Along for the ride

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It seems that every group in the world tries to benefit from being seen online in one form or another, these days.

Militant, political, charitable or even criminal groups are able to use the internet to raise their profiles, promote their activities, spread propaganda or just provide an aliby.

The fact that online activity can raise visibility is both good and bad, depending on your point of view.
Many rally against this new openess, whilst enjoying the
But there are also ways to be invisible, even in this ‘brand new frontier’. You may think you know all about the internet, there are forms of “secret internets” active as well, allowing groups to interact securely and away from prying eyes.

 

 

 

It's OK. No one on facebook liked him anyway.

Poke no more

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It's OK. No one on facebook liked him anyway.

The facebook poke is a funny old thing.

It does so much and so little. It is always there, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered touching it.
Some people absolutely love a good poke. They are up for it anytime – day or night.

For others, however – well, they tried it once and it just was not as satisfying as they had expected.

Will the poke ever go out of fashion?
Or will there always be people out there, somewhere, who will always be poking…?

Facebook Haters Club

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It is no secret that there are many people out there that absolutely hate facebook.

In fact, FB has become the default website to blame for most of the wrongs on the internet. In someway or another, haters can track a relationship between facebook and pretty much any bad thing they happen to face.
Yep, facebook has taken over the title of “cause of the downfall of humankind”, which television used to hold.

So many people openly hate facebook, yet many of those same people use it all the time.
It is a weird, self-abusive kind of relationship that I personally do not understand.

It is true that information can be shared via facebook,which you may not want to have shared. Yet, the people complaining about this are the same people that put the info there in the first place.
If you don’t want the info online, then just simply DON”T PUT IT ONLINE.

Unfortunately, common sense seems to be turned off when a lot of people log-on to the internet, and this means that after they do something stupid online, they need someone to blame. So they turn to FB.

Many of the reasons that people hate facebook are silly little things that can, and should be, overlooked if you want to use facebook.
Getting angry & starting a group because you don’t like the font facebook is written in is ridiculous.
(Although, any groups asking for Friend suggestions to be stopped are totally OK with me. *LIKE*)
There are not just groups, but entire sites devoted to hating on FB, such as sickfacebook.com. These sites have top-notch articles on them, like “How Facebook makes you Dumb and Stupid“,  “6 Advantages of Not Using Facebook” and “Facebook is Stupid

I find it ironic that the articles on this site have a “Share to Facebook” link. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the site?

At least the Quit Facebook Day site had a clear objective to achieve. Granted, it failed miserably, but it let you know WHY it was asking you to leave facebook. Sites like SickFacebook are unclear in their aims and appear just to be against FB for the sake of it.

Overall, I am not personally anti-facebook, but there are things about it which annoy me.
However, I also realise that I need to understand that using FB is a choice I make, not a requirement to living.
And if I really find that I hate it, I can leave.
Or else, I can just go onto twitter and slag it off,like any other self respecting social-media user would do.