Author Topic: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'  (Read 10585 times)

Offline An¡mus

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 12:33:58 PM »
Although I do know a few people that spend a ridiculous amount of time on Facebook and other networking sites, most people that i know that are part of Facebook only go on occasionally to keep in contact with friends that we all have that are in uni, or with a friend that moved to Dubai a few months ago.
At college we also find it useful for organising stuff like booking clubs etc to raise money to pay for a DJ at prom, and we also organised a leavers hoodie because it was easier to see who would want one by messaging them on Facebook and adding everyone to one group so that they could be kept up to date easier than messages in assembly or form time at college because not everyone is in all the time and so might miss an improtant message.

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 01:27:18 PM »
Only the stoutest arm, the bravest heart, with a magic charm and a good head start can ever outfox the Fox

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 04:21:38 PM »
Ooh, I like this quote

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"One of the most pronounced changes in the daily habits of British citizens is a reduction in the number of minutes per day that they interact with another human being. [...]"

...yeah, because *clearly*, everyone on Facebook is actually a computer AI... idiot

(edit: apart from that one bit of dumbness, I agree, but it could have been worded in a much better way)
« Last Edit: February 20, 2009, 04:23:19 PM by Decimus Schomer »

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 05:25:31 PM »

I find social networking sites boring anyway.

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 03:15:16 PM »
I find social networking sites boring anyway.
Same; I only go on Facebook once or twice a day, to see if anything's happened (it usually hasn't :P)

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 06:54:41 PM »
You'd think scientists and the like would have better things to spend their time on. I personally am only on Bebo for 5 or 10 minutes a day, just to see what other people have been up to. If I'm on for any longer than that then it's normally 'cos it's running in the background when I'm doing other things.

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 10:12:05 PM »
"Social networks will make us scared of kittens" ... "More fur, less facebook" ...

The Ed Techie always makes me smile..

I think you'll like this blog post:

http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2009/02/social-networks-will-make-us-scared-of-kittens.html

 :)

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 04:11:35 PM »

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Kittens are OK, since they have the necessary linguistic skills to say "I can haz strokings, Y/N?" It's the dogs (other than Cogdog, whose barks are occasionally comprehensible) I worry about. Monkeys, presumably, will continue typing and producing copy for the Daily Mail.

Posted by: Ed Webb | 24/02/2009 at 10:15 PM

lol  :P

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 07:30:52 AM »
Yes, lots of fun. This topic has clearly motivated a lot of people to write. Here's another one: Social networking rots your brain  :)

http://elearningstuff.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/social-networking-rots-your-brain/

The lovely thing about having a James Clay in the world, wrinting about all this is that the rest of us don't have to!  ;) :lol:

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 11:13:07 PM »
Wait, what?

Quote from: The Daily Mail, apparently
We know how small babies need constant reassurance that they exist
What? How does *that* work?
The closest thing to this I can even *think* of is babies wanting attention, but that's totally different.

Quote from: The Daily Mail
My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights
Isn't that, like, the whole reason Peggle's so awesome? :P
(for those of you who haven't heard of it: it's a game similar to pinball, except it's really OTT - for example, when you finish a level it plays 'Ode to Joy' and a rainbow appears on the screen)

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 11:16:18 PM »
Isn't that, like, the whole reason Peggle's so awesome? :P

Thats just made me play peggle now :P

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2009, 10:31:34 AM »
Thank you Deci and Topper, I’d never heard of Peggle. Thanks to you, my son and I have spent a hilarious morning playing it. Trial version complete! (We like the bright lights, fireworks and triumphant music very much)  :lol:

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Re: 'Get off Facebook and get a life'
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2009, 01:02:55 PM »
... and, a big thanks to Mr Amba SParker for this link to a Matt Harvey poem he heard on Saturday Live on his way to the bakery this morning. It reminded him of his family...  ??? :lol:

Quote from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/saturdaylive/mattharvey.shtml

The threat of social websites

the neuro-scientists are alarmed
our children’s brains are being harmed

they’re being re-wired, infantilised
they’re not learning to empathise

with endemic obesity
it’s all too easy now to see

we will inevitably find –
enormous kids with tiny minds

a bloated, brainless generation
with no concept of concentration

hang on – I use facebook, I’m quite clever – I don’t suffer from attention defic- whatever

do I…? what were we talking about?