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Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?

Deactivated Facebook back in the summer of 2015. I have logged into it 2 times since then and have not been on it in 2 years. Never had a twitter, instagram, or snapchat. I wouldn't say my life improved tremendously, I just don't have the same level of attachment to that stuff that other people do. People can't sit at a bar or sit down for lunch at school without scrolling down one of those sites, that's not me.

Even if you do manage to get rid of it, you will likely find something else to waste your time with like we all do lol. For example, I spend way too much time watching basketball and sports media shows on television.
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You know what? Sometimes I think I should delete all the apps from my phone and stay off-line for a month just to see what happens.

Tons of free time to do other things I like?

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I mean, I only really use Facebook, and I mostly keep it out of habit, since it has a chat feature and there's a few people I'm friends with that I like to keep in touch with at times. And I don't have any other way to keep in touch with them, so...

Other than that, I don't really use anything else. Important and funny tweets get shared somewhere else sooner or later, usually. And Instagram is only worth for hot women, imo.

I think FB is the better option overall, since it centralises a lot of information and you can do pretty much everything there: update your status, post pictures, post videos, get news articles, follow your favourite bands, etc. The website kinda sucks otherwise, but it's something you begrudgingly accept for its advantages. That being said, it's not as active as it was in 2010-2013 anymore. I feel like Twitter and IG have surpassed it in popularity, although IG is owned by FB so it doesn't really matter to them if people migrate from FB to it, I guess?
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Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?

I quit it all fairly easily. Never been a huge fan at the best of times but with the whole Facebook data fuck ups it just put me right off. And no I have never had a problem turning off. I can leave my phone at home for days without needing to 'check in'. So many people can't live without social media as though its the only important thing. I am dying for the day Facebook collapses in a ball of flames because its a hideous invention in many ways.
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Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?

I started on FB back in 2004 and kept it until about 6 years ago. I just kind of came to the conclusion that it was a toxic fucking time-suck and deleted it.

Social Media is kind of like a compulsion or bad habit the way I see it and dropping it is quite freeing.

The only internetting I do now is WF.
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Ive never been addicted to it or anything. I only use social media for the chat features, besides that I hate it.

too many people trying to convince people that they are having an amazing time or uploading picture after picture of themselves as a means of trying to feel accepted. Its all too shallow for me. I have been put off of women as a result of their social media activity.

very much the old you only see what people want you to see.

I always remember what richard ashcroft said "we live in an age where people have an anxiety attack if their phone battery is on the way out. We live in an age where if you've not posted something on social media in an hour you feel like your fame or place or position is already dwindling......I think time is an amazing gift, time is everything.....when we get older, we potentially look back and say "if only I had had more time"......I understand how quick we can leave this planet, time really is it....so I know to appreciate it and not waste it"

life is what you make it, not what other people make it at the end of the day, who gives a fuck how many people like your picture? live your life man. I think there is going to be a lot of people in the future who will realise how much time they have wasted. You really arnt going to care how many people are liking your selfie when you are dying. Youve got to keep some kind of perspective.

social media has its uses.....but I dunno....it really is horrible in many ways. It can be a mixing pot for a lot of negative stuff. Its no wonder that a lot of people struggle with body image etc.
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Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?

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I quit it all fairly easily. Never been a huge fan at the best of times but with the whole Facebook data fuck ups it just put me right off. And no I have never had a problem turning off. I can leave my phone at home for days without needing to 'check in'. So many people can't live without social media as though its the only important thing. I am dying for the day Facebook collapses in a ball of flames because its a hideous invention in many ways.
Honestly, even though I use FB still, I no longer use its mobile app. For one thing, I don't use FB everyday anymore. And second, the app hogs more memory than it should.

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I started on FB back in 2004 and kept it until about 6 years ago. I just kind of came to the conclusion that it was a toxic fucking time-suck and deleted it.

Social Media is kind of like a compulsion or bad habit the way I see it and dropping it is quite freeing.

The only internetting I do now is WF.
I tend to forget FB is much older than most people think it is. Wasn't it exclusive for American university students back then? Was it like a more exclusive membership kind of MySpace? What content did people even share there at the time?

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Ive never been addicted to it or anything. I only use social media for the chat features, besides that I hate it.

too many people trying to convince people that they are having an amazing time or uploading picture after picture of themselves as a means of trying to feel accepted. Its all to shallow for me. I have been put off of women as a result of their social media activity.

very much the old you only see what people want you to see.

always remember what richard ashcroft said "we live in an age where people have an anxiety attack if their phone battery is on the way out. We live in an age where if you've not posted something on social media in an hour you feel like your fame or place or position is already dwindling......I think time is an amazing gift, time is everything.....when we get older, we potentially look back and say "if only I had had more time"......I understand how quick we can leave this planet, time really is it....so I know to appreciate it and not waste it"

life is what you make it, not what other people make it at the end of the day, who gives a fuck how many people like your picture? live your life man.
Yeah, social media really warped people's perception of reality, I feel.

Honestly, before FB and Twitter exploded worldwide, how many of you wondered "hmmm I wonder what my friend Rebecca is doing right now... what is she having for dinner?". Is there really a need for people to share their daily lives on social media?

And yes, a lot of good looking chicks like to get ego fed on social media.
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Ive never been addicted to it or anything. I only use social media for the chat features, besides that I hate it.

too many people trying to convince people that they are having an amazing time or uploading picture after picture of themselves as a means of trying to feel accepted. Its all to shallow for me. I have been put off of women as a result of their social media activity.

very much the old you only see what people want you to see.
This... and for eg, look at this recent Becky/Seth romance. Why the hell people have to announce things to the world all the f** time?!

Then they will split and will have the trouble of deleting all the images they have together. I know they are celebrities and it kinds of comes with the territory, but back when I was a young adult celebrities were still celebrities and you would only knew if it came featuring on a magazine or on the news.

Bottom line is, these peoples lives are an open book, opened by them without thinking of the consequences...
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This... and for eg, look at this recent Becky/Seth romance. Why the hell people have to announce things to the world all the f** time?!

Then they will split and will have the trouble of deleting all the images they have together. I know they are celebrities and it kinds of comes with the territory, but back when I was a young adult celebrities were still celebrities and you would only knew if it came featuring on a magazine or on the news.

Bottom line is, these peoples lives are an open book, opened by them without thinking of the consequences...
It's not just celebs but regular people in general do that as well. It's kinda funny, and makes me realise that being in your 20s isn't that different from being in HS. One day people claim to be very in love and all, and next month they break up and suddenly hate each other LOL
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I tend to forget FB is much older than most people think it is. Wasn't it exclusive for American university students back then? Was it like a more exclusive membership kind of MySpace? What content did people even share there at the time?
Yeah it started out as Harvard only, then Ivy League only, the American Universities only, then it expanded to everyone in like 2006 or 2007.

It was a lot different back then. Mostly just people posting rap lyrics and photos of friends at parties. Smart phones didn't really exist so there were no selfies and pictures of peoples food and shit like that.

Simpler times indeed.
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