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08-08-2012, 08:27 PM
What a crock....enough said.
08-08-2012, 08:34 PM
What a crock. Agreed.
I am on facebook but haven't used it in four years.
I must admit to being Overwhelmingly underwhelmed by Facebook.
08-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Facebook and Twitter-both rubbish
None of my family have facebook accounts, nor twit-er, etc, etc, etc....
08-08-2012, 08:58 PM
To say there's something seriously wrong with you if you don't have a FB account is ludicrous.
08-08-2012, 09:00 PM
Just means you have an actual life.....
I'm on IIS, thats enough.
I stay up all night and look at the stars, that probably qualifies me as a loony.
08-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Just another thing to make me feel like a social leper...I don't drink alcohol I am branded weird...I don't go on social websites so now I am a psychopath. What is the next level above psychopath that I can aspire to?
08-08-2012, 09:11 PM
I actually don't know anyone that uses facebook or twitter.
Lots of famous people use it a lot. I think the size of your following is directly proportional to your ego.
08-08-2012, 09:15 PM
That's a big article of BS. :lol: I've just realised that most of my mates and finally maybe potential serial killers. Not to self: do not go watch the latest batman movie with brother. :P
08-08-2012, 09:28 PM
LOL It all depends on how you use it. If you're networking with other astro/science geeks, it means your getting all the latest news and info from all the big Obs and Space facilities across the globe, posted by the researchers themselves, not by some half wit news journalist.
08-08-2012, 09:34 PM
Oh good grief! It must have been a slow news day.
I had a job where staying away from social media was a requirement. (I could tell you about it, but then I'd have to kill you. Hmmm. I guess the article is true, then. :) ).
08-08-2012, 09:40 PM
:eyepop: Warning!! Warning!! Psychopath on the loose. Warning!! Warning!! :eyepop:
08-08-2012, 09:44 PM
Got to agree with Deeno ,what a lot of B.S
08-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Only psychopaths would dismiss that article and say it was rubbish/BS.
08-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Yes you do Colin...Mars Rover Curiosity is on Twitter...Tweets quite regularly.
08-08-2012, 10:15 PM
When I get mad, I don't get angry; I get stabby.
08-08-2012, 10:19 PM
They have mobile coverage on Mars already? When will it end?! :P
08-08-2012, 10:32 PM
So that's what twitter is. Never seen it before. Suppose it could be of some use to some people. Not my cup of tea though.
08-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Another vote for 'what a load of BS':thumbsup:
08-08-2012, 10:57 PM
:) It's absolutely true because its in the Daily Mail.
thanks to Robin Manford for the link.
08-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Aah, that takes me back to online gaming days playing Counter-Strike :)
09-08-2012, 08:04 AM
There must be something in it.:lol:
Most of you are probably aware of Jim Penman of Jim's mowing fame.
When Jim was doing his PhD in history, his thesis was based more on psychology.
I was one of his test subjects. Evidently my score was so striking JIm claimed he bagged his first psychopath.:P
I don't use Facebook even though I have an account..... I only agreed to Facebook under pressure from my niece.
09-08-2012, 09:42 AM
I guess I am a Psychopath with a capital "P" :thumbsup:
I see people joining social media "forums" as coming from from two social groups;). The low mentality and self esteem group and the smart group who seek to exploit them.
Us psychopaths belong to neither! :thumbsup::lol:
PS I do have a face book registration but never go there. Perhaps there is something there that would upset me.
09-08-2012, 09:48 AM
I opened a FB account about 4-5 years ago to see what it was all about, got bored with it within a week. Egocentric idiots mainly, same twaddle for twitter and the various clones. My mobile has links to all of them on screen, never use any. In fact I rarely use the mobile and I've got two (work requirements).
My wife uses LinkedIn but that is business oriented and it has been very valuable in that area for her career. Just shows you that used correctly for the right purpose it can be an asset.
09-08-2012, 11:06 AM
There may actually be some merit to the article.
Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin and Pol Pot all abstained from using Face Book!
09-08-2012, 11:07 AM
:rofl: hee hee hee
09-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Mike-the flaw with that argument is that they all predated Facebook
09-08-2012, 11:24 AM
09-08-2012, 11:32 AM
Personally I wouldn't trust anything in the Mail - not even the sport's results. I'm just glad the hard copy isn't made of glossy paper - then it would have no uses what so ever :-)
09-08-2012, 11:32 AM
I don't have an account, to me having a Facebook account means you are a psychopath.
A colleague at work was playing hacky sack out the back of the office yesterday, the hacky sack got stuck up near the roof on a metal beam and he took a photo of it on his iPhone 4 and uploaded it straight to Facebook.
09-08-2012, 11:35 AM
@Troy: Like that signature Q&A. Groan!
09-08-2012, 12:00 PM
neither is the printing ink
09-08-2012, 12:01 PM
All from a website that concerns themselves with top stories like Lindsay Lohan having a bad fake tan job ....20+ pictures.....riveting!
09-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Yeah, was just thinking that. Were we all psychopaths before spacebook came along?
I, for one, revel in my psychopathy! :P
When spacebook's privacy features were weak 3-5 years ago, it was common practise for recruitment agents to look you up and see what kind of riff raff you hung around with on the weekend. What you got up to in your private life influenced whether you got a job or not. I've seen other reports now saying that employers are requesting spacebook profiles in job interviews. It is more prevalent in the US, but, hang on, what? Why? That just seems really, really wrong to me. Why should one company's product rule everyone's life the same way? Doesn't that seem odd to people?
I am not one of those people who is resistant to change. I have absolutely no problem with moving along with the times, and keeping up with technology, and adjusting with and to societal norms. I have thought long and hard about opening a spacebook page to advertise my photography business and share my art. But, why should I? Just because squillions of people are on there? How does that make it an authoritative source for everything?
