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post #41 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 10:55 PM
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I was on social media all across the board at one point. I'm a pretty introverted person, so thought I'd see if there were like minded people out there.

I've deleted all of it and deactivated/deleted accounts everywhere and haven't been on any social media in years. It truly illustrates the worst types of people that the world has to offer on both ends of the spectrum, and had me diving into the world of politics to the point where I realized I was happier living ignorantly without getting caught up in what's going on behind the scenes with situations I can't control. It was making me unhappy and nihilistic with my views.

Message boards are old school. As of now this is the only "social media" I use, but we are all wrestling fans, so we all have that common denominator.

I don't give a shit about people posting pictures of their damn food or their ugly fucking kids or giving me updates hourly on their small shitty lives. I have my own to live, and it's not as interesting as others embellish theirs out to be.
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Re: Has someone quit of all social media successfully?

Well. Analyzing...
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post #43 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 08:03 PM
 
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Re: Has someone quit all social media successfully?

The only social media I use is Facebook, and the main reason I use it is for memes and funny videos from pages I like. I really don't even give a shit how all my Facebook friends are doing. I don't care what they are eating, I don't care what they are watching, I don't care how big the poop they just took is. I usually just scroll past that stuff. Some of my Facebook friends share some pretty funny stuff that I'll check out, but that's really about it. Most of those people though just post stupid shit going on in their lives to try and make others jealous or whatever, makes you roll your eyes.

That being said, I did attempt a 30 day challenge of no internet at all unless absolutely necessary. Think I made it to day 15, I missed YouTube way too much and was having withdrawals of not being able to watch fun, funny, or educational videos lol.

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The only social media I use is Facebook, and the main reason I use it is for memes and funny videos from pages I like. I really don't even give a shit how all my Facebook friends are doing. I don't care what they are eating, I don't care what they are watching, I don't care how big the poop they just took is. I usually just scroll past that stuff. Some of my Facebook friends share some pretty funny stuff that I'll check out, but that's really about it. Most of those people though just post stupid shit going on in their lives to try and make others jealous or whatever, makes you roll your eyes.

That being said, I did attempt a 30 day challenge of no internet at all unless absolutely necessary. Think I made it to day 15, I missed YouTube way too much and was having withdrawals of not being able to watch fun, funny, or educational videos lol.
yeah, youtube is really replacing cable television these days. it's so vast with the content on there. everything from random people lip synching to major sports events PPVs



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post #45 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 05:45 PM
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Re: Has someone quit all social media successfully?

I have, for the most part. I quit Twitter months ago, and I haven't been on Facebook for weeks. The only reason I do go on Facebook is for Messenger, because it's free texting basically, so why not?

Social Media is horrible. I feel so out of touch with other people, especially what they find to be 'funny'. *shudders* Twitter isn't as bad as Facebook, but I still have no interest to use it. I get my news from other areas.
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post #46 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 05:01 AM
 
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Re: Has someone quit all social media successfully?

What is your definition of social media?

Just by talking on a message board, that's being social as well. Email is social. Text is social.

Anytime you communicate with another human being, you're being social.

If there's Americans who don't do these things online, I think most of them must be older people, older people who do just the absolute barest things online, like read the news and weather.

To quit "all social media" would basically mean you don't talk to other people at all using methods like online, phone, mail, etc. It would mean you only talk to other people in person.
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post #47 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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That being said, I did attempt a 30 day challenge of no internet at all unless absolutely necessary. Think I made it to day 15, I missed YouTube way too much and was having withdrawals of not being able to watch fun, funny, or educational videos lol.
Funny you say that as research has shown that people that use social media platforms on a daily basis will experience withdrawal symptoms not much different from alcohol or drugs abusers, especially if you do in a "cold turkey" fashion.

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What is your definition of social media?

Just by talking on a message board, that's being social as well. Email is social. Text is social.

Anytime you communicate with another human being, you're being social.

If there's Americans who don't do these things online, I think most of them must be older people, older people who do just the absolute barest things online, like read the news and weather.

To quit "all social media" would basically mean you don't talk to other people at all using methods like online, phone, mail, etc. It would mean you only talk to other people in person.
Social media for me are apps or sites as FB, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat, Tinder, etc etc.

yeah I was a teenager back in the 80's so I remember well "life without internet".

We were still social without it back then, but life felt less stressful and in eg waiting for the weekend so you could go out and chat with your friends "in person" was somehow much healthier than this virtual world we live in.

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Re: Has someone quit all social media successfully?

I do miss one thing about Myspace. It was awesome you could put some music on your page that plays while someone's on it. I know that would never work in the corporate slavery era now, but it was really nice in it's time.

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post #49 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 11:36 AM
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I keep facebook because my family is spread out the USA, so, it is easy to keep in contact with each other on there, as it's not always in everyone's budget to travel often, so, we don't all get to see each other as much as we like, and my family is huge. I also keep it because it is the place I store my memories. I have so many pictures of my pets, I would be really devastated if I lost them. I have been on FB since 2007, so, yeah, that's a lot of fucking pictures. Pictures of family that are no longer with us.....that kind of stuff.

I also keep facebook for particular groups I am in. I have interests that many of my friends do not have because they like to be adults, whereas I do not, so, I don't have many options when it comes to things like wrestling, for example. A few friends still watch it (okay, ONE does.....), so, I like to discuss wrestling in those groups.

Other than that, I had myspace when I was like 15/16, I made a twitter account back in the day to see what it was like, it is stupid and I don't go on it. I have Instagram, again, for posting pictures to keep as memories, and I print some out for pictures in my place.

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Re: Has someone quit all social media successfully?

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I have, for the most part. I quit Twitter months ago, and I haven't been on Facebook for weeks. The only reason I do go on Facebook is for Messenger, because it's free texting basically, so why not?

Social Media is horrible. I feel so out of touch with other people, especially what they find to be 'funny'. *shudders* Twitter isn't as bad as Facebook, but I still have no interest to use it. I get my news from other areas.
You can deactivate your Facebook and keep messenger. Not sure if that's of interest but just a tip I learned. It was great for me as I need to keep in touch with family from back home but could do without all the nonsense you scroll through.
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