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Mary Cherry.
Sep 21st, 2011, 04:13 PM
On the same day that Facebook gets another terrible new makeover, Google+ opens its doors to the public. Hopefully this will see the less irritating people of the world jump ship from Facebook to less irritating social networks such as Twitter, Tumblr and (hopefully) Google+.

Anyway, which social networks do you use and which one is your favourite?

Vincey!
Sep 21st, 2011, 04:20 PM
I have a facebook, a twitter and a tumblr, I quite like tumblr it's much different and easier than twitter to share images or videos. Twitter is good to follow people's schedule or thought really useful for tennis lol...Fb is just a way to directly connect with people. SO to me they have 3 different purposes. I used to have a myspace but I haven't been on it since ages, so I didn't count it lol

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:14 PM
I have a Facebook, which I used to play regularly, and twitter, which I rarely use. BTW, what's wrong with FB? I haven't experienced any change yet.:unsure:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:32 PM
I have a Facebook, which I used to play regularly, and twitter, which I rarely use. BTW, what's wrong with FB? I haven't experienced any change yet.:unsure:

Something about subsriptions and top stories and hiding the log out button :lol: I hate how it keeps changing the way privacy settings work, so I'm glad to have jumped ship to Google+ today.

I think I'll still use Twitter the most though.

PatrickRyan
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:43 PM
I hate the new facebook change!
I did join Google+ yesterday

mckyle.
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:45 PM
Twitter less irritating than Facebook? Yeah right.

Barrie_Dude
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:48 PM
I do facebook, though I despise the new version

The Witch-king
Sep 21st, 2011, 05:56 PM
they all have their flaws

Mary Cherry.
Sep 21st, 2011, 06:05 PM
Twitter less irritating than Facebook? Yeah right.

I suppose part of it is down to me having irritating "friends" :lol: :oh:

Mistress of Evil
Sep 21st, 2011, 06:20 PM
Facebook coz its the only one I use :shrug: though, after today's surprising update I hate it :o

WowWow
Sep 21st, 2011, 07:35 PM
I use them all but I only like Tumblr and Twitter

bulava
Sep 21st, 2011, 07:52 PM
I mostly use IRC to catch up with my European & across the Atlantic contacts. Perhaps, I might join Twitter (almost real-time messaging feature) but no plans yet. No other social or chat tools except my ever-reliable iPhone 4 as I prefer voice over texting.

My vote for IRC & Twitter :)

duhcity
Sep 21st, 2011, 08:13 PM
Everyone "despises" Facebook after a change.
Yet they've been changing since like 07, and everyones still on there :rolleyes:

Temperenka
Sep 21st, 2011, 08:26 PM
Facebook and Google+. Twitter gets obnoxious when people retweet everything. :lol:

Melange
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:00 AM
FB has not been fun since they killed all the applications. The new group/page formats are extremely stupid and pointless.

Kworb
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:09 AM
I only use Twitter and LinkedIn. I have no use for social networks that force you to share your real identity and real life. I've never understood why people share everything so freely on Facebook. Ten years ago everyone was terrified to even reveal their first name.

The Witch-king
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:11 AM
I only use Twitter and LinkedIn. I have no use for social networks that force you to share your real identify and real life. I've never understood why people share everything so freely on Facebook. Ten years ago everyone was terrified to even reveal their first name.

most people use it to communicate n share with people they actually know.

delicatecutter
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:20 AM
most people use it to communicate n share with people they actually know.

:hysteric:

I am hardly ever on Facebook anymore because I can't stand to hear about people who have happy lives. It makes me even more depressed to be honest.

I'm all about Twitter though. I was a very late adopter. I think I just really got into it earlier this year. But it's so amaze.

Kworb
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM
most people use it to communicate n share with people they actually know.
It's usually a mix of both real life and online contacts. And even then "know" can be as irrelevant as a vague acquaintance.

I mean I'm not looking down on people who use it and I recognize its value, but I am surprised by how quickly the internet has changed.

