Anyone reached their saturation point...

Posted by: steveg

Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 01:00 PM

With Facebook? I am giving a lot of thought to deleting my account because of their latest finger in the privacy eye.

I don't post anything of a private nature. I'm not worried a/b being stalked or cyber-bullied. And I don't worry about being phished. But when I created my account a few years ago, I signed a privacy agreement that FB is now reneging on — purely for profit. And that just pisses me off.

I'll decide by Sunday, but I'm curious if anyone else has a POV on the latest policy.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 01:51 PM

mad
Oh yeah. I'm not happy one bit. It was fun while it lasted, but I don't need to willingly go against my ethics. I do that unwillingly enough as it is.
What amazes me most is, nobody I know cares. "Oh well. Whatever. They already know everything about me anyway". Fools.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 01:58 PM

Sounds like PIA to tweak settings now.

I'm pretty tired of having to go in and keep messing with stuff. I check my FB page maybe once a week now anyway. It is a way to keep in touch with family, but usually it's mostly finding out what my cousins had for lunch or how many miles they ran today. Anything of importance we have each others email anyway.

I'll think about it too. Maybe I'll shut it down for a while, if I miss it I can start it back up.

Hey, whadda ya want for free, huh?
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 02:16 PM

Being so far away from people I have known all my life; FB was a Godsend. When people "take a break" I think "easy for you to say, you see half your FB friends on a semi-regular basis anyway". It would be very hard to give it up at this point for me. I am an addict I would have to admit. I have down paeriods, but that would mean I only check it once maybe twice a day. I suppose that in itself is a realization that I should back away. I will give it some thought.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 02:18 PM


Anyone who didn't read this in the tea-leaves
from the outset was living in a fool's paradise.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 02:34 PM

I'm on FB in the AM for maybe a half hour or so, but not getting any info I can't get on a handful of other news sites. And the people I want to be in touch with on a regular basis, well, that's what phones, coffee shops, and email are for.

Sure, it's fun and sometimes you learn things. But IMHO, there's not nearly enough value added to offset the fact that Facebook is just "liking me" for the few nickels it might make off of me.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 02:35 PM

Well, it's not like I'm trying to incite a mass exodus. This is just my personal POV.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 02:59 PM

Not the same issue, but this might feed the fires a bit more. This whole business of megabillionaires is disgusting. No more so than earlier spectacles of conspicuous consumption, but it's what we've got to confront nowadays. Our very own Gilded Age.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:09 PM

Yeah, I saw that. It sucks to be us, eh? smirk
Posted by: MrB

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:12 PM

I've not bonded with FB at all. For one, has been hard for me to figger it out . I don't think about it much. Usually I check it when I get the email notification . Sometimes I check a few "friends" . I don't put anything on there much. Nothing of importance.

What has bothered me is in the photography area. People appreciate good photography anymore because of the dumpy images posted there. Images that 5 year olds could take with these pretty poor apps they think are cameras on dumb phones.

Even those that are selling their photos don't know what makes a good photograph or what keeps an image from being dumpy. The proliferation of what they see on FB just exacerbates the problem.

Dave
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:15 PM

My post wasn't directed at you or anything Steve. My first comment was about people I am FB friends from back home with who "take a break". It is an easier choice for them than me, and I largely lose any regular connection with them. People say they will email or whatever, but often it doesn't happen.

Your post, however, did get me thinking about just how much it is my "go to" site. Even when I turn on my computer or mobile for something else, I always go there first. Writing this does indeed remind me that I should step back a bit.

And, yes yoyo, timely link about Zuckerberg.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:35 PM


Actually
the article addresses the irony
of a privacy freak chipping away @
the privacy of those who trusted him.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:42 PM

"living in a fool's paradise."

There's worse place to live. smile
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 03:53 PM

It's everywhere. We're doomed I tells ya. grin

It's a PIA always playing whack-a-mole with privacy settings.

When it comes to shared endorsements in ads, you can control the use of your Profile name and photo via the Shared Endorsements setting. If you turn the setting to “off,” your Profile name and photo will not show up on that ad for your favorite bakery or any other ads. This setting only applies to use in ads, and doesn’t change whether your Profile name or photo may be used in other places such as Google Play.

https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
"living in a fool's paradise."

There's worse place to live. smile


unless you're "foolish" enough not to have
understood all along that THERE IS NO PRIVACY
On the Internet...understood or otherwise.

Them's the rules..
if you don't want it "Out There" don't say it.

A DETERMINED Search can turn up everything
you've ever typed on any forum, or in any e-mail.
every search you've done, every image & song
you've ever up or downloaded.

That was clearly stated from the first user
agreement I clicked from day one... along with,
"We have the right to do what we want with your
stuff, and WILL turn it over to the Authorities
whenever they ask for it."

