Society & Culture Facebook

Johnson#26

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jun 23, 2004
Posts
13,520
Likes
27
AFL Club
Adelaide
Thread starter #1
Read this article, plus a few others in today's Age (can't find them online atm).

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-li...-people-more-social-study-20101124-1866s.html

How influential is Facebook in your life? I guess you could call this a spin off from the 'could you survive without the internet/technology' thread, but there are those who can't go 30-60m without checking and updating and checking in on their phones, every single day. Others will log on once in a blue moon, if that.

Is it ultimately a good thing or a bad thing for us? IMO it comes down to whether or not you control it, or if you allow it to control you. I suppose it just opens up so many possibilities - the entire world is linked together and can be reached in seconds, if that. It's made the world smaller, but is result a positive or negative?
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

NMFCMUFC

Club Legend
Joined
Apr 5, 2008
Posts
2,058
Likes
550
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
MUFC - MVFC - Socceroos.
#7
TBH the influence Facebook had on my life started to concern me a few weeks ago, I tend not to go on it, or at least try to limit my use of it lately... sometimes I check it a lot, sometimes I don't.

It can play havoc on you, never before have people's marital status, popularity, activities etc been so public... Also the fact the feed only filters certain stuff to you, and FB picks up when you check the same profiles again and again, which is ok for between friends, but not when you're checking out a girl or something. I think if you told me 10 years ago about FB I wouldn't have joined it.
 

BlowJobe

Team Captain
Suspended
Joined
May 6, 2010
Posts
488
Likes
5
Location
London
AFL Club
Essendon
#8
In terms of my local friendship circles/high school and uni mates etc. I don't think I would be that bothered if it closed.

If it shut down I would really only care about it being harder to keep in touch with and see what my mates who live overseas are up to. It has it's faults and annoyances but is easily the best way to communite regularly and cheaply with multiple people living in different countries.
 

Football God

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Nov 26, 2007
Posts
7,800
Likes
757
Location
melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Man utd, miami dolphins
#9
TBH the influence Facebook had on my life started to concern me a few weeks ago, I tend not to go on it, or at least try to limit my use of it lately... sometimes I check it a lot, sometimes I don't.

It can play havoc on you, never before have people's marital status, popularity, activities etc been so public... Also the fact the feed only filters certain stuff to you, and FB picks up when you check the same profiles again and again, which is ok for between friends, but not when you're checking out a girl or something. I think if you told me 10 years ago about FB I wouldn't have joined it.
people can see this? i've seen apps on fb about this shit but its all fake from what i know
 

clivewaterhousen

Premiership Player
Suspended
Joined
Sep 16, 2009
Posts
3,192
Likes
18
Location
p-city
AFL Club
Fremantle
#10
yeah dont think they can.

facebook is good to keep in contact with people that you like but dont see often due to location/time constraints.

if facebook was deleted id probs just use my phone more
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

TheStinger

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Apr 23, 2009
Posts
12,697
Likes
1,295
Location
Barcelona, Catalonia.
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Penguins, Aston Villa, Adel Utd.
#13
I had a FB for a year or so but I deleted it when it just became a bit crazy. 6 months later I created another account but under an assumed name and I have only let a few people know what it is. I'm better for it in the long run.
 

r dub 19

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Joined
May 14, 2006
Posts
10,622
Likes
15
Location
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal, Jeff Probst
#14
I had a FB for a year or so but I deleted it when it just became a bit crazy. 6 months later I created another account but under an assumed name and I have only let a few people know what it is. I'm better for it in the long run.
Reported for alias.
 

deeman12

Premiership Player
Joined
Nov 12, 2006
Posts
3,000
Likes
1
Location
home
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
demons
#15
I've also been concerned with how much I use it. Don't really post status updates, but my ability to stalk has increased a million-fold which isn't something I'm particularly pleased about.

Still it's handy to keep some form of contact with mates.
 

centrelink1

Premiership Player
Suspended
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Posts
3,261
Likes
7
Location
In my kingdom above
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Wigan Athletic
#17
Get the photo zoom plug-in for facebook. Available on firefox and chrome. Means you only need to hit the album to see the pic, just scroll over them. Makes the stalking much less noticeable.
 

Invigoration

Norm Smith Medallist
Suspended
Joined
Sep 19, 2005
Posts
9,638
Likes
93
Location
Balls deep
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Jordy Russell's kickouts
#18
Disguise stalking? As if, bishes should feel proud* I'm masturbating to their promiscuous photos, it's what they put 'em up for after all.


*honoured
 

lovely

Senior List
Suspended
Joined
Aug 15, 2009
Posts
223
Likes
0
AFL Club
St Kilda
#20
FB tracks what you're doing and how often, but doesn't disclose it.
OK, so this is probably going to sound really stupid and i apologise in advance, but if how does them tracking it make a difference to anything if its not disclosed? I mean people can't tell who's been looking at their walls and whatnots if its not disclosed right...?

if facebook was deleted id probs just use my phone more
Facebook has actually like halved my phone bills! I officially love the PM function:heart:

Don't really post status updates, but my ability to stalk has increased a million-fold which isn't something I'm particularly pleased about.
I'm the exact same.. it kinda creeps me out but its so gosh darn addictive!
 

NMFCMUFC

Club Legend
Joined
Apr 5, 2008
Posts
2,058
Likes
550
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
MUFC - MVFC - Socceroos.
#21
OK, so this is probably going to sound really stupid and i apologise in advance, but if how does them tracking it make a difference to anything if its not disclosed? I mean people can't tell who's been looking at their walls and whatnots if its not disclosed right...?
I just don't like it how when I'm innocently looking at photos from nights out or whatever, on the right hand column FB instincively puts up "photo memories" of people... well women, who've I've been stalking.

Its just guilt more than anything.
 
Top Bottom