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RE: What social media do you use? - 3/13/2021 7:50:05 PM   
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I do not use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. What with all the misinformation on the internet these days, I don't need any more.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 3/13/2021 8:04:38 PM   
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Was on Facebook and Twitter many years ago. Finally got tired of them and quit them cold turkey. Haven't missed them at all and have no intention of ever signing up on a social media site.
If someone wants to get ahold of me they can call, write, email, text, or drop by.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 3/14/2021 6:27:41 AM   
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If someone wants to get ahold of me they can call, write, email, text, or drop by.

You said it.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/19/2021 5:03:12 PM   
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Reddit, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are some of the most useable social media platforms. As the app gets less and less relevant or useful in my daily life, I'm considering uninstalling it. It's also the app that's arguably the least healthy, as it's a bad source for anything progressive or instructive.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/19/2021 9:08:22 PM   
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None. I am not quite an idiot yet!

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/19/2021 11:16:58 PM   
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None. I am not quite an idiot yet!


Great answer.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/20/2021 2:03:45 AM   
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None. I am not quite an idiot yet!


Great answer.


Except for this site . . .

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/20/2021 6:47:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Greybriar

I do not use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. What with all the misinformation on the internet these days, I don't need any more.


Same here. I hate\Loathe FB.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 2:27:43 AM   
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Here, and the Blitz. I have a LinkedIn account that has never been used. Outside of these none.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 5:13:31 AM   
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If we can count some forums, including this one, then I use quite a few.

You know the general Facebook and Instagram, Snap and few more.
Starting use Clubhouse now, it's quite unique.
As a writer, I also do have to use and follow certain writer's forum and also several other forum to feed my hobbies, like this one.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 6:07:22 AM   
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welcome to my watch list for posting junk

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 6:41:41 AM   
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Facebook has a couple of decent private groups for wargamers. I very, very rarely post on my own FB page, but I do post on private group pages. I check Twitter for amusement. Nobody should take that website seriously.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 3:52:54 PM   
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I check Twitter for amusement. Nobody should take that website seriously.

Unfortunately it looks like too many do.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 4:08:13 PM   
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I have accounts on Facebook and Twitter, but I seldom use them. Those have got some bad rep over bans & censorship, so I registered on Gab just recently. Look at that, Gab has a Wargamers group (looks like messages aren't visible to unregistered users). Joined! I'm most active on Discord, and I watch videos on YouTube where I also make an occasional comment. I've also got Whatsapp account, but so far I have only used it among the family. Rarely I make use of IRC.

If you want to chat with me in real-time or invite me to game, you can find me on Discord with my first name (Matti) on Matrix Games and Hex! servers.


Had a look at Gab, what a right-wing circle-jerk.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 4:24:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

quote:

ORIGINAL: CaptBeefheart

I check Twitter for amusement. Nobody should take that website seriously.

Unfortunately it looks like too many do.


If you follow clowns you will get clownish stuff... obviously.

Did you know scholars use this platform? They happen to share *interesting* info

edited: this forum only now. Some newspapers' forums before.

< Message edited by TulliusDetritus -- 6/21/2021 4:31:06 PM >


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RE: What social media do you use? - 6/21/2021 4:41:45 PM   
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For games I rely on forums and directly speaking with devs than wargaming clubs and other type of social media. For news I don't trust businessman&Govt funded TV's. Remember in most countries journalists, doctors, lawyers are in jail or can not find a job doing their work, speaking the truth or the decisions they make. They use twitter, youtube and such..

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/3/2021 3:59:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Karri


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

I have accounts on Facebook and Twitter, but I seldom use them. Those have got some bad rep over bans & censorship, so I registered on Gab just recently. Look at that, Gab has a Wargamers group (looks like messages aren't visible to unregistered users). Joined! I'm most active on Discord, and I watch videos on YouTube where I also make an occasional comment. I've also got Whatsapp account, but so far I have only used it among the family. Rarely I make use of IRC.

If you want to chat with me in real-time or invite me to game, you can find me on Discord with my first name (Matti) on Matrix Games and Hex! servers.


Had a look at Gab, what a right-wing circle-jerk.

Just now I heard something interesting:
quote:

Any social media network that is sufficiently free speech, will inevitably become right wing.

Gab is more than that. It's got groups, and messages can be posted under those groups. After brief look around some game related groups (I don't read them every week), those seem to stay on topic and I don't recall seeing much politics related material.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/3/2021 5:58:17 PM   
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Lately I've tried a new technique that's actually free... talking.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/3/2021 6:28:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: LarryP

Lately I've tried a new technique that's actually free... talking.

I just used Discord for that while taking part to a multiplayer game. Got good experiences about TeamSpeak too.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/4/2021 6:52:01 AM   
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Twitter: Cyclist Lance Armstrong, was overseas. He tweeted that in the morning he was going to do a ride with the starting place and time. He expected a few locals might turn up. Instead, a hundred turned up all with different cycling ability. This story got me onto Twitter. I started to follow people who are experts in their field, such as Warren Buffet and a few others. Buffet did not tweet and the others talked politics and ignored their field of expertise. I quit twitter.

Facebook: It came along some 10 years ago. I searched for old friends with no luck and nobody came searching for me.

Recently I had to buy a part for my Jeep Wrangler (I love my Jeep!). I had to order from the US during Covid. My options were:
-Write a letter and allow 8 weeks for a return letter.
-Send an email to an inbox which is probably full
-Send a message via Facebook messenger. I got an answer overnight! Fabulous!

