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Five reasons to quit Facebook
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2014 | Jim Treacher

Posted on 01/27/2014 9:58:45 AM PST by rktman

In no particular order:

It’s 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. Doesn’t matter. Somebody who at one point expressly asked to be your “friend” will harangue you about it. They’re as dumb as YouTube commenters, except they’ve specifically asked to be part of your life.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: didiots; facebook; lookatme
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1. Why ever start a facebook account.

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.

1 posted on 01/27/2014 9:58:46 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

What is a facebook?


2 posted on 01/27/2014 10:00:22 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rktman
Facebook and twitter are the two stupidest things ever thought of.
3 posted on 01/27/2014 10:02:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Da Coyote

4 posted on 01/27/2014 10:02:51 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dalereed

You could add myspace and linkedin as well.

“You darn kids go outside and play will ya!”


5 posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

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.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 10:06:14 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: rktman

LinkedIn is good. I use it strictly for business.

I stopped using Facebook the minute Obama won Ohio.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 10:07:26 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: rktman

8 posted on 01/27/2014 10:08:48 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: rktman

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.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 10:08:50 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: rktman

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.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 10:08:53 AM PST by sneakers ( Quinn: "Liberty is the solution to the human condition.")
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To: rktman

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.

All free.

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 10:09:18 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: rktman

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.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 10:09:40 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Valpal1

Exactly; it’s simply a tool to use as you wish. Easy enough to make it stupid; but that’s your choice.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:22 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: rktman

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


14 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:35 AM PST by Nifster
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL. I will steal that image.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 10:16:26 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ottbmare

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. :)


16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:16:27 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: All

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?


17 posted on 01/27/2014 10:17:17 AM PST by crazycatlady
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To: rktman

I’ve got a linkedin. It’s great! I use if for... Well...


18 posted on 01/27/2014 10:17:59 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s a keeper.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:45 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: dalereed

I agree with you about Facebook, but Twitter is great if you follow the right people.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:21 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: demshateGod

Lots of spam on LinkedIn. And fake accounts.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:28 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: rktman

Same here.


22 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:57 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: rktman

So, if you do quit Facebook, do you have to update your status with an Opus?


23 posted on 01/27/2014 10:22:03 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: rktman

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!


24 posted on 01/27/2014 10:22:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: rktman

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.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 10:23:06 AM PST by pallis
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To: demshateGod

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.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 10:24:06 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: sneakers

Thanks for the update. Hope it works for you. What an honor to NEVER be “allowed” to sign back up. LOL! :>]


27 posted on 01/27/2014 10:24:18 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Nifster

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?


28 posted on 01/27/2014 10:26:40 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

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.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 10:28:45 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare
through FB I have met cousins I never knew I had

So did I. Who knew that I had cousins in Nigeria?

30 posted on 01/27/2014 10:33:07 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: rktman

The article addresses none of the legitimate reasons for quitting facebook, only the stupid childish ones.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 10:36:53 AM PST by dmz
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To: dalereed

Facebook and twitter are the two stupidest things ever thought of.

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I know. Like you, I wish I’d thought of them first.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 10:37:41 AM PST by dmz
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To: rktman
Im waiting for FB to ban me, with all my diverse & extreme views and rants . .
33 posted on 01/27/2014 10:42:23 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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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.


34 posted on 01/27/2014 10:45:32 AM PST by sneakers ( Quinn: "Liberty is the solution to the human condition.")
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To: Revolting cat!

Whew! For a moment I thought you said you had cousins in Niagara Falls.

NIAGARA FALLS!!!!!

(Slowly I turn...step by step...closer I come....)

;^)


35 posted on 01/27/2014 10:48:51 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: rktman

The irony of many of the comments is missed.....


36 posted on 01/27/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: sneakers

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.


37 posted on 01/27/2014 10:58:26 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Born to Conserve

I’ve 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 it’s a harmless tool.

There’s plenty of websites you can give your opinions and make a fool of yourself and it doesn’t make a difference.

Including this one.


38 posted on 01/27/2014 10:59:00 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: rktman

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.


39 posted on 01/27/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by PGR88
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To: rktman

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...


40 posted on 01/27/2014 11:07:53 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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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.


41 posted on 01/27/2014 11:10:14 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: rktman
I find it a great way to keep up with family happenings.
42 posted on 01/27/2014 11:14:56 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: rktman

Don’t have one to quit.


43 posted on 01/27/2014 11:30:20 AM PST by bgill
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To: ottbmare

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.


44 posted on 01/27/2014 11:37:43 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: rktman

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.


45 posted on 01/27/2014 11:42:17 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: rktman

I quit. It was a long process, but it can be done.


46 posted on 01/27/2014 12:22:37 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: upsdriver

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.


47 posted on 01/27/2014 12:40:43 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: dalereed
Facebook and twitter are the two stupidest things ever thought of.

Could there be a less manly (or more unmanly) sounding act than to tweet on twitter?

48 posted on 01/27/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rktman
I stumbled across my “yearbook” from bootcamp at GLNTC in ‘67 out there on the web.

I still have mine from 1961, Company 357. It is a bit tattered. I think I'll search for it online.

49 posted on 01/27/2014 12:53:15 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: upsdriver

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.


50 posted on 01/27/2014 12:53:39 PM PST by MamaB
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