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    A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session.
    Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook's vice president for user growth, was speaking at an event run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on 10 November in which he described feeling "tremendous guilt' in helping the company attract two billion users.
    His comments echoed remarks by Sean Parker, one of the early pioneers of Facebook, who spoke on 8 November, saying the social network provided "a dopamine hit and a social validation feedback loop, that exploited a vulnerability in human psychology."
    However, coverage this week has seen thousands responding to Palihaptiya's words.
    "We have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works," he told the audience.
    He advised people take a "hard break" from social media, describing its effect as "short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops."


    More here- http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-42322746

    It has caught a lot of people that forgot that posting evidence of doing really goofy things can be a bad idea. When are you going on vacation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post


    A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session.
    Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook's vice president for user growth, was speaking at an event run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on 10 November in which he described feeling "tremendous guilt' in helping the company attract two billion users.
    His comments echoed remarks by Sean Parker, one of the early pioneers of Facebook, who spoke on 8 November, saying the social network provided "a dopamine hit and a social validation feedback loop, that exploited a vulnerability in human psychology."
    However, coverage this week has seen thousands responding to Palihaptiya's words.
    "We have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works," he told the audience.
    He advised people take a "hard break" from social media, describing its effect as "short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops."


    More here- http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-42322746

    It has caught a lot of people that forgot that posting evidence of doing really goofy things can be a bad idea. When are you going on vacation?
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    There are many of us who knew this about 'Farce-Book.'

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    I read an article regarding this very topic in American Free Press and found it alarming. Here are some of the highlights of the article....

    ADDICTED to FACEBOOK
    Sean Parker, a former executive at Facebook, says it and all social media are carefully designed upon psychological models to get you hooked, keep you coming back and exploit you. The first corporate president of Facebook recently told online news source "Axios.com" that social network creators such as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, purposely designed and structured their social media applications in ways that hook and then potentially hurt the human brain.
    According to Sean Parker, 38, the psychological effects of social media were both inherent in and strategically part of the building of Facebook.
    "That thought process was all about , 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'" Parker said. "That means that we needed to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or post or whatever."
    That burst in dopamine in a person's brain then causes the user to contribute more content so that the user can get even more likes and comments. The compiling of likes and comments then becomes what Parker calls a "social validation feedback loop." The user looks to social media feedback for instant gratification and social validation, often from other people with whom the user has no significant relationship....
    He cautioned, "It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other. It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."

    SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!
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    The only reason to be on FB is to sell stuff. I did it for my charter business and it worked up to a point. Now it is only for my family and friends whom I actually know in real life.
    If you are smart about it than there should be no problems being on "social" media, but as common sense is not so common anymore a lot of people get sucked in and in extreme cases it wrecks their lives.
    People these days don't talk to each other anymore and often enough going to a restaurant you can see an entire family or group not saying a word as their faces are buried into their "smart" phones.
    Phones are definitely smarter than their owners. In a lot of cases I think the phone owns the person...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    The only reason to be on FB is to sell stuff. I did it for my charter business and it worked up to a point. Now it is only for my family and friends whom I actually know in real life.
    If you are smart about it than there should be no problems being on "social" media, but as common sense is not so common anymore a lot of people get sucked in and in extreme cases it wrecks their lives.
    People these days don't talk to each other anymore and often enough going to a restaurant you can see an entire family or group not saying a word as their faces are buried into their "smart" phones.
    Phones are definitely smarter than their owners. In a lot of cases I think the phone owns the person...

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    FB programmed

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    I heard that Facebook is made from........ spider's eggs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I heard that Facebook is made from........ spider's eggs!
    Maybe Soylent Green????
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    Maybe Soylent Green????
    Soylent Green is People!

    This is more a self-induced MK- Ultra.

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    I was on Facebook for awhile. I found that you could really get to know people.... I soon dumped Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Soylent Green is People!

    This is more a self-induced MK- Ultra.

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    I know, but FB is people too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I was on Facebook for awhile. I found that you could really get to know people.... I soon dumped Facebook.
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    Maybe we could start a FB club here.......Where is that picture of my lunch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Maybe we could start a FB club here.......Where is that picture of my lunch?
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    Actually there is a BMW MOA group on Facebook. I find very little overlap between who is here and who is there. Although, with all the phony handles without any real identification here and there it is somewhat hard to tell unless one is schooled is forensic linguistics.
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    You mean Facebook is kinda like motorcycle forums? Addictive? Gotta check frequently and see if anyone responded to my post?
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of Facebook but I'm pretty addicted to these forums.
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