Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 24, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  about 5 years ago

    Just delete the Facebook app. They’ll listen then.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 5 years ago

    I don’t do facebook. Or twitter. Or snapchat. Or any of the other things people “do” online, except e-mail, and I only check that once in a while.


    (Smug look)

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    bigcatbusiness  about 5 years ago

    Never had Facebook… and probably never will…

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    thetraveller4  about 5 years ago

    Well, I’ve got facebook, and you know what? I actually like it! No, I do NOT post every single minute of my life, nor do I spend 8 hours a day on it. I’ve got about 50 friends, ALL of which I’ve met face to face. I find it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and family (yes, I DO call them and visit them also). As in so much of life, it’s all a matter of balance. ..(Smug look)

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    Kristiaan Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I still haven’t joined Facebook. Gocomics is my social media.

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    asianwoof  about 5 years ago

    Facebook: We have needs that outweigh your wants. Now bend over and take it like a pig.

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    juicebruce  about 5 years ago

    Merry Christmas to all ! Try to use all media that makes me think………yes that includes facebook and Gocomics…..just remember you came to visit not to stay……have a great one everyday !

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    Kaputnik  about 5 years ago

    Although I’m not on Facebook, I can understand the interest for some people. But surely checking it can wait until you get home to the computer. Anyway, I’ve deleted other apps from my phone because turning off notifications didn’t work.

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Apps? Smartphone? What are these things? (smug look)


    I do visit that social networking site, and it does cause me to grumble at times (mostly because no matter how often I switch to “most recent” they want my newsfeed to be their “most important,” or whatever the term is for their revenue-generator)….

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    tigre1again  about 5 years ago

    I admit that I’ m with everyone here who sees NO value is Fecebook, etc.Had a young woman working for me in a political campaign…back when it started. She was showing ALL.Took her about six hours a day. And then I saw a piece on early wiki about ‘how many accounts on the employees of a certain company were REQUIRED to read and summarize DAILY’…at which point I argued with friends who wanted to put an account for me on the Screw-over FB.

    Yes, I have friends and acquaintances who would like to see something entertaining from me once in a while. Ain’t going on Facebook, ever.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I have FB, but refuse to install Messenger, even though they keep asking me to.


    They have a specific way they want you to use their software that meets their marketing needs. They will allow you to overrule that and use it your own way. But if you do, they keep changing it back, and making you correct it again and again and again. It’s infuriating.

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    starcandles Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I hear you! I made the mistake of setting up a quick account with no personal info or pics just to see what FB was. Did not think it was worth anything, & deleted the account. Years later, I get notifications to find out, you can never be forgotten by FB. I have tried to get out of their idiotic, communistic data base & cannot. Citizens have a right to be forgotten by these huge tech companies.

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    david_42  about 5 years ago

    Had a FB account for about a month, cancelled after the second privacy change.

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    vogonpoetry  about 5 years ago

    Yeah, and WHY does it always revert to “top stories” instead of “most recent”? I don’t want to see old stuff, just whatever’s new that people post!

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member about 5 years ago

    That’s why I have nothing to do with Facebook

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    jimboklein  about 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, many HR departments look for and review the social media accounts of applicants. If you don’t have one, they presume that you are “anti-social” and/or lack computer fundamentals.

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    tom  about 5 years ago

    I didn’t even set the silly thing up when I got a new smartphone a couple years ago. Enough of that annoyance!

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 5 years ago

    The problem I see with social media is that it’s “free”. You may not have to pay any real money to join, but you have to pay your time to get through the stuff they put in your way.

    How about this?

    “Your Neighborhood”. All your friends live on your street. You also live on your friends street, but your friend’s friends don’t have to know you’re there (like a visual address list.).

    The advertisements stop at the door. You can limit who can enter and how far into your house they can come.

    “Front room or porch” for guests and acquaintances.

    “Living room” for closer friends.

    “Kitchen” for your best friends.

    “Whole house” for immediate family.

    I didn’t mention relatives because it is the “homeowner’s” choice where to allow anyone in their “home”.

    Why the different rooms? It is an easy way to keep out or limit people to what you post. Also, no one can directly copy anything they see without your permission or writing it separately somewhere else. Pictures can only be sent by you.

    No if this can be done for $10 to $20 per year, I think it would fly.

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    KEA  about 5 years ago

    Facebook is about making Zuckerberg a fortune, not about making consumers happy.

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    grainpaw  about 5 years ago

    I can waste all my time without resorting to Facebook, Twitter, etc. What gets me is when I want to do something on certain sites, they want me to sign in to Facebook first. Screw that. They just lost my participation and/or money.

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    Number Three  about 5 years ago

    I had Facebook Messenger but it kept shutting out on me. I’m sticking with WhatsApp.


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    AtariDragon  about 5 years ago

    I was on Facebook briefly. I was quickly reminded that there was a pretty good reason I lost contact with almost all of my high school and college classmates, which is that I have almost nothing in common with them. Near the end, I had muted updates from most of my “friends”, and I’m pretty sure they had muted me.

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    nuchantz21  about 5 years ago

    Facebook has been kind to me….gives me a chance to say hello to many of my cousins back East, my family, people from my classmates from high school and many of my friends. We wish each other happy birthday, congratulate each other for the good stuff that happens to us all, commiserate on the bad, let’s me know which one of my cousins or friends are sick, etc. Facebook also is a program that you have to monitor yourself with because it can make you happy, sad, exasperated and has a tendency to take up a lot of your time if you let it.

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    johngregor  about 5 years ago

    Well Pig, Facebook ignores your needs because you are not the customer, you are the product. Someone is paying good money to have their crap put in front of your eyeballs and Facebooks isn’t about to disappoint them.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member about 5 years ago

    That is the problem with Facebook. They want to be your life. If you don’t sign out they will keep you signed in.

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    scherf9x  about 5 years ago

    Facebook is EVIL! Delete! Delete! DELETE!!

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