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Old 08-07-2009, 02:39 PM
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I broke down and signed up the other day as several friends said it was a pretty neat place to find old friends. It's not at all what I expected, but I did manage to find a few old school friends I hadn't talked to in years.

I'm still learning the in's and out's of the place as it's not like a message board. Who all's on there? PM if you don't wanna say.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:48 PM
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I was on it for a week or so. Like you, I connected with some HS chums who had moved away and it seemed ok...at first. Then it got to be a pain as people started sending me all this stuff, rate this and that, join this group, so-and-so sent you a smile or whatever it was... I've been off of it a few months now.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:08 PM
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I can't bring myself to sign up to those things....Facebook, Myspace, Twitter...whatever. Its all crap to me. If I want to talk to old friends I'll look them up.

Had a guy that I went to high school call me a few weeks ago. He was an ok guy but kind of a loser and I onky knew him for a couple of years before he moved out of the neighborhood.

He must have looked up my number in directory assistance. The number he called from was from Seattle. I never answered the phone because I don't pick it up unless I know who it is. He left a message on the answering machine.

I was going to call him back so I looked in the caller ID and saw that he called 14 times that day. He called me about 16 times a day for almost a week.

16 times a day? Still a loser 20 years later.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
I can't bring myself to sign up to those things....Facebook, Myspace, Twitter...whatever. Its all crap to me. If I want to talk to old friends I'll look them up.

Had a guy that I went to high school call me a few weeks ago. He was an ok guy but kind of a loser and I onky knew him for a couple of years before he moved out of the neighborhood.

He must have looked up my number in directory assistance. The number he called from was from Seattle. I never answered the phone because I don't pick it up unless I know who it is. He left a message on the answering machine.

I was going to call him back so I looked in the caller ID and saw that he called 14 times that day. He called me about 16 times a day for almost a week.

16 times a day? Still a loser 20 years later.
Chris, you have a stalker

That wouldn't have happened if you were on Assbook instead.


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Old 08-08-2009, 04:38 AM
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Facebook is ok for finding folks except most people make their profile private. Unless you find them on a 'school' or 'job' list, you can't be sure it's the same person unless the pic is good and they haven't changed much since the last time you saw them.

My advice is to not accept any "invites" to join the "games" or take the "quizzes" because they ask for too much info. I'm sure it's all sold to marketers. The first one I tried wanted my cell number and that's the last one I openned up.

Like anything on the internet, if you are careful, you can use it safely and maybe get some benefit or enjoyment out of it. if you just blindly trust it and answer every question you are asked then you will get bombarded with spam and possibly phone calls.

Good luck! (Safe cybering!)
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:51 AM
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The content of this thread was way off base. If you want to post the sort of trash I just deleted, post it in the Bilge. Posting it here will get you banned.
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