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Re: F-f-f-facebook

Post: # 270358Post boboff
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:12 pm

ahhh, this is nice.
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Post: # 270361Post marshlander
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:24 pm

Ok Jon, what's the story behind the cover picture on your facebook page? Do tell!
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Post: # 270362Post oldjerry
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:45 am

Could I open this up a bit? genuine question.
Although Mrs OJ seems to be on it most days,I dont fully understand this FB thing.Does it mean that everyone of those loonies you ever met can get in touch with you/know where you live/know what that lithe hunk of 40 years ago degenerated into ? etc. etc. You see all the members of my family under 45 seem to communicate using this system,and I don't get to speak to them much as it's seemed to replace the phone and even e mail.(perhaps that''s why they like it!).

I know there are ways of finding where people live etc,and anonimity is virtually impossible today,but I'm not sure I'm comfortable with everyone knowing what I'm doing all the time,and (something you'll find probably beyond belief)not sure that I'm that egotistic enough to think people are that interested anyhow.

I tried to start a thread a bit back on how technological advance was alienating for people over a certain age,and for me,this is it in a nutshell.I'm probably missing out,but my instincts say leave it . Sorry to be a bit tedious 'young 'uns but please advise......

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Post: # 270363Post boboff
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:16 am

No Jerry you don't put your addess on there.

You can choose to share information only with people you yourself accept as a friend, even if they ask you, you have to actually accept them, for them to be able to see anyting.

I think if you are worried about posting pictures for family ( something we use it for allot) then set up two accounts, one for familiy with pics, and one for "friends and sPud bashers on here"

With facebook messanger on Andriod and iPhones, it will in time with better 3g coverage and Wifi replace "texting" too.
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Post: # 270364Post Skippy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:22 am

Little story about two friends.
One is similiar to me in that he has a facebook account "because it seems everyone else has one and it's what you should do :scratch: "
My other friend is a little more technically savvy and sent my first friend a "friend request " via the facebook to which he got no reply. When they meet face to face he asked why the request hadn't been confirmed to be given the answer "why , you could always just pop round for a cup of tea and a chat anytime anyway"

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Post: # 270371Post marshlander
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:48 pm

I find facebook very useful. I like to keep in touch with distant family and get to see their photos. Also my old dad is deaf now but we can 'chat' on fb about all kinds of things. I like to share photos, posts from other friends, read funny things that have happened in the day, share recipes, ask advice.
You don't need two accounts, just set your page as to who can see your posts - or even set each individual post.It's at the bottom of the box in which you write the message, you click on the word 'public' and a menu drops down. You can select friends only, family, or even the individual people who can see a post. You don't have to worry about strangers seeing your posts unless you don't mind them.
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Post: # 270394Post Millymollymandy
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:07 am

Consider yourself poked, Mike. :iconbiggrin:

The friend I have suggested to you is Rosendula, goodness I almost forgot what her name was on here!!! Just so you know, but you've probably already had lots of friend suggestions sent to you from other people. I know that she really wanted you on facebook.
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Post: # 270398Post Marc
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:32 am

I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to go anywhere near farcebook. In my opinion it's one of the worst facets of the internet.
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Post: # 270401Post Flo
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:33 am

It's very handy for information on how the buses locally are running. I signed out twice but decided that I would have one more go for the bus information which is great in bad weather and traffic problems (their customer services dedicate a person on weekdays to keep us up to date and long may it continue). I've also got local coast guard and lifeboat information. People? None from the local town which was where things were going badly. And none from the endless lists of do I know.

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Post: # 270417Post Zech
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:05 pm

Hi Mike, I just sent you a friend request on facebook.

I'm a big fan of facebook (and find it irritating when those who refuse to venture anywhere near it - people like my dad - nonetheless have strong opinions about its value). I find it the easiest way of keeping in touch with friends and I love the picture sharing. I also like the chat function because if I can see that a friend is using facebook that means they're almost certainly free to chat and I don't have to worry that I'm interrupting their dinner by phoning them up.

They do encourage 'friend' connections which is why, until you've got the hang of it, you can find yourself friends with all sorts of people you've never heard of. It does take a bit of effort to figure out, but once you have done, it's quite controllable. You can 'unfriend' people you didn't mean to make friends with in the first place, and you can choose who sees what you post there. Sometimes I post information about local events that I want publicized as widely as possible, so I set those posts to 'public'. Most of the time I set posts to be visible to 'friends' only, and sometimes I use the 'custom' setting to share a photo with just one person. It's also possible to group friends into 'close friends' and 'acquaintances' so that some posts can go to people you know well and others to people you know less well as well, but I haven't bothered with that, myself.
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Post: # 270423Post demi
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:20 pm

I just added you too! Please accept my friend request or the feeling of rejection will be too much for me :lol:

I added you too Maggie, and Amanda :iconbiggrin:

Terri what's your full name, can i add you too?
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Post: # 270426Post frozenthunderbolt
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Well done for tracking me down Mike :salute:
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Post: # 270458Post MKG
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:11 am

You were one of the easy ones, Jed - your signature on here is a little bit of a clue :iconbiggrin:

I'm getting there, although I haven't really looked at it for the past few days. SLOWLY, I'm finding my way around. The big problem at the moment is that although I know I have all my photos somewhere on my machine, I can't find the buggers (I recently changed my Ubuntu front-end, which is a painful process, and it's hiding them deliberately).

Now I'm getting more used to Facebook, though, it does appear a bit more immediate than a forum, and it's certainly quicker than email. Who knows? I may get to like it. It's certainly full of nutters - just my kind of place :lol: .

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Post: # 270495Post Rosendula
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:44 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Consider yourself poked, Mike. :iconbiggrin:

The friend I have suggested to you is Rosendula, goodness I almost forgot what her name was on here!!! Just so you know, but you've probably already had lots of friend suggestions sent to you from other people. I know that she really wanted you on facebook.
Ah, thanks MMM. I wondered how he found me :wink:
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Post: # 270498Post Millymollymandy
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:51 pm

I've no idea how he found me though, Rosie! :lol:

I guess I'm one of those nutters...... :king: :tongue: :pirate: :iconbiggrin: :flower:
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