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8-12-2011 @ 2:32PM
Damn, what a bunch of luddites.
8-12-2011 @ 3:02PM
(in before someone corrects you on what a Luddite actually is)I fully understand why somebody wouldn't be interested in using these websites, whether it's lack of time, pure interest, or disagreement with their policies. But hate? Seriously? I just don't get that last bit.I know some folks react strongly to marketing, but that's marketing. It ain't exactly new, uncommon, or unique. With anything. I used to get a hate-on with ads and commercials back in the day, too, but it eventually struck me as a huge waste of time, energy, and stress. Let it roll off. Move on.
8-12-2011 @ 4:32PM
Google "Facebook privacy violations", and go down the list. See what they have done with your data.And Mark Zuckerberg's great quote. "I don't know why they trust me. They trust me, the dumb !@#$s."
8-12-2011 @ 5:23PM
Drakkenfyre, have you read any of these articles? I'm seeing Facebook making their service inconvenient. Even the latest privacy violation articles aren't actual privacy violations. Their loss.
8-12-2011 @ 5:24PM
...and you're quoting a 19-year-old...
8-12-2011 @ 5:54PM
"And you're quoting a 19 year old."As opposed to the 19 year old who created Facebook?That quote came from when both of them were 19.Keep going down that list. You are of course going to get the most recent ones since those are the most hit ones.
8-12-2011 @ 9:00PM
I've been down this list many times, Drakkenfyre. One "OMG F*!# FACEBOOK" event was generated by users' Facebook ID number accidentally leaking to app companies - the Facebook ID number being a random string if digits that only Facebook uses. Almost every time these freak-outs are blown out of proportion by people like you. I'm awfully fucking tired of it, to be honest.And who are you referring to by "both of them"? I was referring to Mark Zuckerberg. He said it when he was a *teenager* back when nobody even knew about *MySpace*. Do you hold yourself to these standards? Are you an evil shitbag for life because you got upset once back when you were hormonal and confused and barely out of high school?
8-12-2011 @ 9:58PM
"Almost every time these freak-outs are blown out of proportion by people like you"A single incident, one thing. Repeated privacy violations, is another.I guess you are so used to using Facebook, you can't take any criticism of it. How about reading up on the TOS? How about even after closing your account, they still stored your data indefinitly? It took a public shitstorm to even change a slight bit of that. How many times does a policy have to fuck over it's users before you notice? Is it when the violation is so big your ID is stolen, is that when you draw the line? How about this, how many games do I have to ignore features of because the company is so damn in love with Facebook, they start integrating features based on it?Do you know the shitstorm that hit the StarCraft 2 beta when they removed the regular friends list, and restricting adding friends in only two ways, Facebook friends, or Real ID? Do you know the real reason why Blizzard was going to force real names on the forums? Because they had a deal with Facebook (this is not rumor, this is flat-up available knowledge from the investors call, and the StarCraft 2 beta), and wanted the forums to fit in with real names.Facebook is another MySpace. A trendy site which will eventually die, leaving a few people hanging on refusing to go to the next big thing like all their friends have done. And the pieces leftover of all it's integration with everything will leave holes everywhere. Excuse me if the latest and greatest thing for people to (mostly) gloat about how many meaningless "friends" they can acquire combined with the douchebag, scummy money-hungry company combined with the shady business tactics combined with the privacy rights-violations doesn't It has it's uses, sure, but for a good number of people, it's another flash in the pan that's simply an annoyance, and the amount of companies that do the "want to enter a contest? want to enter a contest for a beta? want to (insert thing which used to be available on their website) then like us on Facebook!" thing is annoying as hell, too."Both of them", I thought you were referring to the guy who let the quote slip. A quote is a quote. The guy's known to be a douchebag, 19 or not.
8-12-2011 @ 10:00PM
doesn't interest me*Left that line out.
8-12-2011 @ 10:52PM
Luddite? Maybe - I just see it as not needing the Internet to stay in touch with people. Take that away from Facebook, and you just have App spam and privacy breaches. (Neither interest me, somehow)
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