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High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Original post made on Jul 27, 2012

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire around the world, but some users are beginning to question its value.

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Posted by Dave F
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Hm, no comments here in 2 days? Where is everybody? Where are our Friends? (sic.)

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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

The government should regulate it. In its current form, it does more harm than good and is a waste of time.

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Posted by Crazy cat lady who responds to every topic
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

I think the government should keep its Mitts off of my Facebook! If FB is allowed to do anything it wants, such laissay fair competition would drive down gas prices at Safeway and ensure our privacy. Also we should get rid of seatbelt laws and defund our schools. I own the book, after all!

Please, it's for the children! Do you have a link?

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Posted by Waste of time
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

As a teacher in the district, I firmly believe that Facebook is a complete waste of time. So many students have told me that while their parents feel they are using laptops in their bedrooms to work on homework, they are actually on Facebook or a variety of other social media (usually parents will respond with "My child would never do this").

I can't remember the commercial (car company?), but they hit it right on. Their kids are living with them, thinking they are doing their parents a favor. They claim the parents have no life, yet they are on Facebook looking at pictures of dogs. Meanwhile, the parents are out mountain biking.

In 10 years, we will have a generation completely reliant on social media. While it has its points, these kids will also be less able to deal with real life situations. It will be a problem

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Posted by Teacher
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

To Waste of Time. Ditto. This was always a comment that parents would use as an excuse to the Homework Policy. There was too much HW assigned (excluding AP) for their child, and that is why they were on their computers all the time. Not that they were doing anything else but homework. Really?