Facebook is no more

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by YukonBoy, 26 Nov 2018.

  1. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Which is good, because I am not making that comparison.

    Although, if someone had thought to scrape usenet and mine its data we could be in a different place.
     
  2. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    I don't believe he does - or at least there is no compelling evidence that it is anything other than a sole trading entity.

    And, for what it's worth, since the ads are provided by Alphabet I view it as part of the Alphabet empire. We are the product, providing data to Shaun who makes what is probably pin money pouring it into the Alphabet data swamp.
     
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  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I took the decision to permanently delete my Facebook account a few months ago. Guess what, I'm really not missing it. Don't need to know what the family are upto (we have a private family whatsapp group), no-one needs to see what I'm upto either - fabulous.

    Oh and no adverts all the time !

    I don't miss the local 'village' facebook page - whilst it was good for local news, it was full of 'village idiots', whilst sometimes hilarious, you just realise how stupid or nasty folk can be.

    Oh, and how much time does that free up !
     
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  4. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    I'm contemplating it. I don't use it too much these days.
     
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  5. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    I don't miss it at all. Mind you I never had an account.
     
  6. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    I'm close to shutting down my facebook. It will only take another family member or friend posting something else anti-cycling to tip me over the edge.
     
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  7. NightCruiser

    NightCruiser Regular

    Location:
    Monaco
    This was certainly the right decision! I had never set up an account either, the only one that would benefit would be Mark Zuckerberg. By the way, I don't have a mobile phone and I've been giving up on TV for two years now. That's why I now have much more time for more meaningful things in life and for myself. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I had a personal account in the early days but came off it after some weird, stalky behaviour from a lady from a past life. Directed at my kids, so that was an easy decision.

    I created a business page for my gardening company, but it hasn’t ever created the right leads. I do domestic work for larger houses, not people who want their lawns done for 4 Kit Kats every 2 weeks.
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Whilst the village idiot's page was entertaining, there were some nasty witch hunts. We also have an 'ex friend' who has stalker like properties, so that was another reason. I only use twitter for news feeds, eg. local paper, local food offers etc.
     
  10. Threevok

    Threevok Carpe Rotam

    Location:
    South Wales
    I only set a FB account up as a bet I had with a mate of mine - which of us had the least amount of friends

    The loser being the first one to receive a friend request

    I lost
     
  11. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    FaceWhat?

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Sign me up. Quick !
     
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  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    For goodness sake man! Haven't you seen Fatal Attraction, at your age I would have thought you had?

    RUN AWAY!
     
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  14. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Yeah but............can't I just hang around for a while ? I mean crazy is so.......
     
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  15. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
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