Do You Accept These Terms?
YES [ ] NO [ ]
Posted by: Lea

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 06:06 PM


Damn. Feelin'' like a virgin here, and still glad I never bothered. Little Sister fooled around with it for awhile, so . . . yeah, I can stalk anybody including all y'all through her. So Really laugh

I just never got it. I have buds here in Houston who had and still have family serving overseas. Knowing that parents and children can stay in touch in spite of their deployment? Priceless.

I understand its power as a marketing thing too. But hello? If you don't have it? You're considered dead in the digital water? I write content for startups now, and . . . even that's skatin' on the edge of reality.

Call it a brave new world, but consider ~ It's been a brave new world since the first lighting strike put fire in our hands. We'll always move forward, and we'll always completely fk it up along the way. Reference Emergence. Killer book, and credit to Cope [wherever you are, Sweet Southern Florida Pea wink ]

Otherwise? Way too weird for this MacBabe.


Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 06:29 PM

Hi Lea!

I originally joined because I found all the people that left MC/MM.
Then my friends found me.
Then my family.
Then I became in charge of my jobs FB page, under my name.
Then Google+ somehow is using my real name too, because of work related posts.
I can't back out, because my work "Depends on me". LOL!

Not happy…
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 06:39 PM

Not a care here. I don't post, email, whatever I don't want known. If I wish that it remain private, it ain't on the internet. Period.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 06:44 PM

I never got into it that much in the first place- oh I have a page and go to it once every 2-3 weeks or monthly !! Just couldn't get into putting my whole life on the internet**. eek

** Isn't that what the NSA is for ?? laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 08:15 PM

I use FB because it's the only way I can keep up regularly with students who've graduated. My son doesn't FB a whole lot nowadays, so that's no longer an issue. But there's also a group of old MC/MM folks who are nowhere else, and I like to see what they're up to. So I guess I do use FB a lot. I realize that there's nothing private on line, but I frankly don't care. What I post is what I say in meatspace, so no mystery.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/11/13 09:16 PM

I was invited to join a group for those who grew up in Dodge City. Though I didn't grow up there, I taught there some 30 some years. From that several of my former students found me. Since then we've had some great chats. Also discovered how successful they've become. Makes an old teachers heart proud.

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 03:03 AM

Yo Stranger! Yeah, for some, it's better'n sliced bread. Not for me. I can take it or leave it. As a marketing tool, same thing. It works for some, not for others — and I can only shake my head at those who still think social media is a complete replacement for traditional advertising media (a close colleague and social media specialist shares that POV).

Of course for me, the final straw is that FB has not gotten me chicks! eek laugh

I can go to Sites and blogs like Daily Kos, Think Progress, and others independently. And if I need my cute kitten fix, I can go to wimp.com.

So I've pretty much decided to unplug. In fact, since it's been dormant for months and months, I'm gonna kill my Twitter account, too.

I'll post a farewell on FB at some point today and invite friends to message me w/their contact info if they want to stay in touch, and then do the kill shot Sunday evening.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Of course for me, the final straw is that FB has not gotten me chicks! eek laugh


Silly wabbit--it's not FB that does that. You need to find a borther with an iMac.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 08:34 AM

Borther, Birther... Who's counting? confused
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 08:57 AM

Ooooo Ooooo Oooooo . . . a Cruz birther movement!
Posted by: Lea

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 06:55 PM


"I'll post a farewell on FB at some point today and invite friends to message me w/their contact info if they want to stay in touch, and then do the kill shot Sunday evening."

Amazing. Love the kill shot ref, but I'm fascinated by why you're pulling the plug. I'm still writing for folks who . . . if they had your talent? They wouldn't need me or at least they'd pay me a hell of a lot better.

OK, last gasp here? You're talking personal, not business?

BTW, when was the last time I told you how much I miss your sweet ass and don't care who hears me say so?

wink
LL
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/12/13 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Lea

BTW, when was the last time I told you how much I miss your sweet ass and don't care who hears me say so?

wink
LL





Is there something you two aren't sharing with us? whistle
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/13/13 03:21 AM

When I delete my personal page, the business page will go with it. Which is no loss. I get more response on LinkedIn, and I'll probably re-skin and revive Creative Juice, which I've ignored for more than a year. Plus, I've been asked by AAF/Dayton to create the marketing campaign for the 2014 Hermes/Addy Awards, so that'll be good for some extra regional visibility.

blush As far as my sweet ass is concerned, well, you have my sweet phone number! grin
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/13/13 03:22 AM

I should be so lucky...
Posted by: steveg

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/13/13 03:11 PM

Done deal. Kaput. Zapped. In the crapper.

They deactivate for 14 days before it's permanently nuked — in case you have a change of heart. But AFAIC, it's a goner for good.
Posted by: Lea

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/13/13 03:25 PM

Talk about timing laugh

I'm really glad you're gonna start Juicin' again. And designing the Hermes/Addy Awards campaign? Awesome. Serious braggin' rights on that one I bet.

Oh, and Southern women don't call. Just ask Reboot wink



Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Anyone reached their saturation point... - 10/13/13 06:16 PM

LOL... Bada-Boom!