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Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« on: December 06, 2015, 12:55:02 pm »
As has been suggested, a generic thread for venting about the things our yet-friends and family members post on Facebook that we bear in silence so as to not to make interactions more awkward than they already are.

My oldest sister and her husband have just shared the following. As best I can tell they did so unironically.

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‪#‎MarkZuckerburg‬
THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!
Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY and tag 5-10 of your friends. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day's posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy.
I hope someone I know gets a piece of the pie--let me know if you do!!!...because I know you all have the true Christmas spirit and would do AMAZING things! 🏻

And the usual political re-posting.





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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 12:56:46 pm »
All that fancy education didn't teach The Donald the difference between it's and its.

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 02:10:44 pm »
All that fancy education didn't teach The Donald the difference between it's and its.

America is citizens. :)
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 02:18:58 pm »
Err, we the people? :rolleyes:

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 06:38:34 am »


Toutes mes condoléances au peuple français.
Translation: All my sympathies to the French people.

From a German, no less. ;)
Context: high score for the FN in regional elections, except in Paris. Highest score ever in Île-de-France but lower than most other regions but Brittany, Le Pen's region. ;)

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 07:14:06 am »
My French friends react with more drama over this than my Swedish friends when Sverigedemokraterne won. Pictures of burning passports has been posted.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 07:56:20 am »
My French friends react with more drama over this than my Swedish friends when Sverigedemokraterne won. Pictures of burning passports has been posted.

Real ones?  :lmfao:

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 08:17:28 am »
As has been suggested, a generic thread for venting about the things our yet-friends and family members post on Facebook that we bear in silence so as to not to make interactions more awkward than they already are.


Syt, good implementation of a thread idea.  :D

We can widen it to other media like twitter? Because there's whole other worlds of stupid out there.  :)
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 08:20:11 am »
As has been suggested, a generic thread for venting about the things our yet-friends and family members post on Facebook that we bear in silence so as to not to make interactions more awkward than they already are.


Syt, good implementation of a thread idea.  :D

We can widen it to other media like twitter? Because there's whole other worlds of stupid out there.  :)

Sure. :)
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 08:35:40 am »
Can we include corporations? IBM's #hackahairdryer campaign to attract women engineers was a recent epic fail.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/07/ibm-sparks-anger-with-hackahairdryer-campaign-aimed-at-women


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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 08:45:42 am »
I think it is really to commiserate about friends and family posting stupid shit and we not being able to tell them what morons they are. You can probably feel free to just tell IBM they are morons without ruining too many relationships.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 08:47:14 am »
The smugness of my brother in law re: is anticonsumerism annoys the shit out of me.

Eventually, I am going to call him out on it.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 09:03:44 am »


“Hello, I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. By true, I mean...false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and in the end, isn't that the truth?

The answer is no.”

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 09:16:54 am »
False Equivalency. God I hate those. Weird that they have a picture of Jefferson and not Madison.

And Hillary it seems wants to introduce birthright citizenship.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 09:24:59 am »
Can we include corporations? IBM's #hackahairdryer campaign to attract women engineers was a recent epic fail.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/07/ibm-sparks-anger-with-hackahairdryer-campaign-aimed-at-women


So the challenge designed to attract women not in STEM into the field is not as difficult as the ones women already in the field are working on? 

That's outrageous!
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