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Old 09-17-2017, 11:10 PM   #21
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I'm not sure if "prefer" is the right word as far as my situation goes. I've never used any other form of online communication except email. I despise learning new systems. Never had anything like Facebook or Instagram etc. I still never replaced photobucket after they started charging hundreds. I only ever used photobucket and don't want to try anything else or pay $400 either. So I'm SOL on that front. If the drome ever went away I'd most likely be done for awhile with any type of online communication except for email.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:16 PM   #22
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Yeah, being born in the 80's all this social media stuff might as well be a foreign language to me. I don't know about any of this stuff, as it's "after my time."

I still remember dial-up internet, and when people used AOL for their e-mail. I feel like a dinosaur on the internet, so I mostly avoid this stuff.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:34 PM   #23
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Yeah, being born in the 80's all this social media stuff might as well be a foreign language to me. I don't know about any of this stuff, as it's "after my time."

I still remember dial-up internet, and when people used AOL for their e-mail. I feel like a dinosaur on the internet, so I mostly avoid this stuff.
That doesn't stop tons of middle aged people to use facebook on a daily basis, so don't act like being born in the mid-80s makes you "too old for this".
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:49 PM   #24
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Well there's also the fact that I have no real use for it. I mean what I'm going to do, post some random thoughts on a social media wall? I do the same thing on forums all the time.

And besides that it feels like you can barely interact with anyone there besides people you know. Here I can post my opinions on anything and debate things on various cartoons/movies/videogames/media as I see fit.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:50 PM   #25
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Yeah, being born in the 80's all this social media stuff might as well be a foreign language to me. I don't know about any of this stuff, as it's "after my time."

I still remember dial-up internet, and when people used AOL for their e-mail. I feel like a dinosaur on the internet, so I mostly avoid this stuff.
Yeah I remember dialup and also AOL CDs with limited hours of online time. And videos only a few minutes long that I would give up on watching because it would take like an hour to load.

I used a chat room briefly around 1997. I met this girl from the UK. The funny thing is we decided to also exchange physical addresses and ended up writing a few actual pen/paper letters to each other. My parents didn't know to warn be not to give out my address. It was the 90's and the internet was still so new. I also used ICQ in 2001 for like a week and only chatted with locals from around my area.

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:12 AM   #26
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Well there's also the fact that I have no real use for it. I mean what I'm going to do, post some random thoughts on a social media wall? I do the same thing on forums all the time.

And besides that it feels like you can barely interact with anyone there besides people you know. Here I can post my opinions on anything and debate things on various cartoons/movies/videogames/media as I see fit.
My point is, everyone is on social media these days, including people as old or even older than your parents.

Now if you think it's pointless for you to join facebook, instagram, etc. then don't. No one is forcing you to do so.

Btw, apparently tumblr has been around since 2007, already.
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:14 AM   #27
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That doesn't stop tons of middle aged people to use facebook on a daily basis, so don't act like being born in the mid-80s makes you "too old for this".
My Grandmother born in 1939 has a Facebook.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:25 AM   #28
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My Grandmother born in 1939 has a Facebook.
Wow.
Ain't that something?

LOL, she probably has more Friends than I would too.

Just goes to show you're never too old for something. Time to go play with some toys, LOL.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:35 AM   #29
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Wow.
Ain't that something?

LOL, she probably has more Friends than I would too.
I'm not sure how many friends she has. Mostly I think she has it because it helps her be a part of and stay in contact with several family members on the east coast. Grandpa also has a smart phone. Maybe it helps them feel young, who knows really.
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Just goes to show you're never too old for something. Time to go play with some toys, LOL.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:38 AM   #30
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My Grandmother born in 1939 has a Facebook.
That doesn't surprise me. Whenever I read the comment sections of online newspapers and such, lots of people commenting there are not younger than 55.
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:32 AM   #31
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I don't see why older people can't use social media, they don't do it as much as the young but imagine you are 50/60 and you live to you re 90, do you have to spend 30/40 years hidden away because you aren't young?
Saying that though I feel a little old for places like Tmblr, it seems more for teens and 20s but I may be wrong about that?

A lot of people use facebook (not all) just to keep up with people they know rather than join discussions etc.
Edit: One thing with being on a forum is you have common interests, you can also choose which threads you do and don't care about, on some social media you will get all subjects unless they are in groups.

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Old 09-18-2017, 05:09 AM   #32
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I guess message boards, but aside from here and one other, I don't really frequent them as much as I used to.

I use my Facebook PM to talk with family or friends. I use LINE, but that's more forced on me since I have to use it for work. I use Skype, but mostly to talk with my folks back home.

I don't use any other social media thing.
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I don't see why older people can't use social media, they don't do it as much as the young but imagine you are 50/60 and you live to you re 90, do you have to spend 30/40 years hidden away because you aren't young?
Well, maybe people don't use it because they're just old-school. They prefer to speak to people face to face.

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Old 09-18-2017, 05:58 AM   #33
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I guess message boards, but aside from here and one other, I don't really frequent them as much as I used to.

I use my Facebook PM to talk with family or friends. I use LINE, but that's more forced on me since I have to use it for work. I use Skype, but mostly to talk with my folks back home.

I don't use any other social media thing.Well, maybe people don't use it because they're just old-school. They prefer to speak to people face to face.
I agree with that, I didn't mean they should use it, I meant 'why can't they' as in I've heard people comment on older people being 'too old' to use it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:35 PM   #34
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Mirage [is]...a comic about life and how life and the people closest to you just absolutely suck sometimes. It's "adult" in a very real sense, in that it deals with heavy themes that resonate more with adults, not that it's full of blood and titties or whatever.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:37 PM   #35
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Eh, I tried going to reddit for a little while but gave up. The way the posts are formatted annoy me greatly and it's hard to even respond to anyone. To hell with reddit.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:31 PM   #36
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I don't have an interest in using Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, etc. Don't have a Reddit account, but I find it to be a good source of information about stuff such as tv shows and music.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:23 PM   #37
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My mom and my Grandma's husband both have FB accounts. Mom uses hers to keep in touch with family. I imagine his is about the same. Im the same way. Used to be on mine all the time but got kind of bored witth it so now I justvcheck it once in a while to keep up with my little girl's life and occasionally say hi to old friends.
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