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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Facebook. by johnnythemonkey on 13 November 2008 2:11pm
I believe a number of Palinites have formed a splinter group ( clique ) on Facebook.
I've been invited to join but of course, I would never join any club that would have the like of me as a member. (Thanks Groucho)
Re: Facebook. by bIG bLOGGER on 13 November 2008 3:33pm
A child of 5 would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of 5...

Have you been invited to join the GARRICK CLUB yet?
Re: Facebook. by johnnythemonkey on 13 November 2008 3:44pm
Since you mention it Petra...yes I have actually. Turned them down of course.
Re: Facebook. by MMMmmm... on 13 November 2008 10:41pm
Johnny, why don't you join Facebook?
Re: Facebook. by TERRY S on 14 November 2008 1:59am
I read an article in my fiance's PC Pro magazine that has a demonstration of how easy it i to get your personal nicked if you are a member of things like facebook. I am just telling you this as a friendly warning of what can happen. It was an appalling example. Within a day, this guy had managed to steal his friends name, address, bank, and insurance details(with his permission)just to show how easy it can be done.I've not been on Facebook since.The only ones I use now are this site and Yahoo, as I need that for my mail anyway. Take care.
Re: Facebook. by johnnythemonkey on 14 November 2008 5:23am
Terry, if anyone was foolish enough to steal my identity, they would inherit a lot of debt and quite a few enemies. :)
Re: Facebook. by Lounge Trekker on 14 November 2008 5:38am
The following is only a personal opinion and not intended for use where any information, copyrighted or otherwise; any sum of money; the use of any means of transferring this money; bank account numbers; old phone numbers; garbage bin reciepts; partially decayed unidentifiable organic matter; hair clippings; photographs of people real or morphed; or the depiction of contact mediums used to meet imaginary friends, is valued or considered private.

Reader discretion is advised.

Hmmm...I am not on Facebook because of the legal document they insist valid should you be using Facebook, were using Facebook or...sorry. I don't remember exactly and I can't be bothered to look for it, but a circumstance that could occur innocently. That is the only example I can think of specifically, but it differed from all the other legal instruments software providers tend to use.

Different enough that it requires extensive scrutiny before I feel I should 'sign' it. I don't trust my legal abilities enough to take a chance, so I'm on the outside and don't care what is in.

Above is the reason I haven't used Facebook. Seriously, I'd like to have contact with people I don't remember now and probably didn't have any reason to when I apparently knew them.

I barely have time to do what I do, have regular virtual contact with real freinds, and talk to people I know I like.

Faceless Trekker
Re: Facebook. by johnnythemonkey on 14 November 2008 7:28am
Were you speaking Canadian there Pete ?
Cos I did'nt understand a word of it. Methinks you're on the home brew again. :)
Re: Facebook. by peripatetically on 14 November 2008 12:38pm
I understood quite well. I never get involved in those kinds of web sites. I am very careful about ID theft. I don't even like to buy anything off the internet This is the only web site I use anymore where personal details need to be given. A word to the wise is all you can offer, Pete. That's a good reminder.
Re: Facebook. by mrsthing on 14 November 2008 1:23pm
Someone talked me into getting a Facebook account, and now she never messages me anymore. So I haven't been on in ages. I made my profile unavailable to anyone except people to whom I've given express permission. I don't like the idea of total strangers accessing my personal information. My profile is pretty scanty, though--I don't know why anyone would put all their personal information online, anyway.

I find Facebook confusing and difficult to navigate. And there's no bloody use for it, except to add applications for playing games--but the fine print says that the applications are third party things that can access your profile (and then you start getting spam in your email) and your friends' profiles. So I've pretty much dropped it.

I use Twitter now. It's minimalistic, but it's enough. It's not like I have a huge pile of friends, anyway.

I already spend too much time on the computer. But it's my only social outlet right now, so it's a two-edged sword. I try to keep things in balance.
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