Comments on: I’m being bullied to rejoin Facebook /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/ Identity, society and work in the age of perpetual connectivity Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:21:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sophy Bot /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/#comment-49 Sophy Bot Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:36:34 +0000 /?p=167#comment-49 Thanks Curtis, and I appreciate the article recommendation. Believe me, I wasn't happy about rejoining Facebook, probably for the same reasons you stay away from it now, but I could no longer call myself an expert on the changing forms of identity in the internet era without participating in and observing its most popular iteration. That being said, spending a long time away from FB gave me a wholly different perspective on it once I rejoined. It's no longer a big deal to me, nor do I participate as much as I used to. I can't say I'm a big fan, but it serves a certain purpose. I just wish people weren't so gung-ho about it. Thanks Curtis, and I appreciate the article recommendation. Believe me, I wasn’t happy about rejoining Facebook, probably for the same reasons you stay away from it now, but I could no longer call myself an expert on the changing forms of identity in the internet era without participating in and observing its most popular iteration. That being said, spending a long time away from FB gave me a wholly different perspective on it once I rejoined. It’s no longer a big deal to me, nor do I participate as much as I used to. I can’t say I’m a big fan, but it serves a certain purpose. I just wish people weren’t so gung-ho about it.

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By: Curtis /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/#comment-48 Curtis Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:02:26 +0000 /?p=167#comment-48 Thanks for this post. It's disappointing to see the note at the end of your post saying your rejoining Facebook. I deactivated my FB account quite some time ago, and from a social or professional prespective, it really hasn't impacted me negatively. I'm miffed that I can't use services like Spotify, but there are alternative ways to listen to legal, streaming music. However, I do fear that FB will forge an exclusive relationship with some mega-great service that I won't be able to use. Fat chance though. Jesus 3.0 would have to come down from the sky and pants Zuckerberg before I even thought about logging into FB again. Here's an interesting article in today's NY Times: How Companies Learn Your Secrets http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html Thanks for this post. It’s disappointing to see the note at the end of your post saying your rejoining Facebook. I deactivated my FB account quite some time ago, and from a social or professional prespective, it really hasn’t impacted me negatively. I’m miffed that I can’t use services like Spotify, but there are alternative ways to listen to legal, streaming music.

However, I do fear that FB will forge an exclusive relationship with some mega-great service that I won’t be able to use. Fat chance though. Jesus 3.0 would have to come down from the sky and pants Zuckerberg before I even thought about logging into FB again.

Here’s an interesting article in today’s NY Times:

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html

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By: Sophy Bot /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/#comment-10 Sophy Bot Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:57:13 +0000 /?p=167#comment-10 @cellulord Indeed, I expect the things I didn't like about Facebook have since gotten worse. Unfortunately, I've been feeling totally left out of the loop lately. If and when (as is more likely now) I do rejoin, I will be getting very intimate with the privacy features. @hhv I completely agree with you, but it's also a question of *who* is on Facebook and how often. 71% of all U.S. web users are on it: http://www.allfacebook.com/71-percent-of-u-s-web-users-are-on-facebook-2011-01 According to Facebook itself, more than 50% of its active users are on every day: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics That's a lot of updates I'm missing by not being on FB. Before I launched this blog and began doing promotion, I could deal without participating in the cultural conversation on the day-to-day Facebook level. Now, however, I think I have no choice but to rejoin. @cellulord
Indeed, I expect the things I didn’t like about Facebook have since gotten worse. Unfortunately, I’ve been feeling totally left out of the loop lately. If and when (as is more likely now) I do rejoin, I will be getting very intimate with the privacy features.

@hhv
I completely agree with you, but it’s also a question of *who* is on Facebook and how often. 71% of all U.S. web users are on it: http://www.allfacebook.com/71-percent-of-u-s-web-users-are-on-facebook-2011-01
According to Facebook itself, more than 50% of its active users are on every day: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
That’s a lot of updates I’m missing by not being on FB. Before I launched this blog and began doing promotion, I could deal without participating in the cultural conversation on the day-to-day Facebook level. Now, however, I think I have no choice but to rejoin.

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By: hhv /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/#comment-9 hhv Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:38:34 +0000 /?p=167#comment-9 6 billion people aren't in Facebook, some of then don't even use Twitter. 6 billion people aren’t in Facebook, some of then don’t even use Twitter.

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By: cellulord /2011/10/01/im-being-bullied-to-rejoin-facebook/#comment-8 cellulord Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:13:05 +0000 /?p=167#comment-8 Heavens-to-Murgatroyd, is it really two and a half years since you bailed on us, my token weird American friend? Well, the things that you seemed not to like about The United States of Facebook back then are probably going to annoy you EVEN MORE given what the 'book is doing now. There's stuff and nonsense here: http://mashable.com/2011/09/22/facebook-changes-roundup/ And here: http://mashable.com/2011/09/28/new-facebook-feature/?WT.mc_id=obinsite All that said, you're smart enough to control what it knows about you ... So, my suggestion - use it when it's convenient to do so. At least until Google+ gets its act together. Cheers midear. J (C) Heavens-to-Murgatroyd, is it really two and a half years since you bailed on us, my token weird American friend?

Well, the things that you seemed not to like about The United States of Facebook back then are probably going to annoy you EVEN MORE given what the ‘book is doing now.

There’s stuff and nonsense here: http://mashable.com/2011/09/22/facebook-changes-roundup/

And here: http://mashable.com/2011/09/28/new-facebook-feature/?WT.mc_id=obinsite

All that said, you’re smart enough to control what it knows about you … So, my suggestion – use it when it’s convenient to do so.

At least until Google+ gets its act together.

Cheers midear.

J (C)

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