So, Facebook has a use.
The other use is for junior sport teams to use Facebook for scheduling of matches and training.
Otherwise, I have no interest in your meal or your cat so Facebook is mostly hopeless!











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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/4/2021 12:19:47 PM   
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Don't use any and I'm not a boomer I'm 31

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/4/2021 10:12:03 PM   
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I don’t use any social media either, FB, Twitter, etc. I have taken a stand against it. I’m 47 by the way ( Maybe I’m getting old?)

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/4/2021 11:16:00 PM   
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I have come to understand, that it isn't the social media, it isn't the device it is used on.

It isn't any one demographic.
And it isn't the government, or any corporation.

It's the schmucks who never had any voice worth mention prior to the internet. Because in person no one with an ounce of sense would actually give them the time of day in person.

And those people exist anywhere. Any program, service or device.
People here, and people there.
Work, politics, religion, hobbies, company sites.

I use FB only because it connects me to some close family and friends.
I never mass forward emails.
I rarely have my cellphone turned on.
FB is the fastest way to reach me.
No, FB isn't perfect.

But that's the internet.

I only watch YouTube for laughs. The most dreadful examples of humanity. And they know no borders.
Occasionally I watch blacksmithing or painting or model-based topic. Or the weather.
Or incredibly dumb garbage.
I admit it, I watch losers being losers.

I wouldn't have internet if not for buying stuff online.
I've come a long way since I thought Steam was a self-evident bad idea.
I now am ok buying software there first. The dreaded danger of not being able to use it if the company dies, has no value in 2021.
I just bought a batch of wargames specifically on Steam.

Forums are entirely yesterday.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/5/2021 8:44:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

I have come to understand, that it isn't the social media, it isn't the device it is used on.

It isn't any one demographic.
And it isn't the government, or any corporation.

It's the schmucks who never had any voice worth mention prior to the internet. Because in person no one with an ounce of sense would actually give them the time of day in person.



Unfortunately yes. Still no player in this forum -Unless living under Nicolae Ceaușescu regime like- will fully understand why social media is important.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/6/2021 8:02:43 PM   
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None, I loathe groupthink and the vast majority of censors at Facebook and Twitter cancels folks if they inject anything outside of what they perceive as social norms/ their bubble.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/10/2021 8:19:58 PM   
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None, I loathe groupthink and the vast majority of censors at Facebook and Twitter cancels folks if they inject anything outside of what they perceive as social norms/ their bubble.

I hear Reddit is as bad. Nevertheless a (small?) number of people have started raising up their middle fingers against it. I particularly lover this comment on Reddit (deleted by moderators):
quote:

You can take that * mentality and shove it to your *

Then are social media and forums with minimal required moderation, and oh boy...

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/10/2021 10:04:51 PM   
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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/10/2021 10:29:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

quote:

ORIGINAL: SuluSea

None, I loathe groupthink and the vast majority of censors at Facebook and Twitter cancels folks if they inject anything outside of what they perceive as social norms/ their bubble.

I hear Reddit is as bad. Nevertheless a (small?) number of people have started raising up their middle fingers against it. I particularly lover this comment on Reddit (deleted by moderators):
quote:

You can take that * mentality and shove it to your *

Then are social media and forums with minimal required moderation, and oh boy...


Reddit is too vast to fill a definition, and each subreddit has their own rules. Some are rather strict.

Since I'm planning a new campaign at the Call of Cthulhu TTRPG I'm currently posting on that subreddit, and it is not really much different from here. The rules are simple and to the point. If anything, they are even much stricter than here.

Other subreddits are the worst but they are not even the majority. I posted on the one devoted to Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" a few years ago, when I finally watched the movie, and it was full of interesting debates and interpretations (bordering on the obsessive, true, but that's Kubrick for you ). Again, the moderation was strict - even if, given the nature of the movie, they allowed for a lot of contents re: sexuality, eroticism, sex cults and a lot of other material NSFW. Still, it couldn't be gratuitous but pertinent.

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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/13/2021 12:27:37 PM   
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RE: What social media do you use? - 7/13/2021 11:43:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

quote:

ORIGINAL: SuluSea

None, I loathe groupthink and the vast majority of censors at Facebook and Twitter cancels folks if they inject anything outside of what they perceive as social norms/ their bubble.

I hear Reddit is as bad. Nevertheless a (small?) number of people have started raising up their middle fingers against it. I particularly lover this comment on Reddit (deleted by moderators):
quote:

You can take that * mentality and shove it to your *

Then are social media and forums with minimal required moderation, and oh boy...


Reddit is too vast to fill a definition, and each subreddit has their own rules. Some are rather strict.

Since I'm planning a new campaign at the Call of Cthulhu TTRPG I'm currently posting on that subreddit, and it is not really much different from here. The rules are simple and to the point. If anything, they are even much stricter than here.

Other subreddits are the worst but they are not even the majority. I posted on the one devoted to Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" a few years ago, when I finally watched the movie, and it was full of interesting debates and interpretations (bordering on the obsessive, true, but that's Kubrick for you ). Again, the moderation was strict - even if, given the nature of the movie, they allowed for a lot of contents re: sexuality, eroticism, sex cults and a lot of other material NSFW. Still, it couldn't be gratuitous but pertinent.


Definetely, Reddit also has design ideas for Factorio and for many many games. 'Ekşi Sözlük (started in 1999)' translated as'sour dictionary' is Turkish equivalent. Less about choosen ones for press or the government media -not only about some censorship overall- but social media can have full of ideas of all citizens. Some are bad or good like in life.

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