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2/5/2014
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Facebook: What We Love To Loathe

Facebook tests your patience on privacy -- and some friends test your patience with TMI. Survey shows what makes Facebook fans tick, and what ticks them off.
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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/24/2014 | 9:09:23 AM
Re: Personal interest
That's how a lot of people use Facebook -- almost as a sounding board. I have some friends in my stream who abuse this; for them, I remove their posts from my news feed (without unfriending them entirely).
AriB599
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AriB599,
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2/21/2014 | 10:22:51 PM
Personal interest
What bothers me more is when friends post stuff NOT about themselves... presumed amusing tidbits gleaned from the public Internet. Sometimes dozens a day that I have to sift through to get to anything interesting. I'm on Facebook to make contact with them, not to be amused or pick up public information.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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2/7/2014 | 11:00:49 AM
Bottom line
We like Facebook because it gives us another thing to complain about.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/6/2014 | 5:32:39 PM
Re: Agree?
@Kristen I wouldn't because I don't care to post my whole life on social media. But for those who do, I think Pinterest can try to lure them over with its own life movies. I see my FB connections all touting their movies, so it's a great bit of PR for them that other outlets can try to emulate.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/6/2014 | 5:28:42 PM
Re: Agree?
Would you be more willing to post personal photos on Pinterest?
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/6/2014 | 12:31:37 PM
Re: Agree?
@Kristen I never post personal pictures on FB, so it didn't offer me a movie. As those videos are really based on images, Pinterest can capitalize on that kind of record-keeping and encourage peopel to use it to form a kind of documentary over time. Mostly people share thing that they'd like to have or make or see, but I suppose they can encourage a section for actual experiences to later be made into such videos. 
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/6/2014 | 12:24:48 PM
Re: Agree?
I think it depends. Some look at Facebook as a digital scrapbook. Think about the 10-year "look back" videos that everyone is sharing: Was it necessary to post every single picture or status update that you did? Probably not. But as the video proves, looking back at it is fun.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/5/2014 | 5:30:07 PM
Re: Agree?
@moarsauce123 I think that some people really do believe FB is just a means of sharing everything. I really don't want TMI about a person's private life. It amazes me that people filter so little. Do I really need to know that your son had an ingrown toenail removed this morning? I think not. And as the child can easily be identified by the mother, isn't it a disservice to him to post so much about him on a public forum?
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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2/5/2014 | 4:35:57 PM
Re: Agree?
Isn't TMI the sole reason why service like Facebook exist? It is like wanting to live out in the woods without neighbours but still be close to highways, airports, restaurants, and shopping.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/5/2014 | 11:42:07 AM
Agree?
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