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I really don't mind Facebook. It's not like they look at my data specifically, they're just using my data in an aggregate to better target adverts at me, and I don't have any issue with receiving ads that I actually care about. Davidy²²[talk] 01:23, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Is that you, Mark?? 108.162.219.223 06:49, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
99.99999% of facebook's problems are PR. They take the "you're holding it wrong" approach, and this is what creates a spiral. Sorry, if you're online, it's public. If facebook simply said that it had to do this for the features to work, allowed people the ability to disable any feature, and geared features so that they aren't co-dependent (or if they are dependent, the setting cascades) then they'd be fine. The, it's our way or the highway approach is effective because, who's not going to use facebook, but it's derogatory and creates demagoguery and unnecessary panic. This is bad for the public, and for no reason at all. Cflare (talk) 16:16, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I just wanted to note that I am not now, nor have I ever been, on Facebook. Although i have of course viewed pages, I do not have one myself, and only use the site when absolutely unavoidable. Nor do i use Google+ (although the more they support anonymity the more likely it is i will at least entertain the notion). For the most part I agree with Cflare, but take exception to 'who's not going to use Facebook' and the assumptions behind it: in fact it was the desire to provide details about this disagreement, to leave a comment here, that prompted me to register with this wiki (ironic though that may seem). Something about Facebook always feels overwhelmingly destructive to the human spirit, at least to me: as if just getting used to ignoring what you will be needing to ignore to make the service usable would have an irreversible deleterious effect on creativity.-------A female faust (talk) 03:37, 13 June 2016 (UTC)