advertising,again, and is anyone actually making money from it?

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 19:36:44 EST 2017


I guess I make it three.

I signed up, and didn't log in, the day they announced their own
email, just to stop someone else from being labeled dochawk.

Then at my reunion a couple of months ago, it came up that someone had
a page for our class.  We went through a comedy of errors trying to
find and login to my account.  Or maybe that I could  login, but that
my name didn't show (as I'd never given it more than initials).

Somehow, we connected one of them to my wife, and I guess that let me
see a name and send a message, or maybe they sent her some kind of
invitation.

And then they were exasperated that I hadn't filled out a "profile" or
some such.

I logged in for a while, wondering if anything interesting would
happen.  I found that adblock could make a couple of particularly
annoying columns it through at me go away, but really did not get
interested in the blather.

And then, once you don't log in often enough, it sends you messages
offering to help . . .

I go back to 1984 on usenet, but just don't understand this whole
facetwit and tell the world what I had for breakfast thing . . .

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:16 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/2017 03:29 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> I don't know, I'm one of the six people on earth who doesn't have or want
>> a Facebook account. But Ghostery blocks any unwanted junk that comes in via
>> a web page, and since you're viewing Facebook inside a web page then it's
>> worth a try. Can't hurt.
>
> I'm one of the other six. Never been tempted by it.
> I used to have Ghostery installed, and probably it's still on my Firefox
> browser. But I switched over to Chrome a while back and I guess I never
> bothered to install it. My experience has been that all those tools do a
> pretty good job of filtering, and none of them is perfect.
>
> --
>  Mark Wieder
>  ahsoftware at gmail.com
>
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