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My 5 minutes of facebook
« on: Feb 25, 2014, 12:27:29 PM »
So after much nagging from friends I finally decided to give in and get a facebook page. Pretty standard at first, give your name, e-mailaddress, birthdate and after verifying your e-mail you're off.
Until about 5 minutes in, I'm still setting up my shit and I suddenly get a pop-up that I need to log in again. Ok, but now they're asking for my phone number. Hmm, not too happy with that but then again my phone number is visible on my linkedin page too.
But then of course, I never receive the text message with the verification code. I try a couple of times, but nothing. So next step, I fill in their online helpdesk form telling me about this problem. I receive an email reply in minutes telling me they can only help me if I send them a copy of my passport.

WTF bitches, what's the next step? Do I need to send you DNA samples just to register on your stupid social network?
So I just sent them a reply asking them to permanently remove my account instead.
This shit is way more trouble then it's worth to me

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2014, 07:05:51 PM »
Damn they ask you for your phone number now? When I signed up (2004) all you needed was an university email address and name

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2014, 02:55:06 PM »
Ah well, apparently if you gently tell the FB people to fuck off with sending them a copy of your passport then it suddenly is possible to send a text message to your phone.

So now I have a FB account.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »
I hate FB, but it's the easiest way to keep up with people I don't dislike.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2014, 12:06:41 AM »
Ha ha, you had to send in a passport and provide a ph# for your account and my dead cat didn't.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2014, 05:26:13 AM »
Well to be fair, I never did send them the passport.
In retrospect I might have gotten away without sending them a phone # either.

But I guess they'll try anything to get as much personal info from you as possible

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2014, 01:16:46 PM »
My dead cat is self-employed.  That's all I'm giving them.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2014, 07:10:39 PM »
I wish I'd learned long ago to not include any personal info. Once you've done it, they have it, whether you delete it or not. Quizzes are for generating targeted ads. Don't tag pictures with other people, locations, or organizations for the same reason. That pretty much does away with any real use FB offers, though. It's like filling out warranty cards: sure, you might actually get some good out of it, but the main thing you get is ever more junk mail and your personal info disseminated into the ether all the more.

I have 200 people on my FB list, and it's too many. Half of them I've hidden. If I don't voluntarily interact with you on a regular basis or know and like you on a personal level, I'll reject your list request. That would mean that you're an acquaintance, not a friend of mine...they are not the same, and that means that I don't really want to see pictures of your dogs and toenails, or what inane thing you like or news report you want to spam me with, which is pretty much all FB is used for these days. I don't list co-workers unless I'm friends with them outside work, a good chunk of my family, or even the loveable listeners of my radio show.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2014, 11:42:15 PM »
Ha ha, yeah.  I went ahead and filled some stuff out in the first couple of years or so that I had it and then I was all "well, shit, now I can't take it back."

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #9 on: Mar 09, 2014, 05:04:35 AM »
The only info Ive added of myself besides my name and birthday (that i deleted years ago) was my university name (which they had to begin with since as i said before you had to use a university address)
I still dont understand how fb became so world-wide famous (compared to , for example, hi5)

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #10 on: Apr 03, 2014, 01:14:30 PM »
Facebook has some stupid shit rules. My friend, who's gone by Natedog his entire life had an account with that name and his last name. Someone reported him for being under 14 (he's closer to 40) and that he had to provide ID showing his name as it appears on his profile, as Natedog.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #11 on: Apr 06, 2014, 03:12:24 AM »
Facebook has some stupid shit rules. My friend, who's gone by Natedog his entire life had an account with that name and his last name. Someone reported him for being under 14 (he's closer to 40) and that he had to provide ID showing his name as it appears on his profile, as Natedog.
Natedog is almost 40? lol i thought he was like our age
good ol' Natedog

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #12 on: Apr 23, 2014, 11:38:49 AM »
Maybe mid thirties, but he's definitely a good bit older than me.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #13 on: Sep 16, 2021, 03:55:54 PM »
Was looking for another thread but this one reminds me that a friend of mine did a funding campaign to legally change his middle name to Toast so that FB would let him use that name on their janky ass website.

In more recent news, a nerd group I was in was taken down because CBS DMCA'd a Star Trek Picard trailer that was shared to the group from Patrick Stewart's own verified page.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #14 on: Sep 17, 2021, 11:20:53 AM »
Eh, I'm currently on a 3 day ban for inciting violence by saying someone convicted of a capital crime deserves the death penalty.
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #15 on: Sep 19, 2021, 07:35:45 AM »
As I use Facebook these days, I'm unliking and unfollowing things I'm coming across. Like the Matrix. I apparently followed the official Matrix FB page. So they changed the name of the page to the new Matrix movie. The same thing happened with Star Trek for the series.... um, Discovery? I'm not keeping up with this stuff anymore so I don't quite recall.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #16 on: Sep 24, 2021, 01:48:49 PM »
As I use Facebook these days, I'm unliking and unfollowing things I'm coming across. Like the Matrix. I apparently followed the official Matrix FB page. So they changed the name of the page to the new Matrix movie. The same thing happened with Star Trek for the series.... um, Discovery? I'm not keeping up with this stuff anymore so I don't quite recall.

I've been meaning to go through and clean all my social accounts because I have a bad habit of following stuff (not friend requests, though, that's interaction, I don't want actual interaction, too scary).
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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #17 on: Sep 29, 2021, 06:46:54 PM »
I just don't like this bait and switch they do with pages now. And once you give Facebook information, they refuse to clean it out afterwards. I went in to clean up bands and musicians I used to like and I had no way to do so other than going to each and every page and unfollowing one by one. One band went defunct so I had no way of removing it at all. :/

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #18 on: Jan 08, 2022, 03:23:50 PM »
Rezzing this dead thread for a mini-rant but, man, I need people who form a social media following for one type of content to stop with unrelated personal content. I follow this one person for their comics and they sprinkle pics of their wife and kid that have nothing to do with their comics. If you're not a personality or it's not your personal social (John Smith vs "SuchnSuch Comic" that's drawn by John Smith), then keep that shit to your personal social media. Don't bait and switch your following like that. I don't follow family bloggers, I don't wanna see that shit. Yuck. :lol:

Rant over. Whatever.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #19 on: Jan 09, 2022, 10:55:34 PM »
Dude's got to grow his brand somehow!

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #20 on: Jan 10, 2022, 12:28:17 AM »
I'd unfollow immediately if I got the sense that was what it was but it seems more like a sneaky attempt to get validation on his real-life. As in he's not getting enough likes and shit on his actual personal account so he posts his kid or his wife or family pics. Puke.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #21 on: Jan 10, 2022, 01:26:30 AM »
Sickening.

"Why am I not more internet famous? I'm following all the steps! Wah!"

Read that last part as though Wario were saying it.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #22 on: Jan 10, 2022, 10:12:12 AM »
It's weird though because it's almost not even that. It's being semi-internet famous but still having the need to use that fame to vainly get some likes on your private life. His kid appears on my feed one more time and I'm just gonna unfollow and call it a day.

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Re: My 5 minutes of facebook
« Reply #23 on: Dec 10, 2022, 08:59:57 AM »
I can't copy and paste on FB anymore on my phone? When did THIS dumb shit happen? FB just gets worse and worse. I'd delete it if there weren't people I keep up with solely through FB.