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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Good. Facebook sucks. I'm not on it, nor have I ever been.
    I don't mean to pick on you, but I gotta kinda laugh at how many people are absolutely sure of things about which they have no firsthand knowledge.

    Facebook does suck, and as a frequent user I can corroborate. However, it's basically the only game in town for shut-ins and agoraphobes who want to have any social contact at all outside of their own houses.
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    Facebook is primarily a work tool for me...a way to humanize myself for my online students. I also have friends and family mixed in as well. It is becoming the social media choice for older folks as many more social media sites have opened up such as Snap Chat, Instagram and Twitter. My Space is pretty much gone...but I think Facebook is a better organized company. If Facebook continues to have more murders and rapes live streamed on them, it may change their perception. I never see political garbage on my feedback nor does anyone really discuss politics.

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    I actually don't know why anybody would be on Facebook. Set up a business profile and leave it at that. Nothing personal should be put on the internet nor should you allow your friends to post anything personal about you on their Face book. You don't keep your curtains open in your home at night why would you let the world into your private life?
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    I'm on FB, but I rarely post anything. I use it primarily to keep up with people I hardly ever see. The political junk is so thick, though, that I just don't like getting involved in most of it there.
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    Okay, it's always dangerous to take a headline with a single data point and then spin a narrative from it that's convenient to your own point of view. The OP says that this information suggests people are uninterested in Trump bashing on social media. Okay....but that's not what this article says--not close.

    Two things: The number of people who see story headlines with a link from the Chicago Tribune is up.

    The number of people clicking through to actually look at the story (and thus see Tribune advertising) is down.

    This means 1) Facebook gets plenty of users--2) they don't click through to news stories and commentary in the MSM as much as they did.

    Does this mean people are "tired of Trump bashing on Facebook?" That would only make sense if the Chicago Tribune were a major source of "Trump bashing on Facebook." I think people get plenty of opportunity for Trump-bashing on Facebook all by themselves, using sources other than the Trib. And I don't think the Trib is primarily an instrument for Trump bashing.

    Thus, OP logic is questionable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I'm on FB, but I rarely post anything. I use it primarily to keep up with people I hardly ever see. The political junk is so thick, though, that I just don't like getting involved in most of it there.
    The only thing I post is pictures of the dogs and recipes or medical related articles that my network might be interested in. You can block the political junk and the other weird media sites. There is one where they post stories and pictures of abused animals all the time. I got sick of seeing them and blocked the site. You can control what you see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Okay, it's always dangerous to take a headline with a single data point and then spin a narrative from it that's convenient to your own point of view. The OP says that this information suggests people are uninterested in Trump bashing on social media. Okay....but that's not what this article says--not close.

    Two things: The number of people who see story headlines with a link from the Chicago Tribune is up.

    The number of people clicking through to actually look at the story (and thus see Tribune advertising) is down.

    This means 1) Facebook gets plenty of users--2) they don't click through to news stories and commentary in the MSM as much as they did.

    Does this mean people are "tired of Trump bashing on Facebook?" That would only make sense if the Chicago Tribune were a major source of "Trump bashing on Facebook." I think people get plenty of opportunity for Trump-bashing on Facebook all by themselves, using sources other than the Trib. And I don't think the Trib is primarily an instrument for Trump bashing.

    Thus, OP logic is questionable.
    She was stupidly using it to shit on libs again. When that's your motives facts don't mean shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engine-Ear View Post
    Why, seemed like a sure thing at the time and it has worked out nicely. I did the same thing when Ford turned down the bail-out and they were trading for around $2, they are trading for around $11 today and they pay dividends!
    Want to be my financial planner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Facebook is doing fine - membership is up 17% over last year - which is huge, given the age of Facebook. The problem isn't Facebook; it's that publishers are having a harder time reaching them.

    Perhaps it means that more users are realizing that a social media network isn't the best place for news.
    Just so you know; let's say you sign up, and you say that Joe blow whose never seen a computer is your friend... that is a new member as far as Facebook is concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Want to be my financial planner?
    LOL! I got some others that don't do so well, Ford and FB were kinda no-brainers. I actually thought FB would rise quick then tank, but I'm glad I held onto it.
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