Skip to comments.Five reasons to quit Facebook
Posted on 01/27/2014 9:58:45 AM PST by rktman
In no particular order:
Its just one more place on the Internet for your friends to pick fights with you. Make a joke. Express an opinion. Utter a simple statement of fact. Doesnt matter. Somebody who at one point expressly asked to be your friend will harangue you about it. Theyre as dumb as YouTube commenters, except theyve specifically asked to be part of your life.
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2. You NEVER "quit" facebook. You're there forever. You can disable/suspend your account but if you ever log back in for whatever reason. It's back on.
Never had one, never will.
What is a facebook?
You could add myspace and linkedin as well.
“You darn kids go outside and play will ya!”
I’ll read it later when the full list is posted (probably on Facebook) rather than multiple short teaser posts on various sites all pimping the same source.
LinkedIn is good. I use it strictly for business.
I stopped using Facebook the minute Obama won Ohio.
Liberals, those who haven’t yet unfriended me, have learned mostly not to post political stuff where I can see. I don’t suffer the fools lightly, and have had great fund pricking their very thin skins.
Not true. In November, 2012, I went to Facebook to close my account. I was given two choices - simply close the account and return at a later time, or close the account permanently, but the account would be wiped out in two weeks and I would never be able to log on again. I chose the latter. I’ve had my nieces check several times since then, and it says there is no record of an account under that name and e-mail. I have tried myself and it won’t let me log on.
I am quite happy with that, and don’t miss it at all.
Our far flung extended family have an exclusive family page that is non public where we can share family news and photos. Sure we could start a website that does the same thing but then somebody would have to design and maintain it.
Hubby and son maintain a FB page devoted to their mutual hobby (stock car racing) that they use to communicate with other hobby racers and their fan base.
I maintain a business FB page that actually does bring in business and I haven even used any of the paid promotion apps.
You don’t have to accept friend requests and you can unfriend anyone who becomes a pita. The writer of this little screed sounds like a whiny 8th grader who just got unfriended by most of his clique. I am unimpressed.
I don’t discuss politics on FB. It’s a tool for staying in touch with friends and family across a distance, to share interesting articles, and look at pictures if each other’s pets and children. It’s also a very valuable marketing took for those of us who have a small business—great free advertising. I have no expectation of privacy on FB. I’m presenting a carefully-crafted public image for potential clients, and though it is not untrue, it has no resemblance to the argumentative conservative OTTB Mare you all know and love here on FR! ;-) On FB I’m pleasant and agreeable.
Exactly; it’s simply a tool to use as you wish. Easy enough to make it stupid; but that’s your choice.
As with any other tool that a computer offers one, Facebook has its appropriate uses.
I keep in touch with good friends on Facebook and they are the only ones who can see my account. As to too much ‘info about me’ being out there... it is already out there whether you use Facebook or not
LOL. I will steal that image.
That’s the right approach. FB has its uses, but they are personal, not political. My FB friends are real-life friends also, so that keeps the arguments to a bare minimum. :)
What if you refuse to join fb but like Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest? That’s me. The only time not being on fb creates problems is with a couple of blues dance venues/organizations. One of them seems to have a locked, private account and it hard to keep in the loop. BurnBlue at least has public settings.
I never did get in involved with MySpace. Remember what happened with Dr. Laura’s son on there?
I’ve got a linkedin. It’s great! I use if for... Well...
That’s a keeper.
I agree with you about Facebook, but Twitter is great if you follow the right people.
Lots of spam on LinkedIn. And fake accounts.
So, if you do quit Facebook, do you have to update your status with an Opus?
They can be useful though. Some post interesting song videos...friends and relatives can show themselves and where they travel (but be careful about “I’m having a great time in Florida!”—open invite for burglars).
I help promote blues, folk, rock shows in Boston area on college radio etc and we promote festivals, shows, open mic nights etc. Show a video of a New Orleans-style performer
on New Year’s Eve. Plug someone’s new album, etc.
But the politics can suck!
I don’t have a face I would want in a book, and nary a twit to twitter, so I’ve avoided both, and feel none the worse for it.
