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  • Facebook User - Yes or No

    Simple question, gents...

    Are you an active* user of Facebook?


    * For definition purposes, active means you have logged into the system (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) once in the last 30 days.
    55
    Yes
    45.45%
    25
    No
    54.55%
    30
    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

  • #2
    Not only NO but Hell No.
    Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
    Jimi Hendrix
    Vietnam Veteran, Patriot Guard Rider

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    • Denman46
      Denman46 commented
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      I second that emotion.

  • #3
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    Never had any use for FB.

    Skype lets me see my family instantly to know what is going on in there lives.
    ************************************************** *******
    Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
    "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
    Current bikes.
    1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
    1986 GL1200 SEi
    2004 GL1800

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    • #4
      Originally posted by RoadRat View Post
      Not only NO but Hell No.
      LOL!!!
      Same here. Hell no!!
      George, High in the hills of Jersey!

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      • #5
        Yes, but only have three friends; son, son, DIL. And only for pictures of the grandkids.
        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
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        • Clamper
          Clamper commented
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          Three friends and you can't email? Do they know you can send pictures by email? I see my cousins once a year and me and my brothers refused to join their private Fakebook page or group so my brothers and I don't get the updates of our extended family, and we didn't get the message of who was holding Christmas dinner this past Christmas.
          Oh well.

        • clayusmcret
          clayusmcret commented
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          Agreed, but Grandma wants her pictures.

        • kwthom
          kwthom commented
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          I have the same problem. An aunt of mine is the purveyor of all things FB when it comes to family stuff. My parents still ask *me* if I have any information. I continue to say "Asking the wrong person...check with my wife", as she's the one with the FB account.

          So, what happens over time is that people get stone-dead lazy and no longer do anything *except* FB for these types of images and updates.

          Look, I've made mention down in post #12 below, on why FB is 'the debil' when it comes to security...not repeating it.

      • #6
        Originally posted by RoadRat View Post
        Not only NO but Hell No.
        Ditto

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        • #7
          No. Your data profile, posts, searches n conracts n friends are manipulated and sold..welcome to the digital meatloaf
          2007 GL1800 level1
          2015 Hannigan Trike n 2009 Tailwind

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          • #8
            Originally posted by RoadRat View Post
            Not only NO but Hell No.

            Me too!
            TMRA - life member
            GWRRA - life member
            AMA - life member
            IBA # 1626
            N. Texas PGR

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            • #9
              After a bit over 24 hours, the split is interesting...

              Honestly, I would have expected it to maybe be a bit closer here.
              Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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              • #10
                I will visit FB sites for information, but I refuse to participate in them.

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                • kwthom
                  kwthom commented
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                  Some FB pages might allow a minimal amount of reading, but others won't unless you're logged in.

              • #11
                Originally posted by kwthom View Post
                After a bit over 24 hours, the split is interesting...

                Honestly, I would have expected it to maybe be a bit closer here.
                I cant say I'm surprised. I know a lot of people who actively use forums but wont go near Facebook. As long as you're careful and limit the personal information you list in your profile, there really is no reason to stay away from it. You personal info can be hacked in many ways. I can find pretty much anyone's address and phone in less than 5 minutes if I know their name and town they live in. Don't need to search FB for that.
                Martin

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                • kwthom
                  kwthom commented
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                  I'm gonna let this comment simmer for a bit before a reply.

                • clayusmcret
                  clayusmcret commented
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                  My profile is almost empty and the name is, let's just say not entirely correct. They can have my three contacts to get to the grandkid's pictures. Can't get'em otherwise. Annoying story.

              • #12
                So, there's this concern I have with that organization...in fact, an article from TODAY on this very topic:

                https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebo...or-floodgates/

                ...and that is, they don't seem to give a sh!# about security because it's inconvenient for them and those entities they share that information with.


                Now, don't get me wrong, Apple, Google - hell, a whole lot of other companies have a similar cache of data - but do you ever hear as much about leaks from them as you do with FB? Seriously.

                Look, I give my data to Google; I had no choice (and neither do you!) as an Android user for the last decade. It's Google that seems (to me) to be pushing better, beefier security from all sides, and it's making me take a good hard look at my own security. It's decent, but it can always be better.

                I just have never seen that from FB - and the scandals they have been in over the years just proves my point. They really don't have anything I can't find else where...even if it's by contacting my aunt (who is the avid family user of FB...) personally in order to share it with my parents who are also not FB users.

