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Thread: Getting rid of Facebook?

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    Registered User RIDERR1150GSADV's Avatar
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    Getting rid of Facebook?

    Many peeps I know have dropped FB out of their life in recent days in light of the breach of privacy. My brother and I did too.
    Most of us know that privacy on-line is in your own hands but many didn't count on how certain companies use FB to sway votes one way or the other.
    Elon Musk has dropped Tesla and SpaceX from FB.
    Is anyone really going to "miss" out on life without it??
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    It would be interesting if one of the answers was "never been registered for facebook". Because of that, I can't vote in the poll.

    Or maybe "was on facebook a long time ago and have never returned".

    Or "planned on joining facebook in the future".
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    Millions haven't registered so this question doesn't really apply to them.
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    But it would be a sampling of the members who visit/post on the forum and their overall relationship with facebook. No biggee...I guess.
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    Whats Facebook?

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    I dropped out about 6 months ago as I grew tired of all the advertising and political posturing. It got to a point where the 10% of value wasn't worth the 90% of garbage.

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    Be careful guys. The man that eats popcorn is nearby.

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    Can't miss what I never experienced.

    ( That's also a reason the I avoid demo rides on the new models. )
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    Ride on! txtinman's Avatar
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    Dropped it just yesterday.
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    nope... never was there either.

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    Worth the drop

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    nope... never was there either.
    My wife and I both dropped it over a year ago. Haven't missed it at all.
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    Bring back Myspace.

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    I could be counted among those that never joined Facebook, and never plan to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James.A View Post
    I could be counted among those that never joined Facebook, and never plan to.
    Agree with Jim I am not on Facebook think it is one of the evil empires. That being said my wife does use Facebook for entertainment ( laughs at the stupidity) and it is one of the most efficient ways to keep track of distant family.

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    What Facebook does is miniscule compared to what Google does. Facebook never took photos of my property. Did you ever use Google to do a search? Noted and logged! And distributed!

    Once as an experiment I did a google search for duck decoys. I have never been duck hunting in my life. But within an hour I started receiving ads for duck decoys, waders, and even a jon-boat.

    And, the Facebook "story" in being misinterpreted. An apparent legitimate professor type researcher obtained data for research with a"My Personality Quiz" app and then sold the data to Cambridge Analytica (screwing his academic colleagues in the process) which it seems then sold it to the Russians which then used it to brainwash US voters; to do the same during Britian's Brexit vote, and apparently other places too. The best outcome would be for gullible people to never, ever, consider Facebook a reliable source about anything except maybe your grandkids, and then be cautious. Do not fall for the old, "Grandpa, I'm in London and need money because ..." gambit.
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