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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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I just deleted my Facebook!

After nearly three years on the site I deleted my account! Nothing much else to say about it besides that I was tired of all the (To be honest) and 'like' whores who kept popping up everyday. Kind of reminded me of Myspace. Anyways now to start focusing more on my actual life instead of the virtual one.
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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After nearly three years on the site I deleted my account! Nothing much else to say about it besides that I was tired of all the (To be honest) and 'like' whores who kept popping up everyday. Kind of reminded me of Myspace. Anyways now to start focusing more on my actual life instead of the virtual one.
you will be amazed at how much time you have now that you don't have a facebook.

see if you can keep off of it for 2 weeks.
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Old Dec 8, 2011, 04:09 AM   #3
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see if you can keep off of it for 2 weeks.
I do, regularly. I only joined to keep in contact with a friend in Greece who owned apartments we stayed at, but added a friend from work, who had mutual friends, who had other friends.. so it's at around 50 now. I rarely go anywhere near it because there are either 50,000,000 cause requests (Save a labrador puppy from going down the mines in Timbuktu) or other crap like horoscopes (if you go out today you'll die horribly etc etc) sent to me by people I barely know. One girl I know has 1600 photographs on her account. I link the occasional song from Youtube or silly Net photo but that's the limit - I wouldn't visit more than once a week if it's even that much.
If you really want to cause problems, try to 'unfriend' someone. Neither they nor any of their 'friends' will ever speak to you again in real life and will treat it as a deadly offence, even if you hardly knew each other. Now I know how the Sicilian vendettas got started.
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Old Dec 9, 2011, 01:32 AM   #4
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I don't get all the hate. I can see it as a time water but I don't have many friends on mine so I don't get tons of updates every day and it's really nice to keep in touch and share with some friends that don't live close by. Honestly, there are a couple of good friendship I have that keept on because of facebook. Maybe I just have other ways of wasting my time. :P
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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Good for you. Facebook is such a time waster and it only makes me angry to look at what's on there.

Unfortunately, your account is just hidden (I'm sure you know this), and cannot actually be deleted.
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 12:20 AM   #6
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Good for you. Facebook is such a time waster and it only makes me angry to look at what's on there.

Unfortunately, your account is just hidden (I'm sure you know this), and cannot actually be deleted.
https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contac...delete_account
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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Almost a year now and I never missed a second of it!
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 07:38 AM   #8
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I don't have a problem with not visiting my fb for a day or two... now macrumors on the other hand
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 10:36 PM   #9
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I don't have a problem with not visiting my fb for a day or two... now macrumors on the other hand
Amen to that!
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Good for you. Facebook is such a time waster and it only makes me angry to look at what's on there.

Unfortunately, your account is just hidden (I'm sure you know this), and cannot actually be deleted.
you can delete i'm pretty sure. I deleted my first one and Got a new on because i like more then 2000 pages
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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you can delete i'm pretty sure. I deleted my first one and Got a new on because i like more then 2000 pages
That was up until about a year ago. Now when you close your FB, you are told that you can always come back simply by logging in and your page will be just as you left it at closing.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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I use Facebook as a tool. I don't see a problem with it unless you're just addicted to it
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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I'm very glad I don't have an account anymore, but, frankly, I don't care if others do as long as it adds to their quality of life.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:56 AM   #14
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Good for you. Facebook is such a time waster and it only makes me angry to look at what's on there.

Unfortunately, your account is just hidden (I'm sure you know this), and cannot actually be deleted.
Oh, you can actually
https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:33 PM   #15
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I don't think I'm far behind you. I have 900+ "Facebook" friends. Out of those, 20ish may be true friends.I know them all, but could careless about what they are doing. It's becoming a waste of time.
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:43 PM   #16
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I nuked mine also, waste of time.
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:53 PM   #17
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Lucky you, I was thinking of deleting my account for the second time, I never add a friend anyway and I hardly open it. I did a week or so ago and I really hate receiving welcome back and notification mails I receive since then.
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:56 PM   #18
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I deactivated mine a few months ago and never looked back. Facebook's a complete waste of time..
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:59 PM   #19
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i really just use fb as an email account... it would cause me to lose contact with quite a few people if i didn't use it... not to mention it makes a great rolodex to keep people on my list in case they ever go somewhere in the world haha
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:49 PM   #20
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Good for you. Facebook is such a time waster and it only makes me angry to look at what's on there.

Unfortunately, your account is just hidden (I'm sure you know this), and cannot actually be deleted.
Actually your wrong. Theres an option to delete your fb (diff from deactivation).

After you delete you cant login for two weeks or else your account will be reinstated.
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Old Dec 6, 2011, 10:55 PM   #21
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I have a FB account mostly because I have some friends who communicate almost exclusively through FB. Mostly I find it pretty lame and spend almost no time on it. I definitely wouldn't miss my account if I deleted it, though I may lose communications with a friend or two that can't seem to figure out how to communicate outside of FB.
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 11:19 AM   #22
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 11:42 AM   #23
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I have a Facebook, but I literally at a max spend 20 minutes per week up there if that. Not that I don't have the time, I just don't think it's worth the time.
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 12:58 PM   #24
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I just use it to keep in touch with people I haven't seen in a while, and those friends who live in other states or countries. Other than that, I barely post status updates. Some people just post crap all day everyday, those people get "hidden" on my list. As for Facebook now choosing your news feed, they choose the "highlighted" stories/updates they think you will be most interested in. You can however just change the option to sort recent stories first. It'll still mark the Top/highlighted updates, but they will just drop down into the order they we added.
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 09:44 PM   #25
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After nearly three years on the site I deleted my account! Nothing much else to say about it besides that I was tired of all the (To be honest) and 'like' whores who kept popping up everyday. Kind of reminded me of Myspace. Anyways now to start focusing more on my actual life instead of the virtual one.
It's meant to reconnect with friends who you haven't been in contact with in years, i.e. middle school, high school or college friends.

Maybe you've been "friends" with the wrong people

And it's called self control, you control how much time you want to spend on it
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