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Senate Is there is generation gap in social media?

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Let's face it most of us who have been on these boards for a long time never came here from facebook. More importantly we saw the rise of facebook and youtube as it happened. Yet as those sites changed we didn't. While we were used to following forums the next generation is following likes and facebook posts. We scream at giving up our personal info yet the next generation gives it up like its nothing. They use likes as the currency of cool while we use posts and discussions as a means of community health.
     
  2. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    yes, some users seem to have a big issue with receiving likes.
     
  3. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    there's been a lot of cultural shifts in the last twenty years many of which are having ill effects.
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    See the preview for last night's Frontline, beez?
     
  5. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Is there a quality gap in threads?
     
  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    YouTube started in 2005 and Facebook only a year earlier. It's mildly ridiculous to talk about a "generation gap" for stuff that hasn't existed a decade. Your premise that the current popularity of these services is based on some sort of unawareness of how things operated before/without them is basically impossible.
     
  7. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Beezer, straight up: what are you on my man? What did this to you? Which drug council needs to seek you out as evidence for their war on narcotics?
     
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  8. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We haven't changed? Maybe you haven't changed.
     
  9. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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  10. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  11. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    you use a lot of "we" in that post, beez. i see you more as one of a kind.
     
  12. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Beezel is Latin for "special Legion".
     
  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    beezel26, stop posting Senate threads which are more than the kinds of soapbox rants reserved for the most remote of AM talkback radio hosts there are. Not only do you fail to meet the litmus test for even a new Senate thread (which I think is basically, have an idea, articulate it clearly, and ensure the idea can sustain multiple viewpoints) but you fail to meet the litmus test for a thread, anywhere.

    So, stop. Please. I literally can't take my blood boiling every time I click on a beezel thread. I don't know if it's some form of autism or just the bi-product of too many blows to the head but these threads are just impenetrably dense and not in the James Joyce way. Arguably a mod should have stepped in already and PM'd you to say "cut that **** right out". But they haven't.

    Stop.
     
  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    there is a generational gap, but what's wrong with jailbait?
     
  15. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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  16. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    beezel, please stop posting Senate threads.


    Edit: Ninja'd by Ender...
     
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  17. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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  18. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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  19. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  20. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    someone should make a poll with the question "should beezel be allowed to post [threads] on the Jedi Council Forums" with the options yes and no.
     
  21. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    That'll just make him post a comms thread.
     
  22. slightly_unhinged

    slightly_unhinged Jedi Master star 4

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    I love how someone manages to out-weird beezel by arguing against a point he never made and in no way underpins his ramblings.

    ...but beezel still wins the unintentional hilarity prize, beating even the ironing of the person who liked his disjointed rant against likes.
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    That sounds like Ramza's problem, not ours.
     
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  24. Randwulf Crescentmoon

    Randwulf Crescentmoon Jedi Master star 4

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    I dunno about a generational gap (what is that, isn't it like every 15 years or so?) but there is a definite incline in social media, and a divot in personal things being kept personal. Truth be told, I do not even go onto Facebook/Twitter due to being out of the loop with all of that nonsense...what is it called again, pointing and clicking? Not my thing...
     
  25. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i never post any personal info online. someone could scam me for like $14,000 dollars.
     
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