[islandlabs] Fw: FB survey

Brent Rose brent.rose at optonline.net
Fri Jan 15 15:53:43 EST 2021


I never joined any of the social media platforms since the CB radio craze of the’70’s. I found that platform full of opinionated individuals who only wanted others to agree with their POV and if you didn’t you were talked over until you left. The only thing that is different is the platform medium. 

Just my 2 cents. 

Brent

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> On Jan 15, 2021, at 12:03 PM, Yow-Ning Chang <yowning at yahoo.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:
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>  FB has caused me some anxieties due to certain friends’ strong political views and when it used to provide a lot of opinionated news feeds, but I’m still using it as a social platform to look at my friends’ (non-political) posts, as well as Messaging people when the matter is not urgent. 
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> I used it to find tenants, as well as bought a used bicycle on the Market Place. 
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> For me it’s a tool.  I would like for FB to be nothing more than just a platform but unfortunately that’s not the way it is, perhaps partially due to the money-making aspect?  I would limit the size of commercial companies so they do not dominate over everything and everyone’s life. 
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> Other Apps like WeChat (still running) and LINE are for closed circle, just as useful, and less problematic. 
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> Yow-Ning
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> On Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:38 AM, R.J. Petrillo <rjpetrillo at gmail.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:
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> Left all social media years ago - haven't looked back and have been delightfully happier ever since (though not blissfully ignorant by any means). Social media is a pox, and it is known.
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> https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2018/11/16/new-research-shows-just-how-bad-social-media-can-be-for-mental-health/?sh=13f8eb507af4
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> FB, Twitter, Google, et al are dangerous - frankly should lose Section 230 protections and need to be held accountable per the town square rules in my humble opinion. They're recent actions should frighten all Americans, left/right/center/up/down/black/white/purple whatever.
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> Additionally - regardless of how you feel about recent events, I give a simple yet familiar poem that many seem to have forgotten.
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> First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
>      Because I was not a socialist.
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> Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
>      Because I was not a trade unionist.
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> Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
>      Because I was not a Jew.
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> Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
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> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 11:33 AM gabe--- <gabe at bigapplehobbies.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:
> Happy New Year! and Best Wishes to everybody!
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> I’m curious to know if the recent events have caused any members to re-evaluate their relationship with with Facebook, and, if yes, how?
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> (I had made my views on FB known a long time back and so no need to rehash again.)
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> Please reply either to me alone or to the group as a whole, whichever you prefer.
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> Cheers,
> Gabe
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