LinkedIn is basically a web-based Rolodex, one in which your contacts keep their information (business, phone, e-mail) up to date, freeing you from that onerous task.
Thanks for the update. Hope it works for you. What an honor to NEVER be “allowed” to sign back up. LOL! :>]
No doubt the info is out there. I stumbled across my “yearbook” from bootcamp at GLNTC in ‘67 out there on the web. Pictures and all. WTH?
I must add that through FB I have met cousins I never knew I had, have made new real-life friends, have learned a great deal, and have been introduced to heretofore-unsuspected riches of conservative literature. I can’t tell you how my life has been enriched by corresponding with and learning from people whom I would never otherwise have known.
So did I. Who knew that I had cousins in Nigeria?
The article addresses none of the legitimate reasons for quitting facebook, only the stupid childish ones.
Facebook and twitter are the two stupidest things ever thought of.
I know. Like you, I wish I’d thought of them first.
HAHAHA!! Yep, that’s my thought! I hope they NEVER let me on again! I posted a lot of anti-lib stuff on there. They were glad to be rid of me, I’m sure! I got off after the election. Couldn’t stand the libs gloating on there anymore.
Whew! For a moment I thought you said you had cousins in Niagara Falls.
(Slowly I turn...step by step...closer I come....)
The irony of many of the comments is missed.....
I took it just one step further by first changing all personal information, delinking to all photos, and deleting photos, etc. Let it sit for a few weeks. Then, closed the account permanently.
Ive got about 200 friends on there. Only about 30 or 40 of them post something more than once a month. Most people are smart enough not to discuss politics ect.
Stay positive and its a harmless tool.
Theres plenty of websites you can give your opinions and make a fool of yourself and it doesnt make a difference.
Including this one.
Facebook seems to be the biggest short in the history of the stock market.
Its only a question of time as to when this fad passes.
True story. A friend’s wife has a FaceBook account. She probably shouldn’t have access to a computer. Anyway, she opens her e-mail one evening when I happened to be there. One of those banner ads for something or other shows up at the top of her e-mail home page. It read: “Three People Have Un-Friended you”.
She believed it and got all huffy. I wanted to laugh, but I just had to leave her believing that what she had just read was the truth...
His first complaint is basically that he’s friends with a bunch of annoying argumentative people which won’t really change if he quits FB. And the rest is mostly him not using the settings correctly.
Don’t have one to quit.
Facebook is far more politically informative than FR. I use it to keep in touch with family and friends AND to promote issues of importance to me. I also follow many fine conservatives. Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Herman Cain, Victoria Jackson, etc all do a fine job of informing and educating. My pet subjects are the Constitution, 2nd Amendment, Pro-life and defeating and lambasting liberals. Also, follow a host of tea party organizations.
Facebook, like Google, Apple, Microsoft and other business and non-business giants, has been invented so people with too much love in their lives have something to hate. It works perfectly. Like a charm.
I quit. It was a long process, but it can be done.
I follow most of those people on Twitter. Twitter is useful to me in more ways than I can count. And I hope that the feeling is mutual for those who follow me.
LinkedIn hasn’t done much for me so far but I keep hoping.
Pinterest is just fun, more so for women.
There are several literary sites I like, including librarything and goodreads. Bookcrossing also has some social media features if you like that sort of thing. I was a little sorry to see goodreads sell out to amazon.
Could there be a less manly (or more unmanly) sounding act than to tweet on twitter?
I still have mine from 1961, Company 357. It is a bit tattered. I think I'll search for it online.
I agree 100%. I have found it is a great way to keep up with family and friends. All are Christian Conservatives. I had 2 liberal friends. I unfriended one because I did not want to read her liberal junk and the other unfriended me because I said something bad about her leader. Do not really miss either. When I was going through a really bad time recently, it was FB friends support which really helped me. They have known me for many years so they knew what to say or verses, etc to send me. FB is what you make it not someone else. We may not have seen each other in years but when we do, it is like it was way back when. I find it interesting that a certain women’s list has really been sending posts to support three females for office including WD in Texas. I read what some have to say and the majority complain about it coming to their feed. I enjoy FB.