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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: Las Vegas Ron

And we gave it what it craves we are such suckers


51 posted on 03/27/2011 6:23:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: MestaMachine

I guess it all depends on the depth of your “friends” and what they have to say...nobody holds a pistol to your head to sign in so I only check it when it is convenient. The “friends” and family that I have allowed, post very interesting thoughts, activities, and photos and I try to make my few posts just as useful. I am now often in touch with extended family members that I value and I have found challenging blogs, news sites, and happenings I would have never known about. If you have intellectual curiosity it is a wonderful tool and it is secure if you want it to be.


52 posted on 03/27/2011 6:24:10 PM PDT by dunblak
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes I deleted mine we used it for a reunion and I found way to much information gets out on FB why do people let other people know they are not home? This amazes me............deleted it and don’t miss it one bit!


53 posted on 03/27/2011 6:24:53 PM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: Red in Blue PA
I've always thought: "You won't win votes singing to the choir"

At least not in a general election.

What a waste of talent in in FR if the news we get here is not posted on the Facebook pages of people like Obama.

I mean, everybody here is going to republican. That's a given. I use what I learn in Freerepublic to battle the liberals and independents in other forums. Facebook and Twitter are the most powerful forums to change out government. If you don't believe. Ask Egypt.

If all republicans were to delete their accounts, who's going to be behind me when I post a URL in the comment section of Barack Obama's Facebook page the rebuttals his original post? The man has 18,913,150 followers that will view your post. You could take more votes from Obama in one post than you could a whole year of posting in Freerepublic (because we're not going to vote for him anyways).

When Barack Obama posted his Libya issue on Facebook. Millions read it and 1,450 commented. Me, I posted a few links I got from here in the comments in his page. One of them "Al Qaeda Commander Admits Libyan Rebels Are Linked To Al Qaeda" and I posted other damaging posts. The man has to be challenged. And what better way to challenge him with his own supporters and undecideds reading his posts the comments.

I also follow our side, Sarah Palin...etc. I think social networking is an excellent tool for wining votes. Again, just look at Egypt. We can participate or we can just let it fall. Sorry, those guys already have cable tv networks, the newspapers and FM radio... I'm not about to let them have the internet as well.

Do whatever you please but I'm not deleting mine.

54 posted on 03/27/2011 6:25:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I hear ya! When something such as this has happened to me, I immediately contact the person and tell them to immediately delete my picture and or name or both. It is my picture and my name and unless my permission is given they have no right to publish either. Period.

I used to produce/direct media products (film, video, multimedia, electronic) and we always had to get a signed permission to publicly display a person's image and name. There is no reason on advent of the web that ANY of these legalities should change. People need to be made aware it is not only inappropriate, it is in many cases legally pursuable.Anyone who does not respect that privacy should be in for a rude awakening.

55 posted on 03/27/2011 6:25:03 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I find it useful for professional purposes (music) and I’ve found friends from childhood.


56 posted on 03/27/2011 6:26:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: humblegunner


57 posted on 03/27/2011 6:28:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Frantzie

I see you and I are in agreement about Facebook :-).


58 posted on 03/27/2011 6:29:12 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I booted my page 5 months ago after 2 months on. Just a big “time vamp”.


59 posted on 03/27/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by Pit1 (Remember Ft Hood, even though obeeeee thinks it never happened. God bless our brave warriors.)
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To: al baby
With a name like ‘frantzie’ it has to be good.

To be honest, I'm a Al Wakeaweed plant who controls all TV and controls you ever loving Saudi mind....cause you're too week to see it.

Just to be honest.

60 posted on 03/27/2011 6:30:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


61 posted on 03/27/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: dunblak

Not even CLOSE to being secure


62 posted on 03/27/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

everytime I meet a woman, I check out her facebook page to get general info on her like if she is married.


63 posted on 03/27/2011 6:31:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


64 posted on 03/27/2011 6:32:09 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Perdogg

I google and facebook all my new clients


65 posted on 03/27/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


66 posted on 03/27/2011 6:32:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fiddlstix
"I have had accounts on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. I quit the lot of 'em in just a few days. What a waste."

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.

67 posted on 03/27/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Facebook is the devil. Stay the heck off the grid.


68 posted on 03/27/2011 6:33:29 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Red in Blue PA

People on facebook are approval junkies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkEE3gRX0kQ


69 posted on 03/27/2011 6:35:02 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


70 posted on 03/27/2011 6:35:22 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: GOP Poet
Speaking for myself only, I got in touch with some old friends on FB.

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.

71 posted on 03/27/2011 6:35:29 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


72 posted on 03/27/2011 6:35:35 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


73 posted on 03/27/2011 6:36:46 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Red in Blue PA

74 posted on 03/27/2011 6:38:58 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If your PC is running slowly then it will be easy to catch.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
You have some serious issues.....back away from the keyboard so the booogie man doesn't get you.

Or...it could be you are in denial. At least you are aware that there is a booogie (sic) man.

75 posted on 03/27/2011 6:40:01 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


76 posted on 03/27/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Have you tried just not opening FB?


77 posted on 03/27/2011 6:41:05 PM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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?


78 posted on 03/27/2011 6:41:28 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: immadashell

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.


79 posted on 03/27/2011 6:41:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Ladysmith

What’s the host’s name? I’ll search and add to mine


80 posted on 03/27/2011 6:42:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: John W

BWAHAHAHAHA!


