January 29th, 2011

A third of the population?

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

I was having a trawl through Facebook the other day. As my kids seem to spend their live son it I thought I better make sure their security settings were up to scratch. As it turned out my one of their accounts was fine, but the other one was at the default settings, so we ticked a few boxes to make sure that only people on their contact list could see any of their stuff.

I then had a quick scout around some of the folk at work. It seems almost everyone has a Facebook account & for police officers & people that work in the police control room arena who know exactly the kind of problems Facebook offers us up on a daily basis, I was surprised how many had their stuff open for any old nosey bastard to have a look.

I found a couple of people whose Facebook entries seemed to consist only how pissed they were the night before or how much they were looking forward to getting pissed the night following. Others just appear to a constant stream of comments about their ex-partners & deep, meaning philosophical quotes about ‘moving on’.

It was all very interesting, for about five minutes.

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  1. simon says:

    Never been on the site and never will. I doubt that any information you put on there is safe.

    January 30th, 2011 at 09:05

  2. Paul says:

    You found facebook interesting for five minutes ?

    January 30th, 2011 at 09:07

  3. Fee says:

    I’ve still never been on it! My eldest is old enough to not need monitering and my youngest is too little to sign up. Just recently a youngster at my work lost his job, partly over threats made on faceache. Idiot.

    January 30th, 2011 at 11:29

  4. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I don`t do Facebook, or any social networking sites. I was tempted when I heard Screwfix give away £100 of vouchers (each) to 10 lucky ‘friends of Screwfix’ every month. The whole social networking thing passed me by, like MP3 players did, and iPhones, and eBooks.

    Watching T.V. is a bad enough time-waster, let alone spending hours online exchanging banal trivialities with a bunch of strangers.

    If you want to get something out of Facebook without using it yourself try this instead: http://failbook.failblog.org/

    January 30th, 2011 at 11:40

  5. Tony Durham says:

    I was on facebook for several months after retiring from the job but hardly used it.Like you said a load of asinine comments about getting drunk,planning to get drunk and various people announcing that they “liked” a particular comment.

    Hmmmmm………….Delete and no more facebook !

    January 30th, 2011 at 15:49

  6. Stonehead says:

    I find FB useful for maintaining contact with my far flung family and sharing info with a small number of trusted family history researchers. I ignore the regular friend requests from ex-work colleagues, ex-school acquaintances and, worst of all, weird women who seem to have had a crush on me 20-plus years ago. If I wasn’t interested (or didn’t notice them!) then, I’m certainly not interested now.

    January 30th, 2011 at 18:12

  7. jaded says:

    Watch Jeremy Kyle,every row is over facebook.Enough said.

    January 31st, 2011 at 11:55

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