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Dropped the Facebook page.
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I decided to drop the 7173Mustangs.com Facebook page, at least for the time being. I much prefer our website for better, more reliable information. I found there was way too much "general chit-chat" for my liking on Facebook. 
Besides, I'm not much for social media anyway and only use it for a couple of closed groups and family. Even then, I have no control on who reposts what.
I know for sure many of the regulars on here are also on Facebook, but having to use their real names rather than user names as we do here. Using just a 'first name' on the Forum, as I do, is okay as far as I'm concerned. I'm also pretty sure there are many on Facebook do not use the Forum, preferring social media for their "information".
 Basically, I don't trust Facebook anymore and would rather not use it at all. 
Sorry for the rant,
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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#2
Agreed. I closed my facebook account in 2007 ish

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#3
I have never been on Facebook or any other social media platform other than these forums. I enjoy the forums here and doubt I will ever be on Facebook.

Kevin

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#4
I don't get much in the way of useful info from the facebook page. I spend more time trying to help others and do my best to provide accurate info to those who need it on the page. 

When I want reliable info, I come to this site and all of you.
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#5
I can relate, but even though I've been inclined so, so many times to say "You should check the forum...", there's still a few new-to-it enthusiasts that deserve a welcome. And a few cars appear I don't see elsewhere, and the occasional part or two of interest.

But as a resource? Forums, hands down.
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#6
My wife and I tried Facebook for a while around 2008, but only stayed on it for a few months, too many concerns about it. Neither of our sons are on it, one is a programmer, the other also involved in computers.



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(09-09-2019, 08:50 AM)RC92234 Wrote: I can relate, but even though I've been inclined so, so many times to say "You should check the forum...", there's still a few new-to-it enthusiasts that deserve a welcome.  And a few cars appear I don't see elsewhere, and the occasional part or two of interest.

But as a resource?  Forums, hands down.
 Yes, I agree with the new-to-it people should be given a welcome, but then directed to the Forum. In today's "age" many just head straight for the social media sites, not thinking or knowing of other, better alternatives. I'm sure those amongst us who do use both sites, will offer an appropriate welcome to the new commers.
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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(09-09-2019, 09:24 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(09-09-2019, 08:50 AM)RC92234 Wrote: I can relate, but even though I've been inclined so, so many times to say "You should check the forum...", there's still a few new-to-it enthusiasts that deserve a welcome.  And a few cars appear I don't see elsewhere, and the occasional part or two of interest.

But as a resource?  Forums, hands down.
 Yes, I agree with the new-to-it people should be given a welcome, but then directed to the Forum. In today's "age" many just head straight for the social media sites, not thinking or knowing of other, better alternatives. I'm sure those amongst us who do use both sites, will offer an appropriate welcome to the new commers.
Geoff.
Agreed!
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Take it from a data and information security professional ... Facebook + quite a lot of other social media is plain "spyware"... I know you're not going to like to hear it..those who have thrown their entire family lives into it... but it is scripted to extract your identity... there are ways of doing "reverse gear"... though it's long and complicated.

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(09-09-2019, 12:28 PM)1sostatic Wrote: Take it from a data and information security professional ... Facebook + quite a lot of other social media is plain "spyware"... I know you're not going to like to hear it..those who have thrown their entire family lives into it... but it is scripted to extract your identity... there are ways of doing "reverse gear"... though it's long and complicated.

The Aadhaar Effect.... Authentication vs. Identification.
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