‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

So lifelike.

Maybe this is what happens when a sociopath starts a company that is all about making social connections?

CNN Poll: Three out of four adults think Facebook is making society worse

so 25% of adults are down with making society worse, I guess?

Americans say, 76% to 11%, that Facebook makes society worse, not better, according to the survey. Another 13% say it has no effect either way. That broadly negative appraisal holds across gender, age and racial lines. Even frequent Facebook users — those who report using the site at least several times a week — say 70% to 14% that the social network harms, rather than helps, US society. Although majorities across parties say Facebook is doing more harm than good, that feeling spikes among Republicans (82%).

The irony of the tool that the Republicans weaponized is now despised by Republicans —the claims of censorship in particular— is delicious. But predictably, they do not blame themselves for being Facebook Rage Uncles:

Overall, about one-third of the public — including 44% of Republicans and 27% of Democrats — say both that Facebook is making American society worse and that Facebook itself is more at fault than its users.

It’s not our fault that we are assholes is as predictable as the sun rising in the east.

Delete your accounts, get out of that burning dumpster. You want to talk to the grandkids, call them, Zoom them, do whatever you used to do pre-Facebook.

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8 Responses to ‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

  1. I limit my FB “friends” to 70 people, some of whom have NEVER been in my home, and further, are unlikely to ever come around. I “unfriended” ALL of the Trump supporters as they revealed themselves, and replaced them with others to get back to the 70. That 70 number was pulled from my butt, and might be changed at any time. Originally the number was 25, and as people petitioned me to become FB friends, their applications were duly considered and frequently ignored. Most of my friends from college are dead or MIA. All of my HS friends are dead or MIA. All of my friends from the USAF are dead or MIA. This is what happens when you get old.

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  2. beckymaenot says:

    Fuck facebook. Fuck Zuckerdroid. Fuck the assholes who insist FB is a necessity. It’s not. We survived before FB, and you will be surprised at how easy it is to disengage. Start by taking it off your phone and engaging in the world around you. You won’t miss it.

    Also- I am increasingly annoyed by businesses referring me to their FB page for information. Fuck that.

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    • That’s easy…for individual users in the US.

      Elsewhere in the world, Facebook is often the only means to access the internet. Billions-with-a-‘B’ of people use it daily to do everything we do with the internet writ large: Communicate with people, run their businesses, conduct commerce, etc.

      Thousands and thousands of small businesses use it as well as their sole internet presence; not every business has the resources to set up and maintain websites. So yeah those businesses annoying you by referring you to their FB page…may only have that.

      The concept of a social networking app is a marvelous one; Facebook’s implementation is a mess.

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      • beckymaenot says:

        I get all that BDR- I do. But here, in this country- FB is a scourge and it is damaging our society. If nobody is going to fix the evil that FB does- then it needs to end.

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  3. GranDude says:

    FB isn’t so bad if you find sport in blocking posts that seek vague personal information, tell you what to think, what to do, or how to suffer through adversity. I don’t buy anything off FB unless the person will hand it to me. Basically, it sucks except for the few liberal friends I’ve made around the country.

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  4. buckobear says:

    Facebook: E-mail on crack.

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  5. revzafod says:

    I use it only to see what a couple of real-life long-time friends are posting, and to keep up with a site started by a former member of the artillery unit I was in, in Vietnam, posting photos and daily logs from that unit, Any other messages from Facefuck go straight to Junk.

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