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September 20, 2013, 06:04:43 PM
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I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:04:43 PM »
So I decided not to use it anymore. I didn't delete my account, but I deleted the apps on my phone and on my iPad mini. So now, every time I open my phone, I automatically try to open up Facebook only to remember I'm not doing that anymore.

So now I spend all day thinking of things I would totally say on Facebook if I still used it, and feeling pretty lonely.

But then, Facebook is just a bad habit where I try to get people to acknowledge me. I barely have conversations with people there. I just say things, somebody clicks "like" and I feel validated.


So I guess I gotta get used to having no shallow external validation. Maybe I should just take up private journaling. Or get a life. Hmm.

September 20, 2013, 10:32:09 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 10:32:09 PM »
I use facebook as sort of email with pictures.

September 21, 2013, 02:30:32 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 02:30:32 AM »
Once an IRL friend saw me interacting with Squish enough that they asked me who she is.

I for one, miss Livejournal.

September 21, 2013, 08:51:22 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 08:51:22 AM »
Facebook does indeed create drama. As charming as some of my relatives are in real life, their Internet personalities are pretty terrible, and that's part of the reason why I created an account with my Internet persona. Anyway, I must have missed what happened, and am slightly curious about the details.

September 21, 2013, 10:08:06 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 10:08:06 AM »
Facebook does indeed create drama. As charming as some of my relatives are in real life, their Internet personalities are pretty terrible...

There's truth to this.  I have some family members who are on Facebook, and every now and then, I'll be shown a post of much of an asshole some family member/coworker/acquaintance is when not face-to-face.  Then, I'll be busy defusing drama with friends over people talking on Facebook, not talking on Facebook, misinterpreting talking on Facebook, over-analyzing status updates, and hitting every relationship rift along the way.

I enjoyed a comment from Leo Laporte on one of his podcasts the other week where he described Facebook as the diet soda of social interaction.  One gets the interaction...but without any of the satisfaction of socializing.  That bit of validation in the long run is little better than a quick drug hit.  I'd suggest keeping a journal again as a way to get out whatever you'd feel like flashing on Facebook and use something else to keep in touch with people you truly care about.  I've taken some flack for avoiding Facebook since I'm not as easily to reach as some friends, but these days, I keep channels open for people who mean something in my life.  It makes for a stronger personal bond and blocks off the worthless bullshit drama and negative vibes that come with shallow social networking.



September 21, 2013, 02:06:48 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 02:06:48 PM »
I'm glad to hear Leo Laporte is still alive and well. Hopefully Martin Sargent is too.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 05:22:37 PM by yaj »

September 21, 2013, 04:51:55 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 04:51:55 PM »
i hate facebook.

squish you should use your newfound time to make the new facebook. the facebook killer.

September 22, 2013, 12:40:43 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 12:40:43 PM »
Hey, I thought we had conversations there! They weren't often deep conversations but they were conversations nonetheless!
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September 23, 2013, 04:13:56 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 04:13:56 AM »
Let's have a giant 70 part discussion in response to one of zodberg's status updates.

September 23, 2013, 12:35:51 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 12:35:51 PM »
No! Your friends are too aerodynamic. When I throw Squish's friends, they just drop like a brick.

September 27, 2013, 12:32:02 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 12:32:02 AM »
One of my friends knows someone with the same last name as me, so on Facebook we pretend to be cousins.

September 30, 2013, 11:42:59 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 11:42:59 AM »
Facebook makes it hard to delete your account. I tried. It was all gonna keep it here anyway.

October 01, 2013, 12:43:39 AM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 12:43:39 AM »
You just have to click like two links and then not log in for like a month, it's not hard at all.

October 02, 2013, 05:45:19 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 05:45:19 PM »
Last time I tried, they never mentioned the duration, which surprised me. I think it's 30 days for Twitter.

October 03, 2013, 10:50:55 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 10:50:55 PM »
It is at most 30 days for Facebook.  Might even be 14 days?

October 04, 2013, 12:03:47 PM
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Re: I got really mad at Facebook yesterday
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 12:03:47 PM »
I love websites with "Decommissioner's Remorse", just waiting to see if you'll regret your decision.







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