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 Post subject: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:52 pm 
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I have no idea how long I'll hold out. But I've never done something so simple that has taken me away from so many temptations. What are other people in the forum's relationship with the brainsucktimebook?


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Man. Man, oh man. I've tried to quit, and I just can't stay away. I made a big "goodbye" announcement and then decided, well I can still look at it, I just can't post, and then I figured I could post comments but not status updates, and that turned into me just posting links, and then I was all the way off the wagon, into the black hole.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:05 pm 
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I only grudgingly use it to begin with.

Out of curiosity, when did you start using facebook, and had you been using other social network-like systems before it?

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Eh. I like FB. I keep in touch with people I wouldn't otherwise. I don't spend that much time on it. There's not anything to do there for me but read updates and post myself.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:16 pm 
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solipsistnation wrote:
I only grudgingly use it to begin with.

Out of curiosity, when did you start using facebook, and had you been using other social network-like systems before it?


That was probably directed at the OP, but I'll answer, too... I started using Livejournal when I was fourteen, then Myspace when I was seventeen, and Facebook when I was twenty-two. (eta: I'm 24 now) The way I use social networking has changed a lot over the years, though- now I mostly talk to people I know in real life on facebook, as opposed to internet-only friends in communities on LJ.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:42 pm 
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pandacookie wrote:
Eh. I like FB. I keep in touch with people I wouldn't otherwise. I don't spend that much time on it. There's not anything to do there for me but read updates and post myself.


Yeah, same. And I find out about a lot of real-world social events that I would otherwise have missed. Not that I take advantage of them often, but it's nice to know what's going on in the neighborhood.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Yeah, same. And I find out about a lot of real-world social events that I would otherwise have missed. Not that I take advantage of them often, but it's nice to know what's going on in the neighborhood.


This. I love Facebook, not only to keep up with friends on the other side of the country or people I can't call everyday, but I've been to a bunch of events and found new places to eat through Facebook.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:46 pm 
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hoveringdog™ wrote:
pandacookie wrote:
Eh. I like FB. I keep in touch with people I wouldn't otherwise. I don't spend that much time on it. There's not anything to do there for me but read updates and post myself.


Yeah, same. And I find out about a lot of real-world social events that I would otherwise have missed. Not that I take advantage of them often, but it's nice to know what's going on in the neighborhood.


I mostly use it to find out about vancouver events,
And if I need to make an event its really useful.

Oh, and sometimes I stalk.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:48 pm 
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I always think people that hate facebook must have really shitty friends. I love my facebook, I log on and see funny things written by funny people and I smile and laugh and type back and leave and come back later. If someone peas me off, I hide them from my feed and forget they exist.

That said, I did delete my FB once for about six months in freshman year of college and it wasn't a big deal. My friends continued to hang out with me, the sun rose every morning and set every night, I met new and interesting people and did things. Then I wanted back in the loop!

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:12 am 
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rant removed.

I'm not on facebook.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:15 am 
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I luuuuurve facebook.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:15 am 
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PonyPal wrote:
Oh, and sometimes I stalk.


I have to spy on Interrobang and Vantine to make sure they're not talking trash about me.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:21 am 
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I should just delete mine already. I did once, and I was off it entirely for 3-4 years, but then I let myself get talked into signing up again. I know it's a big waste of my time, and yet I am sucked in by it anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:23 am 
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Spoiler: they are!

I'm not the one who brought up inseams. . .

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:25 am 
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Are you all playing Farmville or something? I'm not sure where the time wasting concern comes in. I'm on there for maybe fifteen minutes or twenty minutes a day tops, but during that time, I'm seeing what my friends are up to, writing a few comments, generally being social. I'm sure I waste at least that much time in a day doing things far more pointless than catching up with friends.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:31 am 
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I'm another fan of Facebook. It helps me keep in contact with people I'd never keep in contact with because I am super afraid of talking on the phone to people (friends, family, everybody). I post when I want and don't when I don't feel like it. I've been doing social networking of some kind since '03 and it's never been a huge time suck for me.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:50 am 
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Fee wrote:
I always think people that hate facebook must have really shitty friends. I love my facebook, I log on and see funny things written by funny people and I smile and laugh and type back and leave and come back later. If someone peas me off, I hide them from my feed and forget they exist.

That said, I did delete my FB once for about six months in freshman year of college and it wasn't a big deal. My friends continued to hang out with me, the sun rose every morning and set every night, I met new and interesting people and did things. Then I wanted back in the loop!

Pretty much. The times I think about deactivating my social networking accounts are when my friends are being stupid about things like common courtesy, and are all around lacking basic social grace.

But that only happens occasionally. Most of the time I love Facebook!

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:53 am 
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I like facebook too, the only time I found it to be a big waste of time is when I was playing farmville. But that's long gone for me and now it's pretty fantasic and keeps me connected to people I may otherwise never talk too.

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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:56 am 
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I think I hate it because it keeps me connected to people. I feel stupid every time I post anything, and I find my friends' posts stupid, too. I guess I do have shitty friends.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:20 am 
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Facebook becomes less awesome when you have trauma in your past that are connected to certain people or groups. You can't escape it and that sucks.

For those of you who have yet to lose an important relationship or connection -- it can be a huge reminder of what is lost.

Maybe I read too many issues of adbusters over the past ten years, but to me there are overtones of commodification of people. Zuckerberg owns everything you post on there and better believe he is selling it.

I also think it encourages superficiality and can make people really lazy about their relationships.

There are studies now linking it to depression. http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/201001 ... _sys.shtml ; http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/27/y ... you-think/

I know there are really good aspects to facebook and I am sad to be missing out on those aspects. But the concerns I have in general (social / political), coupled with the fact that it is unduly triggering for me means I am mostly at peace with my decision to not be on it. (edited from "happy" to "mostly at peace")

I really wish people were less rah-rah because it kind of rubs it in the face of people who would like to use it, but for whom it isn't such a good thing to have.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:33 am 
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I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand it's given me a chance to reconnect with old friends. I've been out bowling with some high school friend a few times and had a great time. Would never had happened without Facebook.
On the other hand it's allowed old friends to accuse me (I believe while drunk ) of not only being a hors d'oeuvre but a bad hors d'oeuvre. I could have done without that. Plus I get continuous updates of my ex's wonderful happy life! (Vom)


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:00 am 
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One day, I realized I had close to 200 "friends" on facebook. I sat down and thought about it, and decided that the overwhelming majority of those people could go. That I didn't really care about them, nor did they need to know anything about me. So I had a massive defriending, and now I am only friends with 70 people. And probably half of that is family (I have a really big extended family, on both sides).

I enjoy using facebook much more now. Before I felt that I had to censor my posts because I didn't want to offend anyone. Now I pretty much post what I want. And yes, it is usually some what self-centered. I won't lie. I'm awesome, and I have awesome opinions, and my friends all think so too. I was away from the internet due to some travel recently, and when I came back I had messages asking me where me and my witty status updates had went.

So for me facebook is a good thing. I keep in touch with out of state family and friends, and have Sally Field "You like me. You really, really like me!" moments.


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:21 am 
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I hella heart Facebook and I can't imagine deactivating


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 Post subject: Re: deactivated facebook
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:22 am 
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If Zuckerberg wants to sell pictures of my cats, I fully support him. Make my cats famous, Z-man!

I can see how young people could get sucked into an unhealthy relationship with Facebook, but in the end, it's just a website. It's a resource that can be a great tool or remind you of shitty people in your life; it all depends on how you use it.


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