The evils of Facebook....

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Silverstarqueen » Jan 12th, 2018, 11:42 am

Catsumi wrote:The evil side of FB appeared again last night on the news. Seems like some hardworking schmuck that owns a reasonably successful eatery in Vancouver was targeted by a gang of FB users who posted extremely negative reviews without proof that they had ever eaten there. (Toenails in soup, etc).

JayByrd wrote:Not the first time a person or persons has done this. It's can be hard to recover from, and impossible to know how many potential customers read it and took it to heart.

This could be done just as easily on Yelp or TripAdvisor though...it's the evil side of people, not of Facebook.


In the good ol' days this could have been done by word of mouth, over phone conversations. It might spread faster nowadays with something like Facebook, but so can the fix travel faster, i.e. store owner going public and defending his business and pointing out how this mean spirited event occurred. Hopefully in the end the public will support them again and show their faith in the establishment.
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 11:45 am

Probably disgruntled employees
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Queen K » Jan 12th, 2018, 11:56 am

Agreed. Or friends of a fired or unhappy employee.

Here is another evil of facebook, which I am experiencing first hand today.

A person took exception to my description of a road and began an argument with me about it.
They are wrong.
And they posted photos supporting their "claim." Again, disingenious and misleading.
Why is this important?
Because they could lead people to believe that the road is not as dangerous as it in fact is. Creating a dangerous sense of confidence in people without a suitable vehicle/tires for the mountain road in question.

Yes, the road becomes very steep, narrow and rocky, with a view of the Coq exactly where I say it does because I've in fact driven it. And photographed it myself.

But no, this person persists in making a false claim.

Then others come on and say they take the road, "no problem." Yes buddy, because you have the correct respect for what you are getting into, the right vehicle/tires and have pre-knowledge. The lady asking about the road expressed a fear of high mountain roads and I would not lie to her. It becomes high, narrow and rocky, with a steep slope on one side. If anyone here as driven into Brookmere, BC from the BACK and not just from the Coquihalla, you know what I'm talking about.

Facebook, a good place to spread disinformation to hundreds of people.
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby normaM » Jan 12th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Not facebook the problem tho. Neg reviews can be left via Google.
Arguments and false info - lots of community boards.
A toenail in the soup was creative. Reminds me of that meme about an office cake, who brought it wrote
" find the toenail"
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Queen K » Jan 14th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Was everyone sick of getting profiled and having ads pop up on their facebook newsfeed?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42657621

FB is trying to increase the quality of time thus increase the time spent there.
By decreasing unwanted ads.
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Our saddest days are when we add up our losses, and losses seem to be our saddest when we lose our best. Proud to be a "Leaf-licker" and I know who else is too. **smiles**

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Snman » Jan 14th, 2018, 8:22 pm

I've never done facebook and never will. The whole thing creeps me out to be honest.

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Catsumi » Jan 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm

j watson wrote:I've never done facebook and never will. The whole thing creeps me out to be honest.



I reluctantly joined for a while under pressure from friends three years ago. Then, when reports started appearing of the security breaches, targeted ads and the other horrid things happening via fb I cut the cord pronto 2 years back.

I figure my real friends are still able to write emails or pick up the phone.

Wouldn't you know it? Now half of them dropped fb and suspect more will do so. I have smart friends. :biggrin:
nothing wrong with being open minded as long as your brains don't fall out.

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Silverstarqueen » Jan 15th, 2018, 9:04 am

I haven't experienced any security breach thru using facebook. I have had ads pop up that don't even remotely fit my profile, so I think they are lying about sending ads that might be of interest to the receiver. But I have found items that I probably would not have found, and learned some skills that I would not have learned as well on facebook. Support/advice groups for parents of children or pets with special needs or health problems can be very valuable. Sometimes health and legal advice (once you weed out those trying to peddle some "health" supplement, can be invaluable. Yes, you have to be a little bit careful with your personal information just as you would anywhere on the web.

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Queen K » Jan 15th, 2018, 9:13 am

I have photos with "no where to go" unless I join an appropiate and appreciative facebook group.

For example, PNW Photography is a general group for those with Pacific Northwest photos that are suitable to publish. So I publish there.

But then there is a smaller area which is more specific, abandoned buildings and areas which are cool to see and we really hope they'll be there forever, but won't be. So I requested to be allowed in to the group. One I don't know if I will be but other I'm in!

The new "thing" that admins have started is asking "why do you want in the group" to avoid bots and spammers. That is a plus.
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 15th, 2018, 10:06 am

I’ve had to temporarily open up aspects of my profile for one group approval; although it was for a sensitive medical group where wing-nuts pose risk.
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby LANDM » Jan 15th, 2018, 10:46 am

Catsumi wrote:
j watson wrote:I've never done facebook and never will. The whole thing creeps me out to be honest.



I reluctantly joined for a while under pressure from friends three years ago. Then, when reports started appearing of the security breaches, targeted ads and the other horrid things happening via fb I cut the cord pronto 2 years back.

I figure my real friends are still able to write emails or pick up the phone.

Wouldn't you know it? Now half of them dropped fb and suspect more will do so. I have smart friends. :biggrin:

Ummmmm.....hate to burst your bubble but they just blocked you and upped their privacy settings. :135:

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Catsumi » Jan 15th, 2018, 8:15 pm

^^^^ ha ha. You are probably right! [icon_lol2.gif]
nothing wrong with being open minded as long as your brains don't fall out.

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Queen K » Jan 15th, 2018, 8:23 pm

I love all the facebook bird sites.
Our saddest days are when we add up our losses, and losses seem to be our saddest when we lose our best. Proud to be a "Leaf-licker" and I know who else is too. **smiles**

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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby Triple 6 » Jan 18th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Not always a happy reunion
Contributed - Jan 17, 2018 / 3:00 pm | Story: 216401
On my adopted daughters 19th birthday a post appeared on Facebook containing her picture along with all my daughters personal information that was available in an attempt to get her last name and address.

This post was authored by my daughters birth mother. I can announce that the post was a success as the information requested was obtained many times over. I know the people who responded to the post meant well, thought they were helping a mother out by supplying contact information.

However if you think about it, there is a reason why someone is available for adoption in the first place and there is a reason why the adoption is closed (as stated in the post). We had reasons why we didn't want members of our daughters birth family showing up at our door.

This whole event has been deeply upsetting to our family and we aren't the only ones that this could happen to. Keep in mind when someone puts out a post looking for someone, as appealing as they might sound, it may not be a happy reunion.
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Re: The evils of Facebook....

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 18th, 2018, 1:04 pm

Boundaries, people, boundaries. I'm sad for this family. Children seeking their natural parents can also do this, and it's awkward as hell. Some memories are painful.
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