Post by bra Post by Bobster
I have no idea about quality, but quantity is there
Thank you, Bobster.
My chief frustration with Facebook (apart from millions of 'friends' asking), is that it is not easily searchable, for me anyway. I see some terrific facts and photos, but a couple of weeks later they're buried in the timeline and extremely hard to find again.
Your own activity can be searched - right back to whenever. There's a tool for that. I haven't tried back searches recently (I might search for a person or a topic), but I recall that I could do it within some groups that I was a member of.
What does skew things a bit is that people can delete posts well after the event. So you might recall that you saw it once, but can't find it now.
Worse still. You make a perfectly respectable, constructive post. Flame breaks out in the responses to that thread. You then delete your post and ALL replies to it are lost.
Plus there are permissions. I can set any thing I post to be public, friends only, friend and friends of friends. And I can change that later. You could see a post of mine last week, but not this week because I changed the visibility settings.
AND THEN there are the dreaded FB algorithms.
But it's astonishingly popular.
Twitter I think is not good for discussion because of the length limit on tweets. It's too short. Context gets lost. But it's a very good broadcast medium. I check it every morning for updates from various bodies (electricity provider, roads agency etc)