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Facebook!! I'm FINALLY starting to understand it!
« on: June 06, 2011, 09:25:05 AM »
It has been a long time coming, dealing with all the Farmville game requests, Mafia Wars, friends or friends of friends, etc.. The obvious commercials generated by a FB user visiting a site that is FB enabled and what seems like endless requests to be someone (who I have never heard of friends) it was dreadful.

But, with the help of MaBuzzbee and others, I have honed the friends and requests down to my REAL friends list and little BS. In that respect, I'm getting along with it now and learning more every day.

I was ready to throw it out the window when I opened the email account that I assigned it and saw over 150 BS emails like "weedy Smoorer wants to be your friend" and countless crap that I had to delete. Now... I have most (can't say all the game crap turned off) and what is coming through is mostly posts by REAL FRIENDS and little else.

I still don't care a lot about Facebook, although I can at least stomach it now. Especially now that I'm not bombarded with photo-albums from friends of friends and cross-talk about stuff that I have no interest in.

So for you cynics like me, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. After turning off EVERY email notification - amazing how many they have listed, restricted friends, stopped advertisements for 15% off a meal because someone 3000 miles ate at a place, etc., it is starting to lok like a page I can live with.

More importantly, we are showing 284 members in the Beemaster International Beekeeping Forum page and, now having a grasp on how it works, I feel comfortable asking those of you who haven't joined to do so. There is quite a bit of beekeeping related stuff going on there that I don't see in the forum and vice-versa

I can get use to this and as whacked as I get at such things, it now appears I can use it as a tool, not a ball and chain. Hope to see many more of you on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_55633188198 is the Beemaster Forum Page - I'm looking for 300 members now, let's see who climbs aboard :)
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Re: Facebook!! I'm FINALLY starting to understand it!
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 10:00:39 AM »
All that to be on facebook?? I'm still leery John, maybe another time, verdict ain't out yet on my end. Have fun!  :lol:

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Re: Facebook!! I'm FINALLY starting to understand it!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 11:00:14 AM »
go for it JP   :-D  i have my security set at the highest.  no access to my page except by people i know.  no friends of friends, etc.  makes a big difference when you restrict it.  glad you are getting it figured out john.  it's only a little evil!
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Re: Facebook!! I'm FINALLY starting to understand it!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 04:12:48 PM »
I just use a junk email account for facebook.   That way I don't have to see all that.   And I didn't know Weedy Smoorer was your friend too John. 
I limit the number of friends also. 

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Re: Facebook!! I'm FINALLY starting to understand it!
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 05:29:46 PM »
I like it because I've found old friend's that I haven't seen in over 30 year's.
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