Goodbye Internet

Have any of you noticed how the newsgroups are getting less and less used lately. Even this group (alt.home.repair), used to be much more active, and the posts were much more on topic. These days use has significantly dropped, and half the posts are off topic trash. I've heard some people say that usenet is dying because it was the original internet and has been replaced by the web. While it's true that it was the original internet, it still serves a valid use, and is far faster and more efficient than many websites.
But it down stop there. The newsgroups are NOT being replaced by the web. Because the web itself is dying too. I recall a time when almost everyone seemed to have a personal website, and the web was the major online place for businesses to advertise their business. This was true for all businesses from large companies to small stores and non-profits, and even schools, rock-bands, and sports teams, and more......
Well, the web is on it's way out too. The cause is one miserable thing called FACEBOOK. It's sad but true that Facebook is the demise of the entire internet. Facebook will destroy the internet in a few more years.
Just recently I've encountered several rock bands who announced on stage that they were abandoning their websites and are now on facebook. Even many commercial businesses are getting rid of their websites in favor of facebook. I personally know of several local businesses who have done this, including our county fair. It's a dirty shame.....
Even email seems to be on it's way out. I am well aware of several people who I used to contact by email who say they no longer use email, and tell others to contact them by facebook instead.
It almost seems like we're re-entering the time when there was no internet. When we had to look up local entertainment in the daily newspaper. No longer can I go to the website of my favorite rock bands to see where they are playing, or to the county fair's site to see what their schedule is, or even find out the specials at a local restaurant, unless I want to go to facebook's privacy invading bullshit, where I'm bombarded with 'ads, and idiots who want to annoy me and waste hours of my time with their bullshit and their childish online fights, and all the other garbage that fills the pages of facebook.
Sorry, but I wont sign up for facebook even if they offerred to pay me to use their garbage, (which they wont). I want no part of facebook, and I have proven that they are capable of reading the contents of your hard drive, and tracking every move a person makes online. I have gone so far as to install nearly 40 blocks to keep them out of my computer, which has taken hours of my time to install, and which needs to be constantly upgraded as they find other means to get their filthy hands into our lives. Every website with a facebook icon on it, has the capability of tracing everything you do online, even if you do not have a facebook account.
I'm already preparing for the worst, meaning I see the time coming probably before the end of this year when I will simply pull the plug on the internet. After all, why pay for internet service when there is nothing left to do online, except that miserable piece of shit called facebook...... Besides, I've had to resort back to getting the daily newspaper, so rather than pay for useless internet service, I'll pay the paperboy.
But before pulling the plug, I wanted to share this, and ask that those of you who enjoyed the internet prior to facebook ruining it, to please boycott facebook.
There are several ways to do this:
1. Close your facebook accounts (If you have them), and dont open new ones. Dont allow your children to use Facebook either. 2. Get blocking software such as "Facebook Blocker" for Firefox to prevent facebook from tracking you. 3. Add all the facebook blocks to your HOSTS file. 4. Tell your favorite businesses, bands, sports teams, etc to bring back their websites if they want your business, (because you do not use facebook). 5. Use email to contact your friends, and if they tell you that email is obsolete, tell them to phone you, because you have no other means to contact them. 6. Share this message with everyone who has a computer.
FACEBOOK WILL BE THE DEMISE OF THE INTERNET, IF WE DONT STOP THEM NOW!
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snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote:

That always happens in the summer, when people have better things to do that putz around with the internets.
It will get active again in the fall / winter.

I have about 2-dozen fecebook domains in my computer's HOSTS file, acting to block that site and it's various marketing / advertising related garbage as I surf the web.
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Home Guy wrote:

Facebook is going to have a BIG fall, and it's probably not that far off. Some new competitor will appear and catch the kiddies attention with whatever new gimmick and they will dump facebook in a flash. Anyone remember myspace or the others that came and went?
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On 7/10/2013 9:54 AM, Pete C. wrote:

Already happened. Teens and younger kids are abandoning Facebook in part because their parents and other old people have adopted it. Once that happens, it's not cool anymore. Teens have moved to Twitter, Instagram, and other services. So no, Facebook won't replace or take over the Internet, and it's already had its fifteen minutes.
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On Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:19:43 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@home.com wrote:

I agree that Facebook is replacing personal websites. My wife and I made a personal website in the mid-1990's to post pictures from around the farm fo r the family to see but I don't think we've updated it for seven or eight y ears. My daughter finally convinced me to get on Facebook to exchange news and pictures, but I signed up under an assumed name so that people from my past can't find me.
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Like! +1! (shared....) . Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org . .
Have any of you noticed how the newsgroups are getting less and less used lately. Even this group (alt.home.repair), used to be much more active, and the posts were much more on topic. These days use has significantly dropped, and half the posts are off topic trash. I've heard some people say that usenet is dying because it was the original internet and has been replaced by the web. While it's true that it was the original internet, it still serves a valid use, and is far faster and more efficient than many websites.
Well, the web is on it's way out too. The cause is one miserable thing called FACEBOOK. It's sad but true that Facebook is the demise of the entire internet. Facebook will destroy the internet in a few more years.
FACEBOOK WILL BE THE DEMISE OF THE INTERNET, IF WE DONT STOP THEM NOW!
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