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Re: Facebook

Postby 3.14 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:03 pm

b1969 wrote:
3.14 wrote:it's all free.


It's only free in the sense that its users are its product, not its customers.

It is free in the sense that I pay nothing.
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Re: Facebook

Postby b1969 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:15 pm

You give up a hell of a lot of your personal information. That may not be a cash payment, but it's very valuable.
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Re: Facebook

Postby diy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:12 pm

Yes its free to use, but you are the product. Your associations, likes, dislikes, location ,age etc, are tracked along with your browser cookie trail. This info is then hashed and stored on multiple data management platforms where it is sold and used to create dynamic campaigns. You could look at it as a way to get better targeted advertising or personal content on other web sites specifically adjusted for you.

I reckon its probably got about another 10 years unless it changes rapidly.

Sadly it seems to have replaced a lot of specialist forums. I find it handy to get advice on different things and people's experience.
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Re: Facebook

Postby 3.14 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:42 pm

diy wrote:Yes its free to use, but you are the product. Your associations, likes, dislikes, location ,age etc, are tracked along with your browser cookie trail. This info is then hashed and stored on multiple data management platforms where it is sold and used to create dynamic campaigns. You could look at it as a way to get better targeted advertising or personal content on other web sites specifically adjusted for you.

I reckon its probably got about another 10 years unless it changes rapidly.

Sadly it seems to have replaced a lot of specialist forums. I find it handy to get advice on different things and people's experience.

But since I don't spend money on any products that are advertised by facebook. I don't spend money on any products as a result of advertisement anyway, these issues that you dislike do not affect me.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:23 am

diy wrote:Sadly it seems to have replaced a lot of specialist forums. I find it handy to get advice on different things and people's experience.

That is one significant problem with it: because you can have a multi user discussion on it, people try to use it for debating and organising things.
It is truly dreadful as a debating platform and even worse as an organisational tool.
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Re: Facebook

Postby b1969 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:14 am

3.14 wrote:I don't spend money on any products as a result of advertisement anyway


You're a very special and unusual person if that's really the case.
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Re: Facebook

Postby atticus » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:00 am

Hairyloon wrote:That is one significant problem with it: because you can have a multi user discussion on it, people try to use it for debating and organising things.
I am so glad none of that happens here.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:08 am

atticus wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:That is one significant problem with it: because you can have a multi user discussion on it, people try to use it for debating and organising things.
I am so glad none of that happens here.

It would not matter if it did: this is a far superior platform for the task.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Mrhilter » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:39 pm

How do you know? You don't have an account.


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You don't need an account to view much of Facebook. Everybody knows that. [ditto]
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Re: Facebook

Postby 3.14 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:01 pm

b1969 wrote:
3.14 wrote:I don't spend money on any products as a result of advertisement anyway


You're a very special and unusual person if that's really the case.
No. It's just that I only buy things that I need. I don't buy 'toys' or status symbols.
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