How many HBA members on Facebook?

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  1. Feb 28, 2015 #1

    Alan Waters

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    [​IMG] I am. Look forward to hearing from you all.https://www.facebook.com/alan.waters.543
     
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    This might actually be an idea to revive the HBA presence on Facebook, since quite a few of our active members are out there as well. Any takers?
     
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    Not me not ever. I think it's curse on humanity... but that's just me. Being the Luddite I am I'm usually more in the mood to take this laptop and see how far I can skip it across Bluewater Lake.


    [h=2]Lud·dite[/h] (lŭd′īt)n.1. Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment.
    2. One who opposes technical or technological change.
     
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    I tend to ignore/avoid Facebook. I don't mind Social sites, but only when they have a focus that is interesting to me. Facebook is too random and public for my tastes.
     
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    Same here, I waste far too much time here and on other focused aviation and technical sites to waste any more time on the social gossip sites.

    Dana
     
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    I try to dislike it, but I have reconnected with many old friends through FB. A convenient way of keeping in touch with people. You need to be selective about whose posts you want to see though.
     
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    Well maybe but I've never lost touch with anyone I really cared about... Does anyone remember when cable TV first came out? Everyone wanted it because if you paid for TV you would not have to endure hours of Viagra commercials... well good luck with that now... I think I will love my Fly Baby with three instruments..

    Point is Facebook is not about you except marketing to you... And in my chosen fields of interest, experimental aviation and acoustic guitar building I meet the best people doing the best things out there... it's not about trying to find a direct link into your checking account... it's about something that resonates much deeper in our nature. I think HBA is wonderful just the way it is. ;)
     
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    I wasn't going to post a negative opinion, but we do seem to be looking for all points of view...

    I was a member of Facebook for several years. My account has been on standby for over a year now. There was simply far too much drama and "fluff" there for what I got out of it. I did reconnect with many friends from my past during my time there, in most cases only to rediscover why we fell out of contact in the first place.

    I'm not at all convinced that we need to duplicate or fork HBA onto Facebook. What do we gain with that? Is there not enough room here on the regular forum for our discussions? We have Hangar Flying for the "social center" of HBA, and we keep even it nominally aviation-only because I really don't think any of us want to see and acknowledge what anybody else for lunch, let alone see a picture of it. I'm sure your kids and spouses are genuinely great people, but I don't need to know updates on their lives as well as yours.

    Oh, and you kids stay off my lawn!
     
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    Absolutely. If you do that, it's a great resource. The last 10 posts I saw on FB this morning are respectively about:
    *Wasabi air racing
    *Eco1 aircraft on it's legs and on the Aero F.
    *Some changes at a pub I regularly visit
    *An ironic German blog about politics
    *A big symposium a friend organised
    *Some pictures of Anequim
    *XKCD
    *Verner's 7-cilinder flying
    *Celebrating woman in air racing
    *An invitation to a birthday part


    Simply block out the cow-playing idiots and focus on the people that have interesting things to share :ban:
     
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    And block all of the games and other apps
     
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    Hi,
    Love it or hate it, FB is here to stay, and has shaped the way we live online, and will continue to do so. Between FB, YouTube and Google, there is very little else of any major significance on the Web.

    As I say, love it or hate it.

    Me? I'm in.
     
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    Why do people post pics of food and half eaten food at that. Food looks gross in pics. IMHO.

    If the content stays on subject, it should be ok. Aviation facebook page should not have posts of what your kids did at school, or the last football game your kids played. Stay on subject and its a great forum.
    Facebook has many pages dedicated to aviation. AvWeb has a facebook page, as does Mt. Vernon airport and many others. The folks posting on those sites stay on topic, do not argue, just plane get along with each other without all the arguing. They act like adults and not children who want to own a certain part of the play ground. Come into they're part of the play ground and see how you get attacked. Not so on these sites. They welcome everyone who has the same agenda at heart, aviation.

    Me...I'm in.
     
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    What! Is there other social media than HBA?
     
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    Concur with the entire post. I have a FB page but have not visited it in a year at least. It was great to connect with old friends, but the novelty died quickly once I found them all. Most are back in obscurity again. Maybe I'll look them up in 25 years and again remind myself that I still don't care about their kids, pets or other random minutia of their daily lives.

    FB is the embodiment of the new generation of kids coming into the workforce that we of the old guard have been trained to deal with. This is the generation that embraces total openness, yet eschews conflict and face to face problem solving - views privacy as an outdated concept, yet is uncomfortable communicating in person. Yes, it's the future, no, I don't have to like it.
     
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    facebook, what's that?
     
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