Joined FB.........

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Nihal, 1 Aug 2012.

  1. Nihal

    Nihal Veteran

    ........recently and i must say

    I PREFER IT HERE:tongue:
     
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  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    never joined , have used other halfs for sending family messages etc etc

    but yes cycle chat does it for me too
     
  3. OP
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    Nihal

    Nihal Veteran

    Bollocks,kids are just scared of what their parents will see.........................;)
     
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  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I joined just to see what it was all about but I don't use it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Nihal

    Nihal Veteran

    Let me have a try

    "Parents are scared of what their kids will see"??
     
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  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Facebook is very useful depending on how you use it. We use it locally to organise and find out about group rides, track sessions etc. we would struggle without it
     
  7. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I deactivated facebook because it was taking up too much of my time.
    Then I found this place :shy:
     
  8. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Several years ago I was asked to join FB to share files and images during a study course. I wasn't keen but went to have a look. I then read the T+Cs in entirety, took me all night to make sense of it all, and decided the one place in the www not to have any information is FB (though Google is going the same way).

    I never joined. I would advise anyone else not to join.
     
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  9. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    For those worried about info security.. If you don't want the world knowing, don't put it online. It's perfectly possible to use any social network portal without having your life stolen.
     
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  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I use FB a lot. I really enjoy using it. If I don't want anyone to see it, I don't put it up, as MattHB says. They may 'own' whatever I put up there, but it doesn't bother me; I'm not paranoid enough to think that the FB company will malevolently hunt me down and ruin my life. All they do is harvest what I look at and tailor ads to my likes and preferences. Some of which have been really useful, and the rest of which I simply ignore.
     
  11. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Location:
    Somerset UK
    Too big a security risk to even go near it.
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Why, though? What security are people worried about?
     
  13. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    I don't think it's that simple though, there's nothing stopping people you know uploading photos of you and tagging you and even if they dont tag you people can find photos/comments on friends FB. Say you meet or know 2 girls who are friends, girlA keeps her FB free of crap and secure, girlB keeps hers open and fills it with photos of her and girlA's drunken antics, you only have to look at the friends FB.

    My issue is two-fold, firstly that the information is essentially persistent once you've put it out there so what you think is appropriate at 18 could stick with you forever. Secondly I really dont like the concept of keeping up with people on Facebook, making the need for actual communication largely redundant, no more "what have you been upto?".
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Nihal

    Nihal Veteran

    :bravo:

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    Forget that spelling mistake too..............
     
  15. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    For one thing there's the little issue of the facebook app on your phone that gives them permission to read your text messages, see your phone calls and who has contacted you.
    Ok it's not online FB but if thats the company philosophy then I don't want anything to do with them.
     
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