So, OT, I left facebook.

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#1 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

Closed my account today.

I've just had enough fb for a lifetime, that thing was taking away a lot of time from me, it's pointless really, im done with the "social network" stage that most people go through during their teens.

It's a site filled with attention whores, stupid people, stupidity and so on.

I couldn't stand the barrage of memes, bad jokes, things I didn't cared a rat's ass about (I had a friend who updated her status about every small think she was about to do...like "About to eat popcorn!" "sitting on the couch!" "turning on the tv" "watching a movie" "eating popcorns now" "movie is soo good".

another girl posted stuff like "humans are worse than animals, animals are amazing humans sucks all humans should die support animal rights extremism blablabla"

And I couldn't even delete them because they were real life friends...

Anyway, I didnt left because of them, but those kind of posts, where like an epiphany to me, that site really has nothing good to offer.

Do you have fb, ot? if you do have it, I'd really recommend you to close it.

feels like a weight off your shoulders.

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#2 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -

Closed my account today.

I've just had enough fb for a lifetime, that thing was taking away a lot of time from me, it's pointless really, im done with the "social network" stage that most people go through during their teens.

It's a site filled with attention whores, stupid people, stupidity and so on.

I couldn't stand the barrage of memes, bad jokes, things I didn't cared a rat's ass about (I had a friend who updated her status about every small think she was about to do...like "About to eat popcorn!" "sitting on the couch!" "turning on the tv" "watching a movie" "eating popcorns now" "movie is soo good".

another girl posted stuff like "humans are worse than animals, animals are amazing humans sucks all humans should die support animal rights extremism blablabla"

And I couldn't even delete them because they were real life friends...

Anyway, I didnt left because of them, but those kind of posts, where like an epiphany to me, that site really has nothing good to offer.

Do you have fb, ot? if you do have it, I'd really recommend you to close it.

feels like a weight off your shoulders.

lightleggy

lol
What a hero
Matured beyond social networking

You mean the people on your friends list?

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#3 Posted by seahorse123 (1237 posts) -
Congratulations:)
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#4 Posted by Alter_Echo (10724 posts) -

but those kind of posts, where like an epiphany to me, that site really has nothing good to offerlightleggy

You needed an epiphany to see this? It was always just a place for attention whoring asshats to share the 99.999999999999% of their life that nobody but them cares about.

Do you pick up the phone and call your friends to tell them you are having a bagel with your mother? Of course you don't...because nobody gives a fvck. Why do it on facebook then? Nobody is going to give a fvck on there either.

I thought this was like day one common knowledge stuff.

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#5 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48978 posts) -
Facebook is an evil deadly plague that needs to be stopped. Its great and all that you quit Facebook, but unfortunately there's still millions left that have yet to close their accounts.
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#6 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

[QUOTE="lightleggy"]

Closed my account today.

I've just had enough fb for a lifetime, that thing was taking away a lot of time from me, it's pointless really, im done with the "social network" stage that most people go through during their teens.

It's a site filled with attention whores, stupid people, stupidity and so on.

I couldn't stand the barrage of memes, bad jokes, things I didn't cared a rat's ass about (I had a friend who updated her status about every small think she was about to do...like "About to eat popcorn!" "sitting on the couch!" "turning on the tv" "watching a movie" "eating popcorns now" "movie is soo good".

another girl posted stuff like "humans are worse than animals, animals are amazing humans sucks all humans should die support animal rights extremism blablabla"

And I couldn't even delete them because they were real life friends...

Anyway, I didnt left because of them, but those kind of posts, where like an epiphany to me, that site really has nothing good to offer.

Do you have fb, ot? if you do have it, I'd really recommend you to close it.

feels like a weight off your shoulders.

chaoscougar1

lol
What a hero
Matured beyond social networking

You mean the people on your friends list?

Im not saying that im superior because of that...im saying that I feel happy about maturing in this way, im accepting that I was inmature, I no longer need to be in a social network such as fb, now Im gonna value my anonymity a lot more.

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#7 Posted by -Toshy- (1376 posts) -

I deactivated my account a few months back. A couple days later my dad called me up complaining.

It's just easier for me to have it there, but not do anything with it.
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#8 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
GOOOOD I used to have but deactivated it loooong time ago.
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#9 Posted by johnd13 (9290 posts) -

Thankfully I've never had a FB account. Never really had that desire in my teens...

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#10 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48978 posts) -

I deactivated my account a few months back. A couple days later my dad called me up complaining.

