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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Goodspike, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
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    A lot of the threads I start seem to be based on Jimmy Kimmel! This is another one.

    He had a sidewalk piece where you were to guess whether the person's Facebook main picture was a selfie. I was expecting at least one of the people to not have FB, but no, all the ones they showed did. But that got me to wonder . . ..

    How many people here don't have any social media where you're named by your real name (as opposed to places like this). So no, FB, no G+, no Twitter, no Linked-In, etc.?

    My answer: I've had all of those at one point or another, but now have none of them.

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I have a FB, but only because I needed the login to access one particular thing. I don't think I've posted to it since I set it up.

    I don't have G+, Twitter, Picasa, Instagram or any of that stuff. Never have.

    Every one of my public email addresses is on LinkedIn's "do not contact" list (I got annoyed by it nagging me when people would try linking, so I blocked every address I thought people who didn't know me well enough to know I'd never join might find).
  3. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Sites that require FB used to annoy me, but now I like it. One less thing to be enticed by! ;)
  4. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast

    I use FB for a small circle of friends. Seven to be exact and I may add more in the future. I'm not one to add hundreds of "friends" I only add people who are real friends or at least people who I have met online and enjoy interacting with.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I have FB and G+ accounts but never use them though. However I'm quite active on WeChat/Weixin and QQ.
  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I didn't see it, and I don't know if it was real time or edited, but if it was the latter there's a very good chance that people without FB were sent on their way--and not shown.

    Twitter doesn't require your real name.

    I'm close to that! I use Twitter regularly--like today, which is #BrainTumorThursday--but not for posting every time I burp, you know? I deleted my FB account a long time ago due to their covert sharing of users' data. :mad: I know I have a LinkedIn account...but I can't recall the last time I even logged in, let alone used it. As for G+, I have an account, but have basically done nothing with it.
  7. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    i have FB.. only to use as login for games.. with my daughter.
    I do not post anything. NO info
  8. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Clearly edited, but I thought that would be a way to have a trick question--no FB.
  9. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    I use Facebook daily, and am growing to use G+ more as well. I have a Twitter handle but I only rarely ever check it or post anything there.

    I see nothing wrong with admitting that I use FB to interact with a large number of people whom I enjoy talking with but cannot realistically meet face to face with on a regular basis. Many of these people are friends I made in the Philippines or who have moved away from where I am now.

    So far I haven't had any black helicopters descend upon my house based on what I post on my FB profile. And certainly nothing is posted that would cost me job opportunities.

    And my profile picture is not a selfie. I never take those. It is a tasteful, professional picture of me in a suit.
  10. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    None required your real name when I signed up. No one has it for a forum. I've used a fake name for online anything except purchases since I got the computer.

    I don't want to be found by idiots I'm not interested in.
  11. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I wasn't trying to suggest anything was wrong with that--only to find out how many people don't do it at all.
  12. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    I have a Twitter account where I use a pseudonym. My YouTube account has a pseudonym, but because of the Google+ integration, I found it to be less hassle to link it with my G+ name which is my real name.

    In discussion forums like this, I always try to use a pseudonym.
  13. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    I have an fb, but it's mostly to keep in contact with friends and relatives. I use twitter, but i rarely post. Just for news and stuff. I don't have instagram. I have linkedin for work profile. also use g+.
  14. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I'm a social nut case lol. I live on FB and now g+ and ofcourse I'm on the forums as much as possible as well. I don't have a Linkedin account nor a twitter account. I don't instagram either.
  15. sfbloodbrother

    sfbloodbrother Extreme Android User

    I disabled my Facebook, and I heavily use Google plus now. I can't live without Google plus, its too good.
  16. shmn

    shmn Android Enthusiast

    I have no social media accounts. Don't use them or need them. I don't like talking on the phone either. E-mail or face-to-face is about as 'social' as I get. I actually prefer the company of dogs.
  17. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I use them but more just to be a geek. I have FB because we have a Family page on it, I tried to convince them to find another site.

    I can do with them or without them. I'm known as Saptech on all of them!
  18. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Linkedin & G+ here. I don't use them much but I do have accounts setup.
  19. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    I don't have any of those social sites.
    I just want to talk to someone on the phone, or in person. I only text when necessary, and even then I use as few words as possible, and abbreviate a lot. Over the years I have watched my daughters friends (both boys and girls) totally stress out whenever they read something on their friends' FB, (or the old MySpace) that makes them feel left out, or cheated on, or fat, or any other of the many dramas of youth. Then there is the checking up on a friend of a friend to see what the latest gossip is about you or another friend, and the worry if a photo came out pretty enough to post to FB. And God forbid someone posts a pic of you that you hate.
    Ugh! No thanks.
    It's just not for me, and if my friends want to talk to me, they know where to find me.:)
    Now my family....that's another story.;):D
  20. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I was about to say, I got nuthin' .. but, thinking about it, I realised that, since I have a 'droid, strictly speaking I'm on G+ (though I've never logged in), I also have a LinkedIn account (though I've forgotten the password and haven't been on in maybe a year) and I was on Friends Reunited (if that even exists anymore).

    So I guess I do have something .. though I'm not what you'd call a heavy user.

    Can't say I'm that keen to get more involved - reading the non-stop stream of inanity that is Twitter sounds like too much work for way too little reward. As for FB, my better half keeps me up to date with anything I need to know - basically, where the Salsa is this w/end.
  21. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I use Google + daily, if only for reading.
    I have never used facebook.
    I have a twitter account that I haven't used in years.
    I have LinkedIn but I don't use it.
  22. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Having logged in is the key there. You can have a gmail account without being on G+, but it will present you with a number of opportunities to create a G+ account (for example, trying to rate an app.)
  23. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I've looked at G+ (under another name) and it doesn't do anything for me. I've banned messages in Thunderbird. I use POP3 rather than the Gmail page.

    I think it might be that it's new and people are thinking more like Facebook. Yahoo groups and some other internet forums have been around for years, they are moderated and stick to the subject. I belong to quilting groups which have a lot of old biddies on Yahoo and private sites, but moderation keeps them on topic rather than kids and domestic concerns. To some people, social means see all, tell all and everything is fair game like on Facebook. Boring!!! The old Google Groups degenerated into spam. I used to read the amateur astronomy ones.
  24. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    G+ is, I feel, a more mature group. Or depends on which communities you join and what you're into. I get most of my tech news there as well as tech in education, which is something I'm interested in
  25. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I guess it does depend. I found it to be a lot of trolls.
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