Sally Struthers
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:37 AM
I just don't get twitter. Why do people use it? :shrug:

delicatecutter
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:49 AM
I just don't get twitter. Why do people use it? :shrug:

It's so live and current. To use an example. I was at work when the Casey Anthony verdict came out. On my phone via twitter, I knew the jury was getting ready to announce the verdict. So then I got up to where there are TVs at my job to see the verdict live. I would never have been able to do that from FB. And not just because FB is blocked at my job. I mean, Twitter is blocked also but it just makes much more sense. It's also been very valuable in reporting the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, etc. Twitter is just so awesome.

The Witch-king
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:09 AM
:hysteric:

I am hardly ever on Facebook anymore because I can't stand to hear about people who have happy lives. It makes me even more depressed to be honest.

I'm all about Twitter though. I was a very late adopter. I think I just really got into it earlier this year. But it's so amaze.

I know what you mean but I realized a long time ago that FB, and well the internet in general, is all one big facade. Nobody stays posting about the real shit that goes down in their lives. It's all rose-buds, jobs, promotions, parties, boyfriends and girlfriends...never about foreclosures, failed exams, STDs and baby-daddy dramas that they're really going through.

Ayumilover.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:10 AM
I hate the new facebook page!!! :o

and all my friends do too... i can't even type a message anymore!

The Witch-king
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:13 AM
It's usually a mix of both real life and online contacts. And even then "know" can be as irrelevant as a vague acquaintance.

I mean I'm not looking down on people who use it and I recognize its value, but I am surprised by how quickly the internet has changed.

That's true but the same can be said for twitter where people with PUBLIC profiles will be posting their whereabouts day in day out. SMH. I'm following this guy that has some automated thing where his location is tweeted like automatically... so all day it's going off about how he's at this hotel or that street and I'm like nucca you know that someone that wanted to rob your house could do that ish with ease, right??

Reptilia
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:24 AM
I really hate all social networking sites. Saying that, I'm on just about all of them :lol: One day i'm gonna delete them all and not exist on the internet :hearts:

delicatecutter
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:26 AM
I know what you mean but I realized a long time ago that FB, and well the internet in general, is all one big facade. Nobody stays posting about the real shit that goes down in their lives. It's all rose-buds, jobs, promotions, parties, boyfriends and girlfriends...never about foreclosures, failed exams, STDs and baby-daddy dramas that they're really going through.

I guess a lot of people are like that. There are plenty of old friends on FB that I love and are real. But it's too much to have to read about everybody else. So sometimes I'll just go and look up their threads or whatever. It's not in me to be fake. So I post whatever is on my mind. Not that anyone cares lol.

The Witch-king
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:33 AM
I guess a lot of people are like that. There are plenty of old friends on FB that I love and are real. But it's too much to have to read about everybody else. So sometimes I'll just go and look up their threads or whatever. It's not in me to be fake. So I post whatever is on my mind. Not that anyone cares lol.

I don't understnad what you mean by this.

Did you read the rep I sent you?

The Witch-king
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:34 AM
I really hate all social networking sites. Saying that, I'm on just about all of them :lol: One day i'm gonna delete them all and not exist on the internet :hearts:

Keep dreaming! All that stuff is stored SOMEWHERE. Just search for your twitter username you'll find old tweets, mentions, profile pics and descriptions on these random (not twitter)sites.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:37 AM
Everyone "despises" Facebook after a change.
Yet they've been changing since like 07, and everyones still on there :rolleyes:
Totally.:lol: How pretentious are they.:oh:
Oh well, what kind of rights do we have to 'despise' it since we get to use these for free?:oh:

FB has not been fun since they killed all the applications. The new group/page formats are extremely stupid and pointless.
What kind of applications do you mean?:scratch:

:hysteric:

I am hardly ever on Facebook anymore because I can't stand to hear about people who have happy lives. It makes me even more depressed to be honest.

Isn't Twitter the same? though it offers much more than that.:oh:

Melange
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:08 PM
When all your things used to be on one home page, like with myspace. That was before they made it so that when you to your profile, all you see is a boring wall, and brought in all the tabs. There used to be a lot of applications for games, organisers etc but a lot of it disappeared after they changed the home page layout.

Just Do It
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:14 PM
New FB change is horrible, I don't understand how do they pick top news ? I'm getting top news from random people whos profile I never visited.

