What is your stance on Social Media?

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by K4onashi, Nov 21, 2018.

?

Do you use social media?

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    71.8%
  3. Prefer not to say

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Expert

    Oct 18, 2014
    1,096
    1,270
    60
    #41 Bat.1, Dec 22, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
    Unfortunately having a Fakebook account is a necessary EVIL o_O Since Bat not has a memory because of old-timers him always reads obituaries and police reports when he wakes up. Want to make sure him not died or got arrested and don't remember :( Funeral Homes all got tired of complaints and have their own websites, but the local police are too cheap so dey continue using Fakebook :mad:

    17 year old Bat.2 earns spending money wheeling and dealing :g: no pun intended,;) buying and selling ATVs and ATV parts. Yahoo Groups died years ago and Craigslust and LA Sportsman are so Full of Fake Ads that the only place to do it is with Fakebook Groups and Marketplace o_O

    Words of Caution: If you're looking to buy a house half way around de world :g: Don't click on any dating ads and fall in crush with any teenage Fakebook Dwellers :oops: Your present-wife gets mad you got a next-wife, and your next-wife gets mad you got a present-wife and :eek:
     
  2. CHEF-KOCH

    CHEF-KOCH MDL Expert

    Jan 7, 2008
    1,206
    1,179
    60
    What ads? ... :dunno: .... (/laughing in TBB and uBlock).

    You could use Twitter instead of Facebook, at least a bit more control since Twitter overall gives more :poop: 'er about GDPR/tracking etc. (Check their settings)
     
  3. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

    Oct 18, 2014
    5,165
    6,195
    180
    ;):ccc:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Torero137

    Torero137 MDL Novice

    Jan 9, 2020
    4
    0
    0
    Too many of us work 8 hours plus commute, and then spend whatever limited time we have scrolling Facebook or watching TV like a sack of potatoes. FB is literally designed to consume or waste as much of your time as possible.
    Period. My goal is to take those same 4-5 hours, and strive to put them towards something useful. (We will see how that turns out.)

    FB: I have not learned one single thing nor benefited by it's use in all the time I've spent there. The ONLY benefit IMO, is sharing baby pictures or life moments with distant relatives or friends. That, and the utility of Facebook messenger as a consistent means of maintaining contact.

    Instagram: A place to show off & status whoring at it's best. Who can get the best photo.

    Twitter: if you have the right feed or group of interests, you can learn & benefit greatly. But it also exposes the toxicity of complete strangers and 'non-friends."

    Myself, I'd rather be shot in the face, than care about number of likes or approval I get from complete or distant strangers. Concern over the number of likes on a post has crossed my mind. But I realized how stupid that was and walked away. Unless you're into marketing there is no benefit to be had from the effort. (If you're single however, you can also use it to your benefit. But I'm not.)
     
  5. ipx

    ipx MDL Addicted

    May 24, 2017
    545
    450
    30
    [​IMG]
     
  6. River25

    River25 MDL Novice

    Mar 10, 2018
    16
    5
    0
    To be honest, I despise social media.
    It's easy to be opinionated. Everyone trying to sway opinions of others.
    The sheer stupidity some of the people have.

    "Sharia Law can solve anything! We must establish an caliphate!"
    How the f**k should this thing solve all our problems?
    "The defense minister is s**t for not blowing up the Chinese military vessel in our territory!"
    Did they even know that it'll trigger a war. Maybe the educational system has failed big time.

    What the f**k. Einstein is right about his quote.
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
     
  7. zen45

    zen45 MDL Addicted

    Feb 25, 2010
    721
    1,563
    30
    social media is a place I go for comedy, most people on it are the "ME ME ME look at me crowd where people can say things that aren't true and claim them as facts ! they unfriend people they don't even know they befriend people they don't know , blame trump because it rained, and blame everybody else for the crap life they have
     
  8. Barako

    Barako MDL Novice

    Jun 18, 2017
    3
    0
    0
    It's a great tool if we use it wisely.
     
  9. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

    Jul 26, 2012
    4,082
    4,654
    150
    So is a frozen hot dog. :D

    All kidding aside, you're correct. It is a double-edge sword in that it can be used for good or evil.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    3,536
    2,095
    120
    TMI :eek:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

    Jul 26, 2012
    4,082
    4,654
    150
    @Joe C: You have a dirty mind. :p

    You could use it to feed a rabbid animal or a homeless man and perhaps escape a fate worse than COVID.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    3,536
    2,095
    120
    Not so!.......
    I've always though that frozen hot dogs were the best thing to feed rabid animals!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    4,890
    4,487
    150
    That's why audible exists, for the commutes. Also the NYC subway is more interesting that any social media, it should be rated MA, there is strong language, nudity and violence! Social media is more about narcissism, have you taken a look at Snapchat Community posts? Everything these day is about what it looks like! I pity people that want to get married or even have a proper relationship these days. There is a steaming pile of dysfunctional human beings out there to choose from. The term relations**t would be relevant!