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Old 11-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #21
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I, too, have "deactivated" my Fakebook account and it does feel great. I'll admit my own weakness in seeking validation from "likes" and comments on my posts, and wasting time checking my phone to see what sort of nonsense was on FB, but now that I have removed that from my life, I have more time to work on my RIMS system. Which is so close to being done.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #22
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i only use it for updates on breweries and when they are releaseing their next beer. Other than that I dont do much on it, maybe a retard joke or stupid saying

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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I still have my google+ account which has even less information on it. I use it strictly for games and have 500+ "friends" who I don't even know.
You do realize that Google (the company) not only mines your info from their google+, but also pairs that with other google services you might use: email, map searches, web searches, etc. Every time you are signed into Google+, you are signed into ALL google services all of which collect data.

I'm not sure that is a safer option than FB.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #24
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You do realize that Google (the company) not only mines your info from their google+, but also pairs that with other google services you might use: email, map searches, web searches, etc. Every time you are signed into Google+, you are signed into ALL google services all of which collect data.

I'm not sure that is a safer option than FB.
The most alarming is definitely the use of gmail for data mining although I'm sure all the others do it, too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #25
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I never got to that level where I had to check non-stop and post about everything I do. I knew a lot of people like that who either were removed from showing up in my news feed or just deleted all together. When FB went through that screwy interface change a year or two ago a lot of people gave up on FB and some people seemed to have gotten burned out on it after they got a smartphone and found themselves checking every five minutes. So that took away a lot of people I wanted to see less of but also removed some people I enjoyed talking to.

I'm in front of my computer most of the day every day so I do tend to check it once or twice a day, especially since it's how I keep track of the beer specials at my favorite bars. However some weeks I rarely, if ever, get on. I rarely post anymore. I don't feel trapped by FB, no feeling that I must check on it all the time.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #26
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Eh, we actually have a lot of meaningful discussion in the debate forum here. Granted, there is still some name calling and closed-mindedness, but the majority of the discussion is thoughtful and meaningful.
I rest my case.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #27
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You do realize that Google (the company) not only mines your info from their google+, but also pairs that with other google services you might use: email, map searches, web searches, etc. Every time you are signed into Google+, you are signed into ALL google services all of which collect data.

I'm not sure that is a safer option than FB.
Ive heard that google writes the software that china uses to police there commie internet. I could be wrong tho.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #28
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You do realize that Google (the company) not only mines your info from their google+, but also pairs that with other google services you might use: email, map searches, web searches, etc. Every time you are signed into Google+, you are signed into ALL google services all of which collect data.

I'm not sure that is a safer option than FB.
Oh no! They will know my high score on Angry Birds and what level my gangster is on The Godfather! Again, I don't keep personal info on there. I don't post anything or +1 anything. I play stupid games and ask for you to send me energy and pretzels and other stupid ****. Facebook does the same thing and they got in bed with Zynga (and depending on who you listen to, the CIA) way before Google+.
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Ive heard that google writes the software that china uses to police there commie internet. I could be wrong tho.
There is Google in China but it is "customized" for the Chinese market.
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There is Google in China but it is "customized" for the Chinese market.
Kinda like how sopa whats to "customize" usa
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