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    Facebook...what is the lure of it? Why does it have so many people addicted?
    Why is my wife giving me hell over it?
    The other night, wifey sets me up a Facebook account against my repeated no,no,no's. Wasn't soon afterward, that there was a list of about 100 people wanting to be "friends". Wifey went thru the entire list as I ruled each one out (including her). She turns to me and says "you're just being anti-social", which I have been for the last 30+years, and proceeds to accept people as friends on my behalf. Next thing I know my e address is flooded with all these invites and crap. I tell her that if I want friends I would rather make friends face to face not over the internet, I can make "contacts" over the internet. People I went to school with, maybe two that I would call friends and I saw one of them in the grocery store the other day. I have been tagged as "not a people person" yet when the job dictates, I am one helluva people person. Wifey says "it will let people know what you are up to". Excuse me, if I want people knowing what I am up to, I will take an ad out in the newspaper. "It will help you keep abreast of your employees" she says. I know more about my employees just by listening to the public and other LEO's than what they are posting on their Facebook account. She says "I will be able to keep in contact with you". Text me, you know how to, that's why I carry this Department issued cell phone (hate these things too, but that's another rant).

    Nope, 10 minutes after she got off of the computer I was able to deactivate that Facebook nonsense, delete all those e-mails and my life resumed as normal.....or so I thought. Later, in bed, wifey turns over and says "you will sign back up, I promise you". So, for some reason she thinks she holds a trump card. We'll see, we'll see........



    Internet social networking sites were not designed for me, unless someone can actually give me a good reason to sign up.

  • #2
    Just change the password, unless that will cause too many problems between you and your woman.

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    • #3
      LAChief most people do not know this but the word deactivate means you just don't use fb anymore. However, it keeps all your information and page and if you sign back in you will notice it is still there. Delete your account is something entirely different, you will want to go here to do it, which takes about 14 days to complete...guess they can't imagine people want to leave that site.

      Also facebook scares me because it stores a lot of information as well as puts it on the internet and doesn't protect you. I deleted mine a couple months ago thinking it would be one less thing to worry about applying down the road to any law enforcement agency. Let me tell you something I deleted my account removed all friends, a couple of weeks ago I start another account (with a different email) to check something out, low and behold in the people you may know box are all the friends from my old friends list so the site must save information on you.

      Just a tidbit of information for you!
      "Inside me is something that is too stupid to quit. I don't know where it comes from or why it is, but it is there and always has been."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JingleHeimrJify View Post
        LAChief most people do not know this but the word deactivate means you just don't use fb anymore. However, it keeps all your information and page and if you sign back in you will notice it is still there. Delete your account is something entirely different...
        Just a tidbit of information for you!
        Son of a bitc........did not know that. Thanks, will delete account tomorrow.

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        • #5
          My wife did the very same thing Chief and I played along for about two weeks, then as Jify says I contacted the administrator and had my account deleted.

          I don't really know what the lure is with that BS but I do know it's not for me. Many of my friends are on FB and I got all kinds of email asking why I got off there and I told them that for me it's just a big f'ing waste of time, not just mine but (IMHO) every lifeless body that's on there, I hate it and want nothing to do with it.

          I talked to my oldest daughter, which she uses it, she's a teenager, that's whom it's for right! She said that for her it helps to communicate to her friends without having to blather on the phone. But for me I don't like either, phone or the web, and I don't like technology and I don't like most people, I AM ANTI-SOCIAL...............LEAVE ME ALONE LOOSERS!!!

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          • #6
            I had one. It interested me for about a week. I deleted it way back. I tried and tried but could NOT understand the lure of it. And all those freaking games and quizzes and mess? Oy. Never got the point.
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            I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.

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            • #7
              Oh here is the site to do it from:
              http://www.facebook.com/help/contact...delete_account
              If you don't trust me there is a group which gives you the site and tells you how to do it, facebook is generally not a good thing to have for anyone who is in law enforcement or looking to get into law enforcement. Heck a lot of the members on this forum have there AIM, Skype, etc. listed in their profiles. My favorite is AIM. Many people have their AIM name listed in the profile on here, some (not all) also have their AIM account listed on there facebook. So you can add them to your AIM without knowing who they are and can import their friends list to facebook with your AIM name thus allowing me to find your name, see what you look like, and lastly look at your profile page if the person is dumb enough (or doesn't have the technological know how). Not that I've ever done this, it is probably like I am preaching to the choir here because everyone here already knows this...
              "Inside me is something that is too stupid to quit. I don't know where it comes from or why it is, but it is there and always has been."

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              • #8
                And here I thought that I was alone in the world!!!
                Glad to see other people feel the same that I do about FB.
                I will be pointing this thread out to wifey (been trying to get her to sign up to O.com for about two weeks, but, nooooooooooo!)

