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Facebook: Used to have it but shut it down. Too much drama and BS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by We Never Know, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Facebook taught me many things...but one thing that stands out is not very many people seemed to be happy in life, with their selves, or how even how they look.

    I decided facebook was where people went that didn't like the real world. That was shown by all the whining, the griping, they crying, the complaining, the drama, the political posts, the conspiracy posts, the self-pity posts, so much fake BS, etc.

    I once ran into someone in a store that was my friend on facebook but I didn't recognize them because they used so many filters on their photos. That was enough for me lol
     
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  2. JustGeorge

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    I walked away probably 8 years ago. I logged on one morning, didn't like at all what I saw. It occurred to me I seldom liked what I saw, and I wasn't required to keep seeing it. I logged off, never to log on again. Deleted my account sometime after.

    The perks:

    Less drama and BS, as you say. Waling away eased up some of the anxiety I was having
    Free from the constant onslaught of 'news'
    More time for other things
    More privacy

    The drawbacks:

    I lost some friends. I was in my late 20s at the time, and there were a chunk of people that were not willing to communicate in another way
    Exclusion from certain groups, who will not communicate in another way
    You get comments about how rude or suspicious you are

    For some, the benefits of not using are greater than the benefits of using. For others, its the other way around.
     
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  3. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    I never signed up.
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I stopped when face book kept sending me messages that said my friends sent me the message. They didn't. It just takes that liberty whenever they post something.
     
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  5. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    All you missed is what I mentioned lol
     
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  6. JustGeorge

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    You didn't miss much.

    I think I signed up out of sheer boredom, and much later than most of my peers. Was on for about a year. I don't miss it at all, though I do sometimes feel hurt by comments, like the time an aunt sat real close, and talked loudly about how rude and difficult it was that another relative wouldn't use FB. I can take a hint.
     
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  7. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Don't ever. It's like signing up for a cult.

    The horror stories of people who tried to delete their accounts.....

    Of course I could say I'm a rabid Trump supporter and go all out pro Trump.

    That might do the trick.
     
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  8. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    My account just lies dormant. I check in maybe once a month or two.
     
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  9. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I deactivated mine 7-8 months ago.
    If I kept it active it was like having chocolate but not needing to eat it. It always called out my name so I would finally give in lol
     
  10. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein On the funeral pyre of existence
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    I deactivated mine and deleted the app a week or so ago. I just have Twitter and Reddit.
     
  11. Jeremiah Ames

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    congratulations

    never been on facebook

    never used twitter, or any of the other weird sounding thingamajigs

    ah, but I do have a Prime account. that’s bad enough
     
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  12. We Never Know

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    I dont have either of them and I never used the facebook app. I would just go online, go to facebook and log in that way, no app needed.
     
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    Do I win a prize? :p
     
  14. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein On the funeral pyre of existence
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    I don't have a desktop or laptop, just use my phone as a computer so I tend to use apps.
     
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    yes

    a wonderful prize

    some peace and tranquillity in your life
     
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  16. JustGeorge

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    You're #1!
     
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  17. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I never used it on my phone either. I would just googled facebook, went to their page and logged in.
     
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  19. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein On the funeral pyre of existence
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    You're so old. :p Lol.
     
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  20. JustGeorge

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    You going to listen to a guy who plays with a reef blower?

     
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