81 posted on 03/27/2011 6:42:29 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Revolting cat!

l have an account using my first and midde name. I use it to follow my children and their kids, Sarah Palin, and Dennis Miller.


82 posted on 03/27/2011 6:42:46 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I don't have a Facebook account, so that's probably why I don't understand the issue, but what's the problem with deleting an account?

If it's a problem as some say, why delete it, why not just stop using it?

83 posted on 03/27/2011 6:43:19 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In 2008, we got our @sses handed to us. One of the ways we were out-organized was in social networks.

How many people will read what you post here on FR? Of them, how many aren’t already on our side? Don’t get me wrong, I love Free Republic, and am thankful every day that JimRob built this tool for us. But most people will never be FReepers. This is a place for us to talk amongst ourselves, and get news and talking points. Facebook gives us a place to spread that message.

Facebook gives you an opportunity to post a couple of articles a day, that will be seen, and maybe read, by people who don’t think about politics as much as we do.

I have had people come up to me, who never comment on things I post, and thank me for opening their eyes. My FRiends, by your interest, you are called to be missionaries. Go forth and evangelize. Don’t just hang around here.


84 posted on 03/27/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by LouD (I stand with Scott Walker)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Never had a Facebook account and doubt it ever will.

And I’m not an old coot (yet), having been born in 1973.


85 posted on 03/27/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: GOP Poet

One thing I find fascinating about FReepers is that if there is a piece of technology they don’t embrace, there must be some kind of insidious conspiracy behind it, or they’re one of the enlightened few who have not fallen for it.


86 posted on 03/27/2011 6:44:13 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Florida native

How to “delete” Facebook in one easy step:

Change your preferred language to Chinese.
Worked for me.


87 posted on 03/27/2011 6:44:41 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Facebook has kept me more in touch with friends and relatives who no longer live close enough to see regularly. If you dont want to hear from stupid people, ignore them. Its pretty much like real life. If you dont want to hear from idiots, dont answer the phone.


88 posted on 03/27/2011 6:45:54 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Denile, is that a river?? LOL

Da boooogie man is gonna get you if you let it, I don't....especially the FB one.

The FB boooogie man is Saudi alwakaweed that has taken over all of TV, owns Sean Hannity, and Beck and BOR, prolly your Grandma too.

89 posted on 03/27/2011 6:46:23 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I deactivated mine two days ago. To me, it’s the voluntary divulging of personal information to the world, and I won’t be complicit in giving any more to the government.

The only benefit I’ve seen is the ability to get in touch with old friends from grammar & high school.

Adios Facebook.


90 posted on 03/27/2011 6:46:41 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: Ladysmith

If I could “Like” your comment, I would.

I agree - Vicki makes excellent use of the medium.


91 posted on 03/27/2011 6:46:41 PM PDT by LouD (I stand with Scott Walker)
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To: raccoonradio

“I actually like it because I can link youtube videos to it, or articles of a political nature and otherwise.”

I went on Facebook prior to my high school reunion to get info about the reunion and connect with classmates. After the reunion I discovered that many of them were libtards so I now upload anti-liberal and anti-Zero youtube videos just to see their heads explode.


92 posted on 03/27/2011 6:47:24 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: raccoonradio

Re: “Of course you’ll find with FB once you post stuff about your politics you’ll find the friends you have who
disagree will get on your case about how silly you are, etc.
But it can be good if done properly.”

****

In leftist CA I found out quickly that my ‘friends,’ some of many years, were so upset by my “dangerous, vile, whacked out” political posts that they had to ‘unfriend’ me. As a result, I have all NEW friends and it’s worked out just fine. I like the quick back and forth of Facebook — and use it ONLY for political discourse now.


93 posted on 03/27/2011 6:48:02 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Future Snake Eater

The tin foil hatter quotient IS definitely trending upward here.


94 posted on 03/27/2011 6:49:12 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I tried taking my name and site off of Facebook and thought I had it deleted only to find about three months later that all of my stuff was still stored on their site. All I had to do was put my information, password, and wham there it all was. I have taken as much personal information as I can from their site only to find it all on another site. They sell or share with just about anyone.
95 posted on 03/27/2011 6:49:54 PM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: Mad Dawgg
Point taken. I have no doubt that there are people as you point out who have a good and possibly somewhat necessary use for those services.

As for myself, an old "geezer" retired guy, it's a waste of time as far as I'm concerned.
Not to mention a possible invasion of my privacy. imho.

96 posted on 03/27/2011 6:50:03 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SIDENET

You can block those. Saved my sanity.


97 posted on 03/27/2011 6:50:19 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: Vermont Lt
If you dont want to hear from stupid people, ignore them.

Pffft! How dare you post such blasphemy in lieu of a irrational, idiotic rant!

98 posted on 03/27/2011 6:50:38 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I got rid of mine MONTHS ago. Talk about a time-waster.


99 posted on 03/27/2011 6:50:54 PM PDT by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I agree. The enlightened seem to only be enlightened because they can’t manage to make it work for them. Which is fine. I personally enjoy heckling friends and family.

I make trolling posts for people to bite on. I bite on trolling posts all in good fun. I am surprised that I haven’t been unfriended by anyone. LOL (laugh out loud, for the enlightened).


100 posted on 03/27/2011 6:51:34 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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