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Gave up Facebook for good

Discussion in 'Bar' started by scorpio01169, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    The experience is generally what you make it. As much as I'm not fond of FB selectively tailoring your news feed based on your browsing habits, you can generally pick and choose what you want to see by unfollowing whomever you want. It became much more challenging for those of us managing business pages when they decided to extort us to get in touch with our follower base, so unfortunately personal pages are starting to double back as business pages.

    Re: the privacy stuff, you're not safe anywhere. Gmail, Dropbox, your browser, your OS, your smartphone etc. are all compromised. This is just the natural result of our intelligence agencies' vast over-reach and our continual loss of individual rights. It's a topic for another discussion, but save to say that if you leave Facebook for privacy concerns, you had better drop off the grid entirely if you want nobody to be able to monitor you. Just go in with the notion that anything and everything you store or share online can be brought up, and leave as much sensitive data offline as you possibly can.
     
  2. mva801

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    I left Facebook over two years ago. Don't miss it at all. I gave up Tumblr and Twitter too. Now all I have is Instagram, which I keep pretty small, and honestly just follow a bunch of cool tattooers and a few of my friends. I check it two or three times a day and otherwise try really hard to keep myself from wasting too much time on the interwebs.
     
  3. sander

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    Everybody's sick of facebook these days but it's incredibly hard to give it up. Most bands that are interested in my services hit me up through facebook.
     
  4. indecizo

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    Facebook "friends" lolz
     
  5. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I wouldn't indulge tumblr using your dick and someone else pushing. I have a couple of FB friends who post stupid shit from tumblr all the time and it's always cringe worthy shit.
     
  6. mva801

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    Tumblr was just so full of porn. I mean who doesn't like boobies, but I don't need to look at porn all damn day. Most social media has just been a gigantic waste of time. I've started reading more and doing yoga instead of sitting online for hours staring at facebook. I'll take twenty minutes in the morning to read through this site and some news, but other than that I'm on an internet diet!
     
  7. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    This, especially applied here:



    I've found good uses with both Tumblr and Pinterest as aggregators of general shit I like. As long as you're targeting your follows/adds/posts regularly and trimming off the fat as you go, they all can be incredibly useful/powerful tools.
     
  8. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

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    I dont have facebook page or other social network but I share your vision, I want to get away more and more of the internet. I feel I am wasting my life in a front of a screen, too many hours a day. Learning nothing at all. But I still love this forum.

    I also want to read more books, see old classic movie, love old classic shit, listening to more music, exercise more. It´s ironic the explosion of the social networks and all the evolution but in the end I think the time spent in those things makes us more lonely than ever.
     
  9. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    My problem with Facebook is more about how much information we get per day. I did something I had not done in months or years today : I read the national geographic magazine from the beginning, taking my time, watching every picture, reading any little line, and trying to connect with the articles. It felt cool and rare. I might trim my Facebook feed a bit because I just get too much of nonsense these days. EDIT : I think the day I have a simpler life geographically speaking I will quit Facebook, at least from a daily use. Maybe starting by trimming it a lot, then cutting it for a week and see how it goes and how much I missed or gained from it, and reeducate me into having a local life. It's a lovely tool if used properly, but it's also overwhelming.
     
  10. scorpio01169

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    What I ended up doing is un-following the people that were clogging up my wall with bullshit. I think I'm gonna ween myself off of Facebook all together and start reading paperback more. the only reason I get in Facebook now is to play Candy Crush Saga.
     
  11. Genius Gone Insane

    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    For some reason I just get the feeling, just some warm, fuzzy, feeling, totally unwarranted, just a gut feeling, nothing more, nothing that has to do with putting all the geographical pieces together, just some totally random, likely useless feeling which should probably be ignored that it might be just a little bit safer to stay away from Facebook and friends and their NSA perv bed buddies. Just a hunch. Pay no mind to it.

    :)
     
  12. indecizo

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    ^wow, that's a lot of words to say absolutely nothing.
     
  13. Genius Gone Insane

    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    ^i urge you to dig deeper, my friend - i assure you it's not nothing
     
  14. Felix Neumann

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    After 6 months of total fucking nothing, no PC, nearly no Phone, no whatever, just me, enjoying life and sometimes friends visiting me (Did this the second time), I'm on facebook again since a couple of weeks and it's kinda funny. It's simple...don't take things seriously!! I Don't wanna be too philsophical or guruish, but this song/lyrcis seems to be the perfect instruction for enjoying facebook or life generally :D :p

    http://youtu.be/19CXHUZawkw?list=RD19CXHUZawkw

    Sorry^ didn't find a video with lyrics that has better quality.

    Greeting to all of you, mates!! My name is Flex McGregg on FB, if you wanna add me. Cheers, Felix
     
  15. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    Added you back Felix, nice to see you around again!
     
  16. Felix Neumann

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    Whooohoo good to see ya again, dude! :kickass: Thanks for the add!
     
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    @Genios Gone Insane

    I have that exact same felling, couldn't word it better
     
  18. AD Chaos

    AD Chaos MGTOW

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    I avoided the ciabook thing for a long time, got the occasional '"OMG you don't have a facebook why? You should get one!"
    Once I finally made an account 2 years ago, those ppl added me, then basically proceeded to never speak to me :lol: I guess trying to show off lots of 'friends' was still a thing back then..

    Personally I don't like to publish stuff, I think uploading things -with a lack of proper context- can rather easily look like vanity, insecurity, wanna be famous, etc, even when ppl don't mean it like that. In any case, I don't see the need to share triviality with people I hated in high school or college :lol: "I'm taking the cat to the vet today, hope fluffy gets better!" Who the fuck cares.
    Oh and forget about privacy on the internet that's like discussing dry water


    I agree that unfriending/unfollowing obnoxious people and subscribing to feeds you like, it can turn it into an ok experience.
    Or really painful to watch the girl of your dreams having a family of her own nowadays :erk:





    Nowadays I ended up getting 2 fb accounts, one personal and another for business.. who would have thought :lol:
     
  19. Notuern

    Notuern Bloody vaginal belch

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    I think the problem with facebook is that people start to forget that they are on the internet.. you shouldn't take what people post on facebook to seriously, even though most people seem to take it way to seriously.
    I have many friends that are great people IRL, but on facebook they come of as whiney emo douchebags that i would never have connected with in the first place if that really was how they behaved as people.
     

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