I have a very small Internet footprint. IceInSpace is my most-used social networking site. DP Review is another (been on there for several years and have under 500 posts). 419eater is another, but, I don't have time for it anymore. I post my photography to two art/photography web sites, one of which just has 4-5 images on there. Perhaps I am missing out on making millions of dollars and gaining loads and loads of exposure by sharing my artistic vision with the world. But, to be truthfully honest -- I don't care.
Maybe I might change my mind one day after having an epiphany. But, for now, I'm quite happy to live in bland (Internet) anonymity and do things the old fashioned way.
09-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Face Book ... Twitter ....My Space ... who cares ... I couldn't give a ' Rat's A## s for any of them.
On a scale of 1 to 10 on my ' I don't give a Toss Meter ' .... about 0.
Psychopath ... who...me :poke: .... never :innocent:
09-08-2012, 12:57 PM
I was pretty much branded weird and anti-social throughout high school because I prefered to explore the universe and play Starcraft rather than waste my time socialising to people i already see at school. I come home to take a break from seeing people at school. How people come home and spend hours on FB after they've just seen their friends, i'll never know :D
09-08-2012, 12:57 PM
I think I joined Myspace some years back, but never Facebook, nor Twitter. Don't have an intelligent phone.
No, not a psychopath, rather just a sad case, mowed down in the "advance" of technology.....:sadeyes:
This topic must be doing the rounds everywhere at the moment- yesterday it was a topic on Sunrise as well as the Morning Show that followed it, wow and now the newspaper article... :rolleyes:
Very nicely said Nettie. I also enjoy all those feeds. :thumbsup:
Mars Curiosity is on facebook too! I'm enjoying all the updates. :D
I've learned lots on fb, but there are those crazy times I've found myself fb'ing between my daughter- apparently a flight of stairs is a struggle when you're comfy. :rolleyes::lol: Oh come on... admit some of you'll don't text each other in the same house. :P:lol:
09-08-2012, 02:54 PM
So does its twin...
:lol::lol::lol: My face hurts from laughing so hard! Good one Doug.
09-08-2012, 03:08 PM
My niecebegged me to open a Myspace account 12 years ago - it's 11 years since I used it.
Twitter and Farcebuck are not on my list of priorities - my name doesn't come up if you Google me.
09-08-2012, 03:26 PM
I'm in I'll join the PHYSCO club
FB don't use it don't need it etc etc
I'm old school i.e. I actually talk to people over the phone or face to face
Proud Hetro Youthful Socially Conversant Oldie :P:D
PS: I don't get mad I get even ;):D
I was encouraged to open a Facebook account by a friend when it was going viral about 4 years ago or so. She thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, I thought it was a waste of my time.
Some people actually think Facebook friends = real friends! That never fails to amuse me :lol:
09-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Tears are streaming down my face from laughing so hard :rofl::rofl:
09-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Seriously, my brother only talks to people who are on facebook, the family lost contact with him a few years ago :thumbsup: :lol:
I would say he is the nutter, 50 going on 17.
09-08-2012, 04:16 PM
I didn't realise that Bender had stowed away on that thing!!
09-08-2012, 04:18 PM
I have accounts with FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. They are personal pages and I never upload images of my family/kids onto them.
Being a GenXer means most of our friends are on those and that's their preferred method of contact/update.
My wife prefers snail mail and email, but she never (or very rarely) gets replies. She sent an email to a friend of ours in Qld a few months ago asking how her pregnancy is progressing, but didn't get a reply. A few days ago, I saw photos of their son on FB :shrug::rolleyes:
So now she is seriously thinking about a FB account, just to keep track of what our friends are doing...
09-08-2012, 04:53 PM
Much the same way that a pen friend isn't a "real" friend? Or the friends made in the IIS community yet haven't met in person aren't "real" friends?
While it is true that the majority of the "friends" one has on FB couldn't even be classified as passing acquaintances, through shared experiences and common interests inevitably you become closer to some people you meet online. What you are saying is insulting to those who have made true online friendships through the medium.
09-08-2012, 05:33 PM
I suppose it can be read more than one way, but he might have beem referring to "friending" someone in order to increase the number, as if that were a symbol of status, even though there is little interaction between the "friends". I'm not on Facebook, but I have heard that the practice is common amongst some people.
09-08-2012, 05:53 PM
Fancy talking about your "big" brother like that. I wondered why I never hear from him. I thought it was because he owes me 150G.
09-08-2012, 06:11 PM
I guess I was being deliberately obtuse. Bad manners on my part. I'm sorry.
And I guess it could be seen as that too. ie collecting friends for the sake of it.
Again, it all depends on your motives. I'm a self professed FB tart. If someone asks to "friend" me, and they're into science and astronomy, no problems. I'm all for the online geek fest. There are so many interesting people who want to share their passion of science. It's a cornucopia of knowledge being shared and I'm feasting. :D
And cats....there's always lots of cute photos of cats too. It's worth it just for that alone.
09-08-2012, 08:53 PM
Cats? Mmmm. Maybe I can join FB as a "ghost"? Either way, there's always Lolcats (http://icanhascheezburger.com/).
10-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Can I just say that 3 pages of comments here and now a poll about FB - this behaviour, and indeed the general chat section of IIS, is a helluva lot like FB anyway?! You guys are all complaining about it, yet pretty much exhibiting the same sort of activity as the average FB user, at least the ones I know and interact with.
So... none of you are psychpaths. Rest easy. :)
10-08-2012, 02:50 PM
Yes, but, IceInSpace doesn't trawl my email contacts list and spam people to join. :P
10-08-2012, 02:52 PM
Neither does Facebook or LinkedIn.. unless you give it permission.
10-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Oh, cool. Glad to hear that.
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