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On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend

There are 21 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Jun 25, 2013, titled On Facebook, 70% of Americans Have a Gay Friend. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Just in time for the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and gay-pride events across the U.S. this week, the data miners at Facebook ran an analysis on their members.

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#1 Jun 25, 2013
Out of the 2% of Americans that are on Facebook.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Jun 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
Out of the 2% of Americans that are on Facebook.
Since you post no proof of your statements, as usual, I'll take my cue from this article:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/most...

"Facebook is the most popular social network in America roughly two-thirds of adults in the country use it on a regular basis."

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#3 Jun 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
Out of the 2% of Americans that are on Facebook.
I think you might as well knock off the FaFoxy hyperbolic fever dreams you fire up here, like our own little Whackypedia or something. If you don't have something LOGICAL to say, then keep your rantings to yourself.

"Two percent of America on Facebook", indeed. If you had done TWENTY seconds of research like I just did, you'd have read that as of April 2013 sixty nine percent of Americans have Facebook accounts. NINETY FOUR percent of teenagers have Facebook accounts.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#4 Jun 25, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Since you post no proof of your statements, as usual, I'll take my cue from this article:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/most...
"Facebook is the most popular social network in America roughly two-thirds of adults in the country use it on a regular basis."
Yeah! You tell him, Ralph! Even I have a Facebook account and I HATE stuff like that. I only got it for I need it to get good advertising for my art shows. It actually really works.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#5 Jun 25, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Since you post no proof of your statements, as usual, I'll take my cue from this article:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/most...
"Facebook is the most popular social network in America roughly two-thirds of adults in the country use it on a regular basis."
just a little humorous hyperbole....... LOL

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Jun 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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just a little humorous hyperbole....... LOL
Oh, NOW we get it, you were trying to be ""funny"". It helps when you throw in an LOL so we KNOW when to laugh, like on a bad sitcom where they include a laugh track to tell us when to laugh or not.

“Equality First”

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#7 Jun 25, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah! You tell him, Ralph! Even I have a Facebook account and I HATE stuff like that. I only got it for I need it to get good advertising for my art shows. It actually really works.
I won't join Facebook. I won't join Linkdedin. I won't twitter. The only Social Media I care for is a good cocktail party.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#9 Jun 25, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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I won't join Facebook. I won't join Linkdedin. I won't twitter. The only Social Media I care for is a good cocktail party.
Same here. except beer is my choice.

:)

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#10 Jun 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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Same here. except beer is my choice.
:)
Have you tried brewing your own? It's fun.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#11 Jun 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Have you tried brewing your own? It's fun.
no

beer has been perfected over thousands of years. there's no way I could improve upon it

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#12 Jun 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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no
beer has been perfected over thousands of years. there's no way I could improve upon it
I used to brew.... Back whan Michelobe was the best beer generally available. Now that my local coop has a microbrew section that could keep me sampling the rest of my life, it's really not worth the bother and expense.

Oh, and there's a terrific place near Curtese that has over a hundred beers on tap. Four walls filled with taps stacked up on one another. Looking forward to wintering there in retirement.

“Building Better Worlds”

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Europa

#14 Jun 25, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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I used to brew.... Back whan Michelobe was the best beer generally available. Now that my local coop has a microbrew section that could keep me sampling the rest of my life, it's really not worth the bother and expense.
Oh, and there's a terrific place near Curtese that has over a hundred beers on tap. Four walls filled with taps stacked up on one another. Looking forward to wintering there in retirement.
When I bought my house in Patchogue in 1984, there was a general store there called "Shand's" that was open continuously for about 140 years.(I still have a cast-iron doorstop I bought at Shand's teh first week I lived there) It was the oldest building in Patchogue. About 10 years later, they closed, and a microbrewery opened up in it's place that I used to go to called "The Brickhouse Brewery". www.brickhousebrewery.com

Fine Beer. Good food.:) a few blocks from my house. same building. probably about 170 years old now. there are images of it on the web.

they're still there and apparently very successful.

The Blue Point Brewery is also a microbrewry just a short distance from there also.(World-famous Blue Point Oysters come from Blue Point, LI, NY)

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#15 Jun 25, 2013
Buck Wheat wrote:
<quoted text> Please post the link to your Facebook page :-)
Not here. If you were registered and able to private message, maybe, but not on this wide open site. I might as well write my name and phone number on the bus station wall.

Now, our old friend FaFoxy, he often shows us an informative video including his entire house, so we can see all doors and windows and his actual ADDRESS. Now, that is fool hearty!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#16 Jun 25, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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I used to brew.... Back whan Michelobe was the best beer generally available. Now that my local coop has a microbrew section that could keep me sampling the rest of my life, it's really not worth the bother and expense.
Oh, and there's a terrific place near Curtese that has over a hundred beers on tap. Four walls filled with taps stacked up on one another. Looking forward to wintering there in retirement.
When will THAT be? Let me know and I can introduce you to everyone!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 Jun 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Have you tried brewing your own? It's fun.
It's tough to find, but Tsing Tao Beer from China is one of the best.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Jun 26, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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no
beer has been perfected over thousands of years. there's no way I could improve upon it
I guess. You'd also have to GROW something ... the hops ... perish the thought.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#19 Jun 26, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I guess. You'd also have to GROW something ... the hops ... perish the thought.
I grew hops one year. I've never seen a plant attract the Jabanese Beatles like that! They grew fast in the spring, but were decimated by August. And then the Beatles moved on to the rest of my garden. Never again.

Besides, most beers have several types of hops. I'm simply not a good enough grower to keep tack of what is what. I actually think there is more to know about brewing beer than making wine.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#20 Jun 26, 2013
One theory which I believe is fairly persuasive,is that beer led to civilization, as it led humans for the very first time to settle down in one place and cultivate crops.

Also, when the bible refers to strong drink, the writer is talking about beer, not what we today call hard liquor.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#21 Jun 26, 2013
I hate to be a spoiler... but to get back on-topic: I think friending people on FB has a much bigger impact on public opinion than has been realized. We all have friends with whom we'd never be likely to discuss GLBT issues. But when we post articles and opinions of interest to a broad swath of our friends, we also reach many who would never have thought about how GLBT issues affect people they care for. In that way, FB has helped people to realize that they have gay friends and what their struggles are.

I am also friends on FB with many former friends, like high school classmates. Some of them may never have been aware that they had once known a gay person pretty well. I'm sure it has made many reconsider.

I love the idea that things I post jog people's thinking without having to take them out for coffee and have an intervention. Conversations about coming out or GLBT issues have become so tedious..

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#22 Jun 26, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
One theory which I believe is fairly persuasive,is that beer led to civilization, as it led humans for the very first time to settle down in one place and cultivate crops.
Also, when the bible refers to strong drink, the writer is talking about beer, not what we today call hard liquor.
It was wine. Wine turns to vinegar that is used to preserve foods. Neither the ethanol %age nor the very low ph of beer permit it's use for this.

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