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The real monster (facebook)
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23 / Rainbow Factory
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Posted 10/6/13
I use it to keep in touch with some of the people I've met on Xbox Live and a few friends I kinda lost touch with after leaving high school. Beyond that it's become a habit to check when i get online. I'm not really sure if it's good or bad. I mostly prefer forums over that sort of stuff.
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36 / M / wisconsin USA
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Posted 10/6/13
I haver a page but mostly just so that if potential employers do a search on me they see what i want them to see.
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Posted 10/6/13
Well, I don't know if employers actually look at social network profiles before they're hiring.
If they do, what should a person say to a potential employer that he/she has no Facebook?
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24 / F / Earth. Las Vegas,...
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Posted 10/6/13 , edited 10/7/13
I have a Facebook and use it on a daily basis. Although I don't use it like how a "normal" person should. I don't stalk my news feed or peoples profiles, I RARELY upload pictures, nor do I do status updates frequently. I just use mine to keep up with news about my favorite musicians,actors,events, etc.That's it. I prefer face to face interaction with people.And those "Facebook famous" people" the fuck is that shit? They serve no purpose to gain fame from a social like that, they do nothing but upload pictures of them selves, put depressing captions, and wait for comments/likes. I just don't understand.
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24 / M / SoCal
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Posted 10/6/13
I have a facebook. I mainly leave it open when I do other things so I don't really spend a lot of time on it. I keep my friends list pretty small and limit it to people I actually talk to on a regular basis or to people I think I might want to at least stay in contact with. Without it I wouldn't have been able to start talking to old friends (as we drifted apart and whatnot) and because of the ability to reconnect with them its gotten me a job. I plan to keep mine, but I don't really use it for just something to do.
Posted 10/7/13 , edited 12/14/13
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27 / M
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Posted 10/7/13
FB is just another website. Unless you allow your habit to consume you and you are a slow reader, it is not time-consuming.
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Posted 10/7/13 , edited 10/7/13
Google already has my information.
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22 / M / Your House
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Posted 11/25/13
I only used Facebook to talk to family and friend
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Posted 11/25/13
I have a facebook account, but really to keep in contact with my military friends. but I don't play the games on facebook anymore, I did back then but that was because I got bored and had down time. plus it keeps me up to date when certain family members that I don't get along with are coming over to the family ranch I live on so I can not be there when they come over.

sometimes it convenient, especially when you go to a party and people who took pictures tag you in them. mine is set up so that you have to be a friend to view my profile though. and I hardly accept people unless I really know them and are somewhat close to them.
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Posted 11/25/13
Good for you. Too many people don't realize what they miss when their only link to the outside world is an Internet-capable device. I had a Facebook account once which I barely used because I found the whole thing pointless. To get the most out of it, it would have had to become my life, replacing the real world interactions I already have. Granted, I have known people who were able to reconnect with seemingly lost friends through Facebook, but they are rare.

To me, Facebook is an overrated novelty. It has its uses, but the site as a whole is unnecessary. The idea behind it is nice, but it lends itself to abuse. It is one of the major contributors to making the world more connected at the expense of people becoming more isolated.
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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 11/25/13 , edited 11/25/13
I've never used Facebook. I keep in contact with the people that matter to me. Though, I am debating on whether I should make an account now or not, because I can see how it would be useful as an extra way to contact me or to keep up with the organizations I am involved in. I dunno. I think I'll only make one if it's absolutely necessary.
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23 / F / California
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Posted 11/25/13
I've been wanting to stop using FB, but I use it to make plans with people in my fellowship and use our group pages to let people know If our meeting moves and of events and such. But I agree. I use every opportunity I get to check my phone and just mindlessly scroll my news feed. I've been trying to knock it for a few months now. It seems crazy but I totally know I'm addicted. I just deactivated my account now. This has been a real wake up call. I've never actually deactivated my account before but now I'm serious. FB really only causes me pain and suffering, I can easily just put someone else to the task of using it if necessary. I'd much rather call my friends and meet up with them then just talk to them virtually in a chat room any day.
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26 / M / San Francisco, CA
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Posted 11/25/13
Aside from privacy issues, Facebook has devolved into a showcase of needless flaunting and pseudo-success stories spewed out by people that have nothing better to do than spend their time on a social network raving to people that do not care. People are allowed to have their moments in life, don't get me wrong, but when it becomes an everyday contest for people to one-up each other, then it becomes a bit tiresome to see.

In my opinion, social networks should have been utilized as a form of contact and a way to document life events; something that was almost surely intended in the founding. But if you were to log in to not just Facebook, but every popular and successful social network, what would you see? Endless self-gratification.

With a voice comes the option of modesty and humility. With the power to reach hundreds of thousands comes to opportunity to connect with other individuals. Yet, we are still stuck in phase one.

I have personally deleted my Facebook not too long ago (trust me, it wasn't an easy task- I couldn't find the actual delete page). I lurk these forums and occasionally post to Instagram, but that is about it. I like indirectly forcing my friends to call me or text me, or respond to my calls and texts for face-to-face hangouts.
Posted 11/25/13
Facebook is nothing more than the modern MySpace.

I treat it like I do children's shows: with a grain of humor and never taking it seriously because it's frequented mostly by children.
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