I'm going to do it!!! I'm leaving Facebook!!!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by shrews824, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    If you think FB is full of nastiness, you best stay far away from Twitter.
     
  2. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    That is no joke... No Twitter OR Instagram account here either... I don't really CARE what bitter people have to say in 144 characters or less... Just let them scream at the world all they want... I'm not listening.
     
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  3. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    567
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I agree with that, but in my Twitter account I only follow my interests, block all ads, and Never get a stray rant from anybody.
     
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  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Klaatu Barada Nikto!
     
  5. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I do some internet marketing and use FB extensively because of it. I have about 4000 'friends' but they are all in marketing also and all communication is business related.

    I don't have any real life friends on there so there's no drama, arguments, or any of that kind of FB crap..
    I've been ignoring friend requests from all of my family and relatives for years..
     
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  6. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

    466
    May 18, 2018
    Ontario
    I know you meant well, but I think what you're looking for is wgah'nagl fhtagn. :p
     
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  7. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    Age:
    36
    334
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    I don't think you'll regret it. FB sucks, FB's Boss sucks, and all the stuff they do with your data ... I don't even know what exactly, but from outside it looks like too much.

    Same here. No Twitter, no Instagram, none of these.

    Never saw this doing anything for me ... waste of time ... too much, connected with everyone, everywhere, always, about everything ... that's just over the top. The downside of modern times.

    Anyway, congratulations to the leaving ones and to the ones staying away.
     
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  8. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    760
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
    I opened my FB account years ago because I had to, being an I.T. tech. The way I use it is to "quickly" scan the news line for anything that may be remotely of interest then ignore the rest.

    Things I hate about FB:
    • All of the above posts! They are all too true. A real time suck!

    Things I like about it:
    • Messenger, app works great on the phone.
    • I can subscribe to pages that interest me like Vintage Tube Amps and Test Equipment.
    • Tons of helpful posts there.
    Other than that... Opinions, like armpits, all stink!
     
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  9. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    You're just trying to get me in trouble

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Facebook definitely isn’t as much fun anymore but as musician in a live band it’s a well needed tool to promote my band.
    Everything we do is booked through Facebook.
    All the promoters are on there to book us & it’s a great platform to pick up new fans/followers to come to the shows as well as hooking up with other bands to put shows on together around the country.
    I’m afraid i need Facebook...
     
  11. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    The Messenger app is fantastic
     
  12. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    567
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
    -HP Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu

    Lovecraft still scares me....
     
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  13. j_double_u

    j_double_u Electromatic

    I got to a point that I stopped caring for most peoples' so called freedom of speech, opinions, and negativity. My time spend on Facebook has been drastically decreased. Very happy about that. I won't delete my fb account because of too many social and professional contacts. What I do like are the more limited social media like instagram and forums for my interests (like gretschtalk).
     
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I'll never sign up to Facebook or any of those other type media sites.

    Here and the GDP,is all the social media i need.
     
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  15. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Not a bad speech for a total sociopath such as yourself. I welcome the company.:p:D
     
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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  17. shrews824

    shrews824 Synchromatic

    Age:
    43
    988
    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    Well, I did it and it felt great to hit that delete button. My account won't be completely deleted for 30 days. I hope I can refrain from logging back in within that time period. I believe I can.
     
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  18. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I quit Facebook a while ago. You can't login for about a month or so, before your account gets deleted. I don't like how people interact with each other online. It seems that anonymity brings out the worst in people. For a lot of people their virtual lives seem more important than real life.
    Gretsch Talk is one of the few exceptions on the internet.
     
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  19. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    I have an account on FB soley because I have to have a personal account to admin the largely inactive FB page for the Winterwind website.

    I'm on Twitter solely for the sake of, again, Winterwind and attempting to relaunch after a five year hiatus. If not for social media being how one markets and promotes these days I'd have zero use for social media.

    And I try to avoid politics at all costs. My opinions are between me and my wife and the polling station. I follow some actors and musicians that will tweet their political views and that's fine but I steer clear. It never ends well no matter what side of the fence you're on.
     
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  20. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    567
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Like the anonimity of rude people in automobiles feeling empowered, until I follow them into their driveway, then they get all apologetic...
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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