So sad that these newly transplanted HIPSTERS are now the ones complaining about weekenders ruining their community....
Give me a freaggin break! I grew up on theses streets and miss the days of skelly, handball & johnny on the pony... Games played on the very same (barren) streets of a time long gone. Where do these villainous neighborhood snatchers get the nerve to claim Williamsburg as theirs... This elitist self imposed image of entitlement is exactly what this city can do without! HIPSTERS arent really as hip as the think they are, most of whom arent even from New York City... It has always been the Nitty & Gritty-ness of Native New Yorkers that has kept this city the hippest town on the planet.... Maybe the time has come to protest this invasion..... HIPSTERS Go Home ! ! !
See those houses in that picture? That's how I always pictured New York - all the years that I was growing up in Aberdeen or Edinburgh or Inverurie (we moved around a lot) as a kid. And I always thought they looked like the most amazing, beautiful, incredible places to live.
Even then, though, I thought you had to be rich to live in them.
Well... if I ever do get over to New York, I'm going to be interested in finding out about such places. There's too few of them in Edinburgh, which is already frustrating. And with the fine weather coming in (although we're apparently expecting heavy snow this weekend) I need my nudey fix.
I would normally agree with the other comments on this board. Or I'd simply stop reading the kind of postings those comments referred to. But with this series - Game of thrones - it's so densely packed with so many characters that I actually appreciate the depth of the recaps that Kristin Iversen writes.
I just make sure that I don't read them before I watch the actual episode.
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Perhaps a proprietary trader can pull $5 million out of his pocket to buy this house,
but the current owner may have bought it 20 years ago for $1,250,000. If he did,
then it took only an average annual increase of about 7.2% for the house value to
grow to $5,000,000. He may not have been rich when he bought it. Although difficult,
it was possible to borrow enough to buy it, even if the buyer had little or no money but
Then, if he was lucky and could keep paying the monthly mortgage bill (perhaps by
refinancing whenever rates dropped and even borrowing some additional cash
to ease his cash flow burden), maybe he would enjoy the kind of inflation in house
prices that have allowed some of us to become multi-millionaires despite starting
with no money.
facebook? did I miss something?
Where's the shared Google calendar with this stuff??
I never got a facebook site because I don't want to spend my free time in front of a screen. I tried myspace a bit late and found it slow, difficult and not worth the effort, as well as creepy and disrespectful with advertising.
I expected facebook would be about the same and haven't learned anything to the contrary. People who like to follow internet fads enjoy the next new thing, but I like real contact with actual people and physically doing things. Anyone who wants me to have facebook, or twitter, or whatever the next fad is, can set it up and maintain it for me because I'm not doing it.
BTW, facebook might be trying to get a monopoly on internet discussion. There are some news and blog sites where the only way to post is with facebook. I was so disappointed when ChicagoNow became this way! I had really enjoyed that site. Luckily this trend doesn't seem to be taking off - so far.
where do you RSVP for these concerts?
"Welcome to the Machine . . . Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been . . . What did you dream? It's alright we told you what to dream." I recommend a close reading of E.M Forster's "The Machine Stops" to all Facebook subscribers. The end of close, meaningful personal relationships is nigh.
facebook is boring and has too many ads. Your profile is scrutinized by the government and advertisers, whether you like it or not. The settings are confusing, and the security is minimal.
Worst of all, there is NO CHOICE but to delete your profile once you 'Disagree' to their terms.
facebook makes billions of dollars off of YOU and your info, and offers little or nothing in return.
What's your point. Facebook was always that way, which Is why I never really even log in.
I guess I see Facebook different than most people. It is an integral communication device in my life. I use it more than than phone calls and just as much if not more-so than texting or email. Where did this idea come from that Facebook is supposed to entertain you? My cell phone doesn't do tricks. I'm not going to throw it away. I have a phone number, an email adress, and a facebook page, and I see no need to have anything else. Everyone keeps telling me they're switching to instagram or twitter, which are to me just separate, but admittedly in some cases streamlined, ways of doing the same things I already can do. But, I do not want to fragment my social contacts, I want to simplify. I look at my Facebook news feed and besides the ads, I don't see anything I don't want to see. And if there is something I don't want I remove it. Facebook doesn't read your mind. And if everyone starts using instagram, guess what? Your parents are just going to start using that too, and then you're on to the next newer thing. No one stopped using phones because too many people had them.
I highly dislike reading about people downing Facebook. Calling it boring, over crowded, and no longer "cool". The advise he got from his social media expert friend is spot on. People who are tired of Facebook are lazy with it. Take a few minutes to tweak your settings and make it worth your time. If you do not want to take some time to make it better, then stay off and stop complaining.
There are 1.1 Billion people on Facebook, so if there are a few million people tired of it, then be tired of it. It's not our fault you have moved on, so please stop making it seem like Facebook is bad. Just admit you lost interest and move on.
PS. Twitter only has 5.7 Million users. And Twitter is completely different than Facebook, so it tough to sell Twitter as an alternative to Facebook.
FB was never a decent platform to begin with. Nothing more than a glorified Myspace that marketers latched onto because of the large user base and promoted in a bid to make themselves some cash. Suddenly we have Social Media "experts", gurus who'll tell you how to make your business explode using FB, for a fee of course, and all sorts of insanity. Social media is nothing more than a huge joke on the masses that wastes time, serves no real purpose, and simply gives people yet another meaningless and pointless way to turn off their brain and let it fill with static for a few hours. Now if you don't mind, I have to go check my feed.:)
I've debated Facebook with my wife quite a bit, and I find it to be particularly discouraging. In my opinion, Facebook and other social sites are about validation to many people: they post things that you consider dull and boring because they want someone to pay attention to them. Much like your article (which, sadly, you got my attention with).
So, really - buck up. Don't want to give your friends the attention they're looking for? They really aren't your friends, then. That's what friends do - they suffer through the minutia because caring about what is going on in another's life is being a friend.
It looks like what you're expecting from people is relevant social commentary and interesting things. If you had a good friend of many years who didn't have anything interesting to say, what would you do with them? Sit across the table from them and say, "You know, you're just not doing it for me anymore, and I don't really care that your dog stepped on a thorn last week," or would you smile and be a friend?
Subscribe to some RSS feeds or, as you say, Twitter, and find relevant information from sources who aren't your "friends," instead of expecting your "friends" to do a monkey dance for you and keep you giggling away on your throne.
People under 60 really can't appreciate them, obviously.
Google + IT'S REALLY AWESOME! and it's full of smart people, nerds, geeks, artists, photographers, and so much more! Aunt Mabel is NOT on G+. Your FB friends aren't on G+ either but there is a rich community of people from around the world to talk to, share information with and join in communities with. Check it out.
Yes FB has become boring an inane but puuleeze Twitter as an alternative, its even worse. I closed my "Twatter" account after a month of reading Twat's inane blather about absolutely nothing.
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