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10th Jun '18 1:38:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* WeDontSuckAnymore: In 2018, they began airing ads saying that they know that what was great about them has been messed up by spam and fake news and so-forth, but they're cleaning all that up, so don't worry.
14th May '18 8:06:06 PM fragglelover
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Definitely. In its very earliest form, the website was restricted to a tiny handful of universities, and explicitly designed as a tool for socializing on university campuses. It also didn't have status updates for the first five years of its existence, and didn't add a "Like" button until the year after that; by now, both features have largely taken over the website, even though the the website started to gain popularity many years before either of them were introduced.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Definitely. In its very earliest form, the website was restricted to a tiny handful of universities, and explicitly designed as a tool for socializing on university campuses. It also didn't have status updates for the first five years of its existence, and didn't add a "Like" button until the year after that; by now, both features have largely taken over the website, even though the the website started to gain popularity many years before either of them were introduced.
1st May '18 8:15:11 PM Joyeat
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* SocializationBonus: Many Facebook games are ''downright impossible'' to play alone, because the game refuses to give you items which are required for certain quests. Instead, you must beg for them from your friends, which requires either alienating your real-life friends with endless "Send me TwentyBearAsses!" requests or making "friends" with perfect strangers who happen to already play the game (and hope that they do not quit playing or run amok on your wall).
24th Mar '18 8:49:27 AM DesertDragon
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* SeriousBusiness: Aside from the flame wars people start by commenting on more sensitive topics, friending/defriending, personal posts, comments and notes are taken ''very'' seriously, to the point where defriending someone is considered equivalent to spitting in his face. People expect to get sympathy for every problem with their lives there, so simple relationship breakups and accidentally burning a pizza become equivalent to Armageddon. Some users go so far as to report harassment if one decides to decline participation in an event, and will flat-out block you for simply not going to the said event.

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Aside from the flame wars people start by commenting on more sensitive topics, friending/defriending, personal posts, comments and notes are taken ''very'' seriously, to the point where defriending someone is considered equivalent to spitting in his face. People expect to get sympathy for every problem with their lives there, so simple relationship breakups and accidentally burning a pizza become equivalent to Armageddon. Some users go so far as to report harassment if one decides to decline participation in an event, and will flat-out block you for simply not going to the said event.


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** When you Unfriend someone you know personally, it ''heavily'' implies that you no longer want to be their friend in real life either.
13th Mar '18 4:23:20 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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Facebook's layout has gone through several major changes, each one triggering a mass epidemic of "DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER." Ironically, each new update has people rushing to defend the old layout, deciding it was not so bad after all despite laying into that one prior. In addition to this, the media and some more tech-savvy members of the public have found a place to whip Facebook where it hurts the most: privacy. Over time, Facebook has implemented different levels of privacy for its user profiles (while urging people to use caution before posting any compromising photos or rants).

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Facebook's layout has gone through several major changes, each one triggering a mass epidemic of "DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER." complaining. Ironically, each new update has people rushing to defend the old layout, deciding it was not so bad after all despite laying into that one prior. In addition to this, the media and some more tech-savvy members of the public have found a place to whip Facebook where it hurts the most: privacy. Over time, Facebook has implemented different levels of privacy for its user profiles (while urging people to use caution before posting any compromising photos or rants).
3rd Feb '18 11:01:12 AM nombretomado
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Originally, it was much more low-key than MySpace: A user needed an official school e-mail address to join. To a registered user, the interface worked somewhat similarly (a user could view everyone in his network, but would have to add friends from other networks to view their profiles). Because it came out in spring 2004, anyone who had graduated from college in 2003 or earlier was essentially forbidden from becoming a member, due to their lack of an official school account. Schools were also added piecemeal, so your friend might invite you to join, but find that your college wasn't in the site's database yet.

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Originally, it was much more low-key than MySpace: Website/MySpace: A user needed an official school e-mail address to join. To a registered user, the interface worked somewhat similarly (a user could view everyone in his network, but would have to add friends from other networks to view their profiles). Because it came out in spring 2004, anyone who had graduated from college in 2003 or earlier was essentially forbidden from becoming a member, due to their lack of an official school account. Schools were also added piecemeal, so your friend might invite you to join, but find that your college wasn't in the site's database yet.
30th Jan '18 4:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* MisplacedNationalism: Plenty of rather nasty nationalist groups can be found on the site. Luckily, reporting them can yield results if the people in charge pay attention.
** Even the more benevolent groups dedicated to a country will usually have a problem at some point with their walls being trolled by people of other nationalities who don't like them.
18th Jan '18 5:12:11 AM DesertDragon
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* UnusualEuphemism: Any time a profile says "Self Employed," there's a very good chance it really means '''un'''employed, especially when their supposed actual business isn't mentioned anywhere.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Any time a profile says "Self Employed," there's a very good chance it really means '''un'''employed, especially when their supposed actual business isn't mentioned anywhere. Also, "School of Hard Knocks" under Education usually means "dropout".
6th Jan '18 5:28:28 PM jake38
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** Facebook's [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/29/campaigners_get_facebook_response/ announcement]] of a new policy has stuck some users as this. The new rules would ban anything that "promotes violence" against women. While this sounds like a good idea many have criticized the rather vague and loose wording as well as the fact that is does not offer the same protections for men. The fact that it bases its judgments and training solely on feminist claims and ([[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} misunderstood]]) beliefs has also drawn [[http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/facebook-hates-women/ some attention.]]

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** Facebook's [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/29/campaigners_get_facebook_response/ announcement]] of a new policy has stuck some users as this. The new rules would ban anything that "promotes violence" against women. While this sounds like a good idea many have criticized the rather vague and loose wording as well as the fact that is does not offer the same protections for men. The fact that it bases its judgments and training solely on feminist claims and ([[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} misunderstood]]) beliefs has also drawn [[http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/facebook-hates-women/ some attention.]]
26th Dec '17 4:35:14 PM nombretomado
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Facebook is home to a variety of third-party applications, including some rather addictive games like ''VideoGame/MafiaWars'' and ''FarmVille''. In fact, [[JustHereForGodzilla some people have Facebook accounts for the sole purpose of playing games]].

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Facebook is home to a variety of third-party applications, including some rather addictive games like ''VideoGame/MafiaWars'' and ''FarmVille''.''VideoGame/FarmVille''. In fact, [[JustHereForGodzilla some people have Facebook accounts for the sole purpose of playing games]].
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