post for my cat shows up in FB memories - it got tons of engagements at the time so I think they'll definitley go for it.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 4 February 2019 10:45 (four months ago) Permalink

So happy I'm off fb. It's been 2 weeks now? Haven't missed it at all.

nathom, Monday, 4 February 2019 12:58 (four months ago) Permalink

i don't think it filters 'memories' in any way, based on the four bits of absolute tosh it just gave me, none of which has a single like.

"is imagining he's playing tennis"

oh look, 6 years ago i was in kensington waiting for the comedy to start. i know this because i checked in from the pub next door. fascinating.

koogs, Monday, 4 February 2019 13:17 (four months ago) Permalink

congrats nathom!

i don't miss facebook but i do miss talking to most of my internet friends. they're good people but the opportunities for quality socialization on facebook just aren't there, i find it to be an addiction that ultimately does more harm than good. i need to find more friends i can hang out with in person, but the social anxiety makes it challenging...

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Monday, 4 February 2019 13:48 (four months ago) Permalink

ilx is the only good place on the internet

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 February 2019 13:52 (four months ago) Permalink

(in b4 inevitable 'and even ilx sucks' posts)

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 4 February 2019 13:52 (four months ago) Permalink

i don't think it filters 'memories' in any way, based on the four bits of absolute tosh it just gave me, none of which has a single like.

They don't show YouTube links in memories anymore, but I think that's the extent of the filtering (aside possibly from game/app posts).

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 4 February 2019 15:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Have deactivated FB and IG for a little more than a month now and it's been brilliant. Don't miss either.

Wish I could take myself off Twitter too but it's a job requirement, unfortunately.

Roz, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 04:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I have been off fb for a couple of weeks. It's liberating. I do miss some people but the downsides being on it are outweighing the former. Back on ilx which feels grebt. Just can't access my stevienixed account. Nathom will do. Lol

nathom, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 12:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Well, you get the FB ilxors here too, so there’s that!

suzy, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes! Missed you guys

nathom, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:33 (four months ago) Permalink

yay!

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:33 (four months ago) Permalink

"You have two memories..."

but before that, here's a crappy video of pictures you've posted floating around that we put together because it is Friends' Day

and here's a 3 word post from 9 years ago (that one's probably on me)

and here's a crappy video of pictures you've posted that we've cobbled together for no other reason than it used to be January and now it isn't. Your January Highlights.

and here's a memory from two years ago yesterday that you might have missed (but didn't)

meanwhile those group posts you made to that group with 26 people in it, we're only going to show that to two of them, despite the fact that they all subscribed specifically.

koogs, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:06 (four months ago) Permalink


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