No one is using myspace ? :hysteric:

Mikey.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:31 PM
Facebook, of course. Twitter is alright but it doesn't have as many features as Facebook and I hate how there's a character limit on the posts!

I got Google+ yesterday and I still have no idea how to do anything. :crying2: I have managed to add like 2 friends and they have no idea how to use it either... So it hasn't been much use to me as of yet. :lol:

Melange
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Google+ is a terrible name

bulava
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:37 PM
This is today's news:

An MBA student hanged herself in her hostel room in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, on Monday evening. Investigation officers said she found out from Facebook on Sunday that her boyfriend had dumped her.


I don't know what to say ... :o

C. Drone
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:42 PM
using twitter frequently.
tumblr sometimes, only just browsing stuff, i dont post anything.
Never had facebook, myspace. And I dont feel I need google+ either.

Mikey.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:45 PM
New FB change is horrible, I don't understand how do they pick top news ? I'm getting top news from random people whos profile I never visited.

No one is using myspace ? :hysteric:

:happy: IKR! I remember when MySpace was THE THING when it first came out. Now basically no one I know uses it. :lol: I can't believe I actually thought that I'd never swap from MySpace to Facebook... Facebook is so much easier in comparison. I still remember wondering how the hell I was to "personalise" my page. I only found out when someone told me you have to use HTML code and stuff. :tears:

Ashi
Sep 22nd, 2011, 01:01 PM
Used Orkut for a awhile. It was popular in India and Brazil from around 2006 to 2009.

I now frequently use facebook. :)

I'm hardly ever on twitter, even though I have an account. I'm still a novice at using it.

I've got a few Google + invites, but I haven't joined yet. :shrug:

InsideOut.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:00 PM
Facebook and Twitter.

Got Google+ a few months ago, hated it, and abandoned it.

Mary Cherry.
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:10 PM
I logged in to MySpace for the first time in like 3 years yesterday, it's changed so much. All my custom layout had disappeared :hysteric: Worst thing was looking at the old pictures :tape:


Hopefully Google+ will catch on eventually. I like the idea that you can share certain things with certain people, whereas on Facebook (even though they've just copied that feature) I had to delete everyone that I didn't want knowing any of my business. Not to mention Facebook likes to keep toying with the privacy settings :o

McPie
Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:15 PM
do have MySpace, do not use still :lol:

Maria rocks
Sep 23rd, 2011, 09:53 AM
Twitter is the only one i use

sarahlouiseburt for anyone who wants to follow me:)

Yoncé
Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:57 AM
Fcaebook and tumblr :) and an unused twitter so...yeah

Pops Maellard
Sep 23rd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Facebook and Twitter.

I also had to use Wordpress for my studies.

Beat
Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
i have facebook - which i'm not using much - and myspace - which i'm not using at all anymore. it's really, really terrible and slow these days. but at this rate, facebook will degenerate the same way very quickly; it's just getting worse and worse.

Reptilia
Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:59 PM
Anyone else have Bebo back in the day? :tears:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:13 PM
Anyone else have Bebo back in the day? :tears:

:lol: I remember Bebo!

I think I had an account but never used it.

Kworb
Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:40 PM
In the Netherlands it all started with CU2 back in 2000. You were nothing without a CU2 profile. :o

Richie's
Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:04 PM
Twitter of course and Tumblr. I'm not fu of Social Networks but I have to say I love Tumblr (for the pictures) and Twitter for the updates.

canuckfan
Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM
I watched the facebook conference yesterday and it's just getting creepier and creepier. I don't get why people feel the need to share everything: what song they just listened to, what movie they just watched, where they went jogging, what they bought, what news story they just read, and all in real time! It's getting to a point where you can automatically reveal everything you do, see, hear and think. And tens of millions of people will do it. Why?

Break My Rapture
Sep 23rd, 2011, 08:22 PM
So what's Google+ about, exactly?

I use Facebook regularly (daily I suppose) and Twitter in seldom, impulsive moments of boredom. Twitter's appeal has totally worn off IMO. I never jumped on the Tumblr fad, I suppose people just make a page out of boredom?

Mary Cherry.
Sep 23rd, 2011, 09:48 PM
So what's Google+ about, exactly?

