Crackbook..I mean Facebook


Twila
#1
Any one here on it? Addicted? Found it useful for finding old friends, school mates etc?

I found my grandparents family who still live in the "old country"

I find it quite amazing....
 
DurkaDurka
#2
I have been using it for a few months now, it was quite addictive in the beginning, now I just check it every other day or so. I am horrible for losing phone numbers etc, I appreciate that Facebook does that for me now.
 
Brat
#3
I've joined recently and really enjoy it.
I have found people who I haven't seen in 20 years. We have basicly picked up where we left off. It's awesome.
 
Curiosity
#4
Does it give you willies seeing people out of the past .... I mean high school people ... I can't bring myself to try the place out.... I like to remember some of them as they were then.... still I would love to hear how their lives have turned out.

Oh no... is that a sign of getting old or what?
 
Brat
#5
No,no willies. LOL
It was actually quite nice to see how they have changed. We all get older. I know I don't look like I did in high school, but I'm not embrassed to show it. It's neat to find out what their doing, who their doing and where their doing it.
The profiles can be limited as to how much you want to share with people and who you want to share it with.
I actually found an old boyfriend, well, he found me and we're talking again. I talk to my cousin's, friends from highschool, college and people I use to work with, etc.
It's alot of fun. You should try it. Even for a little while, if you don't like it, delete your account.
 
Twila
#6
Curio, the best part of facebook is that you don't have to do long emails or anything. It's like you can just "check in" with people. A qiuck note here or update your "page" and people can see what your doing without having to do the "how are you, i'm fine" bull****. Some people don't use pictures of themselves. Some do. You can always "test" it.
 
Unforgiven
#7
Once in a while I like to go hunt for some people from my past. It's not all that difficult to find something in reference to them and once in a while I get a hit and take it from there.

Not too long ago I picked up a lead on an old acquaintance that for the short while I knew him was a stabilizer and peace maker in personality and action. Unfortunately he passed away from thyroid cancer about a year before I found out. There was a memorial site for him with comments from his friends and loved ones. Some I recognized, others I didn't. I felt conflicted in posting a remembrance of him as it almost felt like I was intruding on a world I was never a part of. He was deeply loved and missed by these people and I just backed off from perhaps opening it up again for some.

That kind of put me off the whole looking up people from the past thing. I figure if they come and look me up, then I'll crack open a beer and deal with it then. If not, best to let sleeping dogs lay.
 
Twila
#8
Unforgiven, but what if they feel the same? sit back and wait for somebody else to make the first move? then you both miss out.
I've sent emails to people I went to school with and felt quite nervous about it. Some responded and some didn't. No biggy. But I'd never have known if I hadn't tried.
 
Brat
#9
Facebook and sites like it just makes that search for someone a little easier.

I should also mention, that if there is someone that you don't want to have contact with then you have the option of "ignoring" and blocking that person.

Someone once said " I'd rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here, than a whole truck load when I'm gone.
Last edited by Brat; Jul 24th, 2007 at 05:02 PM..Reason: Cuz
 
triedit
#10
Ok Ok based on this thread, I signed up.
 
Toro
#11
I just signed up the other day.

However, my alumni pages for my universities aren't listing me but my high school is. Any reason why?
 
Brat
#12
Not sure how that works.
I figured you aren't listed until you join that group.
 
Curiosity
#13
Lord - you people could sell snowballs...... you know?

Might sneak a peek...later.....ahem...
 
triedit
#14
Curio--when you join PM me and we'll hook up
 
Curiosity
#15
Triedit

Thanks luv - will let you know... you are dealing with a coward here....
 
triedit
#16
I already have 7 friends. Weird. People I never even thought of are on this thing.
 
tamarin
#17
I'm not on it and I have lots of friends. Weird...
 
Unforgiven
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Unforgiven, but what if they feel the same? sit back and wait for somebody else to make the first move? then you both miss out.
I've sent emails to people I went to school with and felt quite nervous about it. Some responded and some didn't. No biggy. But I'd never have known if I hadn't tried.

Meh, you know I figure that we had our time back in the day. I did meet up with an old band mate who was screening his film here in Toronto. It was nice to reminise and catch up. But the things we used to do are a long faded memory. He doesn't even play guitar any more.

I suppose if it's suppose to be, it will come about on it's own accord. Nice to see people do hook up and reconnect.
 
