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We should all really quit [Social Media]: Facebook changes product branding to FACEBOOK

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I still use my Facebook. Mostly for the benefit of family, I guess? I dunno. It's fine.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Twitter is just... not as good as facebook. I got one last year, and it can be fun, but it's much harder to follow conversations and picture threads and there are no where near as many useful things like event organisation and group chats on it.

    Google+ is even more of a ghost town than it was in 2014. I haven't even bothered looking at mine in years. I wonder how MySpace is going after their buyout and rebranding?

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited September 2016
    Twitter is really all I want or need out of a social media thingy

    All I want is to look at dumb jokes, see links to cool things, and rattle off dumb thoughts

    Facebook has always felt like it has way too many bells and whistles that just annoy me more than anything

    Plus it has a weird emphasis of connecting you to people you know in real life, which are the last people I have any interest in talking to online

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    I find the speed at which things happen on Twitter with active users to be overwhelming and the interface is garbage for actually following conversations. IMs will always be the perfect form of communication for me. Which is, incidentally, 90% of what I use Facebook for.

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    I pretty much only use FB for IMing friends who I can't easily text

    I like having a couple different forms of social media to check but I'm honestly pretty bad at using all of them. my semi-activity on each means I vacillate between being comfortably disconnected from my phone and feeling bad about not being part of various conversations

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I wish old school IMs were still a thing. Facebook has awful netcode on my slowass wi-fi network, as do kost other bloated social media sites, and Chrome also eats memory. Gimme a small, dedicated client yo

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Messenger is ok but there's no PC. version and I lack a smartphone

  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    I've been using Slack a lot recently and I rather like it

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Registered User regular
    edited September 2016
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Messenger is ok but there's no PC. version and I lack a smartphone

    It's just messenger dot com, it's the only reason I still have a facebook account, all my friends use it to communicate.

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    Twitter I can take or leave, but I am commited to FB because my friends use it heavily for organizing and communicating. There was a wave of people who left a couple years ago, but most came back after realzing they weren't getting invites for get to gethers.

    It is a little sad, actually. One of my friends and her boyfriend have literally vanished from my social circle because of this. Whenever I see her around, she's enraged about how no one ever invites them to anything anymore. She refuses to get back on FB and blames everyone for not just emailing or texting her.

    She's not wrong, but it is just the way it is. FB is concenient and people forget.

  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    I've been using Slack a lot recently and I rather like it

    does slack tie into emails or another service or is it just slack usernames

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Oh yeah, dropping Facebook absolutely put me on the outside of the loop on a lot of stuff with friends and family.

    But hey, if it stops me from getting mad at whatever non-important bullshit they post on there the other 90% of the time, it's worth it.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Noisymunk wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Messenger is ok but there's no PC. version and I lack a smartphone

    It's just messenger dot com, it's the only reason I still have a facebook account, all my friends use it to communicate.

    Holy shit why did no one tell me this

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    I've been using Slack a lot recently and I rather like it

    does slack tie into emails or another service or is it just slack usernames

    You setup a username on Slack and join a "team". My boss and I moved all of our internal IM to Slack last year and it's worked out really well.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Apparently there is some big clown scare sweeping the nation via social media?

    Like parents actually not sending their kids to school due to threats of clowns and/or kids claiming to have encountered clowns out in the wild.

    Seems mostly to be a prank that went viral and then other kids hear about it and kept perpetuating it with little-to-no clowns actually involved.

    I don't actually have Facebook or Twitter, so I'm getting this information second hand.

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Lars wrote: »
    Apparently there is some big clown scare sweeping the nation via social media?

    Like parents actually not sending their kids to school due to threats of clowns and/or kids claiming to have encountered clowns out in the wild.

    Seems mostly to be a prank that went viral and then other kids hear about it and kept perpetuating it with little-to-no clowns actually involved.

    I don't actually have Facebook or Twitter, so I'm getting this information second hand.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/us/creepy-clown-hoaxes-arrests.html

    As usual with the internet, just went way too far.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    My facebook "people you may know" widget is nearly entirely scary clowns (there's a few sexy clowns too). I assume this is an adverting thing? They are all very original and very unique.

    It might just be the facebook algorithm reacting to people reacting to the latest meme of scary clowns.
    edit- oh, I forgot why I posted about it in the first place, does anyone else have a bunch of clowns in their facebook "people you may know" list?

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited August 2019
    2013
    https://www.theverge.com/2013/5/20/4347650/yahoo-acquires-tumblr-in-1-1-billion-cash-deal-promises-not-to-screw
    Yahoo has officially announced that it will acquire Tumblr in a $1.1 billion cash deal expected to close in the second half of the year, and will keep Tumblr's David Karp on as CEO. "Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up,"

    2019
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802639/tumblr-verizon-sold-wordpress-blogging-yahoo-adult-content
    Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. for an undisclosed amount, The Wall Street Journal reports.

