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(vanity) OK, I deleted my Facebook account....anyone else do this?

Posted on 03/27/2011 5:55:57 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

A friend of mine said I "needed" a Facebook account over a year ago, so I tried it out. So I tried it out and found that most people talked about their inane daily activities. Who cares if they are waiting in an airport or doing laundry? Does anyone else hate being connected all of the time? Not to mention the fact that you will be contacted by people you do not want to hear from anymore. And you must respond. Reject them, or just ignore them. Either way, it is awkward.

If you want to talk about something, start a blog.

If you want to contact me, email me.

I still do not understand the fascination with Facebook (or Twitter)...... and I am someone who grew up in a computer.

Was curious how many other people tried it but dumped it. W


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To: Lancey Howard

Rudolph Valentino?


151 posted on 03/27/2011 9:16:50 PM PDT by bigoil
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To: Revolting cat!

Marion Morrison


152 posted on 03/27/2011 9:18:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SVTCobra03

Great!


153 posted on 03/27/2011 9:39:22 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: CaliforniaCon

I unfriended someone (a radio interest pal) when he got upset after I made a post along the lines of “Robert Byrd, a prominent Klansman, has died. I think he was also a Senator” :)


154 posted on 03/27/2011 9:40:32 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Red in Blue PA

LMAO thinking about the South Park Facebook episode from a couple years ago.


155 posted on 03/27/2011 9:47:41 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Red in Blue PA; Tijeras_Slim; Brucifer; humblegunner; mylife; Allegra

Liberty Valance visited your farm and left you a
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156 posted on 03/27/2011 11:17:00 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mom4melody

I’ve found relatives in Italy, Scotland, Germany and Canada I didn’t even know I had. I think FB is great!


157 posted on 03/27/2011 11:17:20 PM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Facebook is where my loved ones wait breathlessly for updates on the condition, style and colors of my socks.


158 posted on 03/27/2011 11:43:46 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Revolting cat!

yes. exactly. Cool book title. i must check it out.


159 posted on 03/28/2011 1:24:49 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: mom4melody

Like FB for family and friends and Linked-in for business friends.


160 posted on 03/28/2011 1:30:06 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: SIDENET

What’s wrong with simply clicking “Hide all Farmville(or all Zynga) posts”?


161 posted on 03/28/2011 1:31:40 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: Twinkie
Honestly. i have never understood why people have to share pictures. Really if you think about it it is just a still image of whatever stupid thing that person is doing in the moment that they think is so cool they have to show someone else. But why? What the heck does it even matter. What is up with pictures in general unless they are of beautiful landscape or a cue animal or something. every once in a great while maybe I can see it like a new baby and mama and daddy for instance. most the time who cares?

Most people look horrible anyway in pictures as it doesn't capture their personality or anything. It is mostly phoniness or unattractive people that clearly aren't so good looking they are paid to model.

People are insanely self centered and it bores me. i can see why native american freaked out about pictures taking their souls.

I come from a large family that has taken pictures all over my life. There is not a non event that they all don't take copious pictures of and have to share, share, share. WHat a waste of time and energy. I quit going home when I got tired of having cameras shoved in my face 24/7 when I visited. Just wanted to visit and go away undocumented thank you.

I will never understand.

162 posted on 03/28/2011 1:33:41 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I got a club card and never filled out the information. Works fine.


163 posted on 03/28/2011 1:35:09 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: Allegra
Facebook is where my loved ones wait breathlessly for updates on the condition, style and colors of my socks

i think you just became the only reason i would ever consider joining FB. lol. great sense of humor Allegra :-).

164 posted on 03/28/2011 1:40:49 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Politicalmom
What’s wrong with simply clicking “Hide all Farmville(or all Zynga) posts”?

Sorry, that's much too quick and effective.

That's just not how I roll.

;-)

165 posted on 03/28/2011 2:28:54 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GOP Poet
;-)
166 posted on 03/28/2011 4:34:18 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: tsowellfan

Vicki McKenna


167 posted on 03/28/2011 5:34:11 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: Ladysmith

Thank You


168 posted on 03/28/2011 5:35:06 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve never had an FB account. Wife and daughter do to keep in touch with friends and post pictures of various events.


169 posted on 03/28/2011 6:01:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: Blogger

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/security/permanently-delete-your-facebook-profile-account/


170 posted on 03/28/2011 6:08:45 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It's a place to pick up wimin. Got reaquainted with some pretty cute babydolls through FB. I also know not to talk religion or politics in that forum. At least, half of your opportunities go right out the window if you do. So far, so good.

