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Facebook: A Complete Waste Of Time?

You're probably like me. You're in the process of confirming a whole bunch of friend requests of people from your past. Because of this you can actually watch as Facebook spreads to the masses.

And whenever you hear Zuckerberg (he was on the Today Show this morning) talk about Facebook, you get the impression that it's providing this perfect service making the world a better place.

Puh-lease!

I believe that the success of Facebook is more about voyeurism and social obligation. What does so-and-so look like after so many years? Are they successful? I hope not. I got a new friend request from someone I knew in grade 2, I MUST CONFIRM!

After Facebook completely saturates the market, and the initial novelty wears off (and it definitely does), what will become of the site then? Is Facebook doomed in spite of ridiculous short-term growth?

I think so. Do you

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/7375772.stm

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I watched this programme on Facebook's security:

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/05_may/01/click.shtml

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You can say that again!!Annoying applications useless requests that sight is a waste of time i enjoyed it when i just joined but after sometime it became a bore

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its an individual thing,so no need for insults

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LOL

i can only laff my head off

People who spend most of their waking moments on NL

can dare to say FB is a Complete waste of time.

Great.Great

People and their skewered lense.

hahahhaheheheh eh ehehehahha hah ha

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facebook is a complete waste of time,anyway i dont even know how to even log in not to talk of opening an account,cos i aint interested

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Not for me, no. I've found a few friends there and network closely with them and other family members all over the world. I even found a long lost cousin who lives in Singapore and two other cousins who live in Papua New Guinea and Australia. I think facebook rivals the other social sites because of all that it incorporates and it's more matured audience.

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NO.

Facebook is clean and simple, i keep intouch with people

i dont bother with Hi5 anymore

i dont do much on facebook anyways

i read messages, posts, look at pictures and accept friend requests.lol

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Facebook is a great.

Meet wonderful people , make contacts and possibly change your location.

Its a great networking site, i have made contacts from all walks of life.

People from diffrent races you meet exchange ideas.

Its a global village in facebook.

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I love facebook.I have gotten in touch with ppl I went to skool i thought I would neva get to meet not to talk of seeing, If you know yourself, you cannot get addicted 2 it cuz I am not.

For those of us in skool, it is very vitallllllllllllllllllllllllll

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its not a waste of time to me cuz I found many lost and forgotten friends via face book.

It’s a great way of keeping in touch and keeping track of what happens to people I care about

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one man's akamu is another man's cu/m!

some people would rot away without facebook while some don't give a flying fu/ck

if someone decides to spend their precious time trawling facebook then fair enough

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Absolutely not!!!!!! For reasons already listed by other posters. I'm not really into it though. . . I hardly visit mine.

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facebook is ok. reconnects one with long lost friends and acquaintances. but i know of pple who v chosen facebook as a means to settle old scores.

Personally,anyone who dint bother to keep in touch isnt worth having as a friend!

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facebook is ok. reconnects one with long lost friends and acquaintances. but i know of pple who v chosen facebook as a means to settle old scores.

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oh i definately do not think it is a waste of time,

i ve hooked up with almost all my old school friends in facebook & still keep in touch with them

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well i know im already bored with facebook, i get tired of looking at pics of people i dont even know

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personally i like facebook because i am able to keep in touch with alot of my friends after we graduated high school and i've also found some friends that i went to school with back in elementary and middle school. what i also like about facebook is that it is not infested with a bunch of little kids trying to act grown. myspace was popular until all these 12/13 year old starting logging on saying that they are 17 trying to hook up with guys. then after that everyone shifted to facebook.

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Is the chat application better than Y! IM or the same thing but just a different name?

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men it aint, i've stayed connected to friends that i hadnt heard from or seen in ages via it, i have made business transactions via it(chat part) so i blive its a thing of choice, u dont like log off permanetly

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LOL

@POSTER

facebook  is  a  choice, no  one  forced  u  to   join  it, b4  facebook,,,there  were  countless  other  social  sites, hi5.zoosk.american singles, were   the  ones  in  vogue   some  yrs back

u can close ur face book acct if u so desire, or stop accepting/giving friend invitees

sheeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssh!!!

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is it by force to sign up? if u dont want dont sign up

abeg anyone get facebook here, that i can add them?

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Its not by force to sign up for face book, if you don't like it, don't go there. As for me, I like it because you can get across to millions of people just sitting in your room, old friends, primary school mates. Aside from the fact that you meet people, its very educative.

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@MP007

I like the fact that you examined the pros and cons of facebook

But you have to understand that facebook has put a literal meaning to the fact that the world is a global village

The founders have managed to give it the professional touch (that's the workplace networks) but they didn't leave out the social aspect

The ability to cut across different sects is what hi5, myspace, tagged and all that couldn't do

Another midas touch facebook have suceeded in applying is the near-perfection of the chat application

With facebook, you don't need yim anymore

And have you noticed that Facebook is the first social networking site to put attention to your privacy?

You can choose what this friend can see on your profile, that's next level

Come to think of it, do you know that over here, you can actually stage a mass protest from the comfort of your bedroom?

Yeah, I saw it on BBC last month, a petition singned by over 500 people will shake any news body

Methinks Microsoft should buy Facebook asap, before they get bigger than this, and they start demanding 100mil

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i dont know about any other ones but face book is not a waste of time,met my primary school best friend on there after many years,met extended family from as far as the united states,met secondary schoool friends you also get to connect and identify with people you admire, i dont know 9ice from adam but we send messages to each other which wouldnt have happened first because he doesnt know me and im not in the industry and cause i wouldnt have cared one way or another, for me its not a waste of time

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The whole world is on facebook and it keeps growing everyday.

The same way u log on to NL . . is close to the way it works on facebook.

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