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View Poll Results: Do you use Facebook?
I cruise full-time and use FB onboard only 3 2.14%
I cruise full-time and use FB on land only 2 1.43%
I cruise full-time, and use FB both onboard and on land 11 7.86%
I cruise full-time, and never use FB 17 12.14%
I cruise part-time and use FB onboard only 1 0.71%
I cruise part-time and use FB on land only 12 8.57%
I cruise part-time, and use FB both onboard and on land 39 27.86%
I cruise part-time, and never use FB 55 39.29%
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Old 21-08-2011, 13:57   #31
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IMHO computers are mankind's greatest invention.
They will also be it's downfall.
Sorry, mankind will be mankind's undoing, but you know what I mean.
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Old 22-08-2011, 01:23   #32
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

Interesting. There is a lot of negativity against FB on this forum, but 97% of respondants to the survey log in to FB at least weekly - and 78% do so daily. I don't think I'm getting a balance feedback here....

Is there any chance you could do the survey even if you are against Facebook, please, to help balance out the figures? Here's the link again:

Kate's Facebook Survey
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Old 22-08-2011, 05:45   #33
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but 97% of respondants to the survey log in to FB at least weekly - and 78% do so daily.
Where does that survey link from? Facebook? A USA high school? Google Execs?

Lies, damn lies and statistics.

On this survey its 50:50! 22 out of 50 respondants.
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Old 22-08-2011, 06:23   #34
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Where does that survey link from? Facebook? A USA high school? Google Execs?
That's the problem in a nutshell. The potential for misuse here is huge. As another former school teacher, I do think the net will completely change the way we "educate" our children, and I'm all for it since the way we do it now is so ineffective for so many.

For the other 3%ers on CF who may have missed the biggest news of the weekend: Kim Kardashian got married. Lindsay Lohan was there. If you don't know either of them, good on you. You are ahead of me on the curve.
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Old 22-08-2011, 11:02   #35
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I use Facebook and had no clue as to who got married or what happened to celebrities. I am not saying FB is without its faults, but it can be used to get information. No need to b so negative. Just because u hate FB and don't recognize how it can be beneficially used is not reason to assume u r right.
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Old 22-08-2011, 11:28   #36
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Where does that survey link from? Facebook? A USA high school? Google Execs?

Lies, damn lies and statistics.

On this survey its 50:50! 22 out of 50 respondants.
Here, for starters - hence half of respondents are cruisers. But mostly old(er) cruisers, from 35 - 65.

From Twitter; and most of my followers there are academics. I don't do 'social' there.

From FB, but only half a dozen responses from there!

I have been begging my younger 'friends' to repost the link, so I can get a younger input (0 are younger than 20 so far, and only 6 younger than 35); but some friends they are turning out to be!!

Any ideas? Where are the teens hanging out?
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

edit,.......I'm an old fart, so I can't help you SS.
But I post the following in response to the negative comments made...........


I'm 50+, log onto FB daily, and I voted in the poll and completed the linked survey.

I control what I post on FB. It includes my name, where I went to school, and some pictures of my recent travels and a couple of old motorcycles of mine. Plus of course any texts of communication with friends. Which I'm in control of as well. I realize some people have no control in this area, and that can get them into trouble. Not sure that's FB's fault.

I only have a couple of dozen friends on FB and they are the only folks who see my stuff. The friends of these friends can see a post I have made to a mutual friends posting, but if they go to my page all they see is my name and profile pic, which they have already seen in the mutual friends posting. All this is controlled in the settings. The default settings are now set to more privacy than when FB started years ago.

Any one else who happens to stumble on my page can see my name and profile picture only. I don't consider this much of a privacy concern. Especially considering what is a matter of public record with various government agencies and is increasingly available to anyone online.

My friends say they enjoy keeping up with my current wanderings. And I feel more connected and appreciate their support as a solo sailor.
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Erm.... No. This is the first time I've used survey monkey, but the "Other, please specify" option is a standard one that you should be able to check alone. I'll look into it, but not a lot I can do at this stage anyway!

Is there an answer you were forced to give that I should remove from the stats?
I'll leave that up to you. I answered that I had "no privacy concerns".
Of course that's only because I don't use Facebook.
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Old 22-08-2011, 19:02   #39
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

Well, I find it interseting that most of the negative replies here are coming from folks who say they don't use FB. Then they mostly go on to state specific reasons that for the life of me I can't understand how they would assume or know about since they don't use FB!
I personally use FB for family, friends, and I have yet to encounter any of the things these folks seem to have concerns with. I log in on a secure https conection, have never played the games or downloaded any applications, and for the record, have added a lot of cruising folks that I would have never met otherwise. It has been a very positive experience all around. Had it been different, I might not still be using it.
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

Come on you Luddites.....vote early vote often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love Facebook and use it daily. My boat has her own FB page! Love forums too lol! Going to go do the survey now
By the way Zeehag and Skipmac who are you on Facebook I would love to be friends with you
Wish I knew how to link my boats Facebook page to here from my phone lol
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I tried it several years ago but I felt there were other more important things to do so I deleted the account. I don't see any use in letting everyone know what or how I'm doing.
Big waste of time for me.
Ditto. Started hearing from people I had little in common with long ago and nothing in common with now.
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

The stats problem is likely a result of mostly those that don't like FB posting on this thread. Those of us who don't have a problem with it regardless of age are under represented. I'd trust the survey (objective data with all it's inherent limitations) more than the subjective data reflected in the posts
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I did the survey as well. I also am a no to fb. I see the good use for it but I just don't like using the computer except for work and don't choose to take the time at home to do all the input. I only do this forum bc it interests me.
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Re: Survey: Do You Use Facebook ?

We use it when in port to keep track of friends -- we rarely post, but we often read ... we also have a site for our boat that points people to our blog ...
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