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What is your view on social media?

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What is your view on social media?

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:09 am

Some people cant put it down, others think its the devils work. The only one I have is Facebook and I am now kind of questioning it. I don't have twitter, linkedin, myspace, or any of the others. I don't have a smartphone so I am not on FB in public, just at home. The good part is I can keep in contact with a couple of family members who are hard to get a hold of. However I do see why a lot of people are against it. It can cause drama in the workplace(seen it) and I've learned to stay off of a lot of stuff, which like youtube is one long argument.

Thoughts?



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by NS8401 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:23 am

I have nothing except YouTube and I hardly consider it social media...



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:24 am

Don't use any of them. Wouldn't even know how. I don't feel that my life is lacking in fullness because of my failure to embrace these fads.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by SoupySez » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:18 pm

One thing I like about Facebook is that I've been able to re-connect with a great many people from my youth, military, and work years. I've hooked up with about a dozen Army buddies I served with in Korea. Also guys and girls I grew up with. Even relatives I never even met or hadn't seen or heard from in years.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by ZenithCKLW » Mon May 01, 2017 9:12 am

Depends on how you use it. I feel that if you use it to legitimately connect with people, or to join groups that correspond to hobbies or something, that's great. If you use it to serve an egotistical need for attention and "likes", or use it to spread your political leanings, then there's a problem.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by WOHO » Wed May 31, 2017 2:54 pm

Like CK said- it all depends on what you use it for. It is the only way I communicate with old classmates that I wouldn't otherwise, so why now, just because I can? I don't mind posting the latest photos of my fantastic grand-daughter, but maybe everybody else is tired of the daily journal?
What is IT good for is for us nerds that have specific diverse interests and can share ideas- now that is the only thing of true value to me. If I have an obsolete scanner and others have found ways to keep it going, then a Yahoo Group or FB Group is a great way to exchange ideas, likewise, on broadcast radio topics, the AM band, niche broadcast items like CQUAM or KAHN, even the neighborhood 'watch' group.
Could I live without it- yes. The old BBS was good enough actually. I still like the banter we have here on the Buzzboard. BUT, my wife is on the 'phone' microcomputer basically, between games and FB, she doesn't even talk to me in the evening- not that there's anything wrong with that, but when do you draw the line? That is the question.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by craig11152 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 pm

I do Facebook and 2 other forums like this. I have a Twitter account but don't use it. I see social media sort of like a car. Very useful but people can and do abuse the tool.
I keep up with lots of extended family almost daily that I only see periodically. It's not hard to filter your Facebook feed to fit your wants and needs. I can't do the same on the road but I drive anyway.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:28 am

The problem, as I see it, is that true bonding can't be achieved electronically. Social media is a form of virtual reality that can be used to bypass real interpersonal relationships and create illusions that may not be true-to-form. Even if we use our real identities online, we can create a "virtual self" that doesn't reflect who we are when we're face-to-face with another person. We also see things in others that may not necessarily reflect their personas in the real world. I liken it to the effects of alcohol....judgement and inhibition can quickly go out the window as intoxication sets in. You might think that guy sitting next to you at the bar is your best friend after a few beers. Even though you just met him and know nothing about him, you're ready to spill your guts and tell him everything about yourself. Hell, you might just give him all your credit card numbers because he's your "new buddy". Or you might get into a political argument that ends up in a fist fight because you've had a little too much "liquid courage". The internet, social media in particular, has a way of triggering a kind of mental intoxication, which might explain why many people become addicted to it.

The internet may make communication easier in some respects, but nothing can replace face-to-face personal interaction.


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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by 906XJ » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:22 pm

I had Facebook for three months... just long enough to get the contact info of the few people from my past that I wanted to reach. Then I deleted my account.

Except... you can never actually delete your account. It's hideous.

About six years after I left I got a notification via e-mail that there was new content on my Facebook. So, I logged back in... During the login procedure I had to go through a bunch of questions, one of which asked if the address in Tokyo they had listed was, in fact, me.

No man, I'm not from Tokyo. Reset my password and closed the account... again.

Screw Facebook.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by Calvert DeForest » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:23 pm

906XJ wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:22 pm
I had Facebook for three months... just long enough to get the contact info of the few people from my past that I wanted to reach. Then I deleted my account.

Except... you can never actually delete your account. It's hideous.

About six years after I left I got a notification via e-mail that there was new content on my Facebook. So, I logged back in... During the login procedure I had to go through a bunch of questions, one of which asked if the address in Tokyo they had listed was, in fact, me.

No man, I'm not from Tokyo. Reset my password and closed the account... again.

Screw Facebook.
There is a way to permanently delete your account, but Facebook doesn't advertise it openly:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0 ... k-account/


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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by ++++ » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:10 pm

None of it. I guess you gotta be social.
Seriously, I've heard of people being taunted, live stream killings, bullying, etc.
I look at a few police message boards and there are a lot of creeps out there. Not everyone out there is your "friend."

Too, do people have really, really low self esteem?
If you go anywhere, now, you get a receipt and you are asked to rate the place, if you visit a site, you can "like" them, or so forth.

Hopefully, in my mind, this will go away one day, as MySpace has.
Two biggest cause of divorce today: 1)"Addiction" to social media 2)People do not know how to converse.



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Re: What is your view on social media?

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:21 pm

Man arrested in murder of Florida mom who gushed about her success on Facebook

A man was arrested Saturday in the death of a Florida woman who was killed in June after being shot by a masked gunman just hours after she gushed about her financial success in a Facebook post, police said.

Joevan Joseph, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Makeva Jenkins, a 33-year-old mother and entrepreneur who died in late June after being shot in the head in her Lake Worth home.

“I didn’t do it,” Joseph told reporters as detectives escorted him in handcuffs to a police car. He appeared before a judge on Sunday and was denied bond.

enkins was very vocal about her success in the last three years of her life, going from homelessness to earning “multi six figures” hours before she died. She managed The Prime Enterprise, a business consulting company, and boasted about her achievement on her Facebook page.

"Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six-figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures," Jenkins wrote on Facebook. "No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business."

Jenkins ended the post by saying: “Anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.” The Facebook post followed previous messages about her business.

On the night of her shooting, Jenkins' three children – two girls, ages 1 and 13, and a boy, age 7 – her husband and brother were inside the home, The Palm Beach Post reported. A fight broke out between Jenkins and the masked intruder before she was shot in the head. She was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Her family initially said they feared Jenkins’ detailed Facebook posts may have made her a target that led to her death.

"Everybody loved her," a relative told the newspaper in June.

"I’m speechless. My heart is just so heavy. I just can’t believe it," another friend said.

The Jenkins family pleaded to the public for possible clues into the mother’s murder in August before Joseph’s arrest. Police did not release a possible motive into the killing.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/03/ma ... ebook.html



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