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Post Reply Facebook real world naming gone live! No Facebook for me
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Posted 7/5/15


So to sum up.

I have a younger brother, he went to go on facebook today and cannot get on. Why? He uses a Pseudonym user name. Had it for years. Turns out the must use your real name thing is going live and to log in, he must use his real name on new account or submit documentation of proof of who he is.

I mean seriously. A social media site demanding documentation from a foreign country for continued use of service?

What is all your opinions? His user name is his online alter persona. We all have that one name we use for everything from roleplay to gaming. It is the alter ego. I really doubt Facebook knows how much of their user base has that alter ego character for things such as groups and other online only organizations.

End of day for me? Facebook was sort of a hub for my different interests. End of day, there are forums, such as this where I can connect with the same people and of course I talk to my real world friends... in the real world.
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Facebook... yeah, it's been out of hand... I'm surprised this is new to anyone.
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I had heard they were scrapping the idea is all. Then suddenly, surprise!!!!

I mean I can understand it for business networking systems such as linked in, but is their business, not mine.
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Facebook already stores infomation on you as if it was a public criminal record.
This alone made me turn my back on the site a little over 2 years ago.
I don't know what will make people say "enough" these days, since even before Facebook became semi-controversial for their lack of respect for privacy in general, people were willing (still are) to upload so damn much infomation about them selves.

Sure there's the argument that the average person isn't important enough for someone to look through your profile and use it against you, but that's only half the argument.

You don't keep the window shades open if you live right next to the street either, do you?
I hope more people will start shutting these sort of sites down, it would be nice to have to actually get to know people again rather than have them act like a celebrity with a public life.
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As someone who never used facebook I have to say: Take your chance brother, run away, break free! Break free and cry out freedom! End it once and for all!
Posted 7/5/15
Deleted my Facebook in winter 2013. That's a long time ago.

Don't regret it at all.
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Posted 7/5/15
I stopped getting on Facebook like three years ago, but people told me not to delete it. Not like stuff on there goes away when I deactivate my account, so I suppose it doesn't bother me...

I hate social media, excluding a few key forums.
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Posted 7/5/15

AiYumega wrote: Don't regret it at all.

Yup, since you got this right?
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Posted 7/5/15
Use instragram instead.
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Posted 7/5/15
I don't use Facebook anyways, this just ensures I never use it. It's a terrible idea to use real names on any online site.
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Posted 7/5/15
I couldn't even use my real name to sign up. It said it was invalid...
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I can't believe i was alive to witness the birth and death of facebook tbh
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Posted 7/5/15
This isn't anything new, I have friends who have been forced to change their names. However they've never had to prove their the real users. Anyhow I use my real name there
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Posted 7/5/15

jordancharacter wrote:

I couldn't even use my real name to sign up. It said it was invalid...


"I'm sorry, you aren't really there"

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Posted 7/5/15

AiYumega wrote:

Deleted my Facebook in winter 2013. That's a long time ago.

Don't regret it at all.


Even if you delete it your information is still there games and everything. Cause Mom deleted and went back twice all her games,wall posts, and friends were as she left them.
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