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

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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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

it's a form of torture

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:13 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

ilx is the only good place on the internet

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

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

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

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

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

suzy, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:12 (seven months ago) link

Yes! Missed you guys

nathom, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:33 (seven months ago) link

yay!

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:33 (seven months ago) link

"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 (seven months ago) link


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