Re: Where is everybody??!
- From: "Storrmmee" <rgrass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 13:16:46 -0500
after reading this thread, i have come to the conclusion that besides being
generally creeped out by the whole fb thing, i am too lazy to deal with it,
and back to threads, even when we do something off topic, here we can just
mark read/delete/ignore and go to the thread we want to read, not having
things grouped, which is what i guess fb does, would make me insane, Lee
"Joy" <toastie@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I agree with most of what you say here. I definitely like the "threads",
and have no interest in reading random comments. That's one reason I'll
never have anything to do with Twitter if I can help it.
Don't believe everything you think
"CatNipped" <L.T.Crews@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Let's see if I can explain this...
I like the "threads" in Usenet - it makes it easier for the feeble-minded
folks like me to remember what I was talking about. Just reading random
thoughts, in no specific order, consisting of thousands of important,
dire observations such "I'm bored today" by people I don't really know
makes me aggravated.
My newsreader seems to me instantaneous (some people may take a while to
reply, but they do that on Facebook too) - I post something, hit
"refresh", and there's my post. Also, you can set Outlook Express to
automatically look for new headers in whatever timeframe you'd like.
Most days I find it hard to remember my own, given name - I will *never*
remember everyone else's and I would hate to "slight" anyone just because
of my poor memory and laziness. Plus there's the task of sending a
friend request to each one (and risking rejection - I had my fill of that
in high school).
I *like* the fact that a newsgroup is about one topic, that way I can
read and write only about the things that interest me (besides, when has
*this* group stuck strictly to the subject of cats - LOL).
I do like the ease of uploading pictures (the single reason I even have a
FB account) - but I have my own web site, so missing out on a photo site
wouldn't impact me personally. However, you can only see the photos of
"friends" which leads back to my.
The people I don't want to have anything to do with are in that list for
a reason. ;>
I have a "smart phone", but it doesn't do much good when is has a stupid
user. I've had my Droid since last Christmas and still don't know how to
use it properly (it's become a joke for my friends and family, but now
they at least know that I'm not hanging up on them on purpose). It's a
constant source of aggravation for me. Also, the biggest problem I have
with my cell phone is the keyboard that seems to be created for pixies to
use, it certainly doesn't fit my fingers (and it doesn't have a
spell-checker and even with a spell-checker I manage to screw posts up).
And, lastly, I *like* the fact that most people don't know anything about
Usenet - it makes it more intimate for those of us that do (I don't think
I would have as much of a relationship using Facebook as I have the 15+
years I've been on this group.
See all our masters at: http://www.PossiblePlaces.com/CatNipped
See the RPCA FAQ site, by Mark Edwards, at:
"Yowie" <Yowie9644.DIESPAMDIE@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 9/10/2010 12:51 AM, CatNipped wrote:
I know I was away for a little while months and months ago, but after
leaving the mothership and rejoining the group I was surprised at how
posts there were to read (relatively compared with how many posts there
to be here). I know everybody has gotten on the Facebook train (I
can't get into that - it doesn't *feel* as intimate as the newsgroup to
me)... and I'm *NOT* being sarcastic here, I really don't understand,
buying imaginary things in "Farmville" as satisfying as sitting down
chat with friends?
Facebook... I've heard that if Facebook were a country it would be one
the most populous nation on earth. I got very badly "burned" by
very innocuous that I posted there, and it was my fault because I
that I wasn't just talking to a few friends. Since then I've been even
circumspect - I only log on to see if friends or family are OK, and
it's *SO* easy to post pictures there directly from my cell phone.
Seriously, can someone explain to me the "draw" of Facebook and why so
people spend *SO* much time on it?
It is sorta kinda like Usenet but:
a) its utterly instantaneous and self updates. Everyone sees posts at
the same time
b) You are in total control of who you see and who sees you
c) There is no 'topic' nor many rules about posting. You have (almost)
complete freedom to say what you want, when you want to whom you want.
(Facebook may step in in extreme cases, but they have to be extreme)
d) You can post photos, videos and music, as well as share links. This
media appears in your feed, rather than having to put a link to it and
e) Everyone gets their own photo album. I have yet to see a limit on the
number of photos (although I assume there is). If you click on a person,
and you have permission, you can look through all their photos whenever
you want. You don't have to keep asking them for a link.
f) Its a great way to stay in contact with people you otherwise wouldn't
have much to do with.
g) If you want subject specific groups, they are also there. They are
very easy to create and manage.
h)If you have a smart phone (like most young folks) you can both send
and receive updates from your phone so you are always in contact with
your friends. iPhones and other smart phones (although not mine) also
have apps that allow you to post to all the popular social media
i) most people have never heard of Usenet, let alone know how to access
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