I am terrified of Facebook. I'm ridiculously private and paranoid, and I don't want to keep in touch with everyone I ever met. I like moving on to new places, making new friends, and I don't need every time period of my life integrated onto one obnoxious website. And I don't need to know who found a pink cow or which Harry Potter character my friends are.
I don't even have a Facebook account. I got sick of all that social networking stuff a while ago and went cold turkey, deleted everything I could. All that stuff you mentioned had a huge part in it. Haven't regretted it.
I hate the mixing of business associates and social acquaintances. I hate the real or imagined resentment of not accepting requests that are almost automatically sent from a persons email contact list.
Long lost contact regained with friends from grade school is kinda cool though.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"
yeah- I'm with Jock here... if I could just keep all the groups seperate I wouldn't have to untag photos of myself and tell friends not to tag me in pics I don't want my grandma to log on and see me at 22 years old chugging a bottle of gewurztraminer and rubbing it in everyone's face that my partner and I won the beer pong tournament even if it IS a great memory
Thanks to the fact that everyone who is my friend can see stuff I have VERY little personal information available and have my privacy settings set so that most of my stuff is unavailable unless you're my friend
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
Yeah, I hate facebook now. I started out just wanting to keep the madness to myspace while I cavorted with a chosen few on facebook. But now that my parents and at least 70 cousins are on it, it's turned into this crazy free-for-all. I'm constantly untagging pics of myself being bathed in sinks. I have my dad now trying to contact my mom (divorced for 30+ years and haven't spoken in all that time) because he saw she posted on my wall. And my mom is livid. At me.
People that knew my brother when we were kids want to "friend" me. People I meet at parties send me friend requests before I even arrive back home.
Then I have ex-boyfriends from years ago posting on remarks that my boyfriend leaves for me. I can't handle it.
Then I get the idiots and work contacts (!!!) that insist on sending me PMs through facebook when we've been using email addresses for years - why change now? So since I rarely ever log on anymore, I always have at least 80 PMs waiting for me that I would have answered right away if only they sent it to someplace that wasn't a cyber-playground.
I can't stand that place.
But nothing offends my privacy sensibilities more than Google. *shudder*