is Facebook bad?

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Fake computer crashes dining
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Postby mcwop23 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm

hot take:

yes
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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm

of course it is, quit it already you doofuses
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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm

dbl
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Postby fuckyoudad » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:58 pm

I deleted it several years ago and look at me now. Perfectly calm
Note: mildly comedic.
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Postby easy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:00 pm

of all the fucking reasons why facebook is terrible marc benioff lands on "it's addictive like cigarettes"
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Postby iambic » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm

very
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Postby Cone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm

yeah its dumb. I don't care enough to straight up delete my account but at the same time I haven't done anything with it in a couple years besides accept friend requests and use the messenger once every few months.
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Postby delgriffith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm

LEAN IN BABY
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Postby pretty yeoman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 pm

there can be no ethical social media consumption under capitalism, etc.
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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:02 pm

cue variation of:

"i only use it to stay in contact with people i wouldn't normally contact"
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Postby Shotfrog » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Don't worry, they'll turn it all around by selling you a device that tracks your movements around your home. (Pre-order now at portal.facebook.com!)
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Postby Grumby » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:03 pm

hell yeah it's bad. i like it for events and using the messenger to talk with my pals. but that's it.
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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm

yeah it's good for local events actually, unfortunately
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Postby clouds » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm

i found it a great way to alienate lots of people very efficiently and then do a DELETE
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Postby delgriffith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Obviously I knew things were bad but this story is outrageous from top to bottom
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Postby Grumby » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05 pm

dvr wrote:yeah it's good for local events actually, unfortunately


also to know if your friends are going to said event
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Postby bruceagain » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05 pm

It's got some problems and I'm too much of a socially isolated hick to ever like it but there are worse things
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Postby speakers » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:06 pm

"is facebook bad" is a question that becomes a deep dive into "social media consumption" or (thanks Benioff!) "it's addictive you know!" rather than that Facebook Inc. is a bad company doing bad things

this isn't "is tv bad?? we're creating a generation of boob tube zombies!!!!", it's "does this corporation do nefarious, evil things"
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Postby elaine » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:07 pm

i've an anti facebook facebook profile, people just think i'm depressed
I'm alright, don't nobody worry 'bout me .... BLACK IT OUT... BLACK IT OUT.... BLACK IT ALL OUT

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Postby dvr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

kill your tv too
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Postby Grumby » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

the boob tube zombies of today would be people that post pikachu and-or choke me daddy memes more than five times a day
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Postby mcwop23 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

i wish i could still see who’s in my classes
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Postby blurst of times » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:09 pm

speakers wrote:"is facebook bad" is a question that becomes a deep dive into "social media consumption" or (thanks Benioff!) "it's addictive you know!" rather than that Facebook Inc. is a bad company doing bad things

this isn't "is tv bad?? we're creating a generation of boob tube zombies!!!!", it's "does this corporation do nefarious, evil things"


this is a good point, and reminds me of the way climate change has been framed as a failure of human nature rather than an indictment of the fossil fuel industry

anyway yes facebook is bad and i should quit, but i still use it for events/messenger :(
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Postby bruceagain » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:11 pm

speakers wrote:"is facebook bad" is a question that becomes a deep dive into "social media consumption" or (thanks Benioff!) "it's addictive you know!" rather than that Facebook Inc. is a bad company doing bad things

this isn't "is tv bad?? we're creating a generation of boob tube zombies!!!!", it's "does this corporation do nefarious, evil things"

Yes, they do. All businesses this size do, this level of capital and its inherent alienation from the people giving it that capital/power will always be bad
I just reread capital in the 21st, thank you for your patience
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Postby shark week » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:19 pm

i don't understand the local events thing

are y'all talking about private parties? i get it when it comes to grad school stuff and friends' bday parties and whatnot but it's pretty stunning that grassroots organizers still use facebook.

if i am interested in an org's local events usually they list those things on their website or the local newspaper/events website will aggregate them or if they are exclusive to facebook i will just google "facebook" "org x" and go to their page and see they have an upcoming event

it's possible to be a user of facebook, twitter, instagram etc without actually having an account. in fact, i'd argue it's way better and easier to use social media platforms that way. you can have the sickest tweetdeck and still be encountering waaaaay too much nonsense. i think approx. 50% of my last 200 posts have been tweets in the election thread and i don't use a twitter account anymore.
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Postby Sam Bash » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 pm

I deleted that shit several months ago. I don't really care what anyone is doing.
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Postby xxx-xxx-xxxx » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm

I already moved my whole family to tik tok
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Postby joe » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:26 pm

Chuck Schumer is such a facebook stan that he told industry shill mark warner that he was going too far in criticizing it
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Postby bruceagain » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:26 pm

shark week wrote:i don't understand the local events thing

are y'all talking about private parties? i get it when it comes to grad school stuff and friends' bday parties and whatnot but it's pretty stunning that grassroots organizers still use facebook.

if i am interested in an org's local events usually they list those things on their website or the local newspaper/events website will aggregate them or if they are exclusive to facebook i will just google "facebook" "org x" and go to their page and see they have an upcoming event

it's possible to be a user of facebook, twitter, instagram etc without actually having an account. in fact, i'd argue it's way better and easier to use social media platforms that way. you can have the sickest tweetdeck and still be encountering waaaaay too much nonsense. i think approx. 50% of my last 200 posts have been tweets in the election thread and i don't use a twitter account anymore.

I don't really go to things but I imagine people like the convenience of being able to have it come up on their phone via push or whatever else rather than doing old school legwork to figure out what is on
People are just trying to be comfortable and probably don't have time or the inclination to think about it too much even if like my friends they dislike stuff about Facebook and still use it
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