Dubious FB accounts swarming retro groups

Started by thomas, 11:01, 19 September 21

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thomas


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbj_hv6Y-0
This is odd ... why would anyone do that? They swamped various FB groups, have seen those posts in Atari and Amiga related groups all over.

Gryzor

12 minutes of video to say there are scammers out there?

Bryce

Facebook still exists??  :o

But to answer your question thomas: That's what happens when you try to use a social media platform as a forum for anything more serious than pictures of the toast you had for breakfast or self-centred musings about the inflated opinion they have of themselves and their lives. It's like complaining about the level of vocabulary used in the big brother house / love island or whatever.


Bryce.

thomas

so you would suggest ignoring FB altogether? :-) Ok.

I think he's making a good point in the 12 min video. Stuff like that makes me sick though, now I don't trust anyone! :-)

Gryzor

It's a point made in 12 seconds. Normally if you know the Nate minimum about social media you just move on.

Bryce

Quote from: thomas on 11:40, 19 September 21
so you would suggest ignoring FB altogether? :-) Ok.

I think he's making a good point in the 12 min video. Stuff like that makes me sick though, now I don't trust anyone! :-)

I'm just saying: You can try using a slurry tank as a swimming pool, but cocktails and a lie-low won't change it from being a slurry tank.

Bryce.

thomas

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ok guys, I see your points here, SM sucks big time. However, this just makes no sense to me ... there seems to be real work involved creating those accounts, but what for? I mean, Retro Computing is a fringe hobby. So why the effort?

Is this just a scam or is it some kind of "social experiment" to show the toxiticity of the (mostly male) retro community?

Animalgril987

But, what is toxic about us enjoying our retro computers?

thomas

nothing of course! :-) Sometimes my mind seems to go crazy ... however, it might be a trap of some sort, so take care! :-)

Animalgril987


GUNHED

What is Face Book? Does it run on CPC?
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Animalgril987


arkive

Quote from: Bryce on 11:29, 19 September 21
But to answer your question thomas: That's what happens when you try to use a social media platform as a forum for anything more serious than pictures of the toast you had for breakfast or self-centred musings about the inflated opinion they have of themselves and their lives. It's like complaining about the level of vocabulary used in the big brother house / love island or whatever.
I'm not exactly a fan of fb and all that jazz, but this take seems like a stretch. There are AI spambots everywhere now and forums,   which are also a form of social media after all, are not immune from them either. It's just it's much easier to keep them out, especially on small forums.

Gryzor

Indeed. And of course forums are social media, much older than Facebook. But with a basic security setup you avoid most of the sewage that appears on the wild west of Facebook.

TotO

Any FaceBook topic should start from "All Of Shame", and next can be moved to "Other Retro" if it's less stupid than the others. :-\
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

Gryzor


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