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Plus, I'm just using discs less in general. I'm much more likely to browse around on Netflix streaming for something to watch than I am to go get a DVD. It's more convenient and I've already got more in my queue than I have time to watch.
I wonder how they did it before Facebook?
That's missing the point. What they're saying is that people they're trying to invite now only use Facebook. And don't necessarily respond to other options. I'm sure you could call every single person (if you even have their number since some people don't bother sharing that as much these days) but even then the people aren't getting Facebook reminders so they might not remember it.
But having them blocked is an interesting one... Obviously if they're free that solves the problem if that's why the person blocked them. But if they have other reasons and you send them anyways that might be an invasion of privacy. Though really, you don't sign up for them to do it on TV and they do. It's for emergency purposes only...
News flash: amateur astronomers are nerds, as are geologists and peleontologists. You can hardly do any of thet that without going outside.
Better yet, Google Earth and Google Sky...