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Poll: Are you on Facebook?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you on Facebook?".

This poll was originally submitted by Isa Anzaldo. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:14
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No Apr 17

I don't use Facebook at all.

Natalia Pedrosa
Michael Harris
ipv
Philip Lees
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:14
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
No Apr 17

Mainly because I value my privacy and want to protect my personal data as well as that of my friends.

Michael Harris
Teresa Borges
ipv
Katalin Szilárd
Michele Fauble
Philip Lees
JPAlex
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
No Apr 17

Once I tried it (and several others), but didn't like the interface, the structure, many annoying and distracting things, let alone random data leaks and 'secret' experiments. After some two weeks I successfully forgot the password and banned FB notifications as spam.

Not even considering such fairytales where a hacker who should be in prison suddenly becomes a "one-man success" idol.


 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:14
Member (2012)
French to English
Yes Apr 17

I don't really like Facebook, but I recently re-joined to see what the ProZ Facebook group is like.

Elena Mordenti
 

Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:14
Member (2008)
English to Italian
+ ...
Wait a minute... Apr 17

... wasn't there a forum thread called 'ProZ on Facebook' (12-15 April)?
Yes, there was,
https://www.proz.com/forum/translator_resources/334072-prozcom_on_facebook.html
Call it coincidence...


writeaway
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:14
Spanish to English
+ ...
Yes Apr 17

Mainly to keep up with what friends and family are doing. I also play a scrabble-type word game and a quiz on the FB platform.

BTW, since yesterday, I keep getting a "Posting not yet approved" message on proz. I wonder why...

[Edited at 2019-04-17 10:35 GMT]

At least I don't get them on FB.

[Edited at 2019-04-17 10:36 GMT]


 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:14
Member (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
Yes, Apr 17

only for personal use, BUT not all the time

Kay Denney
Liena Vijupe
Chris S
Kitty Brussaard
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:14
Member (2018)
French to English
hmm Apr 17

Like Yetta, for personal use, but not all the time. Why is there not that option?
I mean, we're all professionals here, none of us could possibly be using FB all the time!


Muriel Vasconcellos
 

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
+ ...
No and never will be Apr 17

I avoid social media like the plague. Facebook would appear to be the worst of all.

Michael Harris
Teresa Borges
Thayenga
ipv
Natalia Pedrosa
Barbara Carrara
Philip Lees
 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:14
Member (2003)
Danish to English
+ ...
I vowed I never would... Apr 17

But I had to start a profile to see what a client was doing, or else I had difficulty with a job...
My profile was very empty and very dormant for several years after that, but I joined a group of colleagues, and some of my family and friends are on FB... So I check it out and even contribute now and then!


 

Jan Truper  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:14
English to German
+ ...
Yes Apr 17

Mainly personally, but also professionally (in 2011 and 2012, translating social network games accounted for a substantial chunk of my income).

Elena Mordenti
 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:14
Spanish to English
+ ...
Deactivated My Facebook Account A While Ago Apr 17

Never liked it all that much after I signed up for an account. I only posted very short responses four times over the years, and reading what started to pop up in the news re: Facebook, starting a few years ago, I decided to deactivate my account permanently.

I used to like to post on LinkedIn much more, on the translator groups' webpages, but those seem to have fallen by the wayside.


[Edited at 2019-04-17 17:45 GMT]


 

Bruno Veilleux
Canada
Local time: 09:14
English to French
We free users cannot be trusted ;) Apr 17

neilmac wrote:
BTW, since yesterday, I keep getting a "Posting not yet approved" message on proz. I wonder why...

[Edited at 2019-04-17 10:35 GMT]

You don't appear to have an active ProZ membership.


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:14
Member
English to French
Yes Apr 17

an anonymised account among 2 billions other accounts.
I've never understood what the public can or can't see, so I've never published any opinion on anything, just in case servers and datacenters fall in the wrong hands after WWIII.

Philippe


 
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