Facebook's imminent destruction a hoax?

Rick

TS Evangelist
According to this Youtube video and a flurry of articles from various news sources around the web, hacktivists from Anonymous have plans to "destroy" Facebook on November 5th, 2011. Despite…

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TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
Morons. Total morons. I'm hoping media sources (including TechSpot) will quit reporting on these guys. The only reason they continue doing what they do is because of the media attention.
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
+1 Captain
I will give my 2 dollars savings (read discount) from last week's shopping to anyone who does that :D
 

example1013

TS Enthusiast
I know people hate facebook, but it's one of the easier ways for me to keep in contact with my best friend, who up until about a month ago didn't have a cell phone or a house phone, and thus that was the most reliable way to contact him (even if it took a little while).
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
I know people hate facebook, but it's one of the easier ways for me to keep in contact with my best friend, who up until about a month ago didn't have a cell phone or a house phone, and thus that was the most reliable way to contact him (even if it took a little while).
Well, your friend obviously has internet, so why not just Email him.
 

example1013

TS Enthusiast
captaincranky said:
I know people hate facebook, but it's one of the easier ways for me to keep in contact with my best friend, who up until about a month ago didn't have a cell phone or a house phone, and thus that was the most reliable way to contact him (even if it took a little while).
Well, your friend obviously has internet, so why not just Email him.
Well, he didn't have internet back then, so it was basically facebook messages back and forth when he'd be at one of his friends' with internet's houses. As to why not e-mail? Well, I don't think he can even remember how to access any of his e-mail accounts, and they're probably littered with spam because he never uses them, so Facebook is just more convenient. Also on the off chance that he would actually be online to chat, we could talk in real time.

Now he's got phone and internet, so it's less of an issue, but I think he's still probably better acquainted and more ready to use facebook than e-mail.
 
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Guest

What are peoples problems with facebook? I can keep in contact with my friends in whatever country they may be in, in a non real-time group setting, where we can have discussions lasting as long as we want.

Its easy add your friends, its easy to turn on the privacy settings, and its even easier to not enter any personal information apart from a first and last name (you don't even have to do that, make a fake name and email your friends once to tell them its you).

Its your own stupid faults for putting your phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, work schedule, bank details, holiday times, adding your boss as a friend, then having a crap password and getting hacked.
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
I don't use face book but I have a lot of friends who would be pretty sad if it went down. Sometimes I'm told what you don't use facebook? I reply jokingly

"**** facebook in the face" -Funny People
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
. As to why not e-mail? Well, I don't think he can even remember how to access any of his e-mail accounts, and they're probably littered with spam because he never uses them, so Facebook is just more convenient. Also on the off chance that he would actually be online to chat, we could talk in real time.
Yeah well, new messages are still on the top of the stack.
 

Vrmithrax

TechSpot Paladin
Seriously, an attack to destroy Facebook could take down society as we know it. Farmville crops would wither and die. Mafias would crumble without their leaders. People would have to get actual friends to interact with on the phone or (gasp) face-to-face. Myspace would make a comeback.

Anarchy. Pure, unadulterated anarchy. Was any of this predicted by Nostradamus?
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Seriously, an attack to destroy Facebook could take down society as we know it. Farmville crops would wither and die. Mafias would crumble without their leaders. People would have to get actual friends to interact with on the phone or (gasp) face-to-face. Myspace would make a comeback.

Anarchy. Pure, unadulterated anarchy. Was any of this predicted by Nostradamus?
Well yes, I believe it was. Tragically, it was just something that wafted out of the back of him, and as a consequence, wasn't written down anywhere.
 

ramonsterns

TS Enthusiast
TomSEA said:
Morons. Total morons. I'm hoping media sources (including TechSpot) will quit reporting on these guys. The only reason they continue doing what they do is because of the media attention.
Tom, we can't all be government drones. That's okay, though, I'm sure you must have a mind control ray in the works.

Finally, all these pesky journalism sites will all server the same agenda! Muahahahaha-*cough hack*

Excuse me, I got the press' freedom of speech stuck in my throat.
 

Benny26

TechSpot Paladin
Like any group of people could bring down something like Facebook. It would have already been done by now if that was available.
 

example1013

TS Enthusiast
ramonsterns said:
TomSEA said:
Morons. Total morons. I'm hoping media sources (including TechSpot) will quit reporting on these guys. The only reason they continue doing what they do is because of the media attention.
Tom, we can't all be government drones. That's okay, though, I'm sure you must have a mind control ray in the works.

Finally, all these pesky journalism sites will all server the same agenda! Muahahahaha-*cough hack*

Excuse me, I got the press' freedom of speech stuck in my throat.
Defacing facebook epitaphs is really "sticking it to the man".
 

Gars

TS Booster
Vrmithrax said:
Seriously, an attack to destroy Facebook could take down society as we know it. Farmville crops would wither and die. Mafias would crumble without their leaders. People would have to get actual friends to interact with on the phone or (gasp) face-to-face. Myspace would make a comeback.

Anarchy. Pure, unadulterated anarchy. Was any of this predicted by Nostradamus?
well said
but this is just the beginning of the end
2012 is coming
rofl
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November..."
Ooooo that's spooky. Now I'm really scared. Especially since you logged in under an "anonymous" account! This is not good. I better get all my "friends" personal information so I don't lose touch when Facebook goes down!
 
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Guest

"Remember, remember, the First of April......."

(There we go "Guest", that's more like it).