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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:12 AM   #51
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I use mine solely as a chat device into adium and to get event invitations/etc.

I have unsubscribed to everyone, so my newsfeed (and the annoying ticker) are empty unless I post something myself -

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I see no reason to ax it completely, but at the same time, it's an annoying time waster. So I minimized the effects of its time-wastingness.

Stuff like macrumors though? oh boy
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:33 AM   #52
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I just deleted mine for the 2nd time, and this time it is for good. I never look at it anymore, and don't like the intrusions on my privacy.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 02:24 PM   #53
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I tried using it for a few weeks and closed it. I got tired of hearing friends say I just woke up or time to get ready for work. Yes I know thats what FB is all about but I don't care if someone has to get ready for work. The drunk ramblings from friends can be fun but I can live without those as well.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:08 PM   #54
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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   #55
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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   #56
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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   #57
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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 Feb 10, 2012, 09:04 PM   #58
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I use mine solely as a chat device into adium
I was told by a friend this gets logged by Facebook...
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 10:46 PM   #59
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I was told by a friend this gets logged by Facebook...
Probably (they show up as messages there).
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 09:38 AM   #60
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Good for you!

I'm wondering, how do people get addicted to Facebook? I've used it for almost four years now and I still only use it for 30 minutes a day at the most. I don't see what is so consuming about it
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:33 AM   #61
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Good for you!

I'm wondering, how do people get addicted to Facebook? I've used it for almost four years now and I still only use it for 30 minutes a day at the most. I don't see what is so consuming about it

You realize that's 15 hours a month? Over 1/2 a day per month spent JUST on facebook :P
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 12:40 PM   #62
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You realize that's 15 hours a month? Over 1/2 a day per month spent JUST on facebook :P
Oh god you're right... it's slowly taking over my life like the Blob .

In all seriousness though that's time I would have spent doing something equally useless with my spare time (shout out to Doodle Jump), but at least I'm also keeping in contact with friends & relatives that live out of town.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 12:44 PM   #63
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You won't be sorry! My wife is thinking of doing the same. Life is too short!
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 04:57 PM   #64
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You realize that's 15 hours a month? Over 1/2 a day per month spent JUST on facebook :P
Wow...now I need to add up how much time I spend on MR, how much time is devoted to porn, how much time I spend just watching TV, or any of various other mundane tasks. Facebook is not bad if you are using it as a communication tool. If someone spent that much time each month on the phone, then how bad would it be?

Now, with the multitude of apps (which I use none of), that can get bad.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 05:31 PM   #65
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I just deleted mine.

Too much drama from family members causing trouble for me. Hate that kind of thing so I just took myself out of the equation completely.

Not really sure what to do with all this spare time now... (I'm at University and spend a couple of hours per day in my room with not much to do). Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 05:37 PM   #66
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Broaden your horizons, via the Internet.

For World issues I suggest you start with Al Jazeera. Others may disagree.

For U.S. politics, always good for a laugh, follow Jon Stewart and/or The Colbert Report.
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Broaden your horizons, via the Internet.

For World issues I suggest you start with Al Jazeera. Others may disagree.

For U.S. politics, always good for a laugh, follow Jon Stewart and/or The Colbert Report.
Hmm I might just do that.

I tend to only stick to MacRumours and Tumblr... both good communities.

Guess the internet's what I'll make, for me...
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 05:58 PM   #68
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I'm thinking of deleting mine as well. I check my page once or twice a week if I get really bored. >.>
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:50 PM   #69
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I check my page once or twice a week if I get really bored. >.>
You're doing it right.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:56 AM   #70
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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 8, 2012, 11:31 AM   #71
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There will always be addictive types who let this sort of thing take over their lives a bit like repeatedly looking at the MR forum pages
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 12:22 PM   #72
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Google+ is a better way to go!

For the mere fact that you can group people into Circles, & then share stuff with specific Circles, or even just individuals, sold Google+ to me. More recently, Google introduced Hangouts that provides group video chat for free. I'm also a fan of Google Drive.

http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

Ultimately, you only have a limited amount of time in a day, & your insight, self-awareness, & self-control will dictate how much of it will be spent in virtual interaction online and how much will be spent in real-world interactions. Not to mention that sitting around is bad for your health:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22890825

btw, regardless of what social media thing you do, "following" a company or a brand name just seems weird as you give them your time & energy to help advertise their product without getting compensated.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:07 PM   #73
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I go through my FB friends and delete who I rarely talk to. I don't even update my status anymore. I just keep it to stay in touch with friends and family since I'm traveling so much.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:55 PM   #74
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Love how Facebook allows you to delete your content on the user side, but not the server side.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 03:19 PM   #75
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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.
Congratulations for making one very wise decision. Facebook is nothing more than a money sucking time sink. Designed for the consumer centric society the USA has become.

Now you actually have time to learn more, earn more, and live a fulfilling life... face to face with those you care about.

Me? I've never had any desire to open a Facebook Account... thereby avoiding getting sucked into the vortex of narcissistic time wasting, mind numbing practices.

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