Should I Bother with Facebook?

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  1. PoliticalChic
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    I got snagged into signing up because someone I know put up some photos. Now, I'm getting friendship requests and people signing on my wall...

    I can't think of anyone that I would possibly want to look up, but who knows?

    Is it worth it?

    Also, there's the other factor that whatever is posted is there for perpetuity...
     
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    It's been worth it to me. Having gone to High School in Okinawa and Hawaii I lost touch with a lot of friends. I also have nephews on there who I can keep in touch with. They have privacy setting so you can block whoever you want.
     
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    Facebook is totally my crack. I keep in touch with friends that way. You'd be surprised how many people there are at the 20 year mark that are pretty damn fun to talk to.
     
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    You have a lot in common with 20 year olds? I know they're nice to look at but a lot of them are still finding themselves.
     
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    damn it's incredibly addictive. Good thing I can operate with more restraint than you do.
    I'm contacting people I haven't seen in 40 years but then again--I knew a lot of babies in the nursery.
     
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    It saves me from having to consider going to my 10 year high school reunion. I can keep in touch with people I actually liked via Facebook, and I never have to go back to that shithole again.

    Also, the chat feature is nice for me to talk to my buddy who's stationed in Japan in the Air Force.
     
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    Yeah, I bet!
     
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    I feel old...
     
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    In reality it's just an ego-site, used by people with low self esteem to massage their small brains. USMB is more of a community than any of the "social networking" sites.

    Also remember, online friendships don't mean more than the bits they are stored on, hit the reset button and they vanish just like that. Real friendship requires actually socializing with the person not just posting crap online.
     
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    Shh ... it's not old, it's realism ... wish I had the link but someone posted something great once, it says:

    Outside

    The new MMORPG from the creators of the smash-hit "IRL"
     

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