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Old 12-26-2019, 05:31 PM
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Default Been FB clean and sober for 9 months.

Dropped off of Facebook on my birthday 9 months ago and...........zero withdrawal symptoms.

Yesterday I picked up my wife’s phone and there it was.....ugh.......so many “Look at me!” pics and selfie’s. Smiled to myself and thought.....gee, I don’t have the time to like all these! It’s like a full time job. Staying out.
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:38 PM
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Dumped it 2 years ago. Don't miss it and absolutely don't trust it.
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Well, suit yourselves, but you're missing out on thousands of adorable kitten GIFs.
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I've never joined it.
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:56 PM
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Facebook is still doing what Facebook does for those who use it.
It’s people keeping up with stuff via the internet. Nothing wrong with it. It’s useful for a few things but I generally ignore it. Call me selfish, call me out of touch. I really don’t have a need to know that much about what people are doing, friends or family.
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:59 PM
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Dropped it I think about a year ago? Maybe more, can't recall. Thought it was going to be hard to ditch it. Never missed it a bit. Cannot get behind their revenue model. Glad to be done with it.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:13 PM
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Never had Facebook, or TikTok, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or WeChat, or VKontakte, or ...
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Everyone told me how I "needed" Facebook. After a few years of activity the following seemed to be happening;

1) I got fewer and fewer posts from people i actually knew.
2) Those that knew me got fewer and fewer posts from me (when i posted).
3) Advertisements ballooned.
4) More and more bandwidth was taken up by music and videos that I had zero interest in. That was costing me money (then).

When i stopped posting, i felt relieved and had more disposable time.

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I created a FB account just in order to keep in touch with my son in California, but soon was overwhelmed with all of his friends' posts and pictures and political tirades. I told my son that is what smart phones are for - texting and sending pics direct, person-to-person. I didn't need to do both. I deleted my account and not sorry at all I did. Now, my wife is seriously addicted to it. She has 7 siblings and they go back and forth all day, every day. Not me. Call me a Fuddy-Duddy. I don't need the bookface.
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Old 12-26-2019, 08:46 PM
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I still have it (I actually got an account in 2005, I think, when you needed a edu address to get on...), but I haven't really logged into FB in probably 5 years.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:01 PM
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Haasome wrote:

“Never had Facebook, or TikTok, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or WeChat, or VKontakte, or ... “

Yup.. we agree.
None of it for me as well.
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A wise friend once told me, “Twitter is where you learn to like people you’ve never met. Facebook is where you learn to hate people you’ve known for 30 years.”

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Old 12-27-2019, 05:45 AM
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I too have never had a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account.

I have some original music on my YouTube and Soundcloud channels, and am in a few Forums about certain subjects.

That's about it.

I haven't missed much life...
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:56 AM
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I periodically view it. Rarely post anything. It came in handy when we were putting together a class reunion
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:22 AM
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I have a FB account. I do like it for keeping up with friends and family. However, I wish FB would create "channels" you could tune into or out of...
  • The HERE'S WHAT I JUST ATE channel
  • The POLITICS channel
  • The SELFIE channel
  • The MUSIC channel *
  • The ANIMAL channel *
  • The FRIENDS & FAMILY channel *

* I'd probably tune into these and never look at the others....
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