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Old 01-11-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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I just joined Facebook a few days ago. I must say it is the first social networking site that actually has caught my interest.

It is a great way of connecting with old friends/acquaintances.
Anybody else on it? Want to PM me your facebook contact info.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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I might join. Just to get a free whopper to feed the neighbor hood dog.

WHOPPER® SACRIFICE - Sacrifice 10 friends from Facebook for a free WHOPPER®
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Hi does anyone want to be my friend.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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Clif, I know a lot of people who love being on Facebook--it does sound like fun.

My son's computer got a virus from a facebook attachment (he says -- I said, can't you just get a virus the old fashioned way?) so be careful.
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We joined Facebook to keep up with what is going on in the lives of our 30-something children. We often learn of their significant events (and minor ones too) on Facebook before we hear directly from the kids. I have renewed contact with some high school classmates on Facebook and have found it to be a good way to keep in contact with extended family members (nieces, newphews and cousins).
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:45 PM   #7
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I might join. Just to get a free whopper to feed the neighbor hood dog.

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Ok that is funny, too bad Whoppers are definitely not part of my diet.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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I signed up on Facebook last year and it has already allowed me to reconnect with old friends from all over the world. I usually avoid all social networking sites, but my wife convinced me to give this one a try. I may even keep up with it!
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I recently joined facebook and absolutely love it! It's a great way to keep up with what's going on in the lives of family and friends.
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I signed up so I could stay in touch with what's happening in DD and DS's worlds. However, I have been pleased that I have found a couple of old friends with it, and another couple have found me, all in the llast 4 weeks. Before that, I rarely paid it any attention, just a check on DD and DS from time to time. Now look at it several times a week.

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I joined to try out some communications capabilities for a nonprofit I volunteer with. Not many people my age to "friend" so any of you who want to friend me I will accept into my small circle
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I love FB, and am finding it extremely useful to keep up with old friends and plan my old high school's reunion coming up in the summer. The last one we did was five years ago, and it is so much easier now, with the advent of FB, to find our old classmates.
I'm on MySpace as well, and I much prefer the social aspect of FB to it--the only reason for me to be on MS is to keep up with my favorite bands.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #14
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I joined Facebook a year or so ago, and pretty much hate it. I'm really tired of people throwing sheep at me, buying me virtual beers, and inviting me to play silly games. Maybe I just need better friends - ones that buy me real beer and don't throw things!
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I joined Facebook a year or so ago, and pretty much hate it. I'm really tired of people throwing sheep at me, buying me virtual beers, and inviting me to play silly games. Maybe I just need better friends - ones that buy me real beer and don't throw things!
You can ignore these things. It's ok to ignore this kind of stuff. It is also ok to ignore friend requests from people you don't want to be "friends" with.
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I joined Facebook a year or so ago, and pretty much hate it. I'm really tired of people throwing sheep at me, buying me virtual beers, and inviting me to play silly games. Maybe I just need better friends - ones that buy me real beer and don't throw things!
Sheep throwing and empty beers...hmmmmmmm.
A modern PC variation on getting drunk and tipping cows, perhaps ?

I'm not a Facebook member. I just never thought about joining.
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You can also change your notifications so that you aren't bombarded by those things. I usually ignore all of the farm animals, drinks, snowballs, karma, etc.

Freebird you should check it out, it is actually kinda fun to learn what happened to old so-and-so from back in the day.
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I just got my page up and have found college friends I have not heard from in 10+ years and HS friends I have not heard from in 15+ years.

The games keep work somewhat bearable if I need a break.
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OK, I've joined facebook. One problem is that for two friend requests from high school classmates. I remember their names and have a vague recollection of who they are, but that's it.
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Al, what are the odds they are thinking the same of you? And what's wrong with being honest and telling them (surprise!) your memory isn't what it once was and your recollection of those days was lost in a drug-induced haze?
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