• Otter
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    2 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

    • @Nindelofocho
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      62 months ago

      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

      • merde alors
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        12 months ago

        excuse my curiosity, i don’t use facebook. What makes facebook a helpful messenger for a deaf user?

        • @essteeyou
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          32 months ago

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

          • @[email protected]
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            12 months ago

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

          • @[email protected]
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            02 months ago

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

      • @[email protected]
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        2 months ago

        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.

        • @T156
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          12 months ago

          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.

        • @[email protected]
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          02 months ago

          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…

    • @[email protected]
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      12 months ago

      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.