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Windows 7: Facebook hits 1 billion active user milestone


06 Oct 2012   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I have a fake facebook account. Mainly to get freebies like additional space in dropbox. Also to farm emails from dumb kiddies (again for more space in dropbox, now I have 18-ish GB in my free account).

But I'm more or less the only physical person I know with less than 50 years that does not waste tons of time into that nonsense and stay in forums about science and tech. I've always been such a nerd.
You mean you give emails to spammers?


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07 Oct 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
And I am proud to say that I am not one of them.
Add me to that list.
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07 Oct 2012   #13

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Hi there
I avoid "Farcebook" like the plague.

Also I HATE it if you are in a restaurant and you see mobile phones visible on tables etc.

If you are out with people surely even the site of a moble is enough to make you think "The other person's mind is not 100% with ine group he / she is with" -- they are still thinking about "Virtual friends" on Farcebook or twats on twitter etc etc).

Some of these services *just might* be valuable in News / evidence collecting / protection from an overbearing state using "State security" as a catch all reason for curtailing civil liberties but most of the time these type of services are just 100% pure bovine scatology.

Even Email is now getting to the point of being more a nuisance than a help any more.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Oct 2012   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Also I HATE it if you are in a restaurant and you see mobile phones visible on tables etc.
I would be one of those.....you know, having the phone handy in case the child minder that's looking after the kids needs to get in contact with me?
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07 Oct 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You mean you give emails to spammers?
Nah, they are professionals and need thousands of them a month to stay afloat. Their bots sending chain letters work faster than I ever could.

Dropbox asks emails and sends to these emails an invite to join dropbox, if the person accepted, I got more free space. Other things offer similar discounts for every "friend" you bring them.

Having a stockpile of emails is thus useful.
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07 Oct 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Jimbo I agree about seeing cell phones. The hard part is finding a person, over 10 years old, who doesn't have one. Crap, my 6 and 9 year old grandkids each have one, not due to my wishes though.
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07 Oct 2012   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
And I am proud to say that I am not one of them.
Add me to that list.
I'd rather be on a forum where I can get help or offer help. I really don't have anything to bring to the social networking table. So, I steer clear of them.
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07 Oct 2012   #18

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If there is no other reason to join facebook than to read the dumb things people post, it is worth it.
#Stupidpeople
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07 Oct 2012   #19

 

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07 Oct 2012   #20

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I've found Facebook and Twitter really useful for talking to people who I haven't seen for ages, or haven't got their phone number. I use Facebook to arrange things with friends and upload photos of friends and family, so it does have it's uses.
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