Tonington
#19
I find it especially useful for keeping track of all my friends from different schools and places I've been. Don't have to scribble out outdated addresses or phone numbers online.
 
karrie
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Any one here on it? Addicted? Found it useful for finding old friends, school mates etc?

I found my grandparents family who still live in the "old country"

I find it quite amazing....

I'm on it. I've gotten in touch with the group organizing my ten year highschool reunion. I've been able to keep in touch with the events occuring amongst my local circle of friends. And I've even been able to get in touch with cousins I'd lost contact with. I've been loving it.
 
Pangloss
#21
If the user is not careful, a stalker or someone else with malevolent plans could use the constantly updated info on facebook (say, if they were a friend of a friend. . .) to make their job of screwing up your life much, much easier.

I'm there, and I'm really careful about permissions and what I post.

Pangloss
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#22
i went in incognito to see the deal.....there's only 3 people from my high school year.....one chick i dated lol....
i don't think it's me though all the people i want to hang with i do from time to time...the others ....meh
I still hang with the same dude when I was 13.....came from the same project and stuff....He helped and stuck with me in some of my hardest times...
 
daisygirl
#23
I'm on it but only because someone asked me to sign up. A couple of people have looked me up but other than that, I haven't gone near it.
 
Nuggler
#24
The more you have hanging out there, the more you have hanging out there.

My school daze wuz so long ago, I'm afraid to ask "how's so and so?", cause a lot of them 'ain't' anymore.

Ah, ya gotta be yung, jung, to benefit from this here facebook thingy. Anyone I wants ta meet, I have already.

Karrie mentioned a high school reunion. Last one of those we had here, I phoned up a good friend from school daze. We hung out for many years, and have kept in touch. Here's the jist of the conversation:
"Hey .............Looie........(say)......you goin to the reunion?"
"Nah, you??
"Nah. How's "Jane" and the kids?"
"Good. We'll be down in July, you be there?"
"Dam straight if yer comin down. Gimme a call before, eh?"
"K. Hey, gotta run. Call ya next month, set up some fishin"
"Fersure. Take care eh"
"You too, dickhead"
"Up yours"
"Bye"
"Bye"
........click........
That was my high school reunion.
No one else I wanted to see.
Had quite a few acquaintances, but only a couple of close friends, and it was SO long ago.
But, for others, whatever does it fer ya, eh.

 
DurkaDurka
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by ToroView Post

I just signed up the other day.

However, my alumni pages for my universities aren't listing me but my high school is. Any reason why?

Did you join the group associated with your alumni?
 
DurkaDurka
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by PanglossView Post

If the user is not careful, a stalker or someone else with malevolent plans could use the constantly updated info on facebook (say, if they were a friend of a friend. . .) to make their job of screwing up your life much, much easier.

I'm there, and I'm really careful about permissions and what I post.

Pangloss

You shouldn't have broken all those girls hearts Pangloss...
 
DurkaDurka
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by tamarinView Post

I'm not on it and I have lots of friends. Weird...

wow, what's the secret to your success?
 
tamarin
#28
Durka, I guess I'm old school. I realize the potential of Facebook but I also recognize its drawbacks. You only have so much time in a day. The more that sites like Facebook become successful the less time there is for paling institutions like posting boards. Bloggers have devastated posting communities and now sensations like Facebook mean to further erode the health and viability of places like this. There was huge participation on posting boards in the late '90's. This one's not doing too badly but it's a shadow of the things that once were.
 
karrie
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by tamarinView Post

Durka, I guess I'm old school. I realize the potential of Facebook but I also recognize its drawbacks. You only have so much time in a day. The more that sites like Facebook become successful the less time there is for paling institutions like posting boards. Bloggers have devastated posting communities and now sensations like Facebook mean to further erode the health and viability of places like this. There was huge participation on posting boards in the late '90's. This one's not doing too badly but it's a shadow of the things that once were.

Facebook has no blog function as of yet though. I spend less than three minutes on facebook everyday. You dictate your own time on there by how many little functions you have. I spend a tad more time now that I have a scrabble application. For a week now, a friend and I play scrabble through there. Another two weeks, and we might be done the game. lol. But it really doesn't need to be very time consuming.
 
DurkaDurka
#30
I spend very little time on facebook now, after the initial "wow factor" wears off, it's just another website.
 

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