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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    Facebook is wastebook, get a life.
    I check FB about once a day to see what the kids/GKs are up to, and I like to see photos of them. I rarely post anything. (and DEFINITELY no selfies!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    re Facebook...I do email, snail mail, and phone. I prefer my info not be "out there". That is just me.
    You are not alone, I am not one to let everyone know each time I turn around. Feel they are obsessed and something is lacking in their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    Facebook is wastebook, get a life.

    Facebook fans say the same thing about quilting board fans.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    Facebook is wastebook, get a life.
    That is pretty rude. Facebook can be just another way of looking at quilting. It is no more of a waste than this page is. Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckydo View Post
    I agree with you! Why are folks so obsessed with their selves? I have a middle aged friend that changes her profile picture several times a week. All selfies. she can never take a candid shot, all are posed. And when she takes pictures of her grandkids she is always in them. It is pretty self centered if you ask me. Get over your self already!
    I have a friend like this, too. It cracks me up. She may have cute grandkids, but we will never know because she manages to take up more than half the space in every picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    Facebook is wastebook, get a life.

    Wow that is harsh, condensinding and judgemental. Guess what you are using a form of social media right now and would not be pleased if someone told you to get a life. The original poster was talking about a trend she dosen't care for some people agreed others like me mentiond things that bug us more....none of us were looking for self righteous judgement infering that this social media is superior to another one.
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    I have never taken one of those in my entire 60 years on this planet. What ever happened to having a friend take the shot?
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Worse!!!! I unfriended an acquaintance who would post pictures of herself with a Bentley in the background with the caption, "Just chilling at home." Selfies at 5 star restaurants, magnificent trips, beautiful interiors of her home, etc. I thought she should just take a picture of money and say, "Look what I have!" Yeow.

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    Oh, and if you ever take a selfie don't hold the camera low. There is a reason!

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    I am on Facebook daily checking in with family and friends mostly. There is a former coworker daily doing selfies. Very vane from the first day I met her. Used to be pro body builder and "supposedly" trying to get back into it. Any photos of full body selfie is shot from quite distance. Saw her the other day and she looked like it was all she could do to breathe. I guess that is why they made spanx. Most selfies are shot from an above angle. She has taught her children how to pose. She learned that from earlier body building days. Am I jealous? No. Hardly. I've worked hard for my body fat.

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    I don't do selfies. IF I post a picture of myself it is because someone
    else took it of me not taking it myself. For the most part I don't have
    a photo of me on my profile.

    Usually my profile is one of my cats, or something I made. Or a funny
    sewing/quilting related saying.

    I stopped the feeds from my middle daughter because all she did was
    post selfies and complain about her course load (college classes) but
    failing to understand that SHE is the one who selected that course load
    nobody else.

    I like facebook for many reasons, I have been able to hook up long lost
    friends who I hadn't talked to since childhood, found cousins that I knew
    about but never met (on dads side), and am in MANY groups for sewing,
    quilting, and machine embroidery.
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    I have a Facebook friend who's always posting "selfies". She went to the same school I did, but she's several years older than me, and I don't really remember her all that well. In her "selfies", she looks much, much younger than the 55-ish years old she actually is. I just thought "good for her", and didn't really think anything else about it. But one day something occurred to me. Her "selfies" were always taken at an odd, unnatural angle. Hmmm.

    A couple of months ago, her husband posted a photo of her that he'd taken while she was asleep. Oh my. She had very dark circles under her eyes, all sorts of wrinkles, and looked her actual age ... if not older! She didn't even look like the same person. (I bet she was furious that he'd posted that picture!)

    That's when I realized what she'd been doing in her "selfies". She was pointing her face in such a way that the lighting and/or camera flash erased those dark circles, and the majority of her wrinkles were "stretched out" so that they didn't show nearly as much. I wouldn't doubt that Photoshop was involved, too. I had to giggle just a little bit. Her husband tattled on her, either accidentally or on purpose! (I suspect the latter!) It's perfectly natural for people to want to look good in their photos, but hers were just a little TOO perfect, if you know what I mean! LOL!

    Not long afterwards, she posted a photo of herself riding a roller coaster, claiming it was the one in a local amusement park. Something about the photo caught my eye. She was wearing a modern shoulder harness ... one of those big padded types that pulls down over your head ... and the roller coaster in her photo was a metal one. The roller coaster she CLAIMED to be riding is a vintage wooden one that has only a metal lap bar. Then I noticed that her head was too large for her body, the skin tones didn't match, and there were other signs of poor editing that made it a dead giveaway. Yep, she'd obviously Photoshopped that picture! She'd taken a photo of a modern roller coaster (one she'd probably found online somewhere), and had Photoshopped her head into it. ROFL!

