Skip to comments.(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
Good point. I purposely did not get one for a variety of reasons--some are mentioned above. One of those reasons was that I was pretty sure one could not truly delete their account. Has this changed? Still. Even though pretty much everyone I know has a Facebook page I have zero interest. Online I go for complete invisibility. I love it.
It was the farmville posts that finally did it for me.
It depends on how it is used. I don’t join inane conversations and I don’t play the games. I participate in the discussion groups that I find interesting.
I actually like Facebook, but I do understand what you are saying.
For me it is good, because I have a high functioning form of autism (and also am really shy). It allows me to communicate with people that I might normally just avoid or not be able to relate to altogether.
That being said, I cannot believe the things people share on it.
I never tried it but had the same conversation about FB with my brother the other night - I don’t see the point of it. Something you want to share - either call or email.
Whaddya mean? FB has its uses.
My nephews wife uses it to beg money and favors from the rest of the family.
I had one. Just used it to play games until I got tired of them. Hardly go there now.
Admittedly, there are good points to FB and you bring up some.
But I am curious how many people have accounts but never really use them. I know of family members who have accounts but never use it.
Curious how much of the 500 million is real?
My guess is not a lot.
I use facebook to keep in touch with my twenty-nothing nieces and nephews. I don’t accept friend requests from anyone other than them. We keep our stuff private. If they want to use another FB account for themselves that’s their business but they understand the family’s position is that we don’t want our family business out on the internet.
I have had accounts on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.
I quit the lot of 'em in just a few days.
What a waste.
So I get these e-mails from FB-—so and so wrote on your wall or so and so wants to be your friend. Then when I click on the link it takes me to some other ridiculous, non-related item. It’s a most confusing and annoying site plus its a bit intrusive and don’t want to stay so connected with others from yesteryear. I didn’t delete it but i visit now very rarely.
I HATE IT!!!
I went to a huge dinner party with friends, held in the ballroom of a hotel...get the idea?
Great time, one of my friends took pictures of all of us at different times throughout the evening which I later saw when he he emailed us the pics.
THEN! One of our friends ( not at the party) said, “Hey saw your pics at the party...”.
Sooo, the guy taking the pics put them on HIS Facebook.
There was nothing wrong with the pics, etc...But it just bugged me that I go somehwere, frineds take pics, and BOOM, its on the internet.
With all due respect, with the exception of businesses, organizations promoting ideas or in need of updates etc to specific groups of people and a rare few personality types that enjoy constant socializing, most people that start a Facebook page are just cattle with low self esteem. Go along to get along types. Sadly we are all so easily influenced by friends, families etc, but that it part of what Facebook relies on. I value my privacy and saw this for what it was from the get go and shunned as I have most all marketing strategies that exploits people’s go along to get along weakness. Having written that I do think for some it does have some valuable, redeeming qualities.
I have a FB account and post nothing if any real value..never ever say when I am going to be away from home or anything like that. I have gone so far as to warn one or two friends to be mindful of what they post on FB especially of a political nature. I just keep up with what the kids are doing and now and then find something that is of interest that they are doing..but other than that I agree most of the stuff is just trite crap.
Bravisimo! Best post I've ever seen!
LOL, nailed the attention troll!!!!!
It is good for staying in touch with people who move around a lot, and catching up with those old friends you never wanted to see again...
Oh man thats gonna leave a mark