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
A month or so ago I got into a nasty argument with a Freeper about Facebook. He thought it was the greatest thing since (fill in the cliche). I thought overwise and still do.
Advised about the great thrill it is having 5,000 “friends,” I argued back that these are not your friends, they are electronic acquaintances.
Anyway, I think FB is just a passing fad and 10 years from now it’ll just be a quiz show answer.
Not even CLOSE to being secure
everytime I meet a woman, I check out her facebook page to get general info on her like if she is married.
Actually, FB is great. I’ve been able to keep in contact with old friends I haven’t seen or heard from in years (decades). You have to be careful who you choose as friends. If you have people who are constantly posting their mundane activities, dinner menus, or worst of all: Farmville achievements, you can always filter them off your page.
I google and facebook all my new clients
Twitbook, I call it.
I was going to dump (FB), when I discovered that I could actually talk to some of my favorite artists, musicians and writers, and no, not superstars, but the kind who will communicate with their audiences. So I have to put up with the daily inanities from my relatives who got me to sign up because they don’t use e-mail at the time when I needed to communicate with them a little over a year ago.
And I clicked LIKE on some magazines and organizations, so that somewhat more meaningful messages from them dominate now instead of the what I had for breakfast posts from Jeremy and his lovely spouse.
I suspect it all shall pass too, just like MySpace (remember?) and Mark Zuckenbstein, or whatever his name, won’t be such a zillionaire for long.
Myspace is good if you are in a band. Very nice to get your music up on the net cheaply and get some exposure. Other than that I don't see it has much Value.
Facebook works well for people who want to keep up with family members though I am leery of putting too much info up. So I don't But Facebook works best for famous people to get info out to their fans.
Twitter is the on I use the most BUT I use it to drive traffic to my EBay listings. Its amazing how many people have hashtag (keyword) alert programs/apps for twitter on their smartphones. I've sold many an eBay item because of my eBay tweets. Also much of the "Tea Party" movement was coordinated and arranged on Twitter.
Facebook is the devil. Stay the heck off the grid.
People on facebook are approval junkies.
I like mine a little for homeschooling. We are loosely organized, and it helps when other moms post coupons or links or events or activities. It has been helpful.
Last Christmas I also won a Sunbeam mixer from a Lowe’s contest on facebook. That was sweet.
I think women find it more useful, because we do the shopping and worrying about household things.
If’n you all follow it and make it the center of your life for whatever reasons, I would suggest it is your own short comings.
Never had a Facebook account. Never will have a Facebook account. Don’t care about Facebook accounts. You are better off not having a Facebook anything.
It seems to me that most of the craze phenomena developed in the last twenty years are designed to invade personal privacy. I don’t really understand why people want to paint bulls-eyes on themselves. Maybe I’m totally out to lunch, however, having strangers (or near strangers) involved in highly personal aspects of my life scares me. With the expansion of invasive government activities designed to build a data base about every little thing about every citizen, my instinctive response is to do just the opposite, i.e. hide. Therefore, I don’t tweet, skype, text message, blog, chat (with the exception of hopefully anonymous chatting here) or facebook. I have a cell phone which my wife gave me, but I refuse to charge the battery and never give out the number. I firmly believe there are very few reasons why people should need to have access to my personal life every minute of every hour of every day. Excuse me, I have to go. Someone is knocking at the door of my cave.
Or...it could be you are in denial. At least you are aware that there is a booogie (sic) man.
Agreed. Some really know how to use it well, too. A talk show host in Madison uses it to the hilt to inform us what is going on in the Capital. And she can control it so the trolls don’t bombard it with their crap. It’s been the most effective use of FB I’ve seen yet by any conservative.
Have you tried just not opening FB?
No. But I bought a big external hard drive and have been putting a bunch of stuff on it.
I also worked on creating contact lists list for my gmail. I went to a shape note singing this afternoon. Yesterday, I made a good pot of pinto beans.
All this and more on my facebook. Fascinating, ain’t it?
We know who you are from your credit card purchases and your buying habits using the grocery store “club” card. That’s sufficient for now.
What’s the host’s name? I’ll search and add to mine
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