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Old 04-24-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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I killed facebook

Well,

I work in an industry where social media can be a tool to end a career, as well as a means for people to find me (in particular the ones I DONT want to find me). I had been saying it for a while, and after having lunch with a coworker today I finally decided to deactivate my facebook account. I had facebook to keep in touch with family, but considering my mother passed away in January, I no longer have a need for it.

So far so good with the withdrawls. It'll be interesting to see how "out of the loop" I become, or to see reactions on peoples faces when they hear I-of-all-people have deactivated facebook.

Just felt like sharing
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I am using Facebook less and less. Coincidentally, my usage of Facebook has been decreasing every since I lost my mother. It will be interesting to see what reactions you do get. It seems of little notice for those I know that I am seldom there. I just don't like giving access to my info to all those applications I used to use. I don't allow that access anymore. I check in occasioanlly for now. Whereas I LIVE on C5!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Never TwitFaceSpaceBook'd a day in my life. THIS is my social network!!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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THIS is my social network!!!
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I use to use facebook alot but i find myself only using it to post camaro related things now.. CAMARO5 has become my new social network.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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For people who are my age, 24, when you quit using social media to "talk" to these so called friends you will find out whom your real friends are... Now some of you are probably like well blah blah blah, WELL i grew up in the age of social media therefore it is practically engrained into everything my generation does. In fact when i purchased my car, i was receiving phone calls from people saying nice car and stuff then asking why i did not have facebook and that they had to see it on my little brothers. Oh well this is my rant about facebook. It is a career ender for people now a days. And after a fifth of basil haydens or eagle rare facebook is the worst thing for me talk about rants.....

Its not easy to quit fb because it is an addiction but hey you can... and Congrats

BTW i do not know how old you are but for me it cut 100% of the drama out of my life.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #8
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I have been off of Facebook almost 4 years. I never looked back. Anything important people get in touch personally. Facebook is like the Gong Show 99.9% Stupidity. I have a T shirt that says F@CK FACEBOOK, I get compliments whenever I wear it. I rip on it all the time and the fun bit is when people defend it like a religion. It's amazing when you're out of the loop just how stupid and moronic Facebook actually is. Congrats to the OP for kicking internet crack.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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Nailed it right on the head... It pretty much is crack...

There has already been research into this that shows facebook addiction is just as bad if not worse than drugs making some people almost useless.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #10
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I have never Facebooked. And never plan on it. Seems like trouble waiting to happen for married people. I do just fine without it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #11
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I have never Facebooked. And never plan on it. Seems like trouble waiting to happen for married people. I do just fine without it.
They should just rename it to Stalkbook and get it over with already
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #12
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You deactivated it, but it's still there. Try logging in again in a month, or a year, and it will be activated. Facebook sucks.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:57 AM   #13
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While social media does have a few advanatages like contacting people you haven't seen in years but would have liked to and lost contact with, the (potential or real) disadvantages outweigh the benefits. I don't go there anymore and my life hasn't changed much because of it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:03 AM   #14
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I deactivated my fb account after some people put some pictures from me on youtube in a "blackmail movie", with name, address, social security nr and other details, about two years ago in September.

Haven't looked back since, and couldn't be happier. It's not the end of the world...
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:26 AM   #15
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Yeah, FB is nothing but trouble. Once you get used to not logging in, there is a sense of relief and liberation that reassures you that you've made the right decision to "kill facebook". Your info will always be there though.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:31 AM   #16
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I used to use it a lot. Way to much at work once I got the "app". I since deleted the app and killed my account. I do have another account but it's most reserved for people I actually know. Not sure why I have it tho... I have all their phone numbers for the most part.


Just sent... don't want to offend anyone.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #17
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To the OP, good for you. There's several rumors going around that buying a Camaro makes you a very wise person. lol
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:37 AM   #18
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Never used Facebook. I lose enough hours every week here.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:38 AM   #19
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:21 AM   #20
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You realize you can choose to not allow someone to be your friend on facebook, right? And you can also choose who sees (and who doesn't see) the content on your facebook page.

But, I guess for most it's just easier to delete it and walk away.

More power to you. But I don't understand how creating an entire thread about it on a relatively popular online forum makes it any better than, say, posting a status update on facebook
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #21
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I have a facebook account but I use it almost exclusively to look at pictures from friends in far away places and get band updates.
My wife plays a few of the games but that's about it.

I also have a twitter account. I don't "tweet", I just use it to get instant updates from MotoGP and WSBK races/racers and such.

OP: More power to you but I don't think I'll be following suit.

BTW: I have two Facebook accounts. One for family and the wife's friends and one for all of my 'alternate' stuff (dirty jokes, sick humor, rough banter etc...) between me and my buds.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:49 AM   #22
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I have Facebook to keep in touch with fans and keep the media up to date with our games and such.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #23
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I've used Facebook to reconnect with some long-lost friends, so I don't think it's horrible. I also use it to keep tabs on my stepson's activities (since no other adults in his family seem to care to). But I do see how it can be a career killer. My former boss came down on me hard, telling me I was posting negative things about work. How "TGIF" or "Oh lord, is it Monday again?" can be interpreted the way she did is beyond me, but that's beside the point. Employers - and potential employers - DO look at it. And no matter what your settings are, they can find a way to see what you post. Common sense is important....
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #24
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I've used Facebook to reconnect with some long-lost friends, so I don't think it's horrible. I also use it to keep tabs on my stepson's activities (since no other adults in his family seem to care to). But I do see how it can be a career killer. My former boss came down on me hard, telling me I was posting negative things about work. How "TGIF" or "Oh lord, is it Monday again?" can be interpreted the way she did is beyond me, but that's beside the point. Employers - and potential employers - DO look at it. And no matter what your settings are, they can find a way to see what you post. Common sense is important...

"Social Media is the opiate of the masses."

- Variant of a Karl Marx quote.

Please, please, please let this thread be indicative of the masses everywhere WISING UP.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #25
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Well,

I work in an industry where social media can be a tool to end a career, as well as a means for people to find me (in particular the ones I DONT want to find me). I had been saying it for a while, and after having lunch with a coworker today I finally decided to deactivate my facebook account.........
If you truly can de-activate that account, you have just completed the most important step you have ever taken in your entire life.
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