10.11.2014

AMBW: Facebook Groups

Sorry for the music volume. Definitely will fix that in the future. So some stuff I've noticed out of these groups made me want to address it and receive some feedback. Agree? Disagree?

Chrispy AKA Kon
facebook.com/chrispyakakon
@chrispyakakon

8 comments:

  1. Preaching to the choir.

    I've noticed some of the same things (I tend to avoid actually regular involvement in FB groups like the plague), and I think that while online is great for networking and finding out who's in your city, it's best to turn off the computer and actually go meet these people out your city rather than getting vested in online drama.

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  2. I agree, too many FB pages/groups that are identical, I dont go there because their content doesn't match my interests, it's also more difficult to have a real discussion on a format like FB, like it's not the best place to do that I guess. I prefer the BN as well as reading Asian-owned blogs, Black-owned blogs to get a better idea of our issues around the world. If I want some eye-candy I'll just watch a drama or something, not go to a AMBW FB group.

    Off-topic but I'd like it if you guys did a (written) roundtable on one topic, if possible, it seems fun.

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  3. it's best to turn off the computer and actually go meet these people out your city rather than getting vested in online drama.

    Its harder for people to lie if they have to meet face to face!

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    1. LOLOLOLOLOLOL - I know, right? Like, if I had the time and resources, I would set up a video only dating site - no pix, just people conversing via video. That would take care of half the drama upfront.

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    2. You would think someone would have come up with that idea already. That would cure the habit of people stealing photos from someone else's FB and using it for their own.

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  4. Yep! if I was looking for friendship, I wouldn't trust online services to do it for me.

    It may work for some people and that is good,but I don't trust it because of what you said..the "catfishing" thing. I was just looking at my local news about a guy who used a Tinder app to get a date,but what was supposed to be innocent dating turned out to be a game of catfish by the young man getting robbed and killed. Hopefully,this will never happen to no other users on Tinder or on FB AMBW site.Even if this isn't about murder, the idea of someone doing it doesn't still well with me

    Some of those FB/AMBW websites ( or some other IR/AMBW websites for that matter) can be extremely depressing to see. Instead of the purpose of promoting unity, understanding and love for both communities, extreme discord seem to be the problem with it, so much so that it can be pathetically disgusting.

    Although I do not deal with social media sites like FB, Twitter or MySpace, I'm able to read the bits and piece presented on there and like I just said,some of them can be an utter mess. It doesn't look professional,nor can you take them seriously because of it. I mean, how can unity equate the following as you mentioned in your clip? I try my best to understand the insanity that are on the webpages,but I'm still amazed how the discord can dominate something that is supposed to be educational and beautiful.

    I agree with your points about the websites. Maybe they need to take your advice to make a better website. The current state of affairs with them can be a complete turnoff for some people seeking friendships/relationships from these people


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  5. @M-Yep! if I was looking for friendship, I wouldn't trust online services to do it for me.

    I think in the beginning all of these sites had good intentions along with people who had good intentions. The problem is like everything else. You start to have people come in who do not have good intentions. They just see a situation they can take advantage of. Also people seem to lose common sense online when they wouldn't if it was face to face. Here in my state a devil worshiping couple lured and killed a man they met online. I'm not saying that all people on these sites are bad. I just think most of the good ones have moved on.

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  6. I agree with Kon, too many identical sites, even though I had no idea that drama was going on there as I don't go to FB groups (the ones you need to subscribe to). FB's AMBW pages are nice but it's only about pics most of the time so it doesn't match my interests. Real discussion about real issues is what I'm looking for so yeah, I'd rather stay in the BN (here) or read Asian-owned blogs, Black-owned blogs that deal with our issues around the world in a insightful way.
    I'm not interested in meeting up with people anyway.
    Oh, and Ranier is promoting his new own FB AMXF group on his FB page, it's not only about AMBW though, it includes all ethnic groups. He also seems to be the spokesman for Asian men dating interracially on the net lately (several interviews)...good for him, he was featured in the Huffingpost.

    Off-topic but I'd like it if you guys did a (written) roundtable discussion on one topic, if possible (it's just a suggestion). I think it will be fun and interesting to see (read thereof) the Narrators doing the talking together.

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