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      02-10-2020, 01:00 PM   #67
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Next time just do hand stands and hold the camera upside down.... they will have no idea what is going on.
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      02-11-2020, 08:31 AM   #69
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had an account back in 08, i notice it was just a window for people to gossip and make judgement of what others were doing with their lives.
When i found out my wife was preg, we decided it was time to keep our lives private.
Well that didnt sit well with certain family members, they took it upon themselve to post pics of my son all over facebook. I do not have any contact with them.
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      02-11-2020, 11:40 AM   #70
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had an account back in 08, i notice it was just a window for people to gossip and make judgement of what others were doing with their lives.
When i found out my wife was preg, we decided it was time to keep our lives private.
Well that didnt sit well with certain family members, they took it upon themselve to post pics of my son all over facebook. I do not have any contact with them.
This!
one of the major reasons why i fell out of love with facebook. my wife is the perfect example. its always somethign about someone doing a home renovation, or buying a new handbag, or getting plastic surgery. i had to tell her.. if you are always going to worry about what someone else is doing.. or what someone else has bought..you will never be happy. she was brainwashed by what she was seeing.. and felt the overwhelming urge to "keep up with the joneses" so to speak.
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An old coworker told me that the iPhone app would listen in on your conversations. I didnít believe it until my gf and i weíre talking randomly about Ford Explorers. She opened up the Facebook app to check something and sure enough, had an add for the new Ford Explorer. Never typed/emailed/texted or searched for them.

Coincidence? Perhaps, but I doubt it.

Outside of FB, she was also looking for a job and I started getting email about Glassdoor jobs - a site I havenít visited in 5 years.

I only had a shell FB account with a fake name when on Bumble. I never posted anything.
i had a similar experience but with instagram. My wife was looking for storage solutions for the house. we were having a physical conversation about a shoe cubby from the container store that someone mentioned. keep in mind i have never accessed anything container store related from my phone.. and what do i see when i logged into instagram. an ad from container store for a shoe cubby.
i got totally freaked out... i need to quit the internet
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      02-11-2020, 12:02 PM   #72
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i had a similar experience but with instagram. My wife was looking for storage solutions for the house. we were having a physical conversation about a shoe cubby from the container store that someone mentioned. keep in mind i have never accessed anything container store related from my phone.. and what do i see when i logged into instagram. an ad from container store for a shoe cubby.
i got totally freaked out... i need to quit the internet
Scary stuff!

Leave it to humans to agree to carry a device everywhere we go which can record location, audio, video, and internet usage yet cry about privacy concerns at the same time
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      02-11-2020, 05:05 PM   #73
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      02-11-2020, 05:20 PM   #74
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I'm also in IT, and I recently deleted my account. My account has pretty much been inactive for years other than to accept invites to various events and to wish a few people happy birthdays. I figured there was no need to keep it for my limited use given the security concerns and that most of the stuff I saw posted was either people bitching about or bragging about their lives.

Even before deleting my account, I removed the app from my phone years ago due to how intrusive it was. I can certainly see the benefits of using FB for some people, however I think for most of us, the cons outweigh the pros.
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pretty sure facebook is aids.
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      02-12-2020, 06:05 AM   #76
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had an account back in 08, i notice it was just a window for people to gossip and make judgement of what others were doing with their lives.
When i found out my wife was preg, we decided it was time to keep our lives private.
Well that didnt sit well with certain family members, they took it upon themselve to post pics of my son all over facebook. I do not have any contact with them.
Same here...I am not on it, and my family members who are know to not post pics of me on there.
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leaving FB = missing a lot of stuff with friends.

Compromise :

third party app that will drastically reduce the complete FB and messenger experience.

I'm using frost on android. Black theme is awesome.
No notification. no ads. you can't even post videos nor gif.

you still can see your feeds and message.

This is perfect, with this app Ive reduced about 80-90% of my facebook use, and it wont sell your info and won't always running on your phone.



https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ebook-t3685896
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      02-13-2020, 04:04 AM   #78
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I'd lost a lot of "friends" since FB is online, started with that I'd missed few parties and got asked later, where I've been.
Since I had no clue I said that I wasn't invited. It was going like "Oooh, xxx had invited all at FB".
Man, if someone knows that you aren't enlisted there and is too lazy to text you or just give you a fuqing call...I could dispense of those friends.
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      02-13-2020, 11:08 AM   #79
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I still get on to browse but don't post at all.

I'm still mostly on Instagram though, but at least that is more media oriented and less about people posting long dumb paragraphs about their life

I think social media is fine and can be a fun way to pass the time or connect with like minded people. You just have to realize that people are posting one side of their life trying to appear richer/cooler/better than they actually are.
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Actually, it is pretty simple...assuming that you are using DHCP for your clients and your chosen DHCP server has the ability to hand out a custom DNS server IP address. If not, you can still use it by having a home-grade router use the Pi-hole for DNS instead of the upstream ISP or one of the free/paid cloud resolvers. You just lose the per-client filtering options.

I have used Pi-hole for a few years, specifically to block FB and FBCDN.

Funny IT professional story from yesterday. I was asked by a local elementary school yesterday for my opinion on a $150 black box that they found for filtering traffic on classroom tablets. The vendor's web site only has one picture of the device, and even that couldn't hide that it was a Raspberry Pi. Not a single picture of the config/interface screens, and no online manual to see that it is a re-branded Pi-hole. At less than a 50% markup and bundled with lifetime support and K-12 filter database subscription, it isn't worth the headache of telling them how to make their own to save $50.....
I got Pi-Hole up and running. Simple as can be. And it works awesome. Thanks for the heads up on this.
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