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Thread: Do you Facebook..why or why not?

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    Super Member dellareya's Avatar
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    The only reason I'm on facebook is to keep up with my children. They are all on it and share photos and such. It is a good way for me to see my grandchildren.

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    I have a FB account just to keep up with my family and pictures from them. If you type https:\\facebook.com it becomes a security site. You have to have the(s) after http. I don't usually post anything either. I think it is stupid to let others know stupid stuff like that. I do post comments with the Quilting sites, tho! But that is about all I do on there and I have only just friends to be able to see what I type! I block all the games stuff that people trys to get me to do! I also chat once in a while with alot of my ole school classmates! Haven't seen them for years!

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    I'm on Facebook, and I definitely use the security settings. I don't have any personal info on there besides my name. And I use the setting that blocks farmville and all that stuff from my wall. Anyone who utilizes the security features should not have problems such as identity theft, stalking, etc... I just always remember that whatever I write, I'm writing for the whole world to see.

    I love seeing folk's photos, and hearing what they are up to. If someone writes too much offensive or boring stuff, I just hide them so I don't have to read it. I also hide farmville, and all the other games. I have played some of the games myself, and it's probably worth it to be on there for that reason alone.

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    I have one mainly to keep up with pictures of family, friends etc who are out of town. I don't post very often myself but it gives me the opportunity to keep up with high school friends & I've been able to 'find' friends I had lost contact with.

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    My MIL is very active on FB and she would not understand that I have no interest to "friend" her. So I simply stay off. No problem coz I spend way too much here already.

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    I was required to have a facebook page by 2 of my professors when I was in school. I got a virus on my computer that the Geek Squad said definetly came from Facebook. It cost me $387 to get my compute fixed so I don't use it unless I am at school on their computers.

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    I have an account only because my kids and granddaughter thought that I should come into the modern world. I post a comment once in a blue moon. I use it mainly as a contact for friends and people that wanted me to contact them from High School that contacted my kids and told them to get me on the web. (If I had wanted to contact them I would have made the effort years ago) I really would rather be spending my time quilting than letting the world know what I am up to every minute. I think people need to be very careful that what they post on FaceBook won't be hurtful to someone else. Some times my kids will comment on something one of their siblings posted. I think you get this false sense of intimacy or security when you are posting to someone else, forgetting that all the world can read it. It is not like having a private conversation, and I have a tendency to put my foot in my mouth. I see it only as trouble looking for a place to happen on too many levels. Ann in TN

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    I have a Facebook page, but I don't really get on it much. If I get a notice that someone has said something I might look and I used to get on to see what Accuquilt had as a question on Fridays to try & win an Accuquilt Go Baby, but I got tired of trying and decided to just buy the Accuquilt Go....ha. Honestly, I don't get Facebook. People write a couple of sentences about anything. I had a cousin actually post "I fixed pork chops for supper tonight". I guess I'm hooked on this quilting board instead!

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    I Love facebook lol its my addiction. haha..it where i keep in touch with all my family n friends!

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    I don't do Facebook, if I want to "chat" with someone, I'll do it privately.

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    I have a FB page and quite enjoy it. I have a lot of quilt people on it like Pat Sloan, Bonnie Hunter, Nancy Brenan Daniel. At first I wasn't that comfortable with it, but am careful what I post. All those Farmville type games can be blocked. I have seen some exceptional quilts from award winning quilters through FB. My kids tease me all the time about my 'friends'.

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    I have a facebook account and check it everyday. It is no longer just a "gossip" site. It is a social networking site that many, many businesses, including my employer, are using. As with ANY site on the internet, you have to be careful with what you post. If you are posting anywhere on the internet, including this board, you are opening yourself up to the possibility of someone "hacking" your information. This also includes email and blogs. I don't "play games" in facebook and I "hide" every game that someone "suggests" that I play. I have also hidden "friends" because I don't care what they do every minute of the day or I don't want to hear their negativity with EVERY post! Of course I HATE to talk on the phone, so this is my way of visiting. Also, when my "adopted son" was in Iraq, we were able to "talk" every night by messaging on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksea
    I was required to have a facebook page by 2 of my professors when I was in school. I got a virus on my computer that the Geek Squad said definetly came from Facebook. It cost me $387 to get my compute fixed so I don't use it unless I am at school on their computers.
    I'm really surprised that the school will let you use their computers for facebook. It is blocked at our school, so students cannot use it.