It's just easier for me to have it there, but not do anything with it.-Toshy-
and if FB were to one day delete your account for you for too long of an amount of time of complete inactivity, I think that would give you a better reason to explain to your dad. :P
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#11 Posted by seahorse123 (1237 posts) -
I wish I had the guts to do that lol I just go on FB for the games because I am a MOD on a FB game forum so I have to go on -_-
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#12 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

Why didn't you just delete every person who's annoying? That's what I do. I've got a Facebook tab open pretty much every time I go online, but I've only got about 30 friends on there. I refuse to use it on my phone, though.

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#13 Posted by naju890_963 (8954 posts) -

I only check it like once a day. I agree that lots of stupid crap is said on facebook but it doesn't bother me that much.

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#14 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -
Deactivated my account few months ago. I was radically against it but somehow made an account. It served a purpose sometimes but hated it eventually.
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#15 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
you're cheaper then boxed wine, leggy
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#16 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
happy New Years !!!
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#17 Posted by MaddenBowler10 (8978 posts) -
I almost did at one time but decided it's good to at least have an account and connect with friends and family while I'm away at college, not to mention it makes it easier to know where the get togethers/parties are at. I sometimes post updates but not every day and certainly not multiple times a day like some. But I don't think I'm superior or anything in any way. Sure it may be more pointless for some but it is also more useful for some. I'm sort of in the middle of that.
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#18 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58768 posts) -
Facebook is for Mums and those fellas that like other men.
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#19 Posted by Overlord93 (12602 posts) -

It's a site filled with attention whores, stupid people, stupidity and so on.

I couldn't stand the barrage of memes, bad jokes, things I didn't cared a rat's ass about (I had a friend who updated her status about every small think she was about to do...like "About to eat popcorn!" "sitting on the couch!" "turning on the tv" "watching a movie" "eating popcorns now" "movie is soo good".

another girl posted stuff like "humans are worse than animals, animals are amazing humans sucks all humans should die support animal rights extremism blablabla"lightleggy

By these rules you should probably leave gamespot as well.

[spoiler] jk [/spoiler]

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#20 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
I think the fact that it is such a big thing to do for you, speaks more about you then anything else.
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#21 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
Ha ha that commas make no sense
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#22 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58768 posts) -
Ha ha that commas make no sensedave123321
That damn commas.
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#23 Posted by lloveLamp (2891 posts) -
facebook is great place to catch up with old friends. you dont have to delete it, just dont log on so much
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#24 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"]Ha ha that commas make no senseSolidSnake35
That damn commas.

Damn comma commies
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#26 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -

I do not understand the b*tching about facebook
If it annoys you that much, it says more about the company you keep
Rather than the site you use to keep in contact with them

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#28 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

I do not understand the b*tching about facebook
If it annoys you that much, it says more about the company you keep
Rather than the site you use to keep in contact with them

chaoscougar1

Exactly. If you don't like someone or they annoy the shlt out of you, just delete them and go about your business.

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#30 Posted by sandbox3d (5166 posts) -

It is what you make of it.

When I first signed up I would accept friend requests from every random old acquaintance that sent me one and naturally it was annoying as hell. No, I don't want to see every aspect of your kids growing up, no I don't want to see every e-card you post, or every ancient meme you just discovered, no I don't want to play any crappy games or listen to your political bickering.

I deleted everyone who either annoyed me, or I just didn't know too well to begin with. I also set it to were any time I'm tagged in a photo or post it never makes it to my timeline. Now I have a handful of friends and family that I keep up with on there and I have a ton of subscriptions to groups and people I'm actually interested in. And its nice. Just about every thing that comes through my feed is something I genuinely care to see. I'm really into art, both traditional and digital, so my page is always updating with cool work from artists I enjoy. Very convenient.

Nothing wrong with closing your account, but Facebook doesn't have to be a bad experience at all.

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#31 Posted by HouseMuzik4Life (134 posts) -
blog it
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#32 Posted by MentatAssassin (3007 posts) -

It is what you make of it.

When I first signed up I would accept friend requests from every random old acquaintance that sent me one and naturally it was annoying as hell. No, I don't want to see every aspect of your kids growing up, no I don't want to see every e-card you post, or every ancient meme you just discovered, no I don't want to play any crappy games or listen to your political bickering.

