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Music2Sync says

I’ve been on the fence too recently so I hope it works out for you man! It’s not just the kids and young teens as mentioned before taking it too far. I eat out daily and the amount of couples I see in their 30’s out for a romantic dinner ignoring each other as they snap pics of their food and post is truly depressing.

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inRedMusic says

You can do both!

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smudgethis says

I just got home via a 1hr train journey. On the table opposite was a family of four who spent the entire journey buried in their phones, occasionally piping up to say what someone they knew was doing or had commented or the one that I actually found annoying… that someone had liked their comment.

Is this now what I am doomed to, leading a life of mildly arrogant observation towards everyone who is buried so deep in a world of ‘social’ media that it actually annoys me? Is it better to be naively lost in a concept than viewing it from the outside with frustration and anger?

Or am I just turning into a grumpy old man? :/ (I did turn 30 years old last December).

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digitalscience says

I decided to deactivate my Facebook account 2 months ago, because usually the first thing I did when I sat down to work, was check Facebook and I would waste about 10 mins every time. After the first week or two after deactivation I had a slight feeling that I was missing out on what was happening, but then I got over it and now don’t think about logging in at all, and a lot more productive. Now I just have to stop watching YouTube videos :D

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Creattive says

I find it highly interesting as there seems to be a pattern here.

Almost everyone who leaves facebook or any other social media is annoyed by people who are posting what they are just doing. Or is annoyed by the way people show-off on these platforms. Most of the time, the need to express yourself via an online platform is something they don’t want to tolerate anymore.

They could just delete their account and never think about it….

But that is not what they do.

They open up threads, ANNOUNCING what they are going to do: “leaving facebook”, because they are so annoyed of people announcing what they are going to do. They are looking for people who did the same, that are just as annoyed as them of the people who are trying to find people online who like the same stuff. They feel that the pure fact that they break these rules of this new social-media-world, to always express yourself, is such a grat thing, they need to express theirselves. Online, of course. Sometimes even on facebook, writing on their page that they are leaving facebook because of the other people who are using this platform to write nonsense.

Keeps you thinking, doesn’t it

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Music2Sync says

Is this now what I am doomed to, leading a life of mildly arrogant observation towards everyone who is buried so deep in a world of ‘social’ media that it actually annoys me? Is it better to be naively lost in a concept than viewing it from the outside with frustration and anger?

Or am I just turning into a grumpy old man? :/ (I did turn 30 years old last December).

Haha, nicely put. My feelings exactly! I haven’t completely dismissed the possibility of becoming a grumpy old man either. Perhaps I should lock myself away and focus on building model planes or something. Or maybe we could start an Envato lawn bowling team?

@ Creattive – I hear what you’re saying man. However, genuinely seeking out the experience of others who have made the transition is a little different imo. It is a big move after all :)

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Nitro_Themes says

Hehe

Come on guys facebook is fun. To see all your friends and people that you know make a fool out of themselves.

I love it.

Cheers

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VF says

... Now I just have to stop watching YouTube videos :D

Completly off topic :P

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digitalscience says


... Now I just have to stop watching YouTube videos :D
Completly off topic :P

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Animation1000 says


Is this now what I am doomed to, leading a life of mildly arrogant observation towards everyone who is buried so deep in a world of ‘social’ media that it actually annoys me? Is it better to be naively lost in a concept than viewing it from the outside with frustration and anger?

Or am I just turning into a grumpy old man? :/ (I did turn 30 years old last December).

Haha, nicely put. My feelings exactly! I haven’t completely dismissed the possibility of becoming a grumpy old man either. Perhaps I should lock myself away and focus on building model planes or something. Or maybe we could start an Envato lawn bowling team?

@ Creattive – I hear what you’re saying man. However, genuinely seeking out the experience of others who have made the transition is a little different imo. It is a big move after all :)

Yes, I’m in for the lawn bowling team. :) I’ll bring the beers!

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