NFR Communication

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#1
My brother had a heart attack today. How did I find it out. Well it is pasted all over FACEBOOK. I know that he has my phone number because I gave it to him when I got my Smart phone. Smart phone, now there is a misnamed thing. It's only as smart as the idiot that is using it. Now to find out how he is doing I have to read it on Facebook Apparently they, My Brothers wife forgot how to use a phone. I will call later and ask how he's doing and get it from the horses mouth. It's just that everybody feels that Facebook in the cats meow as far as telling everybody your sick.

This is just a rant about Facebook this is not pointed out to anything in this fucked up world.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#3
OMJ, I'm sorry to hear about your brother, too. Yeah, I agree with Buzzy. Don't let negatory events rile you up. We can't really control anything in this world except MAYBE our own states of mind or reactions to crap which pushes our buttons. . Myself, I have never registered on Facebook, but will click on links to view photos other folk have posted to their FB pages.
I just popped a Silver City Fat Scotch Ale, for the purposes of controlling my own state(s) of mind. The daytime high lingered in the low 50s out here at the Beach today. Spring has sprung.
 

ceviche

Active Member
#4
Sad to hear about your brother. Yeah, I hear you about the Facebook thing. It's kind of annoying when someone in the know turns to Facebook before phoning family.

BTW, I forced Facebook to dump me, because I wouldn't let them have my real name and personal info to verify my identity. Ha!
 

Jamie Dow

Active Member
#6
I feel your pain OMJ; my wife worked 100 hours on a baby quilt for her niece's first child and we heard about it, you guessed it, on facebook. Different world my friend.
 

Lue Taylor

Lue Taylor/dbfly
#9
I know how you feel OMJ some years back my younger brother calls two weeks before he died to let me know he was dying of lung cancer no chance for me to be there in his last days.
 

Jojo

Trout Fear Me
#10
I am sorry to hear about your brother and the way you found out too OMJ. I have never been sorry to have quit Facebook over a week ago. It’s a terrible terrible thing that has taken over people. I have often been overwhelmed at how to respond when people have shared terrible tragedies on Facebook. I can’t imagine that anyone would think that this is the avenue to take when informing family members of news like this. @Hem is right. It’s not all Facebook’s fault. It’s how folks use it.
 
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#11
If we let Facebook be the way we find things out, it will be. We've forgotten how to pick up the phone. How do I know? I've lost a friend and a relative in the past two weeks, both of whom I meant to call...and I would have, if it hadn't become so easy to bypass via Facebook, text, etc.
 

Trapper

ISO brown liquor and wild salmonoids
#13
Jim. Wow, that's got to be frustrating. My sympathies. I think there is a wall between heavy social media users and those who are not. Those of us who are not often feel isolated.

I joined Facebook. I soon realized it was a time and energy Black Hole. One day, two years ago, I saw that I spent two hours on FB and was only interested in a single post from my daughter. I quit, deleted all my stuff and set up a once a week phone call with my daughter. I don't miss all the stupid cat videos or the insane political memes. Since leaving FB one of my gullible relatives sends me the most insane crap imaginable. I have filtered his emails to delete so I never even know he's sent them. He called me because I wasn't responding. He insists that Transgenders have entered the military just to get the surgery and the cost in 2018 would pay for Trump's border wall.

I just had to research it. Of course it turned out to be pure bullshit. What I did find out is the military spent $80 million on Viagra prescriptions in 2018.

We seem to have lost our ability to reason and the drug of choice is dopamine from our social media addiction.
 

jwg

Active Member
#14
Jim. Wow, that's got to be frustrating. My sympathies. I think there is a wall between heavy social media users and those who are not. Those of us who are not often feel isolated.

I joined Facebook. I soon realized it was a time and energy Black Hole. One day, two years ago, I saw that I spent two hours on FB and was only interested in a single post from my daughter. I quit, deleted all my stuff and set up a once a week phone call with my daughter. I don't miss all the stupid cat videos or the insane political memes. Since leaving FB one of my gullible relatives sends me the most insane crap imaginable. I have filtered his emails to delete so I never even know he's sent them. He called me because I wasn't responding. He insists that Transgenders have entered the military just to get the surgery and the cost in 2018 would pay for Trump's border wall.

I just had to research it. Of course it turned out to be pure bullshit. What I did find out is the military spent $80 million on Viagra prescriptions in 2018.

We seem to have lost our ability to reason and the drug of choice is dopamine from our social media addiction.
Never joined FB and appreciate the confirmation.
I do feel like I have missed out on chances to make new friends, occasionally.
But the time and mind space sink still deters me.
J
 

Skip Enge

Active Member
#15
FB disseminates info quickly approx 2 billion pairs of eyes... ...a lot of info which you don't want...but as with anything that involves advertising and tracking which is everywhere today...we pick and choose...because of FB I have sold art across this contry and foreign countries...OMJ I am sorry about your bro...take care...