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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisher View Post
    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".
    That's so funny. Great sense of humor!

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    I call Facebook either snoopbook or bragbook.

    I love seeing my son's travels pix, had to block one female relative, tired of seeing her almost nude pictures of herself. I get feeds from TV shows I like especially PBS and our independent stations. They have lots of good stories about our area. Most yarn companies and quilt venues are on Facebook. Just search for them and click like.

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    It certainly does make a person seem self-centered when they do that. We know a couple of people who can't seem to stop taking selfies and posting them. It's a real turn off!

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    I feel sorry for the ones who feel the need to post too often, I think it just shows how insecure they are about themselves and are wanting to get encouragement from others to feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker 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.

    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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    thank you I appreciate the explanation in the possible lost in translation post, I now understand your meaning more than I did. Like earthwalker I am more concerned with the dangers of humans becoming even more socially crippled maybe we all need to understand that there is both personal contact and cyber contact and hopefully there is a balance, and social niceties and the value of human contact is not forgotten. I will admit to having little or no sympathy for those that lose their life because they don't pay attention to the surroundings. I like to think of it as Darwin's natural selection.
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    i guess that is why its called facebook, oh wait maybe all body book not just the face
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    I am so glad to see this post! I fill that the people that do selfies are seeking complements or have a low self esteem. And something else that bugs me is how they tell everybody how much they love their kids, in every picture! Don't most people love their kids? I am backing way off of facebook. I do love the quilt sites, and to catch up with news.

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    My stepdaughter, who lives overseas and we see once a year, spends much of the time we are with her on her phone (texting or FB). I am so tempted to ask her who she is contacting, "Carol, Tammy, whatever." and then ask her, when you are with Carol and Tammy, who are you texting?

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    Selfies seem to be part of the modern obsession with appearance. It's frankly disturbing. But it is very widespread.

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    Yes, what started out being a place to see photos of my new grandbabies has turned into a nightmare of constant selfies and personal information about people I don't even know or care about - plus the barrage of useless selfies and boring comments. Seems like everyone wants to put themselves "out there" for all the world to see. Is nothing private any more?

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    Thankfully most of my friends on FaceBook are too old to be doing selfies and posting them. And I have no problem unfriending those who annoy me one too many times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggramma View Post
    Thankfully most of my friends on FaceBook are too old to be doing selfies and posting them. And I have no problem unfriending those who annoy me one too many times

    I am getting to that point too, esp "friends" that are really acquaintance that other than FB, they are not relevant to my life today. ie: not in my social world in real life.

    On a funny note, my cousin "unfriended " me in october 2012. Our political views did not match. No problem, our spiritual views don't either. I am not an Atheist but he has every freedom to be so. I found it immature to unfriend those of who are not clones of his views in life. He is A 65 year old PHD.
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    Well it seems the Queen of Selfies.......Kim K. is gonna do a book on nothing but.....you guessed it.....

    Selfies of her!

    I don't see myself running out to Barnes & Nobles to get this best seller. *rolls eyes*
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    A Polish couple taking selfies at the edge of a cliff in Portugal fell off and into the Atlantic Saturday. Electronic media are resposible for thousands of deaths every year. Driving while texting is already against the law in many states but it is so widespread that it is hard to enforce.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...aking-selfies/

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    I got off facebook years ago and don't miss it...Your friend sounds like she is into self...

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    For those of you who have people addicted to "Selfies" did you know that now you can buy a stand to put your cell phone/camera on to take selfies from the perfect angle, a friend is buying one for her granddaughter's birthday, she was so excited about it, I didn't comment just asked her (very tongue in cheek) what is a "Selfie"? I had a quiet smile to myself when I was admonished for supposedly not knowing what one was. I definately should get out more.
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    One of the reasons I love the "hide" button. Bang! It's gone!
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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.
    i am the original poster and i was not offended. Facebook IS a time-suck. Just like this Board among others that I frequent.

    Btw, my "selfie" buddy continues with the daily selfie. Todays' selfie was shot at such an angle and lighting as to highlight her dental work. (Crowns that do not match in color) It was kind of startling. Mine do not all match either but then I dont do "closeups". Or selfies.

    I am surprised at all if the posts showing homes all ready for Christmas! What?!!

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    Just came across this thread! I think I must have a few of the same FB friends, as some of you. What tickles me (right before I hit the 'hide' button), is the way they pose themselves for some of those many selfies. I don't mind the goofy ones, from the younger set . . . but those who are in their 40s and older should NOT try to look 'cute' or 'sexy' because it just makes them look deranged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caswews View Post
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    I agree..there is too much of information that is out there about an individual ... just amazing !
    ....and some sick hacker can find out much about you...or pictures of children.....or selfies.....in my mind social media is a gathering of real people in a real place..not sitting in a room alone with a screen in your face.....but then I am a Luddite.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I am getting to that point too, esp "friends" that are really acquaintance that other than FB, they are not relevant to my life today. ie: not in my social world in real life.

    On a funny note, my cousin "unfriended " me in october 2012. Our political views did not match. No problem, our spiritual views don't either. I am not an Atheist but he has every freedom to be so. I found it immature to unfriend those of who are not clones of his views in life. He is A 65 year old PHD.
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    It seems like in real life he is not really a friend, just a distant relative, so nothing lost but a made up title....you probably wouldn't see him much anyway.........to discuss these differences

    Facebook friends is a term made up by people who really don't have many or don't know the meaning of the word....I have friends and we look each other in the eye on real visits......jmho

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    I have one person that sends me every thing she does, OH how I would love it if she would call me once in awhile or come and see me!!! She was a good friend when we worked together, I miss her, just don`t have to know what she makes for every meal, even when she runs out of toilet tissue. Did I say I love? I do, but want to see her in person.

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    ha, ha. it's a good thing my hubby and I aren't on Facebook. any opinion different from his is horrid. he hates being wrong. the world almost comes to an end. So I have no opinion. even on the color of a flower. silly but true.

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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.
    Oh I so agree. !!!!

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    I went on a few times for a class reunion. I see now that it's used amoung the people I went to high school with as their personal Political platform. that's all they talk about. bash this Politian and vote for my Friend. had enough of that.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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