• penquin@lemm.ee
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    3 months ago

    Trying to understand what the fuck the headline is talking about be like:

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      Yeah, what a horrible headline lol.

      It’s about Facebook allegedly stopping it’s streaming service to keep one of its largest ad revenue customers happy (Netflix), but also that court docs were unsealed in an anti trust suit, and Facebook may have agreements with Spotify and Netflix, to allow them to read users DM’s (no idea why that’s relevant but yeah, fuck Facebook! Lol)

      It’s very speculative though and may not be true. Not that it’d surprise me if it were true either though…

      🤷 Does anyone here even use Facebook?

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        3 months ago

        🤷 Does anyone here even use Facebook?

        I think a lot of people use it out of necessity

        It’s hard to dump a messaging platform if you need to talk to certain people

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          Yea i prefer other platforms but all my friends use it, its the only real way to talk to my mom remotely (shes deaf) and for all its faults its consistent and reliable

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              I assume they mean that making a regular phone call is not an option, and FB Messenger is better than SMS. Just speculation, though.

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                But there so many other and much better options than Messenger for text chat, so I still do not understand the need.

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                But there so many other and much better options than Messenger for text chat, so I still do not understand the need.

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            Can’t contact people in one platform if they’re not on it. Older family members are using messenger by default. Texting and calling outside Facebook is not an option if they are out of the country (costs). Who uses email outside of corporate communications?

            Besides messages and video calling is free on Facebook messenger, subsidized by the Telcos in my country.

            I use what the majority uses. There’s no reason to use something if no one’s there to talk to.

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              Mail is also both slow and expensive for that kind of thing, most people no longer have fax machines, and you can hardly pop down to the local telegraph operator these days. They’ve rather gone to the wayside ever since telephony became the next big thing.

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              And the reason they are there is… because they can contact you there and feel no need to change. If more of their relatives weren’t there…

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          I deactivated Facebook proper years ago but still have Messenger active due to one group chat and the ability to contact many people I don’t have other contact info for. I don’t install it on my phone or access it on my desktop- only have it on my old iPad. Check it maybe once or twice a month.

          If I ever get a new iPad, I’m probably going to cut it off for good.

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    Oh wow, I already figured that government agents had free access to Facebook DMs but the lawsuit alleging Netflix and other companies getting access to what users say to each other? That’s a new one, we’ll see how those claims play out. It wouldn’t be surprising to me.

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      They weren’t encrypted at the time. Anyway the messages are encrypted by Facebook from Facebook today, so nothing changed.