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BizLogic says

I don’t post or share anything at all.

Except location, device, & any information that’s on your profile (if it’s factual).

The last straw for me was when I noticed that it read & stored my phone contacts, then it suggested friends based on those phone contacts even after I removed the phone number from my profile. I knew what I was getting into from the beginning, though.

If you don’t pay for a product, then you are the product.

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wickedpixel says

I use it mostly like a feed reader for events or stuff I’m interested in. You can “unfollow” the “personal events” of your friends.

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

I have a facebook account for client work, testing stuff etc but it has 0 friends and I have never had a personal profile. I do have a twitter account but again it’s mostly for business / industry stuff

Read an interesteing article a while ago about facebook, the more you use it the more depressed you become since you’ve looking at the highlights of 100+ people whilst you’re having a crap day… only has negatives from the whole status point of view IMO…

Photos and events I get but the rest of it is just pointless.

Good move, hope you feel free-er for it :)

Edit: Just read through the thread (answered without reading any answers) and it’s nice to see some many who aren’t hooked into the facebook world… :)

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sebastianjacobs says

I have facebook since 2009, but I have never made a post with my private facebook profile. The reason why I don’t delete my account is, because all events are organized on facebook.


So… I left yesterday. Only deactivated the account so if I find myself biting my nails down to the knuckle wanting desperately to know how ‘old school friend number 8’s kid is doing at play school’ I can hop back on and pretend this whole episode never happened.

All deactivated accounts come back some days or weeks later. Some of my friends deactivated their accounts and they all came back. ;)

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Animation1000 says

I think that is a great idea, Let’s be honest, you cannot be active on all the social media sites, and if you are, you are probably wasting a lot of time. The old school way is the best, it builds character, whereas social media builds difficulty to communicate in real life and social awkwardness. It can be of great benefit if used wisely for business and promotion, but I never got the idea of taking photos of everything you eat and everything you do and posting it to social media networks 24/7, not to mention trying to talk to someone while they are texting or on facebook via their mobile. I mean I’m 26 and I don’t like carrying my phone and stuff like that around, and I just leave it at home, I don’t even own a wallet, I carry some cash in my pocket and that’s it. I really don’t get this generation sometimes, maybe it’s the way me and my brothers were raised. My dad taught us that if someone is talking to you, you look at them. If we were to try and text while he was talking to you, he would flush your phone down the toilet. It’s kind of funny, when you are young you go through this phase where sometimes you try to ignore the advice your parents give you, but when you grow up, you realize that everything they said were the absolute truth and you wanna kick yourself for not realizing it sooner. But I digress, Anyway, apologies for the rant, but I really miss the old days where fun was playing outside till 9pm and playing marbles with my brothers till our fingers hurt, and yo-yo’s and spinning tops.

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soundtrove says

but I really miss the old days where fun was playing outside till 9pm and playing marbles with my brothers till our fingers hurt, and yo-yo’s and spinning tops.

Yes lets bring back the marbles and spinning tops, and playing cricket in the street till 9pm!

I was on facebook for a year and didn’t get it either my friend calls it social vouyerism :)

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TigerModules says

I just have Facebook for the purpose of SSO on website :)

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Animation1000 says


but I really miss the old days where fun was playing outside till 9pm and playing marbles with my brothers till our fingers hurt, and yo-yo’s and spinning tops.

Yes lets bring back the marbles and spinning tops, and playing cricket in the street till 9pm!

I was on facebook for a year and didn’t get it either my friend calls it social vouyerism :)

Yes buddy, and how can I forget the cricket, I remember me my two brothers and my dad playing cricket in the back yard, we just got the latest kookaburra cricket bat at the time and my dad and oldest brother got into a bit of a match with both of them being very competitive. At the end my dad started losing a bit. My dad took the cricket bat and put the one side up on a step and the other on the ground and started jumping on the cricket bat. With my dad being a big guy jumping on the cricket bat, we were sure it was going to break, but after a few jumps when nothing happened we all burst out laughing, including my dad. Good Memories! Needless to say kookaburra bats are damn stong!

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mountainthemes says

I deleted my Facebook account 1 year ago. I only have one empy account (no friends) to manage a group and a page. Nothing else.

Facebook === Procastination

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