Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc. . .

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  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    In a nutshell, can someone tell me what these websites are and their purpose? I know I must sound old but I hear about them all the time and I've never found out what they're all about.

    Also, why should I set up an account with any of them?
     
  2. Dragline

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    Well for one thing, social networking sites can be excellent sources to pick up an extra special computer virus.
     

  3. Hokie1911

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    They are social networking sights. A quick and easy way to stay in touch with people. I only use FB and only got on because my mother was always yelling at me to see pics of her grandchildren. It's much easier for me to post pics there and whoever can see them. All of your info is/can be set to private, so only those people you are friends with have access to your page.

    I don't see the need to twitter or anything else other than FB.
     
  4. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

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    ^^^^ hokieshooterG23 hit the nail on the head.

    I'll admit I have a Facebook account.

    It is a good way for me to keep in touch with family and friends that are spread across the country and overseas.

    I might check it once or twice a week, at the most.
     
  5. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Twitter is asinine and pointless.

    Facebook is a great way to keep up with old friends. You get to see pictures of events in their lives, etc.

    It helps you from loosing track of people.
     
  6. flatag

    flatag Must have tacos

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    I have a Facebook page for the sole purpose of keeping in touch with all my neices and nephews that are scattered about the country.
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Plus my 20th reunion is this year, and I don't need to go since I am in touch with most of my HS friends on FB anyway. So I get to save the $100, and I already know which hot chics from HS are fat and ugly now. Bonus. ;)
     
  8. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Ban them all!!

    Really hate em all.

    Yes, I have a facebook, and myspace, and I even made a twitter last week just to book the username I want for later in the future should i decide to use it.

    Facebook really is nice for college, and keeping in touch with distant relatives, but at the same time, its so fake.
    I would rather not have it and be forced to make better personal relationships with friends and acquaintances. Same with a cell phone really, nowadays you have to have one if you want to stay in touch..
    People wont make plans and stick to them anymore!
    say you want to go to lunch with a friend. You need to text them the day you decide to take them out, then the day of, and then as youre in your way to lunch... :upeyes: I have friends that will text me "here" so they don't have to knock on my front door!


    My myspace page is strictly for my business(It's a frewebsite!), and just a way to get my name out to other people who share the hobby.
    (made the twitter, as I am seeing a ton of businesses create them..I figure it might be a way to get publicity with future customers..I still don't even know how to work it.. i guess its just a whole site only for "facebook statues" style updates:dunno:)
     
  9. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    It makes me feel like a creep.. knowing so and so broke up yesterday when i don't even know them!

    Nothing like meeting someone for the first time, only to recognize them as already being a "friend"... I really need to delete all the people that I don't know on my friend list..
     
  10. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Face book's only mission in life, as far as I can tell, is to remind me why I haven't kept in touch with the majority of people I went to HS with.
     
  11. whitetiger7653

    whitetiger7653 NRA Life Member

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    I hate that. You make plans, schedule time, then they sleep in all day or some crap.
     
  12. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Awesome response! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    :rofl::rofl:


    :thumbsup:
     
  15. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    This. Anyone from my past to present that I want to be in contact with, I already am.
     
  16. zackwatt

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    This reminds me...

    Hey eXistenZ!

    You on Facebook?
     
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    I have a facebook account too and I have discovered that the cheerleaders got fat and football players went bald. Not that I find great joy in it but I would be lying if I didn't grin just a little...:whistling::rofl:
     
  18. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    for good or bad, facebook will get you L*%D.

    good if you're a single college student, bad if it's your wife's account.
     
  19. SawgrassRaven

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    Yes!

    Thank you!

    :wavey: