Question re Uber???

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  1. Peter M. Lopez profile image83
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    Does anyone have much experience with Uber? 

    I reluctantly created a myspace page, but I get so much spam it's barely worth the trouble, and at 34 I'm way tooooo old for facebook apparently (and so I'm told), but Uber seems like the real deal.  The pages are sleek and the options, though somewhat limited for now, are not bad at all.

    Any Uber fans out there?

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    I'm on facebook, no problems. Don't like myspace though. More adults are joining facebook.

  3. Peter M. Lopez profile image83
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    Thanks, Patty.  I may just do both and see what happens.

  4. thesilly1 profile image58
    thesilly1posted 10 years ago

    I don't think you're too old for Facebook.  Seems like the age range is between 18-40... Chances are you'll have friends from more then one age category.   Plus you'll be able to join groups that you're interested in.... age doesn't matter if you're interested in snowboarding (for example).

    Never used Uber though.

  5. Inspirepub profile image77
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    My personal observation among my social circles is that that the 30-somethings and 40-somethings are throwing sheep at one another with gay abandon on Facebook. You know a trend is peaking when people who barely use email are talking about Facebook at dinner parties.

    I had one friend (a 40-something) leave in protest last year when they started allowing advertising and letting companies create Facebook pages and start fan clubs for their products. I imagine this response will be even more pronounced in younger age groups.

    So I'd say there's a shake-out in progress, and the average age is probably rising.

    Jenny

    1. College politico profile image61
      College politicoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well... I've been using both myspace (I hate) and facebook (I love) for years.... and the ads and fan pages are definitely not causing a stir among college students. In fact I haven't heard a single complaint... There have been a couple things that have bothered students.

      1. Opening facebook to people beyond those in college.
      2. The first time they introduced news feeds (I liked it but A LOT of other people didn't at first)
      3. A lot of people don't like the third party applications...

      But all that said most still love Facebook, including me. One things for sure... Its FAR better than myspace.

  6. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    There are a number of groups on Facebook such as "I know I'm too old for Facebook but..".  Personally I've joined several over-50 groups!  Mind you, I still fail to see the point of the site.  I'm not really interested in poking people or throwing sheep at them.

    1. College politico profile image61
      College politicoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Its nice to keep in touch with people. and there are about 100 billion applications by now so I'm sure if you look you can find something you like... also when you ad an application you don't have to add it to your profile so it doesn't get insanely packed with useless boxes... thats what i tend to do.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I find the Facebook way of keeping in touch less effective than forums, email and the old-fashioned telephone!  Yes, there are 100 billion applications but they're all about games, pretty pictures or quizes.  Who cares?

        1. College politico profile image61
          College politicoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Idk I think that Facebook is the most innovative website out there... especially in the social networking area. Sure it doesn't replace real human contact but its still fun. Also I really would encourage you to look around those applications... there are some very good ones. Even useful ones.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Believe me, I have spent a fair bit of time looking through the applications.  Yes, a lot of them are fun - for about 5 minutes.  I have yet to find any that are more fun than the alternatives I have in the real world!  And as for useful...you could have fooled me.

            You have to take into account that I like having real live people around me, so spending a lot of time online is not really my thing.

            1. College politico profile image61
              College politicoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I can definitely understand your position on facebook. But I still love it... One example of a useful application is my screen saver... it takes pictures randomly from all my friends and displays them like a slidshow... I enjoy it. But theres also free file space apps and the marketplace... not to mention some truly interesting analyzers.

            2. RFox profile image71
              RFoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I too love the real world but alas my passion in life keeps me tied to the computer sometimes and Facebook helps pass the time while I print.

              Not to mention my closest friends in the world are scattered all over the world. That's what happens when you're an avid traveler living all over so Facebook lets me keep in touch with them and see photos and read their notes etc....

              You're right that it's always better in person but sometimes that's not an option. smile

  7. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    That's why you deserted my slayer army! wink

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Misha!  I'm like Jenny - I accepted all the invitations for a while, then I just got bored with the whole thing and deleted most of them.

  8. Inspirepub profile image77
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    I know what you mean, Marisa.

    I caved in when someone sent me fish for my aquarium, but after a while it got boring. I think they have probably starved to death by now.

    I wonder if there is some electronic karma heading my way as a result of neglecting my electronic fish to their deaths?

    Jenny

  9. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I Rachelle am a Facebook nerd. I've had lotsa fun keeping up with friends and throwing sheep at people. Finding lost friends is the best part.

    And Misha: My zombie would eat your slayer for breakfast! Lol

    smile

  10. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Wanna fight? Or I can ask my Zombie to eat yours wink

  11. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 10 years ago

    Bring it on...my Zombie loves the taste of Slayer brains. He's also become quite the cannibal feasting on his own kind.

    I call him Chompy. smile

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ummm, my vampire ate your zombie for breakfast, and my werewolf finished the leftovers... nothing left for my zombie and slayer sad

      1. RFox profile image71
        RFoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well you should check your army cause I just chowed down on your Slayer, Werewolf, Zombie and Vampire. Thanks for all the points! big_smile

        1. Misha profile image70
          Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Uh-ah, I'm busy mounting counterattack wink

          1. RFox profile image71
            RFoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Damn, I'm all out of attacks. Got too fight happy this morning......bask in your safety until tomorrow....

            BTW I think we killed this thread tongue

  12. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago
  13. djtphn1 profile image81
    djtphn1posted 10 years ago

    Where are u?

  14. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    What do you mean? I'm at home slowly closing all open windows and preparing to shut down my computer...

  15. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 10 years ago

    It lives! big_smile

    And I couldn't agree more....some of those applications are downright addictive. You can never have too much silly fun in life....it's just too short.

    Long live Facebook!

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's in zombie mode now big_smile

      1. RFox profile image71
        RFoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        hahahahahahahahhaha.....

  16. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Marisa,

    Did I tell you when you were still in my army - don't talk to Zombies, they are empty chatterboxes big_smile

    Night everybody smile

  17. Peter M. Lopez profile image83
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    Okay, so I'm guess nobody has used Uber?  And Facebook gets a thumbs up, cool.

 
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