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Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by thiggins, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Please note that both the Main Site and the Forums have individual RSS feeds, and that's a great way to keep up with things.
     
  4. hedly

    hedly Occasional Visitor

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    What is this 'Facebook' that you speak of?

    You want to feel free...you want to take a burden from your shoulders? Take FB off your phone. I used to have it and watch it to keep up with 'friends' and family. but most of those people are from high school and that was like 25 years ago. I've moved out of state and so have many of them. I actively neglected many of my old acquaintances from high school after I graduated because they would have dragged me down with them.

    So when I got the new cell phone, I actually uninstalled the ap. Man, it was like when I decided to stop drinking 14 years ago. I felt like a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders.

    I can see the meme now. A short video of someone uninstalling the ap...then the scene breaks to Mel Gibson in Braveheart yelling "FREEDOM!!!"

    It's especially true as the elections roll around. I found that most people just get ugly regardless of their party affiliation.

    Anyway...I'll step off my soapbox.
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Never had any of these apps on any of my devices.
     
  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Good point on mentioning the SNBForums RSS feed. I'll add it to the article.
     
  7. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

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    Facebook has a horrible UX. Twitter is kinda okay since there are pages that just show cute pictures of raccoons, lynxes, otters, and other cute animals, beyond that they do not seem to have much use.
     
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  8. RMerlin

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    And if like me you miss having a good feed reader (that was the one good feature in Thunderbird that I miss since moving to eMclient), take a look at Feedly. I use it to aggregate three or four RSS feeds that I monitor daily.
     
  9. RMerlin

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    I dislike Twitter as a mean to follow any kind of logical discussion. I think I'm following three users on it (and one of them was SNBForums). I use Tweetdeck which makes it less painful to manage at least. 90% of my use is for quick interactions with my users, notify people of new releases, answer simple questions, and moan&complain about technical stuff when I need to vent. :p

    Facebook is where I keep in touch with friends, but I only use it from my desktop, and spend maybe 5-10 mins a day on it on average. I find its UI usable at least (compared to Twitter).
     
  10. Razor512

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    To me it seems more designed around quickly showing small bits of content with little to no interaction or logical discussion, e.g., https://twitter.com/Otter_News
    Not much discussion but there is a regular drip feed of cuteness.
     
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    Threska49 Regular Contributor

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    Server side TT-RSS is the only one that seems easy to install and run, even if feature wise it's not all that. Everything is cloud and subscription.
     
  12. RMerlin

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    Feedly's free service is very usable for basic needs at least.
     
  13. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Interesting that no one has asked why...
     
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    But, why?
     
  15. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Twitter brings out the worst in people and is used to spread lies and misinformation.
    Facebook cannot be trusted to protect users personal data and also is used to spread lies and misinformation.
    Google+ has been killed off by Google because they got caught being hacked and not disclosing it.

    One less account may not mean anything to these companies. But the only way they will change is to see their user base shrink.
     
  16. RMerlin

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    Twitter is the fast food of social medias IMHO. Anyone can quickly push anything on it within seconds, from his smartphone while sitting on the can. Have to be careful how you chose to use it indeed. Personally, I've been lucky so far.

    But then, any media can be used for spreading lies and misinformation, to be honest. Social medias just make it easier because any Joe Average can do it with just a few seconds of his spare time.
     
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    you must be picking them very carefully. LG and Sony come with Facebook installed (you can only disable, not completely uninstall), as well as other such junk. they assume people will want them out of the box. i even have a really old (6 years probably) Nokia 301 that came with Twitter.

    yet people complain that different email or calendar apps come preinstalled on some phones... that's what they call "bloat".
     
  18. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Correction: I never logged into or used any of the apps if they were installed.
     
  19. Threska49

    Threska49 Regular Contributor

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    Better moderators here. ;-)
     
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    thanksk godd never had an assface or any other unsocial media account never will
     
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