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Does anyone still use Facebook these days?

(109 Posts)
Judy54 Thu 02-Apr-20 17:24:35

I don't use social media, apart from Granset and am a complete novice. Friends and family are keeping in touch by phone, email and text which is great. However groups that I belong to have set up pages on Whatsapp and/or Facebook. I can't acccess whattsapp as I don't have a smartphone so would facebook be the next best thing? It looks like there is so much more on there than groups I belong to including links to what is happening in my neighbourhood/community at this time. Any advice/tips would be most welcome.

notanan2 Sun 05-Apr-20 18:33:56

Whatsapp has taken over for keeping in touch/photo sharing etc

Facebook is now more about communities: hobby/interests and local community groups. Connecting with people that arent necessarily in your personal phone book

3nanny6 Sun 05-Apr-20 18:35:10

Callistemon ; yes it was a while ago and as my son and daughter were younger they tended to look at the younger generation stuff. They both had an enormous amount of friends and there was always something going on with couples and breaking up mine got bored of it.
Once when my son ended a friendship with a young woman (which he done to her face) the girls mother posted obscenities on Facebook about him which he made sure she got a warning and the post was removed.
It's just as well I do not use it or she would have got more than she bargained for.

notanan2 Sun 05-Apr-20 18:37:26

Its not really used in that way now, people dont put up relationship statuses etc any more.

May7 Sun 05-Apr-20 20:00:40

NEXTDOOR Is an online app for people in your neighbourhood primarily set up for neighbours to communicate online without being on Facebook. It’s used for alerting or informing people of stuff in the area such as local businesses recommended plumbers.gardeners etc or just for asking for help in your neighbourhood. These last few weeks it’s become a valuable source of information for helping vulnerable people of all ages as the communities come together. It not used for social contact but you can private message people. If someone comes on and uses it for a personal grievance against someone then they are usually reported and the comments removed
I’ve included a link for you to take a look. It’s not an anonymous site.

Callistemon Sun 05-Apr-20 20:43:54

Just horrible, 3nanny6

I have heard tales of such nastiness.

eilyann Sun 05-Apr-20 20:46:55

I do1 Scroll past nasties

Callistemon Sun 05-Apr-20 22:41:10

Delete spam, delete nasties.

Mypennyfarthing41 Sun 05-Apr-20 23:55:21

May 7.
How really kind, and very much appreciated - tomorrow lm going to follow this up and let you know how l get on.
I really have to get some sleep. THANKYOU again..