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  • by Matts (1087) on 2007.07.20 10:38 (#56380) Journal
    Their service, their rules.

    What value do you get out of facebook anyway? I deleted my account (well, they don't let you delete, so it's "deactivated") because I'm sure it would be fun if I was 16, but I'm not.
    • Their service, their rules.

      That's a fair enough point, but I could imagine having the real name "Tom O'Malley" (not the name on my birth certificate) and not being able to sign up on certain web sites due to similar oversights. It might not be worth the work of supporting some of us oddballs, but that means we'll either break the rules of the site or not sign up. I choose the latter.

      • Honestly, you're not missing much. I don't get the hype. Though their backend technology is kinda cool.
    • Their service, their rules.

      That's absolutely true. But I still find it a bit weird that they should feel the need to tell everybody how they should be called when it is essentially a "social" site. It's flavour of the month now, but these sort of sites are popping up all the time, and I would not like others to follow suit.

      As to what value I get out of Facebook, that's a very difficult one to answer. I've found it fun and a nice way to connect with people I've met at conferences and the like. It's a more informal LinkedIn, a basic

      • "I sent the club a wire stating, Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member."

        But he was probably playing fast and loose with the facts. The club was probably not accepting him, seeing he was Jewish.