Reply To: 28 Mar 15 – Would you like to get your news from Facebook?
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I spend a fair amount of time on Facebook and I also have to identities there. One ID I use for family and friends and the other I use for several groups that I belong to.
So, knowing that Nick and his slutty selfie reference was hopefully a joke, or at least a partial joke, Facebook is indeed a wonderful communication tool that many people have embraced. For me, it has pretty much replaced e mail. I love the fact that I can instantly communicate with people and share photos and news with them. I belong to community groups that offer a lot of helpful information. Like anything else, sometimes it gets a little bit stupid there because a select few have to always try to act like the idiots that they are. But there is a wonderful blocking mechanism that allows you to never see those people again. I also limit my friends list to people that I actually know…not every Tom, Dick and Harry. I have made valuable friends on my other ID also. People who live in my community. People who run their own businesses, etc. I only put things on Facebook that I wish to share. I also go into my activity log and regularly delete old posts, etc.
I belong to a group that is devoted to the college bowling program that my son has been part of for the past 4 years. Pictures and information and tournament updates are posted there as well as news about both our women’s and men’s teams. Yesterday it was kept updated all day long from the NAIA Invitational that they are bowling at in the Chicago area with scores and pictures. And last night, there were pictures instantly shared from the banquet that was held.
Why do I share this here ? Well it is an effort to try to change the perception of some people who have no clue as to how Facebook can be an important tool in their lives. So learn about Facebook and how to set it up properly. Block the ads with adblocking extensions in your browser and also, please try a fantastic FREE extension that is called Social Fixer. It is a work of love by a gentleman named Matt Kruse. Matt has a daytime job in the IT industry. II strongly encourage those who are on Facebook right now to at least give Social Fixer a try.
There is a great support group for this extension on Facebook itself manned by several very dedicated people who answer questions and who are very helpful.
It would be very difficult for me to use Facebook as much as I do without this great tool. It is spyware free and Matt is the only person who is directly involved in keeping this extension updated and running well. So before you condemn Facebook as being just some silly thing, it is really worth spending some time learning how it can also benefit you in many ways once you set it up properly. I see no ads there. My page is free of whatever it is that I do not want there. Social Fixer allows me to configure it that way and Adblock Edge allows me to not see ads anywhere as I surf the net.