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Old 05-11-2011, 20:13
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I've got into the habit of always checking on my old acquaintances on facebook to see how things are going for them. I always have a good look at their photos to see if their house is as good as mine and am delighted if they show signs of being poor tramps. I once searched my whole year 5 class when I found a old itinerary on who was going on the trip to the lake district.

Am I alone at doing this? Does this make me sad?
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:14
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Nope. I always have a good snoop around facebook. Isnt that what its for???
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:15
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No, if I don't talk to them anymore then why bother finding out what they're doing? Materialism in a can.
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:17
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No never. If I'm not in touch there's a reason for it. And I have no interest in what they are doing now, as long as it's not near me.
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:18
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No, I don't.

But you've given me another good reason for not using Facebook.
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:18
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I thought that was just Facebook - it's out in the open so not sure I would call it spying! But yes, I look at pictures when they are posted or the profile when it's someone new I've added. I like seeing how they look now for the most part!
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:20
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Yeah I admit I do - it's my guilty pleasure
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:33
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Yeah I do, I don't think its spying as they've put it on there for all to see!
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Old 05-11-2011, 20:37
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oh yeah one of the main purposes of facebook! Everyone I look up seems to be widely successful and happy ! How very dare they !!
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Old 05-11-2011, 21:14
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I've got into the habit of always checking on my old acquaintances on facebook to see how things are going for them. I always have a good look at their photos to see if their house is as good as mine and am delighted if they show signs of being poor tramps. I once searched my whole year 5 class when I found a old itinerary on who was going on the trip to the lake district.

Am I alone at doing this? Does this make me sad?
Doubt if you're alone, but it's not something I do. Not especially interested in other people's houses
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Old 05-11-2011, 21:20
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I do, however usually if somebody defriends me or I defriend them, I often block them so they can't see what I am up to.

Yeah yeah, I know it's double standards
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Old 05-11-2011, 21:26
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As they have accepted you as a friend it's not stalking. Unless they just have their profiles open to all in which case they're asking for all sorts of randoms to gawp at their lives
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Old 05-11-2011, 21:50
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Yeah, I do it all the time, most of the time I end up laughing at what they have become
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Old 05-11-2011, 21:59
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I've got into the habit of always checking on my old acquaintances on facebook to see how things are going for them. I always have a good look at their photos to see if their house is as good as mine and am delighted if they show signs of being poor tramps. I once searched my whole year 5 class when I found a old itinerary on who was going on the trip to the lake district.

Am I alone at doing this? Does this make me sad?
You are a clearly a very disturbed person judging by your recent activity on here.
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Old 05-11-2011, 22:02
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You are a clearly a very disturbed person judging by your recent activity on here.
What makes you say that?
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:10
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When I first joined Facebook an old schoolfriend gave me a list of people I should go mock. She's always been nice like that. Although to be fair I did work my way through the list.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:13
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I've got into the habit of always checking on my old acquaintances on facebook to see how things are going for them. I always have a good look at their photos to see if their house is as good as mine and am delighted if they show signs of being poor tramps. I once searched my whole year 5 class when I found a old itinerary on who was going on the trip to the lake district.

Am I alone at doing this? Does this make me sad?
no, and i like nothing better than a good snoop!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:22
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isnt there an application that people can see who's been viewing their profile?

dunno if that's an urban myth tho. that kinda puts me off snooping, i wouldnt want people to know i'd been looking at their profile when we're not 'friends'.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:28
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When I first joined Facebook an old schoolfriend gave me a list of people I should go mock. She's always been nice like that. Although to be fair I did work my way through the list.
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Old 06-11-2011, 23:27
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I've got into the habit of always checking on my old acquaintances on facebook to see how things are going for them. I always have a good look at their photos to see if their house is as good as mine and am delighted if they show signs of being poor tramps. I once searched my whole year 5 class when I found a old itinerary on who was going on the trip to the lake district.

Am I alone at doing this?
No, apparently not.

I can't even remember some of the names of previous acquaintances.

I use phone numbers or e-mail in general to contact people I know.
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Old 06-11-2011, 23:32
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Not spy, ususaly just a random browse if soemones name pops into my head, can be
old school friends
teachers
randomers in the news
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Old 06-11-2011, 23:41
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Acquaintances no. However I do snoop on old friends, but only because I miss them a bit and want to know if they are doing ok. Even if we aren't in touch anymore doesn't mean I don't care about what happens to them.
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Old 06-11-2011, 23:54
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That's one of the reasons I don't go on it. I don't really have relationships anymore, but I do have unrequited crushes and the temptation would be too great to torture yourself by continually seeing what they're up to. "Out of sight, out of mind", is how I try to operate in these circumstances.
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Old 06-11-2011, 23:56
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I wasn't actually referring to old crushes. Just old friends who I'm not in touch with anymore, but I see where you are coming from.
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