What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

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What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Please explain.
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:21 pm

pinhedz wrote:I think Facebook is where most people write stuff like this.

Well, quite. So, what's the point?
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:22 pm

pinhedz wrote:Twitter seems to be a way for celebrities to share their thoughts with their fans (but ATU is also on twitter).

Got up. Had breakfast. Read newspaper. Dear me, wot a state the world's in, eh?

WTF??
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:29 pm

Twitter is the place where you compulsively lurk what a girl you liked writes about social media things that you don't understand after she told you to get lost and you wonder why the fuck you do that...
One day you find your decency and stop
Hey but you learnt a bit of Italian

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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:18 pm

Facebook's nudity and violence guidelines are laid bare

Nipples are rude but crushed limbs are OK – a document leak has revealed the social network's attitudes to sex and violence

Charles Arthur

guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 21 February 2012 21.36 GMT


Facebook's censorship guidelines, dictating what kinds of sex and violence can be depicted in photographs, have been leaked.

Facebook bans images of breastfeeding if nipples are exposed – but allows "graphic images" of animals if shown "in the context of food processing or hunting as it occurs in nature". Equally, pictures of bodily fluids – except semen – are allowed as long as no human is included in the picture; but "deep flesh wounds" and "crushed heads, limbs" are OK ("as long as no insides are showing"), as are images of people using marijuana but not those of "drunk or unconscious" people.

The strange world of Facebook's image and post approval system has been laid bare by a document leaked from the outsourcing company oDesk to the Gawker website, which indicates that the sometimes arbitrary nature of picture and post approval actually has a meticulous – if faintly gore-friendly and nipple-unfriendly – approach.

For the giant social network, which has 800 million users worldwide and recently set out plans for a stock market flotation which could value it at up to $100bn (£63bn), it is a glimpse of its inner workings – and odd prejudices about sex – that emphasise its American origins.

Facebook has previously faced an outcry from breastfeeding mothers over its treatment of images showing them with their babies. The issue has rumbled on, and now seems to have been embedded in its "Abuse Standards Violations", which states that banned items include "breastfeeding photos showing other nudity, or nipple clearly exposed". It also bans "naked private parts" including "female nipple bulges and naked butt cracks" - though "male nipples are OK".

The guidelines, which have been set out in full, depict a world where sex is banned but gore is acceptable. Obvious sexual activity, even if "naked parts" are hidden, people "using the bathroom", and "sexual fetishes in any form" are all also banned. The company also bans slurs or racial comments "of any kind" and "support for organisations and people primarily known for violence". Also banned is anyone who shows "approval, delight, involvement etc in animal or human torture".

The 13-page manual, which is continually updated, is the bible for workers for oDesk who are deployed to police the posts and images that are sent to them any time somebody on the huge network clicks on a "Report" button. An early version was released last Thursday by a disgruntled employee of Odesk, Amine Derkaoui, a 21-year-old Moroccan who told Gawker that he was paid $1 per hour to trawl through the reports and determine whether they should be removed from the site or not.

"It's humiliating. They are just exploiting the third world," he told Gawker.

The site pointed out that Facebook's banning of some content - often with sexual overtones - has drawn the ire of users. Besides protests from "lactivists" over breastfeeding photos, it has had to contend with anger from art lovers over the removal of a nude drawing (the new guidelines say explicitly "Art nudity OK" - though "digital/cartoon nudity" is not) and in April 2011 censored a picture of a gay kiss.

A Facebook spokesperson said: "In an effort to quickly and efficiently process the millions of reports we receive every day, we have found it helpful to contract third parties to provide precursory classification of a small proportion of reported content. These contractors are subject to rigorous quality controls and we have implemented several layers of safeguards to protect the data of those using our service. Additionally, no user information beyond the content in question and the source of the report is shared. We have, and will continue, to escalate the most serious reports internally, and all decisions made by contractors are subject to extensive audits.

"We are constantly improving our processes and review our contractors on an ongoing basis. This document provides a snapshot in time of our standards with regards to one of those contractors, for the most up to date information please visit our Community Standards page ."
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  tatiana on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:28 pm

on facebook, it is about meeting new people. and making lots of communication with people you would never even dream of meeting if you were still sitting in your back yard.


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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  senorita on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:59 am

What's the frequency Kenneth?


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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  tatiana on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:07 pm

i have recently met, made contact with, and i am now facebook friends with .... people i knew from when i was a teenager.
i am on one side of the world, they are on another.
it is good fun.
I love you


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Post  tatiana on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:08 pm

no idea about Twitter, i have never used it
Alice Cooper does though,
and so does Slash .... I love you
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  senorita on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:12 pm

What's the frequency Kenneth?


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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  Doc Watson on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:13 am

I use face book everry so often .
Unless I can get 5000 followers I will not bother with twitter!
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:28 am

I have succumbed to the lure of Facebook. Soon we shall all be assimilated. alien
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Post  Doc Watson on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:28 am

I doubt I will ever yield to twitter.
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  eddie on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:55 am

Joined Twitter at last @edoregan , solely in the interests of book promotion, and I am now officially assimilated into the Matrix. But Twitter is exhausting and time-consuming, I find, and I think I'll be ditching it soon. Not even Oscar Wilde could come up with THAT many 140-character aphorisms every sodding day.
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Post  Doc Watson on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:59 am

Unless I could find 5000 followers I would not bother with twitter
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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  glue moon on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:02 pm

why don't they just relax and have a cup of café con leche?





This must be the original...or one of them:



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Post  u on Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:50 am

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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  retrato hablado on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:47 pm

... twitter I do, yeah I love twitter
- What's the difference between facebook and twitter?
- I don't know, I've got no facebook.

In twitter you just have twitter friends, and you talk from time to time. I don't twitter enough probably. But I tell them what I'm doing, and ask them what they're doing... it's a feeling that there's many together
- And you like group communion...
- I do in a way because I think, you know they say there's a collective consciousness, and every single thing that people think and feel and do feeds into this collective consciousness



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Post  retrato hablado on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:30 pm

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Post  retrato hablado on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:11 pm

^ "they sent you here? What are you, a letter?"

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Re: What's the point of Facebook and Twitter?

Post  yoder on Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:50 pm

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:13 pm

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