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    Quote Originally Posted by paultheparaglider View Post
    Aren't you married?
    Yes, but I picked the one that suits me.
    I bought myself a very nice new Ducati Supersport last month, with her blessing. As long as I keep her Ducati well maintained she is happy. She never complains about any of the other motorbikes in my garage either.


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    As some have mentioned Facebook use/not use is in the hands of the user. When opening my account I don't remember giving away too many details, apart from an email address, and any details added can be as truthful, or accurate as you wish.
    It's a great tool for keeping in touch with friends or family, especially those you don't have regular contact with or who live abroad.
    I am a member of a few groups as well as following some interesting pages. There are a number of feeds from organisations like the Fighter collection, Shuttleworth Collection, Myers Motors in Germany and Hurricane 501 etc which make interesting reading and I enjoy following the detailed progress of various types of historic planes being built/restored.
    Sure, there are crap and mindless posts, but there are these on forums too, you just ignore them and move on, and if you get too many then block the individual. There are also privacy settings so you can choose who sees your posts and what you share.
    You don't have to feed the beast, and how you use it is up to you.
    But to ignore it, is like thinking the internet is just full of drivel and porn, and no useful resources worth bothering about at all. And why use emails, when there is a fully functional post office?


    I bought myself a very nice new Ducati Supersport last month
    Great choice! I bought a Triumph Speed Triple and Tiger Sport earlier this year and embarked on learning to fly with the blessings of my good wife. I need to do something whilst she is off at dog shows some weekends!


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    You and I are lucky men UKwes, wifes who have their own interests to occupy them whilst we are away playing with our toys. Happy days
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    I created a FaceBook account solely to keep in touch with my paragliding group. Almost immediately, I had friend requests from family and others, and was drawn in, believing it would be rude not to accept.
    The avalanche of tripe continued until earlier this year, when I closed my account following Facebooks appalling behavior when a BBC investigator questioned some images hosted by them.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-a7615351.html
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    In discussions about Facebook I'm always reminded of this cartoon...

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    I created a FaceBook account solely to keep in touch with my paragliding group
    The easy way round this is to get a new email account with a different provider not known to family/friends and then make a profile that isn't your full real name e.g. Peter Propnut, and make your profile picture rather anonymous rather than a selfie. You'd be then not obvious in any searches or friend suggestions, and can simply ignore any friend requests that's not part of that circle if any occur.
    Doing this you could have more than one FB profile if you wished clearly segregating different activities and interests if you so wished.
    Simples.


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    Thanks UKwes, that's the way I should have done it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    I created a FaceBook account solely to keep in touch with my paragliding group. Almost immediately, I had friend requests from family and others, and was drawn in, believing it would be rude not to accept.
    The avalanche of tripe continued until earlier this year, when I closed my account following Facebooks appalling behavior when a BBC investigator questioned some images hosted by them.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-a7615351.html
    Was anyone forcing you to read the tripe from family and others? You can delete people who you have friended or just ignore them so you see nothing, but it is like any tool, if you don't know how to use it then don't complain and blame the tool.
    Just to point out that I am not some spotty faced youth, I was 59 this year and started flying microlights in 1996.


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    I love Facebook it keeps me in touch with grandchildren and nephews etc. Every day I get loads of fotos of them with pictures of what they've had to eat .I have over 400 friends and quiet honestly I know about 20 of them.mi guess all part of fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob T View Post
    Was anyone forcing you to read the tripe from family and others? You can delete people who you have friended or just ignore them so you see nothing, but it is like any tool, if you don't know how to use it then don't complain and blame the tool.
    Just to point out that I am not some spotty faced youth, I was 59 this year and started flying microlights in 1996.
    I found that I didn't need facebook enough to warrant the time spent picking the useful from the tripe or fiddling with settings, not to mention the social implications of deleting or ignoring an individual. I appreciate that some find it very useful, but the balance doesn't work for me.
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