                I do use social media - forums are another variant, but a small, manageable entity. I tell Chris (or any other forum owner...) as little information as needed to get an account. As long as I follow the rules, I'm good.

                Finally, why the poll topic? Easy - I've not seen one here before, and I was curious to know by a percentage of active users how many are FB members as well. Since only about 10% to 20% of registered members of a forum are active users, it may or may not be an accurate interpolation to see the quantity of FB members on the forum. Additionally, there is some cross-pollination between this forum and FB (it's Chris' forum, and his rules...I respect that) as opposed to some other forums - I may have thought the ratio would be different.
                Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                • #13
                  Someone sent this to me. And people wonder why they get jacked!!

                  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...regulator.html
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                  Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
                  "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
                  Current bikes.
                  1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
                  1986 GL1200 SEi
                  2004 GL1800

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                  • #14
                    It's continuing...but was readily identified several years ago by this author:

                    https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.co...e-boards-past/

                    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                    • #15
                      A co-worker would tell me how they did not allow their son to use the internet at home to protect him from the evil on the internet.. Only at school where it was controlled.... this was 12 yrs ago , maybe more. After I stopped laughing. I told him that if he thought his son was not on the internet at friends houses or by passing the school safety guards he was a fool. It was not long after that conversation my co-worker learned I was correct. the kid had accounts on My Space and others that were popular at the time
                      2013 Red Airbag 1800

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                      • #16
                        Heh...this is interesting...

                        Jesse Eisenberg - actor and the star of ‘The Social Network’ and why he shuns social media even though he headlined the definitive movie about it.

                        "I don’t use social media, but during rehearsals for “The Social Network” I signed up for Facebook under an alias for, like, 10 minutes. I figured it’d be irresponsible not to know about the thing my character built. But I quickly got an email saying, “We think you’d be friends with this person.” It was my sister’s best friend from high school. It confirmed that I don’t want them having more information than I’m aware I’m giving."

                        The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Network

                        If Eisenberg did this by way of a cell phone or a computer he is log onto with his real name, FB managed to snag enough data crumbs to put that 'network' to gather in those ten minutes.
                        Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                        • biglefti
                          biglefti commented
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                          Hey Ken, the poll is closed so I don't think I voted or at least don't remember voting. I would have narrowed it by 1 vote.

                        • kwthom
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                          I reactivated it yesterday - if it still shows closed, then I goofed.

                      • #17
                        Originally posted by RoadRat View Post
                        Not only NO but Hell No.
                        I agree, I don't have anything to do with it.
                        2003 Red GL1800 with CSC Cobra Trike kit. Hwy pegs,
                        1988 883 Sportster with Hypercharger, drag pipes, Custom seat, drag bars. USN Retired

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                        • #18
                          i use FB everyday. its my go to when it comes to liberal plinking.

                          The GW old GWers wish Honda would make.

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                          • kwthom
                            kwthom commented
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                            Every forum has *that* opportunity - in some cases - readily available.

                          • Drgsin
                            Drgsin commented
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                            i specifically target liberal forums there. most of my interests, cars, motorcycles, etc...are occupied by more conservatives than liberals so its hard to rip on them. maybe i need to look for a hug your tree today or open borders for all forum

                        • #19
                          Every single one of you uses Facebook, and every single one of you has a "shadow profile" on it. No matter how proud you are that you "avoid" it.

                          https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/11/1...s-data-privacy
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                          • kwthom
                            kwthom commented
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                            "It doesn’t matter whether you have a Facebook account. Through those tools, Facebook is able to collect information from all of us.”

                            True - yet they have no way of corroborating that data on 'shadow me'. It might be true, it might be total bull-s#!+.

                            The same 'sharing' applies to Apple, Microsoft, Google, and a whole host of other on-line agencies. I've never owned Apple products...but you can be sure they're using all data they have on people who own their products as well.

                            FB seems to be the WORST when it comes to protection of the data they have and collect on ~2.5 billion people.

                        • #20
                          Book of Face is way faster than handing out fliers at the market.

                          To get your personal info out on the world wide web for others to enjoy.
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                          Maker of the 01-17 GL1800
                          "Rocky Tree & Comfort Risers".
                          Current bikes.
                          1981 CB900C 10 speed (Restored)
                          1986 GL1200 SEi
                          2004 GL1800

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