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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovelytrees wrote:
I noticed that FaceBook is starting to become a page where people brag about the life they don't really have Smile


Yeah, but that's why it's funny. Although I have switched off some people just because it was a bit blatant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovelytrees wrote:
I noticed that FaceBook is starting to become a page where people brag about the life they don't really have Smile


People who seem to live on Facebook are funny like that. The more they brag about their lives the more sad and lonely I think they are. Overcompensation 101.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I presumed to bore people of late, were a few pics of me on my last day in the Forces; you know... one of me in dress uniform and some other relevant shots. Everything else tends to be getting tagged in family pics by my wife. I used to post a lot more, but just of feel it's a bit self indulgent.

I think originally when most of us joined in the 00s, it was used as intended: to share pictures and thoughts with family & close friends. But now like most social media, it's become too commercialised and full of people self-publicising; and that's probably put a lot of us over 40s (maybe even >30s) off.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick Clegg.

I mean. Seriously.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
The only time I presumed to bore people of late, were a few pics of me on my last day in the Forces; you know... one of me in a dress.


i didn't realise that you were in the Navy Smile

Yep, FB is not what it was..i wonder if it has a trick up its sleeve or if that's it done and dusted?

i assume the asian and african nations still haven't fully been captured yet...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all about Insta now isn't it?

As for the dress - bit chilly for that, Stanley in June (Falklands Liberation Parade). I know the Bootnecks like that sort of thing though Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apparently...

not tried Insta yet, but assume i will get dragged there kicking and screaming...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
apparently...

not tried Insta yet, but assume i will get dragged there kicking and screaming...


S0d that.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
It's all about Insta now isn't it?


I have an account with Instagram but not feeling the love for the whole concept of it - FB does for me still but that is getting progressively boring

maybe fora will come back into fashion again?? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
It's all about Insta now isn't it?


I have an account with Instagram but not feeling the love for the whole concept of it - FB does for me still but that is getting progressively boring

maybe fora will come back into fashion again?? Wink


usenet news must be due a nostalgic/ironic comeback
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
It's all about Insta now isn't it?


I have an account with Instagram but not feeling the love for the whole concept of it - FB does for me still but that is getting progressively boring

maybe fora will come back into fashion again?? Wink
I have done a whole one inst post, and that was to enter a competition. I will admit it just doesnt do it for me.

Mind you I am also getting bored of Facebook, I only really use that to keep up with what other are doing in my ‘esoteric hobby arena’ and to ask questions of/gain the experience based wisdom of those who did that for a living for a decade or two for the US government.

Having been on the internet since it’s earlyish days, while I love its global reach and connectivity, enabling people to find like minds globally, and to do new stuff, quite frankly I am getting bored with it - the irrelevant advertising, the reinforcement of views as opposed to easily seeing varied viewpoints, and of course the occasional bully. Give me a good 📚 library.

I watch what my kids do re Insta and it just baffles me. “Look at my 🥘 dinner” its food, you eat it, why the world needs to see what I have to eat I have no idea.

As with most things the darkness of greed and power is spoiling something that was so promising. But hey that’s the way our world works. Sadly.

Now where are my 5 1/4 in floppy disks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look at the internet less and less and the range of sites is decreasing too...unless it is shopping related...

Much of FB is filled with selfies (personally, i'd rather see the view), narcissism and ill conceived opinions....it is a great place for viewing irony, virtue signalling and victimhood though...so it is not all bad...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bucking the trend here, recently signed up for facebook for the first time aged 45 to watch 70.3 worlds then Kona. Claimed my name was Jorgan. Haven't been back since mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only reason I am still on it is that my cycling club use it as their main form of communication.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This new iPad summary is quite revealing on how you spend your time on the internet.

While most of my time involves learning French or viewing stuff to help me refine my self knowledge (eg comparing how I feel about this or that and then working out why), it has made me think about the value of my time.

Facebook especially. While I learn from old hands and try to help new hands, a lot of the stuff I see, quite frankly is a waste of my time. About the only real valuable stuff that appears on my front page is stuff from the UN, MDS, Dali Lama etc. The stuff from most people, perhaps 1% holds interest for me. And some of the suggested sites and adverts just make me shake my head. Those algorithms clearly don’t understand me. (Ejc behave).


On a separate issue I was going to strike through my tag line, and follow it with a quip but couldn’t get that to work, anyone know how to do it? I assume something like [s]....[/s] but that and other things I googled doesn’t work.
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