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The first word that comes to mind is "annoying".

I prefer mixi. It keeps things simple, and you have greater control over your privacy.

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It gives my family (immediate and distant) the ability to stalk me and see everything I do.

It would just feel wrong to deny their friend request...

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Never used it and never will. I don't want the whole world to know what I ate for lunch.

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It's a good way to connect with old acquaintances. People around me quit mixi years ago...

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If you intend to use Facebook you should use a proxy name so only the people you want to know can find you.

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It's pretty good if you just keep it simple, which serves my purpose of sharing photos and stuff with family & friends I don't get to see as often as I like.

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Agree with the annoying comment. Do people actually think we care what time they went to bed or what they had for lunch?

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There are better resources.

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i have re-united with some people through facebook otherwise i would probably never have been in touch with those high-school, junior-high friends who live in different countries :)

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koriyamaboy, are you really talking about facebook? It sounds to me more like twitter.

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Hate when people I don't really care about try to "befriend" me( stick their noses into my private life and gossip about it with other "friends").If it wasn't for my mom and couple of people I do care about, I'd have deleted my account long time ago.

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Good for keeping track of people. I never update my page though. :(

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it's retarded to put your info online and expect privacy.

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@Foxie - Then don't tell them. @koriyamaboy - Obviously in your world people would NEVER do that so what's the problem?

@Sasoriza - I also hate that. I get "friend requests" from people I never talked to in H.S. and uni who just want to snoop. @combinibento - EXACTLY!

FB is a much more interesting way to stay in touch with the people I care about and it's much more useful than E-mail because everything is centrally located.

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it's retarded to put your info online and expect privacy.

Consider the target audience.

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I think they have some really bad **s programmers. The effin' infra they must have to have three data centers replicate instantly. And cassandra is no slouch.

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It's a great tool to keep in touch with friends and family. But I do often feel it troubled when I see unnecessary amount of status from a single person(per hour) and friend requests I get from unknown or less known so called internet friends. I just put those volume chatters in my hide list and don't accept friend requests unless I am know then well. That way I keep my facebook experiance enjoyable.

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"it's retarded to put your info online and expect privacy." if you have any brains don't put any info online you dont want people to find out about. I make sure that there is NO info or pictures that if somehow a future employer found out about would hurt my chances of getting hired. my thoughts on facebook. if you want to be with the times AT ALL you should have an account. I am not saying log on every day or every 1 hour like most kids. I also think it brings the high school drama back to the adult world.

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I love it.

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I don't mind it,but there are a lot of the married and bored and single and lonely types,who just need to tell you about every little morsel of nothing.

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Great for business

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I plan to use it as a tool for my students to learn English and to learn about each other. Posting OPINIONS. Giving ideas. Looking at what other students have done. Kind of important when so much of technology separates people instead of uniting them.

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havent used it myself..dont see whats wrong with just calling people or emailing from time to time if you want to catch up with friends.i would be worried about people who overuse it in place of actually going out and meeting real people.theres a line at the start of the theme-tune from Scrubs where it says:you think youre doing fine,you got your love online.. but youre just plugged into the wall!just about sums it up for me.

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Facebook is not the only, but certainly the worst privacy violator in the net. They collect personal data not only of those people who are stupid enough to sign-in, but as well of those who never use their service. On all machines which I have control over, at home and at work and including routers, Facebook is completely blocked.

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Jeez, it does what you want it to do and no more - people get so "victim" oriented when they have no idea what they are doing!!

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Good for keeping in touch with people who don't live nearby. Unfortunately, though, it's very annoying when you get people who post about every little thing they do in a day. I want to keep them on my list, but I haven't found a way to ignore just a select group of people though. I really don't care that you're just about to brush your teeth, or that you've just sat down to watch TV....

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it's retarded to put one's info online. period.

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Not interested in trying it and not interested in posting online what I have done recently or am doing now, even for family and friends. Email is fine for that. Definitely not interested in putting up pictures of myself either. If I want to show family members photos, I'd rather just email them. I also spend too much time on ebay so that may have something to do with it!

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Facebook, tread with care. If you spend a little time and customize it - put people in groups, block certain groups from seeing certain things, customize your privacy, Set it up well then you can enjoy as much or little privacy as you desire. People adding me who I vaguely knew in HS? I don't add them simple. "friends" who update every hour with inane crappola? they get sent to the ignore list and their feeds are not shown If I want to see them I go directly to their page. Commonsense - key word, use your commonsense. Lots of idiots posting stuff with using their CS.

Facebook is great way to keep up with parties, events social gatherings, what overseas friends are doing - just spend a while to customize it privacy wise.

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Some of you guys are mistaken facebook for twitter me thinks. Facebook is great, ive connected with a lot of people I knew when I was a kid, so its great to see them again. If you dont want to let people know about you or afraid of your privacy then dont put it online. Theres loads of settings on facebook to adjust your privacy etc. So yeah luvly site.

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It has positives and negatives. As someone wrote, if you take the time to customise it and limit the amount of info on there, it can be useful.You dont have to put all and sundry on there and you can block or hide the info of people that put WAY too much on there.

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^o^)o LOve and I use it everyday. Worried about who sees your pictures and comments(future employers, stalkers, etc.)??? Then configure the "privacy settings". Annoying post from people like "OMG, there's something wrong with the world, yada yada yada"? I'll press "HIDE this person's feeds".

Facebook as a GREAT TOOL to stay in contact with all of my friends and to know where's the next party. Just use your common sense, be careful with what you upload and configure the Privacy Settings.

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My mother forced me to join so she could check and make sure I was "alive" (not too good with returning emails). It's been good as far as getting back in touch with college friends and keeping in contact with family, but I don't accept about 80% of friend requests. I limit my fb friends to my friends in real life.

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Very useful for ex-pats.

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donkusai: fully agreed, facebook is great for keeping in touch with people who don't live nearby. but i dont share any private information via facebook and just have my profile picture. i am using another site, similar style like facebook)

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It stopped family members from ever emailing or calling anymore. They don't even answer my emails except with the occasional 1-liner that might as well have been a FB comment or Tweet.

And rather than connecting with people I like or missed, it simply provided a channel for all the ex-girlfriends, gay stalkers, psychotic drug freaks, violent troublemakers and wish-I-never-met people from my past to pop up again and remind me how glad I was to have moved on. Along with all the 65+ year old grandmas, aunts, uncles and their friends who wanted in on the discussion too. I didn't friend any of these people, I put them on ignore, and now I just lurk a couple times per week to see what family members post.

Really, I loathe it.

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Can't live without Farmville, er excuse me but I think my tomatoes are ready to be harvested.

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FB is a good place to unfriend people whom you thought were your friends but were actually jerks. It is the refuge of egomaniacs.

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Do not want.

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You could set up your own website with better security and no intrusions like farmville and all the rest.

You could run PHP pages for blogs and things. You could host all the video and pics you want and control access to it to prevent your potential employers from seeing you in a bathtup of jello shots wearing a party hat.

But people want free and convenient and are willing to give up everything else.

DIY beats facebook. I shun their invitation.

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What do you think of Facebook?

The mini-games (Farmville, etc) are addictive and novel-- a boon for small-time game developers. I'd also recommend budding game developers in Asia to take a look at Steam-- a global platform for dowloading games.

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