BTW, how long did you live in this computer of yours?

171 posted on 03/28/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Twinkie
"Husband’s brother said it was a good way to keep up with family and post pictures, blah, blah, blah . . . If I’ve got someone’s e-mail address, I can keep in touch with them and they can attach stuff to me, and vice versa."

It's really not unlike anything else you may get into. Free Republic has it's quirks and if you say the wrong thing, you will get a knock on your door from some nice gentlemen wearing dark sunglasses and funny hearing aides. You also learn what Freepers are harmless and who the idiots are.

As far as e-mail, heck, I have a sister-in-law that forwards every good luck chain letter e-mail that comes through her inbox and get inundated with all the popular e-mail jokes with the topic du jour. I also have to put up with my inbox filling up with pictures of all their vacations and any other get togethers. Not sure where FB is worse. At least it's not filling up my computer with somebody else's treasured family photos... I don't know, just thinking out loud... ;-)

172 posted on 03/28/2011 6:37:53 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Twinkie

BTW, Early on, my kids (one in college, one graduated) made me swear that I would not try and “friend” them or tag them in any pictures. I had no problem agreeing with that. Also, I have not (nor will I ever) “friend” a family member. I have told them all, I use FB to get and stay in touch with old friends and a few current friends. I have also learned who to block or what specific applications to block... it’s taken a while but I’m figuring it out.


173 posted on 03/28/2011 6:45:15 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Red in Blue PA

Facebook=meh + tracking.

I am into tech too, but I tend to be most available on YIM (and now that M$ owns it, M$Mess). At least there I am less likely to be displaying thoughts to bloody well everyone on the planet. messenger, chat, phone, vid phone, file transfer, and txt to cell phones... That’s all I need.

never understood the facebook/myspace thing...


174 posted on 03/28/2011 7:03:07 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

LOL.

If you had a smartphone with a facebook app, you could have taken and posted pics of the party at the exact moment you took them and others at the party with smartphones with the facebook app could view the pics of the party on facebook while still at the party.


175 posted on 03/28/2011 7:42:45 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks to FB I was reunited with my long lost half sister Oprah, and she gave me a new car. :-)

Wouldn’t touch FB with a 10 gig pole.


176 posted on 03/28/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (One Big Awful Marxist America)
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To: All

There are actually many privacy features on FB. The problem is that too many people don’t try to figure out how to use them. Of course, this does require reading the instructions. Maybe that’s part of the problem.

Here are a few examples. You can change settings so you only show up when people on your friends list search for you. You can designate who can send you friend requests and messages. You can make it so certain things are viewable only to certain people. You can remove the tag from photos people have tagged you in. You can set different levels of privacy on your own photos.


177 posted on 03/28/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT by RoseyT
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To: Squantos

LOL!


178 posted on 03/28/2011 9:24:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (For the first time in my adult life, I'm scared of my government.)
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To: Revolting cat!

When I go out and see that, it is incredibly sad to watch.

Everyone is trying to be somewhere else.


179 posted on 03/28/2011 9:28:07 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (For the first time in my adult life, I'm scared of my government.)
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To: Hatteras

LOL.....saw that typo after I hit submit last night.


180 posted on 03/28/2011 9:34:08 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (For the first time in my adult life, I'm scared of my government.)
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To: dmz

BLEAAAAH!!

It was bad enough sitting there with everyone checking their facebook and twittering. What a f...g bore!


181 posted on 03/28/2011 2:48:44 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: GOP Poet

Oh Lawzy! Tell me about it!! Husband’s family had a photography studio; so the photos have been ever-present. His brother used to flash flashbulbs in your face at every family gathering. Once he snapped one of me when I’d just woke up from a nap sitting in a chair. He then took it and put it on one of those weirdo-warp programs that made people in photos look like one of those cypress stumps from Reelfoot Lake. (He kept an album of people he didn’t like done like that.) I suspect he showed my photo to an ex-boyfriend. When I finally wised up that HE DID NOT LIKE ME, I quit going down there for awhile. - I know what you mean, though, it’s aggravating, and seems a bit self-centered and egotistical.


182 posted on 03/29/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT by Twinkie (WHERE ARE OBAMA'S RECORDS? ALL of them.)
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To: jurroppi1

for me to find later as desired. facebook account deletion link.


183 posted on 04/03/2011 8:13:15 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: musicman

BFLR


184 posted on 04/07/2011 1:14:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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