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Social media

Postby andys » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:55 pm

A good thing or not.
Apart from a few forums I don't do facebook, twatter, etc.
Can't see the point.
Furthermore, I think it's having an adverse effect on our well being.
I read somewhere that depression as a result of facebook is causing more cases of depression and even suicide.
It's like a shop window for your life, which makes people looking at your profile feel inadequate.
It's also not uncommon for young people to sit in a room together for hours on end, messaging each other when the person they're communicating with is a few feet away.
We're becoming a society that is starting to think if you don't have facebook there's something wrong with you.
Nope.
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Re: Social media

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:00 pm

I don't do any of the "billy no mates" web facilities at all, it is a sad state of affairs we are getting into.

The Internet was much better in the early 90s than it is now. :) Old cranky git here.

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Re: Social media

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 pm

I quite agree.

This forum is the only social media I now do after I closed my Facebook account when my data was given to Cambridge Analytica (now shut down after the furore and restarted under another name).

I think that the instant access to other people's thoughts and lives (and also the blue light from the screen?) produces an addictive chemical in the brain compelling people to always study their social media device for the latest info in case they are missing something.

It is indeed a sad situation and one which is leading to a physical withdrawal of people from what was regarded as 'normal' society.
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Re: Social media

Postby kent_instructor10 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:53 pm

Completely agree with all the above. Never had FB and never will. This is the only forum i use too.

I do think modern computer use is having an adverse effect on mental health. Only time will tell to what degree.

Clearly normal old fashioned communication skills are not being developed by the younger generation in many cases, likely attributable to the world of screens.
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Re: Social media

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:54 pm

But is "normal" changing? It has many times throughout history.

It is a horribly complex psychological problem or not problem depending on where you are looking from.

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Re: Social media

Postby windmill john » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:35 pm

My wife tells me that this forum is my Facebook....... at least I don’t tell you what I had for breakfast...

I don’t want to incite violence! But personally whilst I don’t classify Facebook exactly the same, I think the makers of things like Big Brother, Love Island should pay for their sins. Why would we want to watch ‘normal’ people parading about on TV... I cannot stand the dumbing down of TV.

Of course in my day, we had quality TV, Double Deckers, Banana Splits, How, Cheers, Batman (Adam West version) :grin:
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Re: Social media

Postby andys » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:01 pm

Glad I'm not alone in this view.
In my family, social circle and work, facebook seems to be the preferred method of communication, and if you don't have it, you might as well not exist.
I've heard it's the policy of a lot of employers to check the Facebook page of all prospective employees.
The sales manager of a motorcycle dealership I know admitted that he did this, and if the person doesn't have facebook it counts against them.
So it seems that being on Facebook is not only the norm, but is becoming a prerequisite for getting on in life.
No disrespect to anyone who does use it.
I can see it's uses, but I find the way it's taken over so many people's lives quite sinister.

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Re: Social media

Postby windmill john » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:12 pm

Maybe I’m sad...!

I don’t use Facebook, I see and deal with a lot of people everyday face to face.
I think I’m reasonably jovial on this site, but I tend to be a lone biker, not heavily into socialising; okay, only socialise a bit.
Maybe a lot of people use Facebook as it makes them more social at a distance.
I’ve never lied on this site and I am who I am, so I think that Facebook gives a lot of people a ‘voice’
I’m not defending them and I do think it is an illness when people post what they do throughout the day. Friends of ours tell us of a friend of theirs who posts for example: “I just got up and am about to have breakfast” so blooming what!
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Re: Social media

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:30 pm

I just had bangers and mash with two glasses on good red wine for my tea (dinner if you're a Southerner). Thought you would like to know that. :)

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Re: Social media

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:52 pm

I just had bangers and mash with two glasses on good red wine for my tea (dinner if you're a Southerner). Thought you would like to know that. :)

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Re: Social media

Postby tigcraft » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:25 pm

Other than a couple of forums I’m off the radar too and I don’t feel the need to ‘register’ my life. It’s just the way it is I suppose and it ain’t turning back. My wife hates the fact nothing now can be bought in shops these days and rants on about the internet ruining all prospects of buying live.

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Re: Social media

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:31 pm

I don't do face ache, twitter etc. Just a few motorbike forums and 1 camera forum.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.
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Re: Social media

Postby gogs01 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:22 pm

I've got a Facebook account and can't really make any sense of it.
It's supposed to be a way of keeping in touch with people and groups and I can understand the theory, but the reality seems to be a platform for advertising things I'm not interested in and hearing stories from people I don't know.
I know a few people who seem to live in Facebook, which makes no sense to me .....
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Re: Social media

Postby tigcraft » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:21 pm

I do hear about Facebook groups for rare bikes and such like and think it’s a shame I can’t view them but I’d rather not hand over my personal details to be a member and value that more.

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Re: Social media

Postby windmill john » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:47 am

I set up a a Facebook account because I wanted to see a specific thing.
I used an Outlook account, not my main one and set everything possible to private or none and disabled notifications.
The only people who can see me is Facebook themselves.
The can work out by IP address and other stuff who I really am, but as I’m not a criminal, I’m not bothered.
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Re: Social media

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:55 am

Hmm, nice to think that you would be safe if you were innocent, sadly not the case in our society.

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Re: Social media

Postby Jon S » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Glad I'm not the only person the real world that has no use what so ever for the like of Twit-Farce, Instgroan et al. Although this forum and other similar forums could be loosely classed as 'social media'.
I subscribe to this forum, the Norton Owners Club and an ex-RAF forum to keep up with events which I have an interest in and to keep up with gossip etc.
I 'chat' to my ex-RAF muckers, friends etc via email, real mail and the good old fashioned 'telling bone' and, engage in that age old art of face to face conversation.

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