    Verizon, which first acquired Tumblr in 2017 after it purchased Yahoo, started to explore a sale earlier this year. Automattic reportedly bought Tumblr for less than $3 million, according to Axios, a stunning drop in value from the $1.1 billion Yahoo paid for it in 2013.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I trust David Karp collected a massive performance bonus and a golden parachute big enough to buy both of Epstein's private islands with.

  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Was the drop in value entirely based on the adult content ban?

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    They also wildly overspent on it. It was never worth a billion dollars.

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  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    i’d like yahoo to give me a billion dollars what do i have to do

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    They also wildly overspent on it. It was never worth a billion dollars.

    Wildly overspending was the thing to do in the mid 2010s, though. How much did Whatsapp sell for, again?

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  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    edited August 2019
    Tumblr's advertising is incredibly mismanaged too. I can't recall when it first manifest, but at some point their system decided I was a 65+ deeply conservative golf lover with a big heap of disposable income for travel. Scrolling through my dashboard right now, the first twenty ads are:
    - 3 soliciting donations for the Trump Campaign by pretending to be impartial surveys
    - 4 soliciting donations for the RNC by pretending to be impartial surveys
    - 1 for heartworm medication for dogs
    - 5 for golf accessories
    - 2 for AARP membership
    - 1 for some kind of medication that's being dodgy enough about saying what it does that it's probably either boner pills or a bowel thing
    - 2 for Wyoming vacation packages
    - 1 for a Las Vegas vacation package
    - 1 for an Alaska cruise package

    Before I stopped using it, my content was about 35% drawings of Batman, 35% D&D, 20% reblogged social justice topics, and 10% Muppets fandom. I'm not really sure what part of that made them assume my ad profile belonged in the Fox News demographic, but I can scroll past that shit just fine, none of that was the actual deal breaker. But then I saw how many perfectly innocent LGBT issues blogs were being nuked by the porn ban, maliciously mislabeled "adults only" and swept into the trash, and today's the first time since December that I've logged in.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Alaskan cruises are nice

    I suggest the inner passage cruise

  • PhasenPhasen Hell WorldRegistered User regular
    Oh since 2016 I have quit all social media except Twitter. It's been Ok!

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Huh, that's a lot of money

    I think about quitting social media, but I have a use for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

    Each of them have groups of people I enjoy that I gave no other way.of contacting, and I enjoy the occasional interaction with them

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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Try getting them all (for varying definitions of all) on Discord or a group chat?

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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    If you aren’t feeling bad, or addicted to social media, I don’t think you should feel bad for using it, or consider quitting it. Unless you feel you are just wasting time.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    I've recently found myself with too much free time and not much to do that isn't gaming/reading/watching stuff. All my real life friends currently live too far away to do stuff with.

    Since I currently live about an hour from my home town, I figure I can try and reconnect with some old high school friends so I can get out off the house occasionally and not go stir crazy. Pop down for dinner and catch up and such.

    Unfortunately, I don't really know a way to reconnect outside of Facebook which I'm not a fan of. So I guess I'll finally be making a Facebook page. Probably won't post much or anything, just try to direct message people or something. And blanket ban all family members so I don't have to deal with selectively blocking the ones who constantly post terrible political things.

    Or I could just forget all that and figure out how to make new friends. There's probably a website for that, right? I seem to remember when I used OKCupid years ago it had an option for searching for friends instead of romantic partners.

  • grrmushagrrmusha Registered User regular
    edited September 2019
    I wish there was a site/app as popular as OKC or Tinder but for friends and not aimed at just teenagers.

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  • TryCatcherTryCatcher Registered User regular
    Only social media that I feel I have to use is Facebook and is mostly for the groups function, since a lot of groups are very, very useful. For example, I got through a lot of bureaucratic procedures by following FB gossip.

    Don't need a Twitter/Instagram account to see what everybody else is posting.

  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    I'm trying to get an art side-hustle going which means opening up second social media accounts for my pen name. Now I manage two twitters and two instagrams, two tumblrs (although I don't really use my personal tumblr anymore) and two reddits.

    I deleted Facebook though so at least I have that going for me. Unfortunately some people have said Facebook is a better way to make money through art than insta or tumblr.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    I should honestly thank twitter for doing me a solid and finally forcing me off their platform forever

    quite literally! I'm greeted by a screen saying "we've basically disabled your account until you pass a captcha test,"

    alright, cool, I can do that,

    "and also give us your phone number"

    fucking bye, 280 character internet hellscape, you can get my number out of my cold dead hands

    now all that's left is... *sigh* facebook

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I forgot my twitter password and they were less than helpful and trying to help me so that is how I stopped using twitter
    Facebook on the other hand I barely use basically anymore is to talk to GW about their games and sadly see the toxic people in their safe space away from women

    I quit online dating because it just was not going to work no matter how hard I tired {it did not help it was ugly with people very forthcoming in what they were looking to do}

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'll always keep FB around but at this point I think I have more forumers on there than "real life" peeps.

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited September 2019



    Yeah they probably would have ordered a cut-down on the naziism. LGBT and queer content would probably have also been nixed though. -_-

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    OUR NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I appreciate the capitalisation and bolder font, thats a font you can picture stamping on a human face forever

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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