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Facebook preys on human vulnerability

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  • Nov 16th, 2017 9:17 am
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I don't post anything to my page any more and I find my feed mostly a waste of time. But I still do like FB for groups and for following people that put out content that I like to learn from (I find it easier than remember to go read their blogs/websites/mailing list output).
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To be honest, many people prefer the FB feed for news/content. The issue is it becomes hard to differentiate and the last time I went on to see what happens (around the 2016 election) there was so much paranoia and propaganda, and people believing it, it was quite concerning.
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springdays wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 3:37 pm
To be honest, many people prefer the FB feed for news/content. The issue is it becomes hard to differentiate and the last time I went on to see what happens (around the 2016 election) there was so much paranoia and propaganda, and people believing it, it was quite concerning.
Pretty funny given your comment last page about Russian bots. Guess you proved that theory right. :D
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AndySixx wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 2:51 pm
Obama used his power to cater to identity politics..

He sided with Michael Brown before evidence came out chiding the police while praising a guy who robbed a store and attacked a cop portraying this person as a victim while not addressing the issue of criminal behavior whatsoever.

If you want hyper partisan look in the mirror. Obama is the quintessence of all that is wrong with America today.. people looking at the superficial which is skin color and ignoring idiotic behavior.

More people are seeing yours and like minded contrived virtue signaling for what it is hence why Trump will not b impeached and he will win in 2020 with unhinged lefties blaming everything under the sun again like Russians, white supremacy, and so on.

Eventually some people might grow up but hey if they don't and want to watch themselves lose again and again I'm okay with that too. Watching adults throw fits like kids is better than TV.
From Donald J Trump thread - and typical of Fox News readers on FB
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i remember getting into an argument with some dumb broad from high school days.... basically it ended with her calling me a "privileged white".. the go to, SJW defense when arguing from a losing position.

i try to stay off it because i get sucked in to trolling/argue online with people that are completely moronic.

I find RFD has better debates/discussions.. At least Forum people do research and have decent arguments /discussions that make your brain work.
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Lol fair enough
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Fascinating how much trust we all put in these privately owned, profit driven, technology corporations.

Even things like Google Home, Google is prolific in tracking and recording data yet .. lol oh well.
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springdays wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:20 pm
Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'

Site’s founding president, who became a billionaire thanks to the company, says: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’

arker described how in the early days of Facebook people would tell him they weren’t on social media because they valued their real-life interactions.

“And I would say, ‘OK. You know, you will be,’” he said.

“I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying,” he added, pointing to “unintended consequences” that arise when a network grows to have more than 2 billion users.

“It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other. It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said.

He explained that when Facebook was being developed the objective was: “How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?”...
Well, if it isn't Facebook, then it's video games, casinos, porn sites, etc.
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Not sure about all the FB hate. I was on FB 10 years ago when I was in Univ and it was fantastic for connecting and networking with all your classmates about classes, parties, events, definitely no complaints. After I graduated and got a job I deleted it because I never used it. There are/were better tools once you're working and have disposable income for having fun.

It can be a bad site for folks with mental issues but that's hardly the sites' fault.
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I think that’s the point. Facebook was a pioneer when it first came out and was limited to university/college students. Now it’s morphed into something entirely different.
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mrweather wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:04 am
I think that’s the point. Facebook was a pioneer when it first came out and was limited to university/college students. Now it’s morphed into something entirely different.
Exactly. It’s become quantity over quality.

I can’t blame them though. If there’s money to be made, Facebook is going try and get as many people as possible to use their service.
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I joined a local group and it amazes me the things ppl ask or complain about.
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webdoctors wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 1:40 am
Not sure about all the FB hate. I was on FB 10 years ago when I was in Univ and it was fantastic for connecting and networking with all your classmates about classes, parties, events, definitely no complaints. After I graduated and got a job I deleted it because I never used it. There are/were better tools once you're working and have disposable income for having fun.

It can be a bad site for folks with mental issues but that's hardly the sites' fault.
Mmm hm... Perhaps the problems were there all along...

Depression? Insecurity? Loneliness? The ned to fit in?

Sounds like young peoples problems. We all been there as teens and adults. Maybe this Facebook thing is just bringing it to light and exacerbating it.

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