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My first Farcebook invite just landed in my inbox. I didn't realise that pox-ridden hell-pit allowed it's addicts to harass actual human people over normal means of communication by e-mail.

I'm more surprised it took this long.

If it was one of you, speak now. Otherwise, the whole domain can languish in my mail killfiles. Worthless self-indulgent palace of ego-wank that it is.

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etherlad
Oct. 11th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
By and large, I ignore it altogether.

But someone wrote a very nice Scrabble application for it that I use to play with close friends.
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blinovitch
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
You really are very silly, sometimes.
the_seraph
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Could've been me as I've got a Facebook acct that I use in the same way as I do LJ - keep track of some friends, have them post odd things. I do wind up having to delete and turn down various "applications" because more than half of them are rather useless.

On the other hand, I've got a few industry contacts on there and have met a few others. I just don't keep in contact with them via facebook.
coaldustcanary
Oct. 12th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Worthless self-indulgent palace of ego-wank that it is.

Kinda like LJ, in that regard.

But no, it wasn't me, mostly because Facebook scares me.
digitalraven
Oct. 12th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
LJ is blog platform front and centre. Facebook is the network without the blog, and thus is far worse than LJ.
zombywuf
Oct. 12th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC)
Didn't you know, all Facebook does is send you crap over email. Just about every control on the page could^Wshould be labelled: "Spam my friends with crap". It's slightly more annoying than hamster dance, and about on a par when it comes to usefulness.
digitalraven
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't.

I've never seen a "facebook". My editor, who inscribed the e-mail onto fresh parchment with a quill pen, informs me that it is akin to the networking aspects of a Livejournal, without the very useful mid-weight blog platform as the shining star.

I had him shot for knowing that much.
dgg
Oct. 12th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Facebook is actually not that bad. I don’t use it to blog (I stick to LJ), but I managed to get reacquainted with old classmates and a few relatives because of it. I also seem to have more luck scoring single birds on there than I ever did with online personals. Go fig. But the main reason I got it was that it seemed to be a convenient place to dump and share photos.

To date, I have discovered three annoying things about Facebook: 1) when you open up your profile in your browser it automatically shows you as being “online” and some people seem to take that as meaning “available to chat”. I have yet to find a way to disable that from the profile. 2) Some of the applications to Facebook are buggy and have a tendency to crash your internet session. Those “Quizzes” and “Compare People” seem to be the worst. 3) Guys like me travel in many social circles. There is no way to place your friends in special groupings or to distinguish them from one another apart from a little blurb (which they must confirm).
madmanofprague
Oct. 15th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
It's also a good place to advertise.
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