I have been using facebook for about 3 years and I’m always posting about controversial topics. I have about 400 friends ranging from people I met in highschool, work, and random people I add from pages that share my thoughts.
I’ve been labeled by school mates and family primarily as that negative kid who is always talking about conspiracies; I’ve learned to defend my position well. Although I understand that being an advocate for such topics puts me out in the open for criticism I still crave for some recognition or some feedback.
I know I can find that here. I’ve found great topics, advice, techniques and knowledgeable people on this site. Big ups to the creator. This opened up a whole new window for intellectuals.
I mean most of the people who treat the site as an actual entertainment source are not my biggest fans. Sometimes I’ll post a trivial update on my life, but most of the time it’s just for having a concise place to keep up with my friends and acquaintances as I gain new ones over the years.
I was literally going to make a discussion on the same topic earlier today.. highexistence needs to replace facebook altogether for people who give atleast one fuck about the world.. if the site is kept secure it could be basically a free place for people all over the world to communicate.. something the world has never seen before and could be tremendously powerful.. stepping into the future, we see here developing true anarchy, a place for freedom of speech, freedom of privacy, keep it real HE
@lytning91 i agree with pretty much everything you’ve said. I’ve also kept my fb simply to keep in touch with people, to hear about events, and other misc. things. While i still try and post things that have some kind of significance and hope it is recognized, i think that HE is a much better medium for that aspect
@gonzo1603, people don’t go on facebook to truly be heard. They go their just to speak and soak up the false sense of people “listening.”
I have felt more heard in several discussions on HE than with people I have spoken to face-to-face.
I think you guys forget that facebook (like life) is what you make it. I find it quite amusing how, when people talk about facebook they say how ”it sucks” or ”people do this or that”. Well, YOUR facebook and your facebook experience is made of the people you let in. No one is forcing you to have crappy people in your list.
It’s kind of like saying life sucks, just because a lot of people suck.
Of course, somewhere in there is the ”addiction” factor, and the reason it sucks for some people is… because of themselves, because they ”suck” and cannot separate between useful and useless, or at least delete the people that they have nothing in common with.
For me it *rulz*. I have awesome people in my list, that post really interesting things that maybe I wouldn’t have found on my own (you never know). Also it helps me a lot with college stuff, having a fb group of colleagues etc.
Also I like the fact that I can find out about what some artist / musician / band / whatever is doing, or what new song is out or w/e, without searching them individually. Also, there’s some really sweet pages / profiles.
@psyhe, personally, I’m mostly concerned about the monopoly of social networking called Facebook.. Which allows manipulations especially of security that weve seen happening since the beginning, it would be nice to see some fair competition, HE could easily become a place for people all over the world to communicate in a secure setting if that becomes part of the goal, which I think it should be considering what google and Facebook are doing streamlining private information being made public and/or handing to government.
@iamconscious, I dropped and deleted Facebook and Twitter on Christmas day, just past, as a present to “myself”(whatever that is). I decided to live offline a bit more, and was weary of Facebook tracking every keystroke and post that I made. It was good for finding people I’d been out of touch with for many years, in some cases, but not worth selling out to Zuckerburg and crew for.
@psyhe, unfortunately there are “sucky” people on my facebook because I have friends on there mostly from school and other people I’ve come acroos with in life. I didnt choose to meet these people. I can make so that I only have freethinking friends on fb than I would probably only have like 20.
Im not taking anything away from fb. Its a cool social network.