Facebook = Grrr!

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  1. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I wasted soooo much time today on facebook. But I did get two cheques today for my work last month - so does that count as doing something? hehehe

    In fact, I wasted so much time I even created a facebook group. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12077155581 Yep that's nerdy. But anyway. I thought I might see if any Aussies are interested. I got the idea off one of Rob's groups for Londonites.
     
  2. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    i must be getting too old for these social network things. I got invited by my cousin to join so i signed up. I left after a week and closed the account, just couldn't see the point.

    There is something sinister about those places. soon nobody will leave their houses to see their friends, they will just post a smilie drinking a beer on their Facebook "Wall" instead, and that will do
     
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    I want to join but it told me I couldn't because I'm not an ex-convict. :(
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't quite understand all this Facebook thingy!
    I got an invitation to view the things going on in someone's life, and had to register to do so, but let that invitation e-mail sit there unused and unresponded to until I found this very thread by Meysha this morning ... and with this I thought, hey, I might go register and check out that person, but how on earth do I even GET to her??? I don't get it...
     
  5. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    I don't find it very user friendly either. Your best bet is to find a box on their site and search for her name. Then request to be their friend.


    How pathetic does that sound?
     
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    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    I adore facebook, makes planning events so much simpler and probably 90% of the people I know have it - not to mention even my mother does ;) I have probably found 20 long lost friends from the wee eyars of preschool through facebook. However, I plead ignorance to how many hours I have wasted on there.
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In Germany, among students, studiVZ is the most popular social network:
    http://www.studivz.net/

    But you should also read this, how social networks can ruin your career:
    http://www.fixmbr.de/karrierekiller-studivz/
    (German only, sorry)

    And actually I have to agree, since I know what things are like when we hire new people. Of course we do an online search to find out what sort of person the applicant actually is. And of course you sometimes find very interesting things ... either placed on the internet by the applicant himself, or by friends and family.


    So my advice, whatever traces you are about to leave in the WWW ... keep in mind that everyone on this planet can read it and that it might be read by those people assessing your job application one day.

    So think twice before posting those images of yourself drunk or hyper-silly.
     
  8. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That has to be the funniest thing I've ever seen on TPF
     
  9. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    i read somewhere that Facebook plan to make user profiles accessable to search engines. Great news if you're a stalker
     
  10. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    true!

    i think people are a bit too open with all this.

    in any case, i can be found anywhere on the net when i recently googeled for my name i got pretty shocked ... but i totally keep friends and family out of this. no pictures, no words.
     
  11. JDS

    JDS TPF Noob!

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    I google'd my name and found that I died twice..once at 62 and again at 65. Both times in the 1800's. ;)

    More on topic..I can't stand myspace..signed up for it once, then deleted my account. I can't imagine I'd like facebook or other similar sites any better.
     
  12. WDodd

    WDodd TPF Noob!

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    Oh man!!! Social networking......

    I have a MySpace and a Facebook account. Unfortunately I was one of the first to have Facebook because I was in college when it started up as a strictly college only networking site.

    Everytime someone says to me, "Did you check your facebook?" I die a little inside. I wasted too much of my freshman year on this website.
     

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