I deleted everyone who either annoyed me, or I just didn't know too well to begin with. I also set it to were any time I'm tagged in a photo or post it never makes it to my timeline. Now I have a handful of friends and family that I keep up with on there and I have a ton of subscriptions to groups and people I'm actually interested in. And its nice. Just about every thing that comes through my feed is something I genuinely care to see. I'm really into art, both traditional and digital, so my page is always updating with cool work from artists I enjoy. Very convenient.

Nothing wrong with closing your account, but Facebook doesn't have to be a bad experience at all.

sandbox3d

I like this. Alot.

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#33 Posted by Wiimotefan (4150 posts) -

Like and share my picture of Jesus or keep on scrolling and burn in hell! :x

I always love those.

I actually did close my account leading up to elections. FB was doing a great job of reminding me that humans are just animals. Even after it was over, the primate poo slinging just wouldn't stop.

I did like one of the above posters though, and took out the trash. Probably deleted %70 of my "friends" and its been MUCH better since.

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#34 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48978 posts) -
A good idea in the first place, would've been not to add people who actually aren't your friends in person.. everyone adds everyone, for some reason.meconate
I agree that I think FB is a great idea and started off great at first, but starting the past few years or so it really became downgraded.
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#35 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10724 posts) -

Facebook is really good for organising those get-togethers and seeing what old friends are up to. I don't get annoyed by people's statuses either, even if they are about mundane stuff.

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#36 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

Meh I stopped using it, because it is filled with silly/whiny teens, but recently (after a year), I have been going on it passively, just to see how stupid the world has gotten.

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#37 Posted by Chris_Williams (14882 posts) -

I do not understand the b*tching about facebook
If it annoys you that much, it says more about the company you keep
Rather than the site you use to keep in contact with them

chaoscougar1
I don't see why people make a big deal if they deactivate it or don't have one, "well guys, today I deleted my facebook, it was a hard decision but i feel like i'm growing as a person". Tc aren't you being kind of attention whorish like the people you belittle?
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#38 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
Its annoying when people say that "quit facebook". It sounds like they're quitting smoking or alcohol.
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#39 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Good for you. I don't care.

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#40 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
congrats.. I deactivated mine a while back, and went back in a week. FB can be useful sometimes for families, ralitives, and close friends.. just don't pay attention to those brainless people... anyway, you might like Twitter. no one there annoying like FB.
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#41 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

You can close an account?

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#42 Posted by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

umm congrats for closing your facebook account :P

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#43 Posted by TehFuneral (8237 posts) -

I dont care about the social thing, it just comes in handy if someone is about to leak an exam or happens to know what questions are coming in the final.

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#44 Posted by dave123321 (35333 posts) -
[QUOTE="chaoscougar1"]

I do not understand the b*tching about facebook
If it annoys you that much, it says more about the company you keep
Rather than the site you use to keep in contact with them

Chris_Williams
I don't see why people make a big deal if they deactivate it or don't have one, "well guys, today I deleted my facebook, it was a hard decision but i feel like i'm growing as a person". Tc aren't you being kind of attention whorish like the people you belittle?

mhm
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#45 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Cool story bro.
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#46 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -
A good idea in the first place, would've been not to add people who actually aren't your friends in person.. everyone adds everyone, for some reason.meconate
the dumb ones were actually my real life friends, that's why I wouldnt delete them, I didnt want to show up and say MAN WHY DID YOU DELETED ME? :cry: I had plenty of unknown friends, and I deleted like 100 because they posted stupid crap.
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#47 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -
more time 4 ponies
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#48 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -
[QUOTE="chaoscougar1"]

I do not understand the b*tching about facebook
If it annoys you that much, it says more about the company you keep
Rather than the site you use to keep in contact with them

Chris_Williams
I don't see why people make a big deal if they deactivate it or don't have one, "well guys, today I deleted my facebook, it was a hard decision but i feel like i'm growing as a person". Tc aren't you being kind of attention whorish like the people you belittle?

It's merely something to tell, a basis to the thread, if I would be looking for attention i'd be saying my real name and linking to my account saying "see guys it's deleted!!!" attention whores are, like the girl I mentioned in the thread, who posts status like "gonna eat popcorn", "sitting in the couch" (no really, she did it)
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#49 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

You can close an account?

sexyweapons
Deactivate, you can do it anytime, you can technically delete an account permanently, but you have to email fb staff letting them know you want your account to be deleted.
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#50 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -
I don't like it when people from a night out start adding you and posting all of the pictures on Facebook. I got Facebook and it has benefits however I think most people would benefit without it.