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  1. Mar 14, 2019 #21

    AdeDunn

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    This, I even worked on my wife's new web store this morning, and spent time on FB yesterday and last night, installing a system that automatically lists new products onto her Facebook page shop when added onto her site, so that she doesn't have to. No muss, no fuss.

    Fake news, like the countless times the media insist that Alexa isn't working, whilst my Echo devices are working absolutely fine....

    Downdetector on the other hand is about as reliable as, well something pretty darned unreliable... It's informed me many times that sites that weren't working were fine and dandy etc... The same source the press use when they claim Alexa is down funnily enough, whilst it tells me the news and weather, whilst turning my bedroom light on and off (when I tell it to that is), smart sockets etc etc etc.... Maybe the press should try running an article about how unreliable downdetector is? Might actually have some truth in it then... lol
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 #22

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    I am so happy it is back up and running ....
    How could everyone see how "Trouty" my pout is after the botox, or how my Big mac looks in the polystyrene box.....

    Meanwhile in the real world - didn't really notice...!! (or pay any attention which is what the wife says anyway .....)
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 #23

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    My daughter stays about 10 miles from Twatt - so i'm sure you are able to say it !!
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 #24

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    Excellent.
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 #25

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    True story: I was on FB over 10 years ago. I had 12 friends. I didn't look at it for 6 months and when I did, I had 1 message. It was a generic message sent out by a friend, telling everyone she was preggers. I immediately deleted my account.
     
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    Christ I thought I was the Billy no mates....
     
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    In my defence, I acquired those 12 'friends' pretty much as soon as I signed up. The novelty of seeing what people had just eaten wore off pretty quickly and I stopped using it.
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2019 #28

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    Odd, as I very rarely see posts showing what people have just eaten, and never trout pouts (I'm in my 40s, so tend not to have a load of teenage girls friended....)… I mostly see political discussions (I've followed my local MP...), dog photos (quite a few friends are fellow dog lovers), stuff about aquariums (member of a fishkeeping group), tech and gaming stuff.... Used to see brewing stuff too, but left the brewing group I was a member of.

    Facebook is whatever you make it. If you go around following teenaged girls (you perv) then yeah you see lots of trout pouts, and photos of their dinner... :p:laugh8:
     
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    Agree, it's what you make it, what you follow and who you friend, people just like to moan about it, it makes them feel good.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2019 #30

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    If you stick to a tight group of like minded people i can see FB's appeal but its the morons that post stuff like the video of the New Zealand attack and people getting punched in the face for no reason other than to catch it on their phones and share it with their moronic "friends" that give it a bad reputation.

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  11. Mar 16, 2019 #31

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    That I agree with, I think it unfair to blame Facebook for that though, it can happen on any platform and it does, a lot worse than what gets through on Facebook,
    Sadly it's the world we live in.
     
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    I use facebook a lot though I rarely post and neither do my 30 something friends, all of whom are people I either know quite well or are actually relatives. It's a good medium for keeping in touch, sharing photos etc - though not usually of their dinner. Mostly I use it for the groups I'm in which can be roughly equivalent to this forum - like minded people engaged in a specific activity and sharing information.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2019 #33

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    If that is the case i am glad i do not use these platforms.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2019 #34

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    Yeah, it took time for sure to get my FB into it's current state. Time during which I had to block people who I thought I knew then discovered liked to share right wing group memes, racist remarks and the like (it's shocking how little you know about your friends that you find out about them once you have them friended on Facebook! Then realise you don't really want them as friends after all....). It's the internet though, it's like the world in general, it's full of idiots, with a few like minded people out there. If you lock yourself in your house in order to avoid the idiots, you'll never meet the like minded people.

    Even this forum contains people who must annoy you (I bet you I annoy plenty of people. lol). But you suck it up, and get on with it. Or block them so you don't see their inane and mindless drivel any more. ;)

    Hobby groups are actually usually the worst to be honest, they can be some of the most toxic "places" on the internet, with some of the most toxic individuals you could ever want to meet in them. Heck, I once got called outside by a bloke on one whilst at a tarantulas show, because I'd disagreed with him on an internet forum.... :laugh8: Heck, The Snug can get pretty toxic, we're adults though right? So if we don't like it, we lump it right? athumb.. Main difference is, Facebook is full of children too, who's parents should never have allowed them on there in the first place (I know that we certainly don't let our kids on social media! It's not meant for them, and never was.). Our oldest lives with her fiancé these days, but our second oldest is the only one with a smart phone, and it's checked regularly for social media apps, and I also know how to check the router logs to see what local IP has visited what sites (not to mention that I happen to me the one who installed their internet security software... lol), so trust me I have plenty of tools in my belt to monitor and control what my kids get up to on the internet. ;) Something more parents could do with doing for sure.

    It's all just part of growing up on the internet. Even adults have to go through internet puberty, with 100s of "friends" that they then whittle down to a smaller, higher quality group. Some call it forming an echo chamber, but I say you don't hang out with people you don't like in real life either do you? If you find yourself in a group though where you really can't get on with any of the other group members, well sometimes you just have to realise that that's you and that you just don't belong in that particular group. No good blaming the group. Don't like the rate my plate page if you don't want to see people's dinner for example.... :laugh8:
     
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    A few years ago I was one of a team of mods on a football forum it became a full time job due to the amount of hostility on the boards so I gave up fairly soon after accepting the position, you would not believe how poisonous people can be to someone they have never met over a game of football.
     
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    That Chippy Tea...what does he know with his picture of a fish supper...?
     
  17. Mar 16, 2019 #37

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    Here's one for you Clint - When does a chippy tea become a fish supper, both sayings are commonplace up here.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2019 #38

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    Chippy, why is your name in blue, I demand you change it to GREEN wink...
     
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