Lois Collins: Why spend time on Facebook when you could be laughing with your kids?

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  • Anti-Plutocrat South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 10, 2019 4:02 p.m.

    And so we begin to realise that the trade off is not just family versus arguments/discussions. It is our lives for money! Facebook sees your times spent online is $$$ for them.

    Free sharing of our lives online is a marketing gold mine. Facebook, Google, and all the others are multibillion dollar revenue generators because of all the time we spend and all the personal information and preferences we spill out to on their websites, services. Facebook could care less about what your opinions are as long as you typed it up and posted it -- they are making money off of all of it - thanks to you, to me, to all of us. Facebook also doesn't care about your argument as long as you do indeed 'please!' do argue on Facebook -- every post, every fact, every like and every photo is data to sell to a company to market to you, or to sell you on something.

    If it's free to login and use, then YOU are the product being sold.

  • nmjim SANDIA PARK, NM
    Feb. 7, 2019 1:49 p.m.

    Since none of our relatives live near us, without Facebook we would rarely hear from or about them. Social media has vastly improved our relations with kinfolks compared to the days when we tried to rely on letters and mail. When we see stuff we don't agree with, usually we just ignore it. We think modern media is a blessing and not a curse. Like fire, water, and electricity, it depends on whether we use it for good or for bad uses.

  • Jvkswm Rochester, NY
    Feb. 6, 2019 1:36 p.m.

    Not all of us are married or have kids. The world does not revolve around our younger neighbours.