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Stephen Oliver
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Lets get the Facebook likes for more cards.

424 Likes as I post this - we need 500.

https://www.facebook.com/0hr.art.and.tech
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Good luck with it, I dont think you can get much more anti FB than myself.
 
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ropya wrote:
Good luck with it, I dont think you can get much more anti FB than myself.


I'll arm wrestle you for the title.
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MentatYP wrote:
ropya wrote:
Good luck with it, I dont think you can get much more anti FB than myself.


I'll arm wrestle you for the title.


Nah, I have more than my share of rants on BGG without getting into FB.
 
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I have a facebook account I never look at, just for this kind of thing.
 
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IMCarnochan wrote:
I have a facebook account I never look at, just for this kind of thing.


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Nah, I have more than my share of rants on BGG without getting into FB.
How do you have the time when you're always running kids off your lawn?
 
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Calinor wrote:
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Nah, I have more than my share of rants on BGG without getting into FB.
How do you have the time when you're always running kids off your lawn?


Ha ha ha.

Maybe it is an old world mentality (not that im actually old at all).
But I just dont care for how invasive FB is , nor the typical people on it.
Much less the mentality it creates in people that are very into FB, which seems to be the norm for people who are.

It reminds me of the level of dedication that World of Warcraft required without the joy of the game.
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Fair enough, I was a longtime hold out on not having a Facebook page so I can understand... Now I just see it as a tool. It saves me money on my cellphone bill, more so because I don't have a smartphone and am able to get by paying less than $5 a month for a phone. It helps to keep in contact with old friends and family. I only disagree on the invasiveness. I mean I can certainly see a good case being made for it, but for me it's the opposite. A phone call is invasive, it's immediate and demands attention, whereas a message or sharing an interesting article on Facebook allows me to check that out in my own time.
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Oh it no doubt certainly has its good sides.

We lost touch with my god mother nearly 20 years ago.
A couple years ago my mother was able to find her via Facebook and we have all been able to reconnect in real life.

I even had an account myself about 4 years ago.
For all of 3 months.

CCouldn't stand any of it.
But it wasn't for me.

As for a phone call being invasive, valid point.
MMaybe I'm just a donkey, but if I don't feel like talking, I won't answer the phone. If it's important they'll leave a message.
If a message isn't left than I know I don't need to call you back.

But I also have two phones, one being for work.
Do staying connected isn't too much of a problem for me.

I suppose my highest issue is the mindset it breeds in people.
Especially kid and teens.
Way too much over sharing.
And it translates into adult life as well.

And sadly, grumpy old guy mode again, FB is becoming far far too integrated in society.

A couple years ago while searching for a new company I looked into a prominent world wide company, they only way to apply was via Facebook. Period.
Needless to say I didn't apply.

The company I did end up working for asked me what alias my FB was under as they tried to look me up and couldn't find me.
I explained I didn't have one, and why.
The understood and explained that they actually like FB because it enables them to check out potential employees and keep tabs on current ones.
They then asked if I would make one.
I said no, and why.
Not the end of the world really, but man its just too much big brother in your face kind of thing.

I see companies with no websites, only Facebook accounts.
Hell, today at the docs office, one of the questions on the form was regarding FB and the name of my account so they could send info to me there.

When asked why I didn't fill it in.
I replied I didn't have an account and won't.
If you have anything you need from me or to send to me you have my number and my address.

I get it I do.
But I just can't stand how integrated and reliant culture is becoming not just on FB by Social Media in general.

I know a teen that instead of making friends in person and going outside to play, spends his weekends indoors, on FB making friends there, and playing video games.
Which is OK, but not to the exclusion of having face to face time with another human.
Hell I see people, and not just teens, out at dinner not even looking at each other, in their phones the whole time.
I've even seen a group of teen girls that were all on their phone messaging EACH OTHER across the table from each other.
The only sounds at the table was the occasional giggle.

See, I told you to get me started. Lol.
Now I want to delete this as it does make me sound like a grumpy old man.
That and if the thread were any more derailed, Amtrak would be calling.

None the less, I stand by my views, and my son will be raised to appreciate being able to reach across the table and bitch slap someone when they need it.

You can't get that on FB.
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ropya wrote:
I know a teen that instead of making friends in person and going outside to play, spends his weekends indoors, on FB making friends there, and playing video games.
Which is OK, but not to the exclusion of having face to face time with another human.
Hell I see people, and not just teens, out at dinner not even looking at each other, in their phones the whole time.
I've even seen a group of teen girls that were all on their phone messaging EACH OTHER across the table from each other.
The only sounds at the table was the occasional giggle.


Ironically enough, those girls were certainly not on facebook, and I'm assuming the teen you know who only has facebook friends has no friends his age... because most young folk have moved well past facebook and think it's something their parents use to stalk their old high school crushes.
 
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Facebook still remains dominant for teens, though texting may be the most dominant activity they do on their smartphones:

http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-tec...
 
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Currently 500 Facebook likes so another Stretch goal unlocked!

 
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