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Old 03-31-2018, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Made the decision yesterday to delete my facebook account, as of this coming Monday night. I have a lot of friends who only use facebook and not every day at that, so I wanted to let them know what's happening with me and my photos (most of my posts are my photography and most of my followers are only interested in the pictures).

I spent a lot of time reading and replying to other people's posts. Most of my comments were about all the false information and misleading memes being posted. It's been enough to give me aches and pains from the tension. And I can't stand to just let that crap go - I gotta say something about it.

Quitting facebook will be good for me, I'm positive. I have a personal blog and another site I share my photography on, plus my work on other websites, including my own flooring related forum. It's not like I won't have something else to do.

I wrote an article about giving up facebook, if you're interested: 1footinthegrave.com/letting-go-of-facebook/
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Yeah, I have been off faceplant book for years. I bookmarked your site. Thanks for the link. Good to hear from you, Jim. I was wondering where you were.

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Saw your post on Facebook last night Jim.
Always read your thoughts and view your wonderful photos
But I'll bookmark your site and stay in touch.
Take care
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book of faces is great if you need to wake up. you keep slapping yourself in the face from the stupidity. I've never had it, only had to sparsely suffer from seeing stuff on it, and will never go near it willingly.
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Never joined But I’ve used the messenger but that’s about it. Don’t need it
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Way to go, Jim! I did (almost) the same last fall, but stopped short of deleting my page. Wanted to, but didn't go that far. I just never log in. It amazed me how much more free time I had.

I actually read an article about this the other day - the authors talked to one of the founders of facebook. He says when they came up with FB, they actually designed it to consume as much of your time as possible and that now it's becoming a problem. And yes, as your article mentions, it can be an addiction!

Link to the article: https://www.tomorrowsworld.org/magaz...-media-monster
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I never had a facebook page to delete.
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Originally Posted by The Lizard King View Post
I never had a facebook page to delete.
Same. I'm actually quite antisocial...

Social media is an amazing thing, It's given millions of people a voice. Unfortunately many of them are not worth hearing and many are just plain stupid...
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Some people don't realize that forums are one of the earliest forms of social media, the offshoot of the original social media, USENET groups.
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Originally Posted by Jim McClain View Post
Some people don't realize that forums are one of the earliest forms of social media, the offshoot of the original social media, USENET groups.
I was a founding member of USELESSNET...
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