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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 20th Feb 12, 11:10 AM
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    Former MSE Helen
    MSE News: 'Bored' social media users turning to MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • 20th Feb 12, 11:10 AM
    MSE News: 'Bored' social media users turning to MoneySavingExpert.com 20th Feb 12 at 11:10 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "It is claimed users are looking for sites with 'more purpose', such as MoneySavingExpert.com ..."

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  • meher
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    • 20th Feb 12, 11:26 AM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 11:26 AM
    I'm pretty sure I'm not dreaming this up, I read somewhere that if facebook was a nation, it would've been the third largest and then thinking to myself it wouldn't make a lot of difference to substitute mse for facebook
    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 20th Feb 12, 7:19 PM
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    • #3
    • 20th Feb 12, 7:19 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 7:19 PM
    The great thing about MSE is that we can get real solutions for real problems.

    Talking to someone across Europe on a chatroom about work is not that different from getting financial advice on here, meaning that both sites are doing the same thing, just in different specialisms.

    MSE has helped me to save more than I was and to reach decisions. What has Facebook done for me?
    "I kada sanjamo san, nek bude hiljadu raznih boja" (L. Stamenkovic)

    Call me Remainer or Romaniac, but not Remoaner. It's insulting and I have the right to have my voice heard too.

    I can spell, my iPad can't.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 20th Feb 12, 8:11 PM
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    • #4
    • 20th Feb 12, 8:11 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:11 PM
    I've never been interested in any of the "social media" sites, which just exist to gather information about their users to sell to advertisers.

    The trouble is, I seem to spend far too long on various different forums, including this one.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 20th Feb 12, 8:41 PM
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    Consumerist
    • #5
    • 20th Feb 12, 8:41 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:41 PM
    My view is that MSE is the thinking persons Facebook.

    I don't need to invite "friends" to respond to my views; the mere fact I have expressed a view is its own invitation for anyone to respond.

    There is also the added satisfaction that I may have been able to help someone. If any advice I give is questionable then it will almost certainly be questioned.

    If I have a question then there is a good chance someone will at least have a suggestion.

    What more could anyone want from social media?
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • meher
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:58 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:58 PM
    earth, flora, fauna and why, even hindsight has an account with facebook a bit like cartoons characters, lands and galactic objects like gilbertgradgrind, fifer, magyar and quasar having accounts here

    Facebook is a revolutionary idea but ultimatly it is just a mechanism, it is not an article to which can be ascrbed motives unlike mse.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 20th Feb 12, 9:05 PM
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    • #7
    • 20th Feb 12, 9:05 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 9:05 PM
    Facebook . . . is not an article to which can be ascrbed motives unlike mse.
    Originally posted by meher
    Facebook is not a mechanism to which can be ascribed purpose unlike MSE.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • meher
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    • 20th Feb 12, 10:32 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 10:32 PM
    agree taht's ^ spot on
    • plzhelpmesave!
    • By plzhelpmesave! 21st Feb 12, 7:01 AM
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    plzhelpmesave!
    • #9
    • 21st Feb 12, 7:01 AM
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    • 21st Feb 12, 7:01 AM
    I agree that mse rocks!

    im not a big facebooker - just dont like the idea of everyone i know and many i dont know that well being able to see what im up to...not that i lead a very exciting life!

    Which is another thing i hate about facebook - seeing how much 'better' everyone else's life is compared to mine!
    And I hate the random pointless posts about what people are eating / doing right now
    And the way that so many other sites are linking to fb so you have to have an fb account - NO thanks, netflixI dont want my fb friends to know what films I am watching...
    And how people who hardly know each other become BFFs on facebook when they hate each other in real life !
    oooh, think i need to deactivate my fb ac!!!! ;-) Now i remember why i dont go on it much!
  • Welshwoofs
    Well this is what I do for a living; manage online social spaces - mostly for game developers. The difference between Facebook, Twitter et al and places like MSE is that the latter is a 'community' and the former are social networks. The difference often becomes clear when you look at the skill set of who does what in a company; those managing Facebook and Twitter presence are generally from a marketing background and those who manage forums, blogs, chat rooms etc often come from either an editorial background or even simply have a lot of experience running hobby communities.

    I know Social Media Managers who sneer at forums and dismiss them as 'old fashioned'; however the point they miss is that people tend to stay in places where they can find like minded people in a place of 'purpose'. MSE is a very good example of this, as are a number of other places - in fact the most 'sticky' communities often revolve round the stars of the online games worlds.

    Facebook will fade (everything does, including MSE one day) as people realise these soundbites of trivia are ultimately unsatisfying. Google+ has tried to fix some of the more glaring issues with FB, but I'm not sure it'll gain as much traction.
    “Don't do it! Stay away from your potential. You'll mess it up, it's potential, leave it. Anyway, it's like your bank balance - you always have a lot less than you think.”
    Dylan Moran
    • Le73Uq86Uv
    • By Le73Uq86Uv 21st Feb 12, 7:31 AM
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    me?

    Originally Posted by withabix
    Strange swear filter on here. You can be shagged, but you can't be !!!!!!ed....
    Originally posted by CKhalvashi
    I do not see your name in the allowed signature link post?

    Members Allowed Signature Links
    Last edited by Le73Uq86Uv; 21-02-2012 at 7:34 AM.
    Signature removed club member No1.

    It had no link, It was not to long and I have no idea why.
    • thisisace
    • By thisisace 21st Feb 12, 9:44 AM
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    YouGov says: "This points towards a new phase — the rise of sites with slightly more purpose than just connecting to people for the sake of it.
    I am glad you have slightly more purpose than Facebook...
    • Rupert Bear
    • By Rupert Bear 21st Feb 12, 9:53 AM
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    Rupert Bear
    That probably explains the increase in trolls on this site.
    • gailey
    • By gailey 21st Feb 12, 3:18 PM
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    gailey
    Must admit when fisrt joined fb was interesting to see what people you dont like at school did with themselves!

    Its also good way to keep in touch with family and post pics as we spread out dont see much of each other as we would like.

    Im struct with my privacy settingshave freindship culls every few months,
    get requests from people I hardly know.

    A lot are linked through mummy forums i belong too.

    what drives me mad i

    people trying to create a false picture perfect life and make other people feel bad.
    Lot of people on my fb list are very shallow, vain and consumer driven still funny to laugh at dodgy hair extensions amd they look like extra from geordie shore!A few almost treat themselves as if they reality stars and demand attention at all times.

    mse is a community and very divesrse with different boards.
    its why I love it.
    pad by xmas2010 £14,636.65/£20,000:
    Pay off as much as I can 2011 £15008.02/£15,000

    new grocery challenge £200/£250 feb

    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON,Onwards and upward2013
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