                Damn hypocrite!

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                • #9
                  I'm with you:
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                  Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
                  And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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                  • #10
                    Don't do facebook, myspace, texting etc. I'm stuck here isn't that bad enough????
                    This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LAChief View Post
                      And here I thought that I was alone in the world!!!
                      Glad to see other people feel the same that I do about FB.
                      I will be pointing this thread out to wifey (been trying to get her to sign up to O.com for about two weeks, but, nooooooooooo!)

                      Damn hypocrite!
                      Also this is something which help put a perspective on things...
                      http://forums.officer.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=109844

                      ShadowWarrior has put a lot of work into those types of informative and it shows. Just look down to about #8 and give it a look or try googling cops who got fired because of their facebook/myspace. Might not want to put picture of yourself in uniform or what you do for a living on social networking sites...not everyone is looking to be your friend. Beware!
                      "Inside me is something that is too stupid to quit. I don't know where it comes from or why it is, but it is there and always has been."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JingleHeimrJify View Post
                        Oh here is the site to do it from:
                        http://www.facebook.com/help/contact...delete_account
                        If you don't trust me there is a group which gives you the site and tells you how to do it, facebook is generally not a good thing to have for anyone who is in law enforcement or looking to get into law enforcement. Heck a lot of the members on this forum have there AIM, Skype, etc. listed in their profiles. My favorite is AIM. Many people have their AIM name listed in the profile on here, some (not all) also have their AIM account listed on there facebook. So you can add them to your AIM without knowing who they are and can import their friends list to facebook with your AIM name thus allowing me to find your name, see what you look like, and lastly look at your profile page if the person is dumb enough (or doesn't have the technological know how). Not that I've ever done this, it is probably like I am preaching to the choir here because everyone here already knows this...
                        Yeah, not only is it not good for LE it's not good for anyone employed or looking for work or just trying to keep "off the radar" your information can and will be used against you.
                        Most of the posters there want an do use their real names, how else would it work right! And unlike here where there is a touch of the obscure, and by doing so, using their names, they will not be able to hide from anyone.....GOOGLE a name.

                        If you don't have your account deleted and it's just suspended your name and all that you've said and done, pictures too, is available to anyone searching, "F" that!!

                        I also think that there is purpose behind the 14 day wait period as well, as if to leave you in plain sight if all of a sudden you decide you need or want to be "anti-social"
                        Last edited by StainlessSteve; 11-03-2009, 03:28 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JingleHeimrJify View Post
                          Also this is something which help put a perspective on things...
                          http://forums.officer.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=109844

                          ShadowWarrior has put a lot of work into those types of informative and it shows. Just look down to about #8 and give it a look or try googling cops who got fired because of their facebook/myspace. Might not want to put picture of yourself in uniform or what you do for a living on social networking sites...not everyone is looking to be your friend. Beware!
                          Good information, thanks for posting and thanks to ShadowWarrior for all that work to get this stuff out so that people can see exactaly what can and does happen to people that put too much inforamtion of the web...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StainlessSteve View Post
                            If you don't have your account deleted and it's just suspended your name and all that you've said and done, pictures too, is available to anyone searching, "F" that!!
                            That has me thinking, I never did really go and see what all she put on the site. I know she has better sense than post my picture. Pitiful, now I'm going to have to go and see what all she posted and start the "delete" process.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StainlessSteve View Post
                              Yeah, not only is it not good for LE it's not good for anyone employed or looking for work or just trying to keep "off the radar" your information can and will be used against you.
                              I don't think it is too much of a problem with the older generations by my generation...I don't think many of them look that far into the future. So that I am conscious of what I want to do I tend not to do stupid ****, if I do I sure as hell am not going to post pictures of it on facebook! The general idea of it is stupid, especially with college girls. When they get somewhere they particularly like to take hundreds of pictures of everything and chronicle the entire night. So they can post them on facebook and tag their friends so everyone, their mother, and chester the molester can see how trashed they were/how much fun they had. Right now facebook is being not being used to its full potential. Law enforcement and businesses do look at them sometimes for employment but in the future it might become big i.e. where LE is able to look at your account and information without being your friend as well as all the information on there being saved or backed up so it can be read in the future. I mean be aware you facebook account is free right so is your AIM account which they have removed the ability to delete that account because of the fact that it is a free service. Pretty soon employers will be able to get all the general picture of who you are through your facebook. "No need for that interview Joe, and by the way. How was that party last weekend? Those were some crazy pictures!"

                              Scary huh?
                              Last edited by JingleHeimrJify; 11-03-2009, 03:46 PM.
                              "Inside me is something that is too stupid to quit. I don't know where it comes from or why it is, but it is there and always has been."

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