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    I love facebook! It's wonderful keeping in touch with family and friends as we are so far away. I have all settings set to private, so there is no lurking from strangers. It's the best way for me to quickly post a message or photos.

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    I have an account and check it daily. my family is back east in Oh and Pa and this is how I keep up on their news. My niece recently had a baby (Travis) and I got to see him via Facebook and Skype. otherwise, I'd miss out. you only put up the info you don't mind people seeing (likes, no addresses except city, no phone #'s, no birthdates, etc) and I only allow access to my family and a few friends.

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    Most of my friends/family live in other states or abroad so FB is a great way to keep in touch with them and "share" quick experiences and photo's. I was very skeptical at first though, reading stories about people (mostly dumb people) who got fired, denied a job, or found by police because of FB postings. At the time I joined I was laid off and job hunting. So I joined under a different name. When I sent friend requests to family/friends I sent the request telling them who I really was so they wouldn't think I was a weirdo (well I am, but they still friended me).

    I'm not terribly into it, I don't post a lot. Although one late afternoon my husband, myself, and his three kids in England were posting back-and-forth rapidly and we quickly had a "threat" with 150+ posts! It was a hoot then he finally told them to go to bed!!

    We're able to see our first grandchild grow up in FB. We were able to be there when she was born, but we can't fly there as often as we would like. She's 9 months old now and took her first steps last week :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    I Love facebook!!! I live far away from my family (daughter in North Carolina, family in San Francisco & Reno; friends Everywhere), and I miss them terribly. Facebook lets me see the latest photos of my favorite nephew's children. Let's me be silly with my sister. Let's me leave beautiful music to my mom (yes, she's 80 and does facebook!). It lets me make plans to meet up with friends I haven't seen since highschool. Facebook enriches my life. It has wonderful privacy settings so that you can block yourself from even showing up in a search if you so wish. I would be Sad if facebook went away. Depressed, even! :-)
    I do Facebook,i have alot of friends there.I don't do the games i just keep track of my family and what there doing.Connie in CO

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    My Wife and I both have Facebook accounts..we have lots of old classmates as well as family members..we find out lots of stuff on it...We wouldn't have it though but, our DD told us that Facebook wasn't for OLD people...so of course we HAD to sign up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    I don't do Facebook because I don't trust anyone possibly getting my information. Don't you have to put in your first and last name?

    Although I just started a blog. I don't know if that's safer or not??
    I think FB is much safer than a blog if you want limited access. You can control the settings and make it so only friends can see your information. A blog? You have absolutely no controls about who reads it.

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    Yes but don't put much personal stuff on there. I do post quilt pictures for family and friends to see and sometimes have made a quilting friend in the process. I'm on it every day just to check things out and say hi to family. Some nice games on there when my hands are tired of sewing but the mind is active. Not a bad place in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    I don't do Facebook because I don't trust anyone possibly getting my information. Don't you have to put in your first and last name?

    Although I just started a blog. I don't know if that's safer or not??
    I think FB is much safer than a blog if you want limited access. You can control the settings and make it so only friends can see your information. A blog? You have absolutely no controls about who reads it.
    You may not have any control over who reads your blog but you have 100% control over what information is shared.

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    Yes, i love it, its a great way to stay connected to friends and family that live in another state.

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    I never understood it. I don't really care to know that much detail about people I hardly know, why do they care that much about what I do? Also, it is not safe -- you may think your privacy settings will protect you, but check out news reports (cnbc did a great story of FB not long ago) and you will find that nothing is safe or private. If I want to find out how friends and family are doing, I pick up the phone and call. Or email pictures.

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    Love my facebook! I get to "talk" to friends & family who live far away, daily. Or I can get on chat with them on there & have a full conversation!

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    Let me see .... from 3-8am is get-up, pack lunches &quiet time, put the maid and gardener to work ...
    Then from 8-10am it is QB-time ... filling my eyes & mind with other people's beautiful handwork ...
    After that I can clear my mind and focus on my own meagre needlework ...
    Afternoon I catch up with QB, then I'm off to start dinner ... and catching up with everyone else's day .... and by 8pm its quiet time and off to bed...
    Hmmmmm ..... seems I have no time for FB ....:)
    I'll leave it to those who have more hours in their day ....

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