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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusSulla View Post
    Fuck Failbook! I should get off there really but there are still some friends on there who haven’t become insufferable.
    Give them your email address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VNV View Post
    I deleted mine, but still get texts offering friendship. I donít want more friends.
    You might want to review any cookies from them in your browsers too. They also build a profile of you on any other companies sites that embed Facebook pixel in their code, a bit like Google analytics.

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    Two words: Digital Minimalism.
    Proud to say I never had Facebook and never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sib View Post
    You might want to review any cookies from them in your browsers too. They also build a profile of you on any other companies sites that embed Facebook pixel in their code, a bit like Google analytics.
    This might seem random and unrelated, but i need to share: they can hear you speaking.

    I just recently made an instagram account and Iíve noticed repeatedly that i get adds from shit Iíve only spoken about and not used a search engine for. Itís got to be from my iphone mic; however, certain chat apps might be involved as well.

    Last night I was using a program called discord to talk with an old friend. He talked about some dick pill he just popped because a lady friend was coming over. He also mentioned that he was starting to go bald.

    Today Iím scrolling through Instagram and the first two ads are for the very same dick pill and hair loss pills. Iíve never done a search on any of this shit.

    Has anyone else noticed something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdcoast_slope View Post
    I deleted my personal accounts for social media. Literally there is no good that comes from it. Not to get to much into the woods, but good studies have shown social media serves actually no benefit to the user. The adverse consequences to USING social media are well documented.

    New Studies Show Just How Bad Social Media Is For Mental Health
    Hah, yeah, Facebook is a narcissist's dream

    Back in the old days we had Usenet for community discussion, where the quality was very generally good. Once it became accessible to more people, it of course turned to shit, which required human moderators, and then it died off. Most of the decent folks moved to mailing lists which are still viable. There a few newsgroups still active with old timers.

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    I've been off all social media for a couple of months, youtube being an exception. I've definitely noticed a general improvement in my quality of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soule View Post
    This might seem random and unrelated, but i need to share: they can hear you speaking.

    I just recently made an instagram account and I’ve noticed repeatedly that i get adds from shit I’ve only spoken about and not used a search engine for. It’s got to be from my iphone mic; however, certain chat apps might be involved as well.

    Last night I was using a program called discord to talk with an old friend. He talked about some dick pill he just popped because a lady friend was coming over. He also mentioned that he was starting to go bald.

    Today I’m scrolling through Instagram and the first two ads are for the very same dick pill and hair loss pills. I’ve never done a search on any of this shit.

    Has anyone else noticed something like this?
    I've heard about this from Android phone users, but not iPhoners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soule View Post
    This might seem random and unrelated, but i need to share: they can hear you speaking.

    I just recently made an instagram account and I’ve noticed repeatedly that i get adds from shit I’ve only spoken about and not used a search engine for. It’s got to be from my iphone mic; however, certain chat apps might be involved as well.

    Last night I was using a program called discord to talk with an old friend. He talked about some dick pill he just popped because a lady friend was coming over. He also mentioned that he was starting to go bald.

    Today I’m scrolling through Instagram and the first two ads are for the very same dick pill and hair loss pills. I’ve never done a search on any of this shit.

    Has anyone else noticed something like this?
    If you have their cookie in your browser it tracks you. If you go on websites that use Facebook pixel they track you. Particularly worrying as this includes people who do not even have an account. Not sure if siri or android listen and interact with this somehow but wouldn't surprise me.

    I avoid it all as I don't want to be a part of their product.

    Quote Originally Posted by zberwaldt View Post
    I've been off all social media for a couple of months, youtube being an exception. I've definitely noticed a general improvement in my quality of life.
    I got rid of Facebook six years ago. I didn't dislike the company as much then but it was just an added distraction. Anyone who matters who wants to contact you will have your email or phone number or find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I've heard about this from Android phone users, but not iPhoners.
    Maybe not in America, but it has been going on in the Balkans for a couple of years now in iOS. I actually like the thing, I got a few decent shopping suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusSulla View Post
    I hate Facebook because itís a lefty virtue signalling race to the bottom. Iím a Brit and I supported and continue to support Brexit because I want my country to be free and independent, but dare I reveal that on Failbook? No, mainly because itís full of bloody remoaners begging for another referendum to be held until the Ďcorrectí answer is arrived at. I lost count of the amount of virtue signalling vegans, remainers and socialists I had to block, while feeling that I couldnít express my views freely without being labeled a Ďracistí or a Neanderthal. Fuck Failbook! I should get off there really but there are still some friends on there who havenít become insufferable.
    I'm kind of like you, but I'm happy to argue with people.

    Only today I had some mid-20's woman saying she wants to "kick my ass" because I commented on a picture of Joe Biden and his dogs that he prefers stroking kids to dogs.

    Plus I joined the Free Speech Union which would hopefully help me out if I got cancelled.

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