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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:05 AM
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FaceBook: Are you hooked on it, or do you find it over-rated?
I opened a FaceBook account in spring 2008 but was interested in it for all of 2 weeks. I just don't have the time for it because there are other things I'd rather do online.
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:19 AM
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1. i go there every day, cuz I found out that I was out of the loop...
I don't really like it, but that's where many people are in my circle.
It does make it easy to stay in touch...and have found friends that I haven't seen in years (which has been fun)
but it can also be just one big TMI (too much information)

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:23 AM
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2. I made that decision without joining.
DU is the biggest online time-waster to which I belong :P

And if people want to contact me, well, I'm in the phonebook and I have email. What more do you need?
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:41 AM
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3. pretty useless with a couple of exceptions; one being tracking down old friends
which has been awesome; have gotten together this year with 2 old hometown buddies I hadn't seen in decades, and had a great time both times....the other is finding out about gigs of people that are mainly casual friends/acquaintances that I might not have known about but was interested in seeing. Other than that, if I want to find out about what people are up to, or let em know the same about me, I'll call or email em....
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 AM
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4. I'm not doing anything that makes it easier for people to get ahold of me.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 AM by Forkboy
People are lucky I answer the phone...or maybe unlucky, as the case may be. :)
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iris27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:53 PM
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12. +1
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 05:55 PM by iris27
I didn't really need to know that my high school nemesis (I led the nerd clique, she led the cheerleaders) is now a dental hygenist and sex-in-the-city wannabe, and she wants to friend me to "catch up on the last 9 years". Uh, I didn't like you then, why would I want to reconnect now?

ETA: nothing against dental hygenists of course...I'm a big fan of clean teeth!
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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14. yep, i know what ya mean nt
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:54 AM
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5. I love it.
It keeps me in contact with friends who, for various reasons, no longer post here.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:54 AM
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6. for the most part, over-rated.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:55 AM
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7. A little of both...
I seem to be hooked on it, but I'm constantly asking myself "why?".
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:16 AM
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8. It may be fine for some people but I find it over rated.
I've wondered if it has to do with my age, I just can't get into it. I've noticed out of my list of friends and family that it's mostly the 40 and under crowd that use it the most. I have several my own age and we just email each other like we have for years.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:25 AM
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9. No.
Not hooked, but not over-rated.

I just like to check in with certain people, including quite a few ex-DUers, who without FB would have vanished into the cyber-ether. :(

I will say, however, that all the games like Farmville and Mafia Wars are teh suX0r.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:23 PM
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10. I love it. I now go there more than here.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 05:24 PM by tigereye

I get to see old friends and new. It's great to catch up! However, I think most of those quizzes are really dumb.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:41 PM
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13. I love it, after resisting it for a long time. I get to have live chats with
my daughter and nieces, and play silly games.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:43 PM
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11. I'm bored with it
I check in once a day or so just to see what my friends are saying, but all the apps and stuff? Meh. I'll do a quiz once in a while but I don't do any of the games or "sending things to other people". That got old pretty fast.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:54 PM
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15. I go there quite a bit
I just found out that you can play Scrabble on there with your friends turn by turn which is pretty cool.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:57 PM
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16. It's useful for keeping in touch with a few people, but otherwise, boring.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:05 PM
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17. I like it. I can keep in touch with people I would never
normally keep in touch with. I am also addicted to Farkle.
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