The scourge of Facebook

Technology, computers, internet, websites, mobiles, cameras, audio and video.
SPONSORS: Hua Hin Web Design
Post Reply
handdrummer
Guru
Guru
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:58 am

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:39 am

off facebook since mar. this year. don't miss it all. don't need to see photos of people I don't know eating food that I don't like and ranting about whatever their favorite fad of the moment is.

User avatar
PeteC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20747
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:59 am

Big Boy wrote:.......I primarily use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world, and it's brilliant for that. I couldn't imagine being so settled here without it. And for me, it's totally free. Everything else is a by-product.
I agree with that. I also don't understand why some people are getting feeds that they don't want. I have my tuned to exactly the sites I want to see whether they be sports, news services, locations (countries/cities), businesses, people etc. I can go top to bottom several times a day on "News Feed" and "Page feed" and see nothing except those sites I've previously selected. From time to time a new site will pop up with an option to "Like" it and subsequently follow it, but if ignored it doesn't show up again. I would say I get only one of these solicitations per week, not a bother. Each entry also has a downward pointing arrow in the top right corner where you can select to delete a post, and not see posts from that source again. It works. Pete :cheers:
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Source

User avatar
migrant
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3764
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 am
Location: California is now in the past hello Thailand!!

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by migrant » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:08 am

prcscct wrote:
Big Boy wrote:.......I primarily use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world, and it's brilliant for that. I couldn't imagine being so settled here without it. And for me, it's totally free. Everything else is a by-product.
I agree with that. I also don't understand why some people are getting feeds that they don't want. I have my tuned to exactly the sites I want to see whether they be sports, news services, locations (countries/cities), businesses, people etc. I can go top to bottom several times a day on "News Feed" and "Page feed" and see nothing except those sites I've previously selected. From time to time a new site will pop up with an option to "Like" it and subsequently follow it, but if ignored it doesn't show up again. I would say I get only one of these solicitations per week, not a bother. Each entry also has a downward pointing arrow in the top right corner where you can select to delete a post, and not see posts from that source again. It works. Pete :cheers:
Like you two I do it for friends and family. Even so I get a lot of junk from them. But, like spam e-mail, I zip through it
The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

User avatar
buksida
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 15825
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:25 pm
Location: south of sanity
Contact:

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by buksida » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:39 am

Fake bomb news fools thousands
"News" of a bomb explosion in Bangkok spread like wildfire on Facebook and Line Tuesday evening, but the story was false.

Users by the thousands clicked on the fake Facebook page, "The Explosion in Bangkok, Thailand" that they were safe, after the site reported there was an explosion somewhere in the city.

It provided no details of the alleged blast, but hookwinked a large number of social media users into messaging friends and family they had survived, unhurt.

Like Bangkok Informer, Facebook also was working to memory-hole its fake news response. (Screen shot below)

The news spread worldwide. The Bangkok Post received worried inquiries from as close as Malaysia and as far away as the US state of Colorado, where relatives of Thais frantically searched for news of the "Bangkok bomb".

Clueless "news" sites around the world were instantly taken in and re-reported the fake news, without checking - but as if it were confirmed.

Technology website TheVerge.com blamed Facebook.

"Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm," it reported. "The social network falsely activated its Safety Check feature after a flood of fake news suggested that there was an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -thousands
http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/27/1408 ... k-thailand
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S Thompson
Get out there: On The Road Asia

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30429
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Big Boy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:06 am

Quite a strange coincidence, because the guy I follow for local Hua Hin news, and he's very reliable, posted that there was an exercise going involving a fake bomb at 19 Rai yesterday evening, and local people should not panic if they saw it.
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....2 Northampton....0 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Points 17; Position 23

User avatar
STEVE G
Hero
Hero
Posts: 11819
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:50 am
Location: HUA HIN/EUROPE

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by STEVE G » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:08 am

It seems that it originally stemmed from a genuine story about a protester throwing ping pong ball bombs at Government house yesterday morning that then got linked to a recent article about the 2015 Bangkok bombing.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/br ... s/30302929

User avatar
Nereus
Addict
Addict
Posts: 6202
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:01 pm
Location: Hua Hin and Bangkok

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Nereus » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:18 pm

Facebook: Bombing alert confirmed by Thai media

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... thai-media

Facebook Thailand has defended the trigger of a false bombing alarm in Bangkok on its network late on Tuesday, saying the incident did happen and referring to a Government House bomb threat incident reported by local media early in the morning.

