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LiterallyAnything
Jul 11, 2008

I HAVE BAD OPINIONS ABOUT VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC

A few years ago when I was new to this city and began trying to meet people (girls) around the local booze-strip I'd often get asked or told "what's your name on Facebook?" and "find me on Facebook".

I'm one of the many millennials who remember the insane popularity of "myspace" (my profile was sick just saying) and were the first users of Facebook. I think, statistically, anyone who is on this forum and reading this now is likely also part of that group. At the very least, anyone my age (29), hopefully understands what I mean when I say that meeting someone who does not have a Facebook profile is considered "odd".

I deactivated my Facebook profile for several-month stretches a few times previously, but I quit it altogether around when my daughter was born because I absolutely hated the way some of my peers cataloged their children's lives on social media. It's absolutely true when you hear people say that having children is the best thing in the world, but I don't need a goddamn recording of my child doing *things a child does* every day of her life, let alone post that poo poo and then expect someone else to want to see what I personally will never look back at.

Anyway, fact is Facebook became nearly meaningless to me because A) I couldn't give a gently caress about anyone's purposely uploaded pictures of their new haircut today or x decades from now; and B) it's just a personal soapbox for you to rant on under the assumption that you fully control who can and cannot see the content, while Facebook's feed is meant to only show your bullshit based on the (algorithmic) "popularity" of that bullshit and (algorithmic) "relevance" to people who might've clicked anything to do with you in the past, on top of the filters you set. Your mother is the only person who views, at the most, 90% of your poo poo... INCLUDING the stuff she willfully ignores. Kind of like forum members reading this thread except my mom isn't a member.

TL;DR
Right, so, aside from my rant against social media, point is not having a Facebook profile makes you looks weird and get laid less and also probably keeps you from getting a job for exactly the same reasons.

LiterallyAnything fucked around with this message at Feb 14, 2018 around 10:48

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SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


TL:DR

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LiterallyAnything
Jul 11, 2008

I HAVE BAD OPINIONS ABOUT VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC

I gave you a TL;DR.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Oh okay, then you probably should have a garbage facebook account that you never login to or update.

But as long as you don't have a Facebook page that is a giant rant about how illegals are raping our flag or something, I don't think anyone cares.

Manchild King
Oct 22, 2010

Just discovered and spent 45 mins looking at Baby Foot videos. Anyone know if there's a name for why they are soothing? My fave are when lots of skin gets torn off in one piece.


Yeah its annoying everyone wants to be on there. I try not to launch into huge rants when I get asked about it but it's hard.

LiterallyAnything
Jul 11, 2008

I HAVE BAD OPINIONS ABOUT VIDEO GAMES AND MUSIC

Next time don't ask me about it then.

bloom
Feb 25, 2017

YOSPOS


For some reason FB is really convinced my fake name account wants to be friends with black portuguese women and gay eastern european men. I'm not saying it's wrong, just wondering how it came to this conclusion.

Haven't really noticed any effects on getting laid or employed. If anything people have been on the "ugh facebook" train for several years now.

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


just operate a facebook account and log into it grudgingly every few days op

redm
Feb 20, 2016

M


Sugartime Jones

abandoned it completely after that poo poo with the blue and gold dress or whatever tf

TheReverend
Jun 21, 2005



Have one, don't use it, and if people ask you about it say you barely even get on it because you are too busy and it's often full of negativity.

You'll fool them into thinking you're well adjusted in no time!

Serak
Jun 18, 2000

Approaching Midnight.

I mean sure if you don't have any actual employable skills I could see why whether or not you're on facebook might be as good a method as any to determine your employability

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005
LOWTAX CALLED ME A DUMB BOX OF CRUD

and he may be on to something.

get a job at myspace, problem solved

Cyks
Mar 17, 2008


I'll answer seriously.
Your post mentions nothing about employability until the last sentence and is all about getting laid but you just had a kid so unless you got some random person pregnant than why are you worried about it. Yes I would agree not having a Facebook makes it socially harder to develop friendships but no for one time hookups.

As for employability not having a Facebook is a net positive. All hiring managers are going to Google your name and you want your first impression to be your resume/interview, not a picture of you drinking or your political/religious views. A LinkedIn account that is just a more detailed copy of your resume is fine.

Papa Emeritus III
Jul 7, 2017

[A MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY]

Dat's Pussy Trap, bitch!

Deal with it.

Don't companies want your Facebook account so they can spy on you?

I got rid of mine when I realized a month into using my account... people just share dumbass recycled 4chan memes and cat photos. Facebook is the garbage catch all for anything the internet farts out. Then people hotbox that fart by resharing images/chain letters/other copy pasta.

I'm sure the same fuckery is going on but probably just different images now.

green chicken feet
Nov 5, 2015

spray-paint the vegetables
dog food stalls
with the beefcake pantyhose

Grimey Drawer

Not sure about Facebook. I've heard some employers use it to screen out people who seem like a hiring risk. I'm with the person who said to have one but update it rarely. And keep it apolitical.

For the purpose of job hunting, LinkedIn is probably more meaningful because your former co-workers can vouch for you in specific skills, you can do job searches right on the site, etc.

The feeling that you have to be on social media or else annoys me and I can't believe I just put in a plug for LinkedIn!

Orkin Mang
Nov 1, 2007



face book? brother, i dont even own a tv. i dont even have a face, let alone a book, much less a pair of trousers. my fingers arent my own; i cast no shadow. thumbless, i dissolve in sunlight

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000

MIYAMOTO-SAN... YOU HAVE MY AXE


The Man Without a Facebook

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 2017

It's something unpredictable,but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life


I post about my son every day on Facebook and the memories feature is great I get to look at his little toothless grin and compare it to that day's amount of teeth now

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

The Man Without a Facebook

The Boy with an Arse for a Facebook

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 2017

It's something unpredictable,but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life


Hammerite posted:

The Boy with an Arse for a Facebook

Lol

John_A_Tallon
Nov 22, 2000

Oh my! Check out that mitre!


LiterallyAnything posted:

Your mother is the only person who views, at the most, 90% of your poo poo... INCLUDING the stuff she willfully ignores. Kind of like forum members reading this thread except my mom isn't a member.

You should get your mom an account here.

Mariana Horchata
Jun 30, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 31 hours!


College Slice

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



if you ever had a chance with those girls you could have just gotten their number, hth

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Everything I post is dumb and wrong


You are supposed to have a Facebook and only post the most boring poo poo imaginable to it. never politics

Neutrino
Mar 8, 2006



Fallen Rib

There was this dude that worked for me and he'd have serious problems following rules. Like not showing up at work or calling for days at a time. We eventually let him go but for shits and giggles I looked for him on Facebook. He has a publicly viewable account with tons of shared stuff about smoking pot.

Fried Watermelon
Dec 29, 2008


get beefy bitch


I have Facebook to use the groupchat with my friends where cellphones are too cumbersome, too many of my friends are split between WeChat or WhatsApp, Facebook lets me have them all in one spot.

To get rid of the garbage I use an extension for Chrome called "News Feed Eradicator for Facebook", it deletes the homepage and just limits me to the chat

Moon Atari
Dec 26, 2010




Jade Ear Joe

Maybe you only think that you don't use facebook. Maybe there is some site you post on that you think isn't facebook, but it actually is.

Rock Puncher
Jul 26, 2014

The angel pony queen of heaven and hell

it's all about the linkedin

no one cares about facebook except seeing if you are unemployable

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012



Who the hell says "look me up on Facebook"? No thanks, Jane, I'm full up on wine memes and horseshit

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

John_A_Tallon posted:

You should get your mom an account here.

shes usually otherwise occupied

Blue Train
Jun 17, 2012



I can't even remember the last time I used the internet

garfield hentai
Feb 29, 2004


my friend's a swim coach and once he started moving up and becoming well known within his circles his higher-ups told him he needed to make a social media account or else parents would think he the reason he was trying to move up professionally was to molest kids

CassandraZara
Oct 21, 2012


Kazak posted:

wine memes and horseshit

Mods plz

1gnoirents
Jun 28, 2014

ASK ME ABOUT MY MICRO PENIS


I rarely agree with an OP as much as I do with yours lol. While I personally haven't deactivated mine, I *basically* stopped using it over 10 years ago. I mean literally once a year I might log in to find someone specific. Its so old now its outright funny to look at.

But I have to... keep up appearances with it? Probably a better way to put that but I tread lightly and rarely actually explain that I dont give a gently caress about Facebook. Yes I have a Facebook! Sorry I haven't logged in though! I have friend requests spanning years and years. I was one of the originals too back when it was explicitly for college students. I was actually required to make a Facebook account for college in 2005, not as if that was weird or anything then because that was ultimately its purpose but its pretty funny to think about now.

Now I haven't personally run into any job issues and if I even remotely thought that I would I'd fluff that poo poo up and make it """""active""""" in half an hour. But I can easily see that being the case as well, at least on a practical level.

Also would anybody mind giving me a few Propz on my last Xanga post? I feel like it has a really unique spin on the Bush situation

also if youre one of the mindless dickheads scrolling down 9000 posts from people you dont even loving know all the time every day just stop doing that you rear end in a top hat

HELLBITCH
Sep 15, 2017

bad at posting


LiterallyAnything posted:

millennials ... "myspace"

[ walks in the thread ]

Heh

[ crooked grin breaks out ]

Heh heh heh...

[ grin reaches ear to ear ]

I was born in 1999....

Kuato
Feb 25, 2005

500 GOOD DOGS/COMFY FLEECE SWEATER ALT ACCOUNT

Buglord

I just have Facebook to use tinder. Someday one of those girls will at least talk to me. Conversations usually die and I have to pull out the big guns by writing “please respond” in all caps

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

ensign dwarf, set a course for getting blitzed the fuck out

warp factor nine

HELLBITCH posted:

[ walks in the thread ]

Heh

[ crooked grin breaks out ]

Heh heh heh...

[ grin reaches ear to ear ]

I was born in 1999....

what's it like not knowing a time before america collectively lost its goddamn minds

Gay Weed Dad
Jul 12, 2016

cool dude, flyin' high


LMFAO if you didn't get your job via Facebook buy/sell groups. I'm a proud MINION at STAY @ HOME DAD and I owe it all to the Zuck!

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012



Kuato posted:

I just have Facebook to use tinder. Someday one of those girls will at least talk to me. Conversations usually die and I have to pull out the big guns by writing “please respond” in all caps


My loins are burning a hole through my desk chair

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marijuanamancer
Sep 11, 2001



I think it should be up to individuals how much they want to expose of themselves online. At the same time, media creation is the easiest it has ever been, and I think documenting our lives for future generations provides value. He who does not know history is doomed to repeat it and all that. Admittedly I don't know how that translates to babies first steps on facebook.

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