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Seven Facebook myths
Thread poster: Anne Diamantidis

Liviu-Lee Roth
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@ inkweaver Feb 3, 2013

First, I am not an avid user, but thanks to FB I was able to get in touch with former colleagues from all over the world and share wonderful memories.
I do not try to defend or promote FB, but it rattles me when people who are afraid of the unknown try to explain the dangers of FB. If you are knowledgeable, your cell phone (mobil in EU) shares the same data about you without your knowledge. What are you going to do, cancel your cell phone too ?

Lee Roth (as you may notice, I
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First, I am not an avid user, but thanks to FB I was able to get in touch with former colleagues from all over the world and share wonderful memories.
I do not try to defend or promote FB, but it rattles me when people who are afraid of the unknown try to explain the dangers of FB. If you are knowledgeable, your cell phone (mobil in EU) shares the same data about you without your knowledge. What are you going to do, cancel your cell phone too ?

Lee Roth (as you may notice, I am not afraid to post my name)
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Liviu-Lee Roth
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I wonder .... Mar 5, 2016

I wonder if after three years from the initial posting, some of our colleagues have changed their opinion, either way.

I am still an avid FB user. What about you?

Best,
Lee


 

Vladimir Pochinov  Identity Verified
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Trying to permanently delete my Facebook account - a Catch-22 situation Mar 18, 2018

I have never been active in the Facebook community focusing on (primarily) ProZ and LinkedIn instead. Recently, I decided to permanently delete (or at least deactivate) my Facebook account. At that point, I couldn't log in due to the two-factor authentication procedure, as I lost access to my mobile phone number originally registered with Facebook. When I tried to contact Facebook staff asking them to delete my account for me, I found out there was no way to do that other than from inside the sy... See more
I have never been active in the Facebook community focusing on (primarily) ProZ and LinkedIn instead. Recently, I decided to permanently delete (or at least deactivate) my Facebook account. At that point, I couldn't log in due to the two-factor authentication procedure, as I lost access to my mobile phone number originally registered with Facebook. When I tried to contact Facebook staff asking them to delete my account for me, I found out there was no way to do that other than from inside the system, i.e. I had to be logged in first. I am at a loss now, looking for advice from someone who had a similar experience and managed to quit Facebook eventually.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

P.S. This Catch-22 is a good example of why I decided to quit Facebook.
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Tom in London
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Myth Mar 19, 2018

Anne Diamantidis wrote:

What other myth/habit do you see there that you would add to this list?

Cheers,
Anne


It's a myth that Facebook is actually a thing. Facebook is for people who have nothing to do.


 

Daniel Frisano  Identity Verified
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Truth hidden in plain sight Mar 19, 2018

One thing you have to admit is that it doesn't lie to you, as the name itself is a pretty accurate description: it is a book with faces on it. You use it to show your face and peruse other people's.

Personally I prefer books with actual content, but hey, that's just me.


 

MK2010  Identity Verified
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If all your clients are on Facebook... Mar 19, 2018

...it can be helpful to open up an account just to keep current on things, even if you're not active on it yourself.

 

Liviu-Lee Roth
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Most US professional associations are on FB Mar 19, 2018

Just to name a few, ATA, NAJIT, Immigration court interpreters have FB accounts and are active.

It depends whom you accept as "Friends". If you keep as friends just your professional colleagues, it is very beneficial to have an account.


 

Tom in London
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Facebook value plunges $37bn amid data concerns Mar 20, 2018

https://news.sky.com/story/information-commissioner-seeks-warrant-to-access-cambridge-analytica-servers-11297541

 

Tom in London
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#DeleteFacebook Mar 21, 2018

Anyone who has a Facebook account should either delete it completely or at least delete all the personal information about who they are, where they live, their likes/dislikes etc.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/20/facebook-cambridge-analytica-whatsapp-delete


 

Liviu-Lee Roth
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Tom, why should I delete my FB? Apr 7, 2018

Regarding the "catastrophic" plunge of FB, here is the stock value for the last 5 years! https://www.google.com/search?q=facebook%20stock%20price%20history&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS645US645&oq=facebook%20stock&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.7090j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Tom in London
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Well, maybe Apr 9, 2018




Well, maybe you have invested in FB.


 
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