I use Facebook regularly (daily I suppose) and Twitter in seldom, impulsive moments of boredom. Twitter's appeal has totally worn off IMO. I never jumped on the Tumblr fad, I suppose people just make a page out of boredom?

It's similar to Facebook's in the sense that you make a profile and post updates/pictures/etc. that appear on a news feed/stream. But your "friends" can be placed in different groups which they call "circles". So you can put your close friends in one circle, have another circle for family, and put people you went to school with but don't really know/like in another circle. You get to choose what updates you share with which circles (or all if you want).

It needs more people on it for it to get better in my opinion, but I think people are reluctant to leave Facebook or try something new because all their friends are on Facebook.

Break My Rapture
Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:37 PM
It's similar to Facebook's in the sense that you make a profile and post updates/pictures/etc. that appear on a news feed/stream. But your "friends" can be placed in different groups which they call "circles". So you can put your close friends in one circle, have another circle for family, and put people you went to school with but don't really know/like in another circle. You get to choose what updates you share with which circles (or all if you want).

It needs more people on it for it to get better in my opinion, but I think people are reluctant to leave Facebook or try something new because all their friends are on Facebook.
Oh I see. :lol: Thanks.

And I fully agree with the bold part.

cynicole
Sep 23rd, 2011, 11:01 PM
I'm on Facebook, Google+, twitter and I recently signed up for LinkedIn.

I hate social networking because I hate putting all this information out there but it's become a necessity nowadays (for things like job hunting or friends and family want you to see their photos). Until recently, most of the time I spent on Facebook, I spent adjusting privacy settings and blocking every new game that popped up. Then I started outrightly blocking certain people because they posted too much, shared information I didn't care for, or I honestly just hated them.

I train my brain to ignore posts by people I see on a regular basis so that, when I see them, I could have an actual real-life conversation with them. When someone says, "Did you see what I posted on Facebook?" or "Did you like my comment?" I just pretend that I never saw it.

The one phenomenon that drives me crazy are all the people who've used it to hook up with people from the past. I've seen people travel thousands of miles to get together with that person from high school or college that "they always wondered about."

Mary Cherry.
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Bump :oh:


Does anyone have the new Timeline layout for Facebook? Thoughts? Everyone will be getting it eventually, whether they like it or not, but I'm wondering whether or not to get a head start on removing everything from my profile history :lol:

pov
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Where's the choice for none?

Mary Cherry.
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Where the choice for none?

It's called not voting in the poll.

Certinfy
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Out of those only Twitter.

Will make a Google+ account sometime I think though.

Soliloque
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Definitely left Facebook some weeks ago. I'm now only using Tumblr, it's way nicer and I don't have to interect with people I know there. I let that for real life and phone calls. I also have a twitter account but just to follow people. I never tweeted anything.

Mikey.
Dec 27th, 2011, 11:56 PM
I hate the Timeline! :sobbing: It makes it so difficult for me to Facebook stalk people because I have no idea what I'm doing. Plus I'm scared I'll accidently do something that will send an alert to that person and they'll know I've been looking at their page. :sobbing:

Mary Cherry.
Dec 28th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Just made the move to timeline, thought I'd get a head start on deleting stuff. I had no idea it would be so much :sobbing: I have 4 years' worth to go through...

I hate the Timeline! :sobbing: It makes it so difficult for me to Facebook stalk people because I have no idea what I'm doing. Plus I'm scared I'll accidently do something that will send an alert to that person and they'll know I've been looking at their page. :sobbing:

I always thought that anyway :sobbing:

Mistress of Evil
Dec 28th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Well, I made a tumblr a week or so ago and I am obsessed! It is almost as worse as TF :crying2:

I hate the Timeline! :sobbing: It makes it so difficult for me to Facebook stalk people because I have no idea what I'm doing. Plus I'm scared I'll accidently do something that will send an alert to that person and they'll know I've been looking at their page. :sobbing:

Poor little stalker :awww: I feel your pain, though. :hug:

Reptilia
Dec 28th, 2011, 10:03 AM
I hate the Timeline! :sobbing: It makes it so difficult for me to Facebook stalk people because I have no idea what I'm doing. Plus I'm scared I'll accidently do something that will send an alert to that person and they'll know I've been looking at their page. :sobbing:

Story of my life :hysteric: