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what is your opinion on face book and twitter
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1.       nifrtity
1806 posts
 11 Jul 2010 Sun 11:22 am

Merhaba,

what is your opinion on face book and twitter and what is your perfer on it ?

2.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 11 Jul 2010 Sun 06:26 pm

I don´t like twitter... Why would I want to know what somebody is doing every second of the day? "I´m buttering my toast" ...wow ...interesting A daily update, or weekly update like you see on facebook is enough for me.

I like facebook as a way to keep in touch with people, but I do feel like some people are sharing too much information with me. Posting pictures of yourself in your underwear is just wrong... I think people are not realising what they are putting out there.

3.       lady in red
6947 posts
 11 Jul 2010 Sun 07:34 pm

Twitter:  ´Oh look at me, I´m following Brad Pitt, Madonna, Mick Jagger, whoever...and directing messages at them.  People will think I know them!!!´   {#emotions_dlg.puking}

Facebook: How many ridiculous quizzes, games that take over your life and groups to join are there in the World???? 

 

 

 

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4.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 11 Jul 2010 Sun 08:14 pm

Two years ago (in their infinite wisdom) the powers that be, in the UK, granted a notebook sized laptop to the 50 children entering Year 5 in our primary school (the children have their 10th birthday during Year 5).  The school had to put in a bid for the scheme but I don´t think our school was the only one.

 

The children have been allowed to take these laptops home every night and keep them during weekends and holidays.  They have limited access to the internet too.  They were encouraged to join a specially made communication network specially for them.  All of this so that homework can be posted on the school´s website and the laptop is supposed to encourage them to complete their homework and discuss it between themselves.  Needless to say there have been some instances of cyber bullying and many have graduated to facebook (not via the given laptops). These children leave for high school this summer . . . not sure if they are given the laptops to keep or not.

Our head teacher had an interview with a parent about her child´s attendance and the next thing? A small hate campaign on facebook.  Other situations have developed there too.

Even adults don´t use it responsibly.  There´s a section of younger members of staff who use facebook to b**ch about colleagues.  They have code words for different people they talk about.  Now they have had to change their own names on facebook because pupils as young as 10 are there.  Some staff members have children who become ´friends´ and so on . . . what a nightmare! 

Why is the government (UK) encouraging children to stay inside and chain themselves to their laptops?  I thought they were supposed to encourage them to get out, get exercise and get a life!!



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5.       alameda
3499 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 04:50 am

 

Quoting nifrtity

Merhaba,

what is your opinion on face book and twitter and what is your perfer on it ?

 

I think it can be a great way to keep in touch, but people need to be careful. I can´t believe the things people post on services like Facebook. Do I need, or want, to know every tiny detail of other´s lives?

Now one can be young and stupid and have it recorded and displayed to millions for posterity....It will be interesting to see how things develop.It would be nice if it were possible to NOT display so much, but the way it´s configured, it shows too much. There are things I may like to share with family and initmate friends, but not business associates. Perhaps with out increasingly disjointed society, people are not able to differentiate between real friends and friendly acquaintances?

 

With a cell phone that gets text and voice, I have not found a need, or valid use, for twitter, but some seem have found it useful.

6.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 06:09 am

I like facebook, found it great to have a quick chat with friends. I never add people that I wouldn´t like to know things about my personal life so that´s not a problem.

 

Twitter? Haven´t had the need to use it. Never felt like it.

7.       alameda
3499 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 07:29 am

 

Quoting Daydreamer

I like facebook, found it great to have a quick chat with friends. I never add people that I wouldn´t like to know things about my personal life so that´s not a problem.

 

Twitter? Haven´t had the need to use it. Never felt like it.

 

You may think only your friends can see your page, but you would be amazed how easy it is to see people´s pages even if you are not their friend.

It isn´t easy to configure FB for privacy. I´ve seen family and friends children´s pages, and it would make your hair stand up with they make available. It´s not easy to configure the privacy. It takes time and research to know how to configure it well.

 

8.       nifrtity
1806 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 01:42 pm

I agree for all of you facebook is better than twitter twitter is very boring

9.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 10:00 pm

I love Facebook to stay in touch with distant relatives/friends.   I am careful to ensure that I mark everything so that only "friends" can view it.  I am not really keen on being "found" by old "friends" so I didn´t put my highschool or college info on my profile.  I feel like I have stayed in touch with those that I really want to be in touch with. 

 

I have never tried Twitter.  It sounds a bit boring to me.  I don´t really care what people are doing minute to minute, so it doesn´t sound terribly appealing.  I don´t think my life is so interesting either that people would want to know that I am "cooking dinner" or "doing laundry" {#emotions_dlg.lol_fast}

10.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 12 Jul 2010 Mon 10:24 pm

 

Quoting nifrtity

I agree for all of you facebook is better than twitter twitter is very boring

 

I tried twitter . . . but I was left wittering to myself Cry

 

Not the place to go when you don´t know anyone else there .  I was drawn by the promise of Stephen Fry´s twittering . . . some draw{#emotions_dlg.confused}

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