    She still posts "selfies" all the time, but I don't take them too seriously anymore.
    Last edited by moonrise; 08-08-2014 at 07:20 AM.

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    My comment Facebook is Wastebook, Get a Life was not meant with any malice, it is just a saying here in Australia, sometimes our sayings are lost in translation. I sincerely apologise if I offended anyone, but people who continually take photo's of themselves and tell you what they had for breakfast and what they do almost every minute of the day.

    It is almost as bad as when you walk around or on public transport and see that almost everyone is hooked up to some gadget with earphones,(don't people have normal conversations anymore) I have an earphone attachement to my mobile phone (cell phone) I feel like I should use this but not attach it to anything so as I do not feel left out.

    Many people have had serious accidents here when crossing roads etc as they are so obsessed with these gadgets they are not watching the traffic, one schoolgirl last year walked under a tram and was killed while texting.

    So sorry if I upset anyone, now you can get back to your Facebook.
    Last edited by Carol Wilson; 08-08-2014 at 01:03 PM.
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    I, too, have plenty of gripes about FB behavior; but have learned almost all the ways to cut out the stuff I don't have any interest in. I do have one son that I blocked because he is such an "activist" (his words to me) about political stuff. I've told him, I know who I am going to vote for, that's enough for me--you're outta here. So now, when I want to know what's going on with him, I find him, and read what I want to and don't read what I don't want to.

    And, I can't see any comparison to QB with FB. I guess that is because I just read what I want to on this forum, and skip past the others. I LOVE QB.
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    I have a niece that I had to stop her notifications. She travels a lot in her job and lets everyone know - I'm at LAX, I'm at so-n-so restaurant , etc. I read FB to get news of out of town relatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I use Facebook for quilting. Lots of great give aways, flash sales, and free patterns. I won a Go Baby, Aurifil thread sets, rulers, books, magazines, pattern, quilt kits and too many fat quarter packs to count. Facebook is a great resource for quilting. I have a personal Facebook page for family stuff. I don't mind blocking any family member if they start posting annoying pics.
    Would you mind sharing the pages that you follow where you win items? Thanks

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    I love checking out the pictures to see what my friends and family are up to. I also post lots of pictures of my family and yes I am in the pictures too...I love how I am connected with family and friends that I normally do not see for a few years...I always feel connected to all... I do have to block the religon and politics...hate how pushy people are with their beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Don't do facebook so no need for me to deal with selfies! I think the whole thing is idiotic, myself.
    Same here!

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    Well FaceBook for me is a huge time saver. When I post "Going to bed in 10 minutes, it saves me from making 457 phone calls".

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    Yes, I hate selfies especially when in hands of people with health conditions. If used appropriate to describe the person's skill or hobby then good. I had one ninny, take picture of me emptying my garbage in the backlane while she was sitting on her hinny with shrapnode stappled to her nose (Think they call that jewelry) she took picture, while her skateboard lay beside her.. Sad no where to go, nothing to do with herself at such a young age.. Least read a book, quilt, jog something.. Right? It's a new odd world for me..

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    I only do a selfie on vacation if I need an "I was there" shot and have no one to take the pic for me. Selfie mania is hopefully a short running fad

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    re Facebook...I do email, snail mail, and phone. I prefer my info not be "out there". That is just me.
    I'm the same. But then I'm a dinosaur! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Don't do facebook so no need for me to deal with selfies! I think the whole thing is idiotic, myself.

    Ditto. Both Facebook and selfies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    My comment Facebook is Wastebook, Get a Life was not meant with any malice, it is just a saying here in Australia, sometimes our sayings are lost in translation. I sincerely apologise if I offended anyone, but people who continually take photo's of themselves and tell you what they had for breakfast and what they do almost every minute of the day.

    It is almost as bad as when you walk around or on public transport and see that almost everyone is hooked up to some gadget with earphones,(don't people have normal conversations anymore) I have an earphone attachement to my mobile phone (cell phone) I feel like I should use this but not attach it to anything so as I do not feel left out.

    Many people have had serious accidents here when crossing roads etc as they are so obsessed with these gadgets they are not watching the traffic, one schoolgirl last year walked under a tram and was killed while texting.

    So sorry if I upset anyone, now you can get back to your Facebook.

    Another Aussie here......I echo your sentiments. Facebook/social media/internet are fabulous, fun and interesting ways to stay connected. I fear however, too many are spending far too much time and sharing far too much personal information for it to be healthy. As well as the accidents you mention, some are in danger of becoming socially crippled and emotionally stunted by this modern phenomena.

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    I am on FB every day. It is how I keep in touch with extended family and friends. I have some that post selfies and I just generally skip right past them. Same with most of the political postings. I just figure it is part of the package and price I pay to get to the good stuff I want to see. Just like commercials in a TV program. The nice thing is on FB you just whiz right by them.

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