Comments on: Facebook is starting to lose its touch http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: markcraig http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-391024 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:08:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-391024 Okay, I agree and your point is well-argued. The only problem is that the people cited here tend to be tech-elites and not your average users. I wish the trend was true but I’m just not so sure it is. The average user absolutely rebels against efforts to “herd” them in a predetermined direction (as Netflix found out, painfully) but that’s not always the case. It’s more a case of ease of use – if FB makes sharing more complicated, people will leave in droves. If it’s easy, they’ll stay despite the insane consequences that result. The jury is still out on this one, though you are right in suggesting this could be – could be – a turning point.

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By: rosiebabe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-391006 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-391006 I do have a Facebook account and played a game on there by playdom. In October the game was playing up and it accidentally took £33.00 from my paypal account and despite many many efforts to get it back I have failed. Playdom says its Facebooks problem and Facebook will not answer my emails. I have even emailed Mark himself but to no avail. I do not know where to go next, they even took away the £33.00 worth of credits they gave me because I told them I just wanted a refund of my money.I am so angry that I even tried to close my account but it turns out that is impossible as the account just stays there whether or not you click the close button!

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By: Limey http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-391004 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:18:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-391004 Using Facebook is like having a nanny, or playground monitor,in an oversized playground organizing events and interactions that gormless but desperately needy kids are not mature enough to do on their own.
Now, if Facebook removed the over weening “nanny” part it might be more acceptable but their “nanny” is so over bearing and manipulating it too frequently makes one want to pee in one’s diapers and hurry to post the result for all the world to see on someone else’s Facebook page.Facebook attempts to organize every pathetic interaction as if people were really drooling Facebook apes swinging from specially constructed Facebook tree limbs frantically showing off their best and worse Facebook bananas in a frenzy of ego fueled Facebook “show and tell”.Facebook has become all Facebook and there is little of any real substance left over for all the millions of people trapped into using it.People have become it’s willing, and even unwilling, little Facebook slaves.If they are cut off from Facebook then they will be relegated to a social garbage heap bereft of a world wide audience of maybe three people who accidentally became their friends, and thousands of others who were only doing exchange friendship deals in order to expand the number of friends shown on their own Facebook page.

Whatever happened to real social interaction between real human beings using their own well developed social skills and normal methods of private communication ?

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By: spacemonkeymojo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-391001 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:48:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-391001 I personally dislike facebook for what it is doing to how we converse and communicate. There’s nothing natural about it, and it’s not really an effective exchange.

Case in point, here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNJqn4cqE W8

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By: yoresident http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-391000 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-391000 When I tell people that I’m not on Facebook because I value my privacy, they often ask, “Why? What do you have to hide?” My answer is “I have nothing to hide. But that is not the reason for privacy.”
Privacy is the human construct that carves out a quiet space to think in. It is not surprising, given the lack of privacy on FB, that there is also very little significant thought expressed there.
While there is nothing inherently wrong in a voluntary social network, it is not the venue for creating or expressing significant intellectual insights. One may liken FB to a shopping mall: crowded, noisy, full of animated people. Privacy is more like a library: quiet, conducive to thought and contemplation. Both the library and mall have their places in our lives, but neither should be confused with the other.

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By: balasankar http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-390998 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:39:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-390998 Why should we have a huge club housed with congested people? that is my question..

For example I’m in FB just because I can post comment and quickly access other websites, that is it. I don’t trust my data with them.

For an example I found www.onetikk.com they are offering social networking for travellers. They providing destination guides and blogs and videos and deals and what all not and I was impressed. I was not hit by anything other than travel related stuff. I have more chance of finding new people that share my passion in there rather than in fb who got people I know in real life.

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By: DJ4060 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-390997 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:35:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-390997 The commercial aspects of this pale in comparison to the real purpose of Facebook. It is a creation of the security agencies of the the US specifically designed to spy on and control the people of this country. It’s decline is in the fact that people are creating online associations with people they do not even know which messes up the plan to track real associations.

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By: itrance http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-390993 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:11:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-390993 Facebook’s problem is that they took the security out of the Users hand and into the Developers hand. When in reality the best thing about facebook was how to see others while still keeping some form of anonymity and privacy. Other users can of course do the same….This is the same reason why Google+ is failing, if Google+ can become like how facebook used to be than they will steal every facebook user period….I know I will. Facebook NEEDS TO BRING OLD PRIVACY BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE…

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By: duet http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-390992 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-390992 I signed off of Facebook. Found out I did not need it. Life is much simpler and nicer without it. Lovely to pick up the phone and actually carry on a live conversation with my children and friends or visit with them in person. Talking to a machine that is there to collect and track data under the guise of “social networking” is just not my cup of tea.

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By: Radek.kow1 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/11/22/facebook-is-starting-to-lose-its-touch/#comment-390991 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:50:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=31738#comment-390991 I quit facebook and have no regrets. Recommend it to other readers too – it saves a lot of time

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