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Aug 14, 2012, 3:39pm   #16
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The biggest problem with Facebook is that it sells info about us – so why should we give it to it?! More than that, right now it became one of the online tools for investigating people by third parties. Personally, I do have Facebook account which I created because of curiosity long time ago, but haven’t used for about 2 years….
Aug 15, 2012, 8:24am   #17
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Originally Posted by r15324
To an extent I see where the article is coming from... From my experience, those without Facebook pages for example tend to be less social, less outspoken and generally more awkward than those that have a healthy Facebook presence.
That's not always true though. I'm not a hermit or anything lol...I interact with people on a daily basis with my line of work, and I enjoy it. I have friends outside of work. We usually meet up with friends at least once every weekend for car shows, and we're all normally sitting around still talking long after the car show is over. I just prefer to keep my private life private when it comes to social media, and I'd rather connect with friends in person or over the phone. Some people just don't feel the need to blast the details of their life all over a Facebook wall. I don't care if other people have Facebook pages or not; I have no problem with that...but it's just not for me. I just think it's BS that employers would take your lack of a Facebook page into consideration when you're applying for a job. So glad the company I work for isn't like that!
Aug 15, 2012, 10:41am   #18
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Originally Posted by U-lala
The biggest problem with Facebook is that it sells info about us – so why should we give it to it?! More than that, right now it became one of the online tools for investigating people by third parties. Personally, I do have Facebook account which I created because of curiosity long time ago, but haven’t used for about 2 years….
Yeah, I think the wikileaks guy said it was the number 1 information source for the CIA or something like that.

I set up a facebook page at the insistence of a friend but haven't used it for ages. I talk to the friend, as I do others, through email, texts, etc. As a result of the info in this article, I may set up one under my real name but with fake friends leaving many compliments, as a kind of glowing recommendation to future employers.

I think many people stay are on Facebook because of the possibilty of falling into a whirlwind romance with a stranger after he/she leaves them a message. This isn't altogether unreasonable: My brother met his GF on FB.
Aug 15, 2012, 11:19am   #19
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It's kinda ridiculous that anyone would assume something about someone solely for not having facebook. I don't know what age group they're talking about but a good majority of people over the age of 30 probably don't have a fb page and that is normal for that generation. Now a 16 year old who doesn't have a fb page is pretty rare in my experience but it still doesn't mean that they're 'hiding something.'
Aug 15, 2012, 11:43am   #20
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Originally Posted by skylighttonight
you could set up a fake facebook page with pretend friends who epitomise goodness, responsibility, a strong work ethic. These friends could leave messages like "i would invite you to come out with us tonight, but i know you are serving food for the homeless". And "i have finished that how to be a model employee book you lent me. I'll return it when i next see you".

Your hobbies: Working as part of a team, setting goals and following them through, learning about workplace communication, not being distracted from the task at hand, etc.
lol!
Aug 16, 2012, 10:30am   #21
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Originally Posted by nc.girl
that's not always true though. I'm not a hermit or anything lol...i interact with people on a daily basis with my line of work, and i enjoy it. I have friends outside of work. We usually meet up with friends at least once every weekend for car shows, and we're all normally sitting around still talking long after the car show is over. I just prefer to keep my private life private when it comes to social media, and i'd rather connect with friends in person or over the phone. Some people just don't feel the need to blast the details of their life all over a facebook wall. I don't care if other people have facebook pages or not; i have no problem with that...but it's just not for me. I just think it's bs that employers would take your lack of a facebook page into consideration when you're applying for a job. So glad the company i work for isn't like that!
+1
Aug 19, 2012, 12:42pm   #22
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It's disturbing how entitled people feel to know every aspect of your private life.
Aug 19, 2012, 3:37pm   #23
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Originally Posted by Jesssh
Sometimes journalists make up stories just to get traffic and attention and reactions. The opinions of the silent majority are ignored.
That's what it sounds like to me...a journalist making nothing into something. I've searched a lot for old friends on fb, and a lot of them are either not searchable or they still don't have an fb page.
Aug 21, 2012, 1:05am   #24
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Absurd!
Aug 21, 2012, 4:10pm   #25
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That is just stupid. I had a freaking stalker and all kinds of dumb stuff would happen. I finally said DELETE over a year ago and will never get facebook again. I guess I am not getting a new job.
Aug 21, 2012, 11:36pm   #26
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Though I do have friends who are not on facebook, I have to admit I've always thought it's kind of weird when I look someone up from one of my classes or something and nothing shows up. It's probably weirder that I even bother looking them up though.
Aug 22, 2012, 11:26am   #27
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Originally Posted by ~Fabulousity~
Agree. I'm not on Facebook and don't care to be, doesn't mean I have something to hide. I got tired of people posting pics of their food, toes, and talking about and posting pics of other random silly things. It just became blah! A waste of my time to even log-in so delete it went.
exactly.

So stupid. I have never had a FB page. I don't feel it necessary to get in touch with people I had no desire to talk to before FB was invented. If I want to talk to you, or catch up I will simple call/email you.
Aug 23, 2012, 12:12am   #28
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Facebook is a bore. I am glad to have deleted my acct and I never regretted it
Sep 2, 2012, 6:46am   #29
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and this too:oh dear.
Sep 2, 2012, 11:24am   #30
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Reminds me of the flack I used to get because I didn't drive a car: "w-w-Why, that's just un-AMERICAN!!"

Everybody finds things to make their own business, including your own.
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