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.
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