Its Safety Check feature, intended for any user to report a crisis, such as an earthquake, in his area and inform his circles that he is safe, was activated for Bangkok late on Tuesday and spread quickly throughout Thailand-based Facebook communities. It turned out to be a hoax and caused a misunderstanding and brief panic.

Facebook said in a statement on Wednesday that a "third-party entity" enabled its Safety Check feature in the area, an explanation consistent with the intended purpose of the feature.

However, the social media network cited four local English-language news reports published on Tuesday morning, including that of the Bangkok Post, to support its claim that the incident "has now been confirmed by local press".

The reports were about a man who climbed on a roof near the Government House and tossed some giant firecrackers to make his point about his land ownership problem. None of the media it cited reported an “explosion”.

The social media giant continued to explain the functions of its Safety Checks feature, saying when the feature was first launched, Facebook was the one who activated it in crisis-hit locations. It later let communities take over for improved promptness and responsiveness.

“In November, Facebook announced that Safety Check would be activated by the community instead of Facebook so that more people could use the tool whenever they felt they needed it.” .......................................>>>>>>>>
May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil know`s you`re dead!

User avatar
PeteC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20747
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by PeteC » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:40 pm

Ripe for abuse. Facebook should get the hell out of things they have no business in. Allowing this to be user activated and then allow it to propagate is irresponsible unless an event has been fully confirmed. Watch, it will turn into a "cry wolf" application unless controlled properly. Pete
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Source

User avatar
StevePIraq
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2227
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:21 pm
Location: Ting Tong Land

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:43 pm

What's with Thais and Facebook? Maybe other nationalities are the same but I do not notice it with them so much.
Each of my Thai family must post 10 or more facial photos of themselves each day, looking up, looking down, looking happy, looking sad, tilt this way, tilt that way. Then they get hundreds of "likes" or silly stickers of animals etc. Little if anything worthwhile is ever said by them, is it just a craving for attention or a lack of self esteem. In the past I have had a crowd of them in my house and everything is silent, they are all posting pics of themselves sitting in my living room. I just don't understand.

Maybe I am just getting too old for FB.
"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right." Muhammad Ali

User avatar
Ginjaninja
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1113
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:51 am
Location: Never lovin land

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Ginjaninja » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:57 pm

^
I'm just glad I have a 'beauty-app'...
:naughty:
GN.

oakdale160
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2917
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:04 am

StevePiraq----- another unfathonable thing. I couple I know eat out most evenings, the wife photosa nd posts a picture of her meal every time, not even telling what it is.

handdrummer
Guru
Guru
Posts: 623
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:58 am

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:45 am

food is central to Thai life and everything takes place around it. every meal is photographed and launched into the digital abyss to be admired and "liked" by all and sundry. that's how they know they're still alive.

oakdale160
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2917
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:37 am

steve--you talk of nothing of importance being said on the FB postings. Farang with Thai wives and families say that they never talk about anything outside their own lives and experiences. What do they think about the military or about those of whom we may not speak--generally they think NOTHING. they have no opinion about the sun rising in the east and setting in the west--it needs no discussion, neither does politics and corruption

User avatar
StevePIraq
Legend
Legend
Posts: 2227
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:21 pm
Location: Ting Tong Land

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:32 am

oakdale160 wrote:steve--you talk of nothing of importance being said on the FB postings. Farang with Thai wives and families say that they never talk about anything outside their own lives and experiences. What do they think about the military or about those of whom we may not speak--generally they think NOTHING. they have no opinion about the sun rising in the east and setting in the west--it needs no discussion, neither does politics and corruption
WTF?
"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right." Muhammad Ali

dundrillin
Guru
Guru
Posts: 561
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:06 am
Location: huahin

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by dundrillin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:43 am

oakdale160 wrote:steve--you talk of nothing of importance being said on the FB postings. Farang with Thai wives and families say that they never talk about anything outside their own lives and experiences. What do they think about the military or about those of whom we may not speak--generally they think NOTHING. they have no opinion about the sun rising in the east and setting in the west--it needs no discussion, neither does politics and corruption
So true,perhaps this explains their reluctance to fight a half decent war now and again. No one expects them to be in a near perpetual state of war like the US and the U.K.but they could make the effort once in a while surely.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests