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Do you ever guilt post on facebook?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Darius, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Darius

    Darius Well-Known Member

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    I mean those posts that usually go something like this:

    "If you're against killing puppies then share" or "if you share this you'll win the lottery. If you don't share, God will slaughter your family"

    I hate it when people do that and I never share those. Your thoughts?
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    Facebook is stupid and so is anyone who uses it.
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    I haven't seen any of those, but whenever I click through photos posted by a fan page (i.e. tour pics by the Madonna page, behind-the-scenes photos for Modern Family, etc.) there are chain-email-esque comments giving a long haunted story that will kill you if you don't copy and paste. I don't understand how people are still that gullible.
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    Facebook seems to be dwindling in popularity. Half my friends on there post about a quarter of the stuff they did 2 years ago. I think the novelty is wearing off.

    I never guilt post on Facebook and ignore things like "share or you will get a computer virus".
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    A woman I used to work with in college still has me in her address book and seems to be "Publishers Clearing House" of chain-email letter-senders. The woman can send three or four of them a week out to everyone she knows (or knew). There's always that pathetic intro like, "I don't really believe in these things, but it's too spooky to ignore!" which translates as "I really do believe in these things and I have nothing better to do than send these things to everyone I know". I have her letters going straight to "junk mail" and no major tragedy has befallen me yet. I don't have the heart to tell her she's wasting everyone's time, especially her own. God only knows what her fb page must be like.

    And I totally agree that Facebook seems to be dwindling in popularity. I'm glad I never jumped on that bandwagon.
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    I hate chain emails, and I would never send one. I get them at work all the time, they say if you send them you could be fired, but nothing happens I get about 10 a week. :eek: . I keep deleting them, and I get 10 more because people say they are afraid to delete them, it drives me crazy. I don't need any more bad luck. :eek:
    Has anyone seen the diet chain email going around. It says if you delete it, and don't sent it to 10 people you will gain 10 pounds for every person you didn't send it to. I got about 8 of them at work, and deleted them all, I'm in serious trouble if that thing comes true. :)

    I don't see them often on Facebook, but if I did I would ignore it.
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    Oh gee I hate those things. I have a friend who posted if you love your mother and respect your mother share this. Anyway her cousin replied and said why don't you just call her instead, it's been over a month :D

    But the worse thing is which I find really icky is people who set up pages for people who die. I don't know, maybe it's me, but I find it really disrespectful, tacky
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    Blimey, thats what goes on, on Facebook is it?
    Thank Goodness I dont use it - that would annoy me.
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    One of the most annoying thing on FB is " look who's looking at my profile"

    Impossible to see who's been viewing your profile, so they say.
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    FB is great, where else can you find out what a friend you haven't seen in 17 years, is having for dinner in Seattle. ;)
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    Those status updates on FB (my work collegues are on it) just seem like airing your dirty linen in public, I dont get it!!

    Not my thing at all - I dont want people to know what I'm up to. lol lol
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    I know exactly what you are talking about and I despise them. I never share them either.

    I used to think that too about FB pages for people who had died-- until a couple of weeks ago. I was talking to a friend of a friend whose son had died in a motorcycle accident about a year ago. His first birthday since he died was about a month ago and because they had never shut down his facebook page, a lot of his friends posted memories or anecdotes about the deceased guy on his birthday. His mother said that it really meant a lot to her to read the posts and know that people were still thinking about and remembering her son.
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    I know what you mean. I love my privacy.

    I've got people from high school and college trying to track me down and play catch-up. I'm not into that. I imagine it's considered snobby not to want to reconnect with these people, but once I'm gone, I don't go back.
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    I realized quite soon after heading off to college that there was literally not a single person from high school that I wanted to continue being in contact with--and that was well before facebook. It was barely after Pony Express. :)

    I enjoy being "off the grid". The only time I was ever able to be "found" online (my real name, anyway) was one calendar year when I was on my Church's website as a member of the Board of Directors. It was obscure enough that I did not show up on a google search. So I, too, love my privacy. I'm not some big-brother conspiracy theorist, but I like making it harder to be "found" just in case.
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    Just on principle, I refuse to hit "Like" or "Share" whenever someone tells me to, usually because they want attention for their cause, whether the cause is legitimate or just a lot of fluff.

    Recently I posted "Hey everybody! Hit 'like' if you absolutely refuse to hit 'like' just because someone that you probably don't even know has told you to hit 'like'!"

    In the post underneath I wrote, "You're a little confused about what to do now, aren't you?"

    I got one 'like.'
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    Well, a friend and colleague passed away, who had done a lot of work with some well-known people and they set up a page for him, which was loved by his family, who post on it...while there is one for my uncle's brother, which accidentally caused me to come into contact with nearly 40 first cousins once removed and a few first cousins I didn't know existed...most of whom seem to live within a 40-mile radius (which means we'll probably never see one another again, especially the one who lives two miles away and is very nice).
    I forget to ask them for the evidence. The only thing I know about guilt is what I've read.
    I don't refuse to hit either but I never have hit either.

    I'm a bit private but I'm also bubbly at times, so I have a facebook page purely for contact...but don't put anything on it and sometimes don't visit it for months. I don't give information out and I get too much coming in.
    I don't refuse to hit either but I never have hit either.
    I don't particularly have a burning desire to reconnect but if they want to or we meet, I'm happy to. I don't like to burn that bridge until I get to it.
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    I don't know. I connected with a first cousin recently, who I hadn't chatted to since I was a child. That cousin was at my father's funeral but got lost after the service, so we didn't get to chat. Via facebook I supplied him with pictures of his family and his mother. Neither he or his siblings had pictures of their mother or even themselves as little children, other first cousins, aunts and uncles, first cousins once removed until I supplied them via Facebook.
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    I HATE those! I hate anything like that, any chain mail or anything... it just grates on me so much!
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    A couple other things -- the use of the 'Like' button: from time to time, someone might make a post indicating that someone close to them just died. And underneath it says, '12 people like this.' Who the hell 'likes' this kind of thing?

    Now, I know, I know -- in these cases, hitting 'like' is a convenient way to send your sympathy to the mourner, and that's what the sender means. (Hopefully.) But it's still a freaking idiotic sentiment to send. If you care enough to express sympathy, then express it in words. Take the few minutes to write something from the heart. Otherwise, you're just plain lazy. Maybe stupid too.

    The other thing, which is rampant on Facebook, but has infected all of the Internet, and people's conversations: the use of 'congrats.'

    'Congrats' is a sarcastic substitution for 'congratulations.' Example: "You just left your wife and three kids for your 20-year-old secretary. Congrats." Or, "Hey, great news! You got that promotion! You really earned it with all that backstabbing and ass-kissing. Congrats on that! No, seriously, congrats."

    Just say "congratulations." It's only seven letters longer.

    I also never use emoticons, or write in 'text language' ('rofl,' etc.). These habits are ruining writing.

    And don't get me started on photographing the food I'm about to eat. What is that?
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    I don't bother with FB at all, in 20 years it may not even exist anymore. lol
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