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The real monster (facebook)
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23 / M / Manitoba
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Posted 10/5/13
I deactivated my facebook account 5 years ago and haven't used it since.
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Posted 10/5/13
As a teenager who grew up with the internet, I can say wholeheartedly that "updating your status" is completely useless. On the other hand, since almost everybody is on Facebook, it's a replacement for IMing and a way for study/club/interest groups to keep up with important updates and announcements.
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25 / No
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Now that i have Twitter, i seriously think I'm going to freeze my FB account. I don't feel any need to use it at all. The only thing i use it for, is to be up to date with birthdays and stuff like that. I don't really care about what other people write. It's usually just some humble bragging about their children or pets anyways.
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37 / M / ICQ / Skype (ask)
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What is a facebook?
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M / United States
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Posted 10/5/13
I have a facebook account just to have one. I don't really use it, only update it about twice a year. The social networks I utilize are forums such as: MFC (My Figure Collection), this site's forums, Toho Kingdom, and I do use Twitter. I do find that Twitter is less obtrusive than Facebook and it is kind of cool when your favorite musician or toy manufactuer retweets your tweet. But getting back to the topic on hand, I can see how Facebook can become a giant black hole sucking your time away. Especially if you are interested in connecting with your past.
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28 / F / SC
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Posted 10/5/13
i have a facebook but don't use it much... Tumblr's where it's at for me due to the insane amount of postings about the animes/mangas/tv shows I really enjoy much more interesting than people's daily lives imo

i think those who like FB should use it, and those who don't shouldn't, simple as that
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25 / F / London, UK
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Posted 10/5/13
I can live without Facebook just fine, but it's really convenient for me in terms of keeping in touch with old friends; especially since most of my friends are in the arts. Whenever someone has a new play or exhibition or whatever, they can make an event page on FB and invite the old gang with ease. Also, it seems like a lot of people change their phone numbers and emails constantly, yet they always have the same old Facebook page.

I think calling Facebook a 'monster' is way off base. A poor workman blames his tools; spending too much time on FB is a fault in you, not a fault in the website itself. Really, learning to use it in moderation is just the same as knowing when to stop watching TV or when to stop playing videogames or whatever else.
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Posted 10/5/13
I use it to stay informed about the latest trends and events since my friend posts very frequently. I post music I'm currently listening to and some weird articles. it's kind of like a back and forth exchange. Also, candy crush is fun
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38 / F / Virginia, US
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Posted 10/5/13
I have used Facebook since 2009 and I get on it multiple times a day. It has allowed me to get in touch with people I was friends with in high school who had moved to different places, it allowed me to have a different means of chatting with the people I game with online, it gives me a means to share my pictures with family and friends, and I get to hear about their lives and ideas in exchange.
That's not to say that I don't post some mundane crap about my day. I do that too. I get to complain and have people commiserate with me, or get a bunch of praise or compliments too...Facebook has its perks (I have never had so many "Happy Birthdays" in one day before!).

I have also used Facebook for work purposes -- mostly in testing incentive/praise/contest posts in relation to non-profit fundraising. I made posts 3 times a week, usually with a challenge message, a game, or pictures of fundraising incentives that could be earned by raising a certain amount of money. We then go through the data and it proved to raise donations by about 28% over the course of a month for our specific non-profit events. This was enough of a return on investment increase that it might become a new prospect for my business to sell...
Also, most businesses have a Facebook site nowadays. I believe it helps them reach non-perspective customers by getting views from the friends of their loyal client base. Being acknowledged is the first step in expanding their clientele and possibly raising sales - exposure is a good thing. It only works though if you actually post - the more exposure, the better.
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Posted 10/5/13
Dude, facebook is the greatest thing ever. nigga just block or unfriend the people who judge you, OP is a faggot and cares about what people think, just make a fake account and you're set, that's what i did.
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I simply have a Facebook because I don't have really any other way to contact people I know.Though since im not really a social person, I usually just get on once a day to see if there's any new news of sorts, etc.
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25 / F / Arlington, Va
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Posted 10/5/13
Lol, nice. I deactivated my account about 2 years ago, and haven't went back since. Uhm.. for me facebook is a way to be nosy. and people do stupid stuff on facebook anyways, we will be iight
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I have a facebook, I only check it when facebook sends me angry emails. I haven't updated, liked, and whatever else you're supposed to do on that site since 2009. I feel the "friends" I have on there are unworthy of knowing what transpires in my life and honestly could care less about what transpires in theirs. Unfortunately for them even if they were trying to contact me it's a pain since I always leave my phone on the charger on vibrate, never return texts, and only answer when its my parents, sister, or grandfather. I have them because society has deemed a constant connection to others a necessity; I have them to keep communication at a minimum if that makes sense. (If not I will explain: I have them so people leave me alone about having them; the illusion that they have a means of contacting me keeps them from prying).

It can become a monster, generally it becomes a monster to those who are extroverted and impressionable, they substitute face-to-face contact with status updates, likes, and comments.

To be honest Facebook doesn't disgust me; no that is simply a brilliant idea that plays on mankinds social nature and I can't blame Zuckerburg for being a good entrepeneur. What disgusts me is that people allow facebook to be a substitute for actual social interaction. I pity people that waste their lives reading what other people are doing in theirs.

Feel free to argue with my opinion, but comments without proper grammar will be ignored.
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24 / M / aruba
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Posted 10/6/13

toxxin wrote: Unfortunately for them even if they were trying to contact me it's a pain since I always leave my phone on the charger on vibrate, never return texts, and only answer when its my parents, sister, or grandfather. I have them because society has deemed a constant connection to others a necessity;



toxxin wrote: What disgusts me is that people allow facebook to be a substitute for actual social interaction. I pity people that waste their lives reading what other people are doing in theirs.


I agree with what you are saying. my main problem is as you stated "because society has deemed a constant connection to others a necessity". I do think communication is something really important and beautiful that has been growing over the year in an impressive way. But people have become so obsessive with this type of interaction that at some point these posts and who talks to you on Facebook also become what dictates your life and how you perceive it.
I think we could go back to more face to face interaction with the people who really matter in our lives. instead of just posting pictures and posts, waiting for who comments and who doesn't.
Also, the amount of time spent daily on Facebook is atrociously long and i'm not the one saying this. Some statistics show that a normal Facebook user could spend around 7 hours daily on the site.

http://www.statisticbrain.com/social-networking-statistics/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/04/facebook-study-shows-we-u_n_1644061.html

i mean, instead of doing that, i take a book, go to a friend or start discussions that matter to me on cruchyroll =P
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28 / M / Northwest Florida
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Posted 10/6/13
The only reason that I still have a Facebook account is to contact my brothers that are overseas( both in the Navy) with urgent news.
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