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Old 01-06-2011, 09:22 PM   #121
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Let that serve as a warning- if you post photos, lots of people can see them and when people get bored (at w*rk) there is only so much to do until I start looking at people's photos on FB.
Even when I was w*rking, I don't think I ever got that bored.

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #122
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I'm not in the least worried about my Motley Fool posts from 10 years ago. Whatever comes next will have it's own set of consequences, but despite warnings that nothing ever disappears from the internet, things get buried under so much crap it isn't worth digging for. JMO, of course.
I've been trying to post as if the people concerned are reading over my shoulder. In fact sometimes I wish they'd read what I'd written about them-- the discussion which followed would be a lot easier that way.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:42 AM   #123
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It won't matter. In 10 years FB will have been passé for 5 years (at least). I'm not in the least worried about my Motley Fool posts from 10 years ago. Whatever comes next will have it's own set of consequences, but despite warnings that nothing ever disappears from the internet, things get buried under so much crap it isn't worth digging for. JMO, of course.
Exactly. Remember Usenet? Dejanews consolidated the Usenet posts and then Google bought Deja. Now they're lost in internet history.

Oh, and FB is already on the way out. I can read the tea leaves now....
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Exactly. Remember Usenet? Dejanews consolidated the Usenet posts and then Google bought Deja. Now they're lost in internet history.

Oh, and FB is already on the way out. I can read the tea leaves now....
Some pages do get archived. There is that website called the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. I used it to find an old bio of mine from a website that bit the dust about 10 years ago.

However, I really don't do anything online that could be embarrassing to me in the future.....I think....

Luckily, my career was in the kind of industry where there were very few folk I needed to be politically correct with. If I do work in the future, it will be non-career type work, most likely part-time - the kind of work where I'm not too bothered what folk think of me.

Now, where were those fishnets and that digital camera........
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I've had a FB account for a couple of years but I kept a VERY low profile. Few "friends" and I didn't post. However, since my retirement a few weeks ago I've found FB to be very helpful in staying connected with a few friends. I'm warming up to it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:55 AM   #126
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I have very few friends, and those I have..... I doubt they are in Facebook. Well, maybe some of you are..... Any way my stock of inane things to say isn´t that large. This Forum takes it all!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #127
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I have very few friends, and those I have..... I doubt they are in Facebook. Well, maybe some of you are..... Any way my stock of inane things to say isn´t that large. This Forum takes it all!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #128
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I.... Any way my stock of inane things to say isn´t that large. This Forum takes it all!!
I feel sure that there are some other forum members who have what appears to be a limitless supply of inane things to say that could perhaps loan you some
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I feel sure that there are some other forum members who have what appears to be a limitless supply of inane things to say that could perhaps loan you some
Heck, I doubt that REWahoo or I could give any of ours away...
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REWahoo, giving away inane comments since 1902....
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Tight-fisted, eh
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #132
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Well I am late to the party as usual. I have been busy with real life!

Anyway, I joined FB upon invitation and have struggled with it for about 6 months. I already knew that my kids use text messaging rather than email because email is so slow, last generation, lame.

But then they don't do a lot on FB either. They keep in touch with their close friends in other ways.

I reject all friend requests that I don't recognize. And all commercial requests. I am there in full view. But I am retired so maybe it is not worth their while.

I have found FB to be useful to reconnect with a cousin who is confined to a wheelchair and lives outside my normal sphere of travel (and also that of her two brothers) so we have reconnected in a meaningful way. There are a couple of other meaningful connections that have developed. Enough so, I check it twice a week to see what is up (unless travelling).

There are number of postings that I have had to shut done, including all games. But I have also connected with a bunch of new friends in the expat community in PV. So on balance, I would say it is a worthwhile forum but not the billion dollar panacea that Goldman thinks it is.

I check into three forums on a regular basis (daily when I can) and FB is not one of them. But for once a week or so, it does add value.

My grandson who is 10 has befriended me and, according to some new facilities, IDed me as his Grandpa. I suspect that means I can be eliminated from viewing some of his posts, but he won't do that for another 3 years! And by then I might have moved on to something else anyway.

Does anyone else view the market activity as reminiscent of 2000? All things are great in the markets, except that they are disconnected with reality!
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So how long till this forum moves to Facebook?
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So how long till this forum moves to Facebook?
No no a thousand times, no! This forum has so much more in the way of privacy controls... this is a good thing, I think people are more open when they are semi-anonymous. At least about money. (Americans are more likely to talk about sex than money... ho ho ho...)....
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Well I am late to the party as usual. I have been busy with real life!
And this forum isn't real life? My butt hurts from sitting in this chair, my fingers are getting arthritic from all the typing and my back and neck hurt from my bad posture, my eyesight is failing from reading all this stuff! It is real life!

I wouldn't want it to be the only part of my real life though.
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I moved to facebook several years ago. My visitation comes and goes. Have met some lovely folks there. Occasionally trim my lists. It's whatever you want it to be.

I also occupy twitter and friendfeed.
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No no a thousand times, no! This forum has so much more in the way of privacy controls... this is a good thing, I think people are more open when they are semi-anonymous.
You were joking, right?
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I had no idea that Er.org had a facebook page!

The media is getting a &W^ over this site, but I don't understand the hoopla - all this information is public. It is just an aggregation site.
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I joined the FB party out of a perceived necessary - I went on The Amazing Race and discovered that that's what all the teams do - they get set up on facebook to milk their fame there. FYI my milk was very skim, my fame was fleeting, and my Facebook activity is now for family and freinds, not for the 62 fans I garnered.

I feel stuck in the middle:
* My 27 yo son does not respond to email anymore; if I message him FB I get a response very quickly. He is FB obsessed and posts at least 5 times a day about mindless stuff.
* I poked at my 73 yo fathers' FB page (which has 5 friends, 1 photo, and 9 wall posts in 2 years) to say "hey where are you!" and he got angry and stated "we OLD people don't DO facebook. Send me an email". He misses out on all his wonderful greatgrandson pictures, family ancestry findings, reunion stories, exciting and trivial moments of our lives. He misses the excitement when my son posts to the world that "he got his teaching assignment", or that the toddler is now saying "green means go".

It's hard to bridge these worlds.
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