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The Problem With Facebook
Well, I was going to open a thread on Facebook, but I've changed my mind.

The Problem With Facebook is closed because of a change of heart and a lack of interest.


Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #1
Strangely enough, you older people are the ones keeping FB afloat these days.

The younger (20 and below) generation are apparently leaving in droves.

I keep one (as you well know) to keep in touch with friends abroad and for my casino games.
If I didn't have either, I'd not hesitate in de-activating mine.

It's naught but:

1. Who is getting married.
2. Who is getting divorced and is usually accompanied by some trash-talking of said soon-divorcee.
3. Who is getting pregnant.
4. How one really feels about politics.
5. (in my great Aunt's case) Preaching to heathens ad nauseum. (then she has the nerve to get upset when I delete her)

  • ersi
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #2
Standoff between Facebook and IRS

Facebook May Owe $5 Billion in Federal Taxes

  • Frenzie
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #3
Huh, I had no idea we had this topic. In Europe I believe it's mainly about whether Facebook abides by privacy laws, but I wouldn't be surprised if they might need to pay some wayward taxes either. But of course there isn't a single company that'll pay too many taxes. Accidentally paying too little though... :P

  • ersi
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #4
In this case, the tagline of the article states, "At issue is the way Facebook moved assets to Ireland." This is always at issue, both in Europe and in the States.

  • Frenzie
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #5
True, true.

  • rjhowie
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #6
Kind of tried it but lost interest and got rid of it ages ago.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #7
Face recognition softwares, used by all the polices, the same polices that register in video people's right to express at political rallies, can identify 2000 individuals per second. If those individuals are registered at some digital database.

That digital database it's called with no surprise Facebook.
Another invention by the Americans.

A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #8
Not the British, with cameras on every street corner...? :)
进行 ...
"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #9
Not the British, with cameras on every street corner...?  :)
Sorry, you're right, I forgot your servants role.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #10
Your dung heap doesn't have video surveillance? :)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #11
Nope, you're the ones that feels secure by video monitoring your own shit. The coprophile nature of yours.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #12
As usual, Bel, an ignorant opinion... Perhaps Thomas (or is it Nostradamus? :) ) supports it? Or the current Pope, Ignoramus Francis? :(
Do you, like him, wish Marxism to have a resurgence? :)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #13
Safer with a camera that a legion of trigger happy cops. from I wonder where??
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #14
As usual, Bel, an ignorant opinion...
Hardly could I be considered the ignorant champion around here, but you Oak, you're certainly running for the title.
Do you, like him, wish Marxism to have a resurgence?  :)
Good advance, you're letting your competitors far behind... :)

It would be certainly amazing to listen to an American explaining what Marxism is about but I'll spare that effort for you. Neither me or the Pope could ever defend Marxism the same way we'll never defend your amoral capitalism.

On topic, I keep resisting to Facebook.
A matter of attitude.

  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #15
On topic, I keep resisting to Facebook.
Probably a good idea. These days it's nothing but diatribes, disputes, and divorce.

  • ersi
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
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These days it's nothing but diatribes, disputes, and divorce.
What was it earlier?

  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #17
These days it's nothing but diatribes, disputes, and divorce.
What was it earlier?

Touche'  :D

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #18
But of course there isn't a single company that'll pay too many taxes. Accidentally paying too little though.
Odd, isn't it? Myself? I pay my taxes and add $1200 to the total. I used to think everybody did that. :jester:  Trump :jester: ? He doesn't pay any...at least that's what Hillary says. :cheers:

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #19
Speaking about Facebook, a few years ago, I mean five or six years, face recognition top softwares were able to identify two thousand faces per second if those faces were at some database. Today, it will be much, much more.

These son of a bitch don't even are ashamed about what they do, so they call it Facebook, the book of faces, the place where idiots delivers their face images, their colleagues, their family, their friends.

You really deserve what's going to happen you.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #20
Facebook not just watches what you watch,[1] it also makes statistics of it and then inserts related[2] stuff into your FB flow. For people who have most of their life there[3] and who treat it like life,[4] it becomes increasingly the only life.

Now, real life is as it is - it includes Facebook. But Facebook-life is a web of virtual relations and an echochamber of stuff virtually related thereto. People get stuck there soul and body.

Let's add to this that companies are also increasingly present as users on Facebook, promoting themselves, collecting friends and likes, joining and creating groups. Everybody does that - industries, media outlets, banks, government offices, and innumerable swindlers. So poor people don't only get stuck on Facebook, they will get screwed too. That's how deeply Facebook sucks. And people get sucked in there all the more easier because this life blows.
You don't need to even click, it's enough to pause scrolling.
Related according to FB&Google logic.
Not just friends, but groups like family, workmates, schoolpals, hobbies, shopping, also correspondence like comments, shares, and chat history.
They go there every day or almost and they spend there all day or nearly so, as if life depended on it.

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #21
But Facebook-life is a web of virtual relations
Yes it is.
But I want to let very clear that Facebook is not only the "virtual some shit" menace. There's no political manifestation in the streets that is not filmed by the police with hd cameras so every one present will be identified by their photos at Facebook.
Real life totalitarianism is happening everyday all over the western world, this is not just some virtual world menace. It's reality.
A matter of attitude.

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Real life totalitarianism is happening everyday all over the western world, this is not just some virtual world menace. It's reality.
Absolutely!

  • rjhowie
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #23
I would enjoy a dictator. Would help my shyness, lack of opinion and failure to be controversial.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Macallan
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Re: The Problem With Facebook
Reply #24
These days it's nothing but diatribes, disputes, and divorce.
What was it earlier?
Photos of people's lunches, silly quizes and various religious outbursts?
No real clue, I only signed up last year to get in touch with an old friend I lost contact with.